Category: Blackberry

Shining a light on Blackberry Aurora

The Blackberry Aurora Effect Hot off the heels of the Blackberry KEYone finally being announced this year at MWC 17, news of another Blackberry handset has broken: the Blackberry Aurora. As with most things to do with the once-great smartphone giant, the handset is interesting. Or, rather, the …

BlackBerry Mercury appears ahead of MWC

This is your first look at the new BlackBerry handset which is heading to Barcelona next week. The traditional QWERTY BlackBerry keyboard is at the bottom and this device, known simply as the “Mercury” right now, will appear on February 25th. It’s expected to run Android and was …

Blackberry to make one more physical keyboard device

It’s no real surprise that when to comes to mobile devices with physical keyboards, Blackberry were the industry leaders. But despite this the company slowly declined, beginning with the company ending the use their own Operating System, and then not even producing devices, but using rebranded TCL devices (well hello, …

BlackBerry announce their second Android device

BlackBerry, one of the past greats of smartphones, have just announced the DTEK50. This will be their second device running Android after the (also appallingly named) Priv. The Priv was a first for the company – it was the first to run Android rather than its proprietary BB10. Whilst it …

Blackberry to launch two more Android handsets

Well it’s looks like the death knell is well and truly ringing for the Blackberry OS, following a sales fall of almost $200m in the three months to the end of February. Further bad news included the announcement that Facebook and its WhatsApp messaging service will no longer …

Facebook joins WhatsApp in leaving BlackBerry

If you’ve got a BlackBerry then you’ll already know that WhatsApp is dropping off your phone. Now, WhatsApp owner Facebook is off too. You’ll need to use the website from now on as support from Facebook is to end. The company state that.. While these mobile devices have …

BlackBerry has reaffirmed their security credentials

BlackBerry have been forced to defend the encryption that protects their devices following claims from various government agencies in particular after the recent report from the Dutch police. The Dutch police force claim they managed to decrypt messages on BlackBerry devices which used PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) encryption. …

Blackberry Priv pre-order now live

The day has arrived for Blackberry fans (all 10 of you). You can now pre-order the newest Blackberry… the Blackberry Priv. We have been tracking this one with a lot of interest here at CSP Towers. If you’re wanting to get one ordered, then head over to our friends …

Blackberry Priv official!

Who’d have thought it, a desirable Blackberry? Well, that is exactly what has happened with the newly announced Blackberry Priv. This one has been in the pipeline for some time now, and it’s got a few of us at CoolSmartPhone Towers rather flustered. We have written about it …

Blackberry Priv by John Chen.

It’s no secret that Blackberry’s hardware and build quality are second to none, but as of late the manufacturer has lost its “mojo” and sales continue to falter. This has been blamed on Blackberry’s own OS (Now at Blackberry OS 10.3.2), recent devices like the Blackberry Passport won …

Blackberry’s Android powered ‘Venice’ becomes ‘Priv’

This Android powered Blackberry seems to have been teetering on the edge of existence for a while now. First someone caught wind that it was in the works. They spoke of a Blackberry built, Android powered QWERTY slider. It certainly sparked my interest. Then there were small video …

Android shown running on a BlackBerry Passport

Ah, the BlackBerry Passport. A seemingly bold (geddit?) handset from a company on the way out. However, what if BlackBerry were cooking up a slightly different model? With Android on it instead? It’d look something like this wouldn’t it? (Forward to around 5 minutes in) No, I couldn’t …

BlackBerry Passport – Review

The idea that a keyboard makes you more productive has been an underlying ethos for BlackBerry devices for a while now. The thought being that you spend most of the day bashing buttons on a laptop or desktop keyboard so why not do it on your phone. Previous …

BlackBerry Passport – Initial Hands On

Over the years I’ve played about with a variety of phones running fledging mobile OS’s. Be it Windows Phone, BlackBerry OS, Firefox OS or even Ubuntu Phone. For the last week or so I’ve been using the BlackBerry Passport and I’m loving it. The BlackBerry Passport is a …

BlackBerry Classic in white is now available

Last year BlackBerry went back to their roots. Updating and modernising a classic, the BlackBerry Classic took the best bits of the Bold 9900 and mixed it with their modern OS. Well now it’s available in white, for all those discerning die hard BlackBerry users who just have …

ShopBlackberry.com sale now on

BlackBerrys online store is having a sale across almost the entire range of BB10 phones and if you were thinking of experimenting in the Blackberry world then this is definitely the time! I really, really like the BlackBerry 10 Operating System. It is smooth, speedy, the BlackBerry Hub …

Blackberry financial results show growth

Remember Blackberry? The business phone maker that got absolutely huge when smartphones got cheap enough for everyone under 18 to own and then went out of fashion with the youths? They’re still around and on Friday their Q4 financial results were announced to the effect that they are …

Vodafone will sell the BlackBerry Classic very soon

BlackBerry keep on plugging away at the market, releasing phone after phone after phone. The latest is a mixture of the old style of BlackBerry and the new style, aptly called BlackBerry Classic. Basically you get all of the fancy swipey BB10 OS with the capability of installing …

Blackberry Passport announced, available to buy in the UK

Blackberry, the phone company that just refuses to go away no matter what its critics say, today announced their latest and greatest premium handset; the Blackberry Passport. It’s big, it’s square, it’s unashamedly biased towards work, not play and the smartphone world is collectively asking itself ‘Does anybody …