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BlackBerry’s latest smartphone is its most unusual and innovative release for years, but does it do enough to make it worth considering among a sea of worthwhile competition? The device certainly has its fair share of interesting features, and won’t have any trouble standing out from the crowd. Read on as we take a close look at the Passport. Read More

If you were hoping for a new flagship smartphone from BlackBerry, you might be disappointed by the Leap, with the new handset featuring a 720p display and the same Qualcomm processor we saw in the Z10 back in 2013. On the plus side, the Leap is one of the more attractive smartphones BlackBerry has released recently. Read More

The BlackBerry Passport’s looks may garner the most attention, but the unusually proportioned smartphone also packs some compelling functionality. The device is aimed squarely at the business market, and while it seems unlikely that it’ll be a huge commercial success, it’s easily the most interesting handset we’ve seen from the company in some time. Read More
BlackBerry’s Passport smartphone, which features an unusual large square-shaped display, was met with notable confusion when it was quietly announced during an earnings conference last month. The handset seems to be suffering from an identity crisis – caught between the company’s traditional keyboard-toting smartphones and the larger-screened tablet form-factor. BlackBerry is clearly aware of the issue, and has stepped in to explain why we should be excited about the product’s unusual design. Read More

The long-awaited Blackberry Messenger (BBM) app for iOS and Android was rolled-out on Monday with Blackberry reporting 10 million downloads in the first 24 hours of it going live. Read More

BlackBerry has announced its latest BB10 handset, the Z30. As the name would suggest, the new device is larger than the 4.2-inch Z10, with a general boost to specs across the board. There are a number of other improvements to the device, including a larger battery, better processor and the addition of version 10.2 of the BB10 operating system. Read More
Shopping for a new smartphone can be overwhelming. Even after you’ve chosen a wireless carrier, there are so many phones – many of which look almost the same – that you might not know where to begin. The choice is made even more difficult by the constantly shifting sands of the smartphone marketplace and this year has already seen a number of major new players enter the fray. So how do you sort through it all? Look no further, as Gizmag breaks down the top smartphones of (early) 2013. Read More
Great companies evolve. In 2007, Apple redefined the smartphone with the release of the iPhone. Google then responded quickly with the iPhone-inspired Android OS. But BlackBerry (known then as Research in Motion) stood still. Six years later, the company is finally embracing keyboardless, multitouch handsets. Does the new BlackBerry Z10 stand a chance against Samsung’s record-breaking Galaxy S III? Let’s see how their specs – and harder-to-define intangibles – compare. Read More
Pre-2007, “BlackBerry” was practically synonymous with “smartphone.” Then the iPhone came along ... then Android came along ... and eventually “Blackberry” became synonymous with an inability to adapt. Now, in 2013, the company is finally doing something new. Does its first serious multitouch handset, the BlackBerry Z10, have what it takes to take on the iPhone 5? Let’s see how their specs – and harder-to-define intangibles – compare. Read More
“Better late than never.” We’ve all uttered the phrase at some point. But, in the ultra-fast-moving smartphone market – where last year’s model is considered a relic – “late” is practically synonymous with “dead.” Will that hold true for BlackBerry? Or does the Canadian company have a glimmer of hope? We’ll soon find out. Read More
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