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BlackBerry KeyOne screen can pop out under pressure
BlackBerry released a new smartphone in the US recently. Yes, you read that right. BlackBerry is still releasing phones, although this one is made by TCL. The KeyOne is an Android device made by BlackBerry and looks to be of decent build quality on the surface. The folks at JerryRigEverything tested the dev....more
07/13/2017
BlackBerry escaped death and is confident of survival
BlackBerry is still alive even though it's a completely different company now. CEO John Chen has performed an incredible feat of keeping the company alive when everyone said it was dead. BlackBerry will no longer be a top smartphone maker, but they will live to perhaps see a second act. The company....more
02/03/2017
BlackBerry looking to autonomous cars for its future
Remember when BlackBerry was the dominant smartphone maker? It has been a long decade of decline for BlackBerry, but the company is not quite done yet. BlackBerry is looking to autonomous cars to fuel its future. BlackBerry owns the QNX operating system. QNX is a powerful system that already run....more
01/16/2017
BlackBerry will stop making its own devices
The end of an era is definitely upon us. Actually, BlackBerry's dominance and even relevance in smartphones has been over for some time, but the company finally announced it will no longer make its own devices. From now on, BlackBerry will outsource the production of hardware and focus more on software. The....more
09/29/2016
This iPhone 7 case includes a headphone jack
If you have an iPhone 7 and it's driving you crazy not to have a headphone jack, you may want to check out the Fuse case. This is an Indegogo product so we don't know if it will actually make it to market, but the Fuse case is going retro. It's a case for the iPhone 7 that will allow you to use any standard....more
09/29/2016
BlackBerry finally kills the BlackBerry Classic
BlackBerry is moving on from the phone that made it an iconic brand. Almost a decade after Apple disrupted BlackBerry's dominance in the smartphone market with the launch of the iPhone, BlackBerry is throwing in the towel on its most famous handset. BlackBerry announced today it will no longer mak....more
07/05/2016
Hillary Clinton is keeping BlackBerry in the news
As BlackBerry has been in decline, there are fewer and fewer headlines about the once dominant smartphone. Thanks to Hillary Clinton however, BlackBerry remains in the news. I'm not sure it is good news as the most recent headlines suggest the US Government restricted access to BlackBerry because of securit....more
05/15/2016
Is BlackBerry pivoting to the Internet of Thins?
We all know the history of BlackBerry's dramatic fall from the top of the smartphone market. CEO John Chen was brought on to turn the company around. He had moderate success in cutting expenses and releasing new hardware to give the company a boost. Things have continued to be challenging for BlackBerry, a....more
03/02/2016
After testing the BlackBerry Priv he bought another Passport
True BlackBerry fans will choose the Passport over the Priv if they are anything like Matthew Miller at ZDNet. Miller sold his Passport to test the latest BlackBerry devices, and after using the Priv he decided to get back to the Passport. According to Miller the Priv's build quality was nothing l....more
11/23/2015
iPhone 6s and 6s Plus preorders sell out in 30 minutes in South Korea
Samsung has been dominating their home country of South Korea when it comes to smartphones, but that maybe coming to an end. It appears Apple is selling iPhones at a blistering pace in South Korea. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will launch on Friday, but preorders were open today. Apple sold out of their inven....more
10/19/2015
BlackBerry Priv launching November 6 in the UK
BlackBerry is getting ready to launch its first Android smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard. The new BlackBerry Priv will launch in the UK on November 6, 2015. It will go head to head against the iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6. Will the world welcome an Android powered BlackBerry? The BlackBerry Pr....more
10/19/2015
BlackBerry wins Department of Defense approval for devices
BlackBerry shared some good news today. The company has won approval by the U.S. Department of Defense for the "use of derived Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) credentials on BlackBerry® OS and BlackBerry® 10 smartphones." The company says the approval validates BlackBerry's security capabilities. more
07/23/2015
The Ubuntu phone is disappointing
The Ubuntu phone might be a reality, but it is seriously disappointing. Tech Republic took the BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu phone for a spin and they struggled to find something good to say. The Ubuntu phone was supposed to allow docking of the device for use on an external monitor, yet be a great smartphone too. ....more
07/04/2015
Apple is making iPhones with Force Touch
If Bloomberg is to be believed, Apple suppliers are already making iPhones with Force Touch. Force Touch allows the phone to know how hard you are pressing on the screen. Originally debut in the new MacBook for 2015, Force Touch will allow all sorts of new gestures for the iPhone. The next iPhone i....more
06/27/2015
Will BlackBerry design a bacteria free phone for hospitals?
