BlackBerry does not waste time. The Canadian mobile maker debuts the BlackBerry Motion just a several days after the first images of the smartphone surfaced the net. Just as expected, the new device is a redesigned KEYone. But, quite disappointingly for the fans of the company’s traditional design, the phone comes with no keyboard. This deficiency is, however, compensated by the benefits of a giant battery and Android 7.1 Nougat.
Although the BlackBerry KEYone is already available on the US market, you can buy only the unlocked version of the handset. For some of us it’s a bit irritating, since the SIM-lock-free device is compatible only with GSM carriers. In other words it doesn’t work with CDMA networks. Aware of the problem Sprint decided to move the things around. Today, the carrier added the BlackBerry KEYone to its lineup.
BlackBerry KEYone compatible with Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T networks is now available in the US
Those who feel a bit nostalgic about smartphones with QWERTY keyboards, may want to take a look at the BlackBerry’s latest offering. In a world of touchscreens, the Canadian-based manufacturer has dared to return to the physical keyboard – all these to deliver the most comfortable input ever. Launched today nationwide within US, the KEYone combines both a QWERTY keyboard and a touchscreen display.
Blackberry launches Aurora, an all touch Android phone with dual-SIM support that does not cost too much
Believe or not but there are mobile users who consider buying an expensive flagship phone an unnecessary waste of money thinking that the phone shouldn’t be nothing more than a communication tool. Aware of that, mobile makers launch tones on new mid-range phones each year to deliver smartphone experience for cheap. Recently, BlackBerry announced a new Android-based budget phone, and it’s not the KeyOne. Called Aurora the phone offers a curious combination of lower and upper specs labeled with a pocket-friendly price tag.
Introduced at CES event as “Mercury” the BlackBerry KEYone finally come to the light. The BlackBerry’s freshest device runs Android and offers a traditional QWERTY keyboard we all loved so much about BlackBerry phones. Let’s take a closer look what this smartphone brings new to the table.
If you still looking for a perfect Valentine’s Day gift, then BlackBerry has something that may catch your attention. The Canadian-based manufacturer has just released a special sale to celebrate February 14th. The discount applies to the BlackBerry DTEK50 and BlackBerry DTEK60 and is available in the States, Canada, UK and some other European countries.
Next Blackberry phone featuring full QWERTY hardware keyboard and a svelte design to be announced at MWC
For the past three years BlackBerry has been struggling to stay afloat. Having hit quite a few rough patches, the Canadian manufacturer finally gave in and decided to license the BlackBerry brand to TCL. The very last phone made by BlackBerry was supposed to be a device codenamed Mercury, as we reported last week. The handset was expected to go official at CES and it did. Well, sort of, anyway. The Mercury is not even on sale yet and TCL is already teasing another device. The next Blackberry phone featuring full QWERTY hardware keyboard and a svelte design probably will be announced at MWC, at the end of February.
BlackBerry Mercury aka DTEK70 expected to get official at CES 2017 featuring classic Blackberry physical keyboard
Touch screens took world by storm bringing lots of fun to the table but also making life a little more difficult for those users who like to feel actual keys when they type. For a very long time BlackBerry was the only company which offered physical keyboards in its smartphones, but there came a day when even the Canadian manufacturer could no longer resist the trend. It seemed that we would have to say goodbye to physical keyboards forever but no – after all, BlackBerry remained faithful to its style. Now the company has a new device in the works. Called BlackBerry Mercury aka DTEK70, the phone is expected to get official at CES 2017 featuring a classic BlackBerry physical keyboard.
With Black Friday just around the corner, Motorola, HTC and BlackBerry have lavished us with tones of bargains for this shopping season. All three mobile manufacturers prepared some great discounts on its most wanted smartphones. Motorola slashes the prices of Moto Z and Moto Mods bundles, HTC discounts its latest flagship by $200, whereas Canadian BlackBerry discounts almost all recently released phones by half.
BlackBerry DTEK60 Android smartphone arrives with bigger screen, faster processor, and sharper camera
Shortly after launching the DTEK50 BlackBerry releases another Android-based smartphone. Dubbed DTEK60 the handset is third Android-running device made by the company. When compared to its predecessor, being a more higher-end device the DTEK60 surprises with a larger screen, faster processor and sharper camera. The unlocked model of the phablet is already open for purchase at BlackBerry online store priced at $499.
