featured Most underrated smartphones of 2018

It happens each and every year, manufacturers unleash a barrage of smartphones that can inundate the average consumer, which leads to some phones being forgotten. They're what we like to refer to as underrated!

Dec 28, 2018, 2:27 PM,  by John Velasco,  42 comments
DEAL Deal: Unlocked BlackBerry KEY2 LE goes on sale on Amazon for $80 off

For a limited time, you can buy the unlocked BlackBerry KEY2 LE for just $370, exactly $80 off MSRP.

Dec 28, 2018, 4:50 AM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  24 comments
BBM app for Android and iOS both receive update

The BBM app for both iOS and Android has been updated with some new features including one that allows a video chat to match the screen size of the device that is being used.

Dec 16, 2018, 8:03 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
DEAL BlackBerry KEY2 LE Deal at Best Buy; save $100 with activation today

Save $100 on this BlackBerry KEY2 LE deal from Best Buy. The phone, which comes with a physical QWERTY keyboard, is priced at $349.99 with the caveat that it must be activated today.

Dec 10, 2018, 12:22 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  2 comments
New BlackBerry KEY2 LE color variants now available (at questionable prices)

The "affordable" BlackBerry KEY2 LE is now longer that affordable if you want to get it in Atomic (red) or champagne. Prices for these two color variants reach $499.99.

Dec 04, 2018, 1:24 PM,  by Florin Troaca,  20 comments
DEAL Deal: Save nearly $100 when you buy the BlackBerry KEYone on Amazon and B&H

Although BlackBerry KEYone still sells for around $400 in the U.S., Amazon has the BlackBerry KEYone (64GB, 4GB RAM) black model for just $309, while B&H offers the silver version for the same price.

Nov 29, 2018, 4:52 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  7 comments
BlackBerry, Nokia decide to drop patent infringement lawsuit filed in 2017

BlackBerry and Nokia have dropped a patent infringement lawsuit that the former had initiated in 2017. BlackBerry alleged that Nokia used 11 of the patents it acquired from Nortel in 2011, without obtaining a license for each one.

Nov 10, 2018, 10:17 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  11 comments
AT&T KEYone users receive software update with October security patch

The AT&T version of the BlackBerry KEYone is receiving a software update to build ABI975. The build includes the October Android security update. Those wit the unlocked KEYone previously received this with an update to build ABI087.

Nov 07, 2018, 9:58 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  6 comments

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DEAL The BlackBerry KEY2 LE is back in stock at Amazon

The BlackBerry KEY2 LE is back in stock at Amazon, priced at $449.99, nearly $200 cheaper than the BlackBerry KEY2. While this model also has a QWERTY keyboard, it has a less powerful chipset and a smaller battery than the KEY2.

Oct 30, 2018, 10:10 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
Win a BlackBerry KEY2 in BlackBerry Mobile's Spooky Halloween sweepstakes

Win a BlackBerry Key 2 in BlackBerry Mobile's Spooky Halloween sweepstakes. To enter, you need to go to the company's @blackberrymobile Instagram page and follow the easy directions to win.

Oct 30, 2018, 10:16 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  11 comments
How to use BlackBerry Redactor to hide sensitive information on a screenshot

The BlackBerry Redactor is a tool that allows users to hide sensitive information on a screenshot before the image is shared with others. The Redactor can be found in the BlackBerry Privacy Shade app.

Oct 24, 2018, 11:18 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  1 comment
First 100 to buy the KEY2 from BlackBerry Mobile's EU site get a free Kodak Photo Printer Mini

Buy the BlackBerry KEY2 from BlackBerry Mobile's EU website and you'll receive a Kodak Photo Printer Mini tossed in for free. The printer will go to the first 100 people who purchase the 64GB or 128GB KEY2.

Oct 20, 2018, 9:52 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  17 comments
DEAL BlackBerry KEY2 on sale from Amazon Germany for as much as €100 off

The BlackBerry KEY2 is on sale via Amazon Germany with the128GB Dual-SIM model priced at a 100 Euro discount. The 64GB Single-SIM unit in Black and Silver will cost you $569 Euros, a price cut of 80 Euros.

Oct 16, 2018, 7:35 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
Beta update for Android version of BBM brings new features including improved video sharing

Those beta testing BBM for Android are receiving an update that includes several new features including improved video sharing. This will allow users to share more than video at a time.