BlackBerry is considering all kinds of options for the company as it tries to get its feet back on solid ground. Apparently, the company is even thinking about creating a bacteria free phone for use in hospitals. BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, recently confirmed the company is looking at such an option for a fu....more
06/27/2015
Will BlackBerry release an Android device?
Would BlackBerry release a new phone running Android? Reuters is reporting BlackBerry will indeed launch an Android device and they say they have two sources to back up the story. They say the decision is based on CEO John Chen's move to rely more on BES12 than BlackBerry OS 10. The company is in the middl....more
06/12/2015
BlackBerry settles lawsuit with Typo
BlackBerry and Typo have settled their differences and there is no doubt, BlackBerry won! Typo, the company backed by Ryan Seacrest, will continue to sell keyboards but only for devices with screen sizes larger than BlackBerry offers. That means Typo can sell keyboards for devices with screens of 7.9 inches....more
06/01/2015
BlackBerry CEO knows his job is tough, but isn't worried about it
BlackBerry CEO John Chen has an almost impossible job. How does he turn a once dominant company around while the market has completely changed? BlackBerry was once the dominant smartphone in the market, but these days Apple and Samsung clearly dominate. John Chen recently told Business Insider he knows the....more
05/14/2015
iPhone vs Android argument leads to stabbing
Two Tulsa, Oklahoma roommates stabbed each other during an argument over smartphone platforms. The two roommates were apparently drunk when they got into a fanboy discussion about which platform was better, iPhone or Android. A woman came home around 1 am and found a man stumbling around the apartme....more
04/17/2015
Lumia 930 wins blind camera comparison ahead of Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus
The folks at Phone Arena did a camera shoot out of six smartphones. They compared the Nokia Lumia 930, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, iPhone 6 Plus, Google Nexus 6, Samsung Galaxy S5, and HTC One M9. They took several shots with each phone in different lighting conditions, and asked people to vote on the best one.....more
03/28/2015
BlackBerry beats the street with surprise earnings
BlackBerry released its earnings today and it was a big surprise. So many people were expecting losses from BlackBerry, but they actually made gains. BlackBerry earned an adjusted 4 cents a share, up from a loss of 8 cents in the fourth quarter of 2014. The company had $660 million in revenue and shipped 1.....more
03/27/2015
Microsoft apps to be pre-installed on Samsung devices
Microsoft has announced a deal with Samsung that will bring Microsoft services to Samsung's Android devices. The deal is an important move for Microsoft as they try to be have influence on every platform. This is a strikingly different strategy than the Microsoft of old who relied on a near monopoly to keep....more
03/23/2015
HTC CEO replaced, stays with company
The CEO of HTC was replaced today, but he's not leaving the company. HTC has released some of the best phones in the industry over the last two years, but the company continues to struggle. After a decade at the helm, CEO Peter Chou stepped down today and will be replaced its existing chairwoman and co-foun....more
03/20/2015
Microsoft working on ROM to convert Android phones to Windows Phone
Microsoft is working on an interesting initiative to turn Android phones into Windows Phone. According to TechCrunch, Microsoft is working with power users of Xiaomi’s flagship Mi 4 Android smartphone in developing a system to override And....more
03/18/2015
Lenovo launching Windows Phone this year
Microsoft announced a partnership with Lenovo at the WinHEC conference in Shenzhen, China today. At the same time Lenovo announced it will make a smartphone running Windows and distribute it through China Mobile. That sounds like very exciting news for Microsoft as they could use all the customers they can ....more
03/18/2015
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