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BlackBerryHub+ now available for Android devices running Marshmallow

After experiencing slower handset sales even after announcing BB10 and Android powered phones; BlackBerry which ruled premium phones market till last decade has now made available all their BlackBerry premium apps to Android devices running Marshmallow or above. This move may not benefit its smartphone sales numbers, but it can generate positive revenues from the software services end. Blackberry’s premium one stop notification hub called BlackBerry Hub+ which is comprised… Read More

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BlackBerry plans to launch two mid-range Android smartphones this year

After launching a high-end smartphone, the Priv, BlackBerry plans to focus on the mid-range segment this year by launching two mid-range smartphones. The company CEO John Chen revealed the news in an interview to The National. According to the report, one smartphone will feature a full touch screen whereas the other will accommodate a physical QWERTY keypad. The prices range will be somewhere between $300-400 (roughly Rs. 20,000 – Rs.… Read More

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BlackBerry Priv Android smartphone with QWERTY keyboard launched in India for Rs. 62,990

BlackBerry Priv, the Canadian smartphone manufacturer’s first-ever Android-powered smartphone, has been launched in India today with a price tag of Rs. 62,990. The smartphone will be available in India from January 30 in Black colour from BlackBerry authorised resellers and stores as well as from Amazon.in e-retail store. The BlackBerry Priv runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, but the company says that it will soon start seeding Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. It features a… Read More

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BlackBerry’s Android-powered smartphone ‘PRIV’ is coming to India on January 28

BlackBerry‘s first Android-powered smartphone, the PRIV, is finally coming to India on January 28th. The device debuted in October last year, and since then it has garnered enough attention in the US market. The smartphone is touted have given a major push to BlackBerry sales chart worldwide. It would be interesting to see what kind of response it generates in India. The company has not revealed the pricing for India… Read More

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BlackBerry might launch cheaper priced Android smartphones in 2016 after the mild success of the Priv

BlackBerry unveiled its first full-fledged Android smartphone, the BlackBerry Priv, in October. The device, which was first leaked on the Internet with the codename ‘Venice’, was in the spotlight even before its official announcement. After it was available for purchase in November, the company’s CEO announced that BlackBerry managed to sell around 700,000 units of the Priv since its availability, terming it as a success. Now, John Chen, CEO of BlackBerry, has hinted… Read More

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BlackBerry is reportedly working on a candybar design Android-powered smartphone

BlackBerry is bringing the old back, but in a new packaging. After it generated good buzz with the recently launched Priv, the company is reportedly looking at extending its Android portfolio. Recent reports suggest that BlackBerry is working on another Android-powered smartphone. The new device is crafted in BlackBerry’s niche candy-bar design. The smartphone in the images is dubbed as “Vienna”, which sounds more like a codename than an actual… Read More

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BlackBerry Priv to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow update next year

BlackBerry Priv, the Canadian smartphone company’s first true Android smartphone, was announced recently. The device was released with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with the company’s own take such as BlackBerry Hub and Productivity Tab. However, the company has announced that it will rollout Android 6.0 Marshmallow “sometime in the next year“. Apart from this, BlackBerry, which is known for its security, has announced that it will release monthly updates to the… Read More

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Here are the detailed specifications of the Android-based BlackBerry Priv along with its price

BlackBerry Priv, the company’s first Android smartphone, was officially unveiled a few weeks ago. However, the company didn’t reveal its specifications back then, and we had to resort to some leaked specifications while reporting the smartphone’s announcement. Now, the BlackBerry Priv is up for pre-order in the US, and will start shipping very soon (October 16) in the country. The BlackBerry Priv has been priced at $749 (~ Rs. 48,756) exclusive… Read More

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BlackBerry Priv officially announced, the company’s first Android smartphone

While announcing its Q2 2016 results, BlackBerry has officially announced its plans to launch the company’s first Android-powered smartphone, the BlackBerry Priv. The company claimed that it’s the flagship smartphone offering that combines best of both the worlds, Android’s ecosystem with BlackBerry’s security along with its famous QWERTY keyboard. The company didn’t reveal too much details about the device other than that it runs BlackBerry secured version of Android 5.1.1… Read More

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What do you think about the BlackBerry Venice running Android Lollipop?

Gone are the days when BlackBerry and Nokia ruled the smartphone markets. Now, both the brands have been surpassed by even the newcomers like Xiaomi because they could neither compete with iOS and Android, nor did they release proper Android smartphones. BlackBerry’s sales have hit a record low, and only corporate users or those who absolutely need smartphones with physical QWERTY keyboards. BlackBerry did add support to install Android apps in some of… Read More

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BlackBerry launches Porsche Design P’9983 Graphite in India for an insane price of Rs. 99,990

BlackBerry has launched a luxury-defining smartphone in India, named as Porsche Design P’9983 Graphite. The first version of the phone was announced in last September with the name Porsche Design P’9983, and the Graphite Edition was introduced in April 2015. The phone has touch screen capability along with a full QWERTY keyboard. The device has been designed to accommodate luxury finish, such as leather back cover, glass keys keyboard, black… Read More

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BlackBerry’s first Android-based smartphone rumored to be named as ‘Prague’

There have been many rumors based on BlackBerry coming up with an Android-powered device, with the codename ‘Venice’. The reports even suggested its arrival in November, but as per the latest developments, a new report is of a different view, the report states that ‘Venice’ might not be running Android. Interestingly, this does not totals down to BlackBerry not coming up with an Android based smartphone after all. The report… Read More

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BBM for Android gets the Material Design through an update

The Material Design which broke cover with Android Lollipop seems to be catching up at a brisk pace with apps. WhatsApp recently got itself the Material Design update and now BBM for Android has got itself the Material Design. The revamped UI is being rolled out currently to a select few BBM for Android users and you may soon get the notification for the update in near future. The update… Read More

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