TCL teases BlackBerry Android smartphone with QWERTY keyboard, will be announced at MWC 2017

tcl-blackberry-phone

TCL Communication Technology (TCT) today shared its plans for an industry-first brand portfolio business model, which now enables the company to offer an entire suite of mobility products, including new BlackBerry smartphones. It also introduce a new BlackBerry smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard as rumored earlier, but it doesn’t have a name yet. Codenamed Mercury, TCL doesn’t want to reveal the specifications of the smartphone yet. Continue reading “TCL teases BlackBerry Android smartphone with QWERTY keyboard, will be announced at MWC 2017”

BlackBerry DTEK70 teased in official videos, press renders surface ahead of CES 2017 announcement

blackberry-dtek70-leak

Last month TCL announced that it will unveil new BlackBerry brand of smartphones at the CES 2017. Steve Cistulli, President and General Manager for TCL Communication, North America shared some teasers of the upcoming BlackBerry smartphone with a physical QWERTY keyboard. Now press shots of the phone have surfaced in China that shows a similar design as live images that had surfaced last month. Continue reading “BlackBerry DTEK70 teased in official videos, press renders surface ahead of CES 2017 announcement”

New BlackBerry smartphones made by TCL will be introduced at the CES 2017

BlackBerry already announced that it will end all internal hardware development and will outsource it to partners to focus on software development, including security and applications. Earlier this month it announced that it has signed a deal with China’s TCL Communication to give it exclusive rights to sell BlackBerry-branded phones in most countries. Continue reading “New BlackBerry smartphones made by TCL will be introduced at the CES 2017”

BlackBerry and TCL sign smartphone software and brand licensing deal

blackberry-dtek50_fonearena-011

BlackBerry already announced that it will end all internal hardware development and will outsource it to partners to focus on software development, including security and applications. Today has announced that it has signed a deal with China’s TCL Communication to give it exclusive rights to sell BlackBerry-branded phones in most countries, who had developed the DTEK50 and DTEK60. Continue reading “BlackBerry and TCL sign smartphone software and brand licensing deal”

BlackBerry Mercury Android smartphone with QWERTY keyboard surfaces in live images

blackberry-mercury

Specifications of a BlackBerry smartphone codenamed Mercury with a 4.5-inch 1080p screen with 3:2 aspect ratio and a physical QWERTY keyboard surfaced few months back. Now a live images of the smartphone has surfaced in China. According to image the phone’s screen seem bigger than 4.5-inches. Continue reading “BlackBerry Mercury Android smartphone with QWERTY keyboard surfaces in live images”

BlackBerry DTEK50 Review

blackberry-dtek50_fonearena-01

BlackBerry launched DTEK50 in India last month for Rs. 21990. It is the second Android smartphone from the company after the Priv. BlackBerry recently announced that it will stop in-house smartphone development and will outsource it to partners. The DTEK50 is also not made by BlackBerry. It is a rebranded Alcatel Idol 4 that was introduced at the MWC earlier this year. Along with almost stock Android experience, BlackBerry had added a lot of security features. Is the smartphone worth the price? Let us find out. Continue reading “BlackBerry DTEK50 Review”

WhatsApp to continue support for BlackBerry, including BlackBerry 10 till mid-2017

WhatsApp logo

A few months back, Facebook-owned WhatsApp decided to cease its support for the various operating system including BlackBerry, Nokia Symbian S60, Nokia S40 and much more by the end of 2016. Continue reading “WhatsApp to continue support for BlackBerry, including BlackBerry 10 till mid-2017”

BlackBerry DTEK60 Hands On Impressions and Photo Gallery

blackberry-dtek60-fonearena-3

BlackBerry today launched its two new Android smartphones in India – the DTEK50 and the DTEK60. The BlackBerry DTEK60 comes with high-end specifications and is priced at Rs. 46,990. BlackBerry is touting these devices for its mobile security features and claims that these are ‘World’s most secure Android smartphones’. Continue reading “BlackBerry DTEK60 Hands On Impressions and Photo Gallery”

BlackBerry DTEK50 Hands On Impressions and Photo Gallery

blackberry-dtek50-fonearena-15

BlackBerry today launched two new Android smartphones in India – the upper mid-range BlackBerry DTEK50 for Rs. 21,990 and the high-end BlackBerry DTEK60 for Rs. 46,990. The company has titled these two devices as ‘World’s most secure Android smartphones’. Continue reading “BlackBerry DTEK50 Hands On Impressions and Photo Gallery”

BlackBerry DTEK50 and DTEK60 Android smartphones launched in India for Rs. 21990 and Rs. 46990

blackberry-dtek60

BlackBerry just launched DTEK50 and DTEK60, its latest Android smartphones in India. The DTEK50 that was announced back in July and the DTEK60 was introduced last month. Both these have a 8-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash and run Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). The DTEK60 also has a fingerprint sensor. Continue reading “BlackBerry DTEK50 and DTEK60 Android smartphones launched in India for Rs. 21990 and Rs. 46990”

BlackBerry and Ford sign agreement for expanded use of QNX and security software in next-gen connected cars

ford-sync-3

BlackBerry’s QNX software already powers Ford’s SYNC 3 Infotainment system, and is found in 60 million cars from other carmakers. In a new agreement announced today, BlackBerry said that it will dedicate a team of engineers to work with Ford on expanding the use of the QNX Neutrino operating system, Certicom security technology, the QNX hypervisor, and QNX audio-processing software in developing the next generation of connected cars. Continue reading “BlackBerry and Ford sign agreement for expanded use of QNX and security software in next-gen connected cars”

BlackBerry DTEK60 with 5.5-inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM announced for $499

blackberry-dtek60

BlackBerry has officially announced the DTEK60, its latest flagship Android smartphone, few weeks after it announced that it will cease in-house smartphone production. It has a 5.5-inch Quad HD screen, is powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor, runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), has a 21-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, PDAF and a 8-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash. Continue reading “BlackBerry DTEK60 with 5.5-inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM announced for $499”

BlackBerry will stop in-house smartphone development, outsource it to partners

Blackberry Dual Slider

BlackBerry CEO John Chen today announcing the second fiscal quarter 2017 earnings confirmed that the company will end all internal hardware development and will outsource it to partners to focus on software development, including security and applications.  “This allows us to reduce capital requirements and enhance return on invested capital,” said the CEO. Continue reading “BlackBerry will stop in-house smartphone development, outsource it to partners”

BlackBerry DTEK60 press images surface, could go on sale from Oct 11 for CA$ 699

blackberry-dtek60-leak

BlackBerry DTEK60, the company’s top-end smartphone surfaced the official website recently confirming all the entire specifications of the smartphone. It recently passed through FCC and WiFi Alliance certification. Now the press images of the smartphone has surfaced on a German site. Continue reading “BlackBerry DTEK60 press images surface, could go on sale from Oct 11 for CA$ 699”