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BlackBerry KEYone Receives Plenty of Praises at MWC 2017

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BlackBerry Mobile & TCL just unveiled and released the next BlackBerry Device – BlackBerry KEYone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017. In just this few days span, it has garnered pretty much a lot of attention to itself ranging from its innovative keyboard to it being the first device to be sold officially under as BlackBerry Mobile, by TCL. That said, with more than 5 accolades for it, here is the list! Continue reading

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