Reports have surfaced numerously this year, pointing to the possibility of BlackBerry releasing an Android device. This morning, the idea became very real, as Evan Blass, once known as evleaks, leaked a press render of Venice, BlackBerry’s device running Google’s mobile OS and complete suite of apps. (more…)
According to sources of Reuters, who had eyes on with the paperwork, Samsung is currently in negotiations to purchase BlackBerry outright. With a high premium on BB’s current trading price, Samsung could spend anywhere from $6 billion to $7.5 billion to acquire BlackBerry’s valuable patent portfolio. (more…)
BlackBerry announced BBM for Android Wear at CES this morning, hoping to bring the same functionality of the Android app straight to smartwatches. With BBM on Android Wear, users can receive alerts when new messages comes in, navigate messages, and dismiss notifications with a swipe of the finger. (more…)
There is no denying that Samsung knows a thing or two about security; heck, even Google incorporated components of the Korea-based company’s Knox Security technology into Lollipop. But in an attempt to capture a larger slice of secure-device market, Samsung is going one step further.
It seems BlackBerry devices don’t see much use here in America unless you work for the US government, as “only BlackBerry is designed to meet the high-security needs of U.S. and allied government agencies,” said a BlackBerry spokesperson. That was stated following the news that our nation’s White House staff is internally testing devices from both Samsung and LG, possibly looking to get President Barack Obama off of his beloved BlackBerry device. (more…)