Who Still Uses BlackBerry

U.K. prime minister explains why he won’t quit BlackBerry

By on August 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

U.K. prime minister explains why he won’t quit BlackBerry

David Cameron just can’t quit you, BlackBerry. In its latest in a series of blog posts touting government officials who still rely on BlackBerry for mobile communications, BlackBerry highlights why U.K. prime minister David Cameron is still sticking with the company despite all the troubles it’s gone through over the past few years. More →

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BBM Protected iOS Android

The most secure version of BBM ever is coming to iOS and Android this year

By on August 15, 2014 at 4:45 PM.

The most secure version of BBM ever is coming to iOS and Android this year

BlackBerry wants its super-secure mobile messaging service to be available for any business users, no matter what platform they use. In an interview with The Hindustan Times, BlackBerry exec Sunil Lalwani revealed that BlackBerry has plans to start offering BBM Protected on both iOS and Android devices by the end of this year and that businesses will be able subscribe to it for an annual fee of $30 per device.
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BlackBerry Passport Hands On Video

Here’s the hands-on BlackBerry Passport video you’ve been clamoring for [Updated]

By on August 14, 2014 at 2:49 PM.

Here’s the hands-on BlackBerry Passport video you’ve been clamoring for [Updated]

So how about it, prospective smartphone buyers? Are you still clamoring for the BlackBerry Passport? If so then you’ll definitely want to check out a new video flagged by CrackBerry that was produced by U.K. retailer Carphone Warehouse that gives us a nice little hands-on demonstration of BlackBerry’s upcoming smartphone that will go head-to-head with the iPhone 6 and Galaxy Note 4 this September. More →

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BlackBerry Passport Pre-Registration Opens

How to make sure you get the BlackBerry Passport before it sells out

By on August 7, 2014 at 12:55 PM.

How to make sure you get the BlackBerry Passport before it sells out

The BlackBerry Passport, which BlackBerry says has consumers “clamoring,” is now available for pre-registration. This isn’t the same as being available for pre-order, mind you — it’s just a signup to make sure you get all of the latest information on the device, presumably including when you’ll actually be able to place your order for it. More →

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BlackBerry 2014 Layoffs Over

The worst may finally be over for BlackBerry

By on August 5, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

The worst may finally be over for BlackBerry

Things have been getting better for BlackBerry over the past year mainly because, as Lennon-McCartney might have sung about the company’s fortunes last year, “they can’t get no worse.” However, Reuters reports that leaked internal company memos show that BlackBerry says it’s finished its painful restructuring process and is ready to start hiring new personnel and acquiring new companies. More →

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BlackBerry Passport Release Date

The BlackBerry Passport is one step closer to being your next smartphone

By on August 4, 2014 at 5:20 PM.

The BlackBerry Passport is one step closer to being your next smartphone

Both BlackBerry and its diehard fans are very excited about the upcoming BlackBerry Passport, which BlackBerry promises will feature a “revolutionary” new keyboard that the company says consumers are “clamoring” for. CrackBerry notices that the Passport has just passed through the Federal Communications Commission and will apparently at least be supported by both AT&T and Rogers in North America. CrackBerry also says that T-Mobile could theoretically support the Passport as well, but given the recent fighting between those two companies we doubt that we’ll see CEO John Legere promoting it through his Twitter account anytime soon. More →

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Smartphone Hack

Hackers can seize control of your phone using software preinstalled by your carrier

By on August 1, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

Hackers can seize control of your phone using software preinstalled by your carrier

With fears over hacking and NSA spying still mounting, the last thing we needed was yet another report of a serious vulnerability that leaves millions of people at risk — but that’s exactly what we got recently when news broke of a huge security vulnerability that impacts millions upon millions of Android phones, BlackBerry handsets and even some iPhones. More →

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Ryan Seacrest Typo 2 BlackBerry

Ryan Seacrest’s ‘BlackBerry killer’ copycat keyboard is back from the dead

By on July 31, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

Ryan Seacrest’s ‘BlackBerry killer’ copycat keyboard is back from the dead

You can’t keep a good copycat down. CrackBerry brings us word that Ryan Seacrest’s Typo has just unveiled a new keyboard attachment that it hopes is different enough from BlackBerry’s keyboards to avoid getting slapped with injunctions. The first-generation Typo was such a blatant BlackBerry knockoff that it never really stood a chance in court and was immediately hit with preliminary sales ban earlier this year. More →

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BlackBerry Global Market Share

BlackBerry’s global market share is so low that Kantar won’t even report it

By on July 30, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

BlackBerry’s global market share is so low that Kantar won’t even report it

BlackBerry CEO John Chen strikes us as a very smart guy who has made some good moves to give BlackBerry fresh life. The smartest move he’s made might be to emphasize that BlackBerry will not live or die based on smartphone sales and will instead work to offer a wide range of enterprise-centric services that put security front and center. This move is particularly smart because, as ZDNet’s Chris Duckett points out, Kantar Worldpanel has just tossed BlackBerry into its “other” category in its smartphone market share reports alongside such non-powerhouses as Symbian and Firefox OS. More →

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BlackBerry Beta Zone

Want to test pre-release BlackBerry products, BlackBerry fans? Here’s your chance

By on July 30, 2014 at 12:35 PM.

Want to test pre-release BlackBerry products, BlackBerry fans? Here’s your chance

BlackBerry fans, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for. In a memo sent to some customers earlier this week, BlackBerry announced that its most loyal users will soon be able to test pre-release BlackBerry products ahead of launch. The program is open to a limited number of BlackBerry device owners who are registered in the free BlackBerry Beta Zone, which currently has more than 400,000 registered members. More →

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BlackBerry Secusmart Acquisition Analysis

BlackBerry’s newest acquisition looks like the smartest move it’s made all year

By on July 29, 2014 at 12:05 PM.

BlackBerry’s newest acquisition looks like the smartest move it’s made all year

BlackBerry has been doubling down on its reputation as the most secure mobile device manufacturer lately and the company just made a very smart move that could solidify that reputation even further. BlackBerry announced that it acquired German security firm Secusmart on Tuesday and as ZDNet points out, this could be a very big move for BlackBerry as it tries to make sure its enterprise and government customers don’t jump ship to iOS and Android devices. More →

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BlackBerry HP Vs. IBM Apple

This might be the worst advice BlackBerry has ever received

By on July 29, 2014 at 8:50 AM.

This might be the worst advice BlackBerry has ever received

We’ve seen a lot of different ideas for how BlackBerry can turn itself around over the years but none of them has ever struck us as flat-out crazy… until now. IntoMobile’s Dusan Belic says that BlackBerry needs to make a big move to counter Apple’s huge deal with IBM and that the best way to do this would be by partnering with HP. Yes, that HP. More →

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