Oct 16, 2018, 11:34 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  1 comment
BlackBerry ends Android Oreo beta program for KEYone; public version of the OS coming soon

BlackBerry has announced that the Oreo beta program for the BlackBerry KEYone has ended and that the public version of the operating system will be released by its partners in October and November.

Oct 15, 2018, 3:12 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  46 comments
Limited Edition BlackBerry Evolve and Evolve X to be equipped with secure cryptocurrency wallet?

Limited editions of the BlackBerry Evolve and Evolve X will feature a secure cryptocurrency wallet according to reliable tipster Evan Blass. This will allow for the safe storage of virtual currencies like Bitcoin for those who invest or trade these investment products.

Oct 05, 2018, 2:43 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
BlackBerry KEY2 LE goes on pre-order at Best Buy for $450

Customers can now pre-order the KEY2 LE from Best Buy for $450, but the phone won't ship until October 12.

Oct 04, 2018, 11:04 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  4 comments
BlackBerry Evolve set for October 10th release via Amazon India

The BlackBerry Evolve will launch on October10th from Amazon India, priced at 24,990 Rupees. The phone is produced by Optiemus Infracom under license from BlackBerry, and features a 5.99-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18:9.

Oct 03, 2018, 5:24 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  27 comments
U.S. consumers can now pre-order the BlackBerry KEY2 LE from Amazon; phone ships October 12th

Pre-orders for the BlackBerry KEY2 LE are being accepted in the U.S. starting today from Amazon. Priced at $449.99, 31% less than the price of the BlackBerry KEY2, the KEY2 LE will ship starting on October 12th.

Oct 01, 2018, 1:18 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  35 comments
BlackBerry reports strong gain in Q2 net income, plans to enter health care industry

BlackBerry reported a strong gain in its earnings for the fiscal second quarter of 2019. While revenue in key segments were lower, the company was able to sharply curtail spending and R&D, and now plans to enter the health care industry.

Sep 29, 2018, 8:30 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  36 comments
BlackBerry KEYone will not get Android Oreo at Sprint

Sprint confirmed earlier this month that its own BlackBerry KEYone variant will not receive Android Oreo, so if you own such a device, you'll probably want to switch to another phone if you want a new Android version.

Sep 26, 2018, 10:54 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  3 comments
Trade in a BlackBerry handset and receive two sausages valued at $5

To celebrate the history of BlackBerry, a butcher shop located near the company's headquarters is lining its walls with older BlackBerry handsets. The store will give two sausages valued at $5 to those who trade-in an older BlackBerry device.

Sep 21, 2018, 1:09 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  15 comments
DEAL BlackBerry KEY2 is free with a signed two-year contract at Canada's big three carriers

The BlackBerry KEY2 can be purchased for $0 from Canada's big three carriers. Carriers in the country still subsidize handset sales, so in return for paying nothing for the phone, consumers in Canada will have to sign a two-year contract.

Sep 19, 2018, 3:32 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  37 comments
Official BlackBerry video teaches you how to master the KEY2's physical QWERTY in 2 minutes

If you want to master the QWERTY keyboard on your BlackBerry KEY2, all you need to do is view this official video.

Sep 13, 2018, 3:12 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  8 comments
Facebook hits back at BlackBerry with patent infringement lawsuit of its own

Patent infringement lawsuits are a two-way street, and Facebook is turning the tables on BlackBerry with accusations of intellectual property theft related to voice messaging and other types of mobile technologies...

Sep 05, 2018, 6:43 AM,  by Adrian Diaconescu,  12 comments
Official video shows you how to set up Wallpaper Shuffle on the BlackBerry KEY2

Shuffle the wallpaper on your BlackBerry Key2 lock screen by following the directions on this official video.

Sep 04, 2018, 10:20 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
DEAL Save $50 when you buy the unlocked BlackBerry KEYone for only $350 at Amazon

Save $50 on the unlocked BlackBerry KEYone, priced at $349.99 for both CDMA and GSM variants at Amazon.

Sep 04, 2018, 11:00 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  1 comment
Watch BlackBerry Mobile's new product video for the BlackBerry KEY2 LE

BlackBerry Mobile releases an official new product video detailing the features on the BlackBerry KEY2 LE.

