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BlackBerry launches another Android handset
BlackBerry is not giving up on devices despite its poor sales record of late. The company launched a new Android handset on Tuesday which the company says is the most secure Android phone on the market. The DTEK50 is available for preorder for $299 and will ship on August 8. The DTEK50 has some d....more
07/28/2016
Facebook dumps BlackBerry
A few weeks ago we heard WhatsApp would no longer support the BlackBerry 10 OS. That was a pretty big disappointment to BlackBerry fans, but nobody knew there was even worse news coming down the pike. Facebook has now announced it is dropping support for BlackBerry 10 in 2016. Facebook's decision will no d....more
03/25/2016
WhatsApp ending support for BlackBerry
WhatsApp will end support for BlackBerry 10 by the end of the year. The company says it will focus says its messenger service will not work on BlackBerry platforms by the end of this year. BlackBerry is not alone however. WhatsApp will also dump support for Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1 and 2.2....more
03/02/2016
BlackBerry dumping BB10 in favor of Android, for now
BlackBerry released their first Android phone last year, and it looks like the company loves Android. The BlackBerry Priv is doing pretty well, and BlackBerry says it will likely introduce another Android phone this year. BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, made the announcement in an interview at CES. Chen....more
01/07/2016
After testing the BlackBerry Priv he bought another Passport
True BlackBerry fans will choose the Passport over the Priv if they are anything like Matthew Miller at ZDNet. Miller sold his Passport to test the latest BlackBerry devices, and after using the Priv he decided to get back to the Passport. According to Miller the Priv's build quality was nothing l....more
11/23/2015
BlackBerry Priv launching November 6 in the UK
BlackBerry is getting ready to launch its first Android smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard. The new BlackBerry Priv will launch in the UK on November 6, 2015. It will go head to head against the iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6. Will the world welcome an Android powered BlackBerry? The BlackBerry Pr....more
10/19/2015
Uh oh - BlackBerry posts weaker than expected results
BlackBerry reported earnings on Friday and they were much weaker than expected. The company said it expects more revenue in the future, but this is not a good sign. BlackBerry will focus on software and services, and and is also placing some hopes on Android. In a conference call, CEO John Chen s....more
09/25/2015
BlackBerry's Android phone shown off on video
BlackBerry's upcoming Android phone, the BlackBerry Venice, has shown up in a walk through video. Although the BlackBerry Venice is not due out until November, you can get a glimpse of BlackBerry's latest offering now. There were rumors that the next BlackBerry phone would feature a curved display. ....more
09/21/2015
More leaked images of the BlackBerry Venice
Everyone knows BlackBerry is working on an Android slider phone. We've seen mock ups and leaked pics before, and now we have even more leaked pics to look at. Many people think BlackBerry will dump its own OS in favor of Android, but that remains to be seen. One thing is for sure, BlackBerry knows how to m....more
09/17/2015
BlackBerry Venice slider shown off on video
The next BlackBerry phone is an Android slider called the Venice. We've seen several leaks so far, but today we see a video leak of the new Venice, courtesy of infamous BB leaker, @evleaks. The video shows off some of the camera parts, as well as the slide-out keyboard. BlackBerry has always been known for....more
08/21/2015
Samsung pushing ads to some users
Samsung appears to be pushing advertisements in the notification shade for some Galaxy users. According to Android Police, the new ads started appearing recently, although it is not known how widespread the problem is. The ad in question is for the latest Samsung Galaxy Edge. The real question here....more
08/21/2015
Major Android security flaw discovered
A major flaw in Android has been discovered by researcher Joshua Drake. The flaw affects nearly all Android users and is quite serious. An attacker can take over the OS using a simple MMS. All the attacker needs to know is the target's phone number. The hack was developed by Joshua Drake, vice pres....more
07/27/2015
BlackBerry buys Android related domain names
BlackBerry is definitely getting its Android bona fides on. The company has registered two Android related domain names, AndroidSecured.com, and AndroidSecured.net. The domains currently forward to blackberry.com, and the page informs us on what BlackBerry is doing with Android. The page on BlackBe....more
07/14/2015
BlackBerry Venice render leaked online
A new render of a rumored upcoming BlackBerry Android device has hit Twitter. @evleaks posted the render on Twitter, which apparently shows a BlackBerry device, codenamed Venice, running Android Lillipop. The rumors have swirled for awhile now, that BlackBerry would release a device running Android, but no ....more
07/04/2015
The Ubuntu phone is disappointing
The Ubuntu phone might be a reality, but it is seriously disappointing. Tech Republic took the BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu phone for a spin and they struggled to find something good to say. The Ubuntu phone was supposed to allow docking of the device for use on an external monitor, yet be a great smartphone too. ....more
07/04/2015
BlackBerry offers $1 private chat subscription for BBM
BlackBerry is offering a new way to keep your BBM messages private. The company is offering a $1 Privacy and Control Subscription that allows your messages to strip personal information and disappear a la CyberDust. The new private chat feature is available on iOS and Android versions of BlackBerry Messenge....more
06/27/2015
Will BlackBerry release an Android device?
