The Moto X is a big bet for Google and Motorola. It s a phone that wouldn t have existed if Google had not paid $12.5 billion for Motorola, and one that lets Google introduce its vision of a mass-market Android smartphone without taking center stage. In a world filled with everything from major smartphone manufacturers to non-name white-box vendors producing Android devices, why and how does this new flagship phone from Motorola shine through? It all boils down to something very Googley data.
BGR has learned from multiple sources at BlackBerry that Executive Vice President Andrew Bocking is no longer with the company. What is unconfirmed, however, is whether Bocking was fired or decided to leave on his own accord. One source of ours tells us he was let go and that BlackBerry is rolling up the BBM
Many people didn t understand how Apple could take so long with iOS 7.1, though we have been able to detail the company s progress every step of the way. We have learned that Apple will most likely not release another iOS 7.1 beta for download, meaning that the public release of the software should be available sometime in the coming weeks. One of our sources pegs the release happening in early March, though that does seem far away for us. We expect a gold master build to be available before iOS 7.1 makes its way into general customers hands, though there is currently no hard date for that.
This might be hard to believe if it wasn t BlackBerry. BGR is able to confirm that the company s upcoming handset code-named Jakarta the one that new CEO John Chen is betting will keep the Waterloo-based vendor of a bunch of two-way pagers with web browsers relevant actually won t even have a physical keyboard. This is the one of the only features that people still try to cling to in markets BlackBerry plans to target with the Jakarta. We are also told the handset will run BlackBerry 10, so it looks like BlackBerry 7 will finally be phased out even for the company s low-cost and emerging market-focused products.
Brand new BlackBerry CEO John Chen has written a letter detailing BlackBerry s strength and strategy for CNBC, and it was published earlier Monday morning. It contains humorous lies and is an obvious attempt to spin BlackBerry s current situation into something less dire. Let s take a look at Chen s letter, line by line:
Apple has begun seeding a new build of iOS 7.1 to testing partners, we have learned from a trusted source. iOS 7.1 beta 3 is said to bring several important bug fixes in addition to some new features, though our source was uncomfortable detailing these for us at this time.
It looks like there is going to be one more build of Apple s new mobile software before the company releases iOS 7.1 popular belief suggests that iOS 7.1 will debut with Apple s new iPads at the company s rumored October event next month. According to our sources, Apple has seeded iOS 7.0.3 to
I don t think I have the words for this, but here we go Thanks to a close source of ours, we have received pictures and information about one of BlackBerry s upcoming lower cost handsets, codenamed Kopi. We re told that this model is set to come in at an even lower price than the BlackBerry Q5, and will feature a faster processor to boot. It won t have LTE, though it will have a removable battery! Look at it a Palm Pixi crossbred with a Q5 and it s not exactly going to win any style awards.
With the world waiting for Apple s upcoming iPhone event on September 10th, the company is busy behind the scenes and also publicly with developers trying to finalize iOS 7, the mobile operating system that will soon power the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Last week, Apple released an emergency bug patch that the company referred to as iOS 7 beta 6, though Apple had actually planned on sticking to its regular release schedule with a different update called beta 6 today.
We reported some exclusive details surrounding Samsung’s upcoming flagship Galaxy S III smartphone this past weekend, and now we have received some more information that helps us paint a more complete picture. And as that picture becomes more clear, this sure looks like the baddest Android smartphone the world hasn’t yet seen. We reported that