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BlackBerry Leap Mid-Market Smartphone Launched, to Replace Z3

BlackBerry unveiled a new mid-market smartphone on Tuesday dubbed the BlackBerry Leap that is set to replace the Z3 device launched a year ago, in a move to woo buyers in certain emerging markets where BlackBerry still has a fairly large client base. The Waterloo, Ontario-based company said the phone, unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, would ... Read More »

BBM for Android Hits 100 Million Downloads on Google Play

BlackBerry, on Wednesday announced that its popular BBM messaging app for Android has touched the milestone of 100 million downloads or installs since its launch on the platform in October 2013. The firm added that around 65 percent of the total 2.4 million reviews for the app were positive and were rated 5-star. “Of course, Android is just one of ... Read More »

BlackBerry Wins Dismissal of US Lawsuit Over BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry Ltd on Friday won the dismissal of a US lawsuit accusing it of fraudulently inflating its stock price by painting a misleadingly upbeat picture of the prospects for its BlackBerry 10 smartphone line. US District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan said the plaintiffs failed to show that BlackBerry and top officials materially misled them in touting how well customers ... Read More »

BlackBerry Launches Secure Tablet Based on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S 10.5

Seeking to extend its range of secure mobile devices, BlackBerry Ltd said on Saturday it was launching a high-security tablet, developed with International Business Machines Corp and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. The SecuTABLET, based on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and being presented by BlackBerry unit Secusmart at tech fair CeBIT 2015 in Germany, reflects the Canadian company’s stress on ... Read More »

BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9983 Graphite Premium Smartphone Launched

BlackBerry has expanded its premium smartphone range with the launch of the Porsche Design P’9983 Graphite. The new premium QWERTY smartphone is a variant of the Porsche Design P’9983 smartphone that waslaunched last year. The company has announced that the BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9983 Graphitesmartphone will be available from Porsche Design stores, select carriers and retailers across the world in ... Read More »

BlackBerry Z3, BlackBerry Z30 Price in India Slashed

BlackBerry has slashed prices of the BlackBerry Z3 and BlackBerry Z30 touchscreen smartphones in India. According to information received by NDTV Gadgets, BlackBerry Z3 will now be available at Rs. 13,990, a price cut of Rs. 2,000. The BlackBerry Z3 (Review | Pictures) was launched in June last year at Rs. 15,990 and this is the first time that the ... Read More »

BlackBerry Reports Fiscal Q4 Net Profit of $28 Million

BlackBerry Ltd posted better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Friday, offering signs its turnaround efforts may be beginning to gain traction, but a larger-than-expected drop in revenue worried investors. The stock seesawed in premarket trading, reflecting the mixed investor sentiment. The stock initially rose sharply, then fell into negative territory. It was up 4.8 percent at $9.75 at 8 a.m. EDT (1200 ... Read More »

BlackBerry to Buy WatchDox to Bolster Data Security

BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it is acquiring privately-held US tech company WatchDox, which makes software that secures files, in a bid to further bolster its security credentials. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The WatchDox software, which is being used by some of the world’s largest federal agencies, private equity firms, and a slew of major Hollywood studios, ... Read More »

In India, Turning to Smartphones and Apps to Rid the Streets of Garbage

If you were concerned about garbage on your street in India, here’s what you might do: Snap a photo of the trash on your cellphone, then send it via WhatsApp to the smartphone of the garbage police. Khaki-clad officers would rush over to order a cleanup. City officials would fine the offender, and maybe reward you, too. That’s an ideal ... Read More »

Pitch Perfect: Mobile Makers, Telcos Drawn to Hi-Res Audio

Mostly young, male audiophiles throng a Singapore hotel ballroom, intently assessing headphones, earbuds and in-ear monitors – priced from $50 to as much as $10,000. Alongside are banks of dedicated digital audio players (DAPs), with an entire wall of the expo showcasing the king of DAPs: iriver. Less than five years ago, the South Korean firm was staring at bankruptcy, ... Read More »