Blackberry's newest phone, the Priv, runs Android. That's an unusual move for Blackberry; so unusual, in fact, that it's confused poor CEO John Chen, who completely blew this exclusive first look at the Priv.
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One of the weirdest little pocket devices in 2015 is Blackberry's still "rumoured" Venice, a slider smartphone with physical keys running near stock Android. With a new hands on video with an evaluation unit of Blackberry's new smartphone Frankenstein, Baka Mobile's brief four-minute tour shows off some cool stuff.
Intrigue! Mystery! Really shitty phones from 2008! We have a strange situation on our hands: The former co-CEO of BlackBerry recently broke his years-long silence on the company to reminisce about one of its worst failures, the BlackBerry Storm, but he told a weird lie that made the Storm sound like an even bigger trashcan nightmare than it actually was.
BlackBerry and Ryan Seacrest are not buds. The first Typo keyboard -- an absolutely horrible iPhone keyboard attachment you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy -- was just the focus of a lawsuit that cost Seacrest's crew nearly $US860,000. Now BlackBerry is back, and suing them again for the Typo 2.
BlackBerry is trying to destroy the best thing it ever made. Not the line of hardware keyboard phones, or the less-relevant-than-ever BBM service. I'm talking about the music video. That mind-blowingly earnest and inexplicable REO Speedwagon cover about BlackBerry 10. It's gone now. What the heck, BlackBerry?
Need a BlackBerry to be just a BlackBerry? No weird designs or touchscreens distracting you? Try the BlackBerry Classic: it just landed at Telstra for a strangely high price.
Let's talk about the word "classic." Classic can mean "timeless," as in an ageless beauty that never fades or a joke with a punchline that always hits. It can also mean "old," like the candy red '57 Chevy you'll probably never see on a modern highway. Which one describes the BlackBerry Classic? Take a guess.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.