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BlackBerry Key2 specs, release date, news and rumours: What's the story so far?

BlackBerry Key2 specs, release date, news and rumours: What's the story so far?

By Dan Grabham

Last year, BlackBerry Mobile - a venture by comms giant TCL - launched its first traditionally-styled BlackBerry running Android and we'll soon see its replacement hit the streets. It was called the KeyOne, and it was the cause for much excitement among... Read more

BlackBerry Key2 launch: When is it, will it be streamed live online and what should you expect?

BlackBerry Key2 launch: When is it, will it be streamed live online and what should you expect?

By Elyse Betters

BlackBerry Mobile will hold a launch event next month for its follow-up to the BlackBerry KeyOne.Now officially named BlackBerry Key2 (rather than KeyTwo, as many had been calling it), the new handset will be revealed in New York in June.Here then are... Read more

BlackBerry KeyTwo pops up in official Wi-Fi Alliance certification

BlackBerry KeyTwo pops up in official Wi-Fi Alliance certification

By Rik Henderson

The follow-up to the BlackBerry KeyOne has appeared on an official "Interoperability Certificate", as approved by the Wi-Fi Alliance.This means the BlackBerry KeyTwo - or Key2 as some are calling it - has been approved in stringent Wi-Fi tests. It also... Read more

Leaked BlackBerry KeyTwo images show redesigned keyboard and possible Key2 branding

Leaked BlackBerry KeyTwo images show redesigned keyboard and possible Key2 branding

By Max Langridge

Following the leaked set of renders showing the BlackBerry KeyTwo from angles, some new hands-on images purporting to be of the upcoming BlackBerry device have appeared online and reaffirm the design differences over the BlackBerry KeyOne.  BlackBerry... Read more

BlackBerry KeyTwo "Athena" revealed in amazing press picture leak

BlackBerry KeyTwo "Athena" revealed in amazing press picture leak

By Rik Henderson

The QWERTY keyboard-touting sequel to the BlackBerry KeyOne has appeared in render form online.The phone that many are calling the BlackBerry KeyTwo, but also goes by the rumoured name BlackBerry KeyOne 2 or codename Athena online, is shown from every... Read more

BlackBerry promises "at least" two new smartphones in 2018

BlackBerry promises "at least" two new smartphones in 2018

By Max Langridge

BlackBerry, under the ownership of TCL Communications, has announced at CES 2018 that there will be "at least two new BlackBerry smartphones this year". As for what those two smartphones will be is anyone's guess at the moment, as BlackBerry hasn't revealed... Read more

This is the BlackBerry Motion: Specs, images and pricing revealed

This is the BlackBerry Motion: Specs, images and pricing revealed

By Max Langridge

BlackBerry is a brand name synonymous with one thing: keyboards. When you think of the mobile maker's name, you think of old-style smartphones equipped with tiny QWERTY keys. But it has been known to dabble in all-touch devices. In the latter years of... Read more

BlackBerry Motion all-touch phone now available to pre-order for £399

BlackBerry Motion all-touch phone now available to pre-order for £399

By Elyse Betters

TCL has announced when you can get its latest BlackBerry smartphone.BlackBerry is a brand name synonymous with one thing: keyboards. When you think of the mobile maker's name, you think of old-style smartphones equipped with tiny QWERTY keys. But it has... Read more

BlackBerry Motion touchscreen phone fully revealed in leaked image

BlackBerry Motion touchscreen phone fully revealed in leaked image

By Elyse Betters

People still buy BlackBerry phones.It's easy to dismiss the company since Apple and Android completely dominate the mobile space, but BlackBerry still exists, and its chugging along, pumping out new devices every so often. Now, according to leaker Evan... Read more

BlackBerry KeyOne black edition: Hands on with the stealthy upgrade

BlackBerry KeyOne black edition: Hands on with the stealthy upgrade

By Cam Bunton

The smartphone industry has long been in a race of uniformity. Everything is a glass rectangle dominated by screen, with the only real touches of individuality coming on the back of the phones. And even then, the differences can be only slight.Even at... Read more

BlackBerry KeyOne: Release date, specs and everything else you need to know

BlackBerry KeyOne: Release date, specs and everything else you need to know

By Cam Bunton

Almost as soon as the BlackBerry Priv - the company's first Android phone - launched in 2015, there were rumours circulating about another Android-powered smartphone. At the time it was codenamed Vienna, which made complete sense following on from the... Read more

