Author Archives: Will Robertson

Intel’s smartphone testing robots

Businessweek’s latest issue has an interesting sidebar about Intel’s use of robots to test smartphones. Lenovo’s K900 smartphone is one device that has undergone Intel’s robotic user experience testing. MIT Technology Review had an article on this recently and features … Continue reading

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Why BlackBerry 10 is Exciting

I have written a lot about BlackBerry smartphones and the PlayBook tablet on this blog. Without a doubt I became a fan since leaving the iPhone/iPad world for a BlackBerry in early 2011. My time with BlackBerry has been full of great events including … Continue reading

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Knowledge is Power

Many people set New Years Resolutions with great intentions but typically poor follow through. We have all done it. January 1st we are determined to make big changes. January 2nd we are back on the couch eating the chocolate we … Continue reading

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Blog Hiatus

I am going to temporarily put my blogging on pause for a while. Stay tuned for more in the future!

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What do people want to do with PlayBook? Watch TV

Looking at the Top Paid apps on BlackBerry App World makes it quite obvious what PlayBook owners want to do with their tablet: watch TV. There is not just one, not two, but three apps in the Top 25 Paid … Continue reading

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When is a Smartphone OS not a Smartphone OS? For RIM, now.

I just read a great post by Steven Troughton-Smith on it being short-sighted to see the current smartphone operating systems as just that: “If you’re thinking purely in terms of ‘smartphones’ whenever you think of iOS, Android and Windows Phone, … Continue reading

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OAuth with Cascades for BlackBerry 10 connected apps; Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare

Continuing my posts on sessions at the BlackBerry 10 Jam Conference, here is one I am looking forward to: COM114 – “Building Connected Apps with Cascades”. This session goes over how to build BlackBerry 10 apps in Cascades that connect … Continue reading

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Automotive Market opportunities for Apps

A major part of the BlackBerry 10 Jam Conference is the breakout sessions and labs presented by RIM and other developers on a wide range of BlackBerry development topics. The big focus is of course BlackBerry 10 and the Cascades … Continue reading

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Going to the BlackBerry 10 Jam Conference!

My last blog post mentioned a contest I entered to win a trip to the BlackBerry 10 Jam Conference in Orlando this May. This weekend I got an interesting email, the subject line read: “Attending BlackBerry Jam? You will if … Continue reading

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BlackBerry 10 Jam Unconference session ideas

A number of BlackBerry-centric blogs are running contests for a pass to the BlackBerry 10 Jam Conference. To enter, you submit ideas for additional sessions to be held during the 3rd day of the Jam. I’ve been thinking about ideas … Continue reading

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