BlackBerry 10.3.1 update brings Blend, Assistant and Amazon Appstore

BlackBerry's next major BlackBerry 10 OS update, version 10.3.1 is here, with users getting access to BlackBerry Blend and Assistant along with the introduction of two separate app stores, namely BlackBerry World and the Amazon Appstore. Over

Published on: February 19th, 2015 Dave Yin

Video: The BlackBerry Passport test drive

I took the Passport for a five day test drive over the past week.   In that time I was able to come up to speed, not just on thumb typing, but on all

Published on: October 15th, 2014 Jim Love

BlackBerry and Porsche Design launch third high-end BlackBerry

There’s a new entrant in the luxury smartphone with the latest collaboration between Porsche Design and BlackBerry – the Porsche Design P'9983 smartphone from BlackBerry. The luxury P'9983 smartphone combines the unique the

Published on: September 17th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

BlackBerry allows AirWatch, Citrix MDMs to manage BB10 devices

In an effort to win over at least a portion of the bring-your-own device crowd that has moved on to other smart phone options, BlackBerry Ltd. has announced that it will allow other mobile

Published on: May 13th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

BlackBerry Q20 will bring back the trackpad, tool bar buttons

BlackBerry QWERTY diehards will be pleased with the smartphone vendor’s new BlackBerry Q20, which will bring back the trackpad and toolbar buttons last seen on the BlackBerry Bold models running the old Blackberry

Published on: February 25th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

BlackBerry OS update to bring FM radio, picture passwords

Picture passwords and listening to local FM radio stations without using the data connection are among the new features BlackBerry is rolling out in the latest update of its BlackBerry 10 OS, 10.2.1.

Published on: January 28th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

New Porsche Design BlackBerry offers premium 10.2 OS experience

There still appears to be appetite for BlackBerry smartphones in the luxury market, and Porsche Design Group is looking to meet that need with its recently-released, high-end BlackBerry smartphone. Porsche Design, not to

Published on: November 19th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Despite good products, BlackBerry’s future murkier than ever

A month ago, I was optimistic that BlackBerry could pull it off. Today, the Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone giant’s future is murkier than ever. For a little while there, BlackBerry seemed to be turning a corner.

Published on: November 18th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Review: BlackBerry goes big with the Z30

A leadership change is underway at BlackBerry with the exit of CEO Thorsten Heins, so it’s tough to say what future direction the Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone manufacturer may take. However, the last strategic

Published on: November 12th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

8 new features coming to a BlackBerry near you with BlackBerry OS 10.2

While Android and iOS users have been eagerly downloading BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) this week, BlackBerry users are getting a treat too with the release of BlackBerry OS 10.2. The smartphone vendor said Wednesday

Published on: October 23rd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

The BlackBerry Q5 is cheaper than the Q10, but are the savings worth it?

The BlackBerry Q5 is the poor man’s version of the BlackBerry Q10. First launched in developing markets, the Q5 is now available in Canada for the budget conscious. In this video review,’s

Published on: October 16th, 2013 CDN Staff

BlackBerry cancels earnings call for Q2 results; highlights app development

While Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone maker BlackBerry will still release it second quarter financial results on Friday, it won’t be talking to financial analysts about them. Like most publicly-traded companies, BlackBerry traditionally holds a

Published on: September 26th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

BlackBerry cuts 40 per cent of staff, reports near $1 billion loss, slashes model lineup

Perhaps tiring of a death by a thousand cuts following days of reports of negative news leaking out from the Waterloo, Ont. smartphone company, BlackBerry halted trading late Friday afternoon and then pulled

Published on: September 20th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Z30 – Finally something positive from BlackBerry

I scratch my head sometimes at the motives of BlackBerry. I analyze the news that comes out of the Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone vendor and wonder what are they trying to accomplish. Are they

Published on: September 19th, 2013 Paolo Del Nibletto