Review: BlackBerry 9670 Style
The Style is a solid effort from RIM. It gets all the basics right. Battery life is epic, call quality is good, data speeds are acceptable, and the screens get the job done.
BlackBerries still aren't the media monsters that Android and iOS devices are, but that's not what they focus on. Most users will find the tools available to be good enough. The newer media player works well, and the gallery app is really good. Too bad the camera is a bit of a pain to deal with.
On the messaging front, the Style covers all the bases, and covers them well. With support for so many different messaging types, the options to configure communications is nearly endless and can be highly customized.
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What really sets the Style apart from other BlackBerries and other smartphones in general is its form factor. Clamshell-style smartphones are a rare breed these days. RIM did a great job developing most of the hardware features, and the phone has a quality feel to it.
For Sprint customers, the Style is a very easy phone to recommend. It does everything the Bold does, but differently. It's pocket friendly, compact, and, er, well, "Style"-ish.
Review: BlackBerry Priv for AT&T
The Priv is the first BlackBerry to ship with Google's Android operating system rather than BlackBerry's own BBOS. BlackBerry opted for Android in order to expand the number of apps available to the phone, but it was sure to install its key messaging and security services to make the Priv more attractive to potential business users.
TCL Teases Its Next BlackBerry Phone
TCL today offered a sneak peak of a new BlackBerry smartphone in a short video. TCL is the parent company behind Alcatel and recently struck an agreement to design and manufacture smartphone hardware for BlackBerry.
Review: Kyocera DuraXE for AT&T
Kyocera's latest rugged clamshell for AT&T boasts LTE and mobile hotspot powers, in addition to its in-your-face attitude and truck-like build. This compact phone may include only the most elemental functions, but it has a few tricks up its sleeve.
Review: BlackBerry DTEK50
The DTEK50 runs BlackBerry's apps and services on Google's operating system and Alcatel's hardware. It's a curious collaboration of sorts that adds up to a better 'Berry.
Hands On with TCL's New BlackBerry Smartphone
TCL today showed off a unique BlackBerry smartphone that includes both a physical QWERTY keyboard and a touch screen. This large slab is meant to help reinvigorate sales of BlackBerry smartphones to businesses.