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BlackBerry Classic Review: The Big Fundamental

For the 2014 holiday season BlackBerry made available the new BlackBerry Classic alongside the Passport. Formerly dubbed as the ‘Q20’ the Classic is no Passport in terms of construction, rather shoulders a blast from the past with its iconic design – Optical trackpad, full QWERTY keyboard, quality components, refined software, in addition to cutting-edge features such as BlackBerry Blend. Averaging double the battery life, 60% larger screen real estate and 3x the browsing speed as the former Bold, the Classic is the definition of a true flagship device. 

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The BlackBerry Z3: The budget conscious treat for BlackBerry fans all around

The BlackBerry Z3 was announced in February at MWC 2014 and released a couple of months later. The device was specifically released in Indonesia first, followed by a number of countries later on, all within the Asian continent. For the past week, I’ve had the privilege to use and review the BlackBerry Z3. In this review, I will discuss and evaluate the product’s pros and cons for BlackBerry’s first, true budget friendly BlackBerry 10 device.

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Review: 3200mAh Power Jacket for BlackBerry Z30 from Brando Workshop

Just wanted to drop in and give a quick review of the latest item that I received from my favorite BlackBerry accessory site, Brando Workshop. As many of you that follow BlackBerry Empire know Brando Workshop is my go to place for anything my device may need, as far as accessories goes. The item that I will be letting you know about today is a 3200mAh Power Jacket designed for the BlackBerry Z30.

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Review: BlackBerry Z30 Rubberized Back Hard Case from Brando Workshop

Any of you that have been following BlackBerry Empire may know that I have a BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 that I switch back and forth between for reviews, testing apps, or just as my daily driver. Well I’m very happy to say that I now have the BlackBerry Z30 and I will be trying to keep you up to date about different accessories, apps, or any other tips I come across concerning that device as well.

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Review: Brando Workshop Leather Case for BlackBerry Z10 (Ultra-Thin Flip Top)

If you are a regular follower of BlackBerry Empire then I’m sure you saw the review I did last week on the Momax Flip Diary Lattice Series case from Brando Workshop. In that post I mentioned there was a second case I was going to let you know about and it’s now time for that review. This review will be about the Brando Workshop Leather Case (Ultra-Thin Flip Top) for the BlackBerry Z10, and let me say there are some very nice things about it and a couple things that concern me.

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Review: Momax Flip Diary Lattice Series for BlackBerry Z10 from Brando Workshop

As many of you may remember I have done a few reviews of some very nice cases for my BlackBerry Z10 from Brando Workshop in the past, and I’m happy to report those cases are still going strong. Well over the last week or so I decided to see what new things I could find for my beloved device and the only place I even thought of checking out was Brando Workshop. They have so many accessories for my Z10, Q10, and pretty much any other BlackBerry device that comes to mind it makes finding new things simple.

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Hands on with the Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Z30

The BlackBerry Z30 is here and brings a lot of what was desired from the original Z10 device, now in a sexier package. Sporting a 5” AMOLED screen and an extended battery that is sure to keep you productive for hours to come. In short, the BlackBerry Z30 is sure to please. The BlackBerry Empire team was fortunate enough to get our hands on a US version of the Z30 – STA100-3 – on Verizon Wireless. Read on for my thoughts on this beautiful piece of technology.

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Review: BBM On iPhone

At last! Today marks a day in history where the iconic and famous BlackBerry Messenger or better known as BBM is finally available for download on an iPhone platform. As the picture above shows, the popular BBM app can easily be downloaded for FREE through the App Store by all iPhone users. Personally being a BlackBerry user for a few great years, I’m feeling a sense of gratitude to be able to fully utilize and enjoy this app on my iPhone 5. We broke the news a few weeks ago that the app would be releasing soon and as promised, BlackBerry and iPhone have partnered up to make sure the app is out accordingly. For those who don’t quite see the app appearing within the App World, try visiting www.BBM.com from your browser to easily download OTA. Check out my personal review within the following link to enjoy the latest screenshots and details for all the amazing capabilities that BBM will be bringing to any iPhone user!

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Review: Power Jacket With Cover For BlackBerry Q10 – 2800mAh From Brando Workshop

Hello again to all you BlackBerry Empire faithful. It has been a few weeks since my last product review on a BlackBerry 10 accessory and if you rememeber that was on the Power Jacket from Brando Workshop. Well I guess Brando Workshop was paying attention to that review because they have just come out with a new and improved version of the Power Jacket that I want to share with all of you. This review will be on the Power Jacket with cover for the BlackBerry Q10 – 2800 mAh from Brando Workshop.

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[REVIEW] The BlackBerry Q5: A Budget-Friendly BlackBerry 10 Experience

When BlackBerry 10 first launched, we were presented with two high-end models – the full-touch Z10 and the keyboard-wielding Q10. These were designed to be the cream of the crop, but unfortunately they were a little expensive for some consumers – enter the Q5. This is the third BlackBerry 10 handset, and currently the cheapest point-of-entry for the new OS. But does the lower price make it a bad product? That’s the question I set out to answer when I received the phone for review.

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Review: Power Jacket For BlackBerry Q10 – 2800mAh From Brando Workshop

All of you that read the BlackBerry Empire blog often may have seen a few of the reviews that I have shared on BlackBerry Z10 accessories. You may have also noticed that I haven’t really reviewed many Q10 accessories as of yet. I think part of the reason why is because the Q10 just feels so solid in my hand that I haven’t felt the need to put a case on it. Well today I want to give you a quick review on a new item that I just received from Brando Workshop called a 2800 mAh Power Jacket for the BlackBerry Q10.

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Seidio Prime Power Case for the BlackBerry Z10

If you’re like me and you love your Z10, the perfect way to treat it is with this beautifully made case by Seidio. The Prime Power Case combines the best of protection and battery power, without adding the bulk that comes along with these types of cases. Frankly, When I felt the weight of the packing as a whole, I was impressed, and thought there was no way a power case could be inside.

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