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BlackBerry to make a comeback with a 5G smartphone

14 Feb 2021

BlackBerry to make a comeback with a 5G smartphone

BlackBerry is up and ready to make a comeback in the smartphone arena. OnwardMobility, the new owner of BlackBerry's mobile division, has confirmed the arrival of a 5G smartphone later this year.

Robinhood reportedly sells GameStop shares without permission from traders

29 Jan 2021

Robinhood reportedly sells GameStop shares without permission from traders

Trading app Robinhood on Thursday prevented investors from buying several stocks in order to facilitate short-selling hedge funds in their battle against the working class investors from the WallStreetBets subreddit.

Wall Street short-sellers lose $5 billion to Redditors over GameStop

28 Jan 2021

Wall Street short-sellers lose $5 billion to Redditors over GameStop

Short-selling video game retailer GameStop's stock has cost investors and hedge funds $5 billion in losses (once you apply some fancy financial calculations) in 2021.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple becomes a $2 trillion company, and more

20 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple becomes a $2 trillion company, and more

A lot has happened in the world of technology since last night.

Your PC can be hacked using simple audio files

18 Oct 2019

Your PC can be hacked using simple audio files

We have seen cases of malicious images being used to break into computers and steal their data.

TCL's foldable phone could bend into a smartwatch

17 Feb 2019

TCL's foldable phone could bend into a smartwatch

Foldable phones, much of a buzzword from last year, will surely be a hot technology trend in 2019.

Alcatel smartphones came pre-installed with money-stealing malware

12 Jan 2019

Alcatel smartphones came pre-installed with money-stealing malware

Alcatel smartphones may not be popular in India, but they still sell in big numbers, particularly in emerging markets.

#SmartphonesFaceoff: BlackBerry Evolve v/s Xiaomi Mi A2

03 Aug 2018

#SmartphonesFaceoff: BlackBerry Evolve v/s Xiaomi Mi A2

In a bid to stay relevant in the smartphone market, BlackBerry has launched Evolve and Evolve X smartphones in India at Rs. 24,990 and Rs. 34,990, respectively.

BlackBerry launches two smartphones, but you shouldn't buy them

02 Aug 2018

BlackBerry launches two smartphones, but you shouldn't buy them

After launch of the nostalgia-inducing BlackBerry Key2, the smartphone maker, today, launched two new smartphones in India - Evolve, and Evolve X.

10 best smartphones you can buy for your parents

22 Jul 2018

10 best smartphones you can buy for your parents

In this smartphone-centric world, youngsters prefer to do almost everything on their devices.

BlackBerry Ghost to feature a large 4,000mAh battery

06 Jul 2018

BlackBerry Ghost to feature a large 4,000mAh battery

According to reports, BlackBerry's upcoming premium smartphone called the "BlackBerry Ghost" will feature a hefty 4,000mAh battery.

7 hot smartphones that got cheaper in last two months

19 Jun 2018

7 hot smartphones that got cheaper in last two months

Smartphone technology is getting better by the day, but devices, especially the premium ones, are getting expensive and that's when "price drops" come to the rescue of buyers.

Facebook shared data with Chinese phone makers, including Huawei: Report

06 Jun 2018

Facebook shared data with Chinese phone makers, including Huawei: Report

A media report has claimed that Facebook has data-sharing pacts with at least four Chinese companies, including Huawei.

Two BlackBerry phones to be launched this quarter in India

12 Apr 2018

Two BlackBerry phones to be launched this quarter in India

According to Hardip Singh, Executive Director at BlackBerry's Indian licensee Optiemus, two BlackBerry phones will be launched in the country this quarter.

After Facebook, BlackBerry sues Snapchat's parent company for patent infringement

05 Apr 2018

After Facebook, BlackBerry sues Snapchat's parent company for patent infringement

A month after suing Facebook for patent infringement, BlackBerry has now accused Snap Inc. of using its patented technology in the Snapchat app.

BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram over messaging patent infringement

07 Mar 2018

BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram over messaging patent infringement

BlackBerry has filed a lawsuit in a Los Angeles Federal Court against social media network Facebook and its two biggest social media subsidiaries WhatsApp and Instagram over patent infringement of its messaging technology.

BlackBerry puts in the final nail in BB10's coffin

04 Mar 2018

BlackBerry puts in the final nail in BB10's coffin

BlackBerry Limited, the manager of BlackBerry's brand licensing and software, has decided to put in the final nail in BB10's coffin.

