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BBM released for Windows Phone, at long last

BBM released for Windows Phone, at long last

As if to say "we’re never, ever going to go away," BlackBerry has released a BBM app for Windows Phone. While we can’t in good conscience suggest that this will change the ailing phone companies’ fortunes, it does show tenacity of spirit. This is the last of the major phone operating systems to not have a BBM app yet - and now it’s done!

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Ford drops BlackBerry for iPhone

Ford drops BlackBerry for iPhone

A Ford spokesperson spoke today on the next big internal transition for the company: one of phone switching. Ford’s Sara Tatchio suggested that by the end of this year, 3,300 Ford workers will no longer carry BlackBerry smartphones. Instead, they’ll be switching to Apple’s iPhone.

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BlackBerry Assistant: a last-ditch Siri competitor

BlackBerry Assistant: a last-ditch Siri competitor

It’s finally time for BlackBerry to introduce their competition for Apple’s Siri and Google’s "OK Google" voice commands and Microsoft’s Cortana. A personal assistant has arrived for BlackBerry, and it’s called BlackBerry Assistant.

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Blackberry Passport design targets business needs

Blackberry Passport design targets business needs

Blackberry has explained the design philosophy behind its uniquely-shaped Passport smartphone, and it revolves around the company's biggest market: business. Whether on the government or corporate level, business users differ from everyday users, and that's what the large display aims to meet.

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Brand Strength: can you name these 10 smartphones?

Brand Strength: can you name these 10 smartphones?

When you’ve got an iPhone, your friends know it. Those around you know you're holding an iPhone with just a glance. Over the past few years, several brands have also begun settling their brand well enough that you’re able to identify their smartphone at a glance. What sets your smartphone apart from the rest?

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BlackBerry Passport leaked pics prove it’s an odd duck

BlackBerry Passport leaked pics prove it’s an odd duck

It seems that BlackBerry is really serious about its Passport smartphone, which might call into question the company's sanity. But whether you are enamored or shocked by the revelation of the device, the large smartphone with a square display is real and has been spotted out in the wild thanks to these leaked photos and one video.

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BlackBerry: we “continue to be a leader in mobile”

BlackBerry: we “continue to be a leader in mobile”

This week BlackBerry is suggesting that they "must fight back" against their competitors using an offense constructed entirely of facts. No, they’re not attempting to recreate the "Bears, Beats, Battlestar Galactica" battle between Dwight and Jim on The Office - they’re creating a "Fact Check" portal in which they attempt to cut down web-based articles and comments "trying to incite fear, uncertainty and doubt about BlackBerry."

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This is BlackBerry Passport (and yes, it really is that shape)

This is BlackBerry Passport (and yes, it really is that shape)

BlackBerry warned us it had something odd coming, and this is it: the unusually proportioned BlackBerry Passport. Snuck into BlackBerry's latest financial results presentation - where the company announced a smaller-than-expected loss for the most recent quarter - the Passport has a 4.5-inch 1440 x 1440 resolution display that's square, not rectangular.

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BlackBerry 10.3 adding Amazon Appstore for Android apps

BlackBerry 10.3 adding Amazon Appstore for Android apps

It may be the day for Amazon's own smartphone to launch, but BlackBerry is getting in on the action too, announcing that the Amazon Appstore will be coming to its own handsets later this year. Support for the Android download store will be added as part of BlackBerry 10.3, which the Canadian company says should hit handsets this fall.

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BlackBerry Kopi proves its existence on eBay

BlackBerry Kopi proves its existence on eBay

Thought BlackBerry was gone? Thought physical QWERTY keyboards have gone the way of the Dodo? Perhaps many thought so too, but BlackBerry clearly doesn't think so, and apparently neither does someone on eBay. A used BlackBerry Kopi, flaunting its glorious hardware keys, is up for bidding on eBay, which is, of course, suspicious considering the device has never been announced.

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Blackberry’s Project Ion aims to be IoT cloud solution

Blackberry’s Project Ion aims to be IoT cloud solution

With connected wearables and the Internet of Things, what happens to your information? Stored somewhere, various companies are jockeying to make sense of it all, and trying to make sense of your data at the same time. Blackberry thinks they have the answer, and are introducing Project Ion as a back-end solution.

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Crazy square BlackBerry with 4.5-inch 1:1 display teased

Crazy square BlackBerry with 4.5-inch 1:1 display teased

BlackBerry has teased an upcoming device with an unusual 4.5-inch square display, potentially making it one of the most outlandish form-factors in the company's smartphone history. The new phone was confirmed alongside the BlackBerry 10.3 SDK Beta, as sticking to the 1:1 square aspect ratio and having a 1440 x 1440 resolution and 453 pixel density.

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