Blackberry Is Bringing Back the Slider Phone Because Sure Why Not

When square phones don't quite work and suing Ryan Seacrest is taking too long, what's a BlackBerry to do? Combine the weirdest new hardware trend and a classic old one together in one super (silly?) smartphone. Blackberry just teased the new "dual-curved, all-touch display with a keyboard—yes a slider device!" at… » 3/03/15 9:45am 3/03/15 9:45am

BlackBerry Just Killed the Greatest Thing It Ever Made

BlackBerry is trying to destroy the best thing it ever made. Not the line of hardware keyboard phones, or the less-relevant-than-ever BBM service. I'm talking about the music video. That mind-blowingly earnest and inexplicable REO Speedwagon cover about BlackBerry 10. It's gone now. What the fuck, BlackBerry? » 2/05/15 12:00pm 2/05/15 12:00pm

BlackBerry Tries to Guilt Everyone Into Making Apps for Its Platform

BlackBerry has jumped into the debate on net neutrality the way that BlackBerry does just about everything these days: ass-backwards. Last night, BlackBerry CEO John Chen wrote a blog post that contorted the standard definition of net neutrality into a complicated pretzel of crazy, insisting that Apple and Netflix are… » 1/22/15 11:00am 1/22/15 11:00am

BlackBerry Classic Review: Good at Being a BlackBerry, and Not Much Else

Let's talk about the word "classic." Classic can mean "timeless," as in an ageless beauty that never fades or a joke with a punchline that always hits. It can also mean "old," like the candy red '57 Chevy you'll probably never see on a modern highway. Which one describes the BlackBerry Classic? Take a guess. » 1/21/15 11:07am 1/21/15 11:07am

BlackBerry Is Now Helping Boeing Build a Self-Destructing Phone

We've known for nearly a year that Boeing is working on an understandably hush-hush smartphone project. It's a self-destructing phone for spies called the Boeing Black. And now we know that BlackBerry is helping—which is kind of weird since the Boeing Black runs on Android. Again, it's all very hush-hush. » 12/20/14 11:00am 12/20/14 11:00am

BlackBerry Will Give You Up To $600 If You Just Please, Please Switch

How much would someone have to pay you before you willingly swapped your phone for a BlackBerry? The Canadian phonemaker is hoping that number is less than $600 for iPhone users, because that is how much they are prepared to give people to trade in their Apple phones for a shiny, square Passport. » 11/25/14 11:18am 11/25/14 11:18am

BlackBerry's Finalllllllllllllllly Getting Its Own Siri-Like Assistant

Today, BlackBerry is giving us our first look at one of the key features of BB 10.3: A voice assistant. Like everything else the company formerly known as RIM does these days, BlackBerry Assistant would have been revolutionary years ago. Today, it's just an obvious feature that's too late to make it a differentiator. » 7/16/14 11:29am 7/16/14 11:29am

Blackberry Confirms Its Bizarre Box-Like Phone Is Coming This Fall

According to the folks over at Mobile Syrup, during Blackberry's quarterly earnings report, John Chen confirmed the existence of the company's next phone—and it's a head-scratcher. Previously known as the Windermere, the device is now officially known as the Passport and features a square 4.5-inch 1440×1440 pixel… » 6/19/14 12:34pm 6/19/14 12:34pm