BlackBerry KeyOne tips and tricks: Type and swipe

BlackBerry KeyOne tips and tricks: Type and swipe

By Cam Bunton

With the KeyOne, BlackBerry Mobile created an Android phone that's unlike any other. The physical keyboard is the most obvious difference, but there's plenty about this phone's software that makes it different to most too. Read our in-depth tips and tricks... Read more

BlackBerry KeyOne now available in the UK, exclusively from Selfridges

BlackBerry KeyOne now available in the UK, exclusively from Selfridges

By Max Langridge

BlackBerry, under license by TCL Communications, has launched its latest Android-powered flagship smartphone, the KeyOne, in the UK. It's currently available to buy exclusively from Selfridges on Oxford Street, but will be available from Carphone Warehouse... Read more

BlackBerry KeyOne is official, bringing classic QWERTY to modern day

BlackBerry KeyOne is official, bringing classic QWERTY to modern day

By Cam Bunton

Having already given a hardware teaser at CES earlier in the year, BlackBerry has now officially outed its next smartphone, the KeyOne, designed to tempt the hard-core BlackBerry fans to switch to Android, and invoke serious nostalgia in a serious phone.... Read more

A budget Blackberry could be on the way, but with a catch

A budget Blackberry could be on the way, but with a catch

By Max Langridge

Blackberry's new flagship, currently codenamed Mercury, is set for a full unveiling at Mobile World Congress, following a preview at CES back in January. But if a leak from Twitter user @rquant is to be believed, the company will have a budget phone in... Read more

BlackBerry's final phone, the Mercury, set for CES 2017 reveal

BlackBerry's final phone, the Mercury, set for CES 2017 reveal

By Max Langridge

BlackBerry's swansong, the DTEK 70/Mercury, is expected to be unveiled at CES 2017 in January in Las Vegas. It's said to be the last phone developed in-house by the struggling Canadian company after it handed over manufacturing, marketing and distribution... Read more

TCL now officially makes BlackBerry phones

TCL now officially makes BlackBerry phones

By Max Langridge

It's not exactly the most shocking news of the year to find out Chinese electronics manufacturer TCL has signed a licensing agreement with BlackBerry that will see the former design and produce phones for the latter. BlackBerry confirms decision to ditch... Read more

BlackBerry DTEK60:  Release date, price and everything you need to know

BlackBerry DTEK60: Release date, price and everything you need to know

By Cam Bunton

Blackberry finally launched its third Android phone last week, without as much as an official announcement. The DTEK60 - formerly referred to as the Argon - is, by the sounds of it, the company's 2016 flagship phone. It's a big, all touchscreen device... Read more

BlackBerry officially announces DTEK60, available now for £475

BlackBerry officially announces DTEK60, available now for £475

By Max Langridge

The BlackBerry DTEK60 has been no secret, we've known it's been coming for some time now, the Canadian company even accidentally leaked the specs itself and a German retailer said it would go on sale on 25 October. Those leaks have rung true and it's... Read more

BlackBerry confirms decision to ditch hardware division, all phones to be made by third-parties in future

BlackBerry confirms decision to ditch hardware division, all phones to be made by third-parties in future

By Rik Henderson

It might not come as a surprise considering recent BlackBerry handsets have been OEM models made by third-parties, but the company has confirmed that it will no longer make hardware of any kind in-house going forward.As part of its second quarter financial... Read more

BlackBerry DTEK50: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

BlackBerry DTEK50: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Cam Bunton

Blackberry is expected to launch three phones over the next year. One of them is the Argon and, by the sounds of it, this will be the company's 2016 flagship phone. It's a big, all touchscreen device with a powerful processor, support for the latest Quick... Read more

BlackBerry DTEK50 officially announced, an all-touch secure Android phone

BlackBerry DTEK50 officially announced, an all-touch secure Android phone

By Cam Bunton

BlackBerry has officially unveiled the DTEK50, it's second Android phone, but the first without a physical keyboard. It's aimed at the mid-tier market consumers with a need for added security. In fact, during the announcement, security was the key feature. The... Read more

BlackBerry Classic finally ditched, will no longer be manufactured

BlackBerry Classic finally ditched, will no longer be manufactured

By Elyse Betters

BlackBerry has basically admitted defeat when it comes to QWERTY keyboards.The company has just confirmed it will stop making the BlackBerry Classic, one of its most iconic smartphone models with a QWERTY keyboard for inputting text. The Classic, which... Read more

