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MrMobile BlackBerry Motion vs. KEYone: Buttons Make The BlackBerry

Join MrMobile for a rare comparison video: BlackBerry Motion vs. BlackBerry KEYone, aka "A Tale Of Two BlackBerrys."

If you're having some trouble deciding between the BlackBerry KEYone and the all-new BlackBerry Motion, the latest video from MrMobile might help give you some direction. In the notably rare comparison video, MrMobile takes a look at both devices and what they offer individually.

Save up to $100 on the BlackBerry KEYone and Motion with these Black Friday specials!

If you've been holding out for some Black Friday deals in order to pick a BlackBerry KEYone or all-new BlackBerry Motion, you're in luck. Several retailers across Canada are now offering up to $100 off the BlackBerry Mobile lineup from now until November 27.

BlackBerry KEYone successor rumors ramp up thanks to GeekBench results

UPDATE - Since posting this, the folks at Telefoonabonnement, the original source of the news, have reached out to me and shared the actual GeekBench result link, which can be viewed here.

Since October, there have been rumors of a KEYone successor floating around. The basis of those rumors is a profile listing found on the TCL website which listed a device thus far known as BBF100-1 featuring a Snapdragon 660 with a 1620x1080 display and a physical keyboard. Based on that info, many folks have dubbed it a KEYone successor or 'KEYtwo'.

Now, a new image suggested to be from benchmark site GeekBench has appeared adding a few more additional details. Specifically that the BBF100-1, whatever it ends up being named, will feature Android 8.0 Oreo and come loaded with 6GB of RAM. I love rumors as much as the next person, but there are a few reasons to hold back excitement here.

Facebook Messenger now allows you to send higher resolution photos

If you've ever used Facebook Messenger to send photos, chances are you've noticed they're not exactly the best looking when ran through the service. Until today, Facebook was using what they refer to as 2K resolution but now they've started rolling out 4K resolution support on Android (and iPhone) to people in the US, Canada, France, Australia, the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea with other markets to follow in the coming weeks.

Sportsnet brings their content to BBM Messenger, Maclean's and FLARE launching in the coming weeks!

As BBM continues to expand offerings through BBM Messenger's Discover menu, Canadians now have access to content from Sportsnet with Maclean's and FLARE launching in the coming weeks.

Vote for the BlackBerry KEYone in the MobileSyrup 2017 Readers' Choice Awards!

Over at MobileSyrup, they're currently running their 2017 Readers' Choice Awards with multiple categories to choose from such as Best Canadian Carrier, Best Budget Smartphone, Best Flagship Smartphone and more! As part of the Readers' Choice Awards, the BlackBerry KEYone has been nominated in the Best Flagship Smartphone category and needs your votes to take the award home.

Fujisoft and Hitachi Industry & Control join the BlackBerry Partner Program in Japan

BlackBerry has now announced that Fujisoft Incorporated and Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions, Ltd have joined the BlackBerry Partner Program to deliver safety-critical and secure software solutions for Japanese industry.

Take CrackBerry's BlackBerry KEYone and BlackBerry Motion Owner Super Survey!

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Take CrackBerry's BlackBerry KEYone and BlackBerry Motion Owner Survey. We'll be sharing the results with BlackBerry Mobile - this is your chance to participate and have your voice heard!

Have a few minutes to spare to help us out with a survey? If so, we'd appreciate it. Just like last time, we'll be sharing the results with BlackBerry Mobile, and it will help to develop new features and improvements for upcoming and existing products. This is our chance to take all that great feedback that fills the BlackBerry KEYone and BlackBerry Motion forums and put it to some good use.

BlackBerry KEYone now offered through EE Small Business accounts

If you have a small business account with EE and have been looking to get your hands on a BlackBerry KEYone, EE has now made it easier than ever. Through their Small Business online portal but the BlackBerry KEYone in silver is now directly available for purchase.

BlackBerry Keyboard beta introduces new 'SlideBoard' feature

A new beta release for the BlackBerry Keyboard app has now arrived in Google Play and brings along with it a new beta feature BlackBerry is calling SlideBoard. In short, you can slide your finger left or right on the keyboard now, and it will bring up new panels which offer quick access to four user-customizable phrases or a number pad and widely used symbols.

BlackBerry Motion now available from John Lewis priced at £399.00

In addition to Carphone Warehouse going live with sales of the all-new BlackBerry Motion, BlackBerry fans in the UK can also pick one up from John Lewis. Keeping in line with the suggested pricing, if you order one from John Lewis, it will set you back £399.00.

BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition now available from Amazon UK, John Lewis and Argos

In addition to the BlackBerry Motion arriving in the UK, we're also seeing further release for the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition in the UK. Amazon UK, John Lewis, and Argos have now added the device to their lineups.

BlackBerry Motion now available from Carphone Warehouse online and in select stores!

Being one of the first retailers in the UK to fire up their pre-orders for the all-new BlackBerry Motion, Carphone Warehouse is also among the first have the Motion available for purchase. BlackBerry fans in the UK can now order the BlackBerry Motion online through the Carphone Warehouse site.

BlackBerry KEYone Limited Edition Black now available to pre-order in Indonesia

This is it. If you have been waiting for the BlackBerry KEYone to come to Indonesia, you can now celebrate. The BlackBerry KEYone Limited Edition Black is now available to pre-order in Indonesia through a multitude of partners starting today through November 26. As with the BlackBerry Aurora when it was released, there are several special offers in place from Telkomsel, Indosat, XL and Smartfren you'll want to check out.

BlackBerry Password Keeper beta adds support for Google Drive backup and restore

A new beta for BlackBerry Password Keeper has begun rolling out, and for folks who love the app, this is either going to be a feature you love and use or one you have absolutely zero interest in using. For this release, BlackBerry has added the ability to automatically back up and restore password records from Google Drive.

BlackBerry UNSTOPPABLE Tour comes to Paris this Saturday - RSVP Now!

We've almost made our way through the European leg of the BlackBerry UNSTOPPABLE Tour and next on the list is Paris this Saturday, November 18. For Paris, we have an awesome evening lined up for BlackBerry fans and those thinking about picking up a new BlackBerry KEYone.

BlackBerry Motion now up for pre-order across retailers in Slovakia and the Czech Republic

As the availability of the BlackBerry Motion continues to expand, retailers have started taking pre-orders for the device and one area where retailers are ready is Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Those looking to get their hands on Motion should have no issue as multiple retailers are expected to have their stock readily available after November 20.

BlackBerry announces new patent licensing partnership with Teletry

BlackBerry continues to sign new patent licensing deals and the latest to be announced is a strategic licensing agreement with Teletry. As part of the agreement between Teletry and BlackBerry, Teletry will have the right to sublicense a broad range of BlackBerry patents to a majority of global smartphone manufacturers.

Convenience Key fans will love the new Smart Convenience Key on the BlackBerry Motion!

With the BlackBerry Motion, BlackBerry Mobile is introducing a new Smart Convenience Key that takes the user-defined shortcuts to the next level by adding in profiles you can setup and control on the fly. Now when you press the textured key, you are presented with up to three different options with profiles for Default, Car, Meeting, and Home. Do the math that's like 12 different shortcuts in one button.

Optiemus launches the BlackBerry KEYone Limited Edition Black in Sri Lanka

After initially launching the BlackBerry KEYone Limited Edition Black in India, Optiemus has now partnered with Softlogic to bring the BlackBerry KEYone Limited Edition Black to Sri Lanka. The launch also came with an announcement that the first 200 customers of the BlackBerry KEYone Limited Edition Black in Sri Lanka will be invited to a gala dinner featuring Kumar Sangakkara.