The Power of DTEK

The Reality We Find Ourselves In

Technology has become integral to our daily lives. Surely we would be lost without it, but we have never before been as dependent on technology as we are today with the internet and our smartphones. In order to maintain and further our relationship with these technologies, it has been necessary to sacrifice some of our privacy and personal information.  A question everyone should be asking themselves is, "How much privacy am I willing to give up before it ...

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Concept Renderings Of The BlackBerry Vienna

Not long after the world finally has the Priv in hand, internal renderings for the BlackBerry Vienna surfaced, courtesy of a tipster over at CrackBerry.

Naturally, people want to see more of the device other than some rather pixelated pre-press renders. Krisztian Haasz took it apon himself to create some pretty sweet renderings of the upcoming device. In case you missed out last post, here's what the Vienna is:

At first glance, it looks a lot like a Silver Edition Passport, with some ...

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BlackBerry: On A Comeback

“On a comeback”

- John Legere, CEO T-Mobile

 

T-Mobile CEO John Legere and COO Mike Sievert sat down with CNet’s Roger Cheng last week for a word-association game where they (briefly) discussed their views on the cellular world. Among other things, Roger asked for their opinion on BlackBerry and John immediately answered “On a comeback”. If you see the video on CNet this pops up around the 48 second mark. Or see the video here.

These words of support from the US carrier make a ...

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Sunday Summation: November 9 - November 15

Sunday Summation is here again!  It was not only week 1 of the PRIV release, but we got a look at what might be BlackBerry Powered by Android V2.  Here's a quick look at this week's news.  

BlackBerry's Next Android Powered Phone: Vienna

Not long after the world finally has the Priv in hand, internal renderings for the BlackBerry Vienna have surfaced.  It's just a render, but as it is internal work, it's most likely at least something that ...

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Two Weeks With The BlackBerry Priv

I've gotten a few BBM's about how quiet things have been on my end since the Priv launch, so I wanted to write something up for those who care to read my honest experiences with the device.

So, I've had a Priv of my own for exactly to two weeks, and while the initial experience was sometimes hiccuped, I can't say I'd look back negatively on it. In disclosure, I'm not new to Android; I've had to keep ...

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BlackBerry Priv Emulator Launched

Priv by BlackBerry Android Emulator

I don’t recall a mainstream Android phone currently in production sporting a physical hardware keyboard. The physical keyboard is such an integral part of the Priv’s experience, it would be a shame to let Devs ignore this piece. The Priv, launched recently by BlackBerry, now has its own emulator on the Android™ Virtual Device (AVD) Manager in the Android Studio SDK by way of adding a Priv ‘skin’. This will be very helpful for Devs wishing to add hardware support ...

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Vienna: BlackBerry's Next Smartphone Powered By Android

Not long after the world finally has the Priv in hand, internal renderings for the BlackBerry Vienna have surfaced.

A tipster emailed our friends over at CrackBerry, giving the public a first look at the unannounced device. At first glance, it looks a lot like a Silver Edition Passport, with some Priv-y features like the four-row keyboard. Clearly, the design is similar to the most recent Passport iteration, but you can see how the Leap and Priv have come together too. We checked in with ...

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Five Tip Friday

Welcome to Five Tip Friday!

Each Friday, we'll post helpful tips about your BlackBerry device. From software to hardware, you can be sure to get the latest info on your device right here!

Special PRIV Tips:

1. Increase Battery Life by applying Dark Backgrounds

Priv is powered by a curved AMOLED Display. Unlike LCD's, AMOLED Displays are not backlit for producing black colors. Hence, you can save battery by applying a dark wallpaper as this will consume a lot less power. The same ...

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