BlackBerry KEY2 moves one step closer to commercial reality with new certifications

Essentially revealed in full by China’s FCC-equivalent Tenaa agency, the BlackBerry KEY2, aka BBF-100, has also stopped by the Bluetooth SIG and Wi-Fi Alliance recently to confirm its impending arrival.

BlackBerry Athena render purportedly depicts KEYone sequel from all angles

Can you imagine a BlackBerry KEYone sequel with sharper corners, a dual rear-facing camera setup, and possibly, a larger touchscreen? If not, here’s a BlackBerry Athena render to help you out.

BlackBerry KEYone sequel inches closer to release with benchmark ‘confirming’ 6GB RAM

We have no idea how TCL intends to name this BlackBerry KEYone follow-up (maybe KEYtwo), but 6GB RAM and a Snapdragon 660 SoC seem etched in stone.

TCL has own-brand phones, at least two more BlackBerries, and maybe even Palm stuff on the way

China’s TCL is looking to further ramp up its smartphone-producing efforts this year, with own-brand, BlackBerry and… Palm hardware?!

Freshly pictured BlackBerry QWERTY phone could well be in-house DTEK70/Mercury

Is this our first look at a legit pre-release prototype of BlackBerry’s last ever in-house QWERTY phone, dubbed DTEK70 or Mercury? Maybe.
BlackBerry going Android

BlackBerry’s in-house smartphone swan song is still ‘coming’, QWERTY keyboard and all

Contrary to popular belief, BlackBerry isn’t altogether done with internally building smartphones yet, prepping one final keyboard design.

Could a tall BlackBerry DTEK70 really have an intractable keyboard?

A leaked picture purporting to show the phone in a super-tall and thin form also looks to show a keyboard. It’s a stationary one.

Meizu sends September 5 event invites containing live Nokia E71 units (wait, what?)

Meizu is bizarrely trying to connect its mystery upcoming Android phablet to a business-focused Nokia model released way back in 2008.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 accessories rumored to include keyboard cover

An extensive list of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 accessories prematurely available for pre-orders includes yet another QWERTY keyboard cover.

BlackBerry stresses ‘keyboard is here to stay’, but in what form?

Don’t worry, physical QWERTY keyboard devotees, as your precious is alive and well as far as BlackBerry is concerned, even after the Classic’s death.

Galaxy S6 edge+ keyboard cover leak brings new hope to QWERTY fans

Could this odd Samsung keyboard cover really emerge as an official Galaxy S6 edge+ accessory? We may find out soon.

HTC Mogul / HTC Titan: Pocketnow Throwback (Video)

The HTC Mogul (aka HTC Titan/PPC-6800) was one of the most powerful smartphones of its day. Come with us back to 2007 to rediscover this QWERTY behemoth.

Your thoughts on the iPhone 5S colors, Steve Ballmer, Moto X colors & more – Pocketnow Daily Recap

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If you like hardware keyboards, you don’t like smartphones

Read why you can’t insist on smartphones with hardware keyboards while simultaneously claiming to be a real smartphone enthusiast.

BlackBerry Q10 Review

We covered its all-touchscreen predecessor, the Z10, earlier this year; how will the QWERTY-packing new kid stack up? Read on for our BlackBerry Q10 review!

Would you use a smartphone with a physical keyboard again?

Portrait QWERTY smartphones were everywhere in 2006, but the form factor is now nearly extinct. Read why this is one form factor we don’t want to see die.

Pocketnow Weekly 043: The Post-Galaxy S 4 Tech Podcast You’ve Been Waiting For

With the S 4 launch behind us, we turn our tech podcast vocals to other pressing matters: BlackBerry’s past, Android’s present, & Windows Phone’s future.

The Pocketnow Weekly Podcast, Episode 038

A phablet battle, a Facebook phone, sapphire dreams, the promise of a Lumia 950, and the peril of Android Trojans. All that and more on today’s Pocketnow Weekly! So strap on your favorite ‘buds and give it a listen.

Not Even BlackBerry Can Save Hardware Keyboards

Read why BlackBerry 10 and the Q10 smartphone might not be enough to help hardware QWERTY keyboards regain their lost popularity.

Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE Review

The Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE is one of very few Sprint smartphones with a hardware QWERTY keyboard, but it can’t succeed on that distinction alone. It’s got not one, but two venerable brand names to live up to. Read our full review (and watch the enclosed video) to find out if it succeeds!

Samsung SGH-T699 Becomes the Galaxy S Blaze Q for T-Mobile?

The Samsung SGH-T699, we caught wind of back in May, surfaced in some real-life pictures mid-June heading T-Mobile’s way but now it appears that it will have a name attached (an out of control one).