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It interesting how the tides turn when a company is faced with irrelevancy in the smartphone market. BlackBerry once pitched the BlackBerry 10 operating system as a competent rival to Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, but instead has been “thanked” with sub 1 percent market share in the global smartphone market. BlackBerry was one at the top of the smartphone heap pre-iPhone, but now it has been reduced to an also-ran. So what is BlackBerry to do in order to regain its footing in the smartphone market? The company is embracing the world’s number one mobile operating system: Android. But since everyone and their grandma (with the exception of Apple) produces Android-based smartphones, BlackBerry... Read more...
Famed phone leaker Evan Blass (you might know him better by his Twitter handle, @evleaks) is at it again, this time with a few more shots of BlackBerry's forthcoming Venice handset. According to Blass, Venice has been "confirmed" to launch in November on all four national U.S. wireless carriers -- Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Venice is a slider phone that sports a large touchscreen display. It slides up to reveal a physical QWERTY keyboard, giving owners of the device the best of both worlds, or so BlackBerry hopes. The Canadian outfit has been struggling for the past several years, and despite releasing several hyped up handsets, it hasn't been able to reclaim its former glory. BlackBerry... Read more...
Let’s be honest here, BlackBerry 10 isn’t exactly a vibrant, thriving operating system. BlackBerry has less than one percent smartphone market share and simply can’t compete these days with the flashy iOS flagship smartphones coming out of the woodwork from Apple and Android flagships from the likes of Samsung, HTC, Xiaomi, Huawei, and Motorola (just to name a few). So it should come as no surprise that BlackBerry is looking for a backup plan of sorts to advances its efforts in the smartphone race, and what better partner could the Canadian company find than with Google? As we reported in June, BlackBerry is set to release a smartphone equipped with a sliding [hardware] QWERTY that runs Google’s... Read more...
Fresh off posting a surprise profit amid sagging sales and lost customers, it looks as though BlackBerry is prepping at least three new phones for public consumption, pictures of which have been leaked to the web. One of the phones is the BlackBerry Oslo, a device that's been leaked to the web before, though none of the three have been officially announced. Similar in style to the Passport, especially the version with rounded corners for AT&T's network, it's believed the Oslo will also feature similar hardware. Word on the web is that the Oslo will sport a square-shaped display with a 1440x1440 resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Series SoC, 13-megapixel rear camera,... Read more...