OnwardMobility confirms it is shutting down, ending its plans for BlackBerry 5G Android smartphone with physical keyboard

After reports about OnwardMobility losing the licence to use the BlackBerry name and branding, the company today confirmed that it will be shutting down, and will no longer be proceeding with the development of the BlackBerry 5G phone with a physical keyboard. Continue reading “OnwardMobility confirms it is shutting down, ending its plans for BlackBerry 5G Android smartphone with physical keyboard”

OnwardMobility’s plan to launch BlackBerry 5G phone reportedly dead

Last month, OnwardMobility, a US-based company that aimed to resurrect the BlackBerry smartphone after failed attempts, said that it would be bringing the 5G enterprise smartphone soon. Continue reading “OnwardMobility’s plan to launch BlackBerry 5G phone reportedly dead”

OnwardMobility says it is not dead; BlackBerry 5G Android smartphone with physical keyboard to launch soon

Back in 2020 OnwardMobility signed an agreement with BlackBerry and FIH Mobile Limited, a subsidiary of Foxconn, to sell new smartphones starting with a 5G BlackBerry Android smartphone with a physical keyboard in 2021. However, this did not  happen. When everyone thought that the company is dead, OnwardMobility has announced that it is still planning to launch its smartphone soon. Continue reading “OnwardMobility says it is not dead; BlackBerry 5G Android smartphone with physical keyboard to launch soon”

BlackBerry 5G Android smartphone with physical keyboard is coming in 2021

Earlier this year BlackBerry announced that TCL Communication will stop selling BlackBerry-branded mobile devices from August 31, 2020 as the deal that was signed with TCL is coming to an end. Today a Texas-based startup OnwardMobility has signed an agreement with BlackBerry and FIH Mobile Limited, a subsidiary of Foxconn to sell new smartphones. Continue reading “BlackBerry 5G Android smartphone with physical keyboard is coming in 2021”

TCL will stop making BlackBerry smartphones from August 31, 2020

Back in 2016 BlackBerry signed a deal with China’s TCL Communication to give it exclusive rights to sell BlackBerry-branded phones in most countries after it ended all internal hardware development to focus on software development, including security and applications. Today the company has announced that starting August 31, 2020, TCL Communication will stop selling BlackBerry-branded mobile devices and has no further rights to design, manufacture or sell any new BlackBerry mobile devices. Continue reading “TCL will stop making BlackBerry smartphones from August 31, 2020”

BlackBerry opens BBM Enterprise for personal use as BBM consumer service is shutting down on May 31

BlackBerry today announced that it is making BBM Enterprise (BBMe), its enterprise-grade end-to-end encrypted messaging platform, available for individual use, as Indonesia-based Emtek who manages BBM for consumers has announced that it will shut down BBM consumer services on May 31, 2019. It said that users have moved on to other platforms, while new users proved difficult to sign on to BBM. Continue reading “BlackBerry opens BBM Enterprise for personal use as BBM consumer service is shutting down on May 31”

BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition announced at MWC 2019

BlackBerry introduced the KEY2  smartphone in Black and Silver colors back in June last year. This has similar specifications as the original KEY2, but comes with deep red Series 7 Aluminum frame, with black accents covering the textured back and the keys. It comes only in 6GB  RAM with 128GB storage variant.

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BlackBerry Key2 LE Review

Optiemus has launched the TCL-made BlackBerry KEY2 LE, a cheaper version of the KEY2 in India last month. It was introduced at the IFA in August and has a similar design as the BlackBerry KEY2. Is the BlackBerry Key2 LE worth the price at this competitive scenario? Check it out the review below to find out. Continue reading “BlackBerry Key2 LE Review”

BlackBerry KEY2 LE with 4.5-inch FHD+ 3:2 display, QWERTY keyboard, dual rear cameras launched in India for Rs. 29990

