Tag Archive: BlackBerry

BlackBerry opens research center to improve QNX-powered autonomous vehicles

BlackBerry moves even further into software.

Earlier this year, BlackBerry announced that it was shifting research and development for its QNX platform, which powers the infotainment systems in millions of cars around the world, to include autonomous vehicles. The idea was to leverage QNX’s powerful embedded position in the industry to leverage BlackBerry as a contender in the self-driving car space against the likes of Tesla, Apple and Google.

Now, the company is opening a  [Read More…]

BlackBerry officially signs its life away to TCL

BlackBerry wants to make it work in the Android world. It knows the best way to do so is to partner with an already established brand.

TCL, the parent company behind smartphone brands like Alcatel, announced that it’s officially entered into a long-term licensing agreement with BlackBerry. BlackBerry will license its security software and apps like the BlackBerry Hub, while TCL will continue to handle the design, manufacturing, and retail component of BlackBerry’s smartphone business.

Here’s  [Read More…]

BlackBerry DTEK60 review: A great Android phone and the best BlackBerry

The BlackBerry DTEK60 isn’t getting much attention outside of the hardcore BB audience. That’s a shame because it’s one of the best phones of 2016.

No, I haven’t lost my marbles. The BlackBerry DTEK60 really is that good.

Like a lot of Android fans and people who write words about phones for a living, I chuckled and instantly dismissed the DTEK60 before it even arrived. BlackBerry having Alcatel make a phone for them and deigning to  [Read More…]

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BlackBerry will make another Android phone with a physical keyboard

BlackBerry has one last keyboard phone for us.

John Chen likes to tease. He’s been doing it ever since he took over the CEO role at BlackBerry from Thorsten Heins in 2013, and even now, after the company has rededicated itself to software, he is still talking about that elusive dream phone for keyboard addicts.

“We have one keyboard phone I promised people,” Chen told Emily Chang of Bloomberg TV. “It’s coming.” While the company stated earlier this year  [Read More…]

BlackBerry rolls out the DTEK50 and DTEK60 in India

BlackBerry’s latest phones are now available in India.

BlackBerry has launched the DTEK50 and DTEK60 in the Indian market. The former will retail for ₹21,990 ($ 330), while the latter is debuting at ₹46,990 ($ 700).

The DTEK50 has a 5.2-inch FHD display, Snapdragon 617, 3GB of RAM, 16GB storage, microSD slot, 13MP camera, 8MP front shooter, and a 2610mAh battery. While it may not be the fastest phone in this segment — which sees  [Read More…]

AT&T BlackBerry Priv has an official fix for the ‘no service’ bug

BlackBerry provides a stand-alone fix you can download and install at your leisure.

If you have an AT&T BlackBerry Priv and have been affected by the “no service” bug some have been seeing since September, BlackBerry has your fix.

It comes in the form of a small app from AT&T and BlackBerry, and you can download it directly from BlackBerry. You’ll need to temporarily enable the Unknown sources setting that allows applications outside of Google Play  [Read More…]

BlackBerry is working with AT&T to expedite a software fix for the ‘No Service’ issue on Priv

If you’re a Priv owner on AT&T who has been struck with the ‘No Service’ bug that has been affecting some AT&T Privs since mid-September, you’ll be pleased to know there has been some movement towards fixing the issue.

The root cause for this issue has been identified, and a solution will be made available shortly as BlackBerry is working with AT&T to expedite the release of a software fix. As soon as this is available the  [Read More…]

BlackBerry DTEK60 now official with 21MP camera, 5.5-inch QHD display

Earlier this month, BlackBerry’s Android-based DTEK60 went up for pre-order even before the company got around to officially announcing the device. Now the wait for an official announcement is finally over.

BlackBerry has taken the wraps off the DTEK60, its latest Android smartphone. The DTEK60 looks similar to the DTEK50 that launched earlier this year, but the newest family member offers more high-end specs. That includes the display, which measures in at 5.5 inches and features a 2560×1440 resolution.

The DTEK60 also packs in a Qualcomm  [Read More…]

BlackBerry DTEK60 specs

What’s inside the BlackBerry DTEK60?

BlackBerry’s second phone in 2016 is a more powerful Android phone than its predecessor, the DTEK50, but follows the same path to market. The DTEK60 is made by TCL, the company behind Alcatel’s line of devices, but steps up the specs game in a big way.

Here’s what’s inside.

Category DTEK50 Operating System Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Display 5.5-inch, 2560×1440AMOLED534ppi Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820Quad-core 2.15GHzAdreno 530 GPU RAM 4GB Storage 32GB Expandable microSD up  [Read More…]