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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,... >>

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.... >>

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... >>

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... >>

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... >>

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... >>

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... >>

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.... >>

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... >>