BlackBerry KEYone: A Bold Statement in Smartphones

Welcome to the BlackBerry KEYone. An impressively designed and distinctly different smartphone made for the individual, not the conformist.

You need a device that doesn't rely on a battery case to get you through the day. A device that keeps you more productive wherever you are, with a reimagined take on the physical keyboard: 52 customizable shortcuts and a fingerprint sensor for extra security. A rear Sony IMX378 Camera that takes incredibly detailed images in many lighting conditions; whether its for work or you're ...

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BlackBerry KEYone: Review Teaser

The BlackBerry KEYone is an incredible device; and despite the fact that we've been slightly more quiet than usual, we have a ton of amazing content coming your way over the next week focused on this device.

Don't mistake this for another attempt at the market, the KEYone is another bold device that will inspire a portfolio of new innovative devices in the coming months and years. From the keyboard that conforms to your typing; allowing you to launch key applications within seconds ...

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BlackBerry Signs Deal with Allied World Assurance Company

Sometimes brands need to remember where they came from in order to accelerate. This seems to be the story of BlackBerry. In the words of Chief Executive, John Chen, BlackBerry has gone “back to its roots”; as per the Financial Times. The company is focused on security software, servers and productivity tools.

A shift back to security and software seems wise as the theme of cyber security threats for unprotected smartphones intensifies. Governments rely heavily on the BlackBerry technology and all G7 countries use the ...

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BlackBerry Mobile Hits Instagram

 

Yesterday, BlackBerry Mobile expanded its social media reach by launching an account on the ubiquitous picture (and video) sharing platform, Instagram. They haven't shared a lot of photos yet (18 at the time of writing) but with the impending release of the KEYOne, surely that will change. Be sure to follow BlackBerry Mobile for photos of and by the KEYOne. 

 

This is a welcomed addition to the BlackBerry social media strategy, albeit this is done by BlackBerry Mobile (i.e. under the TCL ...

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BlackBerry Wins Settlement Against Qualcomm

BlackBerry announced today that it has won an arbitration hearing between it and chipset manufacturer Qualcomm.  This stems from the royalty fees paid to Qualcomm by BlackBerry for the use of its various chipsets in various BlackBerry devices.  On 20 April 2016, both sides agreed to arbitrate the dispute and between 27 February and 3 March 2017 the hearing was held. 

The announcement states that the arbitrator dictated approximately $815 million was the settlement.  Which equates to approximately $1.38 per fully ...

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Hands On: Privacy Shade App by BlackBerry

While the BlackBerry media machine is pushing out articles around their recent transition into a software company, the software engineers behind the scenes at BlackBerry are following through on this transition with new apps and software updates for their Android app suite. 

The most recent of these new apps, is an app that builds on the BlackBerry focus of Security and Privacy. It's called Privacy Shade, and it's now available in the Google Play Store globally (and comes highly rated, with a 4 ...

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FY2017 Year in Review

On 31 March 2017, BlackBerry released its Q4FY2017 results which completed the books on FY2017 as a whole. Now with the complete picture, it is time yet again to have a complete look at BlackBerry’s performance over the year in the key financial areas. However, as always:

Disclaimers

Please note the following disclaimers: firstly, I am not a financial expert. I have an interest in the subject and therefore have looked into it but do not base any financial decisions from this article. Be sure ...

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AtHoc Receives FedRAMP Authorization

It’s been a while since we have seen BlackBerry’s AtHoc in the news; however, today that changes with yet another certification. With yesterday's press release, BlackBerry announced that AtHoc has received its first FedRAMP authorization. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization certifies that AtHoc has passed FedRAMP’s federal security and risk management review process.  In turn, this now permits AtHoc as a viable cloud service provider to the US Federal Government.  Of interest, this certification process was sponsored by ...

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