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Mobile World Congress 2017: All the announcements that matter from Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Huawei, LG and more

Mobile World Congress 2017: All the announcements that matter from Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Huawei, LG and more

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Mobile World Congress 2017 saw a whole stack of new smartphones, tablets and other devices launched during its time in Barcelona.Samsung, Sony, LG, Huawei, Nokia and other mobile manufacturers have announced gadgets for the coming months and we've been... >>

BlackBerry KeyOne is official, bringing classic QWERTY to modern day

BlackBerry KeyOne is official, bringing classic QWERTY to modern day

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Having already given a hardware teaser at CES earlier in the year, BlackBerry has now officially outed its next smartphone, the KeyOne, designed to tempt the hard-core BlackBerry fans to switch to Android, and invoke serious nostalgia in a serious phone.... >>

A budget Blackberry could be on the way, but with a catch

A budget Blackberry could be on the way, but with a catch

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Blackberry's new flagship, currently codenamed Mercury, is set for a full unveiling at Mobile World Congress, following a preview at CES back in January. But if a leak from Twitter user @rquant is to be believed, the company will have a budget phone in... >>

BlackBerry's final phone, the Mercury, set for CES 2017 reveal

BlackBerry's final phone, the Mercury, set for CES 2017 reveal

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BlackBerry's swansong, the DTEK 70/Mercury, is expected to be unveiled at CES 2017 in January in Las Vegas. It's said to be the last phone developed in-house by the struggling Canadian company after it handed over manufacturing, marketing and distribution... >>

TCL now officially makes BlackBerry phones

TCL now officially makes BlackBerry phones

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It's not exactly the most shocking news of the year to find out Chinese electronics manufacturer TCL has signed a licensing agreement with BlackBerry that will see the former design and produce phones for the latter. BlackBerry confirms decision to ditch... >>

BlackBerry DTEK60 review: More than just an Alcatel clone?
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BlackBerry DTEK60 review: More than just an Alcatel clone?

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BlackBerry has officially stopped building and designing its own phones. When that news broke, it was almost as dramatic as when it announced its first Android phone, the keyboard-equipped Priv.For a company known for building its devices, operating system... >>

BlackBerry DTEK60:  Release date, price and everything you need to know

BlackBerry DTEK60: Release date, price and everything you need to know

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Blackberry finally launched its third Android phone last week, without as much as an official announcement. The DTEK60 - formerly referred to as the Argon - is, by the sounds of it, the company's 2016 flagship phone. It's a big, all touchscreen device... >>

BlackBerry DTEK60 vs BlackBerry DTEK50: What's the difference?

BlackBerry DTEK60 vs BlackBerry DTEK50: What's the difference?

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BlackBerry has announced another DTEK handset, with the new DTEK60 joining the existing DTEK50. BlackBerry has been shifting over to Android, first launching the Priv slider, an innovative handset that offered a lot of BlackBerry and a lot of Android.... >>

BlackBerry officially announces DTEK60, available now for £475

BlackBerry officially announces DTEK60, available now for £475

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The BlackBerry DTEK60 has been no secret, we've known it's been coming for some time now, the Canadian company even accidentally leaked the specs itself and a German retailer said it would go on sale on 25 October. Those leaks have rung true and it's... >>

BlackBerry confirms decision to ditch hardware division, all phones to be made by third-parties in future

BlackBerry confirms decision to ditch hardware division, all phones to be made by third-parties in future

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It might not come as a surprise considering recent BlackBerry handsets have been OEM models made by third-parties, but the company has confirmed that it will no longer make hardware of any kind in-house going forward.As part of its second quarter financial... >>

BlackBerry DTEK50 review: Secure, just not top drawer
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BlackBerry DTEK50 review: Secure, just not top drawer

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BlackBerry has a long tradition of building its own hardware and software, but having fallen on harder times of late, the company was forced to outsource. With the DTEK50, its first mid-range Android phone, it has partnered with TCL Communication and... >>

BlackBerry makes its awesome Hub available to download on all Android Marshmallow phones

BlackBerry makes its awesome Hub available to download on all Android Marshmallow phones

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BlackBerry has released its Hub to the Play Store, bringing arguably its best software feature to any user running Android Marshmallow on their device.For those unaware, BlackBerry Hub is an awesome unified inbox that brings all of your messages, emails,... >>

BlackBerry DTEK50: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

BlackBerry DTEK50: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Blackberry is expected to launch three phones over the next year. One of them is the Argon and, by the sounds of it, this will be the company's 2016 flagship phone. It's a big, all touchscreen device with a powerful processor, support for the latest Quick... >>

BlackBerry DTEK50 officially announced, an all-touch secure Android phone

BlackBerry DTEK50 officially announced, an all-touch secure Android phone

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BlackBerry has officially unveiled the DTEK50, it's second Android phone, but the first without a physical keyboard. It's aimed at the mid-tier market consumers with a need for added security. In fact, during the announcement, security was the key feature. The... >>

BlackBerry DTEK50 vs BlackBerry Priv: What's the difference?

