Blackberry phones aren’t coming back to life after all

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OnwardMobility, the brand’s latest owner, has officially confirmed that it is shutting down. US start-up OnwardMobility, which had been promising to launch new 5G BlackBerry phones at some point last year, has now confirmed that the project has ground to a halt because the company itself will be shutting down. The company had recently reaffirmed that it still had every intention for a delayed device launch. However, OnwardMobility has now posted an official notice on its website, confirming that it has shelved the project and that it will be shutting…

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BlackBerry sells legacy smartphone business patents for $600M

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The company has announced that it has agreed to sell “substantially all” of those patents. BlackBerry Ltd. recently announced that it has agreed to sell “substantially all” its smartphone business patents, for a total of USD$600 million. The Canadian company recently announced that it was shutting down all support for its phones. BlackBerry has now revealed that it was selling those smartphone business patents to Catapult IP Innovations Inc. That company is based in Delaware and is a special purpose firm formed for the sake of purchasing those assets. Catapult…

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New Android 5G BlackBerry phone to hit the market next year

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The new handsets will also feature the physical keyboard for which the brand is best known. The BlackBerry phone, once synonymous with smartphones before failing completely and disappearing from the market, will be returning to the device world once again in 2021. The company is licensing its name once again to release a device into the Android smartphone market. The latest iteration of the BlackBerry phone will be released by Texas start-up OnwardMobility. It will be launching an Android based 5G smartphone with the signature physical QWERTY keyboard for which…

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Amazon and BlackBerry team up to develop tomorrow’s tech

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The tech giant has partnered with the former cell phone leader for autonomous vehicle technology. Amazon and BlackBerry are now working together for the co-launch of a new autonomous vehicle technology suite. Though the tech giant has been pursuing this area for a while, it has determined that working with the cutting-edge software expert is its next step forward. The online marketplace may be capable of a great deal, but it can still benefit from outside help. Amazon and BlackBerry started working together in recent weeks on a technology suite…

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BlackBerry phones to come to an end as TCL drops the license

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The Android-based devices will come to an end later in 2020, by the end of August. TCL Communications, the electronics maker behind the last remaining BlackBerry phones will stop selling the devices later this year. This will mark the end of the smartphone brand’s devices, which once dominated the market. Though it wasn’t very long ago, most of us have nearly forgotten the time when BlackBerry phones were the easy leader in the smartphone market. In fact, the brand was a household name used synonymously with cell phones as a…

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