BlackBerry's smartphone roadmap for 2016/17 revealed

BlackBerry's smartphone roadmap for 2016/17 revealed

By Cam Bunton

Following the recent leak of an upcoming BlackBerry Android phone, yet more details have emerged about BlackBerry's plans for this next year. If rumours published by Venture Beat are to be believed, the Canadian tech company is set to launch three phones... Read more

BlackBerry Hamburg could be called BlackBerry Neon, first press picture leaks

BlackBerry Hamburg could be called BlackBerry Neon, first press picture leaks

By Rik Henderson

It has been common knowledge that BlackBerry will release two mid-range Android phones this year, most often called by their codenames, Hamburg and Rome. But a new report claims that the former of the two will actually be called the BlackBerry Neon. And... Read more

It looks like BlackBerry Hamburg won't even be made by BlackBerry anymore

It looks like BlackBerry Hamburg won't even be made by BlackBerry anymore

By Rik Henderson

BlackBerry has previously and publicly pulled out of making devices around its own operating system, opting for layering its own security software onto Android going forward.Now though it looks like it won't even make its own phones by heading down the... Read more

BlackBerry Rome and Hamburg: New renders show midrange Android phones

BlackBerry Rome and Hamburg: New renders show midrange Android phones

By Elyse Betters

5 May update:Leaked images recently appeared online claiming to show the upcoming BlackBerry Hamburg and Rome handsets, but it's now been made clear that those images were not leaked from BlackBerry itself but instead renders created by someone who claims... Read more

BlackBerry Priv gets Android Marshmallow, more battery life and data control

BlackBerry Priv gets Android Marshmallow, more battery life and data control

By Luke Edwards

BlackBerry fans have had a tough time of it lately with app support abandonment. But they can rely on the flagship Priv handset to keep pushing forward with the latest update bringing Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the phone.While WhatsApp and Facebook support... Read more

Bye bye BB10, BlackBerry kills operating system after admitting defeat

Bye bye BB10, BlackBerry kills operating system after admitting defeat

By Rik Henderson

BlackBerry has admitted defeat in the packed consumer phone market and will no longer make phones featuring its own operating system. There will be no more BB10 handsets produced.Instead, it will concentrate on establishing itself as a major Android... Read more

BlackBerry says it'll launch two mid-range Android handsets in 2016

BlackBerry says it'll launch two mid-range Android handsets in 2016

By Elyse Betters

BlackBerry thinks the high-end phone market has gone soft, so it's now dropping down a peg by zeroing in on the mid-range phone market.The National spoke to the CEO of BlackBerry, John Chen, and claimed BlackBerry plans to launch two new Android phones... Read more

BlackBerry appears to be going Android only, say goodbye to BB10

BlackBerry appears to be going Android only, say goodbye to BB10

By Luke Edwards

UPDATE: BlackBerry has since issued a statement on its official blog saying: "...we want to also make very clear our ongoing commitment to the BlackBerry 10 platform...". It goes on to say: "consumer and enterprise fans of our workhorse BlackBerry 10... Read more

BlackBerry's first Priv software update brings performance, camera, security enhancements

BlackBerry's first Priv software update brings performance, camera, security enhancements

By Chris Hall

The Priv has barely hit the shelves, and BlackBerry's surprise Android hit is ready to receive its first software update. No, it isn't Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but it does bring a range of enhancements, as well as kicking off the monthly security updates... Read more

BlackBerry Priv tips and tricks: Master your Android BB

BlackBerry Priv tips and tricks: Master your Android BB

By Chris Hall

The BlackBerry Priv is something of a surprise package, fusing some of the best features of Android with the best of BlackBerry. You now have that keyboard and BlackBerry Hub, but you also have access to all those Android apps. But this is a brave new... Read more

BlackBerry Priv official: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

BlackBerry Priv official: Release date, price, specs and everything you need to know

By Elyse Betters

BlackBerry took an usual approach to launching the Priv. Following a run of rumours and leaks, the company confirmed its plans, before drip-feeding information, supplying official photos, and talking openly about the new handset.It's now officially launched,... Read more

5 things BlackBerry users will love about the BlackBerry Priv

5 things BlackBerry users will love about the BlackBerry Priv

By Chris Hall

BlackBerry has finally launched the Priv, its latest handset, making the switch to Android.It's looking to bring together the best features of BlackBerry with the best of Android, launching a flagship-spec handset with a full QWERTY keyboard, as well... Read more

