Tag Archives: BlackBerry

T-Mobile says that it’s ‘definitely talking with BlackBerry’ about carrying the Priv

Earlier this month, T-Mobile confirmed that the BlackBerry Priv is fully compatible with T-Mo’s network, including band 12 LTE and Wi-Fi calling. The bad news for T-Mobile customers is that the Priv isn’t actually being sold by Magenta, so you have to get a full-price unit from BlackBerry. That may change soon, though. T-Mobile tells CNET it’s “definitely … [read full article]

BlackBerry Priv pre-orders are live, price set at $699

After months of leaks and waiting, BlackBerry today began taking pre-orders for the Priv, its first Android smartphone. Pricing for the Priv is set at $699, and orders are expected to begin shipping out on November 6. In exchange for your 699 hard-earned dollar bills, you’ll get a smartphone running Android 5.1.1 on a 5.43-inch 2560×1440 AMOLED display that’s covered in Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4. Slide up that display … [read full article]

BlackBerry shares official images of the Android-powered Priv

Now that the BlackBerry Priv is officially official, BlackBerry is free to talk about and show off its upcoming slider, and today that’s exactly what it’s done. Some high-quality images of the BlackBerry Priv have been posted by BlackBerry. The first couple of shots show the Priv from the side, both with its slider closed and open, and then there’s an image of the … [read full article]

BlackBerry Classic will get Wi-Fi Calling this week

Nearly five months after T-Mobile began selling the BlackBerry Classic, the QWERTY-clad smartphone will gain a major new feature. T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert says that the BlackBerry Classic will gain Wi-Fi Calling functionality this week. Unfortunately, that’s the only detail that’s been given so far. @4realmrfreeze this week! — Mike Sievert (@SievertMike) September 28, 2015 BlackBerry fans on T-Mobile haven’t had much to get exciting about in recent months, but it … [read full article]

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]

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]