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Great news for all Blackberry 10 users, just a few minutes ago whatsapp just got released on Blackberry World (app store) so start downloading it.
According to Crackberry and Whatsapp Team, the long waited whatsapp will be available to download for BB10 (Z10) this week, no specific date was mentioned so keep an eye on the Blackberry world store.
We have all been there, driving in own car stuck in traffic fed up with listening to music and maybe looking for something more informative to listen to and feed our mind while wasting those minutes. We waste precious minutes of our lives driving, waiting inline, waiting for a friend to arrive, many minutes through the day get wasted and the first thing anyone does to waste time especially when driving is to turn on their radio and start listening to some kind of horrible radio show no matter whether they like it or not and frankly between all the radio shows we have here in Kuwait I can only name a couple that really worth listening to, some are funny and some are just discussing whats going on in Q8 and the rest are cheesy horrible shows that should get banned. So what if you wanted to listen to a show talking about a specific topic that may intriguer your interest Technology, engineering, marketing or even just a video game show we dont really have this kind of shows, not to mention those horrible cheesy radio commercials that are all preformed by one guy who is always amazed and shocked by the latest offer from X company and the typical woman talking to her friend about X company offer. OMG those ads are so freaken horrible.
I know I went off topic with those ads but the solution that i was surprised many dont know is called Podcast, Podcast is a prerecorded radio shows inorder for you to get the latest news, reviews, general talk or even professional analysis of a certain topic some famous networks have their own podcasts like CNN, ESPN, Engadget, and many other. The purpose of a podcast is to feed your mind by listening to something that interests you or even entertains you in your own time you just download or even stream the episode to your mobile/laptop/iPod and listen to it whenever suits you. Ive been a podcast listener for 3 years now and Im so surprised that some dont even know what it is so i had to at least try to explain it in this post.
Many podcast apps are available in the Apple Store, Google Play Store & Blackberry World Store so to help you out and not make this post long I’ll mention my favorite Apps that I personally use and the same thing apply to all of them just open the app search for a certain topic that you like Football, Technology, Fashion or search for a certain network like CNN and add it to your list and listening.
My favorite apps PocketCasts available on iOS and Android & if you are using Blackberry Z10 try Nobex and AntennaPod.
Do you agree with me that most of our radio shows are just cheesy and not worth listening to ????
Its been a while now since Blackberry10 got released and I’ve been using it since the launch date on Jan 30. Many have been waiting for the review but I had to take my time with the device using it as my daily driver to know how much usage it can take before starting to freeze and run out of memory space and now I can honestly publish my review.
As I mentioned many times before and we all know that its a totally new Blackberry device (Hardware & software wise) unlike the old generation and in my opinion it finally puts Blackberry back into the competition, so lets start with specs and Im not gonna go into all the specs but if you want to check the full Z10 specs click HERE. The Z10 is powered by a dual core Snap Dragon S4 & 2 GB of RAM which from a hardware prescriptive is a performance BEAST and I can vow for it. Multi-Tasking is incredibly fast no hang ups or slowness what so ever thanks to the S4 & the 2 GB of RAM.
I remember when I arrived from Dubai after attending the Blackberry10 Launch event and my friend came to pick me up from the airport, the first thing he said to Come on show it to me I wanna see it & as he held the Z10 in his hands he got so amazed by the form factor and how it felt in the hands. Personally I had the same feeling when I first got it, usually htc & Apple rulled the market for the best build quality but the Z10 really now on par with the iPhone & the htc One X build quality, it felt good in the hand with the right amount of weight not too heavy nor too light.
The Z10 comes with a 4.2″ screen and since I upgraded almost a year ago to the htc One X I really liked the 4.7″ screen rather than the 3.5″ iPhone 4 but sometimes it felt too big in my jeans especially coz i carry 2 phones now i came to realize that between the 2.8″ Bold, 3.5″ iPhone, 4.7″ htc One X & 4.8″ Galaxy S3 the 4.2″ is the best for a day to day use not too small nor too big to hold and easy on the eyes for viewing videos & reading. The screen has 1280×720 and a pixel density of 356 which leads to a higher resolution than the iPhone retina display.
The camera of the Z10 is an 8 MP with flash & a time shift feature which helps you catch the right moment before someone blinks. Its really useful in a group photo coz there is always someone not smiling or blinking when everyone else is not :p . Comparing the Camera to previous Blackberrys its more than great but compared to the iPhone 5, htc One X or Galaxy S3 its good but not great.
One of the things I really fell in love since I started using the Z10 is the Active frame feature, it keeps your 8 latest apps open so you may switch easily between them. Its true multi tasking unlike Android & iOS where you waste a couple of seconds waiting for the app to open. I found myself switching so often between my latest apps it truly made me feel that Im spending less time getting things done.
My next favorite thing in BB10 is the Blackberry Hub or some may call it a unified inbox for Emails, Twitter, Calls, Messages & BBM. Whats really cool about the Hub is the ability to check all your messages, emails, tweets & BBM and reply or compose without the need of opening another app, it really adds to the productivity factor. I often find myself replying to emails, tweets & BBMs much much faster than I used to do on other platforms, think of it for a second you are gonna loose some seconds opening your email app to check that important email then closing it to go to twitter to reply on a mention & the cycle goes on and on opening and closing while on the BB Hub you are just a swipe away from checking your message and replying without the need of going into another app.
