BlackBerry Priv Release November 6th

Will the Priv be BlackBerry’s last phone?

November 3rd at 8:25 AM

Will the Priv be BlackBerry’s last phone?

To say things have gone poorly for BlackBerry’s hardware business over the past several years would be a grave understatement. The company last quarter recognized hardware revenue on just 800,000 smartphones sold with an average selling price of $240 each. That is horrendously bad and it goes a long way toward explaining why it’s now trying its luck releasing an Android phone called the BlackBerry Priv that will be available on AT&T on November 6th for $250 on contract. More →

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BlackBerry Priv Photos Pricing

BlackBerry Priv pricing information and photos revealed in new leaks

October 12th at 7:31 AM

BlackBerry Priv pricing information and photos revealed in new leaks

BlackBerry’s first foray into the world of Android devices comes in the form of the upcoming BlackBerry Priv. Originally introduced in September, the lure of the device will reportedly be a melding of Android with traditional BlackBerry security and productivity features. Now whether or not users will care is another question entirely, but that’s the strategy that BlackBerry has opted to go all-in with.

Now we’ve already seen some official shots of the BlackBerry Priv surface over the past few weeks (see above), but derStandard over the weekend published new photos which provide our closest look yet at the hardware BlackBerry is hoping might keep it from abandoning the smartphone market altogether.

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BlackBerry Smartphone Business 2016 Deadline

BlackBerry might finally stop making phones

October 9th at 1:21 PM

BlackBerry might finally stop making phones

The day of reckoning is almost here for BlackBerry fans still clinging to their BlackBerry 10 devices. Per VentureBeat, BlackBerry CEO John Chen told the Code Mobile conference this week that the company is planning to merge BlackBerry 10 with Android in the near future, while saying that he’ll maintain BlackBerry 10 for at least another year presuming the shift over to Android goes as planned. The idea behind the BB 10-Android merger is to bring all of BlackBerry’s top security features over to Android, which would presumably make Android more attractive to enterprise customers. More →

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BlackBerry Priv Android Official Photos

BlackBerry Priv: BlackBerry reveals first official photos of its first-ever Android phone

September 29th at 10:45 PM

BlackBerry Priv: BlackBerry reveals first official photos of its first-ever Android phone

While the Android world this week has been all about Google’s new Nexus devices, BlackBerry generated some buzz on Tuesday by releasing the first official photos of the BlackBerry Priv, its first-ever Android phone that will release later this year. The photo above gives us a clear shot of the device’s slide-out physical keyboard to go along with a curved touch display that’s somewhat reminiscent of the Galaxy S6 edge. More →

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BlackBerry Priv Android Phone Announced

BlackBerry announces first Android phone as BB10 sales spiral downward

September 25th at 5:40 PM

BlackBerry announces first Android phone as BB10 sales spiral downward

Can BlackBerry make it as an Android vendor? It had better hope so because its own smartphone sales keep getting worse and worse. The once-mighty smartphone pioneer revealed on Friday (PDF) that it recognized hardware revenue on just 800,000 smartphones sold on the quarter with an average selling price of $240. It goes without saying that this is a very, very bad number for hardware sales — Apple is going to sell significantly more iPhones today alone. Whatever BlackBerry 10’s merits as a platform, it seems smartphone users are staying away from it in droves and that only a small slice of diehards are still buying new devices. More →

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BlackBerry Venice Android Hands On Video

BlackBerry’s Android phone: Hands-on video gives us our first extensive look

September 18th at 3:51 PM

BlackBerry’s Android phone: Hands-on video gives us our first extensive look

BlackBerry’s first Android phone is on its way and now a new video posted by Baka Mobile gives us our first extensive look at the new device and shows us some of its key features. Below we’ll go over some key impressions we got from the video. More →

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BlackBerry Android Phone Leaked Photos High Quality

Leak: BlackBerry’s first Android phone shown again in high-quality photos

September 16th at 10:30 PM

Leak: BlackBerry’s first Android phone shown again in high-quality photos

BlackBerry is getting ready to take a crack at the Android market and Android Authority has obtained some high-quality leaked photos of the device that give us a nice closeup view of the BlackBerry Venice, which is the current codename for BlackBerry’s first Android phone. More →

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BlackBerry Venice Photo Specs Leak

Our best look yet at BlackBerry’s first Android phone

August 30th at 9:45 AM

Our best look yet at BlackBerry’s first Android phone

For the first time in years, BlackBerry will actually launch handsets that will actually appeal to someone beyond BlackBerry diehards. After trying various things to make its phones popular with consumers again, the former king of the smartphone business is finally willing to admit defeat – well, sort of – and use Google’s hugely popular operating system for new devices.

One such model is the BlackBerry Venice, and this might be our best look yet at the unannounced device. More →

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BlackBerry Android

New leaks provide more details surrounding BlackBerry’s first Android device

August 23rd at 4:00 PM

New leaks provide more details surrounding BlackBerry’s first Android device

With BlackBerry reportedly planning to release its first Android phone in November, the number of leaks surrounding the company’s rumored Venice slider are starting to come in at a furious pace.

Over the weekend, Evan Blass put out a series of tweets which shed even more light on a device that is having a tough time keeping any of its features under wraps.

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BlackBerry Android Phone Leaked Video Promo

BlackBerry’s hot new Android phone shown again in leaked promo video

August 20th at 3:35 PM

BlackBerry’s hot new Android phone shown again in leaked promo video

BlackBerry’s first-ever Android phone is reportedly coming out in November but just about every mystery about the device has already been revealed months before its launch. @evleaks posted another leak of BlackBerry’s Android phone on Thursday and this time it’s a GIF of a promotional video intended to show off the device’s newest features, including an 18-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and a slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard reminiscent of the BlackBerry Torch models it released earlier this decade. More →

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BlackBerry Android Phone Leaked Render

Could BlackBerry be back? Gorgeous leaked phone to run Android

August 19th at 12:50 PM

Could BlackBerry be back? Gorgeous leaked phone to run Android

OK, so we’ve seen plenty of leaked renders of BlackBerry’s Android phone but they’ve all been missing something: The iconic BlackBerry physical keyboard. Worry not because @evleaks on Wednesday posted a new leaked press render of the upcoming BlackBerry Android device that gives us a terrific view of the device’s slide-out keyboard. More →

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