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BBM's consumer version to close on May 31

Apr 19, 2019 - 12:58 PM

Blackberry says the technology industry 'is very fluid, and, in spite of our substantial efforts, users have moved on to other platforms, while new users proved difficult to sign on'

BBM SAYS GOODBYE. The consumer service will close on May 31. Image from BBM.

BlackBerry Key2 specs leak points to long-lasting phone

Jun 06, 2018 - 8:05 PM

It's the combination of a Snapdragon 660 SoC processor with a large 3,500 mAh battery that's bringing hopes of a long battery life for the Key2

THE BLACKBERRY KEY2. A leaked image of the BlackBerry Key2 from the Twitter account of Evan Blass @evleaks.

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Mar 08, 2018 - 9:53 PM

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BlackBerry sues Facebook over messaging apps

Mar 07, 2018 - 9:56 AM

'We have a lot of respect for Facebook and the value they've placed on messaging capabilities, some of which were invented by BlackBerry,' says BlackBerry spokeswoman Sarah McKinney

WhatsApp ending BlackBerry OS, Windows Phone support

Dec 27, 2017 - 10:51 AM

While users of BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone 8.0 can still use WhatsApp, some features may stop working, and users will be unable to make new accounts or reverify their accounts on the operating systems mentioned

New Blackberry phone ditches iconic keyboard

Oct 09, 2017 - 4:48 PM

Brand rights owner TCL introduces a new Blackberry phone which does away with the brand's signature feature

MOTION. TCL reveals keyboard-less Blackberry at Gitex Tech Week in Dubai, Monday, October 9, 2017. All official photos from Blackberry

LOOK: The phones revealed at the Mobile World Congress 2017 so far

Feb 27, 2017 - 11:57 PM

Here s a list of the new phones unveiled after the first day of the world s biggest annual phone expo in Spain

XA1. Photo from Sony

China's TCL brings back physical keyboard in new BlackBerry

Feb 26, 2017 - 8:55 PM

The KEYone phone has a larger screen than previous BlackBerry devices and a fast charging battery

TCL Communcation's CEO Nicolas Zibell presents the new BlackBerry Key One at the Mobile World Congress centre in Barcelona on February 25, 2017, before the start of the world's biggest mobile fair, held from February 22 to February 25.  / AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGO

A look at 'Mercury', Blackberry's last in-house engineered phone

Jan 09, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Like Nokia Blackberry phones will live on through licensing partnerships

Photo from TCL

BlackBerry berhenti buat smartphone, bagaimana nasibnya di Indonesia?

Sep 30, 2016 - 2:15 PM

BlackBerry telah bentuk perusahaan patungan dengan Tiphone yang akan produksi BB Merah Putih

Ilustrasi sebuah perangkat BlackBerry. Foto oleh Scott Olson/AFP

BlackBerry to outsource handsets, will halt production

Sep 28, 2016 - 9:19 PM

Handsets with the BlackBerry name will be produced under license by PT Tiphone Mobile Indonesia Tbk allowing the Canadian firm to concentrate on software and services

In this photo illustration, a BlackBerry device is shown on October 12, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

BlackBerry kills off its Classic smartphone

Jul 06, 2016 - 4:00 PM

The hardest part in letting go is accepting that change makes way for new and better experiences says BlackBerry COO Ralph Pini

epa04533133 The Blackberry Classic on display after a launch press event for the launch in New York, New York, USA, 17 December 2014. EPA/ANDREW GOMBERT

BlackBerry responds to police eavesdropping report

Apr 19, 2016 - 2:30 PM

The tech company says it recognizes the balance between doing what s right and preventing government from invading citizens privacy

epa03882343 A sign outside the Blackberry campus in Kanata, Ottawa, Canada, 24 September 2013. BlackBerry has signed a provisional agreement to be bought by a consortium led by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, which already owns approximately 10 per cent of the publicly traded shares in the troubled Canadian company. EPA/STEPHEN MORRISON

Canada police eavesdropped on BlackBerry messages – media

Apr 15, 2016 - 10:58 PM

Law enforcement intercept and decrypt about one million BlackBerry messages in connection with its investigation into Montreal crime syndicates Vice says in its report

BLACKBERRY ACCESS. A man uses his Blackberry mobile device to write a text message in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, January 17, 2014. File Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

Dutch police hack into 'uncrackable' Blackberry

Jan 13, 2016 - 11:56 PM

The Netherlands Forensic Institute NFI breaks into Blackberries equipped with the Pretty Good Privacy PGP encryption program

BLACKBERRY ACCESS. A man uses his Blackberry mobile device to write a text message in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, January 17, 2014. File Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

Tetap eksis di pasar Indonesia, BlackBerry luncurkan 3 produk anyar

Oct 22, 2015 - 4:49 PM

Perusahaan asal Kanada meluncurkan BlackBerry Leap BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition dan BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9983

BlackBerry CEO wants coders to make apps for all platforms

Jan 23, 2015 - 1:17 PM

BlackBerry s CEO attempts to redefine net neutrality to further refer to applications ensuring that all platforms are equally catered to by developers with limited resources

JOHN CHEN. The Chief Executive Officer of BlackBerry John Chen delivers his speech during a launching ceremony of the new BlackBerry Z3 smartphone in Jakarta, Indonesia, 13 May 2014. Photo by Mast Irham/EPA

Blackberry, Samsung deny takeover report

Jan 15, 2015 - 7:55 AM

UPDATED Both Samsung and BlackBerry deny rumors of takeover talks

BLACKBERRY. The BlackBerry Classic on display after a press event for the launch in New York, New York, USA, 17 December 2014. EPA/ANDREW GOMBERT

What’s the typical Indonesian mobile Internet user like?

