Category: BlackBerry


Update: Drake rumoured to be BlackBerry’s new brand ambassador (Nope)

When BlackBerry unveiled BlackBerry 10 to the world they also brought on Alicia Keys as its Creative Director. That partnership bombed and even saw Keys sport an Apple iPhone and tweet from the device. Prior to this it was revealed that Canadian-born Justin Bieber, who has a massive worldwide following, wanted to be BlackBerry’s brand



First look at the BlackBerry Classic and BlackBerry Passport

During BlackBerry’s quarterly earnings call today, CEO John Chen announced that the next device to hit the market will be the BlackBerry Passport, formerly known as Windermere. The targeted release date for the Passport is set for September and it’ll come in both black and white. As for the overall design, Chen stated that “when you first see



BlackBerry Passport, formerly known as ‘Windermere’, coming in September

John Chen announced during BlackBerry’s quarterly earnings report that the company’s next phone will be called Passport. Previously known as ‘Windermere‘, the often-leaked QWERTY device will sport a 4.5-inch 1440×1440 pixel display and what we believe to be a touch-sensitive keyboard panel for easier autocorrection. It’s interesting that BlackBerry is dropping the “Q” lettering from its QWERTY lineup;



BlackBerry Bold 9900 is now available for sale via ShopBlackBerry

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 was truly an iconic BlackBerry smartphone when it was officially released back in 2011. This came with the classic BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard and a premium design with the chrome accents. Since its launch, BlackBerry has shed OS 7 in favour of BlackBerry 10 and released several new smartphones. However, to give



BlackBerry closing its movie and music portals prior to Amazon transition

In addition to partnering with Amazon on its Appstore in BlackBerry 10.3, BlackBerry is set to shutter its little-used music and movie portals on July 21st. While former purchases will continue to be available, BlackBerry announced that it will rely on third-party apps such as Netflix, Crackle and others to provide movie downloads. The move underlines



Unreleased BlackBerry ‘Kopi’ sells for $500 on eBay

BlackBerry released several BlackBerry 10 powered devices over the last couple years. The initial BlackBerry Z10, followed by the Q10, Q5 and the current Z30 flagship. Other devices were on the roadmap, but when CEO John Chen stepped on board he scrapped a number of them, namely a Q5 look-alike called the BlackBerry “Kopi.” This



Bell adding encryption to push-to-talk service

Bell is set to issue an software upgrade for its push-to-talk service over the weekend, adding the infrastructure to provide a number of new features and performance improvements. The upgrade will allow business and enterprise users on the IP-based PTT network to have more secure conversations, and create group calls over WiFi or cellular. The



John Chen says BlackBerry will launch eBBM this month

In addition to broadcasting his interest in developing a phablet, BlackBerry CEO John Chen also narrowed the release windows for eBBM in an interview with the Jakarta Post this week. A suite of enterprise-grade BBM services, eBBM was broadly labelled for a summer release when it was announced earlier this year, but Chen’s comments below