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BlackBerry KEYone successor “Athena” renders leak out

BlackBerry KEYone successor “Athena” renders leak out

If you thought that BlackBerry, technically TCL, was done with QWERTY phones, then this latest leak might prove you wrong. Provided it’s accurate, of course. Renders of what is allegedly called the BlackBerry “Athena” have just popped up, suggesting that the phone maker is going to give the classic BlackBerry feature one more try, despite mediocre, though not exactly bad, market performance. It does seem, however, that the BlackBerry “KEYtwo” will at least be adopting modern smartphone trends while fortunately keeping one other classic feature.

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BlackBerry sues Snap, says it violated half a dozen patents

BlackBerry sues Snap, says it violated half a dozen patents

Less than a month after going after Facebook over alleged copyright infringement, BlackBerry is back with another lawsuit, this time taking Snap to task. As with last month's lawsuit, BlackBerry has accused Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, of infringing upon some of its messaging patents, in this case half a dozen that were issued from 2012 to 2014. Two of those six patents are part of BlackBerry's legal action against Facebook.

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BlackBerry Smartphone Fan League rewards praise on social media

BlackBerry Smartphone Fan League rewards praise on social media

BlackBerry is hoping to drum up new customers by turning existing handset owners into its biggest fans. The company has launched a new fan club of sorts, a new social campaign that'll reward "superfans" for sharing BB-related content on social media. Users who participate in challenges through the campaign will be given points that can be redeemed for a chance at prizes.

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BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram over mobile messaging patents

BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram over mobile messaging patents

BlackBerry is going after Facebook, as well as its Instagram and WhatsApp companies, for alleged patent infringement. The company filed a lawsuit against the social media platforms today, accusing them of developing mobile apps that infringe on BlackBerry's "mobile messaging intellectual property." A spokesperson for BlackBerry claims the company has spent "several years" in talks with Facebook over the alleged IP infringement, apparently without any progress in the matter.

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BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition arrives in US via Best Buy, Amazon

BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition arrives in US via Best Buy, Amazon

BlackBerry fans in the US can now purchase the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition variant from two major retailers, giving them access to the same model that started rolling out in other markets last year. We saw the KEYone Black Edition start its wider rollout back in September 2017, heading first to India and later on to Europe and the Middle East with other markets in the pipeline. The US market, however, hadn't been mentioned at the time, leaving consumers wondering when or if they'd get access to the handset.

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BlackBerry World paid apps removal scheduled for April 1

BlackBerry World paid apps removal scheduled for April 1

BlackBerry is alerting developers that it will be removing paid apps from its BlackBerry World app store starting on April 1. It's the latest move away from the BlackBerry 10 platform -- though BlackBerry World isn't going away, it will be switching to a free-only library, leaving little of interest for the few remaining BB10 users out there.

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MWC 2018 preview: Galaxy S9, Huawei, Sony and more

MWC 2018 preview: Galaxy S9, Huawei, Sony and more

Mobile World Congress 2018 should reveal new hardware products from a variety of big names in mobile smart devices. This event is a trade show fun by GSMA, and it's the place where some of the most important smart devices of the year are launched. Did I mention devices? Today I'm going to run down the basics in what we expect from MWC at the tail end of this month.

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BlackBerry Motion durability test has a happy, icky ending

BlackBerry Motion durability test has a happy, icky ending

BlackBerry’s return to the stage has not been without its share of drama. The Canadian company practically handed over the smartphone-making to licensees like TCL, preferring to say in the software arena instead. The TCL-made phones had mixed reception, somewhat befitting their inconsistent styles and build qualities. And from the BlackBerry PRIV to the KEYone, these newer ‘Berries fared imperfectly under JerryRigEverything’s durability test. Fortunately, the latest and so far last BlackBerry, the Motion, has a somewhat different story to tell.

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BlackBerry KEYone price drops finally

BlackBerry KEYone price drops finally

It’s been a while since we’ve heard of any big news about BlackBerry’s phones. And while there still isn’t any new one coming to the US, this latest tidbit might still be big for the BlackBerry faithful. If you’ve given up hope that the BlackBerry Motion will ever come to the US any time soon or don’t even care for its all-screen design, then the BlackBerry KEYone might still be your best bet. Especially now that it has had a large chunk of its price chopped off.

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BlackBerry Jarvis automotive software security scanning platform unveiled

BlackBerry Jarvis automotive software security scanning platform unveiled

BlackBerry has announced a new software cybersecurity product called BlackBerry Jarvis. The product was announced at the North American International Automotive Show in Detroit by company CEO John Chen. Jarvis, at least initially, will be marketed at automakers, which BlackBerry says have "complex software supply chains" with use cases in which Jarvis has solutions.

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BlackBerry promises 2 new phones plus Motion US launch details

BlackBerry promises 2 new phones plus Motion US launch details

2018 should be a busy year for BlackBerry, with with the company promising two new smartphones in addition to at least one new special-edition. The phone-maker, now owned by TCL, is playing details of the upcoming range refresh close to its chest, but we do now a few tidbits at the very least.

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BlackBerry and Baidu team up on Apollo driverless cars

BlackBerry and Baidu team up on Apollo driverless cars

You might not have a BlackBerry in your pocket any more, but it may well be powering your self-driving car, at least if Baidu has any say in the matter. The Chinese behemoth has inked a deal with BlackBerry to make QNX the heart of its autonomous driving open platform, Apollo.

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