Category Archives: Blackberry

BlackBerry KEY2 has all the required certifications!

Device has just received both Wi-Fi Alliance and Bluetooth SIG certificates. According to these documents, it now has a model number BBF100-6. Sadly, there is little else that we know about BlackBerry’s upcoming mid-to-high-ranger. It may have 6GB RAM and 64GB flash memory, and may be powered by the Snapdragon 660 CPU. Other specs are unknown; price and release date even moreso. ...

BlackBerry Athena received TENAA certification

BlackBerry’s new mid-ranger, QWERTY keyboard, chinese TENAA certificate:– 4.5′ display, 1080 x 1620 p,– Snapdragon 660 CPU,– 6GB RAM, 64GB flash memory,– microSD card slot up to 128GB,– dual 12mpx + 8mpx camera, LED flash,– 8mpx selfie shooter,– 3360 mAh battery,– Android 8.1 Oreo OS,– the abovementioned QWERTY physical keyboard.We will let you know about Athena’s price and release date as soon as we learn them. ...

Heh. BlackBerry thinks every smartphone company out there should make phones like theirs

John Chen, CEO of BlackBerry, has stated in an interview with Recode that he would like it if more companies made old-school, BlackBerry-like smartphones. He believes that ”there might be a need in this world for a phone that is very simple and just focused on secure email, secure texts, and a basic browser.”. Mr Chen presented BlackBerry Bold 9900 as an example of a retro-revival project done well. Mr. Chen’s dream retro smartphone should cost around $199 and offer increased security.Future may tell us if such devices will find customers. ...

BlackBerry Ghost and Ghost Pro may be launched in this quarter

According to rumours based on a couple renders released in the last two months, BlackBerry licensee Optiemus is preparing two new and fancy smartphones: Ghost and Ghost Pro. Both are supposed to sport 18:9 aspect ratio, edge-to-edge screens and, probably, rear-placed biometric reader. These phones have no official launch date, but Hardip Singh, executive director of Optiemus, said in a review that two new BlackBerry phones will be released in Q2 2018. It is unsure whether these two phones will be Ghost and Ghost Pro, but it seems possible. ...

Surprise! BlackBerry Priv receives an update

Nobody expects two things: Spanish Inquisition and updates for old smartphones. We do not have to worry about the former anymore, but it seems that the latter is, thankfully, still a thing. BlackBerry Priv is an over three years old smartphone, and yet BlackBerry decided that it requires a new firmware version. The changelist of the update number (AAW068) is unknown, but the very fact that it has been released at all is a positive surprise. The update weights 100 megabytes, so there should be something significant in it. Possibly a bunch of security fixes. ...

BlackBerry KEYone’s unlocked version receives March security updates

A widely-recognized BlackBerry KEYone smartphone, a physical-keyboard-that-could has just received its newest security patch. Unfortunately, only the unlocked units are eligible for the update – owners of carrier units will have to wait a bit longer. Specific changes in the update are unknown but can be assumed to be a bunch of Android and BlackBerry vulnerability fixes. If it does not download onto your phone automatically, tap the Update button. ...

Picture of BlackBerry GHOST leaks. India exclusive? Possibly

@evleaks strikes again, this time with a nice little render of GHOST, BlackBerry’s latest smartphone. Device, designed and built by Indian company Optiemus, sports a smart, premium look. That edge to edge display looks pretty snappy.With that being said, I must get to the unfortunate point of GHOST most probably being an India exclusive smartphone. Reason for this is the fact that it was made by Optiemus, probably for use on its network. Hopefully this will turn out to be untrue and rest of the world will also be able to enjoy GHOST. ...

BlackBerry KEYone Bronze Edition announced, BlackBerry Motion coming to the US

Yay, two BlackBerry news in one day! New colour variant of BB KEYone, Bronze Edition, will soon be released in Europe, Middle East and Asia – sorry, Americans, no word on US release yet. Bronze Edition’s specs will be the same as Black Edition’s, the only difference being a new colour. Oh, and there will be a dual-SIM variant too, because why not.Also, BlackBerry Motion will soon come out in the US! Device will be released on February 12 and available via Amazon and Best Buy for a price of $449.99. ...

BlackBerry Motion available in the US starting January 12

BlackBerry Motion, BB’s first water-and-dust proof smartphone, is coming to the United States! Device will be sold unlocked via BestBuy and Amazon with a price tag of $449.99. Features of Motion include a mid-range specs such as 5.5′, 1080p scratch-resistant screen, 8-core Snapdragon 625 CPU, 4GB RAM and a 4000mAh battery – all of it controlled by an Android 7.1 Nougat OS which will sooner or later be upgraded to Oreo.Motion may, but does not have to, also be released va Verizon, Sprint and AT&T. ...