Tag Archives: BlackBerry

BlackBerry CEO Says Tech firms need to observe Lawful access Requests

Tech corporations should follow lawful requests to get entry to covered records, BlackBerry leader executive John Chen stated on Monday, in thinly veiled grievance of rival Apple Inc for its recent standoff with the FBI. Chen made the comment in a blog posting after reviews with the aid of Vice and Motherboard closing week that threw a spotlight on a ... Read More »

Canada Police Eavesdropped on BlackBerry Messages: Reports

Law enforcement officials in Canada using an encryption key have been able since at least 2010 to eavesdrop on messages between BlackBerry smartphones, an online news magazine reported. The revelation was made in court documents obtained by Vice and its sister publication Motherboard. “This is an issue that obviously is of concern to many people,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said ... Read More »

BlackBerry Will Launch 2 Mid-Range Android Smartphones This Year: CEO

BlackBerry, after launching its high-end Android smartphone Priv, is said to be focusing on the mid-range segment this year. The company CEO John Chen in an interview said the Canadian smartphone maker will be launching two new mid-range Android smartphones this year, but did not reveal the exact time-frame of launch. It is worth mentioning that Chen had in the ... Read More »

BlackBerry Priv ‘Secure’ Android Smartphone Gets Permanent Price Cut

BlackBerry on Tuesday announced price revision for the Priv Android slider smartphone which will now retail at $649 (approximately Rs. 43,000), down $50 from the launch price. Prior to this, the BlackBerry Priv was priced at $699 in the US. We can expect the Canadian company to make an announcement for the Indian market shortly. In the meanwhile, the BlackBerry ... Read More »

BlackBerry Priv ‘Secure’ Android Smartphone Gets Permanent Price Cut

BlackBerry on Tuesday announced price revision for the Priv Android slider smartphone which will now retail at $649 (approximately Rs. 43,000), down $50 from the launch price. Prior to this, the BlackBerry Priv was priced at $699 in the US. We can expect the Canadian company to make an announcement for the Indian market shortly. In the meanwhile, the BlackBerry ... Read More »

Blackberry Kicks Off Priv Android Marshmallow Beta Program

BlackBerry had last year confirmed that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for its Priv smartphone should start rolling out “sometime in the new year.” The Canadian company has kicked off first Android Marshmallow beta program where it is invitingBlackBerry Priv owners to sign up to participate in the Beta Zone program and contribute to testing Android 6.0 on the handset. ... Read More »

BlackBerry Says It’s the ‘First OEM’ to Deliver Monthly Android Security Patches

At the time of the launch of the BlackBerry Priv, the Canadian smartphone company had assured that it will give a lot of emphasis on the security of its users. Four months later, BlackBerry continues to stand by its words. In less than 24 hours since Google issued its monthly security bulletin last week, BlackBerry released a patch to address ... Read More »

BlackBerry Says Seeking Alternatives for WhatsApp Users; Suggests BBM

WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app owned by Facebook, recently announced it would be ending support for several older mobile OS versions, including BlackBerry 10 OS. However, BlackBerry has now given its official word on the move. The Canadian smartphone maker in a emailed statement says it is “seeking alternatives for BlackBerry users once support of WhatsApp Messenger for BBOS ... Read More »

WhatsApp to Drop Support for BlackBerry, Nokia, More Devices by 2016-End

WhatsApp Messenger, the widely used Facebook-owned instant messaging application, will drop support for several mobile operating systems from 2017, including some outdated offerings. The biggest of these is BlackBerry 10 OS, along with support for all other BlackBerry operating systems. Also on the list are Nokia’s Symbian S40 and Symbian S60 versions, and the dated Android 2.1 Eclair, Android 2.2 ... Read More »

BlackBerry Priv Review

We’ve been following BlackBerry’s journey from the top of the smartphone market to the bottom, and it has been extremely tempting on multiple occasions to declare the company effectively dead. Poor decision after poor decision has resulted in the company’s products – which were the absolute must-have status symbols of an entire generation – being seen now as relics from ... Read More »