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No mobile device has changed global communications in quite the same way as the Blackberry. With so many models to choose from, which is best for you? KitGuru uses his Crackberry skills to reveal your best choice.

Samsung might be buying Blackberry

Blackberry, one of the long standing powerhouses in the mobile game until somewhat recently in its history, could well be bought out by Samsung. If that does go ahead, the rumoured figure is a staggering, $7.5 billion (£4.9 billion) but if so, it’s unlikely to be for its place in …

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Lenovo may buy BlackBerry as early as this week

Lenovo could be looking to buy out BlackBerry as early as this week according to new reports. The Chinese tech company is rumored to be interested in the struggling mobile maker, which very recently began making a comeback with its new phone, the BlackBerry Passport. The BlackBerry Passport managed to …

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Blackberry Passport smartphone sold out in less than a day

Was there consumer demand for a square shaped smartphone with physical QWERTY keyboard running Blackberry’s OS? Apparently so as the company has already sold out of its recently announced device. The Blackberry Passport officially launched on Wednesday and has sold 200,000 units, which is impressive considering the company’s current lack …

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BlackBerry forms new unit to focus on patents and technologies

BlackBerry this week formed a new business unit that will concentrate on patents, technologies and software. The new unit will help the company to get new revenue streams without selling smartphones, but by licensing its intellectual property, software or technologies. BlackBerry Technology Solutions, or BTS, includes BlackBerry’s technology assets, such …

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BlackBerry to encrypt voice calls thanks to acquisition of Secusmart

Less than two weeks after Apple and IBM agreed to offer enterprise-tailored services with sophisticated security, BlackBerry, whose main customers are enterprises, governments and other organizations requiring advanced security, announced a plan to acquire Secusmart GmbH. The take-over enriches BlackBerry’s extensive security technologies with high-security voice and data encryption and …

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Blackberry hoping to halt slide with budget handset

Blackberry is one of those company names that seems destined to limp off into the sunset before long, having fallen from smartphone darling of the business world to vaguely remembered third wheel in the handset race. However it’s not going down without a fight and is hoping to at least …

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No Google Play for Blackberry afterall

Yesterday we posted an article on Google Play running on a couple of Blackberry devices, at the time the images looked pretty convincing and led us to believe that Google and Blackberry might be forming a partnership. Well it turns out it was just a rumour as Blackberry has come …

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Google Play on a Blackberry?

Over the weekend some leaked images of an upcoming Blackberry 10 update showed off Google’s Play Store running on the device. Blackberry 10.2.1 might reveal a partnership with Google, bringing the Play Store to the Blackberry Z10 and Q10 smartphones. Blackberry has always struggled with its App store, Blackberry App …

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BlackBerry sold to Fairfax Financial for $4.7 billion

The bad news continues to roll in for BlackBerry as the troubled smartphone designer has begun the process of becoming a private company, following its sale of $4.7 billion to Fairfax Financial Holdings. BlackBerry put itself up for sale last month following drops in both revenue and share values, with …

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Blackberry Z30 pre-orders already available at Selfridges

BlackBerry announced the latest model in the BlackBerry 10 range today, and despite it being mere hours since the new Z30 model smartphone was unveiled to the world, we’re already seeing pre-orders go up online. With the likes of the iPhone 5S also launching in a similar timeframe, can Blackberry …

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Vietnamese BlackBerry Z30 video leaks

A five minute video is the latest in a series of leaks of the upcoming BlackBerry flagship model to hit the web. This particular video is in Vietnamese. The new smartphone, originally called the Blackberry A10 is said to rest at the top of the mobile phone range. Blackberry are …

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Blackberry land 1 million smartphone deal

Blackberry have received a record order of 1 million smartphones from one of their partners. The company have never had a single order this size and will certainly help their financials in 2013. Slashgear reported that the company shares increased substantially after this announcement. The details of the partner were …

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Blackberry 10 launches, to save RIM

Today is launch of Research In Motion’s Blackberry 10 operating system. As we have reported in the past this is a much needed overhaul to get RIM back in the game with a market dominated by iOS and Android devices. The Blackberry 10 hype has been positive for the company, …

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BB10 launches tomorrow: a return to form for RIM?

For many people Blackberry smartphones have dropped off the radar. Research In Motion are hoping that their launch of Blackberry 10 tomorrow will change everything. They are promising a faster series of devices which will offer a great typing experience and the ability to keep personal and work identities separate …

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RIM may end up owing Nokia $5 per phone

Many of the news headlines lately have been detailing the war between Samsung and Apple. As these are the market leaders, it is understandable. Under the radar however, Nokia and Research In Motion (RIM) are embroiled in their own wireless patent battle. Nokia have said that RIM “is not entitled …

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RIM to show Blackberry 10 smartphones in January

The troubled Research In Motion are betting everything on the upcoming Blackberry 10 launch. Their latest plans indicate a showcase of the first 10 smartphones on January 30th, quickly followed by sales in February. Kristian Tear, the Chief Operating Offices said in an interview “We want to do it as …

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