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Police In Canada Used BlackBerry’s Key To Read Encrypted BBM Messages

When it comes to mobile phones Blackberry pride themselves on their security, with many companies taking up the device as their go-to model thanks to its support and security features. It now appears that those security…

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BlackBerry Planning Two Mid-Range Android Phones

BlackBerry has been stumbling around the smartphone market for a couple of profitable years. After the lacklustre BB 10 series failed to garner many customers, the Canadian firmed tried again with an Android-based solution. After that…

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Facebook No Longer Supports BlackBerry’s Social Media Apps

If you look at the numbers, BlackBerry smartphones currently account for just 0.1 percent of sales in the US, while Android and Apple account for 58 percent and 39 percent respectively. Therefore, it doesn’t take much to realize…

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Blackberry to Launch Cyber-Security Consulting Service

BlackBerry used to be a major name in the mobile phone industry. They used to be one of the go to companies if you were a business looking for smartphones but with recent reports that BlackBerry…

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BlackBerry Lays Off 200 Employees in Restructuring Programme

BlackBerry’s position in the global smartphone market has been extremely fragile due to the rise of iOS and Android devices. Additionally, the BlackBerry 10 operating system was a commercial failure and struggled to entice app developers…

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BlackBerry Priv Android Phone Ships Soon

BlackBerry have started taking preorders for the all new BlackBerry Priv, the company’s first phone that runs the popular Android OS. The device is being sold in the US, UK, and Canada, with pricing at £559.lackberry say that…

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BlackBerry Could Exit The SmartPhone Market

BlackBerry’s position as a leading smartphone manufacturer has been in jeopardy for the last couple of years. The BlackBerry 10 operating system failed to entice app developers and still doesn’t officially support many popular pieces of…

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Blackberry’s Android Phone Dubbed ‘The Priv’

Blackberry’s upcoming Android-powered slider phone was originally codenamed, ‘Venice’ and featured a rather nifty tactile keyboard. However, a new post from Evan Blass could provide an early indication of the handset’s retail naming scheme. Apparently, the device…

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Bacteria Free BlackBerry Arriving At Hospital?

Before Apple and Samsung became kings of the smartphone market, BlackBerry used to be ubiquitous for businesses who desired a convenient way of communicating. But over recent times Blackberry has fallen somewhat from the tree? Bush…

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Latest BlackBerry Rumour Points to Android

One of the few remaining mobile OS’s may finally be caving in. A report from Reuters suggests that BlackBerry may be releasing an Android OS phone with the classic BlackBerry physical keyboard. This marks a major shift…

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Android Trade-in Program Launches Today at Apple Retail Stores

Today Apple is launching a trade-in program for select non-iPhone smartphones at its Apple Retail Store locations. The program will allow credit towards an immediate purchase of a new iPhone model for users who trade in…

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Limited Edition Black and Gold BlackBerry Passport Revealed

BlackBerry’s flagship Passport smartphone is getting a limited edition black and gold model – featuring real gold trim and black leather case – to join the conventional black, white, and red models already on the market.…

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Samsung Purchase of BlackBerry Rumoured

Canadian smartphone giant BlackBerry is set to be bought by rival Samsung for a massive £4.9 billion ($7.9 billion), if rumours are to be believed. News outlet Reuters reports that the news comes from someone “familiar…

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BlackBerry Tweet Promoting Twitter for BlackBerry Sent Via iPhone

BlackBerry has been involved in a now common social media faux pas. The company sent out a tweet promoting Twitter for BlackBerry… on an iPhone. Yes, the company has made that mistake seemingly made by many…

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Wireless Qi Charging Coming to 50 UK McDonald’s Restaurants

A new deal between fast food chain McDonald’s and wireless charging solutions company Aircharge means that 50 McDonald’s restaurants in the UK will be offering free Qi (proncounced ‘Chee’) wireless charging. The Qi charging system allows…

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Sony Resorted to Using Old BlackBerrys Post-Hack

After Sony Pictures was hacked by the group known as Guardians of Peace back in November, its staff was forced to resort to older technology to maintain it communications. Employees were given old BlackBerry phones since,…

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BlackBerry Working With Boeing on ‘Black Phone’ That Runs Android

BlackBerry has said that it is supporting Boeing with the development of its Boeing Black Phone – a highly secure smartphone intended to be used by government and security service officials. BlackBerry CEO John Chen said…

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BlackBerry Classic Officially Released

BlackBerry has finally released the Classic – a device the company has been talking about for a long, long time. Well now we finally have everything we need to know about this little blast from the past. The…

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BlackBerry Offering $550 for Your Old iPhone

In an example of apparent desperation, BlackBerry has started to offer up to $550 towards a new BlackBerry Passport when you trade in an iPhone. They’ll give you $240 for an iPhone 4s and up to…

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President Obama Still Uses a BlackBerry

CNN reports that US President Barack Obama still uses his trusty old BlackBerry. Surprising, considering he’s probably one of the few people left who actually does use a BlackBerry these days. Supposedly, the Secret Service and the…

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Blackberry Hasn’t Given Up

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has said today that the Asian market is critical to the recovery of his company, but he will not be pushing hard into the Chinese sector just yet. Chen commented that for BlackBerry,…

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BlackBerry Classic Launch Date Announced

BlackBerry’s forthcoming Classic handset is set for release on 17th December, according to CEO John Chen. Chen made the announcement at Thursday’s BlackBerry Conference, during his keynote speech. The release of the BlackBerry Classic has been…

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Up to 90% of the Worlds Smartphones at Risk

Not one, but two new security threats have been revealed by researchers this week putting as many as 90 percent of the worlds smartphones at the risk of data and password theft. In some cases the…

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Windows Phone Store Gets BBM Beta After Reaching 10,000 User Sign-Ups in 24 Hours

BlackBerry’s popular messaging app, BBM, is stated to have reached the 10,000 sign-up number for Microsoft’s Windows Phone Beta in about 24 hours. This means that Windows Phone users running on Windows Phone 8 or above…

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BlackBerry Shows its Answer to Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana

Personal assistants have been around for some time now, having people demanding a more complex and interactive approach from their voice-enabled personal assistants. Apple’s Siri has been the first to arrive, followed by Android and Google…

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Blackberry Announce ‘Square is The New Rectangle’ With The Passport Smartphone

Since the early days of the modern smartphone, the focus has been on creating a screen which is the ‘optimum’ shape and size for the user to reach with just one thumb and this has led…

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen Takes a Jab at Samsung Android Mobile Security

BlackBerry CEO John Chen applauded Google for its efforts to increase Android mobile operating system security, but also took the time to throw a few jabs at Samsung. Android, which is the most popular mobile phone…