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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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BlackBerry CEO: We’ll still make phones

BlackBerry CEO: We’ll still make phones

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has been forced to respond to suggestions that the smartphone company is looking to sell off its device business, insisting that making BlackBerry handsets - including using a physical keyboard - is still on the agenda. Replying to claims yesterday that BlackBerry was considering walking away from the devices division, Chen said that his comments on the matter had been "taken out of context."

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BlackBerry CEO says company will exit handset business if it remains in red

BlackBerry CEO says company will exit handset business if it remains in red

BlackBerry has been struggling for years in the smartphone realm after its handsets quickly fell out of popularity in the face of rivals like Android devices and the iPhone. BlackBerry began to lose its government and business accounts and has found it hard to compete in the current market. Considering the company’s dire fortunes, you might think that it would be out to sell devices through any company that it can work with.

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T-Mobile CEO gives BlackBerry users reasons to stay [UPDATE]

T-Mobile CEO gives BlackBerry users reasons to stay [UPDATE]

BlackBerry might have practically cut its ties with T-Mobile, but the carrier is definitely not willing to let go of its customers. In an open letter to the BlackBerry Loyal, T-Mobile CEO John Legere tries to assure owners of continued support, as well as reasons not to jump ship just yet.

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BlackBerry cuts licensing partnership with T-Mobile

BlackBerry cuts licensing partnership with T-Mobile

It might sound like a headline worthy of April Fools, but BlackBerry is a company that can hardly afford such a joke. The embattled smartphone maker has just announced that come April 25, it will no longer renew its license agreement with T-Mobile that allows the carrier to sell BlackBerry devices.

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BlackBerry BBTV images surface years after project was killed

BlackBerry BBTV images surface years after project was killed

For a bunch of years, BlackBerry was one of the most popular makers of smartphones out there. Things started to turn on Blackberry when the iPhone launched and suddenly BlackBerry devices were old and boring in the eyes of many users. Back in 2011, a project rumor was making the rounds focusing on a new offering from BlackBerry.

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BlackBerry to add sponsored content in channels, no ads coming to BBM chat

BlackBerry to add sponsored content in channels, no ads coming to BBM chat

BlackBerry is plugging away trying to survive in the smartphone market as we speak. The company still has a large number of ardent fans out there, but for the most part people are moving away from the BlackBerry devices and towards iPhones and Android devices. That means BlackBerry is out to find new ways to make profits.

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Ford: Ditching Microsoft for BlackBerry isn’t a done-deal

Ford: Ditching Microsoft for BlackBerry isn’t a done-deal

Ford has denied ditching Microsoft for BlackBerry's QNX to power its new in-car infotainment systems, though pointing out that it is "not married" to Microsoft and suggesting that the field is open for who might supply the next-gen tech it's currently working on. Rumors that Microsoft had been shown the door broke over the weekend, with suggestions that the SYNC system Ford used in millions of car dashboards had seen a steep fall in user-satisfaction.

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Smartphone growth slowing warns IDC (and emerging markets aren’t helping)

Smartphone growth slowing warns IDC (and emerging markets aren’t helping)

The explosive growth of smartphones will slow over the next four years, IDC analysts predict, with Android dominating in bulk but iOS making the most money from each handset buyer. Emerging markets, though adding to the smartphone count in numbers in 2014, IDC suggests, will still leave high-end devices struggling to find as many buyers as before. "New markets for growth bring different rules to play by" IDC's Ryan Reith says, "and 'premium' will not be a major factor in the regions driving overall market growth."

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