BlackBerry DTEK50 vs BlackBerry Priv: What's the difference?

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BlackBerry is said to be announcing three smartphones over the next 12 months, the first of which has debuted as "the world's most secure Android smartphone".The device was codenamed Hamburg and Neon in rumours leading up to its announcement, but... >>

BlackBerry Classic finally ditched, will no longer be manufactured

BlackBerry Classic finally ditched, will no longer be manufactured

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BlackBerry has basically admitted defeat when it comes to QWERTY keyboards.The company has just confirmed it will stop making the BlackBerry Classic, one of its most iconic smartphone models with a QWERTY keyboard for inputting text. The Classic, which... >>

BlackBerry's smartphone roadmap for 2016/17 revealed

BlackBerry's smartphone roadmap for 2016/17 revealed

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Following the recent leak of an upcoming BlackBerry Android phone, yet more details have emerged about BlackBerry's plans for this next year. If rumours published by Venture Beat are to be believed, the Canadian tech company is set to launch three phones... >>

BlackBerry Hamburg could be called BlackBerry Neon, first press picture leaks

BlackBerry Hamburg could be called BlackBerry Neon, first press picture leaks

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It has been common knowledge that BlackBerry will release two mid-range Android phones this year, most often called by their codenames, Hamburg and Rome. But a new report claims that the former of the two will actually be called the BlackBerry Neon. And... >>

It looks like BlackBerry Hamburg won't even be made by BlackBerry anymore

It looks like BlackBerry Hamburg won't even be made by BlackBerry anymore

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BlackBerry has previously and publicly pulled out of making devices around its own operating system, opting for layering its own security software onto Android going forward.Now though it looks like it won't even make its own phones by heading down the... >>

BlackBerry Rome and Hamburg: New renders show midrange Android phones

BlackBerry Rome and Hamburg: New renders show midrange Android phones

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5 May update:Leaked images recently appeared online claiming to show the upcoming BlackBerry Hamburg and Rome handsets, but it's now been made clear that those images were not leaked from BlackBerry itself but instead renders created by someone who claims... >>

BlackBerry Priv gets Android Marshmallow, more battery life and data control

BlackBerry Priv gets Android Marshmallow, more battery life and data control

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BlackBerry fans have had a tough time of it lately with app support abandonment. But they can rely on the flagship Priv handset to keep pushing forward with the latest update bringing Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the phone.While WhatsApp and Facebook support... >>

Farewell BlackBerry OS: Here are the 23 best BlackBerry phones that changed the world

Farewell BlackBerry OS: Here are the 23 best BlackBerry phones that changed the world

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BlackBerry has announced its operating software BB10 is officially dead. It's a sad time. Not because future devices will be Android, but because it marks the end of yet another era for the Canadian company. Once upon a time, BlackBerry was the absolute... >>

Bye bye BB10, BlackBerry kills operating system after admitting defeat

Bye bye BB10, BlackBerry kills operating system after admitting defeat

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BlackBerry has admitted defeat in the packed consumer phone market and will no longer make phones featuring its own operating system. There will be no more BB10 handsets produced.Instead, it will concentrate on establishing itself as a major Android... >>

BlackBerry says it'll launch two mid-range Android handsets in 2016

BlackBerry says it'll launch two mid-range Android handsets in 2016

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BlackBerry thinks the high-end phone market has gone soft, so it's now dropping down a peg by zeroing in on the mid-range phone market.The National spoke to the CEO of BlackBerry, John Chen, and claimed BlackBerry plans to launch two new Android phones... >>

Facebook is the latest company to bail on BlackBerry 10

Facebook is the latest company to bail on BlackBerry 10

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BlackBerry has lost support for the Facebook app on its platform after the social media company reportedly announced it has abandoned the phone maker.The Facebook app will no longer be supported on BlackBerry devices, reports the BBC.This follows Facebook-owned... >>

BlackBerry abandoned by WhatsApp, beginning of the end for BB10?

