Saturday, 30 March 2013

Dev Alpha C is Here!

My Dev Alpha C has arrived and it is a beast! The keyboard is fantastic, the battery life superb! I've linked a video below showing an unboxing. Hard-core Blackberry users are going to instantly take to this phone due to the familiar physical keyboard typing experience and the awesome battery performance. More casual users, those who don't mind the touch-based keyboard or media/gaming/entertainment-heavy users are going to stick to the equally awesome Z10 with it's huge HD format screen!

Looking forward to porting my Blackberry 10 apps to the Q10 device!

Monday, 18 March 2013

Red Developer Edition Blackberry Z10

Reluctantly I had to return my Dev Alpha A in January for the trade-up program, but I knew as I awaited eagerly that I would eventually receive this beautiful shiny new red Z10 phone! Well it has finally arrived and I must tell you, it is an amazing piece of technology. The Blackberry 10 OS just flies and there are so many features, so many functions, it is a production and entertainment power-house that fits in your pocket!

I was able to successfully transfer over the entire contents of my old Torch to the Z10 after using the latest Blackberry Desktop Manager and Blackberry Link. The experience was relatively smooth and I am amazed how the Blackberry Hub just magically seems to collect information from multiple sources and make it easy to organize and follow. Anyone familiar with the Playbook knows how simple it is to drag content over to the device to play videos and music, but if you want to Sync everything to match up with the content on your hard drive you can use Blackberry Link. Speaking of "link", you can also link related or duplicate contact entries in the Hub to quickly combine them! Awesome!

Here is an unboxing video of this amazing new phone!

Unboxing Red Developer Edition Blackberry Z10

Crystal Blackberry

I received a nice surprise from Blackberry recently. As a thank you to developers who made specific deadlines in the fall to submit applications for the upcoming Z10 Blackberry 10 platform, Blackberry has shipped us the "Crystal Blackberry Award".

This beautiful life-sized crystal version of a Z10 sits in a heavy marble base and is inscribed with the words "Thank you for your Blackberry 10 App. We look forward to a shared success!" - The Blackberry Developer Team.

See the unboxing video linked here for more on this heart-warming gift from Blackberry.

Rare Crystal Blackberry Unboxing