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After BlackBerry published details of its new Android phone on a web page with "do-not-publish" in its URL last week, leaked images of the DTEK60 now show a strong resemblance to Alcatel's Idol 4S.
The full specs list of the BlackBerry DTEK60, codename 'Argon', have leaked. The 5.5-inch device reportedly features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
Gartner says 1.97m Windows phones were sold last quarter, compared with 1.2m Lumias, but global market share dropped again, to 0.6%. Android grew to 86.2%, with Samsung grabbing 22.3% of the market.
BlackBerry has cut a hefty chunk off the price of its Android flagship, the Priv, in several key markets, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and various parts of Europe.
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After publishing details of the new handset prematurely today, BlackBerry has now officially announced the DTEK50, an upper-mid-range device running a "hardened" version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
BlackBerry's new mid-range Android phone prematurely appeared on its site today, revealing images of the device, along with key specs - including a Snapdragon 617 SoC, 3GB RAM, 16GB storage, and more.
Two and a half months after BlackBerry made the update available for the device - and over nine months after Marshmallow was first released - Android 6.0.1 is finally rolling out to the Priv on AT&T.
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According to a new report, BlackBerry is possibly working on three new Android handsets with promising specifications. The upcoming devices are codenamed as Neon, Argon, and Mercury.
A new report claims that BlackBerry is discontinuing its devices running on BlackBerry 10. However, support for existing devices on the OS will continue with uninterrupted warranty and technical aid.
BlackBerry is expected to launch two mid-range Android smartphones this year, and the company is probably relying on the Chinese manufacturer, TCL, to build one of these handsets.
Over eight months after Marshmallow was first released - and six weeks after it made its way to the device on other US carriers - Android 6.0 is finally available for the BlackBerry Priv on T-Mobile.
The executive said that many sales of the Priv were to BlackBerry loyalists who disliked Android and later returned it, adding that the high price also contributed to weak demand for the device.
PayPal has issued a statement that all users must be using version 6.0 of the firm's app by June 30. Any older version will no longer work, which includes Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Fire OS.
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A BlackBerry executive confirmed in February that the company is working on two new Android handsets, and purported images of both devices have now leaked, also showing revised BlackBerry branding.
BlackBerry has finally started upgrading its only Android handset to the latest OS version, calling itself "an early Marshmallow adopter" - six and a half months after it was originally released.
BlackBerry cut the price of the Priv to $649 this month, but you can now buy the device for just $449.99 - almost $200 below its official price tag, and nearly $290 less than it costs on an AT&T plan.
BlackBerry's CEO said that all four major US carriers would sell the Priv, and Sprint 'happily confirmed' its plans to do so until last Friday - but it now says it won't offer the device after all.
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BlackBerry CEO, John Chen has revealed that the company will be launching two mid-range Android smartphones, as many customers found the Priv very expensive for a business device.
BlackBerry has reduced the price of its Android flagship, the Priv, in the US, UK and several European markets - but the handset's price remains unchanged in the company's home country.
BlackBerry is inviting Priv owners to register for its Marshmallow beta program - but beta testing is expected to last until mid-June, which means the update won't be rolling out any time soon.
BlackBerry has expressed disappointment in Facebook for dropping support for BB OS and the BB10 platform with its latest APIs, which would effectively cripple the app on its devices.
Shortly after AT&T launched the Priv in November, Verizon said the device would be "coming soon" to its network. Now, four months later, the carrier has finally launched BlackBerry's Android flagship.
WhatsApp has announced plans to phase out support for old mobile operating systems by the end of 2016. It wants users to upgrade to a new device to continue using the service before the year's end.
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A BlackBerry exec said that two more Android handsets are on the way, and also confirmed that the company is in the midst of a full 'transition' to Android, although BB10 is still more secure for now.
BlackBerry is looking to capitalize on the Indian market, but when you look at the price tag on its Priv smartphone, it is hard to believe that Indians will pass on cheaper high end alternatives.
Nearly three months following the release of the Blackberry PRIV on AT&T, T-Mobile US has finally launched the smartphone on their network. PRIV is Blackberry's first Android-powered smartphone.
T-Mobile will be offering the BlackBerry Priv starting next week. The handset will be available via 'Jump! On Demand' and can be purchased with payments. The Priv will arrive on January 26th.
Although BlackBerry adopted Android for its latest flagship smartphone, the company isn't planning to ditch its homegrown BlackBerry 10 OS just yet, and will be rolling out an update this year.
comScore's latest data for the US smartphone market shows that Windows phone share declined by 0.1% for a second quarter, while iOS fell by 1.0% - but Android was the big winner, up by 1.4% to 53.1%.
BlackBerry's fall from grace has been quite spectacular. But they're still going, and the recent switch to Android seems to have steadied its course, and is set to be the OS of choice through 2016.
BlackBerry has said that it will continue to operate in Pakistan, after discussions led to the government dropping its demands for "unfettered access" to the company's email and messaging servers.
BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, has revealed in an interview that the company could launch its second Android smartphone next year depending on the response received by the Priv
BlackBerry says it has "no choice but to exit [Pakistan] entirely" after the government demanded "unfettered access" to its servers, to allow it to read every email and BBM message sent there.
It looks like BlackBerry might have another Android handset up its sleeve in the form of 'Vienna'. The leaked handset looks more like a traditional BlackBerry handset with exposed keyboard.
BlackBerry's Priv - which features a 5.4-inch dual-curved Quad HD display, hexa-core Snapdragon 808 CPU and slide-out keyboard - went on sale on AT&T last week, and will soon be available on Verizon.
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BlackBerry will reportedly roll out Android Marshmallow for its latest flagship smartphone, the Priv, in 2016, but no specific time frame has been revealed by the company.
BlackBerry has revealed that it will be providing monthly security updates to its Android-powered Priv smartphone, in an effort to make the platform secure and ready for enterprise adoption.
AT&T has announced that it will be offering the BlackBerry PRIV starting on November 6th. Featuring a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, the Android device will be available for $249 on a two-year contract.
BlackBerry is now accepting pre-orders directly for its new Priv flagship in the UK, US and Canada, and prices are slightly lower than expected - but the device will ship with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
The BlackBerry Priv briefly appeared on the company's web store, confirming many of its key specs, and revealing that the Android flagship will cost $750 off-contract in the US, and $949 in Canada.
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BlackBerry's first Android smartphone can now be pre-ordered in the UK through Carphone Warehouse, although the official unveiling of the device is still a few weeks away.
A renowned Chinese leaker has revealed via Weibo that the new BlackBerry Priv will set you back around $630. If you think that's a bit high, don't worry, there will be installment plans too.