BlackBerry is still the most widely used smartphone in the U.S. Despite the advanced technologies in other mobile phones BlackBerry is still popular and here are the reasons why.

The keyboard

The BlackBerry users love the keyboard on their phone. They like the click of the keys. There is even the shift key. So, it’s very similar to a full-size computer keyboard. When most phones are moving towards touch screen, BlackBerry stands out with its unique keyboard. People don’t have to look at the phone when typing messages.

The red light

There’s a little silver of a red light on top of the BlackBerry phone. The light blinks when you have a new message or call. People are addicted to the light. Whenever people see that red light blinking they know that there is a message or a call waiting for them.

It’s business-like

It can run flashy applications. You can play games with it, upload pictures to your Facebook and Twitter accounts. It is a business-friendly device. Recently, it is being promoted as a leisure phone for multitasking young people. Blackberry is highly secure. It can encrypt the message. So, business owners can comfortably give their phones to their employees who can share sensitive documents over the phone.

Those who are used to using BlackBerry phones find it hard to switch to any other mobile devices. You won’t find these features of BlackBerry in any other phones. So, this is what makes it so popular.


The mobile industry is developing fast. We are having new models of mobile phones every year with new features. Here are the latest trends in the mobile industry.

1. New form factor and flexible design

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy Note Edge has been very successful with its new form factor. The design looks beautiful and it’s very comfortable to operate as well. LG’s Flex series is very similar. The gentle vertical curve improves the ergonomics of regular phone calls and touchscreen operation. Samsung will soon launch it’s ‘Foldable Valley’ device. It will have a bendable display that will open and close just like a book. So, the users will have a large screen, at the same time they can carry it around easily.

2. New battery technologies

The present mobile devices have low battery capacity. Phone manufacturers are innovating the way they charge the phone. They are improving the battery technology as well. Batteries that have large capacity usually take a long time to charge. But fast charging technologies are in place, like MediaTek Pump Express Plus. Such technologies can greatly speed up the charging process. The wireless charging technology is also improving.

3. Smartwatches are companions to smartphones

Smartphones provide task management and communication features. The blend of mobile internet access, mobile hardware and voice control technology has made smartwatches very popular today.

4. Faster wireless networks

The mobile phones now have faster wireless networks. The new LTE-A technology provides 3 Gbps for download and 1.5 Gbps for upload. However, this is limited to the large metropolitan areas only. LTE-A achieves its high speed due to ‘carrier aggregation’. It simplifies the way your phone gets and sends data at the same time from different frequencies.

These trends in mobile phone technology have made mobile more user-friendly. We can now do many things using mobile phones. The technology will become more advanced in future and we will have even better functionality in our mobile phones.

Top 3 BlackBerry phones of this year

BlackBerry once dominated the mobile industry. Its market is declining. However, the latest models of this phone can make people come back to their favorite BlackBerry phones. Here are the top three BlackBerry phones you can buy this year.

BlackBerry DTEK60

It has a 5.5-inch display with Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of RAM. It has a fingerprint scanner and a 21-megapixel camera. It has various security-oriented apps. So, it is one of the most secure devices around. There is the BlackBerry Hub app that lets all the e-mails, text and social media come in one message stream. This device runs Android 6.0 operating system. You will feel as if the mobile is Android. It has both the best of Android and BlackBerry. You can use the entire Google Play app. The battery is very powerful and can last for 14 to 15 hours.

BlackBerry Passport

It is a square-shaped mobile that has a 4.5-inch display. It has a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB RAM. It has 32 GB internal storage that is expandable using microSD slot. The square display is appropriate for e-mails, reports, and spreadsheets. You can have 60 characters in a line instead of 40 like in other phones. It has a compact 3-row keyboard. There is BlackBerry Hub app and BlackBerry’s Assistant. You can dictate notes, make calendar events and send e-mails by not touching the keyboard. There is a 13-megapixel camera also that can take fantastic photos.

BlackBerry Classic

This is a classic phone with a modern twist. It runs BlackBerry OS. It has the QWERTY keyboard and a 3.5-inch touchscreen. There is an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p video recording. You can add BlackBerry Hub and BlackBerry Assitant to it.

The new BlackBerry mobiles have some excellent features that will attract lots of customers this year. It’s security and other features are great. You can think of buying one of these models of BlackBerry this year.