5 things Android users will love about the BlackBerry Priv

5 things Android users will love about the BlackBerry Priv

By Chris Hall

BlackBerry has finally launched the Priv, its first Android handset.It's looking to bring together the best features of BlackBerry with the best of Android, launching a flagship-spec handset with a full QWERTY keyboard, as well as a range of clever additions. You... Read more

BlackBerry posts official 'Introducing Priv' video to YouTube, watch it here

BlackBerry posts official 'Introducing Priv' video to YouTube, watch it here

By Elyse Betters

BlackBerry's next device could make or break the company.When you think of smartphones, you likely think of Android, Apple, and Windows phones. BlackBerry comes in at a very distant fourth. But that might soon change, because BlackBerry is going Android.... Read more

BlackBerry Priv specs, price and date confirmed, as pre-orders open

BlackBerry Priv specs, price and date confirmed, as pre-orders open

By Chris Hall

Somewhat out of the blue, pre-orders for the BlackBerry Priv have opened at Carphone Warehouse, confirming all the details in the process. The BlackBerry Priv has been one of the worst kept secrets in the smartphone world, with the leaks being so prolific... Read more

BlackBerry CEO John Chen officially confirms Priv Android handset

BlackBerry CEO John Chen officially confirms Priv Android handset

By Chris Hall

BlackBerry has officially confirmed the launch of the BlackBerry Priv, the rumoured Android slider that's been doing the rounds under the codename BlackBerry Venice.Although there's been no official press release, specs or supporting images, John Chen,... Read more

This is the BlackBerry Venice slider phone, coming in November and with Google Play Store

This is the BlackBerry Venice slider phone, coming in November and with Google Play Store

By Rik Henderson

When BlackBerry executive Ron Louks held up a previously announced slider phone at Mobile World Congress earlier this year it took many if not all by surprise. It was only a tease - wasn't even named - but represented an interesting new direction for... Read more

BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition is official: £429, out today in the US

BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition is official: £429, out today in the US

By Luke Edwards

BlackBerry fans it's time to get excited, a new version of the Passport is here and it's looking good.The BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition brings design improvements on the original Passport, and is available from today in the US and in the coming... Read more

BlackBerry Venice could be the Android BB slider you've been looking for

BlackBerry Venice could be the Android BB slider you've been looking for

By Chris Hall

A leopard might not be able to change its spots - this leak comes from "retired" leaker Evan Blass - but it seems BlackBerry might be able to change its OS. There have been rumours circulating that BlackBerry was taking a lot of interest in what Android... Read more

Your next BlackBerry could be running Android, later this year

Your next BlackBerry could be running Android, later this year

By Luke Edwards

BlackBerry could be about to change tack with a new device that features the Android operating system.Until now BlackBerry devices have coming running BlackBerry's own OS. The move to Android could open up its appeal for those that want both Android and... Read more

BlackBerry Oslo exists and here are some amazing hands-on shots and specs

BlackBerry Oslo exists and here are some amazing hands-on shots and specs

By Rik Henderson

Press images of what could turn out to be the replacement for the BlackBerry Passport leaked little over a month ago but there are far better shots of the device now. And they've been accompanied by a raft of leaked specifications too.The hands-on shots... Read more

Three new BlackBerry smartphones leaked: Slider, Oslo and Porsche Design

Three new BlackBerry smartphones leaked: Slider, Oslo and Porsche Design

By Luke Edwards

BlackBerry already teased a slider smartphone from MWC last month and now leaks have revealed it alongside two other smartphones.The BlackBerry Slider or Venice, a successor to the current Passport called Oslo, plus a new Porsche Design Blackberry have... Read more

BlackBerry Leap available for pre-order, costs £200 and ships 24 April

BlackBerry Leap available for pre-order, costs £200 and ships 24 April

By Rik Henderson

BlackBerry has opened its pre-order pages for its latest BlackBerry 10 OS handset. The BlackBerry Leap came as a bit of a surprise during Mobile World Congress in February but garnered a fair amount of attention even though it is aimed at young and start-up... Read more

What the? All-new BlackBerry slider phone unexpectedly revealed at MWC 2015

What the? All-new BlackBerry slider phone unexpectedly revealed at MWC 2015

By Rik Henderson

After leading to wide speculation that BlackBerry would mostly concentrate on software this year, thanks to a previous statement, the company pulled a major surprise during its press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona; it will be going... Read more

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

By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

BlackBerry 10.3.1 tips and tricks: New features examined

BlackBerry 10.3.1 tips and tricks: New features examined

By Chris Hall

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... Read more