BLACKBERRY

  • New BBM Protected service offers secure exchange of IM chats on BlackBerry, iOS, Android phones 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In the wake of the Freak attacks and resulting concerns about digital privacy, BlackBerry has decided to offer a secure server for its BBM enterprise users across platforms to exchange messages through a new IM service. The BBM Protected for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry phones uses encryption keys which...
  • BlackBerry unveils Porsche Design P'9983 Graphite for 1,650 euros March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: BlackBerry has rolled out the latest Porsche Design P'9983 Graphite in its luxury range of smartphones. The smartphone combines graphite-metallic coloured elements and a leather cover on the back. The P'9983 Graphite smartphone from BlackBerry features the iconic QWERTY keyboard with specially crafted glass-like keys with the durability of...
  • SecuTABLET: BlackBerry's new security-focused tablet costs $2,380 March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: BlackBerry has rolled out its new tablet which has been developed in collaboration with IBM, Samsung, and BlackBerry's recently acquired Germany-based Secusmart. The tablet, called SecuTABLET, is based on Samsung's Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and packs in it high encryption that makes it suitable for business and government...
  • BlackBerry launches SecuTABLET, a new secure tablet, in collaboration with IBM, Samsung March 15, 2015

    Seeking to extend its range of secure mobile devices, BlackBerry Ltd said on Saturday it was launching a high-security tablet, developed with International Business Machines (IBM) and Samsung Electronics. The SecuTABLET, based on Samsung's Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and being presented by BlackBerry unit Secusmart at tech fair CeBIT 2015 in...
  • Barack Obama says doesn't text, tweet, or have a smart phone that records March 13, 2015

    Los Angeles: US President Barack Obama doesn't send text messages, rarely composes his own tweets, and isn't allowed to have a smart phone that contains a recording device, he said on Thursday. And don't ask him for Hillary Clinton's email address. He won't give it to you. "I do not physically tweet...
  • BlackBerry to launch 4 new phones this year; one of them will have a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge-like dual-curved screen March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: BlackBerry will launch four new smartphones this year, one of them featuring a dual-curved screen akin to Samsung Galaxy S6-Edge, which was launched at the recently concluded Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. While announcing its plans for the upcoming smartphones, the company said that one of them will be...
  • BlackBerry Leap: First official hands-on with BlackBerry's latest budget smartphone March 4, 2015

    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 March 3, 2015

    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 March 2, 2015

    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 February 26, 2015

    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 February 26, 2015

    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...