Reports now suggest Blackberry is planning to spin BBM off into its own company, perhaps a subsidiary of Blackberry. This move, if it occurs, suggests that Blackberry is simply positioning BBM as an asset.
While this is an interesting monetization strategy for developers, it has the ability to really expose them as well. Bad apps often have a plethora of pop-ups and other strategies to sell you more things, be it extra levels or play credits, maybe even a paywall for premium content.
When considering the case of AllCast, it’s safe to say the proverbial gun had been jumped. By all of us. Just because an app which lost functionality in a time when the SDK was in its infancy doesn’t mean Google has withdrawn the feature forever.
Siri, known for snarky answers and useful tips on where to dump dead bodies, seems to have an identity issue. More to the point, she’d like you to stop confusing her with that other piece of hardware.
While a Google-at-Best-Buy presence is one I believe to be a great option, Googler Chris Dale promptly shot the rumors down via a twitter post, with a fitting tongue-in-cheek hashtag of ‘#factcheck’.
Once again, the Sony Honami makes an appearance, this time showing a closeup of the camera lens and flash.
For a new device, the Moto X is easily labelled with the “less than” tag in regard to hardware. Not the fastest processor, or the most memory. No removable battery, and no 20 megapixel shooter. In the teardown process, though, it became clear that Moto really did rethink mobile phone assembly.
Users can either enter “define:” followed by their word of choice, or use voice search. For some words, simply entering the word in the search or omnibox will bring up the definition and synonyms, but not all. Searching for “Android” yielded a host of results about our favorite operating system, while asking Google to define it brought up the definition ahead of search results.
Amazon, provider of all things for all people, has reportedly been working on a wireless network. Using spectrum from Globalstar, the eCommerce behemoth is reported to have been testing connectivity using the spectrum in their semi-secretive R&D facility, Lab126.
Some very basic user manuals for BBM were on the Blackberry website, then promptly removed. According to several sources who laid eyes on the manuals, the directions were a simple “how to” guide for getting up and running with BBM.