BlackBerry Passport Will Have Region Specific Keyboard for UAE

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BlackBerry has made it a habit to release region specific keyboards for some of their larger demographics. Specifically, QWERTY devices in the United Arab Emirates normally have two sets of lettering, white English letters and Arabic symbols. With the forthcoming release of the BlackBerry Passport it seems this trend will continue. Pictured below you’ll see…

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Poll: BlackBerry Classic vs. BlackBerry Passport?

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Today, BlackBerry CEO John Chen revealed promising news about the company’s financials and showcased a couple of drool-worthy QWERTY devices that are expected to launch late this year.  One of the device introduced is the Blackberry Classic, the more traditional-style BlackBerry.  The Classic re-introduces the “belt” of physical keys below the screen.  This will be undoubtedly well-received…

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BlackBerry Q20 Will Be Compatible With Q5 And Q10 Apps

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The BlackBerry Q20 was unveiled this morning, and although we know very little about this device, one thing has been made clear, Q5 and Q10 apps will work with it, so there will be no need from the developer standpoint to make adjustments for this new device. The BlackBerry Developers Blog explained it like this:…

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Foxconn’s First BlackBerry Device, “Jakarta,” Will Reportedly Not Have A Physical Keyboard

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen spilled in the beans on the first Foxconn-made BlackBerry device during the company’s last earnings call, codenamed Jakarta, and now rumors  are starting up about what this device may end up looking like. We know it’s going to be aimed at emerging markets and will hopefully be an affordable price. Many were…

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BlackBerry Q5 Smartphone Launches in Canada

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BlackBerry announced today that the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone will arrive in Canada on August 13, 2013. It will be available from authorized partners Bell, Fido, Koodo, Sasktel, TELUS, and Virgin Mobile Canada, as well as retail stores Best Buy Canada, Future Shop, Target, TBooth Wireless, The Mobile Shop, The Source, Walmart, and WIRELESSWAVE, across the country. The BlackBerry…

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BlackBerry Malaysia Unveils the BlackBerry Q5

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BlackBerry has announced it’s new BlackBerry 10 family member, the BlackBerry Q5, in Malaysia. BlackBerry Malaysia Country Director, Mr. Annamalai Muthu, said that BlackBerry Q5 will be offered by Celcom, Maxis, U Mobile and Tune Talk, starting July 15. In addition to the package offered by these carriers, the device will also be available through the…

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BlackBerry Q5 Launched in the UK

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To all our readers in the UK, we have good news. The new BlackBerry Q5 smartphone is now available in the UK, making it easy for you to have fun, create, share and stay connected. The Q5 has a cool new design and packs a full QWERTY keyboard and the new BlackBerry 10 OS.  It also…

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BlackBerry Q10 Arriving June 7th In Philippines

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BlackBerry announced today that they’ll be launching the new BlackBerry Q10 smartphone in the Philippines on June 7. It will be available in two colors, black and white, and brings back the QWERTY keyboard we’ve all loved from day one. “The BlackBerry Q10 smartphone offers premium performance, set in BlackBerry’s signature keyboard design, that lets customers…

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How BlackBerry Can Drive the Resurgence of the Physical Keyboard

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These days, the term ‘smartphone” usually implies a full-touchscreen device with a virtual keyboard.  After all, almost all of the recent mid- and high-tier smartphones have no physical keyboards.  There is a reason for this of course.  And let’s face it. What most people want are smartphones with large screens on thin devices along with…

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