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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... >>

Pocket-lint Podcast #138 - The return

Pocket-lint Podcast #138 - The return

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Hurrah and huzzah. The Pocket-lint Podcast returns with new opening music and a more laidback approach, but with the same amount of tech knowledge and love that we've always put into each episode since its debut over three years ago.As we've been away... >>

BlackBerry now selling Z10 and Q10 unlocked directly from its website

BlackBerry now selling Z10 and Q10 unlocked directly from its website

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Following poor quarterly earnings, we assume BlackBerry is preparing to move a serious amount of smartphones to bounce back. The company has shown the first signs of that with a new listing on its website selling both the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 unlocked,... >>

BlackBerry 10.2 tips and tricks: New Features examined

BlackBerry 10.2 tips and tricks: New Features examined

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BlackBerry 10.2 has landed with the arrival of the BlackBerry Z30, the company's new 5-inch handset. You can expect BB 10.2 to roll out to other BB10 devices in October, bringing a run of new features and tweaks to your BlackBerry user interface.Here... >>

BlackBerry meltdown: Blames $1bn loss in Q2 on Z10 failure

BlackBerry meltdown: Blames $1bn loss in Q2 on Z10 failure

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It is no secret that BlackBerry is in trouble, and today's second quarter financial results show just how bad things are in Waterloo, Ontario.The company's latest earnings report shows that it lost almost $1 billion in just 90 days: $965 million (£600... >>

BlackBerry Z30 pictures and hands-on

BlackBerry Z30 pictures and hands-on

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The BlackBerry Z30 takes BB10 big in a number of ways, pushing the display out to 5-inches, making this the biggest BlackBerry around, but also pushing the battery up to 2880mAh - the largest of any BlackBerry device.In the hand, it feels like a great... >>

BlackBerry: No new BB10 devices till March

BlackBerry: No new BB10 devices till March

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BlackBerry has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it will not be launching any more BB10 devices beyond the four that it already has available in its current fiscal year, which ends in March.The confirmation confirms what BlackBerry previously said in a recent... >>

BBM delayed for iPhone and Android: Here are 7 alternative IM apps

BBM delayed for iPhone and Android: Here are 7 alternative IM apps

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BlackBerry Messenger for iPhone and Android has been delayed, but there are plenty of other ways you can talk to your friends via instant messenger (IM) on your iPhone or Android device. Here are some of the very popular alternatives.WhatsappiTunes, Google... >>

BlackBerry's next budget smartphone leaks, to be priced lower than Q5

BlackBerry's next budget smartphone leaks, to be priced lower than Q5

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Even with the corporate environment at BlackBerry in a bit of a tough time, the company is still chugging along with its smartphone plans. BGR has obtained leaked photos of BlackBerry's upcoming budget handset, codenamed Kopi that looks close to the Palm... >>

BlackBerry takeover bid values company at $4.7bn

BlackBerry takeover bid values company at $4.7bn

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BlackBerry has confirmed that it has received an offer from one of its largest shareholders to take the company private.The offer, put forward by a consortium backed by Fairfax Financial sees the company valued at $4.7bn or $9 a share.Although promising,... >>

Apple's new iPhone sales: How do they compare to Samsung, HTC, Nokia and BlackBerry?

Apple's new iPhone sales: How do they compare to Samsung, HTC, Nokia and BlackBerry?

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Apple has announced that combined sales of its iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C smartphones have topped nine million units in just three days. That's almost 35 phones per second.This could partly be down to the fact that Apple shipped its new devices in 11 markets... >>

BlackBerry 10 C-series smartphone, a mix between Z and Q, leaks in photo

BlackBerry 10 C-series smartphone, a mix between Z and Q, leaks in photo

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Despite BlackBerry announcing 40 per cent staff cuts, it's still ploughing on with new devices, apparently. This 10 C-series smartphone was leaked online, suggesting we can look forward to another touchscreen member of the BlackBerry family.The BlackBerry... >>

BlackBerry announces plans to cut 4,500 jobs - 40 per cent of its staff

BlackBerry announces plans to cut 4,500 jobs - 40 per cent of its staff

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Times at BlackBerry become more grim, as the company has announced official plans to cut 4,500 jobs, or 40 per cent of its global workforce. Before the news hit the wire, BlackBerry suspended public trading.Along with the job cuts, BlackBerry also announced... >>

