blackberry

BlackBerry Classic: Back To The Basics

Today, BlackBerry pulled the wrapper off the Classic, a smartphone that conjures up memories of the Canadian company’s Qwerty-powered past.


Blackberry Decides That Ephemeral Messaging Will Save BBM

After a very brief stint at number one in the app store, Blackberry’s much-vaunted BBM messaging service — previously hailed as the saviour of the entire company — is now languishing in 462nd place on the App Store. But never fear! Because Blackberry is going to turn its fortunes around, by Snapchattifying its messaging service.


BlackBerry Passport Review: When The Best You've Got Isn't Good Enough

When you hear the word “smartphone,” what image pops into your mind? Maybe it’s the phone you own or the one you desperately want. Maybe it’s even a favourite pocket companion from years past. Whatever it may be, one thing is likely certain: it looks nothing like the BlackBerry Passport.


Blackberry Passport: Australian Hands On

It’s not every day you see a smartphone with a square 1:1 display ratio, but that’s exactly what Blackberry is bringing to the table with the curiously retro Passport. We got own hands on the device during the official launch event in London. Here are our first impressions.


BlackBerry Blend Is A Data Sharing App That Kills 'Device-Hopping' Dead

Today BlackBerry launched the latest weapon in its long-term comeback plan: the cross-platform business app Blend. As its name implies, Blend allows BlackBerry users to access their messages and content on a range of tablet and PC screens while still under the protection of BlackBerry’s secure network. In other words, it hopes to render “device-hopping” a thing of the past.


BlackBerry Launches The Passport Smartphone: Hip To Be Square?

Today marks the official launch of BlackBerry’s latest flagship smartphone; the swankily named Passport. Boasting an unusual square touch screen and a miniaturized QWERTY keyboard, the Passport is aimed at business professionals who are bold enough — or crazy enough — to try something different. Read on for the specs rundown.


The Squarish BlackBerry Passport Smartphone Will Cost $US600

In mid-June BlackBerry confirmed the strange existence of the BlackBerry Passport. This atypical smartphone raised eyebrows because of its near-square design and devotion to a physical keyboard. Today, the company’s CEO John Chen revealed the Passport would cost $US600 sans subsidies.


BlackBerry Reminds Us It Still Exists With New Porsche Design Phone

The long-running Blackberry/Porsche hookup has just pumped another device onto the BB10 landfill, with the release of the P’9983. It’s like a regular BlackBerry, but with a Porsche logo and slightly more angles.


BlackBerry's Finally Getting Its Own Siri-Like Assistant

Today, BlackBerry is giving us our first look at one of the key features of BB 10.3: A voice assistant. Like everything else the company formerly known as RIM does these days, BlackBerry Assistant would have been revolutionary years ago. Today, it’s just an obvious feature that’s too late to make it a differentiator.


We're Not Dead Yet, Says BlackBerry, And Launches A 'Fact Check' Portal

BlackBerry’s market share is now 0 per cent. But the company doesn’t want you to think that it has given up yet. Instead, it has launched a new portal called the “BlackBerry Fact Check” to counter the “smoke and mirrors marketing tactics by competitors” and fight back with facts.