Unlocked BlackBerry Motion is now available in the US (compatible with T-Mobile and AT&T)

BlackBerry Mobile today
released the BlackBerry Motion in the US, allowing customers to get the
phone either from Best Buy, or Amazon. As previously announced, the BlackBerry
Motion is sold unlocked (at least for now), being priced at $449.99. The
smartphone comes with 1-year US
warranty, and is compatible only with GSM/LTE carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile,
Cricket Wireless, and Tracfone.


The Motion is the very first BlackBerry smartphone to feature
dust- and water-resistance, thanks to its IP67 certification. Unlike the
BlackBerry KeyOne (available in the US since last year), the Motion …

You can now pre-order the U.S. version of the GSM BlackBerry Motion from Amazon

Earlier today, we told you that the BlackBerry Motion, TCL’s latest handset branded with the BlackBerry logo, will launch on January 12th via Amazon and Best Buy. This is the GSM model of the phone which means that it will only work in the states on AT&T and T-Mobile. If that is okay with you, Amazon is now allowing consumers to reserve the Motion by pre-ordering it from the online retailer’s website.

There are some nice features on the Motion that no BlackBerry has ever had before, including an IP67 certification rating. This means that the handset can be submerged in water as deep …

BlackBerry Motion launches in the US on January 12

BlackBerry Mobile and TCL
today announced the upcoming US availability of BlackBerry Motion – the very first dust- and water-resistant
BlackBerry-branded smartphone. 


Previously available only in select markets (including up north in Canada), the BlackBerry Motion will be released
in the US
on January 12 – this Friday. The handset will be sold unlocked via Amazon and
Best Buy for $449.99. This is a GSM/LTE variant of the Motion, which
means you’ll be able to use it on AT&T and T-Mobile, but not on Verizon,
Sprint, and US Cellular.    


Apart …

BlackBerry Motion Review

There was time, not too distant in our technological past, when the word “BlackBerry” was practically synonymous with “smartphone” – or, at least, cell-connected PDA. And while nowadays you’re more likely to find someone using the words “iPhone” or “Galaxy” in that regard, the BlackBerry name still lives on, continuing to evolve and adapt to a changing mobile landscape.

The most recent BlackBerry phones now run Android, albeit with a heavy dose of customization – primarily focused on security and productivity. Earlier this year, we got to know the BlackBerry KEYone, pairing that BB take …

Own an old BlackBerry phone? You'll soon be able to trade it for a KeyOne or Motion

BlackBerry today announced plans to launch a trade-up program
that would make it easy for owners of old BlackBerry handsets to buy a BB device released in 2017. Thanks to this program, folks who still use
smartphones running BlackBerry OS 10 (or older) will receive “a
significant discount and incentive” to upgrade to the BlackBerry KeyOne or


Owners of the BlackBerry Priv (released in late 2015 as the
first Berry
to ditch BB OS in favor of Android) will be able to trade-up their device for a
new model, too. 
Speaking of the Priv, since the handset is now over 2 years
old, …

BlackBerry Motion presented as "unstoppable" in new promo video

Announced in early October as the first dust- and
water-resistant BlackBerry phone ever, the all-touch BlackBerry Motion is not yet
available in the US.
But we assume the handset will be launched stateside soon, as BlackBerry Mobile
keeps on releasing promo videos showcasing its features.


The newest BlackBerry Motion promo video – embedded above –
presents the smartphone as being “unstoppable” and “made to live
in the real world.” That’s because, besides dust- and water-resistance,
the handset offers a “premium anti-scratch” screen (a 5.5-inch panel
with 1080 x 1920 pixels), …

BlackBerry Motion to launch November 10th in Canada

The latest handset from BlackBerry Mobile, the BlackBerry Motion, is expected to make its way stateside to Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. Thus far though, there has been no official word about U.S. availability for the “all touch” model. Thanks to an announcement made today by BlackBerry Mobile, we do know that the device will be available in Canada starting on November 10th. On that date, the phone will be available from Koodo and in select Bell, TELUS and SaskTel stores priced at $99 CAD (equivalent to $77 USD at current exchange rates) with a signed two-year pact. The regular retail price is …

A Brooklyn chemist's 1800s photos capture New York in motion


June 26, 1886

Jamie Swan jumps off a short stone wall at Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn.

Image: Wallace G. Levison/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Wallace G. Levison was a chemist, inventor, and lecturer who founded the Departments of Mineralogy and Astronomy at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences in the latter half of the 19th century.

He was also an avid photographer, using the new technology both as a scientific tool and a recreational activity.

As the dawn of the 20th century approached, newer, more sensitive film emulsions were developed that allowed pictures to be taken with faster and faster shutter speeds. Read more…

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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
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 …

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 …