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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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Grab this BlackBerry KEYone Best Buy discount while it’s hot

Grab this BlackBerry KEYone Best Buy discount while it’s hot

Android users might have been distracted by the shiny new Google Pixel 2 or even the “intelligent” Huawei Mate 10, but let’s not forget some phones that, while just a wee bit older, might offer just as much or even more. One such model is the BlackBerry KEYone, so far the last QWERTY Android phone in the market. While not exactly the strongest link in this year’s chain, it offers a few special features that might make it worth its price. Especially now that, for 24 hours only, the phone will be available $50 cheaper on Best Buy.

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BlackBerry Motion breaks cover, all screen, no keyboard

BlackBerry Motion breaks cover, all screen, no keyboard

The somewhat odd BlackBerry KEYone might have been the last of a dying breed. Although not exactly the first made by TCL, it is the first BB phone to be openly advertised as such. It is also the last BB phone, so far, to sport BlackBerry's iconic QWERTY keyboard. That image may have just been reinforced by the fact that the new BlackBerry Motion, previously codenamed "Krypton", is more your traditional Android smartphone, all screen and no special tricks up its sleeves.

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BlackBerry Krypton leaks as TCL prepares all-touch Android

BlackBerry Krypton leaks as TCL prepares all-touch Android

BlackBerry's resurgence at the hands of TCL continues, and though the KEYone has given physical keyboard fans something to tap at, there's also a full-touch device in the works. That's the phone currently known as the BlackBerry Krypton, though so far we've had little in the way of leaks or whispers about what it might look like. Still, that's changed with a sneaky pre-announcement photo that has emerged this week.

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