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Blackberry Insists On Releasing A New Phone

Blackberry has basically given up. The dusty old smartphone pioneer is releasing its second Android phone, even after investors (and an uninterested public) urged CEO John Chen to ditch the handset business altogether. But alas, here we are, and so is Blackberry’s new smartphone, the DTEK50.


Blackberry Isn't Making Its Classic Smartphone Anymore

The BlackBerry Classic is no more. Introduced in 2013, the Classic was a hark back to the original model that had Blackberry dominating the smartphone industry, but it didn’t save the company from a decline into irrelevance.


The US Senate Will Finally Stop Using Blackberrys

Blackberry’s most loyal customer has always been the US government. But it looks like things are changing, for the Senate at least. According to a memo, the US Senate is ending its years-long relationship with Blackberry.


Blackberry Thinks Tech Companies Should Comply With 'Reasonable Requests' From Cops

While Apple has been waging a very public battle, it turns out that Canadian police have been decrypting the messages of millions of Blackberry users. Rather than apologising for the breach, Blackberry CEO John Chen defended his company’s approach.


Canada's Mounties Hold The Keys To Blackberry's Encryption

Blackberry — the financially floundering smartphone maker that prides itself on end-to-end encryption — may have finally met its match in the form of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Motherboard reports that the RCMP, as part of a criminal investigation, was able to intercept and decrypt more than a million Blackberry messages over the course of two years.


The NSA Wouldn't Let Hillary Use A Blackberry As Secretary Of State

US President Obama became famous for his Blackberry addiction shortly after taking office, and it would appear this is one thing Clinton has in common with the sitting president. But according to State Department emails, the NSA was on hand to spoil the party.


WhatsApp Is Killing Support For Older Mobile Devices

Nothing lasts forever — including software support. If you’re still rocking a device with Windows Phone 7.1 or Android 2.2 and love WhatsApp, I have some bad news for you: It’s time to upgrade, for the sake of your chatting future.


The First Android-Powered Blackberry Launching Is Tomorrow In Australia

From tomorrow, PRIV by BlackBerry — the first-ever BlackBerry smartphone powered by Android — will be available in Australia. “While PRIV will provide a choice in operating system to new and existing customers,” Blackberry said in a statement, “the company remains committed to the BlackBerry 10 operating system, and will continue to release platform updates focused on security and privacy enhancements”.


Dutch Police Claim They Can Crack Emails On Special Encrypted Blackberries

Blackberry already trades on the strength of its software’s security, so you’d think that a special $US2000 ultra-encrypted Berry would be a guarantee of privacy. According to Dutch police, not so much.


El Chapo And Sean Penn Just Gave BlackBerry Its Best Press In Years 

When it comes to clandestine meet-ups with drug lords, screw WhatsApp. Turns out BBM is indispensable for interviewing the most wanted fugitive in the world.


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