BlackBerry Priv Android Phone Announced

BlackBerry announces first Android phone as BB10 sales spiral downward

By on September 25, 2015 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

By on September 18, 2015 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

By on September 16, 2015 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

By on August 30, 2015 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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New leaks provide more details surrounding BlackBerry’s first Android device

By on August 23, 2015 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

By on August 20, 2015 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

By on August 19, 2015 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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BlackBerry Android Phone Leaked Photos

BlackBerry’s first Android phone: More leaked pictures emerge

By on August 10, 2015 at 8:20 AM.

BlackBerry’s first Android phone: More leaked pictures emerge

BlackBerry will likely release its first-ever Android phone later this year and now CrackBerry has posted some new leaked photos of the new device. Among other things, it looks like the new phone will feature an Android version of the BlackBerry Hub messaging center and an 18-megapixel camera. More →

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BlackBerry Vs. iPhone Vs. Android History

18-year BlackBerry vet dives deep into how the iPhone toppled his company

By on August 5, 2015 at 12:42 PM.

18-year BlackBerry vet dives deep into how the iPhone toppled his company

Former BlackBerry vice president of foresights Jason Griffin has a lot of first-hand experience with market disruption. After all, his former company has served as a prime example of both a disruptor and a disruptee over the last decade since it first disrupted the traditional mobile phone market and then found itself disrupted by the iPhone and later Android. In an essay posted on Medium, Griffin reflects on what made the first-generation iPhone so disruptive and he makes some points that we’d never considered before. More →

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BlackBerry is still making smartphones, but for how much longer?

By on July 24, 2015 at 4:45 PM.

BlackBerry is still making smartphones, but for how much longer?

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has always said that he’ll kill off the company’s smartphone business if he can’t consistently turn a profit from selling them. While BlackBerry isn’t at that point yet, CEO John Chen said that there’s no way that his company will keep making smartphones if sales keep declining. More →

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Google just tossed BlackBerry a major lifeline

By on July 9, 2015 at 2:10 PM.

Google just tossed BlackBerry a major lifeline

BlackBerry’s phones now serve an incredibly slim niche market, which has forced the company to look in other places for revenue. Under CEO John Chen, BlackBerry has been reinventing itself as an enterprise security software and services company that no longer has to rely on smartphone sales for growth. Chen’s plan got a major boost on Thursday when BlackBerry announced that it will partner with Google to help make Android devices used in enterprises more secure than ever before. More →

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Blackberry Is Making an Android Phone… And It Will Probably Be a Disaster

Blackberry Is Making an Android Phone… And It Will Probably Be a Disaster

By on July 3, 2015 at 9:10 AM.

Optimistic investors have sent BlackBerry shares on a roller coaster ride over the past few years, but reality seems to be setting in. After briefly rocketing up to the $12 range in mid-January, the company’s stock has seen a gradual decline back to under $8, down about 27.5% so far in 2015. Brief runs of optimism are quickly offset by the recurring realization that BlackBerry doesn’t seem any closer to finding its place in the new mobile landscape today than it was a few years ago.

Will an Android phone save the company? No, almost certainly not. More →

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