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Blackberry’s BBM learns from Snapchat, adds vanishing/retractable messages

Blackberry’s BBM learns from Snapchat, adds vanishing/retractable messages

In an effort to remain relevant among the number of chatting apps on people's smartphones today, Blackberry is overhauling its messaging service, BBM, with several new features that are clearly inspired by the popular Snapchat. While currently still in beta, the new update coming soon will introduce disappearing messages on a timer, as well as the ability to retract messages even after they're sent from your phone.

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BlackBerry Classic gets detailed in spec and photos leak

BlackBerry Classic gets detailed in spec and photos leak

With the BlackBerry Passport, the BlackBerry "Prestige" Porsche Design P'9983, and the new BlackBerry Blend software, most of the company's roadmap for the last quarter of 2014 have come to pass. All except one. The BlackBerry Classic, the Q20 in previous literature, is still something fans are eagerly waiting for before they call this year done. While that day might be coming soon, we will have to settle for unofficial information, like this latest batch of features and images that paint an almost complete picture of the smartphone.

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August Smart Lock heads to Apple Stores officially

August Smart Lock heads to Apple Stores officially

The team behind Apple’s exclusivity in all things has done an amazing job of making it feel like whatever they OK is golden. Take August Smart Lock for example - a keyless entry system for your home that opens your door with your smartphone. Without Apple being involved, this is just another "startup." Now that they’ve got approval to enter the Apple Store physically, they’ll be trusted implicitly. Once you're in the store, people trust that Apple will back up any claim you make. It's time for some Apple-backed home automation.

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BlackBerry Passport Gold Edition surfaces in images

BlackBerry Passport Gold Edition surfaces in images

The BlackBerry Passport, the company's recently unveiled totally square business smartphone (we've got all the details), has surfaced in images sporting a snazzy yellow gold trim around the otherwise familiar all-black bezel and keyboard. There aren't many details at this point about the new Gold Edition Passport, where it is from, nor when and where it will be available, but we do have a trio of images for you after the jump, courtesy of Crackberry where they surfaced, and the details that are presently available.

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Blackberry promises a second Passport, new ‘concept device’

Blackberry promises a second Passport, new ‘concept device’

The  is an interesting device — and that’s putting it mildly. Though many see the device as an edge-case scenario at best, it may be part of Blackberry’s plan to get back into our mindset, if not our pockets. The Passport may not be a one-off, either, as CEO John Chen suggests they’ll have another attention-grabber soon.

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200k BlackBerry Passport orders as Chen narrows losses

200k BlackBerry Passport orders as Chen narrows losses

BlackBerry's Passport may have left many confused at the oddly-proportioned messaging smartphone, but initial demand was reassuringly high - for a BlackBerry - the company's CEO has insisted. 200,000 orders for the square-screened QWERTY handset have been placed since it went up for sale on Wednesday this week, CEO John Chen confirmed, alongside BlackBerry's announcement that its latest financial quarter was nowhere near as bad as many had predicted.

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BlackBerry Blend gives access to BB data from any device

BlackBerry Blend gives access to BB data from any device

Realizing that its former enterprise territory is no longer just its own, BlackBerry has launched Blend, a tool that plays nice with other platforms. With BlackBerry Blend, you will be able to access BBM and important files stored on your BlackBerry smartphone, whether from a PC, a Mac, an iOS or an Android device.

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BlackBerry Passport makes its official debut

BlackBerry Passport makes its official debut

We've seen so much of the BlackBerry Passport that nothing much is new at this point, but today it has made its official debut, and with that comes a roster of everything you can expect from the device. In addition to the specs, we've got a device gallery available after the jump.

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BlackBerry’s big plan: a $600 phone

BlackBerry’s big plan: a $600 phone

Let’s talk about the BlackBerry Passport. Today it’s been revealed by BlackBerry that it’ll cost a cool $599 USD off-contract. It’s basically the size and shape of a paper passport and has a physical keyboard, and it’s BlackBerry’s next big plan for sales and recovery. Let’s talk about why that’s wrong.

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BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9983 gets real, gets unboxed

BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9983 gets real, gets unboxed

It's finally here, the third lovechild between BlackBerry and the luxurious Porsche Design. With the P'9983, alternatively called "Khan" and "Prestige" in some places, BlackBerry is slowly getting back on the track of its former days, hopefully with the promise of better days ahead.

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BlackBerry Classic “Q20” gets another set of photo leaks

BlackBerry Classic “Q20” gets another set of photo leaks

BlackBerry really knows how to keep its "BlackBerry Loyal" crowd on the edge of their seats. Naturally, the company didn't go to IFA 2014, so users are left dreaming of the company's next attempt at a renaissance. Luckily, we have here some new photos to whet their appetites, this time with the more traditional BlackBerry Classic, a.k.a. the Q20, in sight.

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Blackberry Porsche Design P’9983 specs leak

Blackberry Porsche Design P’9983 specs leak

The third Porsche Design Blackberry handset, the P'9983, has leaked in full, at least according to the folks at BBIN. Consumers will be looking at a glass-weave backing, as far as design goes, and a camera protected by sapphire glass. We've got a full list of what else the handset offers after the jump.

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