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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.


BlackBerry's Potential Canadian Spokespeople, Ranked

Finally BlackBerry (reportedly) called on Canada’s most reputable citizen, Drake, to promote the upcoming BlackBerry Passport. But despite Drizzy’s only cares being money and the city that he’s from, he declined. So who should BlackBerry call?


Blackberry Confirms Its Bizarre Box-Like Phone Is Coming Late 2014

According to the folks over at Mobile Syrup, during Blackberry’s quarterly earnings report, John Chen confirmed the existence of the company’s next phone — and it’s a head-scratcher. Previously known as the Windermere, the device is now officially known as the Passport and features a square 4.5-inch 1440×1440 pixel display, with a squashed QWERTY keyboard located below.


Did Apple Sherlock BlackBerry In iOS 8?

Apple debuted some amazing features in iOS 8 last night, including predictive keyboards, updated messaging capabilities and new photo features. A few features in particular are interesting on iOS 8, mostly because of who inspired them: BlackBerry. It got Sherlocked.


BlackBerry Death Rattle: We're Bringing Back The Bold

In a move that is equal parts admirable and bleak (but mostly bleak), BlackBerry has chosen to valiantly fight the imminent march of time. Instead of trying to build the next Big Thing, the company is going back to what it knows works best: 2011. Say hello to the Bold. Again.


Blackberry's Q20 Looks Great, But It Won't Be In Australia For Half A Year

This is not the BlackBerry Q20. It’s the Q10, released in 2013. The reason we can’t show you a photo of the upcoming Q20 is that no photo exists just yet. Not even computer renderings of the Q20 are available. The newly announced BlackBerry smartphone, just unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2014, won’t be available in Australia until the second half of 2014.


Barack Obama: Dammit, I'm Not Allowed An iPhone For 'Security Reasons'

Poor old Barack Obama. Not only is his pet project HealthCare.gov struggling to gain traction, he has other tech woes too: he isn’t allowed an iPhone for “security reasons”.


Why You Can't Build A Smartphone

Every day or so I read another blog post (or ranting comments) about how BlackBerry could be rehabilitated, or how Nokia could restart Maemo and build the ultimate smartphone again. Things came to a head after Jolla announced their first phone for sale. Surely this phone with an amazing user interface will vindicate the N9?! Amazing technology plus a killer UI? Marketshare is theirs for the taking!


Porsche Design's $2500 Smartphone Is A Tarted Up BlackBerry Z10

What’s the most you’d ever pay for a phone? I’d venture a guess and say probably $1000 given the amount of iPhone 5s devices I see getting about. How would you like to pay over $2500 for a crap smartphone you could just pay under $400 for? Meet the Porsche Design P’9982.


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