Facebook Accuses BlackBerry of Stealing Voice-Messaging Tech

Facebook is suing BlackBerry for patent infringement, escalating the legal battle between the two companies over protected technology. In a 118-page complaint filed Tuesday in San Francisco federal court, Facebook accused BlackBerry of stealing its voice messaging technology, among other patented processes. Facebook is seeking unspecified damages for infringement of six patents. BlackBerry didn’t immediately respond to messages … Read more

BlackBerry KEY2 Teaser Video Shows Dual Rear Camera Setup, Improved Keyboard

BlackBerry KEY2 has officially been teased ahead of its June 7 launch. The latest development emerges days after the handset appeared on GeekBench to reveal its key specifications. The new BlackBerry model will come as the successor to the BlackBerry KEYone that the Canadian giant launched in February last year with a full QWERTY keyboard and a touch-supported display. The 25-second teaser, which … Read more

BlackBerry Wins Right to Sell Secure Messaging Tools to US Government

BlackBerry said on Thursday it has won the right to sell tools for encrypting phone calls and text messages to the US federal government, garnering an endorsement from the National Security Agency for the products. The company said it received the endorsement from the NSA’s National Information Assurance Partnership, or NIAP, which reviews commercial technology products to see if … Read more

TCL’s to showcase upcoming BlackBerry smartphone tech at CES 2017

TCL – which has already worked with BlackBerry on the DTEK50 and DTEK60 in the past, and is now the exclusive global manufacturer and distributor for all upcoming BlackBerry-branded smartphones – has said that it “will unveil an evolutionary first in the mobile industry,” at the upcoming CES show in January. The revelation was made … Read more

Mysterious BlackBerry BBC100-1 spotted on regulator’s website

A mysterious BlackBerry device has been spotted on Indonesian regulator’s website. Listed as BBC100-1 on the Asian country’s e-Certification database POSTEL, the device comes from a company called BB MERAH PUTIH, PT. Given that the DTEK60 is BBA100-1, and the yet-to-be-unveiled ‘Mercury’ is BBB100-1, it’d be reasonable to assume that the BBC100-1 is a brand … Read more

Latest beta update for BlackBerry Priv on AT&T brings December security patch

If you are a BlackBerry Priv user on AT&T’s network, and your device is eligible to receive beta updates, here’s some news for you: a new update has started rolling out that includes Android security fixes for the month of December. Arriving as build AAI020, the update has just begun rolling out, so it may … Read more

Latest beta update for BlackBerry Priv brings November security patch

BlackBerry has started pushing out a new beta update to its Priv smartphone. The update, which is hitting all Priv units except those on Verizon’s network, brings along Android security patch for the month of November. It weighs in at around 98MB and bumps the firmware version to AAH505. Here’s the complete statement from the … Read more

Latest beta update for BlackBerry Priv brings November security patch

BlackBerry has started pushing out a new beta update to its Priv smartphone. The update, which is hitting all Priv units except those on Verizon’s network, brings along Android security patch for the month of November. It weighs in at around 98MB and bumps the firmware version to AAH505. Here’s the complete statement from the … Read more

AT&T Priv’s ‘No Service’ issue: BlackBerry working with AT&T to expedite the fix

BlackBerry has announced that it’s currently working with AT&T to speed up the release of a fix to the ‘No Service’ issue that some Priv users have been facing on the carrier’s network for over a month now. “The root cause for this issue has been identified, and a solution will be made available shortly … Read more