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BlackBerry Signs a Patent License Agreement with BLU Products

With BlackBerry no longer designing and selling their own smartphones, the company has been looking to leverage their assets in other ways. The company posted some impressive financial results recently thanks to their new focus on enterprise software and they're still involved in the smartphone market. One such way is with the vast number of...

BlackBerry Motion Announced at GITEX Technology Week, A Midrange Device from BlackBerry

BlackBerry, ever since being acquired by TCL Communications have been releasing Android phones again, first the BlackBerry Priv, then the BlackBerry KEYOne. Only recently did a leaked render image of TCL & BlackBerry's new mid-range BlackBerry Motion surface, courtesy of Evan Blass appear. BlackBerry have now announced the BlackBerry Motion officially at GITEX in Dubai....

BlackBerry Motion, TCL’s First All-Touchscreen Android Smartphone, Has Leaked

Since TCL acquired licensing rights to the BlackBerry brand name, the company has been pumping out phone after phone. The two DTEK phones were said to be trial devices to see if the licensing program would catch on, and in our opinion they were fairly decent smartphones (though the lack of software support for the Priv...

BlackBerry Exec: The Priv Will Not be Updated to Android Nougat

When the BlackBerry Priv was announced, it made a lot of headlines as it was the first smartphone from the company that would run Android. For the most part, it was a great first step into the market but since then the company has decided to step away from making smartphones and has started licensing...

BlackBerry is Launching Another All-Touchscreen Phone in October

Before the advent of Android and iOS, BlackBerry phones were all the rage. After all, their QWERTY keyboard solution was replicated by pretty much every OEM back in the day. They dominated the smartphone market from 2006 to 2008-2009, ahead of when touchscreen smartphones took the world by storm. While BlackBerry tried to compete with their...

BlackBerry Secure is the Company’s Licensed Version of Android

The introduction of iOS and then Android into the smartphone market didn't bode too well for BlackBerry. They company held on to some of their market share for a while, but over time they continued to slowly lose their user base to its competitors. Then something interesting happened, the Canadian handset maker tried to give...

BlackBerry Launches the BBM Enterprise SDK for Both Android and iOS

BlackBerry has gone through a big transition over the last few years as a result of the company losing marketshare in the smartphone market. We've seen them stop making phones entirely, and instead will license out their brand to various OEMs with TCL being their main customer at this time. BlackBerry's BBM service was a...

BlackBerry KEYone now available for Purchase in the U.S. and Canada

Originally announced at MWC 2017, the latest BlackBerry-branded Android smartphone, the BlackBerry KEYone, is now finally available for purchase in the U.S. and Canada. In a press release, TCL, the manufacturer of the device, has announced that the device will officially go on sale in the U.S. and Canada starting today. The BlackBerry KEYone will be...

BlackBerry Will Receive $940 Million from Qualcomm in Arbitration

Back in April, we informed that Qualcomm would have to pay almost $815 million to BlackBerry over a royalties dispute. New numbers arrived, and the chipmaker must pay $940 million to BlackBerry for its patent practices. The final settlement agreement obliges Qualcomm to pay the full amount before May 31. Qualcomm is the biggest chipmaker for mobile...

Install Blackberry Apps, Launcher, Keyboard on any Android Device With ‘Blackberry Manager’ [XDA Spotlight]

Blackberry has long been known for its triumphs in software and security. Since the company’s 2015 decision to put its newest devices exclusively on the Android OS, Blackberry and Android’s software worlds have been settling in together, attempting to take the best from what the other has to offer. In an effort to bring some...

BlackBerry is Bringing the KEYone to Canada Next Month, Priced at $200 on Contract

We had heard a lot about the KEYone from BlackBerry even before the company officially unveiled it. Alongside the typical leaks, even TCL executives were teasing the device on Twitter before the big announcement. Not everyone liked how the BlackBerry Priv tucked its keyboard behind the screen and some die hard BlackBerry fans scoffed at...

BlackBerry Awarded $814.89M in Arbitration Against Qualcomm

Qualcomm has a very large number of patents under its belt. Many think that Qualcomm makes all of its money from their SoCs, but a big chunk of their yearly profits actually comes from the company licensing their IP to others. Like other companies, Qualcomm puts these patents up on display and the Qualcomm Patent Wall is...