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BlackBerry announces new entry-level 9720 smartphone

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BlackBerry today announced the new BlackBerry 9720, although the device should come as no surprise to anyone who has followed the countless amount of leaks over the last few months. The BlackBerry 9720 will be an entry level smartphone running the now dated BlackBerry OS 7.1.

BlackBerry is struggling, big time, there is no denying that, but their latest smartphone may very well be one of their best to date, considering BlackBerry’s strength in the lower end smartphone market. The new BlackBerry 9720 is basically a Curve device and comes with a 2.8-inch HVGA touch display, an 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, a 5MP rear camera and a 1,450mAh battery. The BlackBerry 9720 features the latest BlackBerry OS 7.1 with some UI enhancements that will allow users to swipe the screen to unlock it and access the camera straight from the lockscreen. Included is a dedicated BBM key which should give avid texters quick access to the application.

The BlackBerry 9720 is set to go on sale over the next few weeks in key markets in Europe, Asia and Africa in five unique colours, although exact pricing hasn’t been confirmed.

Written by Dion Guillaume

August 13th, 2013 at 12:21 pm

BlackBerry forms new committee to explore expansion options, possible sale

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BlackBerry seems to be in quite a pickle. The company today announced the formation of a new committee by the company’s board of directors with the aim to look for “strategic alternatives” with regards to the company’s BlackBerry 10 future, a possible sale and maybe even taking the company private.

Last week some rumours lit the internet, and stock market, on fire after stating that BlackBerry was looking at taking the company private. BlackBerry’s stock price jumped several percent thereafter, but no one knew exactly what was going on nor what the company was planning and if the rumours were credible. BlackBerry today announced that their board directors has formed a new committee with the aim “to explore strategic alternatives to enhance value and increase scale in order to accelerate BlackBerry 10 deployment. These alternatives could include, among others, possible joint ventures, strategic partnerships or alliances, a sale of the Company or other possible transactions.”

The rumours seem to be true, whether or not BlackBerry goes private or is sold, they are still going strong and in likelihood the company will team up with some key players in the mobile market to push out new BlackBerry 10 powered devices.

Written by Dion Guillaume

August 12th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

BlackBerry stocks surge as rumours of going private cause hype

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Struggling smartphone maker, BlackBerry, has been the subject of a lot of controversy as of late after doubts have been cast over the company’s comeback efforts in the form of BlackBerry 10 and its position on tablets after its PlayBook failed to make an impression on the market. Rumours of a sale has been circulating for several months, but according to new information, BlackBerry may be looking to go private.

It looks like BlackBerry is trying to take a stab out of Dell’s playbook, not only is the company’s leadership team open to the idea of possibly taking the company private, they have discussed the matter with Silverlake Partners. According to Reuters’ sources, whom are apparently involved with the talks, BlackBerry has proposed to team up with Silverlake in order to take on enterprise computing, a move likely to receive a liquid investment which they would be able to spend on restructuring, which has been a popular topic within the company as of late after several executives were seen departing from the company over the last few months.

BlackBerry may not be in firm discussions about going private or even been acquired, but the stock market has reacted quite positively to the rumours with the company’s share price jumping over 10% in pre-market trading at the time of writing.

Written by Dion Guillaume

August 9th, 2013 at 11:30 am

Leaked BlackBerry A10 may be called BlackBerry Z30 according to leaked software

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The BlackBerry leaks just keep on coming. Yesterday we reported that BlackBerry and Porsche Design might possibly be working on a luxury variant of the BlackBerry Z10, but today’s news is loads more interesting. According to resources within the latest BlackBerry 10.2 software leak, the leaked BlackBerry A10 device which is set to feature a 5-inch display, will in fact be called the BlackBerry Z30.

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Written by Dion Guillaume

August 3rd, 2013 at 10:01 am

BlackBerry may launch a BlackBerry 10 powered Porsche Design smartphone

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The first collaboration between BlackBerry and Porsche Design yielded the BlackBerry P’9981, a weird looking device built off of the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and featuring a customized version of BlackBerry OS 7. Now, some new alleged leaked images on Tinhte have shown off a new collaboration between the two that will seemingly based on the BlackBerry Z10.

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Written by Dion Guillaume

August 2nd, 2013 at 12:53 pm

BlackBerry 9720 press render leaked, called Samoa internally

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BlackBerry’s current market share may be in the black, but don’t count the legendary smartphone maker out just yet. Good old big B may very well have something up their sleeves, the company is set to give BlackBerry OS the farewell it deserves later this year when it will launch the final device to run the operating system, the device in question will be the BlackBerry 9720 (Samoa).

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Written by Dion Guillaume

July 26th, 2013 at 8:33 am

BlackBerry 9720 and A10 leaked in separate videos; adds more detail

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BlackBerry certainly doesn’t have a lot of security with regards to their unreleased devices, but then again who nowadays has? The upcoming BlackBerry 9720 and BlackBerry A10 have both been caught on camera by different individuals, showing off the devices up close and personal and giving us a glimpse of what the company has in store for us.

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Written by Dion Guillaume

July 24th, 2013 at 8:33 am

BlackBerry A10 features leaked in alleged internal slide

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BlackBerry’s next attempt at a smartphone flagship to rule them all has started leaking over the last week, the latest leak details key features of the device, which may likely make a much smaller impact than BlackBerry is hoping, at least if the preliminary specs are to be believed.

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Written by Dion Guillaume

July 16th, 2013 at 8:57 am

BlackBerry ‘A10′ leaked; bigger Z10 with a trimmed top

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As BlackBerry continues their struggle back to the third ecosystem spot, their next attempt at a flagship BlackBerry 10 device has been spotted and taken a delicious picture of.

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Written by Dion Guillaume

July 12th, 2013 at 8:07 am

BlackBerry Bold 9720 leaked, likely last BB7 device

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When BlackBerry announced BlackBerry 10, they reiterated that they would continue to support BlackBerry OS and continue launching devices with the software. The last BB OS device running OS7 has leaked, the BlackBerry BOLD 9720 is coming.

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Written by Dion Guillaume

July 9th, 2013 at 7:34 am