• BlackBerry Announces the DTEK50, $300 Phone All About Security

    BlackBerry Announces the DTEK50, $300 Phone All About Security

    While the specs inside of the DTEK50 won’t blow you away, even with BlackBerry highlighting the autofocus-having 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, it seems like a decent option for those who value security over other premium features.As for the specs, potential buyers will find a 5.
  • BlackBerry Launches Hub+ Suite of Apps for Android 6.0+ Devices

    BlackBerry Launches Hub+ Suite of Apps for Android 6.0+ Devices

    In fact, any Android device running Android 6.0+ can use these apps free of charge and ad-free, at least for a limited time.
  • BlackBerry Taking Quadrooter Vulnerability Seriously, Releasing Patch for Priv and DTEK50

    BlackBerry Taking Quadrooter Vulnerability Seriously, Releasing Patch for Priv and DTEK50

    With the issue discovered, OEMs and Google are beginning to patch the problem, with BlackBerry taking the lead to protect its device purchasers.According to a post from BlackBerry, those who purchased either a Priv or DTEK50 smartphone from the company’s online shop will receive a security patch for all four vulnerabilities associated with Quadrooter.
  • BlackBerry Quits Making Smartphones

    BlackBerry Quits Making Smartphones

    Once the gold standard at the dawn of the smartphone era, BlackBerry dominated the mobile market.28, BlackBerry CEO John Chen restated what he has previously, specifically that the company's future lies in software, mobile management, and security.
  • DTEK60 Announced by BlackBerry, Priced at $499 With 5.5" QHD Display and Plenty of Security

    DTEK60 Announced by BlackBerry, Priced at $499 With 5.5" QHD Display and Plenty of Security

    As was detailed back in September, this new hardware was likely not created by BlackBerry, but the software and overall experience is pure BB.5″ QHD AMOLED display, 21-megapixel rear-facing camera, fingerprint reader on the back and 2TB microSD card support, the phone is available for purchase starting today in the US and other regions across the globe.
  • BlackBerry Phones: Not Dead Yet

    BlackBerry Phones: Not Dead Yet

    Though BlackBerry has bowed out of the smartphone business, BlackBerry devices will live on thanks to China's TCL.This means that, going forward, TCL will be the exclusive manufacturer and distributor for all BlackBerry-branded smartphones, with the exception of those in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Indonesia.
  • Canada Gets Self-Driving Cars Thanks To... BlackBerry?

    Canada Gets Self-Driving Cars Thanks To... BlackBerry?

    The company on Monday announced plans to open a center for autonomous vehicle research in Ottawa, Ontario.There, software engineers will work on a pilot project to test a BlackBerry-powered self-driving car on public roads, thanks to a recently-awarded permit from the provincial government.
  • TCL Teases First BlackBerry-Branded Smartphones

    TCL Teases First BlackBerry-Branded Smartphones

    Chinese electronics giant TCL teased its first BlackBerry-branded phones Thursday, in a bid to win a bigger share of the US premium smartphone market.Perhaps hoping to generate buzz through secrecy, TCL remained mostly quiet about its plans for BlackBerry-branded phones.
  • Hands On With the BlackBerry Mercury

    Hands On With the BlackBerry Mercury

    LAS VEGAS—The BlackBerry Mercury isn't a "real" phone yet.The Mercury, which has been leaked "about 600 times," according to TCL Communication North America president Steve Cistulli, is the new Android-powered smartphone running BlackBerry's software stack with the classic keyboard, complete with silvery frets between the rows.
  • Hands On: BlackBerry 'Mercury' Becomes KeyOne

    Hands On: BlackBerry 'Mercury' Becomes KeyOne

    The new keyboarded, Android-powered BlackBerry is the KeyOne, and it's launching in April for $549.5-inch screen and the full BlackBerry keyboard you remember; it will be compatible with all major US and Canadian carriers.
  • Hands On: BlackBerry KeyOne's Business Security Features

    Hands On: BlackBerry KeyOne's Business Security Features

    BARCELONA—BlackBerry is back in a big way at Mobile World Congress this year, returning to its business-focused smartphone roots with the new BlackBerry KeyOne.At the launch event, BlackBerry said it built security "into every layer of the KeyOne.
  • Qualcomm Must Refund BlackBerry $815M in Fees

    Qualcomm Must Refund BlackBerry $815M in Fees

    The decision is the latest setback for Qualcomm, which has been the recipient of a lawsuit from Apple and the subject of multiple government investigations into its business practices.But BlackBerry's smartphone sales fell to just 7 million devices in 2015, down from 53 million in 2012.
  • BlackBerry KeyOne Arrives May 31

    BlackBerry KeyOne Arrives May 31

    A "new era of BlackBerry smartphones" is slated to kick off on May 31.Chinese electronics giant TCL, which last year became the exclusive manufacturer and distributor for BlackBerry-branded smartphones, said Thursday that the new keyboarded, Android-powered BlackBerry KeyOne will go on sale in the US and Canada next month.
  • BlackBerry's KeyOne proves keyboards aren't dead yet

    BlackBerry's KeyOne proves keyboards aren't dead yet

    The BlackBerry KeyOne runs against the current grain of wafer-thin phones with oversized screens.Speaking of which, there are a lot of pre-installed BlackBerry apps, like WorkSpaces, a Google Drive alternative; the famous BlackBerry Messenger; BlackBerry Hub, which shows all your notifications in one place; Password Keeper, which stores your passwords in one secure location; and more.
  • BlackBerry KEYone Available on Sprint Starting Tomorrow

    BlackBerry KEYone Available on Sprint Starting Tomorrow

    Starting tomorrow, customers on Sprint will find the KEYone from BlackBerry available for purchase online, with in-store availability beginning later this month.The KEYone has been available in the US since May, purchasable via Amazon and Best Buy.
  • BlackBerry KEYone Hits AT&T on September 1

    BlackBerry KEYone Hits AT&T on September 1

    The BlackBerry KEYone is making its way to AT&T on September 1, no longer a carrier exclusive for Sprint.The KEYone for AT&T is the exact phone that’s been out for months, the same one we reviewed back in June.
  • Report: BlackBerry to License Secure Android OS to Other OEMs

    Report: BlackBerry to License Secure Android OS to Other OEMs

    According to a report, BlackBerry is working on deals to potentially license its version of Android called BlackBerry Secure to other OEMs.If all goes well, BlackBerry will make all of its secure changes that are present on top of Android available for license to other smartphone makers, meaning more security for these potential Android phone buyers.
  • Unexpected Demand Prompts BlackBerry KeyOne 'Black Edition'

    Unexpected Demand Prompts BlackBerry KeyOne 'Black Edition'

    That unexpected success has prompted BlackBerry to follow up with the BlackBerry KeyOne Black Edition in time for the holiday season.True to its name, it comes with an attractive matte black finish to its aluminum body, replacing the silver accents on the original KeyOne.
  • BlackBerry Priv Won't Receive Update to Nougat

    BlackBerry Priv Won't Receive Update to Nougat

    According to BlackBerry’s GM Alex Thurber, the Priv will not be receiving an update to Nougat.The Priv launched with Lollipop in 2015, then received its Marshmallow update in April, 2016.