Earlier reports claimed that BlackBerry is finally releasing its own line of Android phones, after its failed attempt to revive its business with a new line of smartphones with its own proprietary software. The company's first foray into the Android market will be through two smartphones, called Venice and Dallas. Reports also showed some leaked images of the rumored devices.
A new report is now claiming that both devices have already arrived in India for testing. According to a report in Tech Times, a website called Zauba which is said to track imports and exports that come in and out of India has listed both BlackBerry Venice and Dallas to have reached the country, which meant that both devices were up for evaluation. The listing detailed that two units of the Dallas and five units of the Venice were received in the country from Canada on July 4.
The value listed for the Dallas is Rs. 24,623 or approximately $388, while the Venice is priced at Rs. 63,262 or approximately $997. The report also said that the BlackBerry Dallas, which is also known by another name the BlackBerry Oslo has already "received certification from Indonesia's e-Postel, Malaysia's e-CoM and Singapore's IDA, which are seen as the equivalent of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)." more >>
July 11, 2015 was a day of great loss for the global gaming industry. This was the day that the Chief Executive Officer of one of the world's biggest gaming companies, Nintendo, passed away. The company's President and CEO Satoru Iwata died at the age of 55.
News of the death was announced by Nintendo through an official statement.
"Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth," it read. more >>
Earlier last week, it has been reported that Michelle Collins "was in discussions to become a full-time contributor" in the upcoming 19th season of ABC's hit talk show, "The View."
The report from The Wrap stated that the frequent guest host will be joined by Molly Sims who is "also expected to be a member" in the current season.
Then recently, a report from TV Line confirmed that the comedian is officially making the list as the 15th co-host in the history of the show. The news was announced on the program's morning airing with Collins making her grand entrance to the tune of Jay-Z and Alicia Key's "Empire State of Mind." more >>
Samsung is expected to unveil its next-gen handsets at the IFA 2015 this September. But the rumors surrounding its upcoming devices are getting more and more widespread as the days edges forward to the occasion.
Last week, it was heard that the Galaxy Note 5 might launch in mid-August. The reason behind such decision is to give Samsung more time to build up the hype for the handset and consequently avoid getting overshadowed with Apple's launching event.
Earlier this week, a FAQ page from Samsung's official website was also seen dropping some hints on the camera specs of the device. It is said (via GSM Arena) that the forthcoming phablet will borrow the front camera from its mainstream sisters, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, which is 5MP. more >>
DC's massively multiplayer online role-playing game "DC Universe Online" is getting a significant update soon, which is set to change the way the game is being played. A coming update will soon allow players to play with villains in the DC Universe and team them up with superheroes in order to achieve missions or tasks together.
This news was shared by the game's director, Jens Andersen, through his Twitter account. His tweet last July 10 said: "DC just approved cross faction PvE. Yup! Is Suicide Squad & Task Force X coming to an instance near you? Exciting news? RT yes FAV heck yes!"
Andersen also mentioned that the update does not mean that heroes will be able to enter the Villains' main hub, but instead will be able to team up with them through the On Duty tab in the game. more >>
The San Diego Comic-Con brought along some good news for "World of Warcraft" fans that have been waiting for the "Warcraft" movie adaptation. The movie, whose release has been delayed not once but twice, shared an extended trailer during the convention. Its cast members also took part in a panel where they shared additional story details, according to reports.
The extended trailer, which was shown on three screens, started in Draenor where the Orcs are shown in desperate search for a new home. Orc families are also shown in the trailer, then Orc Warchief Blackhand starts commanding his troops to storm the gates to the other lands, presumably where the humans are, and to take prisoners if needed. Different kinds of magical beasts appear in the trailer as well. As the Orc armies forge forward, nothing is heard from human side except for "They're beasts, they should be destroyed." Then the battle between the two races begins.
The panel consisted of the movie's director, Duncan Jones and its lead stars, namely Robert Kazinsky as Orgrim Doomhammer, Clancy Brown as Blackhand, Ben Foster as Medivh, Travis Fimmell as Anduin Lothar, Paula Patton as Garona, Dominic Cooper as King Llane Wrynn, Ben Schnetzer as Khadgar, Ruth Negga as Lady Taria, and Daniel Wu as Gul'dan. more >>