Once considered to be one of the biggest mobile makers in the world, BlackBerry has gone through its fair share of dip. Ever since the rise of iOS and Android OS platforms, BlackBerry and its popularity has been on a decline. The BlackBerry Messenger used to be one of the most popular messaging services and has since been replaced by the likes of WhatsApp. However, it appears that BlackBerry feels undone by Facebook as it has sued the social networking company for patent infringement.
In a Los Angeles Federal Court, BlackBerry, Ltd. filed a lawsuit against Facebook, Inc. for infringing a patent on its messaging technology. The lawsuit focuses on Facebook Messenger and [...]
BlackBerry has launched a few interesting smartphones since moving to Android OS. Devices like the KEYone with a full-sized keyboard was a great prospect for people who still craved for a physical keyboard but, also wanted an Android smartphone. The company has also launched touchscreen-only devices like the Motion. However, people found the device to be lacking anything extra for it to be a success.
So far, the smartphone maker has stuck to an older design but, things could change soon. There are three organisations that have the license to build BlackBerry-branded smartphones. While TCL/BlackBerry and BB Merah Putih have released [...]
BlackBerry is all set to launch three new smartphones in the coming days. According to a recent leak, these phones come with code name Athena, Luna, and Uni. After years of dominating the smartphone market along with Nokia, BlackBerry has gone off the rails. WIth another set of Android devices, the company would want to establish a strong foothold.
In the last couple of years, the company has launched smartphones like the BlackBerry Priv, BlackBerry KeyOne, and BlackBerry Passport. Now, the company is all set to refresh this lineup with these newer offerings. These devices are expected to be officially launched at the upcoming MWC 2018 in Barcelona.
WIPO has published [...]
BlackBerry has been the flag bearer of sorts when it comes to Android phones with a physical keyboard. In early 2017, BlackBerry launched the KEYone with a physical keyboard and mid-range specifications. It looks like a successor to the KEYone is on the cards for the Canadian company.
The name of the device in question is “QUALCOMM BBF100-1”. As a reference, the BlackBerry Motion model number is BBD-100-X while the BlackBerry KEYone has the model number BBB100-X where X is a number depending on the region. According to the listing, the alleged BlackBerry KEYone successor will run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset. [...]
There were a lot of rumours of BlackBerry launching an all-touchscreen Android smartphone named “Krypton.” In early October, there were leaked images of a BlackBerry smartphone with no physical keyboard named ‘Motion’. Now, BlackBerry has made it official by announcing the new BlackBerry Motion at an electronics trade show in Dubai.
Alain Lejeune, Global General Manager for BlackBerry Mobile, had this to say about the new BlackBerry Motion:
While the initial launch of our newest BlackBerry smartphone will be limited, this is an exciting addition to our growing BlackBerry smartphone portfolio, setting a strong foundation for further portfolio and [...]
BlackBerry was one of the main competitors in the ‘smartphone’ market a few years ago, until iOS and Android devices took over. In the past couple of years, BlackBerry has released a few Android OS running devices with a few BlackBerry exclusive features pertaining to cyber security. A prolific leaker on Twitter has revealed what could be the new BlackBerry Motion.
Hello, BlackBerry Motion pic.twitter.com/lBsdpORHW4
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 5, 2017
Ever since the IFA 2017 in Berlin, there have been reports of BlackBerry working on a touchscreen-only Android device called the BlackBerry [...]
Blackberry launched its KEYone in February 2017 with its signature Qwerty keypad, which was rather well received in the market, as compared to company’s other devices. But it seems like Blackberry might be redesiging its upcoming smartphone in hopes of broadening its appeal to more than just keyboard devotees.
TCL, the current manufacturer for the BlackBerry brand, is reported to launch a full touchscreen device under the BlackBerry name at some time in October. While the details of the yet to be announced smartphone are scarce, it has been speculated that as the smartphone will be sans physical keyboard, the devices’ touchscreen will be similar to the the [...]
BlackBerry has launched its 2017 flagship device the Limited Edition BlackBerry KEYone Black in India at a price of Rs. 39990.
The main feature of BlackBerry KEYone is the back-lit touch enabled physical keyboard which is reminiscent of the old BlackBerry but with new-age functions and capabilities. The KEYone runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset and 4GB RAM. The BlackBerry KEYone Limited Edition Black has 64GB of internal storage, as opposed to the original Keyone which had only 32GB, the storage can be expanded up to 2TB (when supported) via a microSD card. As opposed to the Keyone manufactured by TCL this model has dual sim capabilities and has been made by by Optiemus [...]
The BlackBerry KEYone was recently launched at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona. The company did not reveal about the global release date or availability of the BlackBerry KEYone, however, maintained that the smartphone will be available in select markets from April 2017. The availability of the KEYone in the Indian market will be much later, around June 2017.
However, an E-commerce website in India has leaked the price at which the BlackBerry KEYone will be available in the Indian market. The price, though, could simply be a placeholder for when BlackBerry launches the KEYone in India and officially announces the price. The website has listed [...]
The BlackBerry KEYone was unveiled as the first big announcement of the Mobile World Congress (MWC). The device, codenamed Mercury, was earlier speculated to be called Blackberry DTEK70.
The KEYone has a 4.5-inch full HD IPS LCD display and 3:2 aspect ratio with a 1620 x 1080 px resolution. The phone from the Canadian company has a solid fit and sleek finish. The screen is covered with Gorilla Glass 4 protection, with the aluminium-touch. The KEYone has a 12 MP camera, which uses a 1.55 micron-px Sony sensor similar to the Google Pixel. The phone has a 8 MP front-facing snapper with a wide-angle lens.
The physical keyboard below the BlackBerry KEYone’s screen is [...]
You thought Blackberry was done with handsets? Well think again. The company has launched a brand new phone, with no name (Curve, Bold or Privé)and just a model number, dubbed the DTEK50, it is the thinnest Blackberry phone yet.
Yes the phone runs Android, and is 7.4mm thick, has built in full-data encryption, built-in malware protection,hardware support for tracking and provisioning. The included DTEK security app secures the Android OS more than usual ( the usual not being very secure)
This touch only phone is a rare handset from Blackberry which usually has a close connection with physical keyboards. BlackBerry Hub communications is in there too.
Blackberry is not doing so well, proof of that is the fact that WhatsApp and Facebook are officially killing App support for the platform. Previously known as RIM, Blackberry has not seen a good record in the past few years. With almost all their devices not doing well, either due to price or specifications.
The news which is about a month old has left Blackberry in disappointment. The apps are supposed to end their support end of 2016 leaving any Blackberry users fending for themselves, as no more updates will be available post that. However, devices like the company’s Priv, that work on Android will not be a part of this end of service, and will continue to enjoy [...]