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Redesigned Typo 2 iPhone keyboard up for pre-order
Typo, the company backed by American Idol's Ryan Seacrest, brought a BlackBerry-like keyboard to the iPhone for a short time, but was sued by BlackBerry for patent infringement and forced to take its keyboard off the market. Instead of simply shutting down, they have redesigned Typo to get around some of the....more
07/31/2014
Redesigned Typo 2 iPhone keyboard up for pre-order
Typo, the company backed by American Idol's Ryan Seacrest, brought a BlackBerry-like keyboard to the iPhone for a short time, but was sued by BlackBerry for patent infringement and forced to take its keyboard off the market. Instead of simply shutting down, they have redesigned Typo to get around some of the....more
07/31/2014
John Chen says no offers for BlackBerry yet
BlackBerry CEO John Chen sat down with Bloomberg to discuss all things BlackBerry. There are several interesting tidbits in the interview that make it worth watching. Chen appears to be fairly open while discussing BlackBerry's fortunes. Chen says he prefers to build value in BlackBerry before he....more
07/28/2014
BlackBerry explains the Passport's square design
Ever since BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced the BlackBerry Passport, the company has been mocked for its unusual design. The square phone looks unlike any smartphone we've seen before, and the tech world has been mostly laughing at the idea. BlackBerry released a statement on its website with an explanati....more
07/10/2014
BlackBerry stock is hot
BlackBerry stock is a hit this year. Despite the company's troubles, BlackBerry stock is up 50% this year, at a time when Apple's incredible rally is only 20%, and Google is up only 5% for the year. The company turned its financials around with a new CEO who cut costs and refocused on enterprise. Investors....more
07/08/2014
Apple releases political video on Pride
Apple has released a new video about the San Francisco Pride parade on June 29, 2014. Apple employees and families took part in the parade. Apple gave out t-shirts and caps to parade walkers, and even raised the Pride flag over their Cupertino headquarters. I love Apple, and use all of their prod....more
07/08/2014
BlackBerry wins prestigious design awards
BlackBerry has won three Red Dot Awards for the high design quality of its devices. The BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry Q5 and BlackBerry Z30 smartphones were awarded the prestigious award this year by Red Dot Award's international, 40-member expert panel. 4,815 entries from 53 countries were reviewed, and the p....more
07/07/2014
Mophie taking pre-orders for 64GB Space Pack
Mophie is currently taking pre-orders on their 64GB Space pack for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S. The Space Pack was introduced earlier this year with the 16GB and 32GB versions, but has taken longer to get to market. The 64GB Space Pack will start shipping on July 22. The Space Pack gives users more ....more
07/02/2014
Insanely private Blackphone is now shipping
Privacy focused Blackphone is now officially shipping. Blackphone was created by SGP Technologies SA, the Switzerland-based joint venture of Silent Circle and Geeksphone. Blackphone handsets have started shipping to the device's first pre-order customers. "We are excited to achieve this key milesto....more
06/30/2014
Forbes - Why We Aren't Bullish on BlackBerry
BlackBerry recently posted better than expected earnings and most people took that as a great sign. Forbes contributor, Trefis Team, welcomes the good news, but is far from bullish on BlackBerry. In a piece entitled, "Why We Aren't Bullish on BlackBerry Just Yet," Team explains. BlackBerry slashed....more
06/30/2014
BlackBerry network hasn't had vulnerability exposed
As BlackBerry launches the BlackBerry Z3 in India, the company is touting its strong security. In a recent interview with The Economic Times, BlackBerry's managing director for India, Sunil Lalvani, said BlackBerry hasn't had a single vulnerability of its network exposed. The company is hoping its serious se....more
06/28/2014
BlackBerry launches fact check portal
BlackBerry is feeling a bit defensive later. In a blog post, the company announced a new "fact check" portal aimed at fighting back at the competition. In his blog post, BlackBerry’s senior vice president of marketing Mark Wilson said competitors were "trying to incite fear, uncertainty and doubt about Blac....more
06/26/2014
Sprint offers new users a 30-day trial
