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BlackBerry planning two mid-range Android phones for 2016

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has said the company will launch two mid-range Android-powered smartphones this year. BlackBerry's first Android device, the premium Priv, has failed to revive the firm's falling sales due to quality issues and a steep price.

BlackBerry slams Facebook for discontinuing mobile app

Facebook is discontinuing its mobile app for BlackBerry users, taking many of the strong Facebook integration features of the BlackBerry 10 software with it. The move puts another nail in the coffin for BlackBerry's proprietary OS as it moves to Android.

WhatsApp announces plans to withdraw its app from BlackBerry

Popular instant messaging app WhatsApp has announced it will be discontinuing support for several aging phone platforms. Notably, the app will no longer support all BlackBerry devices, including recent BlackBerry 10 ones.

Blackberry laying off workers in Ontario and Florida

Waterloo - Blackberry is laying off an unspecified but "small number" of employees both in Waterloo, Ontario, and at Sunrise Florida. The creator of the Blackberry Messenger, Gary Klassen, has left the company, according to reports.

BlackBerry signals it could abandon BB10 for Android after all

When BlackBerry launched the Priv in late 2015, its first Android-powered smartphone, the company promised it wouldn't let its own BlackBerry 10 (BB10) operating system suffer as a result. This week the company indicated it may be rethinking that.

BlackBerry abandoning BB10, launching only Android this year

BlackBerry has confirmed it intends to launch only Android smartphones this year, abandoning its own BlackBerry 10 operating system until at least 2017. The company had previously pledged to remain committed to the platform while building Android devices.

BlackBerry faces battle with Pakistan over privacy of user data

Islamabad - The Canadian company BlackBerry Ltd., formerly known as Research in Motion, has decided to delay closing down operations in Pakistan until at least December 30, as it continues negotiations with the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority(PTA).

BlackBerry 'Vienna' leaked online, company's second Android phone

Images of BlackBerry's next Android phone have leaked online just days after the company officially launched the Priv. Codename 'Vienna' eschews the Priv's physical keyboard for a fixed one beneath the display and shows BlackBerry is committed to Android.

The BlackBerry Priv Android phone with a keyboard is now on sale

BlackBerry has officially launched its Priv Android smartphone in the U.S. and UK. The device features a slide-out keyboard and curved display and has proved to be a hit with many reviewers, although it still needs to save BlackBerry's devices division.

BlackBerry values its first Android phone at a pricey $750

An accidental appearance of a page on BlackBerry's website has confirmed the unlocked price of its first ever Android phone to be a substantial $750. The phone's release date is listed as November 16.

BlackBerry CEO admits a smartphone pull-out may be on the cards

The Android-powered BlackBerry Priv smartphone, set for release later this year, has a lot resting on its shoulders. Many have speculated that it will make or break BlackBerry's handset business and this week CEO John Chen hinted he thinks the same.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen fails at delivering a demo of Priv phone

BlackBerry CEO John Chen gave a hands-on demo of the company's new Android slider smartphone, the Priv, to a news reporter this week just days after confirming the phone's existence. Unfortunately, Chen didn't quite seem to know his way around the device.

BlackBerry confirms it is making an Android phone

BlackBerry CEO John Chen today confirmed the company is working on an Android phone to go on sale sometime later this year. Although details are still scant, the phone, previously known as "Venice," will be sold as the BlackBerry Priv.

BlackBerry CEO: 'We need more apps'

BlackBerry CEO John Chen admitted yesterday that the company needs more apps if its handsets are to be successful. An Android phone is believed to be in the works to solve this problem, although Chen did not confirm this.

Pakistan shutting down encrypted BlackBerry messages for security

Pakistan's communications authority has asked the major phone networks in the country to stop delivering encrypted messages between BlackBerry smartphones within the next 90 days, due to "serious" security concerns.

BlackBerry's eye-catching first Android phone revealed in photo

The first clear image of BlackBerry's upcoming Android smartphone has appeared online. It shows a stylish, sleek handset with a slider display that curves round to the edges in the same manner as Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge. It appears to run stock Android.

BlackBerry's rumoured Android phone could be built with Samsung

A well-known analyst has suggested that BlackBerry may be turning to Samsung for help in releasing a new phone. It comes after recent insider tipoffs claimed that BlackBerry is considering making an Android-powered smartphone for the first time.

Report: BlackBerry phones of the future may run Android

BlackBerry may be considering a switch to making Android-powered phones as part of its plan to rescue itself from the declining market share and sales that its own BlackBerry 10 phones are faced with, according to a new report.

BlackBerry announces global layoffs in next stage of turnaround

Phone company BlackBerry has announced that it will be starting off a new wave of layoffs as it progresses into the next stage of its ongoing turnaround strategy. The company's success has fallen dramatically in the face of powerful smartphone rivals.

Review: Can the Blackberry Classic bring back classic success?

After the release of the larger Blackberry Passport, Blackberry has combined previous design styles with upgraded features to create the Blackberry Classic with the hope of gaining traction in a niche market.

Blackberry sees another sales fall

Toronto - Canadian smartphone manufacturer Blackberry has announced a larger-than-expected drop in revenue during the third quarter of 2014.

Here's the new BlackBerry Classic

BlackBerry officially unveiled its new BlackBerry Classic phone on Wednesday, which CEO John Chen says he believes will turn the company around, according to CNBC.

Op-Ed: Is Blackberry’s iPhone trade-in plan desperate or ingenious?

Blackberry is offering up to $600 to iPhone users to trade in their device to purchase the recently launched Blackberry Passport flagship in what appears to be a clever marketing but desperate strategy.

Blackberry slowly seeing success

Despite concerns about the subsiding of Blackberry, CEO John Chen and the company have completed the first phase of their two-year turnaround plan.

WoNoBo releases India Walking Tours app for Blackberry

A new app from WoNoBo for Blackberry offers a guided step-by-step walking tour through some of India's major cities and tourist attractions.

Apple iOS operating system found most immune to spyware attacks

Bad news for Blackberry especially after the latest report from a test conducted by a surveillance software and hardware vendor detailing security vulnerabilities in Blackberry, Android, and not iOS smartphones.

BlackBerry only brand that meets German government's security

Good news for BlackBerry as German Chancellor Angela Merkel presents a tap-proof BlackBerry that she wants more Germany’s Federal Ministry of the Interior officials to use.

Op-Ed: Blackberry Passport a square in a world of rectangles

In the modern technological world, there is a huge demand for both style and substance. Blackberry's new phone encourages people to be square (hahaha), but is it the right phone for the modern person?

Op-Ed: BlackBerry turns a profit, now what?

BlackBerry's first quarter $23 million profit appears to be a sign that the corporate restructuring is working, but with such a far way to go to regain relevance it appears that BlackBerry still has a long road ahead.

Blackberry teams up with Amazon to bring three times more apps

Good news for consumer and enterprise Blackberry users as over 240,000 new apps will arrive to Blackberry's AppWorld. Blackberry has partnered up with Amazon as a cost-cutting technique to bring more apps to users.
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