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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... >>

BlackBerry going software only? Will make more apps for rival platforms

BlackBerry going software only? Will make more apps for rival platforms

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With Mobile World Congress underway in Barcelona, BlackBerry has decided to use the annual conference as a platform for announcing information about its plans for the new year.The company has revealed it will heavily focus on software by delivering a... >>

BlackBerry finally brings its limited edition red BlackBerry Passport to the UK

BlackBerry finally brings its limited edition red BlackBerry Passport to the UK

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Brits can now get their hands on a red Passport. The BlackBerry one, of course.During an investor conference last November, BlackBerry announced some new products and changes in the works. John Chen, the company's CEO, also pulled our a red phone and... >>

BlackBerry 10.3.1 tips and tricks: New features examined

BlackBerry 10.3.1 tips and tricks: New features examined

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 is being rolled out to all BlackBerry 10 smartphones and it brings a whole swathe of new features. Most of them were already available as part of OS 10.3 for the BlackBerry Passport and Porsche Design P'9983, and the Classic comes... >>

BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 finally brings Android apps to all BlackBerry 10 phones

BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 finally brings Android apps to all BlackBerry 10 phones

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BlackBerry has started to roll out BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 for all of its BlackBerry 10 smartphones which brings them all up to date with the BlackBerry Classic when it comes to new features.The headline feature of those is perhaps the addition of the Amazon... >>

BlackBerry demands new law to force Apple and Netflix to develop BlackBerry apps

BlackBerry demands new law to force Apple and Netflix to develop BlackBerry apps

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BlackBerry boss John Chen has posted a remarkable open letter to US president Barack Obama and the US Senate, demanding that it considers making companies like Apple and Netflix make their apps available on BlackBerry phones.As the issue of net neutrality... >>

BlackBerry Classic review: Timeless, or stuck in the past?
3.5 stars

BlackBerry Classic review: Timeless, or stuck in the past?

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For many, the BlackBerry was the first rung on the smartphone ladder. In fact, the BlackBerry was the smartphone in a sea of inconsistent feature phones; a phone doing things that no other could.But now BlackBerry is weathering the storm, having fallen... >>

Which mobile platform to choose: Are all the apps you need available?

Which mobile platform to choose: Are all the apps you need available?

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When deciding upon which phone to purchase, it's not always about how many megapixels the phone's camera boasts or whether there is a Qualcomm processor inside. You likely care more about the mobile platform it's based upon and the types of apps available.Although... >>

Samsung reportedly wants to buy BlackBerry for $7.5 billion, but BB denies rumours

Samsung reportedly wants to buy BlackBerry for $7.5 billion, but BB denies rumours

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Samsung wants to buy BlackBerry for its patent portfolio, it's claimed.Ever since BlackBerry announced in 2013 that it would consider selling, several reports have speculated about all the possibly-interested suitors. The company of course decided to... >>

BlackBerry roadmap coming at MWC 2015: Here's what it thinks will win customers back

BlackBerry roadmap coming at MWC 2015: Here's what it thinks will win customers back

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BlackBerry has launched a significant device in the BlackBerry Classic, an update to the popular Bold 9900. At the launch event, BlackBerry confirmed that it would be revealing its future roadmap at Mobile World Congress 2015, so you can expect to see... >>

BlackBerry Classic hands-on: A Bold move

BlackBerry Classic hands-on: A Bold move

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BlackBerry today officially pulled the covers off the BlackBerry Classic, a device looking to recapture the glory days of BlackBerry's past.It harks back to the very popular BlackBerry Bold with BlackBerry claiming that the Classic is a "upgrade" to the... >>

BlackBerry Classic vs BlackBerry Passport: Which should you choose?

BlackBerry Classic vs BlackBerry Passport: Which should you choose?

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Although its been on pre-order for a short while already, BlackBerry has now official unveiled the BlackBerry Classic, its smartphone that combines the new elements of the BlackBerry 10 operating system with some of the traditional, much-loved features... >>

BlackBerry Classic officially launches to 'upgrade' the Bold experience

BlackBerry Classic officially launches to 'upgrade' the Bold experience

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BlackBerry has officially launched the BlackBerry Classic. Having been teased through most of 2015 - and available for pre-order for the past few weeks - the final details of this device have now been revealed.The BlackBerry Classic is a return to form... >>

BlackBerry Classic available for pre-order, could it be a return to form?

