BlackBerry’s back — Kinda? Says it has sold 200,000 Passport phones

BlackBerry CEO John Chen says the company has already sold 200,000 Passport smartphones, just 48 hours after it went up for pre-order. The Passport also became the best-selling unlocked phone on


Hands on: Blackberry Passport

We go hands on with BlackBerry’s newest, and oddest, new phone, the Passport. Can it keep BlackBerry afloat?


BlackBerry Passport smartphone is coming this week, CEO says it’ll cost $600

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has said the Passport smartphone will go on sale this week, and cost $600 without a contract, seeing it slightly undercut high-end phones from Apple and Samsung.


BlackBerry and Porsche Design are back with the $2350 P’9983 smartphone

BlackBerry and Porsche Design have announced their latest smartphone together. It's the P'9983, and while it's technically modeled on the existing BlackBerry Q10 QWERTY phone, the design is strikingly different.


BlackBerry executive suggests company could enter smartwatch space

Comments made by a BlackBerry executive this week suggest the mobile company is considering building its own smartwatch. Enterprise head John Sims described wearables as "definitely an area of research."


BlackBerry announces September 24 event across three cities, Passport phone launch likely

BlackBerry looks set to officially launch its unusual-looking Passport smartphone on September 24 at events in Toronto, London, and Dubai. The question is, will anyone go for a handset with a square display?


BlackBerry sees four new smartphones in its future, according to leak

According to a leaked roadmap, supposedly showing BlackBerry's future smartphone plans, the company has four new devices in development. The new releases could start off with the Passport next month.


BlackBerry Passport: Hands-on video shows off keyboard features

BlackBerry is back at it with a new, square, QWERTY smartphone called the Passport. The BlackBerry Passport will launch in September, but here's everything we know so far.


BlackBerry’s restructure is complete, on its way to recovery, says CEO Chen

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has said in an internal memo the three-year company restructure is complete, and that the firm is now on its way to recovery. This comes just before it fully reveals the Passport, a smartphone designed to capture a new audience.


BBM lands on Windows Phone with tile interface

BlackBerry finally released BBM for Windows Phone after much ado. The app features a tiled user interface that's well-suited to Microsoft's operating system.


Ford ditches BlackBerry phones for the iPhone

Definitely another blow to Blackberry's attempts to attract enterprise customers, Ford Motor Company will be shifting from older BlackBerry phones to a recent version of the Apple iPhone.


BlackBerry CEO questions whether brand can ever be iconic again

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has said the company may never become iconic again, after being grilled about the firm's future, and any plans for an outright sale, in a recent interview.


Unusual touch sensitive BlackBerry Passport keyboard revealed on leaked video

The unusual BlackBerry Passport smartphone has appeared in a brief, but revealing, YouTube video. The short film shows the dual function keyboard in action, highlighting its touch control system.


Don’t be fooled by nostalgia: Running back to BlackBerry is still a mistake

Amazingly, there are some people out there recommending smartphone users swap their trusty devices for a BlackBerry phone.


BlackBerry has its own Siri: New Passport phone will have an ‘Assistant’ app

BlackBerry will finally add a virtual assistant to its mobile operating system. The BlackBerry Assistant will first appear on the upcoming Passport phablet.