BlackBerry Plans to Release an Android Smartphone: Rumor

BlackBerry Plans to Release an Android Smartphone: Rumor

BlackBerry’s business is slowly recovering, as the company has ended the fourth quarter of 2014 on a $28 million profit. However, it was the company’s software division which played a major role in the revenue increase, and not its hardware division. And while this shift of strategy is good for the company, it’s not helping it recover its iconic image of a reputable […]

     
 
 

First Impressions: BlackBerry Leap: The Z3, with More Muscle?

First Impressions: BlackBerry Leap: The Z3, with More Muscle?

Most people might identify the brand very strongly with the enterprise loving executive, but the fact is that for an all too brief time, BlackBerry did get a slice of mainstream glory, courtesy the surprisingly affordable (well, for its time) Curve 8520. It even spurred the company to make fun of its core crowd in the now (in)famous BlackBerry Boys […]

 
     
 
 

BlackBerry’s Virtual SIM Brings 9 Numbers on a Single SIM Card, Comes to India this Year

BlackBerry’s Virtual SIM Brings 9 Numbers on a Single SIM Card, Comes to India this Year

BlackBerry is still trying to increase sales numbers for its handsets, but earnings reports pointed out that the lion’s share of their revenue actually comes from their services division. This, among other things, has prompted the company to restructure itself as an enterprise and security company, and chances are that they’ll be able to bring profits back with this new strategy. […]

     
 
 

Review: Classic Cut? The BlackBerry Classic Q&A

Review: Classic Cut? The BlackBerry Classic Q&A

We have spent some time with the BlackBerry Classic, and must confess that we have been besieged by questions about it. So we decided to do our review in a Q&A format. Feel free to point out the questions we have failed to answer. The Passport was called so because its shaped resembled that of a US Passport. Why is […]

 
     
 
 

Key Tales – The QWERTY Story: Four BlackBerry Iconic Keyboards Compared!

Key Tales – The QWERTY Story: Four BlackBerry Iconic Keyboards Compared!

“So just how good is the keyboard in the BlackBerry Classic? How different is it from the Passport/ Bold 9900/ Q10?” We wish we had a Dollar for every time someone asked us that pair of questions after seeing our first impressions of the BlackBerry Classic, the standard bearer of the ‘proper’ QWERTY keyboard brigade (Hint: we would have made […]

 
     
 
 

First Impressions: BlackBerry Classic: Well, Hello… Again!

First Impressions: BlackBerry Classic: Well, Hello… Again!

The more things change, the more they stay.. well, the same. You would be forgiven for thinking that when you clap eyes on the BlackBerry Classic. For after almost two years of going with a new look and concept, BlackBerry has returned to its roots – oh well, sort of anyway – with the Classic. No, contrary to some rumours, […]

 
     
 
 

BlackBerry Classic Launched in India for Rs.31,990 ($518)

BlackBerry Classic Launched in India for Rs.31,990 ($518)

BlackBerry is trying hard to keep its business afloat, and the best way to do it is by launching new devices that seem appealing to consumers even in these challenging times. And if the Canadian company was indeed innovative with the launch of the BlackBerry Passport, as my colleague Nimish was saying in a brilliant previous post, it has decided […]

     
 
 

BlackBerry’s Upcoming Z20 Rio Mid-Range Smartphone Leaked

BlackBerry’s Upcoming Z20 Rio Mid-Range Smartphone Leaked

Under new leadership and new ‘unusual’ products, BlackBerry seems to be slowly recovering from its downhill. And the right way to stay on this upwards trend is to keep launching new products, which is exactly what the Canadian company is doing. The company announced the BlackBerry Z10 at the beginning of 2013 and the Z30 in early fall the same year and […]

     
 
 

BlackBerry Classic: BlackBerry Falls Back to the Old Guard

BlackBerry Classic: BlackBerry Falls Back to the Old Guard

Almost two hundred years back, in the Battle of Waterloo, in spite of knowing that defeat is almost certain, Napoleon’s best soldiers, the ones that had served him the longest, the Imperial Guard, storm into the battlefield. Trying against all odds to turn the tide. Admiring their courage, an English general stopped his soldiers from firing at them and riding […]

     
 
 

BlackBerry Passport Review: Type ‘P’ for Productivity?

BlackBerry Passport Review:  Type ‘P’ for Productivity?

We had written earlier on how the Passport was the first device from BlackBerry in ages (perhaps even the first ever) to elicit curiosity from passers by. And there is no doubt that if one were to line up all handsets in its price point, the BlackBerry Passport would stick out. Quite simply because there has never ever been anything […]