BlackBerry is preparing to release at least one new smartphone this year, and it will almost certainly be running on Android. At least this is the plan that BlackBerry CEO John Chen has in mind, although he has said that there could potentially be a second Android powered phone released this year as well.
There have been so many leaks regarding this particular device which made it looked like one of the worst kept secret in the world. Of course, you can’t call it official until done so by its maker and that finally happened today as BlackBerry officially announced its plan to launch the Android-based device called Priv.
To be frank, this device is long time coming. It was first introduced to the world back in February during Mobile World Congress and BlackBerry has even published a number of preview through its official blog. Not to forget, consumers in selected region were even able to pre-order the device prior to today’s announcement. So, […]
All BlackBerry 10 Devices Will Have 10.3 Update by Year’s End; BlackBerry Classic is Coming in 2014, Too
At the BlackBerry Passport launch event earlier today, the company also shared some information regarding its upcoming BlackBerry 10.3 update and its rollout plans. It also shed more light on the elusive BlackBerry Classic smartphone that the company has been hinting about for months.
BlackBerry will be adding a virtual assistant on the upcoming BlackBerry 10.3 update. Called BlackBerry Assistant, it is comparable to virtual assistants from other platforms like Apple’s Siri, Android’s Google Now and more recently Windows Phone’s Cortana.
After making its debut in Indonesia, the BlackBerry Z3 has finally arrived in Malaysia. To celebrate the arrival of the device, Tune Talk is now offering the new device with free data for one year. You might ask: is there any catch to this deal? Well, there is indeed.
After a very successful run over a year ago in 2012, BlackBerry has brought back their “Stop Missing Out Campaign” for the launch of the BlackBerry Z3 this July. Starting from the 14th of July, snap a photo of yourself with your BlackBerry device and submit it to the website http://www.stopmissingout.com.my. If your photo is chosen, you […]
BlackBerry haven’t been having the greatest last 12 months, losing their CEO and BB10 not getting the reception they had hoped. With John Chen taking the helm things have finally come with some semblance of stability and in one of the most pessimistic headlines ever from their Q4 earnings, BlackBerry didn’t lose AS MUCH as […]
Today after a 9 month long quiet period on the device front (since the Z30 in Malaysia), BlackBerry have announced the arrival of the Z3 to Malaysian shores. While released earlier this May in Indonesia, the BlackBerry Z3 is only now making its way over here but to the BlackBerry faithful, it couldn’t be sooner. […]
BlackBerry has announced a licensing deal with Amazon that will see its next iteration of the BlackBerry 10 platform include the Amazon App Store, bringing along with it a 200,000-strong app ecosystem available for direct download on BlackBerry devices.
An extensive set of screenshots have appeared online, showing off what appears to be BlackBerry 10.3, the next major update for the BlackBerry 10 platform. Besides a subtle change in colour theme, what appears to set tongues wagging is the prospect of a Siri-like voice assistant baked into BlackBerry 10.
The guys over at N4BB have gotten their hands on some information that will make BlackBerry fans and the BlackBerry curious really happy. The upcoming BlackBerry Z3 (codenamed Jakarta) will be the “true” entry level device, the Q5 being actually a mid-range device. The Z3 retains a little of what the Z10 was in terms […]
BlackBerry might be suffering from a loss of consumer confidence, but that isn’t stopping it from celebrating sharing the love for Valentine’s Day. From 8 February until 14 February, BlackBerry users will be treated to a free app each day. There is a list of what will be available for those seven days. 8 February: […]
If you followed our Twitter and Facebook yesterday, then you might already know that the folks at BlackBerry have briefed us regarding the upcoming BlackBerry OS 10.2.1. While we going to discuss more about the update once we receive the green light from BlackBerry, it has came to our attention that BlackBerry OS 10 users […]
Things seem to have evened out over at BlackBerry HQ after the departure of former CEO Thorsten Heins as well as some key members of the organisation. BlackBerry’s new CEO John Chen is confident that BlackBerry is here to stay and today issued an open letter to all their valued enterprise customers. In that letter, […]
Still remember the uber exclusive Porsche Design P’9981 from BlackBerry? Well, here comes its all-touch successor: the brand new Porsche Design P’9982. Running on BlackBerry 10.2, the device features a stainless steel frame with satin finish together with a back cover that is hand-wrapped with genuine Italian leather. Porsche Design will also be releasing a […]
Leaked Build of BlackBerry 10.2.1 Shows Painless Installation of Android Apps, No Sideloading Required
A usable build of the upcoming BlackBerry 10.2.1 update has been leaked online. The build, version 10.2.1.1055, has plenty of new additions and other minor updates such as customizable quick settings, picture lock password and several UI tweaks. The biggest change on this update, however, is in the unlocking of the Android runtime, allowing the […]
A set of leaked images has shown off a BlackBerry Z10 running the Google Play Store, fueling speculation that BlackBerry might integrate Google Play services into its upcoming BlackBerry 10.2.1 update. BlackBerry has been mum on the platform’s upcoming update, but recent leaks have shown small, incremental updates such as Fuse Mode, BlackBerry Blend Dashboard […]
Outgoing BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins bade farewell to his employees in a farewell letter sent earlier this week, after it was announced that the company would raise $1b and remove plans to take the company private. It was also revealed that current CEO Thorsten Heins would be stepping down, and taking his place on an […]
In yet another twist in the tale that is BlackBerry, it was revealed that the Canadian company would be calling off the sale of the company in favour of raising US$1b from its largest shareholder as well as other institutional investors. BlackBerry’s largest shareholder, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, has agreed to buy US$250 million of […]