BlackBerry

  • 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

  • The BlackBerry Mercury is TCL’s entry into enterprise

    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 products the two companies produced as a pair. The phone is still in a sort of pre-announcement stage. TCL was apparently initially planning to wait for MWC in a month and a half to debut the… Read More

  • TCL will be launching new Blackberry handsets soon

    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 (excluding India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Indonesia – some of the company’s top markets) and now it’s getting ready to show off the fruits of the deal. No shocker here, but… Read More

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

    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 enough of a change here to make investors hopeful as the company goes full bore into a long-awaited transition to a software/services/branding operation. The company posted earnings this… Read More

  • TCL signs an exclusive deal to build BlackBerry-branded phones

    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 already done a lot of heavy lifting for BlackBerry, as the designer and manufacturer behind the DTEK50 and DTEK60 handsets. Those phones were, in essence, rebadged versions of OEMed devices, with… Read More

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

    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 driver behind the wheel. BlackBerry is one of the three, along with the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Automotive Research and Erwin Hymer Group, a German maker of motorhomes and other… Read More

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

    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 number of automakers (BlackBerry says it’s currently running in over 60 million vehicles), and it’s now going to become even more integral to Ford’s connected cars. Ford and… Read More

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

    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’t the first time the company has been declared dead, but through a combination of software offerings, intellectual property and a devoted fanbase, the Canadian smartphone… Read More

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

    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 leader announced yet another troubled quarter, with a nearly 30-percent revenue drop. Five months later, the company put the final nail in the coffin of its in-house hardware development… Read More

  • 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

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