BlackBerry abandoned by WhatsApp, beginning of the end for BB10?

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WhatsApp has announced that it will be stopping support for certain operating systems including BlackBerry's BB10 OS.WhatsApp has said that it will stop supporting certain operating systems as it wants to focus on those used by the majority of people.While... >>

BlackBerry appears to be going Android only, say goodbye to BB10

BlackBerry appears to be going Android only, say goodbye to BB10

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UPDATE: BlackBerry has since issued a statement on its official blog saying: "...we want to also make very clear our ongoing commitment to the BlackBerry 10 platform...". It goes on to say: "consumer and enterprise fans of our workhorse BlackBerry 10... >>

BlackBerry's first Priv software update brings performance, camera, security enhancements

BlackBerry's first Priv software update brings performance, camera, security enhancements

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The Priv has barely hit the shelves, and BlackBerry's surprise Android hit is ready to receive its first software update. No, it isn't Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but it does bring a range of enhancements, as well as kicking off the monthly security updates... >>

BlackBerry Priv tips and tricks: Master your Android BB

BlackBerry Priv tips and tricks: Master your Android BB

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The BlackBerry Priv is something of a surprise package, fusing some of the best features of Android with the best of BlackBerry. You now have that keyboard and BlackBerry Hub, but you also have access to all those Android apps. But this is a brave new... >>

New BlackBerry Android phone, Vienna, may look like this

New BlackBerry Android phone, Vienna, may look like this

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The first Android BlackBerry arrived in the Priv recently and hot on its heels could be another Android smartphone with keyboard.The BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, has already confirmed that the company's Android line would be growing beyond the Priv. After... >>

BlackBerry Priv vs BlackBerry Passport, Classic, Leap: What's the difference?

BlackBerry Priv vs BlackBerry Passport, Classic, Leap: What's the difference?

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BlackBerry's latest handset has landed, the Priv. It makes a huge change for the company, moving to a new platform, looking, in the words of CEO John Chen, to deal with the problem of apps. The Priv arrives wanting to retain what BlackBerry is known... >>

BlackBerry Priv official: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

BlackBerry Priv official: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

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BlackBerry took an usual approach to launching the Priv. Following a run of rumours and leaks, the company confirmed its plans, before drip-feeding information, supplying official photos, and talking openly about the new handset.It's now officially launched,... >>

5 things BlackBerry users will love about the BlackBerry Priv

5 things BlackBerry users will love about the BlackBerry Priv

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BlackBerry has finally launched the Priv, its latest handset, making the switch to Android.It's looking to bring together the best features of BlackBerry with the best of Android, launching a flagship-spec handset with a full QWERTY keyboard, as well... >>

5 things Android users will love about the BlackBerry Priv

5 things Android users will love about the BlackBerry Priv

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BlackBerry has finally launched the Priv, its first Android handset.It's looking to bring together the best features of BlackBerry with the best of Android, launching a flagship-spec handset with a full QWERTY keyboard, as well as a range of clever additions. You... >>

BlackBerry Priv vs Nexus 6P, Galaxy S6 edge Plus, Xperia Z5 Premium, OnePlus 2, LG G4: What's the difference?

BlackBerry Priv vs Nexus 6P, Galaxy S6 edge Plus, Xperia Z5 Premium, OnePlus 2, LG G4: What's the difference?

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BlackBerry has officially unveiled the Priv. It's the company's first handset to run on the Android platform instead of the BlackBerry OS and it has been doing the rounds for the last few weeks, as well as in the months previous, after pre-orders began.We... >>

BlackBerry Priv review: A sweet BlackBerry and Android pie
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BlackBerry Priv review: A sweet BlackBerry and Android pie

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BlackBerry has trodden a rocky path these last few years that has lead us to a point that some felt was inevitable. With BB 7 and then BB 10 not really capturing the imagination in the way that iOS and Android have, it was of little surprise when BlackBerry... >>

BlackBerry posts official 'Introducing Priv' video to YouTube, watch it here

BlackBerry posts official 'Introducing Priv' video to YouTube, watch it here

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BlackBerry's next device could make or break the company.When you think of smartphones, you likely think of Android, Apple, and Windows phones. BlackBerry comes in at a very distant fourth. But that might soon change, because BlackBerry is going Android.... >>

