The BlackBerry Mercury is TCL’s entry into enterprise

There’s some inherent irony in the Mercury. The first BlackBerry device produced solely under the TCL umbrella is far more instantly recognizable as a BlackBerry device than any of the OEM DTEK prod

TCL will be launching new Blackberry handsets soon

TCL isn’t wasting any time getting into the BlackBerry business. A week ago today, the Acatel manufacturer announced that it was officially becoming the major global partner for BlackBerry (excludin

Revenues are down, but BlackBerry’s earnings still give investors hope as the company pivots

It took BlackBerry a long time to get to this point, and it may take them a while to get out. But while the Canadian corporation’s most recent earnings still have plenty of bleak spots, there’s en

TCL signs an exclusive deal to build BlackBerry-branded phones

BlackBerry announced the major global partner in its shift toward a solely software and service company today, and no surprise, it’s TCL. The Chinese hardware maker behind the Alcatel brand has alre

BlackBerry among 3 organizations set to test self-driving cars on Ontario roads

Canadian self-driving vehicle tests are about to kick off on Ontario public roads, with three groups approved to take part in a pilot licensing program that allows autonomous testing with a safety dri

BlackBerry teaming up with Ford for broader use of QNX in connected cars

BlackBerry’s QNX division is one of the Canadian company’s rare bright spots: The software maker’s operating system is a key ingredient in the infotainment offerings of a large numbe

BlackBerry’s 5.5-inch DTEK60 is the company’s nicest smartphone to date, but is it enough?

You can’t keep a good BlackBerry down. BlackBerry is dead, long live BlackBerry. Or, at the very least, you shouldn’t count your BlackBerrys before they’ve hatched. Because this certainly isn’

BlackBerry’s device head outlines the company’s post-hardware future

In May, Ralph Pini was given the somewhat unenviable task of heading up BlackBerry’s device team. The announcement of his promotion to that role came roughly a month after the one-time smartphone le

Blackberry bows out of making its own hardware

Former smartphone giant Blackberry has said it will no longer manufacture its own devices. Instead it intends to outsource hardware making to development partners, although the core focus of its busin

BlackBerry’s security-focused Android identity crisis

Consider BlackBerry. Think about the company, its products, its most iconic features. What comes to mind? Business apps? A QWERTY keyboard? BBM? The once-mighty Canadian smartphone maker is banking on

What’s this whole email thing about, anyway?

What do you know about the Clinton email scandal? If you’re anything like me, not much — yet! Let’s take a stroll into our political Swamp of Sadness where both parties are currently

BlackBerry ditches the physical keyboard for its second Android phone

Surprise – BlackBerry is back. The once mighty and always business-minded smartphone maker has returned with its followup to the PRIV. The Canadian hardware company’s second Android handset

BlackBerry confirms it will can its Classic smartphone

Goodbye to more tactile keys, and hello to planes of cool and smooth glass. Today, BlackBerry confirmed that it will stop making the Classic, one of the company’s last smartphone models based

How Android gets to 100% market share

Android commands more than 80 percent of the mobile OS market share globally, and just less than 60 percent in the U.S. But you wouldn’t know it here in Silicon Valley -- almost everyone I know has

Global smartphone market shrinks, year over year

Worldwide sales of smartphones declined year over year, from Q1 2015 to Q1 2016, according to figures from analyst Strategy Analytics, which it says is the first time in the history of what it dubs th

Facebook joins WhatsApp in dropping BlackBerry support

Blackberry-loving device clutchers are facing a tricky choice if they wish to continue to interact with their friends: WhatsApp, Facebook and Facebook Messenger hit the "unfriend" button on the strugg

BlackBerry Buys UK’s Encription To Kickstart A New Cybersecurity Consultancy

BlackBerry is not the smartphone powerhouse it used to be, but it’s been making a concerted effort to hold on to its position as a go-to place for enterprise customers. As part of that strategy

What New Mobile Hardware To Expect At MWC 2016

Mobile World Congress, the biggest tradeshow specifically focused on mobile, kicks off in just over a week's time in Barcelona so here's a quick rundown of some of the big hardware-focused announcemen

BlackBerry Confirms Job Cuts At Waterloo HQ And Florida Manufacturing Facility

It looks like John Chen is swinging the axe at BlackBerry . The company confirmed to TechCrunch that it let go “a small number of employees… in Waterloo and Sunrise, FL”. Update: Bla

BlackBerry Cancels Plan To Exit Pakistan After Government Drops Monitoring Request

Beleaguered phone maker BlackBerry has u-turned on its decision to exit Pakistan after it claimed it had struck an agreement with authorities over previous demands for access to user data.
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