BlackBerry Classic available for pre-order, could it be a return to form?

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BlackBerry has quietly put its latest handset up for pre-order in the UK. You can secure yourself a BlackBerry Classic on the company's own website now.There hasn't been much of a fanfare by the manufacturer over the phone's release but some feel that... >>

Limited red BlackBerry Passport to launch on Black Friday, followed by BlackBerry Classic in December

Limited red BlackBerry Passport to launch on Black Friday, followed by BlackBerry Classic in December

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During an investor conference in San Francisco, BlackBerry announced some new products and changes in the works.John Chen, the company's CEO, revealed on 13 November that a new BlackBerry Classic device, which it first teased earlier this year, will debut... >>

BlackBerry says no new handsets for foreseeable future, but here are the ones it will focus on

BlackBerry says no new handsets for foreseeable future, but here are the ones it will focus on

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BlackBerry is still completing its get-back-on-track plan and can't afford to launch too many new devices.John Chen, the company's CEO, told Reuters that BlackBerry has sold assets, landed key partnerships, and raised cash - all while following the first... >>

BlackBerry Classic detailed in leaked spec sheet and photos, coming this year

BlackBerry Classic detailed in leaked spec sheet and photos, coming this year

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Before the year is out, BlackBerry will reportedly launch a new device called Classic.According to tech blog N4BB, which obtained both leaked photos and a spec list of the yet-to-be-announced device, BlackBerry's Classic will bring back the five-button... >>

New BlackBerry Passport leak shows the flagship dressed in gold

New BlackBerry Passport leak shows the flagship dressed in gold

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BlackBerry could be getting ready to announce a gold version of the BlackBerry Passport, it's claimed.The world has already seen black and porcelain white versions of the BlackBerry Passport, and many reports speculated BlackBerry would eventually launch... >>

BlackBerry Blend: The power of a BlackBerry without having it in the room

BlackBerry Blend: The power of a BlackBerry without having it in the room

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BlackBerry is hoping to making working from home while still accessing your company intranet a lot easier with a new service called BlackBerry Blend.The new feature, which is a part of the new BB 10.3 OS, will be available for BlackBerry Passport and... >>

BlackBerry Passport review: It's not hip to be square
2.0 stars

BlackBerry Passport review: It's not hip to be square

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The BlackBerry Passport breaks smartphone design tradition and offers something we've never seen the likes of before: a square display in a device with (you guessed it) a passport-sized footprint. The Canadian company certainly had to do something different... >>

Porsche Design P'9983: The £1400 BlackBerry for power professionals (hands-on)

Porsche Design P'9983: The £1400 BlackBerry for power professionals (hands-on)

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Porsche Design made its first smartphone in 2007, before partnering with BlackBerry (then RIM) in 2011 on the P'9981. Jump to the present day and we have the Porsche Design P'9983, which is based on the BlackBerry Q10.In the words of BlackBerry and Porsche... >>

BlackBerry Passport to cost $599 off-contract in US after Wednesday launch

BlackBerry Passport to cost $599 off-contract in US after Wednesday launch

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Blackbery's latest smartphone, which is perfect for Instagram snaps, will cost less than $600 when it launches in the US this week.The Wall Street Journal has reported the BlackBerry Passport smartphone will go on sale Wednesday in the US for $599 without... >>

BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9983 now official and it looks gorgeous

BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9983 now official and it looks gorgeous

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BlackBerry has officially lifted the lid on its latest collaborative product with Porsche. The Porsche Design P'9983 has been leaked and rumoured for a while, but the phone is now a reality, having been unveiled at an "exclusive event" in Dubai.Running... >>

BlackBerry ‘See The Bigger Picture’ event set for 24 September, possibly for Passport?

BlackBerry ‘See The Bigger Picture’ event set for 24 September, possibly for Passport?

