We live in an era of information overload, there’s no doubt about that, and with all the apps and services we use constantly asking for our attention it has become easier than ever to feel as if we were drowning in way too many communication services.
BlackBerry Stories August 3
BlackBerry Stories July 26
We’ve known for quite some time that BlackBerry has been working hard to develop new Android smartphones following the release of the PRIV last year, however until now we haven’t seen too much regarding these devices. Overnight a page went live on BlackBerry’s website, though, which since been taken down, showing off new images of the upcoming BlackBerry Neon (DTEK50) as well as the full specifications list (via Crackberry).
BlackBerry Stories June 30
At the beginning of the month, reports described slow BlackBerry PRIV sales and high return rates. Despite this and a potential exit from the hardware business, VentureBeat has details on three new Android-powered devices in the works. These rumors are similar to ones from last year and involve a pair of touchscreen devices and one with a full keyboard.
BlackBerry Stories June 8
Earlier this week news surfaced that AT&T sales of the BlackBerry Priv are worse than expected, and now T-Mobile has stopped selling the Android device on its site. The device is out-of-stock online, but those who are still interested may be able to find them in local carrier stores.
BlackBerry Stories June 6
Blackberry announced its first Android powered smartphone late last year and the phone launched on AT&T shortly thereafter. Other carriers followed, and things looked bright for the Candian firm. There’s no doubt here that the Priv is a solid device, but with a high price tag and features that not everyone actually cares about, it was always going to be a tough sell.
The company estimated that it would push about 850,000 units in Q4 of 2015, but it only sold about 600,000 units in total in that time. It’s tough to say exactly why things fell below expectations, but one anonymous executive from AT&T had a little bit of insight on the topic (via CNET)…