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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... >>

BBM chief leaves BlackBerry, making for another high-level departure at the company

BBM chief leaves BlackBerry, making for another high-level departure at the company

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BlackBerry is losing the chief of BBM, at a time when BlackBerry hopes the product will keep it relevant in the smartphone realm and soon bring in revenue. Andrew Bocking, executive vice-president of BlackBerry and head of the messenger service,... >>

BlackBerry 64-bit octa-core smartphone planned for 2015?

BlackBerry 64-bit octa-core smartphone planned for 2015?

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BlackBerry plans to launch a new smartphone with an octa-core processor, it's claimed.Tech news website N4BB reported that BlackBerry is currently developing a smartphone that will use Qualcomm's eight-core Snapdragon MSM8994 chipset. This processor will... >>

BlackBerry BBM on iOS and Android updated with Find Friends feature

BlackBerry BBM on iOS and Android updated with Find Friends feature

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BlackBerry has rolled out a Find Friends feature to its BBM for iPhone and Android apps.BBM isn't like text messaging where it uses a phone number, so having a way for users to easily find their friends and contacts already using BBM is a necessity. "The... >>

BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 update available, adds picture passwords, FM radio and more

BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 update available, adds picture passwords, FM radio and more

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BlackBerry has released an update for its BlackBerry 10 operating system that adds a whole gamut of new features, including the ability to customise a pinch gesture to filter messages and notifications in the Hub, a more simplified system to answer or... >>

Windows Phone continues to claw smartphone market share, as Apple loses ground

Windows Phone continues to claw smartphone market share, as Apple loses ground

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Windows Phone and Android both ended 2013 strongly, gaining in smartphone market share year-on-year, while Apple's iOS and BlackBerry lost ground - the latter dramatically.A report and statistics published by analytics company Katar Worldpanel show that... >>

BlackBerry isn't giving up on Qwerty keyboard handsets, will put focus on them

BlackBerry isn't giving up on Qwerty keyboard handsets, will put focus on them

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While other smartphone manufacturers move on from Qwerty keyboards and stick with the on-screen feature, BlackBerry is going back to its roots. In an interview with Recode, Blackberry CEO John Chen said the company's upcoming handsets would focus on... >>

BBM for Android beta brings BBM Channels and voice support

BBM for Android beta brings BBM Channels and voice support

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If you're using the BBM messaging client on Android, go to the BlackBerry Beta Zone. BlackBerry has a private beta available that brings BBM Channels and Voice support.The new beta will allow you to experience social, connected discussions and free Wi-Fi... >>

BlackBerry parts ways with singer Alicia Keys, abruptly ends her global creative director role

BlackBerry parts ways with singer Alicia Keys, abruptly ends her global creative director role

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Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys is no longer BlackBerry's global creative director.Keys accepted the gig last January and now, almost a year later, BlackBerry has abruptly announced that Keys will leave her role officially on 30 January. BlackBerry didn't... >>

BlackBerry in 2014: Pocket-lint predicts

BlackBerry in 2014: Pocket-lint predicts

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BlackBerry is struggling. Not just a little, but a lot.The Canadian company reported results for its financial Q3 2014 on 20 December, and it wasn’t good. Revenues reached $1.2 billion over the quarter, down a whopping 56 per cent from last year's $2.7... >>

BlackBerry pulls Twitter app 10.2.2 update for BB10 and urges roll back

BlackBerry pulls Twitter app 10.2.2 update for BB10 and urges roll back

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BlackBerry is urging users of BlackBerry 10 OS handsets to roll back the Twitter application to a former version if it was updated to version 10.2.2.The update added a number of new features, including improved search functionality, integration with BBM,... >>

BlackBerry CEO vaguely outlines plan for profitability by 2016

BlackBerry CEO vaguely outlines plan for profitability by 2016

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen took to CNBC in an opinion piece on Monday to once again highlight what he thinks is the company's road to return."It's been easy for competitors to promote negative stories about BlackBerry, focusing on the business of the past,"... >>