Optiemus has launched the TCL-made BlackBerry KEY2 LE, a cheaper version of the KEY2 in India. It was was introduced at the IFA in August and has a similar design as the BlackBerry KEY2 which includes 4.5-inch (1620 x 1080 pixels) display with minimized screen bezels, 4-row QWERTY physical backlit keyboard, fingerprint sensor built into the spacebar and redesigned chassis and also comes with the recently introduced Speed Key for a more customized universal shortcut experience, but this is powered by Snapdragon 636 with 4GB of RAM, different cameras and a 3,000mAh battery. Continue reading “BlackBerry KEY2 LE with 4.5-inch FHD+ 3:2 display, QWERTY keyboard, dual rear cameras launched in India for Rs. 29990”

BlackBerry Evolve with 5.99-inch FHD+ display, 13MP dual rear cameras to go on sale in India on October 10 exclusively on Amazon

Optiemus launched the BlackBerry Evolve and EvolveX smartphones in India in August. The EvolveX went on sale by end of August, and the company said that the Evolve will go on sale from mid-September, however after a slight delay, the phone will be available exclusively from Amazon.in on October 10 for Rs. 24,990.

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Facebook sues BlackBerry over patent infringement

Facebook Smart Speaker

Social networking giant Facebook has filed a 118-page complaint against BlackBerry Ltd in San Francisco federal court. As per the complaint, Facebook claimed that Blackberry of stealing its voice messaging technology and other patented technology as well.  Continue reading “Facebook sues BlackBerry over patent infringement”

BlackBerry KEY2 LE with 4.5-inch FHD+ 3:2 display, QWERTY keyboard, Snapdragon 636, dual rear cameras announced

TCL Communication has introduced BlackBerry KEY2 LE, a cheaper version of the KEY2 at the IFA.  It has a similar design as the BlackBerry KEY2 which includes 4.5-inch (1620 x 1080 pixels) display with minimized screen bezels, 4-row QWERTY physical backlit keyboard, fingerprint sensor built into the spacebar and redesigned chassis and also comes with the recently introduced Speed Key for a more customized universal shortcut experience,  but this is powered by Snapdragon 636 with 4GB of RAM, different cameras and a 3,000mAh battery.

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BlackBerry KEY2 LE with QWERTY keyboard, dual rear cameras expected to be announced on August 30 at IFA

TCL Communications has sent out invites for the launch of a new smartphone on August 30th at IFA, Berlin. The company is expected to introduce the KEY2 LE, a smaller version of its KEY2 smartphone. The smartphone surfaced in images last week, and the specifications of the smartphone were also revealed.

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BlackBerry KEY2 LE with 4.5-inch FHD+ 3:2 display, QWERTY keyboard, Snapdragon 636, dual rear cameras surface

BlackBerry KEY2 LE passed through the FCC last month, now a new image and specifications of the smartphone has surfaced online that reveals that it will feature a similar 4.5-inch (1620 x 1080 pixels) display with 3:2 aspect ratio, 4-row QWERTY physical backlit keyboard, fingerprint sensor built into the spacebar (sans keyboard trackpad functionality like the Key One and the KEY2) and Android 8.1 (Oreo), but this will be powered by Snapdragon 636 with 4GB of RAM, different cameras and a 3,000mAh battery. Continue reading “BlackBerry KEY2 LE with 4.5-inch FHD+ 3:2 display, QWERTY keyboard, Snapdragon 636, dual rear cameras surface”

BlackBerry Evolve with 5.99-inch FHD+ display, dual rear cameras, EvolveX with Snapdragon 660 launched in India for Rs. 24990 and Rs. 34990

Optiemus just launched the BlackBerry Evolve and EvolveX smartphones in India, as expected. Both the phones have a 5.99-inch Full HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, run Android 8.1 (Oreo) with secured DTEK app and feature a 16-megapixel front camera. The Evolve is powered by Snapdragon 450 with 4GB of RAM and dual 13-megapixel rear cameras, while the EvolveX is powered by Snapdragon 660 with 6GB of RAM, and has a 12-megapixel rear camera along with a secondary 13-megapixel camera with real-time  depth of field effect for portrait shots. Continue reading “BlackBerry Evolve with 5.99-inch FHD+ display, dual rear cameras, EvolveX with Snapdragon 660 launched in India for Rs. 24990 and Rs. 34990”