Google Targeting QNX with Android-based Infotainment through Open Automotive Alliance

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BlackBerry’s QNX has made strides in the automotive infotainment industry. However, Google wants a piece of the infotainment action with an Android-based system “that is purpose built for cars” in a new group called the Open Automotive Alliance. Google’s new alliance consists of GM, Honda, Audi, Hyundai, and chipmaker Nvidia. Some of the first cars to sport…

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BlackBerry 10 Getting Android Apps with Google Play Store?

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*UPDATE* – While the pictures illustrating Google Play Store on BlackBerry 10 have been confirmed as fake, the negotiations between BlackBerry and Google are very real. The Android runtime baked into BlackBerry 10 allows you to do extraordinary things. You can literally run any Android app within the secure boundaries of the BlackBerry 10 operating…

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BlackBerry’s Biggest Problem Is Not Its Phones

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The world we live in is full of products with incredibly recognizable brands. Not only are these brands well-known, they are synonymous with all sorts of positive feelings and activities in our lives. When you hold a “Nike” product in your hand, you immediately see yourself living an active lifestyle. When you see a can…

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Cisco, Google, SAP Allegedly Discussing BlackBerry Bids

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BlackBerry might not be entirely keen on going private, if sources’ claims are true. BlackBerry is allegedly in talks with Cisco Systems, Google Inc and SAP about selling them all or parts of itself. This would be an alternate strategy for the company than the $4.7 Billion deal to go private from Fairfax Financial. Additionally,…

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Google will Build Apps for BlackBerry 10 if Platform Gains More Users

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Speaking at D11, head of Android and Chrome at Google, Sundar Pichai, said when BlackBerry 10 gains more users the company will build dedicated apps for the platform. “We want to reach as many people as possible,” Pichai told Walt Mossberg at the D11 conference in California after being asked why Google was keen to develop for…

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BlackBerry 10: Past, Present and Future

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BlackBerry 10 is probably the most controversial mobile platform out there today. People love to have an opinion of this company, especially the media.  Heralded by some as the generation of mobile, it is also dismissed by others as the last gasp of a company desperate to stay relevant. Most tech media articles today tend to err…

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BlackBerry World Needs Coupons and Gift Cards

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I’ve used every major mobile platform available. Each platforms mobile content stores have their strengths and weaknesses. BlackBerry World, as Ronen from BerryReview points out, still lacks essential features like coupon codes and in-store gift cards. BlackBerry developers were able to offer a workaround before when apps were able to be downloaded OTA. With BlackBerry…

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