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BlackBerry has announced three invite-only press events scheduled for 24 September.The company didn't reveal what exactly it planned to unveil at the press events located in Toronto, London, and Dubai, but it offered any anxious fans and consumers the... >>

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 leaked again, this time with a stack of specs

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 leaked again, this time with a stack of specs

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Forgive us readers, for we have sinned. It's been a week since our last Porsche Design P'9983 leak and we've heard nothing more in the seven days since.However, Indian BlackBerry news site BBIN has posted new pictures of the alleged new BlackBerry/Porsche... >>

Porsche Design P'9983 'Khan' BlackBerry leaked

Porsche Design P'9983 'Khan' BlackBerry leaked

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BlackBerry has a new Porsche Design smartphone in the works which has leaked online ahead of its official release. The new BlackBerry P'9983 is going by the code name "Khan".The Khan leaked on N4BB which claims this will be the first proper BlackBerry... >>

BlackBerry ready to reinvent itself with job cuts now over, says CEO in hopeful leaked memo

BlackBerry ready to reinvent itself with job cuts now over, says CEO in hopeful leaked memo

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An internal memo sent to BlackBerry employees has leaked online, revealing the company is no longer in the middle of restructuring or cutting jobs and instead wants to move forward, hire new talent, and even make acquisitions.According to Reuters, which... >>

BlackBerry's BBM app for Windows Phone now finally available, with new UI

BlackBerry's BBM app for Windows Phone now finally available, with new UI

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BBM for Windows Phone has finally emerged from its beta period and launched for all. It even sports a tweaked interface.BlackBerry announced last month it would launch BBM for Windows Phone in July, after first confirming it was coming to the platform... >>

Meet BlackBerry Assistant, a Siri, Cortana and Google Now challenger

Meet BlackBerry Assistant, a Siri, Cortana and Google Now challenger

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BlackBerry has just introduced its virtual assistant that aims to offer a service like Apple's Siri, Microsoft's Cortana and Google Now.The BlackBerry Assistant, as it's plainly named, comes with the BlackBerry 10.3 operating system. This will be installed... >>

BBM for Windows Phone Beta opens up for all - now anyone can apply to join

BBM for Windows Phone Beta opens up for all - now anyone can apply to join

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Two days after launching an invite-only beta version of BBM in the Windows Phone Store, BlackBerry has revealed it will now open the beta to approved applicants.BBM - also known as BlackBerry Messenger - is a messaging client included on BlackBerry devices.... >>

BBM finally lands for Windows Phone - but it's not for everyone just yet

BBM finally lands for Windows Phone - but it's not for everyone just yet

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BlackBerry has fulfilled its promise by releasing BBM for Windows Phone. But don't get too excited, because most of you can't use it straightaway.BBM - also known as BlackBerry Messenger - is a messaging client included on BlackBerry devices. It allows... >>

Power-saving tips: Nine easy ways to make your device's battery last longer

Power-saving tips: Nine easy ways to make your device's battery last longer

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Imagine you're traveling but your smartphone is about to run out of battery. You're probably panicking because you still need to access maps, texts, emails, or whatever else in order to get from point A to point B as well as contact loved ones.Well, you're... >>

BBM finally coming to Windows Phone in July, now the third most popular OS can pretend it's the fourth

BBM finally coming to Windows Phone in July, now the third most popular OS can pretend it's the fourth

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BlackBerry has officially set a date for the release of its BBM chat and messenger service for Windows Phone. It was first announced as coming to the platform back in February, when now Microsoft executive Stephen Elop announced it was heading to Lumia... >>

BlackBerry Passport is a sign that the company will try anything, be good for Instagram though

BlackBerry Passport is a sign that the company will try anything, be good for Instagram though

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BlackBerry has quietly unveiled a new smartphone with a square display that is going to be perfect for Instagram users and it is called the BlackBerry Passport.During a live-streamed special meeting about its latest financial results, BlackBerry talked... >>

BlackBerry still has more consumer users in the UK than Windows Phone

BlackBerry still has more consumer users in the UK than Windows Phone

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Despite claims from Microsoft that Windows Phone OS is the third most popular smartphone operating system after Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, new data has emerged that shows it has yet to surpass BlackBerry in the UK.As noted by journalist Charles... >>

BlackBerry Z3 released 15 May, here's an official unboxing video

BlackBerry Z3 released 15 May, here's an official unboxing video

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"Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated." Okay, so that's a misquote of an original comment said by Mark Twain, but it could so easily apply to BlackBerry as it is about to come back from the brink with its first handset since its troubles.The... >>

