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Priv by BlackBerry caught once again in new set of pictures!

Another set of pictures of the upcoming Priv by BlackBerry have been released to the web.

At a conference I was at today, one of BlackBerry’s executives had a ‘Priv’ which he let me play with for a bit. I must admit, it’s a VERY nice device. It was actually thinner than my Note 5! It also seemed snappy and smooth, and the keyboard was also very nice. It had full access to the Play store as you would expect, and he had a few apps loaded. The screen was very nice with a high PPI, and it seemed to curvey around the edges. I have to say that I’m definitely interested in Blackberry again! [sic]

Source: Reddit

WhatsApp for Android will use Google Drive to back up your data

The more we rely on our smartphones for every facet of our lives, the more risk there is of losing important data if your phone gets lost, stolen or destroyed. Android already has some backup services built in, but the massively popular chat client WhatsApp has just announced a partnership with Google to make sure its 900 million users don’t lose anything important to them. Starting today, WhatsApp users on Android will have the option to back up their entire WhatsApp history right to Google Drive. The backup will include chat histories, voice messages, photos and video, and you’ll be able to restore all of that data to a new phone when you set up WhatsApp.

Unfortunately, as with many new Google features, this one will be coming by the ever-popular gradual rollout. This is a particularly long one — Google says the feature will become available over the next few months. Once it’s available, you’ll find the option in WhatsApp’s settings. Why it’ll take so long isn’t clear, so you’ll have to just start checking your app periodically if you want to take advantage of the new feature.

BlackBerry ‘Venice’ slider appears in new Pictures!

The first proper set of pictures of the upcoming BlackBerry “Venice” Slider have been captured. The device is set to be running Android with a choice of running as well BB10 Operating System depending on the choice of the customer. No further details are available yet on the specs , but the device looks really cool.  It is said to be released in November,  but it seems still too early for more details.

This weeks Roundup on BBM Stickers

Here we go again with another weeks collection of newly released BBM Sticker Packs. This time around we got a total of 8 Sticker Packs which are all housing 20 different stickers and which are all coming in at 7.29AED per pack.

  1. Zoodorable by Hill Hill Design, some funny animalistic Monsters to enrich your conversations
  2. Florida Gators by Florida Gators, If you are a Gators fan this is the right Pack all around Albert their mascot.
  3. Adam the Funny Moslem Boy Part2 by WEsticker is a set all about Adam.
  4. Endless Love by Hi-Art, show your romantic side with this Sticker Pack.
  5. Pororo Summertime Fun by Iconix Co.Ltd. , another Pack containing Pororo and his friends.
  6. Black & White by Teo Tarras, Funny and positive messages with these little monsters which are not only Black and White.
  7. Feel the Love by viamedia, Another sticker set to share your love with a special someone.
  8.  ?? by Nimmble. some Arabic Themed Soccer Stickers where I cannot get the Title of.

Are there any Packs in here that you fancy to get? If so head down to the BBM Shop to get them!

You can check below all new Sticker Packs in detail in the Gallery after the Break! Continue reading This weeks Roundup on BBM Stickers

Reviewed: The Huawei P8

With the recently released P8 Huawei wants to play in the same league as the previous top dogs Samsung, LG and HTC. Whether the company from the Far East has succeeded this attempt or not is what we have found out for you in our test.

P8 – this is the name of the latest and best smartphone of the Chinese manufacturer Huawei. The phone was introduced in April 2015 at an event in London. It is the successor of the two high end devices Ascend P6 and P7 Ascend. It is a high-end phone as we are used to from Samsung or HTC, but can it keep up with the Galaxy S6 or M9 One ? Just opening the Box gives you already a feeling of a luxury item you are unboxing here. The Box is having a cool design and is very nicely build as well.

The Huawei P8 is available since a very short time in local stores here in the UAE. Currently you can only buy the version with 16 GB of memory. But there is something coming as well with 64 GB later on. Appearance and technology are almost identical though. The standard 16GB version comes in two colors Mystic Champagne (the one we are reviewing) and Titanium Grey. The so-called Premium version with 64GB memory will be available in the two luxurious colors Prestige Gold and Carbon Black.

P8 First Impressions:

 

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Build Quality & Design

The P8 is slim; It is just 6.4mm thin and feels solidly built and strong. We have slightly tried to bend the frame, useless: the chassis is build solid and resistant. The unibody is round off at the edges. According to Huawei, the process of producing this phone takes approximately 810 minutes. Only then do you get towards the phosphorescent appearance, hardness and processing precision. Similar to the Galaxy S6, S6 Galaxy Edge, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and many other devices as well the frame of the P8 serves as an antenna for different wireless technologies such as WLAN, Bluetooth and mobile.

The material is aluminum, the workmanship and build quality is very good. How does the device feel in the hand? The P8 has a very block-like form, almost like a block of Milka chocolate, which is not particularly ergonomic. The feeling, however, has improved a lot compared to its predecessors, mainly because the edges are rounded now. In general however it lacks of grip: The P8 easily slips out of the hands and the back has no adhesive. A cover or a sticker that adds some grip on the backside is highly recommended.

