Blackberry announces “Leap” and “Slider”

Over at MWC, Blackberry has just announced a new handset. Blackberry Leap is a sleek attempt at doing a fully touchscreen phone again. It has a 5" display, 2800mAh battery and runs the Blackberry 10 OS. Whether it will make an impact remains to be seen, though could conceivably be attractive to business users who…

The Digest: Uber dodges regulators… and 5 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Uber dodges "covert" transport regulators by blocking mobile phones | Cnet "State transport regulators in Australia have gone undercover in an attempt to fine UberX drivers for ridesharing, but Uber has thwarted these attempts by blocking their mobile phones from accessing the service." [/nextpage] [nextpage title="Next"] Bitcoin value plummets as mining is no…

Blackberry Classic comes to Carphone Warehouse from today

Carphone Warehouse has announced that from today it is selling the Blackberry's big comeback phone. The Blackberry Classic is an attempt by the beleaguered Canadian company to follow in the footsteps of Michael Keaton, and revive its career after being mostly thought of as a relic of years gone by. Whilst it features modern conveniences…

BBM getting full Android Wear support

Blackberry has announced that it will be adding full support for Android Wear smartwatches to its BBM messenger service. In a blog post for the company, Jesse Ariss explained that new functionality will enable you to: - See who a new message is from and read it - Review and accept invites from would-be BBM…

Boeing and Blackberry reportedly creating a “self-destructing phone”

If there's one brand you probably don't want to associate with the words "self-destructing", it is probably Boeing - but that doesn't seem to have stopped the company from partnering with Blackberry to develop a super secure phone. According to The Telegraph, the phone will be designed for government agencies that need high levels of…

The Digest: Ford dumps Microsoft… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Ford dumps Microsoft for BlackBerry infotainment system | CNN "Ford is upgrading its infotainment system to make it more like a smartphone or tablet - and it is dumping its longtime software provider Microsoft as part of the change. Instead, Ford will use BlackBerry's QNX operating system for the new Sync 3 infotainment…

The Digest: Lenovo rumoured to be buying BlackBerry (again)… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning

[nextpage title="Next"] Industry rumours suggest Lenovo is looking to expand its smartphone operations by buying BlackBerry, says a report at ExpertReviews: "The rumours boosted share prices for BlackBerry this week, a much needed increase following lukewarm reception to the company's Passport smartphone earlier in the year. BlackBerry handsets used to be widely used by business…

BlackBerry Passport asks: is it hip to be square?

BlackBerry, as a company, has been in trouble for some time - but it clearly hopes that its new phone, the Passport, can turn its fortunes around. According to recent sales figures, only one in 100 smartphone owners in the US uses a BlackBerry, and the company itself admits that its older handsets are outselling…

Blackberry Q20 looks familiar in leaked photos

Images of Blackberry's latest offering has appeared on China's Weibo network (think Twitter but with more state censorship) and it looks... rather familiar. The Blackberry Q20 is to be part of the company's recovery strategy. After having a disastrous few years, the company is gambling that some mobile users would prefer the familiarity of a…