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Hey, BlackBerry fans — what phone are you using now?

Chatting with the AC forums.It goes without saying that it's a hard time to be a BlackBerry fan. The iconic

Do you wish BlackBerry was still making Android phones?

Chatting with the AC forums.A little over four months ago, it was announced that BlackBerry was no longer making/selling Android

How BlackBerry built Android but Apple perfected it

BlackBerry started the smartphone craze and Apple changed how we use them. Android has its roots in both and that's

You can still buy BlackBerry phones — and these are our favorites

There aren't that many BlackBerry phones available anymore. When TCL took over the manufacturing of BlackBerry's handsets, it decided to

AC Podcast 459: New Motorola devices; Farewell Blackberry phones

Android Central writer Joe Maring swings by for a report on the Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power after

Are you sad that BlackBerry Mobile is no longer making phones?

Chatting with the AC forums.If you are a BlackBerry fan, this likely hasn't been the best week for you. On

I’ll miss you, BlackBerry, even if nobody else does

One of the pioneers of the smartphone age is officially gone because it just couldn't keep up.I cut my smartphone

TCL won’t make BlackBerry phones anymore, sending the brand back into limbo

TCL Communication will stop making BlackBerry-branded smartphones. It has held the license since 2016.

BlackBerry smartphones are dead, sales officially ending in August

Post-purchase support will continue through August 2022.What you need to knowAs of August 31, 2020, TCL will stop selling BlackBerry

Here’s why I’m switching back to the Pixel 3 from the BlackBerry KEY2

The Pixel 3 might not be my favorite phone, but it's the phone I'm using for a while because of

Best unlocked phones between $150-$250

When it comes to purchasing a mobile device, buying an unlocked phone might be one of the smartest routes to take. There are plenty of reasons to consider an unlocked phone, including freedom to select and change carriers.While it’s tempting to lump your phone’s cost into a monthly cell phone bill, doing this for multiple people can get expensive. Before you know it, you’re looking at hundreds of dollars extra each month.Given that technology outpaces consumer demands, most of us don’t really need a brand new flagship phone. In fact, even the devices that are 1-2 years old are more than sufficient for the typical user. That’s largely where we are here in this list of best unlocked budget phones.Where can I buy an unlocked phone?Buying an unlocked phone? Consider these questionsIf you’re shopping around for a new phone, and want to work with a budget, we’ve got good news. There is a lot to choose from as it pertains to unlocked handsets that don’t cost all that much.We’ve gathered up a handful of attractive options that fall in the price range of $150 to $250. Here, we showcase a variety of phone makers and models with some of the standout features.Samsung Galaxy A20 – $170One of the few here which can also be purchased through a wide variety of service providers, we recommend going unlocked if you’re on a GSM carrier. For your money you’ll get a sprawling 6.4-inch screen with a minimal cutout at the top. A pair (13-megapixel, 5-megapixel) of cameras are located around back with the fingerprint reader. Inside is a 4,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging.Works with: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and respective MVNO brandsAmazon | Walmart | Newegg | B&H | Various carriersMotorola Moto G7 Power – $220Incredible battery life and a big screen are two key concerns for users and both are delivered here. When most phones offer all-day battery, this one boasts up to three days. Its 6.2-inch display is larger than most phones at this price and the water repellent coating protects against spills, light rain, and sweat. As one of the best unlocked budget phones available, it’s compatible with all of the major US carriers.Works with: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and respective MVNO brandsMotorola | Best Buy | Amazon | Various carriersBlu G9 Pro – $250The newest of the bunch presented here, you’ll get a generous screen (6.3-inches), three cameras with AI smarts, and 128GB worth of internal storage. Need more room? Toss in a microSD card and double it. Other standout features include 4GB RAM and a 4,000mAh battery that supports wireless and fast charging. Oh, and it looks really sharp with its Nightfall gradient.Works with: AT&T, T-Mobile, and respective MVNO brandsAmazonHuawei Honor 8XStunning in design, this phone packs a punch, too. Among the most powerful models in this price range, you get a massive 6.5-inch display, 4GB RAM, and a 20-megapixel camera with AI and a secondary depth sensor. The powerful Kirin 710 processor rivals the likes of Samsung and MediaTek; the 3,750mAh battery gets more done in a day than you do.Works with: AT&T, T-Mobile, and respective MVNO brandsAmazon | WalmartMetro Buyer’s GuideMint Mobile Buyer’s GuideCricket Wireless Buyer’s GuideAT&T Prepaid Buyer’s GuideNokia 6.1 – $200Black is sexy again as this aluminum phone offers up a distinct two-tone appearance the belies its price. A solid mid-range experience with every man appeal, you’ve got a 5.5-inch screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor with 3GB RAM, and 32GB storage. Perhaps most intriguing, though, is that it’s an Android One device, meaning two years of updates and three years of security patches.Works with: AT&T, T-Mobile, and respective MVNO brandsAmazon | Best BuyBlackBerry KEYone – $220One of the few devices on the planet that has a physical keyboard, this one marries excellent hardware with the software you love. Anodized aluminum casing, textured soft grip, and a 4.5-inch display make the phone as appealing as it is practical. The 3505mAh battery goes all day, and the quick charge 3.0 means less time plugged in.Works with: AT&T, T-Mobile, and respective MVNO brandsAmazon | WalmartZTE Blade Max 2s – $150Although not the most powerful one here, it’s a good all around device that works with both GSM and Sprint networks. In other words, still one of the best unlocked budget-rpcied phones. With a 6-inch display, 13-megapixel camera, and 4,000mAh battery, it ticks the boxes that are important many users. Powered by Android 8.1 Oreo, it draws strength from an octa-core processor with 2GB RAM, 32GB storage (w/ microSD expansion card).Works with: AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and respective MVNO brandsZTE | Amazon

