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BlackBerry’s next two devices to run on Android

BlackBerry’s next two devices to run on Android

Fans of BlackBerry in general might have rejoiced at how the Android-powered BlackBerry Priv might have helped put the company back on the smartphone map. But those who are strongly rooting for BlackBerry's self-developed BlackBerry 10 OS might have mixed feelings. They may even have some hurt feelings now, after CEO John Chen revealed that the company might have a new, still unidentified device, and a new smartphone later this year and that both of them will use Android instead of its own BB10.

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BlackBerry says it will continue to operate in Pakistan

BlackBerry says it will continue to operate in Pakistan

In late November, BlackBerry announced it would be exiting Pakistan due to the nation’s alleged desire to “monitor all BlackBerry Enterprise Service traffic” within the country. BlackBerry’s withdraw was scheduled to take place after November 30, but was later delayed until December 30 after Pakistan announced its would extend the deadline for its BES servers shutdown order. Now, a single day after the shutdown deadline, BlackBerry has announced a change.

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DxOMark puts BlackBerry Priv on par with iPhone 6s

DxOMark puts BlackBerry Priv on par with iPhone 6s

Looks like BlackBerry has yet another thing to be proud of with its most recent smartphone. While we're still not privy to exact and official sales numbers for the BlackBerry Priv, it has just received a vote of confidence from DxOMark, one of the most cited authorities when it comes to digital photography benchmarks. Earning an overall score of 82, DxOMark puts the Priv on the same level as the iPhone 6s ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Nexus 6 but still below the Galaxy S6 edge+, the Galaxy Note 5, or even the iPhone 6s Plus.

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BlackBerry might have a mid-range Android phone in 2016

BlackBerry might have a mid-range Android phone in 2016

Given the largely positive reception, though not completely positive sales, of the BlackBerry Priv, a lot of attention has again been showered on the Canadian company. And a lot of questions as well. Aside from questions of whether the Priv was the savior that it had hoped it would be, there is also the question of what's next for BlackBerry. According to CEO John Chen, the company is open to the idea of making yet another Android smartphone, but if and only if the Priv does well in the market in the next few months.

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BlackBerry Priv doing well, says tight-lipped CEO

BlackBerry Priv doing well, says tight-lipped CEO

Given the mostly positive reception the BlackBerry Priv garnered during its first days in the market, you'd think it would be doing well. Given how CEO John Chen is speaking highly of numbers, that might indeed be the case. But Chen is also being enigmatic and purposely vague about the status of the Priv smartphone as well as its direct impact on the company's financials, leaving many still wondering if the Priv has really become the company's savior or if it is more of a bright but short-lived star.

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BlackBerry delivers first PRIV monthly security update

BlackBerry delivers first PRIV monthly security update

At the height of the Stagefright Android scare, there were a lot of raised voices pushing for regular security updates, mostly on a monthly basis. Considering the almost convoluted process involved in releasing updates, it isn't surprising that so far very few have been able to keep their promises. One of those few is BlackBerry, who today is announcing its first stability update for its high-profile fully Android BlackBerry PRIV. Included in that batch is its promised security update, the first of hopefully many more regular monthly releases.

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BB Priv screen easy to remove says guy who bends Nexus 6Ps

BB Priv screen easy to remove says guy who bends Nexus 6Ps

It might not be able to completely saved the company, but the BlackBerry Priv is indeed worthy of a bit of praise. A quality build which BlackBerry is quite popular for is finally paired with a mobile platform that won't leave users begging for more. It is, however, also an expensive device, which would make your hear skip a beat should it fall down screen first on the pavement. But worry not, says JerryRigEverything, as that screen is easy peasy to remove and replace should it suffer that fate.

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BlackBerry exits Pakistan amid demands for backdoor access

BlackBerry exits Pakistan amid demands for backdoor access

The folks at BlackBerry have announced that they're leaving Pakistan as soon as possible. Apparently the government in said country isn't too keen about BlackBerry keeping their cellular information to themselves, and want full, unfettered access to the information about and within BlackBerry's BES e-mail and BES BBM messaging systems - all BlackBerry Enterprise Service traffic. BlackBerry will be doing nothing of the sort. They won't hand over access to the systems to the Pakistani government, so they'll be leaving the country very, very soon.

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BlackBerry PRIV Review Part I: or why you might want this

BlackBerry PRIV Review Part I: or why you might want this

Hello there BlackBerry users, and welcome back! It's been quite a while since we've had a review of BB device like the BlackBerry Priv - one that's a real competitor on the open marketplace. One that feels like BlackBerry is confident in the product its delivering. And why would you want a device like this? An Android device with a push-out physical keys keyboard? Because you've always trusted the BlackBerry brand, and you always will. Just having the brand name there staring you in the face - and having the three volume button combo available - that'll get you every time.

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BlackBerry ‘Vienna’ Android handset leaks in gallery

BlackBerry ‘Vienna’ Android handset leaks in gallery

BlackBerry recently launched its first ever Android smartphone. Though it hasn't been quite the hit some had hoped, the company isn't giving up. In the most recent BlackBerry leak, another Android-toting phone has surfaced; this particular handset is codenamed "Vienna", and a gallery of press renders purports to give us a look at the model.

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BlackBerry Priv coming to Verizon soon

BlackBerry Priv coming to Verizon soon

Verizon customers need not be too jealous of their AT&T counterparts. At least not when it comes to BlackBerry's latest superstar. Over at its Twitter account, the US carrier revealed that the BlackBerry Priv will indeed be available from its product portfolio. At least soon. Verizon isn't giving much detail aside from that and simply asks interested customers to sign up for updates. Given how the market work this time of year, however, we'll probably see the smartphone in time for the holidays later this month.

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Tizen passes BlackBerry in market share, video explains why

Tizen passes BlackBerry in market share, video explains why

BlackBerry is gearing up to release the BlackBerry Priv, its hottest product in a long time. And it might need all the help, publicity, and profits it can get from it because according to Strategy Analytics, the fourth largest smartphone platform this quarter, behind Android, IOS, and, yes, Windows Phone, isn't BlackBerry anymore. That spot belongs to an unlikely contender: Tizen OS. Considering how Tizen-powered smartphones are so few compared to BlackBerry devices, that evaluation sounds almost too good to be true. But if it is, the BlackBerry is in for a world of pain.

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