BlackBerry Priv specs, price and date confirmed, as pre-orders open

BlackBerry Priv specs, price and date confirmed, as pre-orders open

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Somewhat out of the blue, pre-orders for the BlackBerry Priv have opened at Carphone Warehouse, confirming all the details in the process. The BlackBerry Priv has been one of the worst kept secrets in the smartphone world, with the leaks being so prolific... >>

BlackBerry CEO John Chen officially confirms Priv Android handset

BlackBerry CEO John Chen officially confirms Priv Android handset

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BlackBerry has officially confirmed the launch of the BlackBerry Priv, the rumoured Android slider that's been doing the rounds under the codename BlackBerry Venice.Although there's been no official press release, specs or supporting images, John Chen,... >>

Now the BlackBerry Passport appears on video, running Android

Now the BlackBerry Passport appears on video, running Android

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The Venice isn't the only BlackBerry that might be running Android. There have been rumours that the Passport might be getting an Android makeover too. There's long been chatter about BlackBerry's relationship with Android. This started with support... >>

This is the BlackBerry Venice slider phone, coming in November and with Google Play Store

This is the BlackBerry Venice slider phone, coming in November and with Google Play Store

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When BlackBerry executive Ron Louks held up a previously announced slider phone at Mobile World Congress earlier this year it took many if not all by surprise. It was only a tease - wasn't even named - but represented an interesting new direction for... >>

BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition is official: £429, out today in the US

BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition is official: £429, out today in the US

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BlackBerry fans it's time to get excited, a new version of the Passport is here and it's looking good.The BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition brings design improvements on the original Passport, and is available from today in the US and in the coming... >>

BlackBerry Venice could be the Android BB slider you've been looking for

BlackBerry Venice could be the Android BB slider you've been looking for

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A leopard might not be able to change its spots - this leak comes from "retired" leaker Evan Blass - but it seems BlackBerry might be able to change its OS. There have been rumours circulating that BlackBerry was taking a lot of interest in what Android... >>

Your next BlackBerry could be running Android, later this year

Your next BlackBerry could be running Android, later this year

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BlackBerry could be about to change tack with a new device that features the Android operating system.Until now BlackBerry devices have coming running BlackBerry's own OS. The move to Android could open up its appeal for those that want both Android and... >>

BlackBerry Oslo exists and here are some amazing hands-on shots and specs

BlackBerry Oslo exists and here are some amazing hands-on shots and specs

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Press images of what could turn out to be the replacement for the BlackBerry Passport leaked little over a month ago but there are far better shots of the device now. And they've been accompanied by a raft of leaked specifications too.The hands-on shots... >>

Three new BlackBerry smartphones leaked: Slider, Oslo and Porsche Design

Three new BlackBerry smartphones leaked: Slider, Oslo and Porsche Design

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BlackBerry already teased a slider smartphone from MWC last month and now leaks have revealed it alongside two other smartphones.The BlackBerry Slider or Venice, a successor to the current Passport called Oslo, plus a new Porsche Design Blackberry have... >>

BlackBerry Leap available for pre-order, costs £200 and ships 24 April

BlackBerry Leap available for pre-order, costs £200 and ships 24 April

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BlackBerry has opened its pre-order pages for its latest BlackBerry 10 OS handset. The BlackBerry Leap came as a bit of a surprise during Mobile World Congress in February but garnered a fair amount of attention even though it is aimed at young and start-up... >>

Samsung-made BlackBerry tablet could be further clue to buyout

Samsung-made BlackBerry tablet could be further clue to buyout

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Rumours that Samsung was considering an acquisition of BlackBerry were flying thick and fast in January, but cooled soon after. BlackBerry denied talks were taking place and that seemed to be that.However, you can expect them to start up again as it seems... >>

What the? All-new BlackBerry slider phone unexpectedly revealed at MWC 2015

What the? All-new BlackBerry slider phone unexpectedly revealed at MWC 2015

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After leading to wide speculation that BlackBerry would mostly concentrate on software this year, thanks to a previous statement, the company pulled a major surprise during its press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona; it will be going... >>

BlackBerry Leap is the 5-inch HD touchscreen smartphone you didn’t see coming

BlackBerry Leap is the 5-inch HD touchscreen smartphone you didn’t see coming

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A new BlackBerry has been announced from Mobile World Congress 2015, dubbed the Leap it's a 5-inch HD touchscreen handset that aims to impress.BlackBerry says the Leap boasts the features of a hero device, including 4G connectivity, with the price of... >>