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BlackBerry gives a first look at the Priv now that it’s official

So far, the rumor mill has been the one that’s provided us with peeks at the BlackBerry Priv. Now that the Android slider is officially official, though, BlackBerry itself is more than happy to show off its upcoming device. BlackBerry CEO John Chen took some time to show the BlackBerry Priv to BNN today, giving us our first official look at the device in action. Chen … [read full article]

BlackBerry confirms Priv is a ‘flagship Android slider’ launching later this year

It’s official: BlackBerry is joining the Android family. BlackBerry today confirmed that it’s working on a new Android-based smartphone called the BlackBerry Priv, a name that CEO John Chen says reflects “BlackBerry’s heritage and core mission of protecting our customers’ privacy.” BlackBerry didn’t say anything about the device’s specs, but it did describe the Priv as a “flagship slider device.” The Priv is slated to launch in late 2015. … [read full article]

Coolpad Rogue launching September 30 with Android 5.1.1, $50 price tag

Coolpad isn’t a name that we hear a ton of in the US, but today the device maker announced a partnership with T-Mobile that’ll see Magenta launch a new Android-powered Coolpad phone. The Coolpad Rogue will launch online and in stores on September 20 at a price of $49.99. In exchange for your single Grant, you’ll get an Android 5.1 phone with a 4-inch 800×480 display, 1.1GHz dual-core processor … [read full article]

BlackBerry Venice leaks once again, this time in a hands-on video

Another day, another BlackBerry Venice leak. This time around, we’re getting a look at the Venice on video thanks to Baka Mobile, a retailer for Canadian carrier Bell Mobility. In the four minute video, we’re given looks at both the BlackBerry Venice’s software and hardware. On the software side, we can see a version of Android that looks mostly stock, but has a few notable tweaks. For … [read full article]

BlackBerry Venice shows off its Android-powered software in latest leak

The BlackBerry Venice is expected to launch on T-Mobile — and other US carriers — this November, but we’ve gotten a pretty good look at it ahead of time thanks to the rumor mill. Today we’re getting another peek at the device, with a focus on its software. The latest batch of BlackBerry Venice photos show off several aspects of its Android software, which appears to … [read full article]