Things that you need to know about BB10 and many have been asking about, you dont need a special Blackberry subscription plan from your mobile provider in-order to use BBM and any feature on the device unless you are using an enterprise email & I think no one uses in Kuwait. The other main point many have been asking about is Whatsapp & according to Whatsapp Developer Team they are committed to release their famous app soon on BB10 also Skype & Instagram. You may side load Android apps on your Z10 but not all of them may work, Whatsapp Android version is working & about Instagram I have published a temporary solution for those Instagram addicts out there and you may check it ————–> HERE.
The main disadvantage that the Z10 suffers from is the lack of Apps in their store although it may contain more than 70,000 Apps which by the way is an impressive number for a new OS. We have reach a point in our mobile life where apps play an essential role in our day to day use and we keep downloading an app or 2 everyday. Keep in mind its a new OS and I remember the days when I first started using Android in its early days and more and more apps kept developing till we reached a point now where Android and iOS has the largest number of apps. I dont really wanna call it a disadvantage but for the time being it is but with developers support I really have high hopes and believe Blackberry can gain a huge market share again.
Finally a small feature that I always find important is the speaker location most mobile like the S3 have their speakers on the back side which muffles the sound only the iPhone had its speakers on the bottom side and now the Z10′s speakers are on the bottom side. This simple feature can be negligible by some but I think its the perfect position to have a clear sound.
Last Wednesday we got invited to Blackberry 10 official launch in Kuwait. Since i mentioned Blackberry you probably would guess that its an awesome event & no matter how hard i could try to describe how great that event was words may fail me to truly describe it. The event was hosted in Sahara as i mentioned in an open Golf field, the weather was cold but perfect for this time of the year especially coz i enjoy cold the weather
Bloggers, celeberties, social media teams & the national Football team were all there, surrounded by Blackberrys Z10 device to get their hands on and get a feeling of this great new device and get to know the new software. Of course Mo6ref El-Mo6ref & Abdulsalam Mohammed performed some of their amazing songs live making all attendees wanna dance but actually no one did :p
The Z10 is a remarkable mobile computing device and Ive been using it since the day i attended the Dubai launch event, ive been really pushing it to the limits and it keeps amazing me but thats another post of course.
Finally we would like to Thank Blackberry & Bensirri for the invitation and the true amazing event & such great events are always expected from both.
I wont be exaggerating if i say that the most asked question by anyone I’ve met since I got the Blackberry Z10 is whether it has Instagram or not, and I would like to confirm that the official Instagram app is coming to BB10 but I found a simple solution for those who cant live without Instagram and cant wait for the official app.
من اكثر الاسئله اللي الناس كانت ولازالت تنسئل عن البلاك بيري الجديد عن الانستقرام. بالطبع مبرمجين انستقرام اكدو انهم قاعدين يشتغلون علي نسخه للبلاك بيري. يوجد حل بسيط ممكن يساعد مستخدمين البلاك بيري الدخول علي انستقرام لحين نزول البرنامج الرسمي في سوق بلاك بيري.
Now click onto your Blackberry Browser and go to http://instagram.com, click on LogIn button.
اذهب الي المتصفح في جهازك و ادخل العنوان المبين اعلاه .
Insert your Username and Password and after you click Login a small window will open click on the Save button.
ادخل اسم المستخدم و كلمه السر و عند ظهور النافذه الصغيره اضغط حفظ.
When your Instagram pic feed appears click on the 3 dots in your Browser and choose Add To Home Screen.
بعد الدخول علي صفحه الانستقرام الخاصه بك اضغط علي علامه الثلاث نقاط الموجوده في المتصفح و اختار
Add To Home Screen.
You may Rename if you want then click Save.
اضغط علي حفظ و سوف يكون لديك ايقونه مع البرامج و هي بالاصح مختصر يدخلك علي حسابك في الانستقرام بدون الحاجه لادخال اسم المستخدم و كلمه السر كل مره.
Now you will have an App like icon in your apps section, you may click it anytime to go directly into your Instagram account & if you get the Instagram home page just click Login and you will automaticlly will be directed to your Instgaram account without the need of inserting your Username & Password.
بالطبع هذه الطريقه تسمح لك بعمل لايك و التعليق علي الصور و لكن لا تستطيع رفع صوره الي حسابك الشخصي .
طبعا هذا حل مبدئ لحين نزول برنامج الانستقرام الرسمي في سوق بلاك بيري
I know this solution might sound so simple to some of you but I know many do not know that this option exists, of course you may Like, Comment & view your friends profiles but you can not upload any pics into your account. Its a temporary solution till the official Instagram app finds its way to Blackberry World app store.
Finally I have to mention that the only app available in Blackberry World app store to view Instagram photos is called FlipStagram but it only shows your photo feed as a grid and I personally didnt like it much.
Announced at BlackBerry10 Jam Europe exclusively for Blackberry developers the new Red Z10. Personally Im not a big fan of red mobiles and I like the Black Z10 but its really a great gesture from Blackberry to make developers feel special. Check the videos down below for the Limited Edition Z10.
Which color you prefer on the Z10 Black, White or Red ?