New BlackBerry 10.2.1 Update Puts Windows Phone On Notice

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Since its inception BlackBerry 10, the operating system that BlackBerry hoped would return it to relevance in the age of the iPhone and Google’s Android, has had to contend with Windows Phone, Microsoft’s mobile operating system. However, that could all be changing. Microsoft’s success so far has been based on two-factors. One is that its hybrid […]

QNX Puts a Giant BlackBerry PlayBook Inside Mercedes CLA45 Concept

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At the Consumer Electronics Show, QNX, which is owned by BlackBerry and is the underlying OS in many vehicle infotainment systems today, is showing off a newly appointed Mercedes CLA45 concept car that brings a massive BlackBerry PlayBook to the center dash. A large display that stretches from the edge of the steering wheel on […]

Typo iPhone Case Turns Your iPhone Into a BlackBerry

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The Typo iPhone case, a case currently embroiled in controversy thanks to a lawsuit from BlackBerry, is an iPhone case that wants to do exactly what one might expect from a case being sued by the makers of the famous physical keyboard. It wants to turn the iPhone into a BlackBerry. For many users, moving […]

BlackBerry Beats Google to Voice Calls with BBM for Android

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Today BlackBerry just tossed a major blow to Google Hangouts by releasing a new beta version of BBM for Android, the popular BlackBerry Messenger app, which now has voice calling and tons of new features. According to CrackBerry the new Messenger app is full of goodies, one which many Android users have been waiting for […]

Dead Before Arrival: BlackBerry Kills Two Smartphones Prior to Launch

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Struggling Canadian smartphone-maker BlackBerry has killed two new and unannounced smartphones even before they launch. Announcement of the canned launch was discovered by the Wall Street Journal and was buried in the company’s recently published third-quarter earnings report published last week. The company announced that it had made the decision to “cancel plans to launch two devices […]

Typo Keyboard for iPhone: Crack-Berry Cure or BlackBerry Death?

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Late this week, some interesting BlackBerry news surfaced, with one being Canadian-born pop singer Justin Bieber could have been the face of BlackBerry rather than creative director for the brand Alicia Keys. The second BlackBerry news, and perhaps one that is more interesting to the tech community, is that Ryan Seacrest is looking to kill […]

BlackBerry’s Bailout May Come From an Unlikely Source

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Can the NSA save BlackBerry? Though struggling Canadian smartphone-maker BlackBerry is still trying to sell itself to the highest bidder, the company, once a shell of its former glory, may find an unlikely ally in the U.S. in the form of the NSA, or National Security Agency. With allegations over unauthorized government spying performed by […]

Google Play Store on BlackBerry Rumors Put to Rest

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Over the past few days and this weekend rumors started floating around, as well as some pictures, reportedly showing proof that Google and its Android Play Store were headed to BlackBerry, which could potentially save the ailing company. The rumors went as far as to say the Google Play Store was coming to BlackBerry 10, […]

Verizon BlackBerry Z30 Coming November 14 for $199

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We knew the BlackBerry Z30 would be arriving at some point this month on Verizon’s network, but the carrier has officially set a date. BlackBerry’s latest smartphone will be launching on Thursday, November 14 and will be priced at $199 after signing a two-year contract. The Z30 is BlackBerry’s largest smartphone yet, with a 5-inch […]

Can Android Save BlackBerry?

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While BlackBerry 10.x devices can run a number of Android apps through an emulator, it looks like Google may be lending BlackBerry a lifeline. As the Canadian smartphone-maker is courting potential suitors to sell off its hardware business, it looks like Google may be a quiet and complicit partner to at least helping BlackBerry succeed. […]

BlackBerry Deal Sours, CEO Leaving

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BlackBerry Ltd., the company that once completely dominated entire segments of the smartphone market, is facing a very uncertain future after the collapse of a deal that would have saved the company from an ever-tumbling stock price. At least, that’s according to The Globe and Mail, who cites sources that also say that BlackBerry will […]

Will BlackBerry Deliver the Real Facebook Phone?

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Facebook may soon have its own branded phone after all if the social networking giant can secure a deal to acquire struggling Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry. According to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal, BlackBerry had sent some representatives out to California to meet with representatives from BlackBerry to discuss a possible sale of […]

BlackBerry Z30 Arriving Next Month Exclusively on Verizon

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Verizon has announced that the BlackBerry Z30 is heading to its network at some point next month. Furthermore, the device will only be available on Verizon (at least during launch), making it a bit difficult to get the new BlackBerry flagship handset if you’re not on Big Red, but the carrier hopes users will switch […]

BBM for iOS Available Now, Android Version Still on the Way (Update)

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As expected from earlier today when BlackBerry said that BBM would be available later, the app is indeed available now on iOS, while the Android version still has yet to show up in the Google Play store, but should be live shortly (UPDATE: Available now). Downloading and installing the app will give you the ability to chat […]

BBM for Android and iOS Launching “Within Days” Says Company

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All the struggles and issues aside, BlackBerry still wants the world to know it isn’t going anywhere, and are adamant that they have good products to offer the public. In a recent open letter spotted by Reuters to calm customers and investors, BlackBerry had a lot to say about its plans, the future, and BlackBerry […]

Google Needs Better Play Store Management as Fake BBM Apps Confuse Customers

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Ahead of when the BlackBerry Messenger, or BBM, app is slated to debut for Android customers tomorrow, September 21, Google’s Play Store already lists at least a handful of BBM apps. While there are always third-party knock-offs or similarly named apps listed in the Play Store many times, the situation with the BBM app highlights […]

BBM for Android and iOS Arrival Rumored for This Weekend (Updated)

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BlackBerry’s own messaging app, BlackBerry Messenger, has been announced for iOS and Android in the past, but it’s rumored to hit the new platforms this weekend. According to CrackBerry, they have received several reports that BBM for Android will go live on Friday, while the iOS version will hit reportedly hit iTunes the next day […]

BlackBerry Z30 Announced with 5-inch Display, Quad-Core CPU

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Unveiled as the fourth BlackBerry 10 device, BlackBerry has announced the Z30, which the company’s latest handset and overtakes the Z10 has the new BlackBerry flagship device. It sports a larger 5-inch display and has a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor on the inside. The Z30 also sports a huge 2880mAh battery, which is […]

Vultures to Rip BlackBerry Apart and Divvy Up Patents

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According to a new report, struggling Canadian smartphone-maker BlackBerry may be sold off in parts mainly for its patents and operating system. “A handful of potential bidders, including private equity firms, are lining up to look at BlackBerry Ltd, but initial indications suggest that interest is tepid and buyers are eyeing parts of the Canadian […]