Rogers BlackBerry KEYone receives update starting tomorrow; focus is on bugs, not security

A leaked internal document reveals that starting tomorrow, July 17th, the Rogers branded version of the BlackBerry KEYone will receive an update. Unlike other handsets in the Rogers family that are receiving updates tomorrow (such as the Moto G4 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+), the new files being sent to the KEYone are related to bug fixes instead of security.

The issues that need to be addressed by the update are apparently related to the Rogers’ network. Early last month, several Rogers subscribers complained about their inability to receive incoming phone …


BlackBerry KEYone sets new record for pre-orders of a BlackBerry device at Rogers

Tweets sent out Friday by Steve Cistulli, President and GM of TCL Communication, revealed just how eagerly anticipated the BlackBerry KEYone is, at least in Canada. The executive said that the KEYone set a new record for the number of pre-orders received by Canadian carrier Rogers for any BlackBerry device. Cistulli also had a message for U.S. consumers interested in the BlackBerry KEYone. He said that on May 31st, when the KEYone launches in the U.S., it will be in stock and available through “different retail channels.”

There are two features of the BlackBerry KEYone that consumers have …

Google brings RCS, a next-gen upgrade to SMS, to Rogers customers in Canada


messenger-app-google In November, Google announced plans to bring RCS, a next-generation upgrade to SMS, and something of an iMessage alternative for Android users, to customers with Android phones on Sprint. At the time, Google said that it planned to roll out RCS to other carrier partners in the months ahead. In just over a month since the original announcement, a second carrier is coming on board: Rogers… Read More

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