The BlackBerry Z30 just put another solid notch on its award belt by winning the consumer product of the year category in the Best in Biz Awards 2014 which is judged by press and industry analysts. This year it includes a panel of 27 judges from the likes of:
Asian Power (Singapore), Australian (Australia), Canadian Business (Canada), Computer Hoy (Spain), CTV (Canada), Gizmodo and Lifehacker (Australia), HTMobile (Israel), Huffington Post (United States), IAA Magazine (United Arab Emirates), InBusiness (Cyprus and Greece), Irish Independent (Ireland), Mumbrella and Encore Magazine (Australia), PC Authority (Australia), Stuff.co.nz (New Zealand), TechHim (India), The Engaging Brand (United Kingdom), Ventures Africa (Nigeria), Wirausaha & Keuangan (Indonesia), WirelessDuniya (India), Xbox Plus (Brazil) and YourStory.in (India).
Pretty impressive stuff. Check out the announcement below:
BlackBerry Wins Gold in Best in Biz Awards 2014 International
WATERLOO, CANADA–(Marketwired – Aug. 13, 2014) – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, announced today that the BlackBerry® Z30 smartphone has been named the gold winner in the Consumer Product of the Year category in Best in Biz Awards 2014 International, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.
With the BlackBerry Z30, BlackBerry redefines productivity by empowering customers with an end-to-end suite of productivity solutions that allow users to make things happen – on their time. The BlackBerry Z30 is armed with the most secure end-to-end technology that enables enterprises and individuals to maximize their productivity, communication and collaboration.
Built on the latest BlackBerry operating system and full of productivity features the BlackBerry Z30 has the largest battery ever built into a BlackBerry smartphone lasting up to 25 hours of mixed use*. The BlackBerry Priority Hub acts as a powerful central repository for all messages and notifications (email, text, BBM, social media) and learns what conversations and people are important to you, giving you instant access to priority communications and helping you stay focused on the most pressing tasks. The BlackBerry Z30′s touchscreen keyboard is designed to emulate many of the characteristics and benefits of a physical keyboard. Its predictive technology also learns over time how the user types, as it tracks where each individual hits particular keys, making typing more accurate and efficient. The BlackBerry Z30 also features BlackBerry’s new generation of antenna technology that dynamically tunes reception to give better connectivity in low signal areas.
“The BlackBerry Z30 is an outstanding device for users who demand to stay hyper connected, productive and always in control,” said Ron Louks, President of Devices and Emerging Solutions, BlackBerry. “Being honored with a gold Best in Biz Award is a testament to our strategy to develop and deliver innovative technologies that empower professionals.”
More than 200 public and private companies representing all sectors of the economy from more than 30 countries competed in Best in Biz Awards’ second annual International program. Best in Biz Awards 2014 International honors were once again presented in a range of categories, including Fastest-Growing Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year, Enterprise Product of the Year, Best New Version of the Year and Most Innovative Product of the Year.
Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2014 International were determined based on scoring from a panel of 27 judges drawn from top-tier news, business, finance, and technology publications and media outlets from 17 countries, with all continents represented. This year’s judging panel included writers and contributors to such publications as Asian Power (Singapore), Australian (Australia), Canadian Business (Canada), Computer Hoy (Spain), CTV (Canada), Gizmodo and Lifehacker (Australia), HTMobile (Israel), Huffington Post (United States), IAA Magazine (United Arab Emirates), InBusiness (Cyprus and Greece), Irish Independent (Ireland), Mumbrella and Encore Magazine (Australia), PC Authority (Australia), Stuff.co.nz (New Zealand), TechHim (India), The Engaging Brand (United Kingdom), Ventures Africa (Nigeria), Wirausaha & Keuangan (Indonesia), WirelessDuniya (India), Xbox Plus (Brazil) and YourStory.in (India).
For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2014 International, visit: http://intl.bestinbizawards.com/intl-2014-winners.
A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The Company trades under the ticker symbols “BB” on the Toronto Stock Exchange and “BBRY” on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit www.BlackBerry.com.
About Best in Biz Awards
Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in three separate programs: North America, EMEA, and International. Entries for Best in Biz Awards 2014 are currently being accepted from all companies based or operating in North America until the final deadline on September 19, 2014. For more information, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com.
* Based on mixed usage scenario. Many factors affect battery life, including network connectivity, application usage, feature configuration and battery age. Actual results may vary..
Congrat to #Teamblackberry
Why You Still Need An MP3 Player
Only five or ten years ago MP3 players were the most popular devices for listening to music, but as mobile phones became more and more advanced, MP3 players started to lose their popularity. However, there are still plenty of reasons to choose an MP3 player over a music app in your smartphone. You can buy MP3 players and lots of other electronics in Nigeria at unbelievably low prices by simply following this link: https://jiji.ng/electronics
Low cost gadget
Even the latest MP3 player model is still cheaper than a mid-range smartphone, so if you often break or lose your device, an MP3 player can become your low-risk investment. For example, it may turn out that replacing the screen on your iPhone costs as much as a new iPod, so dropping your device on the ground can have different consequences depending on which gadget you prefer.
