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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... >>