BlackBerry board ensures keyboards are key going forward

BlackBerry board ensures keyboards are key going forward

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BlackBerry has further confirmed that QWERTY keyboards are key to the company's future.Vice president of global product management, Francois Mahieu, told Pocket-lint during Mobile World Congress in February that the manufacturer will return to what it... >>

BlackBerry will prosecute device leakers in future, CEO calls leaks 'distracting' and 'misleading'

BlackBerry will prosecute device leakers in future, CEO calls leaks 'distracting' and 'misleading'

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BlackBerry's new chief doesn't like leaks.John Chen, the man who has been serving as BlackBerry's CEO since November 2013, has announced that BlackBerry would now take action in order to stop future leaks. Specifically, he doesn't want the media to report... >>

Apple iPhone 5C outsold flagship Android, Windows Phone handsets last Christmas

Apple iPhone 5C outsold flagship Android, Windows Phone handsets last Christmas

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Apple's iPhone 5C apparently took pride of place under Christmas trees in 2013 as it outsold the competition, new data can reveal. Although Apple doesn't break down sales of individual iPhone models, that hasn't stopped analysts taking apart Apple financial... >>

BlackBerry: We all make mistakes, we need to focus on what BlackBerry is good at

BlackBerry: We all make mistakes, we need to focus on what BlackBerry is good at

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BlackBerry is entering a new era. It's no secret that the company had a 2013 it would rather forget. Its BlackBerry 10 smartphone launches failed to make an impact on a market saturated with rival devices and, as a result, the company ceded third... >>

BlackBerry talks next BBM update for iPhone and Android, group photo messaging to come

BlackBerry talks next BBM update for iPhone and Android, group photo messaging to come

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BlackBerry has detailed a new version of BBM for iPhone and Android, as competition in the mobile messaging space heats up.The Waterloo-based company says the most notable feature coming in the new version is that it will enable users to send pictures... >>

BlackBerry considering PlayBook tablet successor but 'nowhere near ready' yet

BlackBerry considering PlayBook tablet successor but 'nowhere near ready' yet

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BlackBerry will consider releasing a new tablet device, but only when the time is right. Speaking to Pocket-lint, the company's vice-president of global product management Francois Mahieu revealed that the resurgent manufacturer is interested in the... >>

BlackBerry Z3 5-inch touch device announced for Indonesia

BlackBerry Z3 5-inch touch device announced for Indonesia

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BlackBerry has used Mobile World Congress 2014 to announce a new full touch device, the BlackBerry Z3.Previously circulating under the codename "Jakarta", the new BlackBerry handset is destined for customers in Indonesia, with BlackBerry saying it's been... >>

BlackBerry Q20 will return to classic keyboard design

BlackBerry Q20 will return to classic keyboard design

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BlackBerry has used Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona to announce the BlackBerry Q20, a new Qwerty keyboard device.The BlackBerry Q20 is also being called the "Classic", with reference to its classic BlackBerry keyboard design and layout.As such,... >>

BBM and Photoshop coming to Lumia handsets

BBM and Photoshop coming to Lumia handsets

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Stephen Elop has taken to the stage at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, to announce that BBM is coming to Nokia Lumia handsets.It's confirmed to arrive "in the coming months", so now Windows Phone and Nokia X users will be able to get in on all... >>

BlackBerry handset to feature hardware keyboard with Swype-like abilities?

BlackBerry handset to feature hardware keyboard with Swype-like abilities?

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BlackBerry is planning a smartphone much wider than what's traditionally been available on the market, according to BGR. The handset is said to be called the Windermere internally and is part of BlackBerry's grand plan under its new CEO John Chen to... >>

BBM 2.0 now available for iPhone and Android

BBM 2.0 now available for iPhone and Android

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BlackBerry has announced BBM 2.0, a dramatically improved version of the chat applicaion for Android and iPhone that adds a number of new features to the platform.Most notably, Android and iPhone users can now complete voice calls over Wi-Fi or a data... >>

BlackBerry 64-bit octa-core phone coming this September not 2015, says source

BlackBerry 64-bit octa-core phone coming this September not 2015, says source

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The much-rumoured 64-bit octa-core BlackBerry smartphone is coming this year, not 2015, Pocket-lint can reveal. A trusted source, who has been right on BlackBerry matters in the past, told us the phone is currently slated for September 2014.Our source... >>