Of all the smartphone makers, BlackBerry was the one that really stood out with its very own operating system and signature physical keyboard which many users loved a lot. However, a couple of years ago something started to change and the Canadian company started to follow more mainstream trends. The first sign of a revolution in BlackBerry land was the Z10 – the first touchscreen-only BlackBerry phone. Then, last year the company released the Priv which brought back the QWERTY keyboard but run Android instead of BlackBerry platform. Now BlackBerry is taking another step and just launched a new Android phone without physical QWERTY keyboard.
It’s not a secret that BlackBerry plans to launch its second Android-based phone. However no one thought that it will happen so fast. Today the FCC had an honor to host a short visit of the BlackBerry Hamburg the very first BlackBerry phone since the Priv. Although the FCC approval documentation doesn’t reveal the complete specs sheet of the phone, it confirms that the Hamburg will be manufactured by TCL backing up the rumors suggesting that the device will be a rebranded Alcatel Idol 4.
If you’ve been planning to buy the BlackBerry Priv, but you’ve been waiting for a special deal on it, you may finally got one. Right now you can grab the BlackBerry’s first Android-based phone significantly cheaper as Daily Steals slashed its price by 31 percent. If you want to take advantage of the promo, you need to act fast since the discount is a limited-time offer that lasts only for the next four days.
Introduced to the market in November 2015 the BlackBerry’s first Android-based smartphone has just received a noticeable price cut. Right now the Priv is within US customers’ reach for $649, including a $50 discount. Promised to be permanent the price reduction comes as the company’s way to raise the Priv’s sales which in the last quarter recorded the total of 600,000.
It rarely happens that a smartphone can be purchased right after its announcement. It can take anywhere between a couple of days and a few months to get the device and the carrier or retailer ready for sale. In the case of the BlackBerry Priv and T-Mobile it’s been three months almost to the day. The phone went official in October 2015 and earlier today it became available online and through carrier’s local stores.
For years BlackBerry OS was the only software platform BlackBerry phones have to offer, naturally except the recently released BlackBerry Priv. However, this will change soon since the Canadian manufacturer announced to focus on launching Android-based smartphones. During an CES interview the company’s CEO John Chen shared the news that in 2016 we won’t see any new BlackBerry phones powered by its native software. Additionally, he also confirmed that so far reserved for AT&T, the BlackBerry Priv, will soon join T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint network.
AT&T Blackberry Priv is now on sale in carrier’s store with Marshmallow update scheduled for next year
While it doesn’t happen often, sometime carriers break their promises. It’s not the case with AT&T and the new BlackBerry Priv, though. The carrier promised that it would start selling the phone on November 6th and here it is. As expected, the AT&T BlackBerry Priv is now on sale in carrier’s store with Marshmallow update scheduled for next year.
Blackberry Priv Android smartphone fully revealed, ‘almost’ ready for pre-order in the US and Canada [update]
We have been hearing rumors claiming that Canadian manufacturer BlackBerry is getting ready to launch its first smartphone running an operating system different than BlackBerry for quite some time. At the beginning it might have been hard to believe but last month BlackBerry CEO John Chen officially confirmed that a device called BlackBerry Priv will ship with Android on board. However, he didn’t reveal any specifics regarding the phone’s specs or launch date. It turns out that we didn’t have to wait long for more information to emerge. The BlackBerry Priv Android smartphone finally has been fully revealed, and it’s ‘almost’ ready for pre-order in the US and Canada.
A certain BlackBerry-branded phone called Venice started showing up in rumors a few months ago and immediately caused a commotion. And for a very good reason, because the device is like no other, at least when it comes to phones made by BlackBerry. Initial rumors were scarce on the details but today we finally got to learn more, for instance that the first Android BlackBerry phone will be called Priv and will be coming to stores later this year, more likely right for the time of holiday shopping season.
Want to regain its leading position on the mobile market once-so-famous BlackBerry prepares to win masses of new customers by expanding its offer by an Android phone. While the rumor mill continues to deliver more details concerning the BlackBerry slider phone codenamed ‘Venice’, today the phone popped up on the net one more time in new images allowing us to see the device from various angles. The leaked photos confirm almost all earlier speculations surrounding the phone, including the traditional BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard.