BlackBerry

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: BlackBerry, Bar-Tending Robots, And Drones

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: BlackBerry, Bar-Tending Robots, And Drones

    Christmas is around the corner, and thus, this podcast is especially merry. BlackBerry recently introduced the smartphone of yesterday, in the BlackBerry Classic. We’re also seeing an uptick in bar-tending robot products, which leads us to wonder if there has ever really been a lot of difficulty in making yourself a drink. Read More

  • Can BlackBerry Catch A Break?

    Can BlackBerry Catch A Break?

    BlackBerry just announced the Classic, a phone that looks warped into 2014 via 2009. While by all rights it appears to be solid QWERTY solution in a non-QWERTY world, it’s hilarious that the company announced their latest and greatest on the eve of what could be the opening of the Cuban embargo and, more important, massive upheaval in one of Blackberry’s major markets, Russia… Read More

  • Blackberry Announces The $450 Classic, A QWERTY Throwback

    A successor to the BlackBerry Bold 9900 the new Blackberry Classic hearkens back to the days when men were men, women were women, and smartphones were QWERTY. The $450 phone has a full keyboard and 3.5-inch square touchscreen. It also has an 8-megapixel camera and a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor. Who is this for? It’s for folks who won’t give up their Blackberries and who… Read More

  • BlackBerry Teams With Samsung To Beef Up Android Security With Knox And BES12

    BlackBerry Teams With Samsung To Beef Up Android Security With Knox And BES12

    BlackBerry is partnering with Samsung to make Android security more robust, using its own Knox solution for Galaxy devices, as well as BES12, BlackBerry’s enterprise device management and enterprise mobility solution. The partnership is significant on both sides, and gives Samsung and BlackBerry a way to dig in and protect market position as Apple and IBM move to own greater share of… Read More

  • BlackBerry CEO Teases Upcoming QWERTY Handset

    BlackBerry CEO Teases Upcoming QWERTY Handset

    BlackBerry is still rolling and today CEO John Chen announced the upcoming BlackBerry Classic, which seems to be, well, a classic BlackBerry. Details like screen size and battery life were not revealed. All you need to know is that the Classic will have a BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard. BlackBerry has never truly given up on phones with physical keyboards. Released in April of 2013, the Q10 was… Read More

  • Kim Kardashian West On Oversharing, Adopting New Platforms, And BlackBerry

    Kim Kardashian West On Oversharing, Adopting New Platforms, And BlackBerry

    If you told a random member of the tech media a year ago that one of the biggest names interviewed by Kara Swisher at her own conference in 2014 would be Kim Kardashian West, you’d probably receive a dumb look and a quick dismissal. Yet that’s exactly what happened at today’s Code/Mobile conference, where the reality TV and social media star reflected on the role of mobile… Read More

  • Of Course There Is A Gold BlackBerry Passport

    Of Course There Is A Gold BlackBerry Passport

    Nothing screams spreadsheets and secure communication more than a gold BlackBerry Passport. We reached out to BlackBerry to confirm the authenticity and availability of the device, but have yet to hear back. Read More

  • BlackBerry Is Gonna Get Weird With Smartphone Design At Least Once A Year

    BlackBerry Is Gonna Get Weird With Smartphone Design At Least Once A Year

    BlackBerry could be about to become the most interesting company in the smartphone business: The Canadian telecommunications firm will deliver a minimum of one “unconventional device” per year, according to a new report from Reuters, following the launch of the square-screened Passport last week. The Passport is definitely an outlier gadget, with its wide-bodied construction… Read More

  • BlackBerry’s Q2 2015 Results Fall Short, But CEO Chen Touts 200,000 Passport Sales

    BlackBerry’s Q2 2015 Results Fall Short, But CEO Chen Touts 200,000 Passport Sales

    BlackBerry has missed expectations on revenue for Q2 2015, with $916 million in money coming in, which compares to $1.57 billion in the year-ago quarter. Analysts had predicted north of $940 million for the quarter. Expenses were down under Chen’s leadership, with R&D spend dropping from $360 million to $186 million. Sales, marketing and administration also dropped from $527 million… Read More

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