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The Google Play store could be making an appearance in BlackBerry OS 10.2.1, if new photographs are to be believed. Recently surfaced images appear to show the store running on a BlackBerry Z10, which if true could suggest that owners of recent BlackBerry 10 devices may have more options than BlackBerry World to install their apps from in future.
BlackBerry on Wednesday announced that BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2 would begin rolling out to customers this week through carriers in Europe, Canada, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Owners of the BlackBerry Z10, Q10, and Q5 will begin seeing the update as a download possibility in the very near future. The new operating system version brings multiple new features, including improvements to the on-screen keyboard for the Z10. The update has been available on the larger-screened Z30 since that device launched in September.
BlackBerry has added another touchscreen-only device to its BlackBerry 10 OS range, as reported previously. The
The BlackBerry Z30 has surfaced again, this time in a second hands-on video with a greater focus on the device's physical design. The smartphone, also known as the BlackBerry A10 or Aristo, claims to show the device with a five-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280x720, and also provides a general walkthrough of the mobile device's main features.
BlackBerry is thought to be on the verge of releasing a phablet device, and it may see release under the moniker Z30. A CrackBerry forum member claims to have found evidence of the existence of the device — previously known only as "Aristo" — in the resources of pre-release BlackBerry 10.2 code. The references in the code, the forum member said, dub the forthcoming device as the Z30.
BlackBerry has lost two more high-level executives in the last few weeks, according to a report. T.A. McCann, vice president of social networking at the phone manufacturer, is said to have left the company two weeks ago, while senior director of handheld applications Marc Gingras apparently left in "recent weeks."
The second all-touchscreen device from BlackBerry running the company’s do or die BlackBerry 10 OS has leaked ahead of its launch. The new A10 is said to center on a much larger 5-inch display than the current 4.2-inch display on the Z10. However, according to the early rumors the A10 may limit resolution to 720p, rather than they 1080p that feature on some competing handsets.
BlackBerry is allegedly working on two more phones that are set to be released by the end of the year, according to reports. The BlackBerry A10 will feature a bigger screen compared to the BlackBerry Q10 and be aimed towards gamers, while the BlackBerry Bold 9720 will be a refresh of the popular BlackBerry Bold 9700, complete with an installation of BlackBerry 10.
BlackBerry is planning to lay off more workers and regroup financially after an underwhelming quarter post-BlackBerry 10 device launch, according to comments made in the phone manufacturer's annual shareholder meeting. Aside from a large number of employees in the future, the company has already fired the vice president for sales in the United States Richard Piasentin.
BlackBerry shipped just 2.7 million BlackBerry 10 OS smartphones in the first quarter of its 2013 to 2014 financial year, according to released results. Though the sales of the Q10 and Z10 devices could be seen as disappointing, the news is worsened by it being less than half of the 6.8 million phones shipped in total for the period, with the bulk of that figure made up of previous-generation devices.