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BlackBerry has jumped into the debate on net neutrality the way that BlackBerry does just about everything these days: ass-backwards. Last night, BlackBerry CEO John Chen wrote a blog post that contorted the standard definition of net neutrality into a complicated pretzel of crazy, insisting that Apple and Netflix are violating the principle of net neutrality by... not making iMessage and Netflix available for BlackBerry customers.

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Reuters is reporting that Samsung has offered Blackberry a takeover offer for as much as $US7.5 billion, which would be about 38 per cent more than the stock market says the Canadian hardware company is even worth. Supposedly, the meeting happened last week but no party on either side has confirmed any details.

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I must be a masochist. I'm typing this whole review on a Bluetooth keyboard smaller than my two thumbs. Touch-type a dozen letters or so — until I make a mistake, wind up with some gibberish and go back to hunting and pecking once more. Yep, definitely a masochist.

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We've known for nearly a year that Boeing is working on an understandably hush-hush smartphone project. It's a self-destructing phone for spies called the Boeing Black. And now we know that BlackBerry is helping — which is kind of weird since the Boeing Black runs on Android. Again, it's all very hush-hush.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.