New BlackBerry Motion video promises "32+ hours of battery life" in a phone that's built to last


Not long after we saw the very first official BlackBerry
Motion promo video, we’re now treated with a second look at this interesting, yet to be released
smartphone. As you can see above, BlackBerry Mobile says the Motion is a
device that’s built to last, as it’s got a strong aluminum frame, a
“premium” anti-scratch display, and a dust- and water-resistant design
(IP67-certified). 
Equally important, BlackBerry promises “32+ hours of
battery life” from the 4000 mAh battery that’s found inside the Motion – hopefully,
this means that, on a single charge, the phone will keep its lights …


Save $50 on the BlackBerry KEYone during BlackBerry's 24 hour sale starting tomorrow

Looking to save $50 on the BlackBerry KEYone? Starting tomorrow, October 18th, BlackBerry Mobile is offering the silver colored KEYone for $499.99. That is indeed $50 (or 9%) off the usual price. The deal is available from Amazon and Best Buy, and we have links to both retailers below. The one major caveat is that the sale runs for 24-hours only, from 1 am EDT on October 18th, to 12:59 am EDT on October 19th.

Keep in mind that this is not the Black Edition of the phone, which means that it will come with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage. The Black Edition, which features 4GB of RAM …

All-touch BlackBerry Motion stars in first promo video


Officially unveiled last Sunday, the BlackBerry Motion is
one of the most interesting BlackBerry-branded smartphones to date, being the
first to feature water resistance, as well as the first to pack a very generous
4000 mAh battery.

 

The Motion is already available to pre-order in the Middle East, but it has yet to make its way to Western
markets. Until that happens, you may want to check out the very first promo
video that showcases the handset. While the video – embedded above – is quite
short, it offers a nice, clear look at the new smartphone from all sides,
including the back …

BlackBerry makes Samsung Galaxy smartphones even more secure with new SecuSUITE features

Samsung and BlackBerry have teamed up to improved the security of Galaxy smartphones a long time ago. Today, both companies announced their partnership is going deeper with the addition of SecuVOICE in Samsung Knox.

Usually, Samsung Knox comes with some BlackBerry security feature grouped together under the SecuSUITE name. This pack of security features is compatible with Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge, Galaxy S8/S8+, and Galaxy Note 8 smartphones, as well as Galaxy Tab S2 (8-inch and 10-inch) and Tab S3 tablets.

The addition of SecuVOICE will allow Samsung users …

BlackBerry Motion is now official; phone carries 4000mAh battery, IP67 certification

The BlackBerry Motion has been unveiled in Dubai today. Built by China’s TCL under its license with BlackBerry, the Motion is an “all touch” model that carries the largest battery ever used to power a ‘Berry branded handset (4000mAh). It also is the first BlackBerry branded phone to feature an IP certification rating. At IP67, the Motion can be submerged in up to 3.3 feet for as long as 30-minutes and emerge unscathed. Still, due to the corrosive nature of salt, we wouldn’t want to put the Motion in the ocean.

The new BlackBerry Mobile device comes with a 5.5-inch Premium Anti-Scratch screen …

BlackBerry Motion will be launched in the US at Verizon, Sprint and AT&T

There’s probably one more important BlackBerry smartphone making its way to shelves this year – the so-called BlackBerry Motion. Previously known as BlackBerry Krypton, the smartphone is expected to make its debut in the coming months.

Although the first picture of the BlackBerry Motion leaked yesterday, few details about its specs are known for the time being. Thankfully, the image reveals a little bit of info such as the fact that it’s an all-touch smartphone, unlike the KEYone which features a QWERTY keyboard.

Also, BlackBerry Motion is supposed to be …

Meet the BlackBerry Motion (Krypton), possibly the first water-resistant BlackBerry phone


A few months back, it’s been confirmed that a full-touch, water-resistant BlackBerry smartphone would be unveiled this October. We
assumed that said handset would be the rumored BlackBerry Krypton, which
recently received several certifications (including from the FCC) on its way to
market. Now, it appears that we can take a proper look at the Krypton for the
very first time, thanks to an image revealed by Evan Blass (aka @evleaks). There’s
a catch, though: Evan Blass says the handset is actually called BlackBerry
Motion, so Krypton must have been just a codename.  

 

As previously …

BlackBerry has outstanding second quarter earnings report led by licensing and software

Sure, BlackBerry no longer manufacturers smartphones, but its licensing and software divisions are running on all cylinders. In fact, it makes you wonder why BlackBerry didn’t give up manufacturing smartphones earlier. With the current set up, the guys in Waterloo have a good thing going. A company like TCL licenses BlackBerry’s version of Android and pays the company for use of the iconic BlackBerry name and logo. BlackBerry sits back and deposits the checks.

Topping Wall Street expectations, BlackBerry reported a record $196 million in services and software revenue for its fiscal second …

Tumblr integration comes to BlackBerry Hub

The BlackBerry Hub+ Services app is where you will find some of those BlackBerry apps that you want to have on your non-BlackBerry Android powered handset, including BlackBerry Hub. The app has received an update that handles ‘bug fixes and performance improvements,’ and also includes Tumblr integration for BlackBerry Hub. You can check ‘My apps & games’ in the Google Play Store to see whether or not you have received the update for BlackBerry Hub+ Services.

BlackBerry Hub is a unified in-box that allows users to consolidate all of their messages in one place. And if you buy into the …

Is this a picture of the BlackBerry Krypton's back cover?

Based on a visit to the FCC and certifications from the Wi-Fi Alliance and Bluetooth SIG, it appears that the phone known for now as the BlackBerry Krypton (BBD100-1) is being prepped for a release that could take place as soon as next month. The device, manufactured by TCL, is an “all touch” model and could be an extension of the DTEK line, which currently includes the mid-range DTEK50 and the high-end DTEK60.

This morning, a couple of pictures have been published, allegedly showing the back of the Krypton. It would appear to be made from carbon fiber. One of the pictures compares the upcoming …