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BlackBerry KeyOne screen can pop out under pressure

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:24:39 EST

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BlackBerry released a new smartphone in the US recently. Yes, you read that right. BlackBerry is still releasing phones, although this one is made by TCL. The KeyOne is an Android device made by BlackBerry and looks to be of decent build quality on the surface. The folks at JerryRigEverything tested the device and although it felt heavy, it has a...




BlackBerry escaped death and is confident of survival

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:57:15 EST

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BlackBerry is still alive even though it's a completely different company now. CEO John Chen has performed an incredible feat of keeping the company alive when everyone said it was dead. BlackBerry will no longer be a top smartphone maker, but they will live to perhaps see a second act.The company has pivoted from hardware into software. They no...




BlackBerry looking to autonomous cars for its future

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:58:57 EST

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Remember when BlackBerry was the dominant smartphone maker? It has been a long decade of decline for BlackBerry, but the company is not quite done yet. BlackBerry is looking to autonomous cars to fuel its future. BlackBerry owns the QNX operating system. QNX is a powerful system that already runs on millions of cars. Ford, General Motors, and ...




Verizon updating BlackBerry Priv with Marshmallow?

Sun, 06 Nov 2016 07:02:24 EST

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Verizon could be updating the BlackBerry Prv with Android Marshmallow very soon. At least one user posted a screen cap in the CrackBerry Forums claiming to have been updated. Verizon hasn't announced an update, so nobody knows if this is a public update or just a test. It definitely appears that they are working on an update and that Verizon BB P...




BlackBerry will stop making its own devices

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:53:14 EST

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The end of an era is definitely upon us. Actually, BlackBerry's dominance and even relevance in smartphones has been over for some time, but the company finally announced it will no longer make its own devices. From now on, BlackBerry will outsource the production of hardware and focus more on software. The company announced its joint venture wit...




BlackBerry launches another Android handset

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:46:49 EST

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BlackBerry is not giving up on devices despite its poor sales record of late. The company launched a new Android handset on Tuesday which the company says is the most secure Android phone on the market. The DTEK50 is available for preorder for 299 and will ship on August 8. The DTEK50 has some decent specs. It has a 5.2 inch HD display, 13 mega...




BlackBerry finally kills the BlackBerry Classic

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 05:08:41 EST

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BlackBerry is moving on from the phone that made it an iconic brand. Almost a decade after Apple disrupted BlackBerry's dominance in the smartphone market with the launch of the iPhone, BlackBerry is throwing in the towel on its most famous handset. BlackBerry announced today it will no longer make the Classic.To keep innovating and advancing our...




Hillary Clinton is keeping BlackBerry in the news

Mon, 16 May 2016 09:33:51 EST

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As BlackBerry has been in decline, there are fewer and fewer headlines about the once dominant smartphone. Thanks to Hillary Clinton however, BlackBerry remains in the news. I'm not sure it is good news as the most recent headlines suggest the US Government restricted access to BlackBerry because of security concerns. With the recent reports of ...




Facebook dumps BlackBerry

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 08:04:34 EST

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A few weeks ago we heard WhatsApp would no longer support the BlackBerry 10 OS. That was a pretty big disappointment to BlackBerry fans, but nobody knew there was even worse news coming down the pike. Facebook has now announced it is dropping support for BlackBerry 10 in 2016. Facebook's decision will no doubt force BlackBerry to make some decis...




Hillary Clinton was denied a secure BlackBerry by the NSA in 2009

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 06:41:22 EST

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When Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State in 2009, she requested a secure, BlackBerry like device from the government. The NSA said, "no." Apparently, Hillary had been using a BlackBerry during the 2008 campaign and had come to rely on it. Emails recently released by Judicial Watch, a conservative legal advocacy group that obtained them unde...




WhatsApp ending support for BlackBerry

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 14:11:15 EST

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WhatsApp will end support for BlackBerry 10 by the end of the year. The company says it will focus says its messenger service will not work on BlackBerry platforms by the end of this year. BlackBerry is not alone however. WhatsApp will also dump support for Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1 and 2.2, and Windows Phone 7.1.The BlackBerry P...




Is BlackBerry pivoting to the Internet of Thins?

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 14:00:49 EST

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We all know the history of BlackBerry's dramatic fall from the top of the smartphone market. CEO John Chen was brought on to turn the company around. He had moderate success in cutting expenses and releasing new hardware to give the company a boost. Things have continued to be challenging for BlackBerry, and it appears Mr. Chen may finally be gi...




Hillary Clinton Chief Of Staff Lost Her Personal Blackberry

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 06:22:32 EST

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Hillary Clinton's Chief of Staff, Cheryl Mills, lost her BlackBerry and wouldn't you know it contained classified material on it. That's just great. Hillary Clinton probably didn't realize just how fast and loose she was handling classified documents by running her own email server, but she should have known. Someone in her camp should have know...




BlackBerry touts security after media reports of compromised encryption

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 05:32:24 EST

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There have been a couple of reports recently suggesting law enforcement is somehow able to get around BlackBerry encryption. There was the El Chapo/Sean Penn episode where law enforcement claimed to have texts decrypted from a BlackBerry, and a report out of the Netherlands with a similar claim. BlackBerry posted a response on its blog assuring cu...




BlackBerry dumping BB10 in favor of Android, for now

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 09:02:31 EST

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BlackBerry released their first Android phone last year, and it looks like the company loves Android. The BlackBerry Priv is doing pretty well, and BlackBerry says it will likely introduce another Android phone this year. BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, made the announcement in an interview at CES.Chen said the company could release a second Android p...