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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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WhatsApp just gave BlackBerry and Windows Phone an ultimatum

WhatsApp just gave BlackBerry and Windows Phone an ultimatum

WhatsApp has called time on BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8.0, confirming that it will cease supporting the smartphone platforms at the end of the year as it focuses its development attentions elsewhere. The decision won't mean instant death for the WhatsApp app on those platforms, but it does mean the end is in sight.

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BlackBerry PRIV reaches end of life, no more monthly updates

BlackBerry PRIV reaches end of life, no more monthly updates

Time flies, as they say, whether you’re having fun or not. It’s almost incredible, and by that, we mean “unbelievable”, that BlackBerry’s first fully Android smartphone has already passed its second birthday. And yet that is exactly the case with the somewhat odd BlackBerry Priv and its sliding keyboard. Sadly, that second birthday is usually a death sentence for smartphones and, as such, the Priv will no longer receive monthly security updates moving forward.

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BlackBerry app store closing after 2019, BB10 gets two years of support

BlackBerry app store closing after 2019, BB10 gets two years of support

While the BlackBerry name isn't much more than an afterthought in the Android market, users might be surprised to hear that some of the company's legacy mobile services are still around. Unfortunately for those still using them, BlackBerry has announced that they'll be shutting down over the next two years, including the platform's app store.

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BlackBerry KEYone gets a big Christmas discount

BlackBerry KEYone gets a big Christmas discount

Despite the rise of the iPhone and Android, BlackBerry is still chugging along. These days, it's TCL making phones under the BlackBerry brand, and one of its more recent releases is the BlackBerry KEYone. A smartphone for people who miss the days of traditional BlackBerry phones, one of the KEYone's biggest draws is the presence of a physical keyboard.

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