Take the most out of your music collection
Most music fans have huge collections of MP3 files on their computer – they can be downloaded from the Internet or converted from music CDs. An MP3 player becomes the most suitable device for playing these files. Modern smartphones are mostly designed for using music apps and subscription services, while transferring and organizing MP3 files on your phone can turn out to be quite tricky. An MP3 player will let you effortlessly select music by artist, album or track title, or even release year. And don’t forget the super convenient playlist feature!
Perfect for active lifestyle
Keeping fit and leading an adventurous life are today’s biggest trends, and music is an essential component of active lifestyle. No matter what you’re into – running, going into the gym, hiking, cycling, or climbing – an MP3 player is a much lighter and smaller device than your mobile phone, which means it’s much more convenient to carry around. Plus, many MP3 players like the iPod Shuffle have special clips, so you don’t have to keep them in your pocket.
Save battery life
One of the biggest problems of smartphone users is the battery that dies in the middle of the day even when you’re not actively using the phone. Obviously, listening to music for hours has an even more drastic effect on the battery life. MP3 players, however, are known for lasting for days while playing music non-stop. That way you can take the pressure off your phone’s battery while enjoying your favorite tunes wherever you are without worrying about the battery life of your devices.
Jumia Mobile Week Megathon – Biggest Mobile Sales Event of 2015
When its comes to Ecommerce , what it will come to our mind, is buying or selling products through the internet. Moreover ,Nigeria’s biggest online retailer known as Jumia, , in collaboration with some of Nigeria’s top mobile brands like INNJOO, INFINIX , TECNO , APPLE, LENOVo, SAMSUNG, and LG will be hosting the biggest mobile sales event titled The ‘Mobile Week Megathon‘ So what does that actually mean? For the vast majority of retailers, that means sales of cheap high tend mobile phones , Yes they are right because Phone Sales from your Favourite Operating Systems, Android, Blackberry, Apple’s iOS, and Windows OS prices will be slashed .
This give you a real marathon of mega deals! of lifetime from the worlds hottest brands which will run For one week , from the 1st – 7th June 2015.
Meanwhile At the just concluded West Africa blogger conference in Lagos , Nigeria , which was hosted by jumia , GIstmate communication , Mtn Nigeria and many more , The CEO of jumia promises it will even be bigger than the Jumia Black Friday sales.
This is really a good deal for vast majority of smartphone users because MTN Nigeria, a major sponsor of the event, will offer 3GB free data on any phone bought at the Jumia Mobile Week Megathon. Not only that , MTN is also offering 6 months of WhatsApp access and one free month of music streaming on MTN Music.
4 benefit of the event are:
Cheap Mobile phone from top brand
At the event , jumia will be slashing the price of mobile phone from your Favorite Operating Systems, Android, Blackberry, Apple’s iOS, and Windows OS prices at a shocking discount. this mega deal will really be a huge benefit for mobile phone lovers
Best deals From the Best Brand
I belief in the logic that branding develops an image of a company’s products in the minds of consumers, attributing goods with certain unique qualities or characteristics, that, if done effectively, are attractive to the target audience.
Starting from the 1st of june , Jumia mobile week megathon will feature the best product from the best brands in the mobile market… You can check the Phone Sales on brands using the Calender pattern below from 1st – 7th June, 2015:
MTN will Give 3GB Free Data on Each Phone
That moment you just a new smartphone , what comes to your m ind is data subscription.
As i said earlier , This is going to be more of benefit for smartphone users because MTN Nigeria, a major sponsor of the event, will offer 3GB free data on any phone bought at the Jumia Mobile Week Megathon. Not only that , MTN is also offering 6 months of WhatsApp access and one free month of music streaming on MTN Music
A week of Expoloration and Opportunity
Black friday have always been known for expoloration of new product and follow up of best deal in just 24 hours but Jumia mobile megathon will enable you to expolre quality mobile product from top brand in the market for 7 days.
Are you ready? Here is how you can benefit from the Jumia mobile week Megathon
Top brand in the mobile market will over the best product to you which will make every partaker to benefit from it.
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Everyone loves a good deal, Isn’t it ? So for one week, Jumia will be offering amazing deals. Why not share this on social media by using our social media icon below…
BlackBerry Leap arrives at the FCC
Although BlackBerry slipped up a bit early and listed the device formerly known as the Z20, now the BlackBerry Leap, inside FCC documents for the BlackBerry Passport, the BlackBerry Leap has arrived at the FCC seeking approval. As the device is already official, the FCC documents don’t reveal much of anything that isn’t already known about the latest all-touch device except, perhaps, a possible approximate launch time frame for North America.
The short term confidentiality agreement expires on May 4th, 2015 and while that is far from a proven method of determining release of a device, it’s shortly after the April launch BlackBerry confirmed for Europe. Interested in possibly grabbing a BlackBerry Leap? You can register for updates via the BlackBerry website.