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BlackBerry Mercury – BlackBerry KEYone

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BlackBerry Mercury will be launched in a few hours time and it is apparent that it will not be following the BlackBerry DTEK naming convention – but rather it will be named BlackBerry KEYone. BlackBerry are best known for its keyboard and unique designs and BlackBerry KEYone is the next device inline to sport the physical keyboard. Unfortunately (for some), BlackBerry is not the main manufacturer for the devices anymore, and future devices, since DTEK line up is now made in China, by TCT communications.

PS: TCT is a new US-based company but it’s owned by TCL, which is the Chinese manufacturer behind the Alcatel phones. Continue reading

BlackBerry Mercury Set To Launch on 25 February

BlackBerry DTEK50 vs Mercury vs DTEK60

BlackBerry seems to have set February 25, around the Mobile World Congress (MWC) period, as the day for the BlackBerry Mercury launch. In case you have not heard, the BlackBerry Mercury is supposedly the last BlackBerry to be designed ‘in-house’ and will come with the much loved physical keyboard. The device itself is a mid-range device though, and once launched, it should be generally available, either for sale or pre-order like the previous 2 DTEK’s. Continue reading

BlackBerry and TCL Signs Licensing Deal for Software and Branding

BlackBerry DTEK series smartphones

Since the DTEK series was released, namely DTEK50 and DTEK60 to date, these 2 devices have been manufactured by a new manufacturer (relatively for BlackBerry devices), TCL. Now, BlackBerry and TCL have now officially announced they have entered a long-term licensing agreement wherein BlackBerry will license its security software and service suite, as well as related brand assets to TCL Communication who will design, manufacture, sell and provide customer support for BlackBerry-branded mobile devices. In addition, TCL will manage all sales and distribution and serve as a global distributor of new BlackBerry-branded mobile devices along with dedicated sales teams. What happens to Ingramm Micro for now, remains to be seen. Continue reading

Review + Giveaway: BlackBerry Mobile Power 12600

BlackBerry MP12600

When the BlackBerry Priv first came out, BlackBerry too released a series of accessories including the BlackBerry MP12600 and BlackBerry Rapid Charger (RC-1500). Today, we will be looking at the former, the BlackBerry Mobile Power 12600. This is essentially a large powerbank, and it is BlackBerry’s largest to date at 12,600 mAh and able to provide substantial juice for any device. Continue reading

BlackBerry OS 10.3.3 Officially Receives NIAP Certification

BlackBerry 10 Devices

Whilst BlackBerry OS 10.3.3 has been floating aorund for the last few days already (we have updated the changelog today too!), now BlackBerry has finally announced it. Apparently, what was really holding the BlackBerry OS 10.3.3 back, according to BlackBerry earlier, was the NIAP certification. Now that OS 10.3.3 is out, BlackBerry also announces that it has now been awarded the National Information Assurance Partnership certification. Continue reading

BlackBerry Rolls out December Update for BlackBerry Devices Powered By Android

BlackBerry December Update

Its December and with all the goodies from last week, here’s another. This time, its the December Security patch for the BlackBerry Devices powered by Android, which includes BlackBerry Priv, DTEK50 and DTEK60. Unfortunately, at this point of time, BlackBerry Priv sets from AT&T seems to be getting it first, whilst the rest should be slowly receiving yours over the course of the week. Continue reading

Here’s The BlackBerry Mercury First Leak?

BlackBerry Mercury's First Leak?

Right after BlackBerry 10 gets some love in OS updates and the android series getting application updates, here comes news for the BlackBerry’s next device – the BlackBerry Mercury. The BlackBerry Mercury is said to be BlackBerry’s last ‘in-house‘ designed device, and is the next physical keyboard based device. In addition, it is also said to be a mid-range android device with fingerprint sensor on it. Continue reading

BlackBerry Android Applications Updated

BlackBerry Android Apps update

On the heels of the BlackBerry 10 OS update, here comes the update(s) for the BlackBerry devices powered by Android. In the Play Store on BlackBerry Priv, DTEK50 and DTEK60, you should be getting a list of updates for the BlackBerry apps. These includes the BlackBerry Hub, BBM, BlackBerry Calender, BlackBerry Hub+ services, Keyboard, Launcher, Password Keeper, Contacts, Notes and Tasks. Continue reading