BlackBerry

  • The KeyOne is the phone BlackBerry should have made 10 years ago

    The KeyOne is the phone BlackBerry should have made 10 years ago

    The KeyOne is a device from an alternative timeline where BlackBerry didn’t completely whiff and miss the touchscreen revolution. In that parallel universe, Biff Tannen wasn’t elected president and nobody forced devoted thumb-typers to abandon their beloved QWERTY keyboards. It’s tempting to imagine a history where the device arrived on the scene in time to save… Read More

  • BlackBerry’s stock had a great day after the company won a big dispute with Qualcomm

    BlackBerry’s stock had a great day after the company won a big dispute with Qualcomm

    Earlier today, BlackBerry’s stock hit its highest point more than a year, and all it took was a lousy $814.9 million arbitration win. It’s a healthy bounce back for the embattled company, which has spent the last year working to make a major shift from all-in phone maker to software and services company. But while shareholders are likely pleased, BlackBerry no doubt would have… Read More

  • Ford taps BlackBerry talent to double its in-house mobile engineering team

    Ford taps BlackBerry talent to double its in-house mobile engineering team

    Ford has made 400 new engineering hires, the company announced, and will create a new Research and Engineering Centre in Ottawa (yes, it’s a ‘centre’ because it’s Canadian). The majority of the hires come from BlackBerry, where they have extensive experience working with QNX, the operating systems that powers Ford’s SYNC 3, and is used by a large number of the… Read More

  • BlackBerry tries again

    BlackBerry tries again

    Remember when Research in Motion’s BlackBerry smartphones set the bar? My first smartphone was a BlackBerry 7130e. I loved the phone. And then my son gave it a bath in a ginger ale. The 7130e had it all: A scroll wheel, Java apps, a keyboard and a swappable battery that would last for days. That phone came out in 2005 and I had mine until 2009. Ironically, Research in Motion started… Read More

  • The BlackBerry Mercury is now the KeyOne

    The BlackBerry Mercury is now the KeyOne

    If you thought the BlackBerry Mercury had a bit of a codename vibe to it, you weren’t wrong. Today at Mobile World Congress, TCL officially took the wraps of its first true BlackBerry handset, now going by the admittedly less sleek KeyOne (pronounced “key one,”) name. Though I suppose when your company is attempting to plant its flag firmly in the world of enterprise… Read More

  • Watch BlackBerry unveil a brand new phone live right here

    Watch BlackBerry unveil a brand new phone live right here

    TCL, the company that now makes BlackBerry phones, is holding a press conference at MWC in Barcelona. The conference starts at 7 PM CET (6 PM GMT, 1 PM EST, 10 AM PST). We already got a sneak peek at the device during CES back in January. And it’s everything BlackBerry fans love — yes, I’m mostly talking about the physical keyboard. You can check it out live via… Read More

  • BlackBerry files suit against Nokia in a battle of once mighty smartphone brands

    BlackBerry files suit against Nokia in a battle of once mighty smartphone brands

    BlackBerry suing Nokia is 2017 is a bit like the secret Rocky/Apollo Creed fight in Rocky III revealed in 2015’s Creed – two once mighty champions doing battle one more time, with a heck of lot fewer people looking on. Also, there are a couple of series reboots in the works. A lot has changed since the once mighty phone makers glory days. These days both have moved away from… Read More

  • BlackBerry signs licensing agreement with India’s Optiemus

    BlackBerry signs licensing agreement with India’s Optiemus

    This is the new BlackBerry – software licensing powerhouse. With its latest signing, the once dominant smartphone maker now blankets the globe with its manufacturing deals, a completion of its prolonged pivot toward becoming a software and services-only company. This morning, the Canadian company announced an “exclusive, long-term” deal with Optiemus Infracom Ltd, allowing… Read More

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