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Reviewed: BlackBerry KeyOne

With QWERTY comes compromise The phoenix metaphor is overused in a tech world where brand recycling has become commonplace, so let’s just call the BlackBerry KEYone a QWERTY comeback. You’d be forgiven for dismissing it for not one but two reasons, after all. First, for packing a physical keyboard in an age where more flexible, programable touchscreen…

Blackberry’s R4599 Leap hits Vodacom stores

BlackBerry isn’t the smartphone powerhouse it used to be. Android and iOS are slowly eroding what’s left of its market share, but the company isn’t giving up just yet. Its latest effort is the Leap, an all-touch smartphone (sorry, keyboard fans) aimed at “young power professionals.” The device hass launched in SA earlier this week…

BlackBerry’s BBM now availalbe on Windows Phone

I’m sure you have a Windows Phone that simply crave access to BlackBerry’s famed messaging app? Today’s your lucky day. Announced in a video posted today, BBM is now exiting beta to become available for download in the Windows Phone store. The company said it spent considerable time tweaking the app’s interface to fit with…

Blackberry Z30 Review

Truth be told, it feels rather weird to review the Blackberry Z30  at such a turbulent  period for the Canadian phone maker. The bad aside,BlackBerry certainly knows how to put its best foot forward; it always has. The Z30 is a beautifully designed smartphone, with an attractive mix of materials merging into a handset that…

Absa gets into mobile card swiping with its Pebble

To call the mobile-based card processing business crowded would be a slight understatement — launching a reader is nearly an instinctual reaction for commerce outlets that see Nedbank running away with the market. What’s to stop another bank from joining the fray? ABSA doesn’t see anything wrong, as it’s starting up a me-too service through Thumbzup. The headphone…

BlackBerry 9720 Review

When BlackBerry confirmed to us in a rather somber presser that they’ll still be deploying one last BB7 handset, this despite the launch of BB10 , we just couldn’t pretend how in love we are with it in this review. To make things easier for you, my dear reader, it seems like with every step…

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