Sprint has initiated a 30-day trial period for new customers. Sprint's press release says the company "Celebrates America’s Newest Network with a Satisfaction Guarantee Offering Wireless Users a 30 Day Risk–Free Trial." The offer is for new customers and Sprint will give a full refund on the price of the ph....more
06/23/2014
BlackBerry to get access to Amazon's Appstore
BlackBerry and Amazon have partnered to bring the Amazon Appstore to BlackBerry 10 devices. BlackBerry announced the deal in a press release today. The deal will bring 240,000 mobile apps to BlackBerry 10 devices when BlackBerry 10.3 launches this fall. As BlackBerry market share has fallen, the co....more
06/18/2014
BlackBerry Windermere leaked photos
Is this the next BlackBerry? It has been widely speculated that BlackBerry is working on a new device, codenamed Windermere. The new BlackBerry isn't the prettiest device out there. In fact, it looks like something out of the late 1990's. According to the leaks, however, the BB Windermere could be a huge l....more
06/03/2014
First leak of actual iPhone 6 case
As the iPhone 6 launch date approaches we have seen several leaked photos of schematics and parts. Now comes a leak that may be the first photo of the actual iPhone 6 case. Macfixit Australia has published a picture of what appears to be an iPhone case wrapped in green plastic. The back case is made of met....more
05/30/2014
Motorola shutting down Fort Worth factory
Motorola opened a factory in Fort Worth, Texas a year ago in an effort to get Moto X phones into customers hands as fast as possible. The theory was assembling the phones in the US would speed up shipping times. When the factory opened things seemed to be running smoothly as they were making about 100,000 M....more
05/30/2014
BlackBerry CEO still believes he can save the company
BlackBerry marketshare is still on the decline but new CEO John Chen believes he can save the company. Speaking at Re/code’s Code conference in California, Chen told the crowd, “I am quite positive that we will be able to save the patient.” He previously set the odds of a turnaround at 50/50, but now says i....more
05/29/2014
Building the Presidential BlackBerry
In 2008 when President Barack Obama requested a BlackBerry, a lot of head scratching was apparently going on at the NSA. They had to figure out how to create a totally secure device and they were not sure how to do it. In an interview with CNNMoney, NSA engineer Richard "Dickie" George describes the process....more
05/22/2014
BBM is coming to Windows Phone later this year
After successful debuts on Android and iOS, BlackBerry will make BBM available on Windows Phone. Although no specific date has been announced, BBM for WP will make an appearance later this year. BlackBerry has started their monetization plan for BBM and adding another platform will help widen that revenue s....more
05/15/2014
BlackBerry allows other companies to manage BB10 devices
BlackBerry is opening up, and it's about time. The company announced today it will allow other companies to manage BB10 devices. Previously, BlackBerry had a walled garden and companies had to use BlackBerry Enterprise Server to manage their devices. The move will make BlackBerry devices appealing even to ....more
05/13/2014
Leaked photo of blue HTC One M8
HTC is making a huge push to get back in the game with the One M8. Many already believe the HTC One M8 is the best smartphone in the world, but it has so far failed to bring HTC into any sort of dominance. The company released the M8 in black, and now a leaked press shot shows it off in blue. A p....more
05/13/2014
Another iPhone 6 mock up
Apple will probably release the iPhone 6 in September if the rumors are to be believed. The closer we get to that date the more leaks and mock ups we are sure to see. After leaked specs and schematics were discovered, several sites have created mock ups of the new iPhone 6. MacRumors has now entered the fr....more
05/07/2014
BlackBerry selling Canadian real estate for $305 million
BlackBerry has been cutting costs in an effort to get in a better financial position. The company announced earlier this year it would sell most of its Canadian real estate to raise cash. BlackBerry announced Monday that Spear Street Capital would purchase most of the property for $305 million. B....more
05/06/2014
BlackBerry adding security features for iOS and Android devices
BlackBerry has always been known for their stellar security, but those security options were only available on BlackBerry devices. BlackBerry is changing that history today as it offers mobility management and security monitoring to its enterprise platform and extending those options to iOS and Android devic....more
05/02/2014
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