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BlackBerry 'Mercury' hands-on: Riding into 2017 on a phone with no name

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The BlackBerry brand continues to get much-needed TLC from its new owner TCL.

Under the new direction of TCL, BlackBerry's smartphone business is poised for a relative revival. It's no big revelation to say that BlackBerry's market share and mind share are nowhere near what they were in its prime, but at CES 2017 BlackBerry is hoping to kickstart a new direction by announcing a new phone.

And even though the company won't actually tell us the specs, price, features, launch date or even the official name, many will recognize this smartphone as the rumored BlackBerry "Mercury." So in lieu of a proper name, that's what we're calling it. The Mercury is real, that much has been established now — it's a solid metal phone that fits the overall size mold of a modern slab smartphone, but manages to fit in a full hardware keyboard on the bottom without a Priv-like slider.

BlackBerry's Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform now available on Microsoft Azure

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BlackBerry has announced another partnership with Microsoft that will see the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform made available on the Microsoft Azure cloud service.

Media "conditioned" to ask BlackBerry about handset business, says Chen

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BlackBerry says it has a great story to tell that has nothing to do with handsets.

BlackBerry has intercepted BBM messages for authorities to fight crime

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It has been reported that a specialized unit within BlackBerry has been aiding authorities in "dozens of countries" by intercepting and sharing user data, including BBM messages. BlackBerry has failed to specify how many requests the company has received from government bodies, nor has it been confirmed how many requests have been fulfilled.

BlackBerry continues to add enterprise software features for Good Secure EMM Suites

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BlackBerry has announced it is making more progress into integrating enterprise software features into its Good Secure EMM Suites, including BES12, Good Dynamics and WatchDox.

BlackBerry names Ralph Pini as its new COO and devices head

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BlackBerry has named Ralph Pini to be its new Chief Operating Officer and General Manager for Devices. In a company Q&A, Pini reveals his priorities for the devices business.

BlackBerry makes some pricing changes to its Enterprise Partner Program

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BlackBerry has announced it will be making some changes to its Enterprise Partner Program. They include what the company is calling an "integrated and simplified pricing structure" for its partners.

BlackBerry hires Alex Thurber to lead global sales of its devices

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BlackBerry has hired Alex Thurber to be its new senior vice president for global device sales. The new hire comes as the company is still dealing with poor sales of its hardware products, including the recent BlackBerry Priv smartphone.

John Chen says BlackBerry 'stood by our lawful access principles' while assisting Canadian Police in 2010

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Following the recent news that BlackBerry's global decryption key was in the hands of the Canadian Police since 2010, current CEO John Chen has taken to the BlackBerry Blog to clear the air. BlackBerry feels as though "tech companies as good corporate citizens should comply with reasonable lawful access requests," a position they have made clear in the past.

BlackBerry's global decryption key was obtained by Canadian Police in 2010

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BlackBerry's global decryption key was obtained by Canadian Police in 2010

It appears as though BlackBerry's global decryption key was previously obtained by the Canadian Police. According to a report, the police have had the key to BlackBerry devices since 2010, but neither the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) nor BlackBerry will confirm the details of how it was handed over.

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