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  • BlackBerry Leap: First official hands-on with BlackBerry's latest budget smartphone 19 hours 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Here's BlackBerry's latest Leap smartphone that was unveiled at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The BlackBerry Leap sports a 5.5-inch edge-to-edge HD display and runs on the BlackBerry 10.3.1 OS. The phone is powered by a 2,800mAh battery, which is said to last for 25 hours...
  • BlackBerry unveils budget Leap smartphone; plans to launch a slider phone with dual-curved display later this year Yesterday

    Barcelona: BlackBerry unveiled a new mid-market smartphone on Tuesday dubbed the BlackBerry Leap that is set to replace the Z3 device launched a year ago, in a move to woo buyers in certain emerging markets where BlackBerry still has a fairly large client base. The Waterloo, Ontario-based company said the phone,...
  • BlackBerry plans to broaden its cross-platform strategy; to provide its security, productivity, communication tools to iOS, Android, Windows devices 2 days ago

    Toronto: BlackBerry announced on Sunday that it plans to expand its cross-platform strategy and deliver its often admired security, productivity and communication tools to any smartphone or tablet device running iOS, Android or Windows. The one-time smartphone sector pioneer's devices have waned in popularity in recent years, but in a bid...
  • BlackBerry working with Google to secure Android devices 6 days ago

    Toronto: BlackBerry said on Wednesday that it is working with Google to enable its software to manage and secure some of Google's Android devices, a move that builds on BlackBerry's recent partnership with Samsung Electronics Co. In November, BlackBerry announced partnerships with Samsung and other high-profile technology industry players, broadening the...
  • Google announces 'Android for Work' with secure business apps designed for professionals 6 days ago

    San Francisco: Google is releasing a set of tools designed for businesses and employees who want to get work done on Android-powered smartphones, setting up a skirmish on another key front of mobile computing. The technology launches Google's attempt to turn Android phones into the digital hub of people's personal and...
  • BlackBerry users can now use Android apps February 20, 2015

    Toronto: BlackBerry rolled out a major software update on Thursday, allowing users of its entire suite of BlackBerry 10 devices such as the Z10, Q10 and Z30 to access Android applications, and a host of other features, including Blend. The company said the BlackBerry 10 OS 10.3.1 gives users the ability...
  • BlackBerry Passport, Classic smartphones to become available on US carrier starting February 20 February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: BlackBerry's latest smartphones, the BlackBerry Passport and the BlackBerry Classic, will be available in the US starting February 20, mobile carrier AT&T has confirmed. The BlackBerry Passport, as the name suggests, features a square 4.5-inch full HD touch screen and a touch-enabled QWERTY keyboard. It comes with a 2.2...
  • Why Samsung should buy BlackBerry January 16, 2015

    Seoul: Samsung and Blackberry have splashed frigid water on a report that Samsung wants to make a $7.5 billion takeover offer for the struggling Canadian device maker. That, however, did not stop tech industry watchers from dissecting all the possibilities. Once strong in mobile devices, Blackberry is now an also ran,...
  • BlackBerry Classic with physical keyboard and touch display launched at Rs 31,990 in India January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: BlackBerry has launched its Classic smartphone in India at a price of Rs 31,990. The phone is available in India starting today. The BlackBerry Classic has a 3.5-inch touchscreen, 8 megapixel rear camera, 16GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB), and BlackBerry 10 OS. BlackBerry is returning to its...
  • BlackBerry, Samsung deny report of takeover talks January 15, 2015

    BlackBerry and Samsung Electronics denied a report that they are in talks for Samsung to make a takeover offer for the Canadian company. "BlackBerry has not engaged in discussions with Samsung with respect to any possible offer to purchase BlackBerry," the company said in a statement Wednesday. Samsung Electronics spokeswoman Jini Park...
  • BlackBerry announces BBM for Android Wear; coming soon January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: BlackBerry has announced at the 2015 International CES that BBM will be available on wearable technologies for a wide range of Android Wear smartwatches. Through Android Wear smartwatches, BBM users will be able to access their BBM messages directly on their smartwatch without the need to reach for their...
  • Affordability, user experience to rule smartphone market in 2015 December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: When it comes to a big market forcing a crash in the priceline, India showed its might in the smartphones arena during 2014 with companies launching a plethora of affordable devices, but it also embraced the pricey new models of iconic iPhone with equal enthusiasm. In the new year,...
  • BlackBerry Classic review: Attractive, but unlikely to bring an iPhone user back to BlackBerry December 31, 2014

    New York: The BlackBerry's blinking red light used to haunt me. Just when I thought I could relax, enjoy a nice dinner or go for a run, my BlackBerry would start blinking again, signalling a new message. I was an addict. Typing with one hand, hiding the BlackBerry under the dinner...
  • Tech in 2014: The year of nothing December 22, 2014