BlackBerry and Foxconn sign five-year deal to develop a new smartphone

BlackBerry and Foxconn sign five-year deal to develop a new smartphone

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Just when you thought BlackBerry had no more hands left to play, it’s pulled another move that could breath new life into the company. BlackBerry and Foxconn, the factory famous for manufacturing iPhones, have signed a five-year deal.The two companies... >>

BBM for Android and iPhone will add free voice calling in 2014

BBM for Android and iPhone will add free voice calling in 2014

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BlackBerry has announced updates to its BBM for iPhone and Android apps that will be released in 2014.Namely, BBM will gain free voice calling to any BBM contact worldwide with no long distance fees. This will bring BBM up-to-par with other messaging... >>

Twitter app for BlackBerry 10 updated, adds BBM integration and timeline photos

Twitter app for BlackBerry 10 updated, adds BBM integration and timeline photos

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Twitter v10.2.2 is now available as an update for BlackBerry 10 handset users and it adds a swathe of funky new features.For a start, the app is now "BBM Connected", meaning it now updates your BBM status whenever you tweet. You also now get tweeted photos... >>

BT's Wi-Fi app lands for iOS, helps UK users auto-connect to BT hotspots

BT's Wi-Fi app lands for iOS, helps UK users auto-connect to BT hotspots

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BT wants you to use one of its 5.2 million Wi-Fi hotspots in the UK, so it has released an app that eliminates all the hassle involved with connecting to the web while on the go.The free BT Wi-Fi app provides an automatic and "seamless" wireless broadband... >>

BlackBerry CEO puts focus on handsets, cross-platform messaging

BlackBerry CEO puts focus on handsets, cross-platform messaging

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BlackBerry's new chairman has published an open letter addressing the future of the company, after it took down its "for sale sign", replaced its CEO and sought new funding. "Reports of our death are greatly exaggerated," wrote John Chen on Monday. "We're... >>

BBM Channels now rolling out to BB devices, iPhone and Android versions in the works

BBM Channels now rolling out to BB devices, iPhone and Android versions in the works

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BlackBerry's own social network, BBM Channels, will launch today on handsets running BlackBerry OS 5 and above.BBM Channels will allow device owners the opportunity to communicate with companies, brands, etc. BlackBerry envisions a platform that goes... >>

BlackBerry's new CEO hits purge button with more sackings at management level

BlackBerry's new CEO hits purge button with more sackings at management level

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Since BlackBerry announced it was to ditch the idea of an outright sale and instead oust Thorsten Heins as CEO in favour of John Chen, all eyes have been on the company to see what it will do next - and how that will affect consumers.The new chief executive... >>

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9982 pictures and hands-on

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9982 pictures and hands-on

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BlackBerry has worked with Porsche Design on a number of exclusive handsets over the years, and the Porsche Design P'9982 is the latest device to emerge from the partnership.It is, under the skin, the BlackBerry Z10, the all-touch smartphone that launched... >>

Porsche Design P’9982 smartphone from BlackBerry officially announced

Porsche Design P’9982 smartphone from BlackBerry officially announced

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Porsche Design has created another BlackBerry smartphone, this time with the BB 10.2 operating system.The Porsche Design P'9982 smartphone from BlackBerry extends the range, featuring a satin-finished frame made from stainless steel, with a leather covered... >>

BlackBerry Z50 with quad-core processor tipped for Q3 2014, BlackBerry Q30 a little earlier

BlackBerry Z50 with quad-core processor tipped for Q3 2014, BlackBerry Q30 a little earlier

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An executive shake-up and a new round of funding apparently won't deter BlackBerry from trying to make a comeback. The company is planning a new BlackBerry Z50 all-touch flagship and BlackBerry Q30 handset for the next year, according to reports out of... >>

Smartphone market: Android 81 per cent, Apple 12 per cent, Windows 3.6 per cent, BlackBerry 1.7 per cent - but guess who’s improving fastest?

Smartphone market: Android 81 per cent, Apple 12 per cent, Windows 3.6 per cent, BlackBerry 1.7 per cent - but guess who’s improving fastest?