BlackBerry reportedly slashing up to 40 per cent of its staff

BlackBerry reportedly slashing up to 40 per cent of its staff

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Even with a new flagship on its hands, times are still looking tough at BlackBerry. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, the Canadian smartphone-maker is planning to lay off 40 per cent of a workforce of about 12,700, in what would be... >>

BBM for Android to land 21 September, BBM for iPhone on 22 September

BBM for Android to land 21 September, BBM for iPhone on 22 September

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BlackBerry has just announced that BBM for Android and iPhone will release on 21 September and 22 September, respectively.The company confirmed the app's availability via a blog post and tweet: "That’s right BBM fans - the iconic mobile social network... >>

Pick up a BlackBerry Z30 early on 27 September with Carphone Warehouse and Selfridges

Pick up a BlackBerry Z30 early on 27 September with Carphone Warehouse and Selfridges

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If you liked the look of BlackBerry's quietly announced Z30 smartphone the wait to get one might not be too painful. The phone will go on sale across the UK on 30 September.But Carphone Warehouse will be stocking the 5-inch handset at its concession stand... >>

BlackBerry Z30 vs BlackBerry Z10: What's the difference?

BlackBerry Z30 vs BlackBerry Z10: What's the difference?

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BlackBerry has announced another a new addition to its range of all-touch smartphones operating on the BB10 platform - the Blackberry Z30.The handset is the largest in the company's portfolio, but at £600, what will you get for your money and how is... >>

BlackBerry Z30 official: 5-inch, BB10.2 available 26 September (updated)

BlackBerry Z30 official: 5-inch, BB10.2 available 26 September (updated)

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BlackBerry has officially announced the much-rumoured BlackBerry Z30. Pocket-lint revealed on Sunday that the new phone was due to be launched this week and we've been proved right.The new BlackBerry 10.2 handset is the manufacturer's largest yet, with... >>

BBM for Android to land 20 September as three-month Samsung exclusive? (Updated)

BBM for Android to land 20 September as three-month Samsung exclusive? (Updated)

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Another day, another tidbit about where BBM is and when we can finally get our hands on it. The latest news comes from Samsung Mobile Nigeria, which tweeted on Monday that BlackBerry's cross-platform messenger would be available for Android on 20 September. Update... >>

BlackBerry Z30 launching in Asia in the coming week, US launch 2 - 3 weeks later

BlackBerry Z30 launching in Asia in the coming week, US launch 2 - 3 weeks later

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BlackBerry plans to launch its flagship BlackBerry Z30 in Asia next week, people familiar with the matter told Pocket-lint.The launch date for the BlackBerry Z30, a 5-inch BB10 smartphone that was long-associated with the A10 codename, makes sense, given... >>

BlackBerry: BBM for iPhone submitted to App Store two weeks ago, waiting for approval

BlackBerry: BBM for iPhone submitted to App Store two weeks ago, waiting for approval

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BBM for iPhone will soon be available for download.Alex Kinsella, senior strategic account manager at BlackBerry, tweeted recently that BlackBerry has submitted BBM for iPhone to Apple's App Store for approval. So the app should launch publicly soon... >>

BlackBerry reportedly wants to sell itself by November

BlackBerry reportedly wants to sell itself by November

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The members of BlackBerry's board are hoping to have the company (or parts of it) sold by November of this year, according to The Wall Street Journal. November is sooner than expected, given BlackBerry first announced the news of putting itself up for... >>

BlackBerry said to consider spinning BBM into separate company, launching desktop app

BlackBerry said to consider spinning BBM into separate company, launching desktop app

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Ahead of the launch of BlackBerry Messenger on Android and iOS in the coming weeks, BlackBerry is considering spinning off BBM into a separate company, according to The Wall Street Journal. The move comes as the Canada-based company seeks to sell its... >>

Sprint finally gets the BlackBerry Q10, launching 30 August for $199.99

Sprint finally gets the BlackBerry Q10, launching 30 August for $199.99

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We've been tracking the rumour that the BlackBerry Q10 will launch on Sprint for quite a while. Now at last the Big Yellow has announced that its first LTE BlackBerry will become available to customers on Friday August 30. Sprint loyalists will finally... >>

BBM for Android and iOS user guides leak ahead of release

BBM for Android and iOS user guides leak ahead of release

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BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS are said to be landing before 23 September for at least North America, but it seems the apps' user guides didn't get the memo and have leaked prematurely.CEO Thorsten Heins originally announced the long-rumoured... >>