BlackBerry to launch high-end smartphone called Ghost in India: Reports

27 Feb 2018

BlackBerry to launch high-end smartphone called Ghost in India: Reports

According to media reports, BlackBerry is working on bringing a premium phone to India called the BlackBerry Ghost.

Idea offers Rs. 2,000 cashback on any new 4G smartphone

23 Feb 2018

Idea offers Rs. 2,000 cashback on any new 4G smartphone

India's third-largest telecom operator Idea Cellular has launched a new offer under which its customers can receive a cashback of Rs. 2,000 on buying a new 4G smartphone.

BlackBerry's new software can find security flaws in self-driving cars

16 Jan 2018

BlackBerry's new software can find security flaws in self-driving cars

BlackBerry has launched a new cloud-based software service called 'Jarvis' that aims to find security flaws in self-driving cars.

BlackBerry Motion: all you need to know about it

09 Oct 2017

BlackBerry Motion: all you need to know about it

Just a few days after the leak by Evan Blass about BlackBerry's latest offing, the firm has gone ahead and launched it.

BlackBerry 'Krypton' Motion will be its comeback phone

08 Oct 2017

BlackBerry 'Krypton' Motion will be its comeback phone

If you look really back in the past, you will probably remember a time in cellphones' history when BlackBerry was popular. That was then. Nowadays it's barely heard of.

Deutsche Bank finally ditches BlackBerry devices, opts for iPhones

06 Sep 2017

Deutsche Bank finally ditches BlackBerry devices, opts for iPhones

Deutsche Bank AG will finally let go of the Blackberry devices that it has been issuing to its staff for office purposes; they will now be replaced with iPhones.

Soon, iOS users can watch YouTube videos directly on WhatsApp!

18 Jul 2017

Soon, iOS users can watch YouTube videos directly on WhatsApp!

iOS users will soon be able to play YouTube videos directly on WhatsApp, according to WABetaInfo, which claims the feature is under development.

Latest WhatsApp update: Share almost any kind of file

14 Jul 2017

Latest WhatsApp update: Share almost any kind of file

The latest update of WhatsApp makes sharing of files easier. Large documents can now be shared; the update limits the file size sharing up to 100MB.

Ransomware attack: Gurgaon's Blackberrys falls prey, hackers demand bitcoins

07 Jul 2017

Ransomware attack: Gurgaon's Blackberrys falls prey, hackers demand bitcoins

Indian clothing company Blackberrys (Gurgaon-based) is the latest victim of the massive ransomware attack.

WhatsApp to bring payments on its platform?

23 Jun 2017

WhatsApp to bring payments on its platform?

WhatsApp users might soon be able to transfer money via UPI on the platform. The Facebook-owned messaging app is already in talks with SBI, NPCI and other financial institutions to "devise ways to integrate their systems" for the same.

Soon, 'recall' your messages on WhatsApp!

20 Jun 2017

Soon, 'recall' your messages on WhatsApp!

How many times have you sent a message to a boss/ex/relative on WhatsApp, only to regret it the very next second?

Blackberry to develop virus scanners for luxury cars

19 May 2017

Blackberry to develop virus scanners for luxury cars

Sources stated that Blackberry is now entering the auto security market in a bid to shore up the company's finances after losing primacy in the mobile phone market to Apple.

BlackBerry launches new Android smartphone

26 Feb 2017

BlackBerry launches new Android smartphone

Canadian handset-maker Blackberry launched the BlackBerry KEYone smartphone at the Mobile World Congress 2017 being held in Barcelona.

BlackBerry sues Nokia over patent infringement

17 Feb 2017

BlackBerry sues Nokia over patent infringement

BlackBerry has filed a law suit against Nokia over the alleged infringement of 12 technology patents. The patents cover data transmission technologies involved in 4G and other networks.

BlackBerry to unveil two new mid-range smartphones

29 Jun 2016

BlackBerry to unveil two new mid-range smartphones

BlackBerry CEO John Chen revealed that the Canadian cellphone maker would unveil two new mid-range smartphones in July 2016.

BlackBerry enters Indian Android market with Priv

28 Jan 2016

BlackBerry enters Indian Android market with Priv

BlackBerry has launched its first Android smartphone, Priv in the Indian market.

Blackberry facing staff crunch, senior managers quitting

21 Aug 2015

Blackberry facing staff crunch, senior managers quitting

Blackberry's India operation are seeing a stagnation with one-fourth of its staff having resigned.

 R.I.P. Typo

3 Jun 2015

R.I.P. Typo

Typo Products and BlackBerry Ltd. have agreed to settle their patent war over the sale of smartphone keyboards.