Tag Archives: BlackBerry

BlackBerry Ghost might have a large 4,000 mAh battery

A recently rumored BlackBerry device has been tipped by leakster Evan Blass to have a hefty 4,000 mAh battery in store. The device in question is the BlackBerry Ghost – a high-end and supposedly bezel-less BlackBerry device to be released exclusively in India. Its existence was first leaked in February and it is slated to be released sometime in the summer. Batteries this ... Read More »

BlackBerry Must Face Revived US Lawsuit Over BlackBerry 10

A US judge on Monday rejected BlackBerry’s request to dismiss a lawsuit claiming it inflated its stock price and defrauded shareholders by painting a misleadingly positive picture of sales prospects for its BlackBerry 10 smartphones. While an earlier version of the case was dismissed in March 2015, Chief Judge Colleen McMahon of the US District Court in Manhattan said the proposed class action can ... Read More »

BlackBerry Brand to Launch at Least 2 More Smartphones in 2018: TCL

BlackBerry licensee TCL Communication at CES 2018 announced it would be launching “at least two new BlackBerry smartphones” in 2018. Just what these will, is uncertain. Separately, TCL Communication launched a GSM unlocked BlackBerry Motion and a new colour variant and dual-SIM version of the BlackBerry KEYone. Getting back to the two new BlackBerry smartphones – in a statement, Alain Lejeune, Global General Manager for BlackBerry ... Read More »

BlackBerry Patent Licensing Director Victor Schubert Says He Has Left the Company

A key attorney executing BlackBerry Ltd’s patent licensing strategy has left the company, the second recent departure from the team tasked with making money from the Canadian company’s intellectual property. Victor Schubert, who was a licensing director for BlackBerry, told Reuters in a brief LinkedIn message that he was no longer with the company. He did not say when he left ... Read More »

BlackBerry KEYone gets price cut in UK

If you are in the UK, and are planning to purchase the BlackBerry KEYone, you’ll be glad to know the device is currently available at discounted rates in the country. Specifically, retailer Carphone Warehouse has the phone listed on its website for £449. That, if you compare is a discount of £50 given that the phone usually goes for £499. A ... Read More »

Canadian launch of unlocked BlackBerry KEYone delayed

The BlackBerry KEYone went on sale in Canada last month, but it has only been available through carriers since. The unlocked variant was expected to launch in the country this month, but the company has now confirmed there’s going to be a delay. According to a TCL spokesperson, unlocked units won’t be available until “later this summer.” Reason? High demand ... Read More »

BlackBerry Priv starts getting February security update

BlackBerry has started rolling out a new update to its Priv smartphone. It’s a security update that brings along Android fixes for the month of February – the Android security patch level shows ‘5 February 2017’. As is usually the case with OTA roll outs, it may take some time for the update notification to pop up on your device’s ... Read More »

TCL’s to showcase upcoming BlackBerry smartphone tech at CES 2017

TCL – which has already worked with BlackBerry on the DTEK50 and DTEK60 in the past, and is now the exclusive global manufacturer and distributor for all upcoming BlackBerry-branded smartphones – has said that it “will unveil an evolutionary first in the mobile industry,” at the upcoming CES show in January. The revelation was made by the company in a ... Read More »

Mysterious BlackBerry BBC100-1 spotted on regulator’s website

A mysterious BlackBerry device has been spotted on Indonesian regulator’s website. Listed as BBC100-1 on the Asian country’s e-Certification database POSTEL, the device comes from a company called BB MERAH PUTIH, PT. Given that the DTEK60 is BBA100-1, and the yet-to-be-unveiled ‘Mercury’ is BBB100-1, it’d be reasonable to assume that the BBC100-1 is a brand new BlackBerry phone. Sadly, there’s ... Read More »

Latest beta update for BlackBerry Priv on AT&T brings December security patch

If you are a BlackBerry Priv user on AT&T’s network, and your device is eligible to receive beta updates, here’s some news for you: a new update has started rolling out that includes Android security fixes for the month of December. Arriving as build AAI020, the update has just begun rolling out, so it may take some time before you ... Read More »