BlackBerry 9720 announced to keep a candle burning for BlackBerry 7

BlackBerry 9720 announced to keep a candle burning for BlackBerry 7

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BlackBerry may be focusing most prominently on its BlackBerry 10 OS and the smartphones within that family but it's not abandoning the former versions of its operating system altogether. Indeed, the new BlackBerry 9720 has been announced and it is a standard... >>

Wireless Power Consortium lists BlackBerry Z30 as having Qi wireless charging

Wireless Power Consortium lists BlackBerry Z30 as having Qi wireless charging

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BlackBerry may be seeking strategic alternatives, and potentially being up for sale, but that's not stopping the firm from pressing ahead with current BlackBerry 10 smartphone plans and continuing to adopt innovation.Its next phone is widely expected... >>

BlackBerry could be sold as committee formed to explore 'strategic alternatives'

BlackBerry could be sold as committee formed to explore 'strategic alternatives'

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BlackBerry's attempts to turn the company around with a new suite of phones has not been as successful as it would have hoped. Although the BlackBerry Z10, Q10 and Q5 handsets have received some critical acclaim as the manufacturer entered a new era with... >>

BlackBerry Z30 pops up in new hands-on video, the 5-incher formerly known as the A10

BlackBerry Z30 pops up in new hands-on video, the 5-incher formerly known as the A10

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Vietnamese website Cellphone S has posted a well-made and clear video showing a hands-on of what it claims to be the BlackBerry Z30, a 5-inch BB10 smartphone that was long-associated with the A10 codename.We've seen a handset that looks similar before,... >>

Facebook for BlackBerry 10 updated with Facebook chat, quicker scrolling and more

Facebook for BlackBerry 10 updated with Facebook chat, quicker scrolling and more

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BlackBerry has updated its Facebook app for BlackBerry 10 to version 10.2.1, bringing along several features for the social networking junkies in the crowd. The release brings the Facebook app for BlackBerry closer to that found on other platforms. The... >>

High-end BlackBerry Z30 leaked alongside Z10 and Q5, includes five rows of apps

High-end BlackBerry Z30 leaked alongside Z10 and Q5, includes five rows of apps

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BlackBerry is expected to launch a high-end BlackBerry Z30 (once named the BlackBerry A10) on the market in the coming months, and in turn, it's seen plenty of leak action. CrackBerry is the latest to give us a taste, dropping images of the Z30 compared... >>

BBM comes to Android, but only for Samsung Galaxy owners in Africa

BBM comes to Android, but only for Samsung Galaxy owners in Africa

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Samsung has announced that the anticipated BBM app for Android will soon be available through the Google Play and Samsung App store, but only for those Samsung Galaxy users in Africa.While BlackBerry itself has remained tightlipped on the actual release... >>

Porsche designed BlackBerry P'9982 leaked, suggested to retail for $2,000

Porsche designed BlackBerry P'9982 leaked, suggested to retail for $2,000

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BlackBerry and Porsche look to be continuing their smartphone developing ways with another pricey Porsche designed handset in the BlackBerry arsenal. The first was the P'9981 in 2012, a revamped version of the Bold 9900. Now it's the BlackBerry Z10's... >>

BlackBerry rolls out limited BBM for iOS and Android beta, ahead of mass release

BlackBerry rolls out limited BBM for iOS and Android beta, ahead of mass release

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Cross-platform BlackBerry BBM messaging was announced by CEO Thorsten Heins on stage at the BlackBerry Live conference in May, with the promise of it landing by the end of the summer. Now in the heat of the season, BlackBerry looks to be ramping up... >>

New BlackBerry 10.1 maintainance release rolling out globally, UK now, US end of summer

New BlackBerry 10.1 maintainance release rolling out globally, UK now, US end of summer

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BlackBerry has issued a maintenance release for BlackBerry 10.1 in several countries around the world which adds even more features and fixes. It is now available as a free download in Europe, Middle East, Africa, most regions in Asia, Australia and... >>

BlackBerry A10 hands-on pictures and video appear online, look to be the real deal

BlackBerry A10 hands-on pictures and video appear online, look to be the real deal

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The BlackBerry A10 - expected to replace the Z10 as the Canadian company's flagship non-Qwerty keyboard phone - has been leaked left, right and centre, and now a series of hands-on photos and a YouTube video of the purported device have appeared online. Vietnamese... >>