Nov 27, 2014 - 1:18 PM

Baidu Indonesia releases a white paper that gives insights into Indonesian mobile user trends

Indonesians go for low- to mid-range Android smartphones, according to a white paper released by Baidu Indonesia. File photo by EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Sept. 23, 2014

Sep 23, 2014 - 10:16 AM

Indonesia s crushing 0 6 loss to Thailand Nazril Ariel Irham s freedom a new BlackBerry phone and more

6-0 LOSS. Thailand's Kroekrit Thawikan (C) vies for the ball with Indonesia's Rasyid Assahid Bakri (L) and Novri Setiawan (R) during their first round match of the 2014 Asian Games at the Incheon Football stadium in Incheon on September 22, 2014. Photo by AFP

Indonesia wRap: 23 September 2014

Sep 23, 2014 - 10:06 AM

Tim nasional Indonesia U 23 harus keok melawan Thailand tapi tetap lolos ke babak 16 besar Asian Games 2014 BlackBerry akan meluncurkan smartphone terbarunya agar tetap relevan dan ucapkan selamat tinggal kepada macet karena akses jalan ke Bandara Soekarno Hatta akan ditambah

KALAH TAPI MENANG. Timnas Indonesia U-23 kalah 0-6 dari Thailand dalam laga terakhir babak penyisihan Grup E Asian Games 2014, 22 September 2014. Foto oleh AFP

Sony Xperia Z2 review (TechRap)

Jul 31, 2014 - 12:06 PM

Apple gets iTime patent for its smartwatch Xiaomi unveils Mi 4 and SmartBand Sony Xperia Z2 review

iPhone 6 sapphire display? (TechRap)

Jul 15, 2014 - 2:20 PM

iPhone s 4 7 sapphire display revealed Blackberry announces square smartphone The Passport

Smartphone market still growing as prices fall: study

May 29, 2014 - 11:47 AM

Notes an IDC analyst Smartphone shipments will more than double between now and 2018 within key emerging markets including India Indonesia and Russia

BORROWED DESIGN. The Nokia X has a tiled home screen like on the Windows Phone-powered Nokia Lumia smartphones. Photo by Michael Josh Villanueva / Rappler

5 tech trends worth watching out for in 2014

Jan 01, 2014 - 3:44 PM

Read about 5 technology trends that shaped 2013 and are worth watching out for in the new year

THE FUTURE TODAY. Here are 5 tech trends that everyone should be mindful of in the coming year.

BlackBerry dismisses demise talk, says 'very much alive'

Dec 03, 2013 - 11:07 AM

BlackBerry says it s here to stay casting off rumors of the company s demise

HERE TO STAY. BlackBerry execs say the company's demise is exaggerated. Phone images from

Rappler goes live on LINE

Nov 19, 2013 - 3:12 PM

Rappler now has an official account on LINE Learn how to add the Rappler account to your friends list in the article

BlackBerry scraps bid for buyer, ousts CEO

Nov 04, 2013 - 10:03 PM

UPDATED BlackBerry abandons hopes of finding a buyer and instead pegs its future on a 1 billion cash infusion and new management after the departure of its chief executive

HUGE LOSSES. Smartphone maker BlackBerry, formerly a leader in mobile phone technology, has been squeezed by rivals Android and Apple, steadily losing market share. Phone images from

TechRap: Galaxy Note 3, iPad Air

Oct 27, 2013 - 5:06 PM

It s TechRap s anniversary episode and we bring you news from Apple Nokia and review the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

BlackBerry Messenger resumes rollout

Oct 23, 2013 - 7:22 AM

After resolving some issues BlackBerry resumes the release of its messaging app

GET YOUR BBM. BlackBerry Messenger can now be downloaded again on iOS and Android devices. Screen shot from Blackberry

TechRap: Nexus 5, Nintendo 2DS

Oct 21, 2013 - 10:00 AM

This week on TechRap We take a look at new devices Google s Nexus 5 and the HTC One Max and we play Pokemon on Nintendo 2DS

Chinese Lenovo mulls buying Blackberry: report

Oct 18, 2013 - 7:09 PM

Chinese computer and phone maker Lenovo is considering a counter bid to buy all of Canadian smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry

SUITOR? Chinese firm Lenovo is eyeing beleaguered smartphone maker BlackBerry? Phone images from

