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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 (31)

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 (55)

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 (78)

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 (50)

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...


Week 25 in review: Galaxy S5 LTE-A and Amazon Fire Phone

Week 25 in review: Galaxy S5 LTE-A and Amazon Fire Phone

21 June, 2014 | comments (4)

The Week In Review is our series meant to recap all the major announcements of the week, which you might have missed. Week 25 was rather busy with new products so you are in for a long read. Enjoy! This week was marked by the announcement of...


BlackBerry CEO shows off new Passport and Classic phones

BlackBerry CEO shows off new Passport and Classic phones

20 June, 2014 | comments (127)

BlackBerry unveiled an odd new device – the Passport. It has a square 4.5" screen with 1,440 x 1,440 resolution, essentially a QHD screen cropped to 1:1. Below the unusual screen is a rare sight these days, a three-row QWERTY keyboard. The...

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Blackberry Passport to drop in September

Blackberry Passport to drop in September

19 June, 2014 | comments (50)

Blackberry's upcoming phone, the Passport, is slated for a September release. BB purists will be happy to know that the phone will sport a portrait, hardware QWERTY keyboard that has become the manufacturers trademark design. Not really much else...


BlackBerry posts smaller than expected loss in fiscal Q1

BlackBerry posts smaller than expected loss in fiscal Q1

19 June, 2014 | comments (32)

For the fiscal quarter ending in May of this year, the beleaguered Canadian smartphone manufacturer has reported a loss of $0.11 per share, which is up from the consensus estimate of $0.25 per share. Although the company's $966 million in first...

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Amazon Appstore coming to BlackBerry OS 10.3

Amazon Appstore coming to BlackBerry OS 10.3

18 June, 2014 | comments (20)

When it becomes available this fall, BlackBerry's OS 10.3 will come with the Amazon Appstore for Android preinstalled. Amazon's offering will sit neatly alongside BlackBerry World, which will continue to serve native apps to fans of the Canadian...


4.5-inch BlackBerry Kopi found in Vietnam

4.5-inch BlackBerry Kopi found in Vietnam

18 June, 2014 | comments (31)

BlackBerry may be down but it's not out of the running yet – a new phone dubbed Kopi has made its way to a store in Vietnam. The new phone has as 4.5" screen, putting it between the 4.2" BlackBerry Z10 and the 5" BlackBerry Z30. The 4.5"...


IDC: smartphone ASP to fall this year, most OSes growing

IDC: smartphone ASP to fall this year, most OSes growing

05 June, 2014 | comments (26)

IDC's bold predictions of the faraway year 2018 caught our eye but the analyst company also put out much shorter term predictions for this year (we're already half way through it). The predictions echo what we've been seeing on the market – Android...


IDC: smartphone market in 2018 to remain mostly the same

IDC: smartphone market in 2018 to remain mostly the same

29 May, 2014 | comments (18)

In the past we've seen long-term predictions completely miss the mark, so take this as a decent guess of what might happen. Unlike its 2011 forecast, this time around IDC is much more restrained in its predictions, expecting things in 2018 to be the...


Kantar: Android global growth continues, WP rises in Europe

Kantar: Android global growth continues, WP rises in Europe

26 May, 2014 | comments (62)

Market analyst company Kantar Worldpanel has posted its report on the smartphone market for the three months ending in April today. The data shows Android as the big winner, the Google OS being the biggest gainer in Europe, China and the US, whereas...


BlackBerry Z3 goes on sale in Indonesia

BlackBerry Z3 goes on sale in Indonesia

13 May, 2014 | comments (41)

The BlackBerry Z3 has finally got its official launch in Indonesia, complete with an official unboxing and hands on from BlackBerry. The device was announced at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and has gone on pre-order in Indonesia...