BlackBerry Ltd. filed a lawsuit in US Federal Court on Tuesday that accused tech giants Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp of stealing intellectual property from BlackBerry Messenger. The 117-page lawsuit claims that the three companies created applications that infringe on BlackBerry Messenger patents and a jury trial has been requested. Financial compensation is being sought, but […]
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Android fans or not, there’s no doubt that updates and Google’s OS haven’t had the best history. Now BlackBerry is announcing that they’ll be ending support for their first Android-powered smartphone, and that can be either good or bad news depending on how you look at it. When the device was announced two years ago, […]
Come comment on this article: BlackBerry nixes security support for the PRIV after two years
Getting a new smartphone from a carrier usually means putting up with the bloatware that carriers install. This can be in the form of the carrier’s own specific apps that it believes you just cannot live without or it can be third-party apps from vendors the carrier has struck business deals with. The bloatware landscape […]
Come comment on this article: Sprint steps up the bloatware game in a bad way with BlackBerry KeyOne
The BlackBerry KeyOne is a very solid Android device, whether or not you care much about that physical keyboard. It offered great performance, excellent battery life, and some key BlackBerry enhancements for productivity and security. Regardless of how good a phone is, though, it’s going to struggle to gain traction in the US without carrier […]
Come comment on this article: Sprint is officially selling the BlackBerry KeyOne
BlackBerry’s revival is underway, beginning in the United States today. The KeyOne is now available from Best Buy and Amazon for $ 549. With this phone, BlackBerry is trying a completely different strategy to return to relevancy in the mobile industry. The KeyOne actually isn’t produced in-house. In late 2016, BlackBerry agreed to let TCL handle […]
Come comment on this article: The BlackBerry KeyOne is on sale in the U.S. for $ 549
BlackBerry’s next smartphone is the KeyOne — a promising Android phone targeted toward people who prefer physical keyboards. The company just postponed its release date to after May.
Mobile World Congress is the biggest mobile tech show of the year, and it kicks off in late February. Here’s everything you can expect to see at the show from Samsung, LG, HTC, Huawei, and other big industry players.
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BlackBerry isn’t dead yet! The company may be readying three new Android smartphones for release later this year. Here’s everything we know about the devices, what they look like, and what they can do.
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On June 30th, PayPal is forcing all its Android and iOS users to update their apps to version 6 if they haven't yet. Notice how Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Android Fire users aren't included in that list? That's because the company is killing its a…
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BlackBerry is planning to rollout a Marshmallow beta test for the Priv this week!
While the BlackBerry Priv is scheduled to get Marshmallow sometime in May, a beta update is reportedly coming this week. Just a few days ago, the director of Handheld Software Product Management at BlackBerry, Michael Clewley, hinted the beta on his Twitter page. More news on this should be coming this week, as said by Michael Clewley himself.
In the meantime, check out this leaked video that reveals some of the features Marshmallow will bring to BlackBerry’s Priv.
Source: Michael Clewley (Twitter)
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The BlackBerry Priv is now available from Verizon, essentially meaning that the device is now available to 80 percent of U.S. customers. The device’s main draw is the fact that it is one of the few to offer a physical keyboard.
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BlackBerry is sweetening the deal on its pricey new Priv mobile phone with the BlackBerry Priv bundle, which includes $ 100 of free accessories.
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BlackBerry Virtual Expert is a new app available on the Play Store for BlackBerry Priv owners. The purpose of the app is to perform a diagnostic test of a variety of functions to make sure all parts are working properly.
The BlackBerry Virtual Expert will perform a scan that tests parts such as the camera, display, keyboard, touchscreen, speakers, microphones, and a variety of other sensors. At the conclusion of the test, the app will provide you with feedback that highlights any parts that aren’t properly functioning. If something fails, BlackBerry will supply you with details on how to contact your carrier’s customer care center so that you can get that part checked out.
With this app, BlackBerry has made it easier for people to diagnose their Priv unit if it has any sort of issue. BlackBerry says that the app should be able to find what’s wrong with your particular Priv unit in a timely manner. Let’s hope that BlackBerry brings this app to more Android devices in the near future.
Come comment on this article: BlackBerry adds new ‘Virtual Expert’ app to the Play Store
BlackBerry’s chief executive John Chen hinted at more high-end and midrange smartphones coming in the near future, but a lot of the future mobile plans depends on the success of the Priv — the company’s first Android smartphone.
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The BlackBerry Priv might be the best smartphone the company has ever produced, but that doesn’t mean it’s invincible. Check out our favorite BlackBerry Priv cases and covers, whether you’re looking for something svelte or rugged.
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BlackBerry is getting ready to go near full-time Android. With pre-orders already being up in some countries/carriers for the Priv, BlackBerry seems to be in its final stages for its transition to Android.
Throughout the day you may have come across some new BlackBerry branded applications in the Play Store. In case you’re wondering, these are the real deal. BlackBerry listed several apps today including a BlackBerry Launcher, BlackBerry Camera, BlackBerry Password, BlackBerry Keyboard, DTEK, BlackBerry Services and exFAT. One could now assume that BlackBerry has finished its final stage in terms of software and is moving forward with its big ecosystem transition. However, not all apps can be downloaded from any Android device, so are limited to what we assume for now is just the Priv handset. If you want to take a look at what is available, you can search BlackBerry Limited on the Play Store to find them.
All that BlackBerry has done could soon pay off, however it also has the chance to backfire. It’ll be interesting to see if the market has a response to this major change. What do you think? Is it too little too late?
Source: BlackBerry Central
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There are a couple of things everyone is wondering about the Priv. Number one, how do you actually pronounce it, and number two, how well does it work? Luckily, John Chen, CEO of BlackBerry, explains both, sorta.
We can finally put the name guessing aside, “Priv” is pronounced like “give”, only with a “P”. We got number one out of the way and now to cover number two, how well does it work?
Chen went on BNN to show the world how the brand new BlackBerry Priv works. The same phone that he has been leading his team in creating, and making sure it becomes a huge hit. However, by the video on BNN, it looks more like he has no clue how to use it. Not only does the video make it look like he has never seen the device before, he also seems to be totally new to Android.
All he had to do was show up to BNN, use the phone in any normal way, and impress consumers enough to buy it. Somehow, screws it up. Definitely check out the video, it’s pretty funny. He didn’t open one app properly or show the actual keyboard in use. However, even with the mistakes, the phone still looks like it could be a success. Dual curve screen, high-end specs, actual keyboard that doubles as a trackpad, it has all the parts to be a win for BlackBerry. We will just have to imagine everything works great since Chen showed us nothing.
Come comment on this article: John Chen is the CEO of BlackBerry and doesn’t know how to use the Priv
BlackBerry’s next phone may feature a slide-down keyboard and run Android. Briefly shown off at MWC 2015 as the BlackBerry 10 Slider, it has a codename of Venice, and could be released later this year. Here’s what we know about it so far.
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