The P8 is not waterproof like for example the Xperia Z3. However, the case is nano-coated! That means that steam, water and raindrops cause no harm to the device. The phone has a mass of 144 grams, while it is 144.9 mm high and 72.1 mm wide. Despite the large 5.2-inch screen, the one-hand operation is still possible since the borders were kept narrow towards the display. In addition, a software mode can be activated which allows one-handed operation. For this purpose, you can sweep your finger over the virtual keys – from left to right or vice versa.

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This weeks BBM Sticker Roundup

Here we go down another week in the calender, in the middle of Ramadan. Last week we had quite some Ramadan themed Stickers. We got a total of 5 Sticker sets which are all housing 20 different stickers.

  1. Daily Musings of a True Fashionista by PicoCandy,  a cute fashion themed Sticker Pack coming in at 7.29AED.
  2. Hijabista Sarah Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr by PicoCandy, some nice and cute Ramadan and Eid themed Stickers for 3.69AED.
  3. The Beautiful Game by Nimmble, Football themed Stickers at 7.29AED.
  4. Owls by Hi-Art, phrases of a swagged up Owl for 7.29AEAD.
  5. Family Life Pack by Billy Attinger, a family themed sticker pack at 7.29AED as well.

Are there any Packs in here that you fancy to get? If so head down to the BBM Shop to get them!

You can check below all new Sticker Packs in detail in the Gallery after the Break! Continue reading This weeks BBM Sticker Roundup

The Amazon Appstore give you $50 worth of Android apps and games for free!

Amazon’s latest giveaway in the Amazon Appstore includes over $50 of paid content for free from now and until the 1st of July. Titles in this promotion include The Bard’s Tale, Exiles Weather Live and many more, if you are on Android or using a BlackBerry 10 device that can use Android apps you might want to check out the list!

Here’s the full list of apps in this latest offer which might differ depending on which country you are in:
  • Alarm Clock Pro
  • Deep Under The Sea
  • tinyCam Monitor PRO for IP Cam
  • Exiles
  • Fantastic 4 In a Row 2
  • Weather Live
  • Endless Skater
  • Air Receiver
  • Table Top Racing
  • Monkey Racing
  • Crazy Rocket
  • No Gravity (Kindle Tablet Edition)
  • Airpoint Mania 2: Wild Trips
  • Deep Under The Sky
  • AVG AntiVirus PRO Android Security
  • Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst
  • Knock Knock
  • Simply Yoga
  • M.A.C.E.
  • Mirroring360 – AirPlay Receiver
  • Trouserheart
  • Quell Memento
  • The Bard’s Tale

Source: Amazon

Reviewed: The Honor 6 Plus

As the Apple iPhone 6 Plus – which is the big brother to the iPhone 6 – as well the Honor 6 Plus with its 5.5-inch display is the big brother of the smaller Honor 6. But the Honor 6 Plus is much more than just a little larger relative. So is the Plus Version the first to offer an innovative new camera technology with two lenses. But how does the Honor 6 Plus strike against its competition? You can read it here!

Honor 6 Plus: Precious design and large display

The case of the by Huawei developed Honor 6 Plus is similar to the iPhone 5S, but it is much larger with its 5.5-inch screen. Front and rear panels are made of glass, the frame is made of aluminum. Unlike the iPhone, the lower edge on the Honor 6 Plus is made of plastic. The screen itself is showing bright colors and is equipped with Full HD resolution (1920×1080 pixels) which makes it equal sharp as that of the iPhone 6 Plus. The brightness is very good on cloudy days and indoors, but on sunny days the screen becomes slightly less visible. The phone feels solid and with just 165 grams of weight and a thickness of only 7.5mm it is really compact for its 5.5 inch.

Honor 6 Plus: First Impressions

 

Great Camera with a sweet Focus-trick

The highlight of this smartphone is the two 8-megapixel cameras built on the back of it. What at first glance is a relatively low resolution allows according to Huawei a combined resolution of up to 13 megapixels. But

Continue reading Reviewed: The Honor 6 Plus

This weeks BBM Sticker Roundup

Another week has passed and we got for you the latest BBM Stickers that have been released within this week. We got in total 4 new sets this time with each sets containing of 20 Stickers and all are available for AED7.29 in the BBM Shop.

  1. Notre Dame Fighting Irish by Notre Dame Fighting Irish is the right pack if you are a Notre Dame football fan.
  2. Woodstock by Peanuts is a pack around Snoppy’s best friend which can enrich your chat conversations.
  3. Fulanitos Summer Fun by Fulanitos is another set of the funny characters.
  4. Oni-Oni by Swyft Media is a sticker pack of a very not scary Demon.

Are there any Packs in here that you fancy to get? If so head down to the BBM Shop to get them.

You can check below all new Sticker Packs in detail in the Gallery:

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