BlackBerry KEY2 with 4.5-inch FHD+ 3:2 display, QWERTY keyboard, Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM, 12MP dual rear cameras, Speed Key announced

BlackBerry just announced its latest smartphone that was codenamed ‘Athena’ as KEY2 at an event in New York City, as it had promised.  It has a 4.5-inch (1620 x 1080 pixels) display with 3:2 aspect ratio and has a 4-row QWERTY physical backlit keyboard with keys that respond to touch gestures, support for flick typing, up to 52 customizable shortcuts and the fingerprint sensor is built into the spacebar as the predecessor, but the keys are 20% bigger with same footprint, has a matte finish and new dedicated key called ‘Speed key’ that lets you launch apps by pressing the key and the letter assigned to the app. Continue reading “BlackBerry KEY2 with 4.5-inch FHD+ 3:2 display, QWERTY keyboard, Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM, 12MP dual rear cameras, Speed Key announced”

BlackBerry KEY2 complete specifications surface – Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM, 12MP dual rear cameras [ Update: Price]

Update: Now we have the price of the smartphone. According to @evleaks it will cost $649 (Rs. 43,520 approx.) in the U.S. €649 (US$ 763 / Rs. 51,200 approx.) in UK,  £579 (US$ 777 / Rs. 52,122  approx.) in Europe and $829 (US$ 640 / Rs. 42,920  approx.) in Canada, which is costly compared to the KEY ONE. Continue reading “BlackBerry KEY2 complete specifications surface — Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM, 12MP dual rear cameras [ Update: Price]”

BlackBerry KEY2 press image surfaces ahead of announcement on June 7

BlackBerry recently confirmed that introduce its KEY2 at an event in New York City on June 7th as the successor to last year’s KEYone. We had already seen press renders of the phone back in April, thanks to @evleaks we have more press renders that shows the 4.5-inch display with the June 7th date, keyboard on the front, dual rear cameras on the back and textured back. Continue reading “BlackBerry KEY2 press image surfaces ahead of announcement on June 7”

BlackBerry ‘Ghost’ with bezel-less display said to launch in India soon [Update: Expected in Q3 with dual rear cameras]

Update: @evleaks now says that the phone will be released this Summer, which could be sometime in June or July. The phone is said to feature dual rear cameras with optical zoom, and low-light enhancement powered by dual rear cameras.

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BlackBerry KEY2 with 4.5-inch 3:2 display, QWERTY keyboard, dual-rear cameras to be announced on June 7

BlackBerry today announced that it will introduce its new smartphone codenamed ‘Athena’ as KEY2 at an event in New York on June 7th. This is the successor to last year’s KEYone  that was introduced at the MWC 2017. Recent TENAA certification revealed that this will have the same display and physical QWERTY keyboard, but most other specs will get an upgrade.

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BlackBerry Athena with QWERTY keyboard, Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM, dual-rear cameras, Android 8.1 gets certified

Back in February BlackBerry Athena was first spotted on Geekbench, through configuration files, and in European device registration databases. Earlier this month press renders of the phone surfaced, now the phone has been certified by TENAA in China with the model number BBF100-4 confirming the specifications of the phone, including a 4.5-inch (1620 x 1080 pixels) display with 3:2 aspect ratio and a 4-row QWERTY physical backlit keyboard with keys that should respond to touch gestures, support for flick typing, up to 52 customizable shortcuts and the fingerprint sensor is built into the spacebar, same as last year’s KEYone.

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BlackBerry Athena with Snapdragon 660, QWERTY keypad, dual-rear cameras surface in renders

Sometime back in February BlackBerry Athena was first spotted on Geekbench, through configuration files, and in European device registration databases. Today we have the first look at the BlackBerry Athena that is scheduled to launch sometime later this year.  Continue reading “BlackBerry Athena with Snapdragon 660, QWERTY keypad, dual-rear cameras surface in renders”

BlackBerry sues Snapchat over patented Messaging, Snap Maps and more

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After suing Facebook, BlackBerry is now after Snapchat creator Snap Inc. over patented Messaging, Snap Maps and more. BlackBerry Chief Executive Officer John Chen has been working to find additional sources of revenue as investors express concern over company’s growth.  Continue reading “BlackBerry sues Snapchat over patented Messaging, Snap Maps and more”

Microsoft and BlackBerry team up to introduce BlackBerry Enterprise BRIDGE

Microsoft and BlackBerry today announced a strategic partnership with an aim to offer enterprises a solution that will make it easy to integrate BlackBerry’s expertise in mobility and security with Microsoft’s cloud and productivity products. Continue reading “Microsoft and BlackBerry team up to introduce BlackBerry Enterprise BRIDGE”

BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram over patent infringement

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BlackBerry today announced that it is suing Facebook, and its subsidiaries; Instagram and WhatsApp under the ground that these apps copied features like unread count from BlackBerry’s proprietary and patent-protected Messenger app, known as BBM.  Continue reading “BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram over patent infringement”

BlackBerry Athena with Snapdragon 660, Luna and Uni smartphones surface

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BlackBerry is expected to launch at least three new phones this year, and the and they are currently code-named as Athena, Luna, and Uni. These smartphones over the past few weeks, have been making their appearance on Geekbench, through configuration files, and in European device registration databases. Continue reading “BlackBerry Athena with Snapdragon 660, Luna and Uni smartphones surface”

BlackBerry Jarvis transformational cybersecurity software announced

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BlackBerry in a keynote address at the North American International Automotive Show (NAIAS) announced Jarvis transformational cybersecurity software. The company says that it is initially marketing the solution to automakers whose complex software supply chains create compelling and urgent use cases that Jarvis can help solve today. Continue reading “BlackBerry Jarvis transformational cybersecurity software announced”

BlackBerry extends support for BB10 and BBOS to 2019, ends support for BlackBerry Priv

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BlackBerry has announced that it is extending support for BB10 and BBOS up to 2019 and the company also said that it will soon introduce a new trade-up program which will offer significant discounts and incentive for current BlackBerry users to upgrade to a new BlackBerry device. Continue reading “BlackBerry extends support for BB10 and BBOS to 2019, ends support for BlackBerry Priv”

BlackBerry and Qualcomm team up to develop automotive platforms for next-gen connected vehicles

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BlackBerry has partnered with Qualcomm to develop and produce automotive platforms for the next generation of connected vehicles. As a part of this non-exclusive deal, both the companies will combinedly develop and optimize select Qualcomm Technologies’ hardware platforms for Next-generation Vehicles. Continue reading “BlackBerry and Qualcomm team up to develop automotive platforms for next-gen connected vehicles”

BlackBerry loses dispute against Nokia, agrees to pay $137 million

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BlackBerry has announced that the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Court of Arbitration has ruled against the company in a contract dispute with Nokia Corporation and has agreed to pay $137 million.  Continue reading “BlackBerry loses dispute against Nokia, agrees to pay $137 million”