Technology

BLACKBERRY KEYONE TO LAUNCH IN US AND CANADA IN LATE MAY

The BlackBerry KeyOne, an Android-based smartphone with a hardware keyboard, will be available in the U.S. and Canada from May 31, the phone’s maker said Thursday. TCL Communications, the Chinese company that acquired rights to produce BlackBerry-brand handsets, originally had said the phone would go on sale in April, so the delay may disappoint potential users. This could be a bad time to test the patience of potential buyers, as Samsung and LG are both heavily promoting their new flagship…

HARDWARE

BlackBerry Mercury’s keyboard: A saving grace or hindrance?

Ah, BlackBerry. Once the king of all things business and mobile, the brand has unfortunately experienced a slow and steady decline once the company failed to adjust to a rapidly changing mobile market. BlackBerry’s attempts to reinvent the brand back in 2013 with the introduction of BlackBerry 10 arrived just a little too late and has since yielded to becoming yet another brand among Android’s ranks. Fortunately, the one thing that made BlackBerry so unique was included in BlackBerry’s move…

Gadgets

BLACKBERRY COUNTS ON CARS TO REVERSE DECLINE IN REVENUE

BlackBerry reported another quarter of losses and declining revenue on Tuesday, but CEO John Chen forecast that the company will break even next quarter, its first since quitting the smartphone business. The company signaled its departure from the smartphone hardware business last week, licensing its brand to TCL, the Chinese manufacturer that built the last two BlackBerry handsets. Chen’s break-even forecast had a caveat: It didn’t include restructuring charges, stock compensation expenses, fair-value adjustments and a host of other things,…

Smartphones

BLACKBERRY UNVEILS THE DTEK60, PLEDGES A SECURE ANDROID EXPERIENCE FOR $499

BlackBerry is back with another Android phone. This time it’s the DTEK60, the pricier sibling to the DTEK50announced in July. This model offers better specs and comes in at $499, compared to the more modest $299 DTEK50. For the money you get a Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, a 3000mAh battery that promises to go 24 hours, 32GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot. The screen comes in at 5.5 inches with a 2560×1440 resolution at 435 PPI.…

Science

BlackBerry launches a 5.5-inch Android phone, the DTEK60

If you read our article from September, titled “BlackBerry gives up on building phones,” you’re likely confused. If the company isn’t building phones anymore, how come it just launched a new Android smartphone, the DTEK60? This is because BlackBerry, even though it heavily refocused toward software, has not entirely given up on selling phones, so a Chinese company called TCL is building BlackBerry-branded models. The problem with these devices is that they’re not very exciting. The 5.2-inch DTEK50, which launched…

Technology

The White House can now use the iPhone, but not the President

US officials continue to use old technologies for professional communication, most of them still carry the BlackBerry in them pocket. It turns out that almost all the administration work with archaic computers and monochrome printers, writes New York Times. Many White House aides now carry the most recent iPhones. Mr. Obama, however, still carries a specially modified, highly secure BlackBerry. President Barack Obama, however, wants to change that within the entire government. Deputy Chief of Staff Anita Decker Breckenridge already…

Technology

Two upcoming Android BlackBerry Devices in Photos

First Android smartphone Blackberry, which was named Priv, was expected for quite some time and now the Canadian company seems determined to prevent such a delay in the release of their next phones with popular mobile operating system, according to Trusted Reviews. This is evident from leaked on the Internet images of two new Android-based handset which comes with code names Rome and Hamburg. About them we know very little, the pictures coming out of China, we can conclude that…

Technology

New Leaked images of BlackBerry Neo with Android

On the Internet appears new images of the next smartphone from BlackBerry, which will be powered by Android. That device is called BlackBerry Neon and carries a model number DTEK50. This new images comes directly from the server of the Canadian company, where someone had posted them so that its authenticity is beyond doubt. BlackBerry Neon will be the second phone of company with Android and its technical specification place it in the middle class. It works with Snapdragon 617…

Technology

Two upcoming Android BlackBerry Devices in Photos

First Android smartphone Blackberry, which was named Priv, was expected for quite some time and now the Canadian company seems determined to prevent such a delay in the release of their next phones with popular mobile operating system, according to Trusted Reviews. This is evident from leaked on the Internet images of two new Android-based handset which comes with code names Rome and Hamburg. About them we know very little, the pictures coming out of China, we can conclude that…

Technology

Canadian Police obtained Master Key to Decode BlackBerry Messenger

BlackBerry has made a name thanks to the high level of security on their devices, but the new discovery is about to seriously question the reputation of the company. It turns out that the Canadian police for years owned master encryption key, which allows it to intercept and decode sent through the service BlackBerry Messenger messages Vice News reported. As Vice writes: “And if the global key is still sitting on a server in the RCMP’s headquarters, the potential consequences…

Smartphones

BlackBerry DTEK50 official, runs Android 6.0 on 5.2-inch display for $299

Last year, BlackBerry launched the Priv, its first Android phone that came equipped with a physical keyboard. Now BlackBerry is showing off its second Android device. The BlackBerry DTEK50 is now official, and it differs from the Priv in a couple of ways. First up is that it lacks a physical keyboard, meaning that all of your interaction with it will be on its 5.2-inch 1920×1080 display. The other big difference between the DTEK50 and the Priv are specs. Whereas…

Computer

BlackBerry DTEK50 official, runs Android 6.0 on 5.2-inch display for $299

Last year, BlackBerry launched the Priv, its first Android phone that came equipped with a physical keyboard. Now BlackBerry is showing off its second Android device. The BlackBerry DTEK50 is now official, and it differs from the Priv in a couple of ways. First up is that it lacks a physical keyboard, meaning that all of your interaction with it will be on its 5.2-inch 1920×1080 display. The other big difference between the DTEK50 and the Priv are specs. Whereas…