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The smartphone market has taken a huge lunge in the direction of Android since Samsung started beating the iPhone with its mighty Galaxy handsets. Now Android accounts for 81 per cent of the mobile phone use worldwide.READ: Best smartphones 2013: The... >>

Purported BlackBerry C-series handset leaks, packing what looks to be a budget punch

Purported BlackBerry C-series handset leaks, packing what looks to be a budget punch

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It's been a while since we've heard anything about a new device out of BlackBerry, given its internal struggles. Luckily for the BlackBerry lovers in the crowd, CrackBerry was able to score shots of what looks to be an upcoming C-Series smartphone that... >>

BBM for iOS updated with support for non-3G/4G iPad and iPod touch

BBM for iOS updated with support for non-3G/4G iPad and iPod touch

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As expected, BlackBerry has updated BBM for iOS with support for Wi-Fi-only iOS devices, including iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina display, and iPod touch devices, bringing several enhancements along with it. Previously, the app only... >>

BBM coming to Wi-Fi iPads within 24 hours

BBM coming to Wi-Fi iPads within 24 hours

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BlackBerry has confirmed that a new version of BBM hitting iTunes within 24 hours will work on Wi-Fi-only iOS devices, including iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina display, and iPod touch devices. (See update below)The first version of the... >>

BlackBerry Z30 is a Verizon exclusive in US, goes on sale this week

BlackBerry Z30 is a Verizon exclusive in US, goes on sale this week

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It was already known that the BlackBerry Z30 would exclusively land at Verizon in the US, but now we know exactly when it will arrive. Mark your calendars for 14 November.BlackBerry's 5-inch flagship will release on Thursday in the country for $199.99... >>

BlackBerry's new chief John Chen will get roughly $88m in pay package

BlackBerry's new chief John Chen will get roughly $88m in pay package

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BlackBerry's new chairman and interim CEO will have quite the impressive pay package. A filing with the SEC on Monday revealed John Chen - tasked with bringing BlackBerry back from the dead - will receive roughly $88 million over the next five years. Chen's... >>

Lenovo's BlackBerry bid blocked by Canada over security concerns

Lenovo's BlackBerry bid blocked by Canada over security concerns

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Before BlackBerry ousted its CEO and opted to finance and shake up things even further on the executive level, Beijing-based Lenovo considered a bid to buy the struggling company.We reported in October that Lenovo's name surfaced when BlackBerry went... >>

BlackBerry won't shut down handset business, despite ousting CEO

BlackBerry won't shut down handset business, despite ousting CEO

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Within hours of axing CEO Thorsten Heins and giving up the search for a buyer, BlackBerry's new CEO clarified that the company has no plans to shut down its handset business.Citing John Chen, the new chief executive officer of BlackBerry (pictured above), Reuters... >>

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins fired as company decides against buyout

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins fired as company decides against buyout

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BlackBerry has decided to axe its current CEO Thorsten Heins and has given up on finding an outright buyer for the company. It will instead receive $1 billion in investment from a group of companies led by Fairfax Financial, the organisation long thought... >>

Cerberus, Blackberry founders and Qualcomm consider joint Blackberry bid, as Fairfax struggles to fund bid

Cerberus, Blackberry founders and Qualcomm consider joint Blackberry bid, as Fairfax struggles to fund bid

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You can now add Cerberus and Qualcomm to the ever-expanding list of companies considering a buyout bid for fledgeling smartphone-maker BlackBerry.The Wall Street Journal reported that Cerberus Capital Management along with two of Blackberry's co-founders... >>

BlackBerry Z10 to come in Porsche P'9982 version on 21 November?

BlackBerry Z10 to come in Porsche P'9982 version on 21 November?

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BlackBerry was almost certain to give its Z10 touchscreen smartphone the Porsche upgrade after rumours surfaced a few months back. Now a date has been floated too, for 21 November.The BlackBerry Porsche P'9982 will be the successor to the keyboard toting... >>

BBM for iPhone and Android launch adds 20M users in one week, plans in-app ads

BBM for iPhone and Android launch adds 20M users in one week, plans in-app ads

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BlackBerry announced the BBM platform is growing handsomely thanks to its launch on iOS and Android. BBM has added 20 million active, new users since the multi-platform launch last week, bringing BBM's total number of active users across all platform... >>

BlackBerry met with Facebook to discuss buyout bid?

