CES 2018: BlackBerry announces bronze, dual SIM version of KEYone

Building upon the global launch of the award-winning BlackBerry KEYone and the introduction of BlackBerry Motion more recently to select markets, TCL Communication - which owns the BlackBerry and Alcatel brands - has used CES 2018 to announce additional models in 2018. This begins with an an all-new colour variant and dual SIM version of BlackBerry KEYone – Bronze Edition –…

CES 2018: Alcatel goes with Full Vision 18:9 displays across all new product ranges

TCL, which owns the TCL, Alcatel and Blackberry brands, has used CES 2018 to preview a new 'smartphone philosophy and product portfolio direction' for the company’s Alcatel business unit. Featuring re-imagined product designs and features that it claims will modernise Alcatel’s 2018 smartphones, it promises to become one of the first smartphone companies to bring…

New 4G phones launching at Mobile World Congress

  Annual trade show Mobile World Congress (MWC) takes place in  Barcelona, Spain between February 27 and March 2, 2017. This year sees a focus on upcoming smart phones as well as other technology devices. In addition to high profile product launches from most of the big manufacturers, visitors can also expect to catch a…

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…

Why would Samsung want to buy Blackberry for $7.5bn?

There's a rumour doing the rounds today about how Samsung has apparently approached Blackberry about buying the firm for around $7.5bn. Since the rumour emerged, and the Blackberry stock price shot up, Blackberry has since denied that talks have taken place. Though that said - it does raise what would certainly be an interesting development…

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…

Blackberry Classic is official – and available now in the USA

We knew it was coming - but Blackberry has finally made it all official. The Blackberry Classic is the latest phone from the troubled smartphone maker and takes its inspiration from the past - retaining a physical keyboard - whilst boosting the insides to compete with modern devices. The phone, which runs the Blackberry 10…

Blackphone launching a “privacy focused” app store

Blackphone is hoping to lure business users with promises of a more secure app store, it has emerged. According to The Guardian, the store which will launch in January will carry out a higher degree of vetting on potential apps - checking that they actually do what they say they will. This means that if…

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…