BlackBerry announces 9720 smartphone

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It has been a weird few days for BlackBerry with the Canadian phone maker announcing yesterday that it is looking for a buyer. Yet today it seemed as if nothing had changed for the maker took the wraps off its 9720 smartphone. It is an old school handset in that it runs the company's established…

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'Image and specs' of BlackBerry's big screen A10 leaks

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We have written about the A10, BlackBerry's upcoming big screen phone, a few times before and now it appears we have a picture of it. In typical leak style it is a low res grainy image, but if legit it does give us a few clues as to what we can expect from the upcoming…

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BlackBerry Q5 – launch date and UK prices revealed by retailer

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An interesting spot by the team at Omio which has noted that one UK retailer has got a price and on sale date for the BlackBerry Q5. Announced last month the Q5 is the cut down version of its handset the Q10 - that's the one with the proper QWERTY keypad. It has a similar…

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Fancy a gold BlackBerry? You need the Porsche Design P'9981

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Believe it or not there is still a market for stupidly expensive designer mobile phones. And it doesn't matter that much if their specs are ever or so out of date as long as they are finished in something shiny. If you love the idea of gold mobi then you then you are sure as…

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BlackBerrry R10 new budget phone leaks – unveiled later this month?

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Fancy a new BlackBerry but haven't got the funds to secure one of their new high-end phones the Z10 and Q10. Well the good news is that BlackBerry appears to have a new budget-ish mobile that runs its new 10 operating system and it won't be too long before it arrives. In fact it could…

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BlackBerrry Q10 is Selfridges' fastest ever selling mobile!

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Some rather good news for BlackBerry. Apparently the Q10 - the new phone with the integrated QWERTY keyboard has become the fastest-ever selling consumer electronics product in Selfridges. This is quite probably because it was an exclusive partnership with the store and the brand but nevertheless the stock sold out in a very impressive two…

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BlackBerry out of top ten smartphone brands by sales says analyst

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So who are the top ten smartphone manufacturers in the world? Samsung check, Apple check. Coolpad? Who? Well the Chinese maker has just delivered its Q1 sales figures and according to this analyst has moved into the world's top ten smartphone brands replacing - get this - BlackBerry. Apparently Coolpad's sales are 6.8 million, way…

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Is BlackBerry's next phone a big screen (Phablet) slider?

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So BlackBerry needs a big touch screen phablet to keep up with its rivals. But its hardcore fans love that keyboard and want it on board too. Now it could add a keyboard to a big five inch screen, but that phone would not exactly be pocketable. So what should BlackBerry do? Well how about…

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More evidence that BlackBerry has a Phablet called the U10 on its way

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Jefferies' analyst Peter Misek, who you might remember the other day for saying negative things about Apple, is bigging up one of its rivals - BlackBerry. The analyst bases his optimism for the company on plans that he has seen which include the launch of 2-3 additional BB10 models before year end. Among those slated…

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Vodafone announces UK pricing and availability for BlackBerry Q10

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Good news if you are one of the many people waiting to get your mitts on BlackBerry Q10 - the OS 10 handset that comes with an old school QWERTY keyboard. The device has just gone up for pre-order in the UK via Vodafone. The handset will be available from free to around £37 per…

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Why BlackBerry needs a big screen phone with a keyboard- and needs it now

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There is some pretty grave news for BlackBerry this morning with several news sources reporting that sales of its Z10 flagship in the US are, well, less than impressive. ET mag even suggests that returns of the phone might outnumber sales something which the company categorically denies. This contrasts with the story coming from the…

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Leak shows big screen BlackBerrys (U10 and R10) and a new Playbook tablet

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In what is likely to be the most interesting leak of the week Twitter account @BB10Leaks has posted a image of what purports to be BlackBerry's road map for the next twelve months, and there are some big surprises. The first is that the company is apparently working on a pair of big screen BlackBerrys…

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BlackBerry back in profit! Declares the Z10 a hit

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It appears that BlackBerry could be through the worst. The company today released its latest financial results - which include figures from the launch of its Z10 handset - and they are not too shabby. In fact Thorsten Heins, President and CEO of the company claims that BlackBerry is back in profit. It has sold…

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BlackBerry Q10 nears UK launch – Carphone Warehouse adds it to site

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More evidence that the Blackberry Q10, you know the one that uses the 10 OS but also sports a traditional BB style proper keyboard (and a smaller screen), will land in the UK very shortly. Following on from rumours of an April launch Carphone Warehouse has just added the phe to its roster of handsets…

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Are BlackBerry and HTC owners the real target for the Samsung Galaxy S 4?

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There's an interesting story from sellmymobile, the website that lets people trade in their old handsets. It is reporting a surge in the number of people trading in old HTC and BlackBerry mobiles as they wait to get their mitts on the new Samsung Galaxy S 4 which arrives in the UK in late April.…

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So it seems like the BlackBerry Z10 is a hit. Are you thinking about buying one?

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So it seems that the worst might be over for BlackBerry. With the Z10 apparently selling well in the UK, strong interest in the upcoming Q10 and a bit of a buzz about the brand's devices - which frankly there hasn't been in years, things are certainly looking rosier for the company. The big question…

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UK launch of BlackBerry Q10 (the one with the keyboard) coming soon

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Cast your mind back to January when BlackBerry took the wraps off its all new great hope the Z10. At the same time it also unveiled another handset that was in a more traditional BlackBerry style design in the Q10. The big differences between the two is that, just how BB lovers like it, the…

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