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BlackBerry Priv, The ‘Android Slider’ Officially Announced

BlackBerry’s CEO has officially announced the BlackBerry Priv today, which is essentially the BlackBerry Slider or codenamed `Venice` that we all know it as. Powered with the higher-end Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (than the BlackBerry Passport), and dropping the BlackBerry 10 operating system in favor of Android in this iteration of the device, it keeps a massive touchscreen with the keyboard. In addition, BNN has had an exclusive interview/hands on with the device captured on video with BlackBerry CEO John Chen.

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Reviewed: Strontium Nitro Plus UHS-3 microSD (64GB)

Strontium Nitro Plus UHS-3 microSD (64GB) retail packaging front

Almost a year after we have started benchmarking all the microSD cards, today, we have yet another card to add to the benchmark to share with you guys. Today, we have a card from a local (Singapore company), Strontium. You may have seen this brand around town (Giant supermarket) and more but, you may not have seen much benchmarks for this. Well, let us present to you their highest-tier card today! Continue reading

Review: Silicon Power 64GB Elite MicroSDXC Card

Silicon Power 64GB Elite MicroSDXC Card Retail Packaging Front

We have ended our main microSD benchmarks for many of the popular memory card (brands) but that does not mean we are over! Technology is always improving and hence, microSD’s will always constantly be upgraded and new models, entries will enter this market. Today, courtesy of Marcus, we have the Silicon Power 64GB Elite MicroSD memory card. Continue reading

Typo And BlackBerry Settles Their Dispute

So it seems like BlackBerry and Typo has ended their long dispute. Back in 2014, Typo released the not so popular Typo keyboard for iPhones which BlackBerry sued them for and won. That said, Typo continued to hold a contempt of the court order and even released a version 2. But today, BlackBerry announced that they have finally reached a settlement with Typo manufacturers. Continue reading

Messenger By Nemory Studios Updates In BlackBerry World

Exiting the BlackBerry Beta is Messenger for Facebook by Nemory Studios. Whilst I hate having many applications just to do one thing, we have been lucky enough (compared to the rest) to be able to use the native BlackBerry Facebook application to chat still. However, that said, it still is missing of many features and that is where the extra application comes in handy. Continue reading

BlackBerry Leap Launched In Hong Kong And Malaysia

BlackBerry Leap

On the next roll out for the BlackBerry Leap, BlackBerry has now announced the affordable all-touch smartphone for Hong Kong through various BlackBerry partners as well as in Malaysia through their partners there. BlackBerry Leap can be purchased at the MSRP of HK$2,588 and is currently available through the 3HK online store as well as through the enterprise sales teams of carriers 1010 and SmarTone, as well as authorized distributors including Fortress and Broadway Photo Supply Ltd. On the other hand, BlackBerry Leap is available for pre-order on 11 Street portal for RM1,089 and will be available at Blackberry partners including Celcom, Maxis Enterprise and Tunetalk from May 20 onwards. Continue reading

Reviewed: Samsung Evo MicroSD (128GB)

Samsung Evo MicroSD (128GB) Retail Front

After we took a look at all the microSD’s from the 64GB, the next consumer category that is up and rising is the 128GB category. Right now, it is limited to mainly this 3 brands: Lexar, SanDisk and Samsung. Samsung is the last of the 3 big brands to put their offerings onto the market, and they have released this under their Samsung EVO line, which is their mid-range or rather, lowest end offering for the microSDXC series. Continue reading

Reviewed: Sandisk Ultra MicroSDXC [128gb]

After we took a look at all the microSD’s from the 64GB, the next consumer category that is up and rising is the 128GB category. Right now, it is limited to mainly this 3 brands: Lexar, SanDisk and Samsung. SanDisk was the pioneer in this category, being the first to release their line of 128GB microSD card offering (and more recently, 200GB). Released under the Ultra series, which is their lower end of the microSD offering for microSDXC cards, the card itself costs over $100 and is more than 3x the cost of a 64GB SandDisk Ultra microSD card on street value, how worthwhile is this card in terms of performance? Continue reading