February 11th, 2022 8:57 PM 2 COMMENTS

BlackBerry 5G Is Dead as OnwardMobility Loses Rights to Use the Name

Soon after a month of OnwardMobility announcing that a new Blackberry phone is on the card for 2022, the Texas-based partner of BlackBerry seems to have lost its rights to BlackBerry’s name. OnwardMobility became the latest licensee of the BlackBerry brand in August 2020. A blog post released last month, titled ‘Contrary to popular belief, we are not dead’, announced that OnwardMobility would launch an ultra-secure 5G enterprise smartphone with... Read More

July 27th, 2021 2:38 PM 0 COMMENTS

BlackBerry 5G Smartphone Coming Soon

BlackBerry will make its return to the smartphone market with 5G devices. For the unaware, the smartphone company was purchased by Onward Mobility last year and since then the fans of the company have been anticipating what BlackBerry has in store. Much recently, Onward Mobility launched a new pre-commitment program through which it aims to understand the key requirements of smartphone users. To do so, the company is taking feedback... Read More

May 19th, 2021 8:30 AM 5 COMMENTS

BlackBerry Caused Its Own Demise, Here’s How

Anyone who knows about smartphones and tech, in general, has definitely heard of the name BlackBerry. A company whose devices were synonymous with the word smartphone in the early 2000s, with most people making use of a BlackBerry-branded device for their professional use. The company enjoyed a lot of success in these years, providing users with a device that featured BBOS, the company’s proprietary operating system, which, when coupled with... Read More

February 4th, 2020 4:16 PM 2 COMMENTS

TCL to End Manufacturing BlackBerry Phones in August This Year

One of the oldest smartphone brand, BlackBerry, may again run into struggling waters as TCL decides not to renew the license. TCL will stop manufacturing and selling BlackBerry devices from August 31, 2020, after which BlackBerry will again look for buyers. In a tweet posted by BlackBerry Mobile, the partnership with TCL Communication will end on August 31, 2020, however, existing devices will be provided with support until August 31,... Read More

August 2nd, 2018 3:53 PM 23 COMMENTS

BlackBerry Looking to Grab 12% Market Share Between Rs 25,000 to Rs 40,000 Segment in India

Optiemus Infracom, which makes BlackBerry phones for the Indian market, expects the brand to capture 10-12% market share of the Rs 25,000-45,000 smartphone segment by the end of this year. Optiemus is lining up new devices across various price points for Blackberry as the brand looks to regain lost ground against rivals like Samsung, Xiaomi and others. Currently, the market share of Blackberry is negligible. As part of the same,... Read More

July 6th, 2018 11:43 AM 2 COMMENTS

BlackBerry Ghost to Debut in India With 4,000mAh Battery, Slim Bezels and Dual Rear Cameras

Fans of BlackBerry might have a reason to rejoice as news has surfaced informing about the launch of BlackBerry’s new phone, the BlackBerry Ghost, in India. Evan Blass, the known tipster better known by his username @evleaks tipped that this phone by the Canadian manufacturer would come with a 4,000mAh battery. The battery backup of this device is going to be impressive given the current flagship standards. The last device... Read More

August 21st, 2017 7:46 AM 3 COMMENTS

BlackBerry KEYone: Is It Worth Buying or Remains Just A Nostalgia?

The recent years have been bumpy for BlackBerry since the rise in popularity of Chinese smartphones. With the pressure mounting on the company, BlackBerry also dabbled in Android and released its first Android device Priv last year, which failed to garner much attention and its later DTEK series couldn’t leave a lasting impression as well. While the BlackBerry brand lives on, thanks to TCL, the company has been fairly slow... Read More

February 26th, 2017 12:45 AM 9 COMMENTS

Blackberry Mercury Aka Blackberry KEYone Unveiled at the MWC 2017

Back at the CES 2017 event, Blackberry, owned by TCL showcased a throwback-style keyboarded smartphone, which also runs Android. At that point of time, the company thought of keeping the specs of the smartphone hidden, but rumours have leaked the complete specs. That said, the phone looks very classy with the old-style Blackberry fashioned keyboard. However, TCL has gone with somewhat relatively mid-range specs with the KEYone. The phone packs... Read More

February 16th, 2017 5:32 AM 1 COMMENTS

BlackBerry Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Nokia Ahead Of MWC 2017

BlackBerry - once a thriving smartphone maker is now struggling to keep going in the market that is now ruled by other manufacturers like Samsung, Apple, Huawei, and others. The market share of BlackBerry has hit the dismal zero percent, which clearly hints at the final hours of its existence. Now, to breathe some life into the company, CEO John Chen is finding out ways to pull some revenue from... Read More

December 16th, 2016 6:00 AM 5 COMMENTS

BlackBerry Signs Exclusive Deal with TCL to Manufacture its Future Smartphones

This news does not come as a surprise as BlackBerry was dropping hints since September and now the company has officially signed away its life to TCL. For those who don't know, TCL is the Chinese hardware maker behind brands like Alcatel. In a press release, BlackBerry announced its formal long-term agreement with TCL, which states that TCL will be taking care of BlackBerry's design, manufacturing, and retail segment. However,... Read More

December 5th, 2016 3:17 PM 0 COMMENTS

Leaked images of BlackBerry ‘Mercury’ shows QWERTY keyboard

Two images spotted on the Chinese social media website Weibo show a smartphone with a slim-bezel design, QWERTY keyboard, a front camera, and light sensors. The reports claim that the images are that of the BlackBerry Mercury, the final BlackBerry device rumored to arrive since June. Besides the physical keyboard, the smartphone also sports capacitive buttons below the display. BlackBerry Mercury was earlier leaked on the benchmarking site Geekbench. According... Read More

August 5th, 2016 3:43 PM 1 COMMENTS

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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