BlackBerry posts $965-M loss, vows transition

Sep 27, 2013 - 9:34 PM

The Canadian tech pioneer hopes for a turnaround with a planned 4 7 billion buyout which would take the firm private

BlackBerry explains BBM launch delay

Sep 25, 2013 - 2:18 PM

BlackBerry blogs about the reasons behind halting the rollout of BlackBerry Messenger for iOS and Android

DELAYS EXPLAINED. BlackBerry's head for BlackBerry Messenger Andrew Bocking explains why the company is delaying the BBM rollout on iOS and Android. Screen shot from BlackBerry

ANALYSIS: Once-cool BlackBerry failed to keep pace with rivals

Sep 24, 2013 - 8:14 AM

BlackBerry previously known as Research in Motion reacted too late to the threat from Apple s iPhone and manufacturers using the Google Android OS

DELAYED REACTION. Smartphone maker BlackBerry fails to keep up with the iPhone and makers of phones with Android OS. Phone images from

TechRap: Starmobile Knight vs Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z

Sep 24, 2013 - 6:00 AM

In the 3rd edition of our smartphone camera shootout we pit 2 Philippine brands against each other Starmobile Knight vs Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z

BlackBerry agrees to $4.7-B buyout

Sep 24, 2013 - 1:56 AM

The buyout is part of plan to take the struggling Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry private as it searches for a better suitor

FINANCIAL PLAN. Troubled smartphone maker Blackberry is going private.

Blackberry Messenger rollout stalled due to leak

Sep 23, 2013 - 12:29 PM

BlackBerry Messenger has stopped its rollout on iOS and Android due to a leak of an unreleased Android version of BBM

LEAKED. When an unreleased version of BlackBerry Messenger for Android went online, BlackBerry stalled its rollout to address the issue. Screen shot from BlackBerry

Launch date for Android, iOS BBM revealed

Sep 19, 2013 - 1:05 PM

BlackBerry Messenger gets a release date on iOS and Android devices

A FEW MORE DAYS. BlackBerry Messenger is slated to hit Android on September 21 and iOS a day later. Screen shot from BlackBerry

TechRap: Samsung Galaxy Gear, IFA highlights

Sep 08, 2013 - 3:27 PM

This week s TechRap brings you Samsung Galaxy Gear Note 3 and IFA 2013 highlights all the way from Berlin Germany

TechRap: Gaming monitor doubles as TV

Aug 19, 2013 - 5:02 PM

Apple and Samsung gear up to launch new devices this September Is BlackBerry up for sale? We take a look Photo editing app VSCO Cam

Troubled BlackBerry eyes sale, other options

Aug 12, 2013 - 9:33 PM

Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry said it is examining strategic alternatives including possibly selling off the firm

BLACKBERRY TROUBLES. Blackberry is looking into strategic alternatives due to financial woes, including BlackBerry's possible sale.

Got Whatsapp? You now get voice messages

Aug 07, 2013 - 10:30 PM

Whatsapp introduces voice messages to its application

THROWING YOUR VOICE. Whatsapp announces the launch of voice message sending on all platforms running the app. Screen shot from Whatsapp video

TechRap: Assault Fire

Jul 29, 2013 - 5:36 AM

This Week on TechRap Google s Nexus 7 Android 4 3 Chromecast BlackBerry A10 and Level Up first person shooter Assault Fire

BlackBerry shares plunge on weak results, sales

Jun 29, 2013 - 8:31 AM

The company posts an 84 million loss in the 1st quarter

HIGH RETURN RATE? Smartphone maker BlackBerry slams as "false and misleading" a brokerage research note which claimed consumers were returning the new Z10 handsets at a high rate

Help for those wanting technology detox

Jun 26, 2013 - 11:18 AM

This sudden surge in connection possibilities prompts every user to reflect on how to continue to enjoy life

GREATER NEED TO UNPLUG. 'We're realizing that at the end of the day, it (technology) doesn't nourish us'

Blackberry Secure Work Space goes live

Jun 25, 2013 - 2:12 PM

BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 has a new tool that lets it manage the data on iOS and Android devices in the work network

SECURE WORK SPACE. BlackBerry's new offering for BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 lets IT managers wall off work information on devices in the network

BlackBerry Messenger coming to iOS, Android

May 15, 2013 - 5:48 PM

BBM for iOS and Android will be available as a free download this summer

Blackberry debunks report on Z10 high return rate

Apr 12, 2013 - 9:53 PM

Smartphone maker BlackBerry slams as false and misleading a brokerage research note which claimed consumers were returning the new Z10 handsets at a high rate

HIGH RETURN RATE? Smartphone maker BlackBerry slams as "false and misleading" a brokerage research note which claimed consumers were returning the new Z10 handsets at a high rate

TechRap: BlackBerry Z10 Review

Mar 24, 2013 - 6:23 AM

Twitter celebrates 7th year; YouTube reaches 1B monthly users; Samsung confirms it is working on a smart watch will it beat Apple to the punch? And BlackBerry releases the Z10 in the Philippines we give you pricing and a hands on review