Aug 30, 2018, 3:19 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  2 comments
Beta updates for BlackBerry Hub, Contacts, Tasks and Notes allow users to choose Dark Theme

BlackBerry adding Dark Theme to several of its Android apps.

Aug 30, 2018, 1:41 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
BlackBerry KEY2 LE price and release date

BlackBerry just revealed the KEY2 LE with the hopes of having a bigger presence on the affordable miid-range market, but... How much would that one cost? Truly, the price is the make or break feature of most devices these days, and here's what the KEY2 LE will cost...

Aug 30, 2018, 10:19 AM,  by Peter Kostadinov,  28 comments
BlackBerry KEY2 LE vs KEY2: Specs comparison and main differences

The new BlackBerry KEY2 LE is a stripped down version of the KEY2. We take a look at what's different between the two devices.

Aug 30, 2018, 10:18 AM,  by Georgi Zarkov,  0 comments
BlackBerry Key2 LE announced: looking pretty in red! (...and champagne, and black)

The BlackBerry Key2 LE is a more affordable version of the Key2, but still sports respectable hardware. Plus, it comes in red. How can you say no to that?

Aug 30, 2018, 10:02 AM,  by Preslav Kateliev,  0 comments
featured BlackBerry Key2 LE: hands-on preview

The Key2 LE looks and feels a lot like the serious, business-oriented Key2, both sharing a 4.5-inch screen with the signature BlackBerry physical QWERTY keyboard below the display, but the LE is just a bit lighter and a bit more fun. It comes in three different colors...

Aug 30, 2018, 10:02 AM,  by Victor Hristov,  0 comments
Punkt's next minimalistic phone to support 4G LTE and run on Android

The Punkt MP 02 will feature the internet and BlackBerry Secure technology.

Aug 29, 2018, 2:45 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  3 comments
Here is a new BlackBerry KEY2 LE teaser before its unveiling at IFA 2018

As far as the hardware goes, BlackBerry KEY2 LE is definitely a “lighter” version of the KEY2, as rumors claim the phone will pack a Snapdragon 636 processor, 4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB storage...

Aug 24, 2018, 5:22 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  2 comments
Customize the BlackBerry KEY2's recents multitasking view; here's how

BlackBerry Mobile has started to post tutorials on how to enable certain features on the BlackBerry KEY2. Just the other day, the BlackBerry licensee showed users of the device how to activate a three fingered swipe to open the Privacy Shade. The latter keeps prying eyes from spying on your display over your shoulder. Today, the focus is on the recents multitasking view...

Aug 23, 2018, 10:30 AM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
Here's how to use one of the most underrated privacy features on the BlackBerry KEY2

One of the most underrated privacy features available for Android phones is the BlackBerry Privacy Shade. With the shade, you can block out portions of the screen on your phone, preventing people from looking over your shoulder to read private information that might be seen on your device. While owners of Android powered BlackBerry handsets get the Privacy Shade for free, users of other Android phones get a free 30-day trial...

Aug 21, 2018, 8:12 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  5 comments
BlackBerry further improves BBM Desktop experience in latest update

One of the most request features for BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), the ability to interact with contract via a desktop app without having to use a BlackBerry smartphone, has already become reality for those still using BBM...

Aug 21, 2018, 5:43 PM,  by Cosmin Vasile,  0 comments
BlackBerry Launcher update allows users to swipe down from any blank spot on the screen to see notifications

BlackBerry has released an update to the BlackBerry Launcher app, featuring an interesting twist in the way that Android users can view their notifications. With the update, swiping down from any blank spot on the home screen allows a user to view the notification tray and take action on any of them. This means that Android users with the BlackBerry Launcher won't have to scroll down from the top of their screens to see their notifications...

Aug 21, 2018, 2:47 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  3 comments
BlackBerry has updated five of its listed apps in the Google Play Store

Many Android users might not know that you don't have to own a BlackBerry phone to install most BlackBerry apps in the Google Play Store. Take the BlackBerry Calendar, if you are toting a 'Berry, the app is free to use for 30-days. After the trial is over, you have to subscribe to BlackBerry Hub+ for the price of 99 cents a month. If you like Privacy Shade, that is an app that you can install on a non-BlackBerry phone. on the other hand, DTEK can only be used on a 'Berry...

Aug 18, 2018, 6:53 PM,  by Alan Friedman,  0 comments
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