BlackBerry OS smartphones are officially dead as of today as the company pulls the plug. Here's everything you need to know about this.
A smartphone battery explosion has left a man dead in his bedroom as the room caught fire. Here are the details.
Fans of BlackBerry will be pleased to learn that the company has today announced that not only is BBM Video calling on its way to both iOS and Android this July, but that those who live in the United States or Canada can get their hands on the feature right now, albeit in beta form.
If you actually stopped and took time to consider the power that you hold within your hand when using your smartphone you'd probably be shocked at how far devices and manufacturers have come in such a short space of time. The announcement and release of the Apple iPhone back in 2007 lit a fire under the smartphone market which for the first time saw mainstream users start to part with as much cash as business users and executives alike. Now, thanks to a brilliantly put together video by CNET, we can take a look at the evolution of smartphone design over the last eight years.
We've been hearing murmurings regarding BlackBerry's plan to release an Android powered smartphone some time in the future. The speculated device has been discussed in industry circles for quite a while now and is supposedly based on a phone that was initially introduced to the world during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in March of this year. And today, to our luck, we have a render of an alleged BlackBerry Android powered smartphone, leaked in all its glory.
Apple is now accepting non-iOS devices as a part of its Reuse and Recycling Program, and the facility is available to those residing in the United States, Canada, and several European countries as well. Head over the jump to learn more about the expansion of this program which now covers various Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices.
BlackBerry has just taken the wraps off its new smartphone called the Leap. Powered by BlackBerry 10 OS, the new smartphone looks like a potent performer on the hardware front, and carries a typical BB-esque like design. We will take a closer look at BlackBerry’s new smartphone, right after the jump.
BlackBerry, once a superpower in the mobile industry, has lost its way quite spectacularly in recent years, and at present, seems a fallen giant bereft of ideas. With the Canadian outfit unable to sustain a decent market share amid swathes of smartphones and tablets running iOS and Android, it wouldn't be an overstatement to say that the maker of the PlayBook is currently on its knees. At no point has BlackBerry's demise been more obvious than during the 2013 takeover bid by Fairfax Financial, a deal that ultimately did not materialize. But now, it seems another company has seen some value in a takeover bid, and that company is Samsung.
It has happened on so many occasions before, and it's always entertaining when it does. Celebrities ranging from chat show host Oprah Winfrey to tennis starlet David Ferrer have all been caught promoting Windows Phone and Android products from their beloved iOS devices, but now, an actual rivaling company to Apple has shot itself in the foot. BlackBerry, a Canadian firm that once dominated the smartphone arena with an iron fist, has tweeted out to its followers using none other than Twitter for iPhone - a fatal error that isn't going to have consumers swarming back to BlackBerry any time soon.