BlackBerry has changed its business model over the past few years. It’s no longer a hardware company even though BlackBerry was one of the most popular smartphone manufacturers only a decade ago. It’s more of a software company now that licenses its technology to other companies and BlackBerry today announced that it’s going to license its security technology for third-party smartphones and smart devices.
Facebook has been sued by BlackBerry in a Los Angeles Federal Court for infringing on its patents related to messaging technology. The lawsuit has been filed by BlackBerry proper, not TCL, which is the Chinese company that’s now making BlackBerry-branded smartphones. It reportedly targets Facebook and its WhatsApp messaging and Instagram photo-sharing service. The company says that it decided to file this lawsuit after “”several years of dialogue” with Facebook.
BlackBerry fans in the United States can now pick up the updated variant of the company’s KEYOne handset in the United States. The unlocked BlackBerry KEYOne Black Edition is now available for purchase in the U.S. This model was first rolled out in a handful of other markets across the globe last year.
When it comes to making money from apps, developers have the option to either charge users for the app upfront, or make the app free and rely on ads, or rely on in-game purchases, or sometimes through recurring subscriptions. However for BlackBerry developers, they will now have one less option.
It has been a while since we have seen a new BlackBerry-branded handset. The Canadian company isn’t making smartphones itself these days, it has licensed its brand name to other companies who now make BlackBerry devices, much like Nokia has licensed its brand name to HMD Global. BlackBerry Mobile licensee Optiemus is said to be working on a new BlackBerry-branded handset codenamed “Ghost.” A leaked render of the device reveals […]
If the BlackBerry KEYone is a handset that you’ve been eyeing and aren’t sure if you should get it, you might be interested to learn that the phone has since been permanently discounted by $50. This means that instead of $549.99, you will only have to pay $499.99, which for some might be a good enough discount to make them purchase it.
BlackBerry’s mid-range handset from last year is finally available for purchase in the United States officially. You could buy the BlackBerry Motion through unofficial online channels in the country previously, but the company confirmed last week that it will officially start selling this handset in the country. The unlocked BlackBerry Motion can now be purchased from a couple of major online retailers in the United States.
[CES 2018] While no new BlackBerry-branded handsets have been unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 in Las Vegas, the company has confirmed that it’s going to launch at least two new BlackBerry handsets in 2018. It did confirm the launch of the BlackBerry KeyOne Bronze Edition and the U.S. availability of the BlackBerry Motion today.
BlackBerry unveiled the KeyOne back in February last year. It initially planned on selling the handset in a dozen or so markets but the handset turned out to be a relative hit for the company. It’s now sold in more than 50 markets through 120 carriers across the globe. BlackBerry is further capitalizing on the success of this handset by launching a “Bronze Edition” of the KeyOne.
Chinese internet giant Baidu and BlackBerry has inked a new partnership to work jointly on self-driving car technology. Baidu has been very active in this space and is already working with other major players in this space on autonomous cars. Some of the other companies that Baidu has teamed up with for self-driving cars include Microsoft, Intel, NVIDIA, and others. The partnership will see BlackBerry’s QNX software being used as […]
Back before iOS and Android pretty much dominated the smartphone landscape, there were several other mobile platforms in play as well, such as BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone. This meant that developers had to release apps on more than just two platforms, but like we said, given iOS and Android’s dominance, it isn’t surprising that support for other platforms is being dropped.
In today’s smartphone landscape, it is clear that iOS and Android more or less control the market, whereas back in the day you would have competition from the likes of Windows Phone and Blackberry. However despite iOS and Android being the dominant platforms today, there are still some who might be holding out on older devices.
It has been over two years since BlackBerry shipped a handset running its own operating system. The last BB10 OS-powered handset was released in 2015. The company has since been making Android-powered devices and it won’t be going back to its own OS again. Those who still own a BB10 OS device would be interested in finding out that BlackBerry has decided to shut down the BlackBerry World app store […]
If there is one thing that BlackBerry is known for, apart from creating keyboard phones, is their security. At one point in time the company was used by businesses and governments due to their security features, which was also brought over to consumer devices. Unfortunately for BlackBerry PRIV users, those security features are coming to an end.