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Running OS 10.1 on your Z10? Grab Skype now in BlackBerry World

Towards the end of April, 2013, we saw Skype become available for the BlackBerry Q10.  We even saw Skype offer 3-month unlimited world subscriptions too. While we saw a leak of Skype made available for Z10 owners, you can now find Skype (Preview) available for the Z10.

Skype for Blackberry Z10

One caveat though is that you have to be running 10.1 on your Z10. BlackBerry 10.1 isn’t officially available yet but there have been leaks for a while, with a new batch leaked days ago for all Z10 models.

If you’re not comfortable with installing leaks, then you’ll have to wait for 10.1 to officially land to get Skype on your shiny Z10. Otherwise, if you’re already running 10.1 on your Z10, then you can hit up BlackBerry World and download Skype now. The 3-month unlimited offer looks like it’s still running to be sure to sign up for that too. Continue reading

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New batch of OS leaks turn up for the BlackBerry Z10

Friday fun day? I’d say so. A shiny new batch of OS leaks has turned up in the forums thanks to the ever popular lbfe.

BlackBerry Z10

This time we come in with a few different versions depending on your device model. The good news is that these come down the line for all devices – STL100-1, 2, 3 & 4.

Just like every other time – be sure to read over the instructions before you get going. You’ll need a Windows PC to run the autoloader and you’ll want to perform a full backup of your device first. If anything goes bad – don’t blame us. Remember you can always reload your Z10 OS if something gets borked.

Grab the OS for your device at the link below then head into the forums for more help and discussion.

Download OS 10.1.0.1720 for the STL100-1
Download OS 10.1.0.1762 for the STL100-2 / STL100-3
Download OS 10.1.0.1756 for the STL100-4

Via Crackberry

New batch of OS leaks turn up for the BlackBerry Z10

New batch of OS leaks turn up for the BlackBerry Z10

Friday fun day? I’d say so. A shiny new batch of OS leaks has turned up in the forums thanks to the ever popular lbfe.

BlackBerry Z10

This time we come in with a few different versions depending on your device model. The good news is that these come down the line for all devices – STL100-1, 2, 3 & 4.

Just like every other time – be sure to read over the instructions before you get going. You’ll need a Windows PC to run the autoloader and you’ll want to perform a full backup of your device first. If anything goes bad – don’t blame us. Remember you can always reload your Z10 OS if something gets borked.

Grab the OS for your device at the link below then head into the forums for more help and discussion.

Download OS 10.1.0.1720 for the STL100-1
Download OS 10.1.0.1762 for the STL100-2 / STL100-3
Download OS 10.1.0.1756 for the STL100-4

Via Crackberry

New batch of OS leaks turn up for the BlackBerry Z10

Latest report from Bluefin supports a bullish stance on BlackBerry

So far this week we’ve seen some negative comments out of the usual bearish Wall Street analysts.  If you follow the stock, you know who these guys are. They tend to avoid any kind of balanced analysis, always hammering on whatever negative points they can find.

bullish stance on BlackBerry

Wall Street analysts are not typically experts on how to gather supply chain data, nor are they experts in how to measure sell through at retail locations. There are experts out there who gather such data for a living, and they sell it to people willing to pay for it. So whenever I see Wall Street doing store checks and the information conflicts with dozens upon dozens of anecdotal reports, I get suspicious. And when it conflicts with many public statements by company executives, you know someone is wrong.

Bluefin is a non-traditional equity research firm that specializes in doing the kinds of channel checks that investors are interested in. They probably don’t have nearly as detailed financial models, they won’t necessarily know as much about the company’s long term strategic plans, and in the case of BlackBerry they’re unlikely to talk much about things like BES 10 deployment, for example. But they usually have better knowledge than most of Wall Street when it comes to supply chain stuff.

THIS MEANS BLACKBERRY UNDERESTIMATED DEMAND FOR THE Q10, AND NOW MAKES THREE TIMES AS MANY Q10 DEVICES AS Z10.

Bluefin put out a report yesterday that essentially tells their clients that BlackBerry is set to deliver more than 20 million BlackBerry 10 devices this fiscal year, and that would be significantly higher than most analyst estimates.

They suggest that Z10 sales have slowed since the launch, which seems normal considering demand is always greatest in the first few weeks, and we’ve also seen the Galaxy S4 and HTC One launches since then.  But they also tell us that carrier inventory is certainly not an issue – carriers are holding next to nothing.

Furthermore, Bluefin confirms what we wrote about earlier this week.  Specifically, that Q10 production has now shifted to a 3:1 ratio of Z10 production levels, which they say is up from a prior production ratio of 1.5:1

This means BlackBerry underestimated demand for the Q10, and now makes three times as many Q10 devices as Z10. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the single most important data point driving financial results over the next couple of quarters.

As Bluefin puts it, “We still see the BBRY supply chain forecasting units above Wall Street consensus even after the Z10 and Q10 launches, with the mid-range R10 handset likely coming in CQ3 and a high-end phablet by the end of the year.”

Via Crackberry

Latest report from Bluefin supports a bullish stance on BlackBerry