BlackBerry met with Facebook to discuss buyout bid?

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You can now add Facebook to the ever-growing list of companies considering a buyout bid for fledging smartphone-maker BlackBerry.The Wall Street Journal reported that executives from BlackBerry met with with Facebook last week to discuss a potential bid.... >>

BBM for iPhone and Android now available to all, no more waiting list

BBM for iPhone and Android now available to all, no more waiting list

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BlackBerry has opened up its BBM apps for iPhone and Android, allowing anybody to sign in instead of having to join a waiting list."Users can now immediately download, sign in and start using BBM without having to wait," it said in an email sent to Pocket-lint.Additionally,... >>

BBM for Android and iPhone to get video and voice calling 'within months'

BBM for Android and iPhone to get video and voice calling 'within months'

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BBM has arrived on Android and iPhone but without the cheers of welcome that were expected from its many fans. In fact it arrived with plenty of complaints about features lacking - the most prominent of these being video sharing.Now Andrew Bocking, executive... >>

BlackBerry 10.2 starts to roll out, expect it to hit your phone this week

BlackBerry 10.2 starts to roll out, expect it to hit your phone this week

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BlackBerry 10.2 OS is to hit all BlackBerry 10 smartphones this week as the company presses "send" on the new system update.Pre-installed on the BlackBerry Z30 from the box, the new software adds a number of key features to other BlackBerry handsets,... >>

BBM for iOS and Android rakes in 10M downloads in one day

BBM for iOS and Android rakes in 10M downloads in one day

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Following the long-awaited release of BBM for iOS and Android on Monday, BlackBerry is out with numbers. BBM has been downloaded 10 million times in 24 hours, according to the Canada-based company which is calling the launch successful."I’m also pleased... >>

Hands-on: BBM for iPhone review

Hands-on: BBM for iPhone review

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BBM for iPhone and Android is now out and we've already managed to have a play with both apps after persuading BlackBerry to push us to the front of the queue to get access.The new iPhone app, available for download from today after a somewhat awkward... >>

BlackBerry: BBM for Android and iPhone rollout resumes today with line-up system

BlackBerry: BBM for Android and iPhone rollout resumes today with line-up system

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BlackBerry just announced that it is finally able to resume the rollout of BBM for Android and iPhone around the globe.Specifically, consumers will see BBM available as a free download in Google Play and Apple's App Store sometime in "the next few hours".... >>

BlackBerry acquisition: Top suitors to buy out the company

BlackBerry acquisition: Top suitors to buy out the company

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BlackBerry's push for BlackBerry 10 devices was thought to boost the company's outlook earlier this year. We now know that's not the case. BlackBerry lost almost $1 billion in just 90 days, with 3.7 million BlackBerry smartphones sold. The majority were... >>

BlackBerry publishes open letter after negative headlines to set the record straight

BlackBerry publishes open letter after negative headlines to set the record straight

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The struggling BlackBerry is working with 30 major news publishers to spread an open letter across nine countries to let customers know: "You can still count on us." The open letter comes at a time when BlackBerry has been the recipient of negative headlines,... >>

BlackBerry co-founders considering buying back company, as proposed Fairfax deal crumbles

BlackBerry co-founders considering buying back company, as proposed Fairfax deal crumbles

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A filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission reveals BlackBerry co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin may be considering buying back the company they helped to found.The filing showed Lazaridis has increased his stake in the company... >>

BlackBerry Z30 review
3.5 stars

BlackBerry Z30 review

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The BlackBerry Z30 arrives at a time when BlackBerry is in turmoil. Racking up losses, a question mark over who will end up owning the company and what the future holds, sees the BlackBerry Z30 launching into a storm. It's ironic, then, that the BlackBerry... >>

BlackBerry share price rises amid rumours of Cerberus takeover bid

BlackBerry share price rises amid rumours of Cerberus takeover bid

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After having posted Q2 losses of almost $1 billion (£617 million) many have written off BlackBerry, with analysts and critics alike believing that its consumer arm may fall by the wayside, leaving the enterprise business alone. But new rumours of a prospective... >>