BlackBerry

  • BlackBerry ditches the physical keyboard for its second Android phone

    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 features a 5.2-inch full HD display, in place of BlackBerry’s trademark physical keyboard. The rather formally named DTEK50 runs Android Marshmallow coupled with a slew of security… Read More

  • BlackBerry confirms it will can its Classic smartphone

    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 around a physical keyboard for inputting text, as the company prepares for a new series of phone designs based on Android and BlackBerry 10 platforms, and more attempts to compete in an… Read More

  • How Android gets to 100% market share Crunch Network

    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 an iPhone. As the consumer technology landscape evolves over the next five years, however, there are a number of reasons to believe that Android, and the Google stack more broadly, could… Read More

  • Global smartphone market shrinks, year over year

    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 the “modern smartphone market” that this has occurred. Read More

  • Facebook joins WhatsApp in dropping BlackBerry support

    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 struggling phone maker’s latest operating system. WhatsApp made a half-hearted debut on the Blackberry platform three years ago, and announced at the tail-end of last month an end to… Read More

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

    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, today the company announced it has acquired cybersecurity firm Encription Ltd, which it will use to kickstart a new consultancy business at BlackBerry, Professional Cybersecurity… Read More

  • What New Mobile Hardware To Expect At MWC 2016

    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 announcements we’re expecting to land during the best part of a week of fully mobile-focused news… Read More

  • BlackBerry Confirms Job Cuts At Waterloo HQ And Florida Manufacturing Facility

    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: BlackBerry updated its statement and now says 200 people were laid off. This comes after a report by the Global And Mail that the befallen smartphone maker cut 75 jobs at its Florida manufacturing… Read More

  • BlackBerry Cancels Plan To Exit Pakistan After Government Drops Monitoring Request

    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. Read More

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