BlackBerry boss Heins 'not happy' with carriers over OS update cycles

BlackBerry boss Heins 'not happy' with carriers over OS update cycles

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Thorsten Heins, CEO of BlackBerry, has complained about the staggered rollout cycles for upgrades to BlackBerry 10. In particular, he believes that carriers have a responsibility to ensure that all BlackBerry phone users have an operating system update... >>

BlackBerry's A10 upcoming flagship surfaces again in online video

BlackBerry's A10 upcoming flagship surfaces again in online video

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A single photo of the upcoming BlackBerry A10 leaked last week, and now the flagship smartphone has resurfaced in a short video on YouTube.The recently discovered footage shows a handset, which looks identical to the leaked A10 image from last week, equipped... >>

Leaked images give first look at high-spec BlackBerry A10

Leaked images give first look at high-spec BlackBerry A10

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Numerous details about the BlackBerry A10 emerged just yesterday, but now a set of images have leaked and allegedly reveal what BlackBerry’s flagship handset for 2013 could look like.  Read: BlackBerry's next flagship A10 touchscreen phone to release... >>

BlackBerry Q5
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BlackBerry Q5

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With the flagship Z10 and Q10 BlackBerry handsets out of the way, attention turns to something further down the scale, the BlackBerry Q5, a Qwerty handset that doesn't quite hit all the highs of the Q10.It steps somewhere into the path of the old BlackBerry... >>

BlackBerry 10.2 toast notifications, WiFi Direct, suggested by leaked screenshots

BlackBerry 10.2 toast notifications, WiFi Direct, suggested by leaked screenshots

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BlackBerry 10 owners may be getting some added functionality with the arrival of 10.2, with new leaked screenshots showing a range of additional features.The most notable, to us, is enhanced notifications that you can immediately action. Currently, BB... >>

Pocket-lint Podcast #134 - Windows 8.1 Preview hands-on, BlackBerry and Amazon AutoRip

Pocket-lint Podcast #134 - Windows 8.1 Preview hands-on, BlackBerry and Amazon AutoRip

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Windows 8.1 Preview is available to download for free so we look at the features Microsoft has added that will make the final consumer version of the update an essential installation. And yes, the start button is back.Plus, the team looks at BlackBerry's... >>

BlackBerry PlayBook will not get BlackBerry 10 after all, promise broken

BlackBerry PlayBook will not get BlackBerry 10 after all, promise broken

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Thorsten Heins has revealed that the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet device will not be upgraded to BlackBerry 10, reneging on a promise he made in January.Speaking on an investors' call after the company's first quarter financial year 2014 earnings report... >>

BlackBerry sells 6.8 million smartphones in fiscal year Q1, but BB10 is 'still in the early stages'

BlackBerry sells 6.8 million smartphones in fiscal year Q1, but BB10 is 'still in the early stages'

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BlackBerry has posted its earnings report for the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 (April-June 2013) and while the company shifted 6.8 million smartphones, including the Z10 and Q10 BlackBerry 10 devices, it still made a significant loss of $84 million.Thorsten... >>

BBM for iPhone and Android release date set [update]

BBM for iPhone and Android release date set [update]

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Using its official Twitter account, T-Mobile UK has spilled the beans on when BlackBerry Messenger is coming to iOS and Android: Thursday 27 June.It was announced in the middle of May during the company's BlackBerry Live developers' conference in Florida,... >>

Budget BlackBerry reportedly leaks with scaled-down touchscreen

Budget BlackBerry reportedly leaks with scaled-down touchscreen

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BlackBerry looks to be sticking with its promise of six BlackBerry 10 handsets this year. A new leak shows off BlackBerry's latest entry-level to mid-range handset, that looks to be a scaled-down version of the flagship BlackBerry Z10. Could this be a... >>

BlackBerry 10.2 shown off in new video, ahead of release later this year

BlackBerry 10.2 shown off in new video, ahead of release later this year

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BlackBerry users are still eagerly waiting for BlackBerry 10.1 to be released to the masses later this year, but that isn't stopping the Canada-based BlackBerry from getting cracking on BlackBerry 10.2. A new video takes a close look at the new build.BlackBerry... >>

BlackBerry says preloaded BBM could arrive on competing handsets

BlackBerry says preloaded BBM could arrive on competing handsets

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Following news that BlackBerry plans to launch its next flagship smartphone in November, a RIM executive has admitted that BlackBerry is working with handset manufacturers to get its messaging service preloaded on other devices.Speaking to CNET on... >>