Would BlackBerry release a new phone running Android? Reuters is reporting BlackBerry will indeed launch an Android device and they say they have two sources to back up the story. They say the decision is based on CEO John Chen's move to rely more on BES12 than BlackBerry OS 10. The company is in the middl....more
06/12/2015
Apple finally fixes Shift Key issue in iOS 9
Apple did not make a big deal about the Shift Key in the iOS keyboard at today's WWDC 2015 Keynote, but they have indeed changed the behavior of the keyboard significantly. Historically, the iOS keyboard has only shown capital letters, just like every physical keyboard in the universe. Some people, especial....more
06/08/2015
Microsoft finds Skype bug similar to iMessage
Microsoft has patched a bug in Skype that was similar to the iMessage bug found a few days ago. In several versions of Skype, a user receiving the message http://: would have their version of Skype crash. Even worse, once the message was in their history, the app would continue to crash every time th....more
06/03/2015
BBM for Windows Phone gets channel support
BBM for Windows Phone has been updated to include channels. The channels feature is a feed that allows users to publish pictures, messages, etc., much like on social sites like Facebook or Twitter. The latest update takes BBM for Windows Phone to version 2.1.0.26. BBM brings you together in th....more
05/08/2015
Microsoft makes it easy to port Android apps to Windows Phone
Microsoft is in full court press mode trying to attract developers to its platform. The company released a new video showing how easy it is to port Android apps over to Windows with minimal rewriting of code. The effort is called "Project Astoria" and Microsoft is going all out to show how easy it is to suppo....more
04/30/2015
Office downloaded 100 million times on iOS and Android
Microsoft has been morphing itself from a software company, to a device and services company. Since new CEO Satya Nadella came on board, the company has been focused on making its apps available everywhere. Office is the number business for Microsoft, and they want it to be used on all devices. Af....more
04/24/2015
Cyanogen releases online video series to show off their OS
Cyanogen wants to conquer Android and the company has created a video series to help them spread the word. The new series will showcase features of the OS and related apps and will help make Cyanogen more accessible to mainstream consumers. The company announced their series on their website and Google Plus....more
04/24/2015
iPhone vs Android argument leads to stabbing
Two Tulsa, Oklahoma roommates stabbed each other during an argument over smartphone platforms. The two roommates were apparently drunk when they got into a fanboy discussion about which platform was better, iPhone or Android. A woman came home around 1 am and found a man stumbling around the apartme....more
04/17/2015
News Republic shuts down their Windows Phone app
Although Windows Phone has seen some growth recently, and Windows 10 for Phones holds a lot of promise, another high profile app has bailed on WP. News Republic has dropped their Windows Phone apps because it is simply not sustainable. The company dropped their News Republic and Appy Geek reader apps. ....more
04/16/2015
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