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BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 gets official

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 gets official

17 September, 2014 | comments (53)

After leaking back in August, the new BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 has been officially announced today. It's the successor to the P'9982 from last year, which itself succeeded the original P'9981 from 2011. The new smartphone comes with a...

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Upcoming BlackBerry Classic poses in live photos

Upcoming BlackBerry Classic poses in live photos

07 September, 2014 | comments (79)

The yet to be launched BlackBerry Classic appeared in a number of live photos. Back in June, the CEO of BlackBerry first showcased the smartphone with a hardware QWERTY. The leaked photos showcase the device alongside a handful of its...


BlackBerry Passport launch scheduled for September 24

BlackBerry Passport launch scheduled for September 24

02 September, 2014 | comments (39)

After many months of leaks and teasers, the odd-looking BlackBerry Passport is finally due to be launched on September 24, it seems. The Canadian company that makes it has just begun sending out invites for three events it will hold on that date,...

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BlackBerry Passport detailed review appears ahead of launch

BlackBerry Passport detailed review appears ahead of launch

27 August, 2014 | comments (52)

BlackBerry plans to launch the Passport in September, but luckily for everyone who has been expecting it, a detailed review has surfaced before its debut. It comes courtesy our Czech colleagues from Mobilenet.cz and reveals just about everything...

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BlackBerry Passport specs get revealed in detail

BlackBerry Passport specs get revealed in detail

22 August, 2014 | comments (55)

The technical specifications of the BlackBerry Passport got revealed in full detail. The hardware QWERTY smartphone is expected to launch at some point next month. BlackBerry Passport will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with 2.2GHz...


Unannounced BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9983 appears

Unannounced BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9983 appears

22 August, 2014 | comments (21)

It appears that a sibling with hardware QWERTY keyboard will soon join the BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9982. Images and details on yet to be revealed BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9983 made the rounds online. Codenamed “Khan” the handset...


BlackBerry Passport smart keyboard demoed in a video

BlackBerry Passport smart keyboard demoed in a video

15 August, 2014 | comments (53)

The BlackBerry Passport will soon hit retail shelves, but Carphone Warehouse has jumped the gun and posted a video hands-on of the device. The video shows the BlackBerry Passport in detail and shows off its key features, some of which haven't been...

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IDC: global smartphone shipments surpass 300 million in Q2

IDC: global smartphone shipments surpass 300 million in Q2

14 August, 2014 | comments (28)

The premier provider of market intelligence IDC released its latest report on the state of the global smartphone shipments. The market has reached yet another milestone by surpassing 300 million devices shipped. Apple iOS and Android...


BlackBerry Z3 coming soon to Singapore

BlackBerry Z3 coming soon to Singapore

10 August, 2014 | comments (24)

BlackBerry Z3 was announced back in February and released this Spring in just a few markets. The first country to get it was Indonesia, followed by India, Malaysia, Philippines and some African markets. The mid-range smartphone turned a...

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BlackBerry Z3 is making a splash in Indonesia and India, CEO says

BlackBerry Z3 is making a splash in Indonesia and India, CEO says

01 August, 2014 | comments (44)

The BlackBerry Z3 is available in India and Indonesia with strong sales and considerable attention from customers. BlackBerry's CEO John Chen confirmed this in an interview with India's Economic Times, but didn't mention specific numbers. He...

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German ministry to buy 20,000 BlackBerrys to foil the NSA

German ministry to buy 20,000 BlackBerrys to foil the NSA

29 July, 2014 | comments (47)

BlackBerry is about to get some business and it has the NSA to thank for that, well sort of. Germany is quite unhappy with recent NSA revelations and decided not to renew its Verizon contract. Now the German Federal Ministry of the Interior is...

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Handset shipments from Taiwan to rise to 21.95 million in Q3

Handset shipments from Taiwan to rise to 21.95 million in Q3

28 July, 2014 | comments (5)

DigiTimes has conducted a research on the performance of Taiwan phone manufacturers in Q3 2014. According to the data, Origina Design Manufacturers (ODM) and own-brand makers will have a blast in the June-September period. The top five...


iPhone 6 orders could lead to 10% price hike by other OEMs

iPhone 6 orders could lead to 10% price hike by other OEMs

28 July, 2014 | comments (36)

Recent reports had suggested that Apple has ordered a record 70 million to 80 million units of its upcoming iPhone 6 smartphone. Now, the Chinese media predicts that the unprecedented iPhone 6 order could lead to 5% to 10% price hike on competitive...


BlackBerry Passport extensive hands-on video leaks

BlackBerry Passport extensive hands-on video leaks

19 July, 2014 | comments (57)

The upcoming BlackBerry Passport is certainly one of the most unorthodox devices currently in the rumor mill. Packing a square screen with a resolution of 1440 x 1440 pixels, the Passport is probably the last chance for the troubled company to save...


BlackBerry outs its own virtual assistant

BlackBerry outs its own virtual assistant

16 July, 2014 | comments (35)

BlackBerry joined the likes of Apple, Google, and Microsoft in introducing its own virtual assistant. Dubbed BlackBerry Assistant, the new functionality will debut as part of OS 10.3. BlackBerry Assistant (click to enlarge) As expected,...

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BlackBerry boasts about the Passport's square screen

BlackBerry boasts about the Passport's square screen

08 July, 2014 | comments (80)

Most smartphones this day follow a similar design format: a rectangular screen. The formula has worked so far, especially with all-touch screen devices, but this design hasn't really been challenged or altered in quite some time and has resulted in...


BlackBerry CEO takes a dig at Android KNOX security

BlackBerry CEO takes a dig at Android KNOX security

04 July, 2014 | comments (74)

It's not everyday you see the BlackBerry CEO talk smack about its competitors but that's what John Chen has been doing since Google announced it will incorporating Samsung's KNOX technology in the next version of Android. Chen wrote a long...


Apple is #1 in US smartphone market share; Android top OS

Apple is #1 in US smartphone market share; Android top OS

03 July, 2014 | comments (76)

ComScore has gathered some metrics on US smartphone market share, and the company’s research reveals that Apple’s smartphones take up the majority of the US market, while Android is the top smartphone OS in the nation. By comScore’s...


Blackberry Passport caught out and about

Blackberry Passport caught out and about

29 June, 2014 | comments (76)

There's been a lot of leaks and images of the Blackberry Passport recently, but not many shots of the device in the wild, until now. Not only did someone snap a picture of the Passport, but there's even a quick video clip showing the device's...


BlackBerry Z3 launched in India for $265

BlackBerry Z3 launched in India for $265

25 June, 2014 | comments (51)

BlackBerry has launched the BlackBerry Z3 in India. The Z3 is the company's biggest and cheapest BlackBerry 10 device. The BlackBerry Z3 has a 5.0-inch, 960x540 resolution display, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8230 with a dual-core 1.2GHz CPU and...