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BlackBerry BBM app comes to Apple Watch

BlackBerry BBM app comes to Apple Watch

More and more iOS apps these are adding Apple Watch support, with many coming from the email and other communication categories. When it comes to direct messaging, however, the big apps like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp are still missing in action. Fortunately for fans of BlackBerry's BBM messaging service, they can now look forward to their Apple Watch being compatible. The BBM app for iOS has been updated, and is available now from the App Store.

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BlackBerry shares rendered images of the PRIV smartphone

BlackBerry shares rendered images of the PRIV smartphone

BlackBerry definitely let loose a head turner when it finally acknowledged the existence of its first ever full Android smartphone, the BlackBerry PRIV. Unsurprisingly, there have been some positive voices raised in support of the smartphone, but there have also been less than flattering comments, especially after CEO John Chen demonstrated, or somewhat failed to, the smartphone. Now BlackBerry is teasing the public more with a few renders of the PRIV, showing what fans can expect when the smartphone does finally land in the market.

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CEO John Chen shows off the BlackBerry Priv, gets lost

CEO John Chen shows off the BlackBerry Priv, gets lost

Just because BlackBerry has finally admitted that it does have an Android smartphone doesn't mean everyone might be on board with the plan. And "not everyone" might even include CEO John Chen. The chief executive gave the Business News Network an exclusive glimpse at a working BlackBerry Priv, the company's first "true" Android smartphone. But in trying to demo the smartphone that "runs Google", Chen is visibly seen struggling to figure out how to actually use the device, as well as probably some hints of unresponsiveness with the touch screen.

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BlackBerry Priv confirmed, Android-powered phone will debut this year

BlackBerry Priv confirmed, Android-powered phone will debut this year

After several months of leaks and rumors, BlackBerry itself come out and confirmed that its Android-powered, sliding keyboard smartphone is called the Priv, and will be released before the end of this year. The statements come from BlackBerry CEO John Chen, as part of the company's quarterly financial results report. The phone, which has previously been known as the Venice, will feature "the best of BlackBerry security and productivity," Chen added.

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BlackBerry Venice QWERTY phone leak shows potential Android gem

BlackBerry Venice QWERTY phone leak shows potential Android gem

The BlackBerry Venice has leaked again and - though it seems bizarre to say - may end up being the most interesting Android phone of the year. The QWERTY-blessed slider has cropped up on video again, this time courtesy of Canadian retailer Baka, showing off its pop-out keyboard as well as the software tweaks that BlackBerry has made to the Android OS.

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BlackBerry Venice Android phone photos leak with details

BlackBerry Venice Android phone photos leak with details

The first BlackBerry Android device has been leaked with a series of photos up close and personal. These images show the device to have a touchscreen display and slide-out keyboard - a hardware keyboard, that is - and a relatively sizable back-facing camera. This device has a number of BlackBerry-specific software features in addition to its notable odd hardware. You'll notice slightly modified icons as well as a set of BlackBerry-made apps, new to Android entirely.

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BlackBerry gets Good in $425m cross-platform play

BlackBerry gets Good in $425m cross-platform play

Today BlackBerry acquired another company by the name of Good Technology. This company will bring "secure applications" as well as "containerization that protects end user privacy" - adding to BlackBerry's already business-oriented set of technologies for smartphones. This update to BlackBerry's collection of technologies will help offer cross-platform EMM solutions for consumers around the world. This isn't just about BlackBerry OS, it's about all sorts of different operating systems, including iOS for iPhone and iPad, Android, and Windows Phone.

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BlackBerry Venice caught in wild: A QWERTY-lover’s Android dream

BlackBerry Venice caught in wild: A QWERTY-lover’s Android dream

BlackBerry's Venice slider smartphone has been caught in the wild, with the handset proudly flaunting its Android software. The images, shared on Vietnamese site Tinhte, show the traditional - and much-loved - physical keyboard, as well as what's said to be a 5.4-inch touchscreen display that can slide down to cover it for a more pocket-friendly phone.

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BlackBerry Passport with Android Lollipop shows up in video

BlackBerry Passport with Android Lollipop shows up in video

We’ve known for a while now that BlackBerry is looking to add Android to its own hardware, and in recent times we’ve seen the slider codenamed Venice which is purported to be the first BlackBerry phone running Google’s OS. Now a new video has surfaced showing the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition running Android Lollipop, hinting that we might be seeing Android versions of BlackBerry’s existing models.

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BlackBerry Venice renders further fuel Android rumors

BlackBerry Venice renders further fuel Android rumors

BlackBerry has been rumored to be doing many things, but one rumor that just won't die. And that's BlackBerry making Android phones. While the Canadian tech company has just formally made a partnership with rival Android, that one revolved around software and enterprise environments, leaving the question of a BlackBerry Android smartphone still open. This latest info still falls under the realm of unofficial sources, of course, though it does seem to add just a bit of credence to the rumors by showing how software on the Android device would be like.

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BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition revealed, so very shiny

BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition revealed, so very shiny

If you were one of the many doubters in the lifespan of BlackBerry over the past few years, you might want to check yourself. Revealing a new edition of the BlackBerry Passport this morning, BlackBerry has once again proven themselves a company that - believe it or not - isn't going anywhere fast. They might not be one of the top smartphone makers for sales at the moment, but darn it all if they can't continue shipping smartphones - big, boxy smartphones that match the size of your real passport.

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BlackBerry ready to drop smartphones if things don’t improve

BlackBerry ready to drop smartphones if things don’t improve

Is BlackBerry ready to concede defeat, something that pundits have been waiting for it to do for years now? In a way, yes, but it isn't a blanket statement. CEO John Chen did admit that it was willing stop making smartphones if things don't change for the better, referring to the company's sliding revenues. However, there are still other options available to it that doesn't require completely scrapping their hardware business, though Chen also admits that it would be only under the most ideal cases.

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