NEW YORK: There's a new BlackBerry smartphone, the latest effort to revive the once-dominant brand. The BlackBerry Key2 was unveiled Thursday in New York by TCL Communication, the Chinese manufacturer which took over the rights to the smartphone brand from the Canadian tech firm in 2016. The new device, which includes a physical keyboard under a 4.5 inch screen and runs the Android operating system updates the first BlackBerry Key released last year. It will be sold this month starting at $649 or 649 euros,…
OTTAWA: Canadian telecommunications firm BlackBerry sued Facebook on Tuesday, accusing the American social media company of infringing on its patents for messaging apps. BlackBerry is claiming infringement on patents it holds for message encryption and notifications, and is seeking an injunction as well as damages for lost profits, although no figure was given. Facebook and its wholly-owned services Instagram and WhatsApp are named as defendants in the lawsuit. The company said it intends to fight the lawsuit. "We…
As 2018 is approaching near, the major announcements in the area of technology are also expected. The world’s popular messaging app WhatsApp has announced that its application will stop working on some phones by the start of next year. Like last year, this year too the Facebook-owned instant messaging app is ending updates for a number of older platforms. "Because we will no longer actively develop for these platforms, some features may stop functioning at any time," said the company on its blog post while announcing…
BARCELONA: Blackberry may have exited the device business, but fans of the pioneering email machine need not despair as Chinese smartphone maker TCL Communication has introduced its first Blackberry-licensed phone with the physical keyboard that was long its key allure. The KEYone combines a touch display with a physical keyboard to give users more usable space for typing than a typical 5.5-inch all-touch smartphone, along with BlackBerry's security and software, TCL said. TCL cut the new brand-licensing deal in…
BlackBerry Ltd will outsource manufacturing of its once-core hardware, including its flagship smartphone, the Canadian company said on Wednesday as it reported another loss and sharp drop in revenue.
TORONTO: BlackBerry Ltd has agreed to offer anti-hacking software from a startup that last year discovered a major Android bug as the once-dominant smartphone company seeks to leverage ties to corporate and government clients to boost its software revenue.
KARACHI: BlackBerry said it has decided to continue its operations in Pakistan as the government dropped a request for access to users' data.
Nov 30 BlackBerry Ltd will delay shutting down its operations in Pakistan until Dec. 30 as negotiations continue over government demands for access to users' private data, the company and the telecoms authority said on Monday.
The Pakistani government plans to shut down BlackBerry Ltd’s secure messaging services by Dec. 1 for "security reasons", the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said on Friday.
TORONTO: BlackBerry is considering equipping an upcoming smartphone with Google Inc.'s Android software for the first time, an acknowledgement that its revamped line of devices has failed to win mass appeal, according to four sources familiar with the matter.