    2014 has been a happening year. In politics, in sports, in cinema and elsewhere. But not in consumer technology. The year has almost passed by, and we are still waiting for something that we can remember the year by. Though we saw a lot of new products coming, new categories emerging...
  • BlackBerry working with Boeing on a high-security self-destructing Android smartphone December 20, 2014

    Waterloo: BlackBerry is working with Boeing on Boeing's high-security Android-based smartphone, the Canadian mobile technology company's chief executive said on Friday. The Boeing Black phone being developed by the Chicago-based aerospace and defence contractor, which is best known for jetliners and fighter planes, can self-destruct if it is tampered with. The Boeing...
  • BlackBerry Classic: BlackBerry returns to its roots, woos keyboard loyalists December 18, 2014

    New York: BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones - and most smartphone customers - have embraced touch screens. With the Classic, BlackBerry is courting its core customer, the business user. The physical keyboard...
  • BlackBerry to offer users up to $550 if they dump their iPhones for a Passport November 26, 2014

    Montreal: Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is wooing Apple customers with a cash offer for trade-ins of iPhones for its new square-screened, keyboard-equipped Passport. The promotion was announced yesterday and will be available starting next month until February 13, in Canada and the United States. Customers who trade in their iPhones could receive...
  • BlackBerry partners with Samsung; upgrades its mobile-security arsenal November 14, 2014

    San Francisco: BlackBerry is expanding its efforts to sell mobile-security software on its rivals' smartphones and tablets to help counter the waning popularity of its own devices. As part of its strategy outlined Thursday in San Francisco, BlackBerry unveiled several upgrades to its mobile security weapons and a partnership with smartphone...
  • BBM users can now delete messages from chats, send self-destructing messages November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Smartphone maker BlackBerry has introduced new privacy and control features for its messaging app BBM, allowing users to delete messages from chats and share pictures for short duration of time. Similar to popular photo messaging app Snapchat, BBM will now allow users to set a timer for controlling how...
  • BlackBerry teases Bold-like Classic smartphone; coming later this year October 30, 2014

    Toronto: BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen penned an open letter to current and former BlackBerry users on Wednesday in a push to create some buzz for the company's new BlackBerry Classic device, which is set to debut later this year. The Classic, which bears striking similarities to the company's once wildly...
  • We are well-positioned in Indian enterprise market: BlackBerry October 26, 2014

    New York: Canadian handset maker BlackBerry believes it is "well-positioned" for the multi-billion dollar Indian enterprise market armed with smartphones across multiple price points and end-to-end mobility solutions. "Today, BlackBerry offers an unparallelled global infrastructure, a combination of assets that deliver security at every level and across multiple platforms and an...
  • After Passport, BlackBerry working on another 'unconventional' device; teases new device plans September 30, 2014

    Toronto: Even as BlackBerry pivots to focus more on software and services, the company that gained fame for its smartphones is not giving up on its handset business, two senior executives said. After recording a gross profit from its weakened handset operation and with roughly 50 million people globally still using...
  • BlackBerry Passport: BlackBerry launches its square-shaped smartphone at Rs 49,990 in India; features a 4.5-inch touchscreen, 3-row keyboard September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Within a week of its global release, BlackBerry has launched its unconventional new smartphone dubbed the Passport in India as it embarks on what may be the most critical phase of its long turnaround push. Priced at Rs 49,990, the BlackBerry Passport is up for pre-order on Amazon...
  • Blend brings Blackberry to Android, Windows, Mac, iOS; gets rave reviews September 26, 2014

    Toronto: BlackBerry Ltd's launch of its square-screened Passport device may have grabbed headlines this week, but it was the tech company's lower-profile roll out of the new Blend feature that appears to be garnering the plaudits. Even as reviewers and analysts were torn on the prospects of the unconventionally shaped Passport,...
  • BlackBerry Passport: BlackBerry launches a square-shaped smartphone; features a 4.5-inch touchscreen, 3-row keyboard September 24, 2014

    Toronto: BlackBerry launched an unconventional new smartphone dubbed the Passport on Wednesday as it embarked on what may be the most critical phase of its long turnaround push. At simultaneous events in Toronto, London and Dubai, BlackBerry showed off the device, which is the size and shape of a closed passport,...
  • We don't consider Xiaomi, Obi as competitors: BlackBerry CEO John Chen September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Canadian handset maker BlackBerry, which faces stiff competition from domestic and Chinese brands in India, does not consider the latest entrants Obi and Xiaomi as competitors in the world's second largest handset market. "We don't consider the players you named as competitors since they play to a lower end...
  • Lowcost smartphones the power behind the Android surge August 15, 2014

    Washington: A surge in lowcost smartphone sales, notably in emerging markets, helped the Google Android platform extend its dominance in the second quarter, a survey showed Thursday. The report by market tracker IDC said Android phone sales were up 33 per cent over the past year to 255 million units, and...