Unihertz Titan is a rugged BlackBerry clone for QWERTY lovers

Unihertz says the Titan has been designed for working professionals, outdoor enthusiasts, and QWERTY lovers.What you need to knowUnihertz is

Miss physical keyboards? Unihertz is creating a rugged phone that has one

Recently, only BlackBerry's phones have offered a physical keyboard. Not any more. Chinese manufacturer Unihertz is preparing to launch the Unihertz Titan -- a rugged phone with a built-in physical keyboard.

RIP BlackBerry Messenger: Gone, but not forgotten

It's been a long time coming, but the day is finally here. BlackBerry will pull the plug on BlackBerry Messenger

BlackBerry Messenger to shut down in May, be replaced by enterprise version

BlackBerry Messenger for consumers will shut down at the end of May, nearly six years after it was launched. The app is going back to its roots, in a way, as it is being replaced by the much simpler BlackBerry Messenger Enterprise.The post BlackBerry Messenger to shut down in May, be replaced by enterprise version appeared first on Digital Trends.

BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition is now on sale in the U.S. for $700

The BlackBerry KEY2's bold new color option is now available in the U.S.Brands often turn to new color options as

BlackBerry Messenger Shutting Down at the End of May

BlackBerry Messenger, aka BBM, is set to shut down on May 31, 2019, BlackBerry announced today. Prior to when the

Treat your thumbs to a BlackBerry KEY2 or KEY2 LE from just $330 today only

Get physical with these keyboards for less.Woot is offering some significant savings on both the BlackBerry KEY2 and KEY2 LE

TCL shows off its 5G-capable USB data terminal at MWC 2019

MWC 2019 isn't just about the big flashy devices -- it's about the more subtle stuff too. TCL has followed up its foldable smartphone prototypes with the news that it's very close to releasing a 5G-enabled USB data terminal.The post TCL shows off its 5G-capable USB data terminal at MWC 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.

Wrap it or bend it. TCL’s foldable concept phones can put a screen in any format

TCL has taken to MWC 2019 to show off its new DragonHinge for foldable phones, as well as some new budget offerings from Alcatel, and a brand-new and bold red variant for the BlackBerry Key2.The post Wrap it or bend it. TCL’s foldable concept phones can put a screen in any format appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The ChronoWatch has full color display, 16 functions, and costs just $36.99

Summer is in full swing, the weather is nice, and it’s nice to get outside. As to whether we can go anywhere is a different topic altogether.  Now’s the perfect time when you leave those lazy winter and spring days behind and start exercising and getting more active.Maybe you’re looking to take walks around the neighborhood, go for a bike ride, or get a jog in at the park. It’s time to pick up a new smart watch. Why? For starters, they’ll help keep track of things and hold you accountable. Not only that, but it can help cut your phone time down, too.Buying a new smart watch doesn’t have to cost all that much money. Take the ChronoWatch, for instance. Priced just $36.99, it offers up a full 1.4-inch color touch display, waterproof coating, and support for 16 different functions.Track sleep, steps, calories, blood pressure, distance, heart rate, and more with this affordable smart watch. Indeed, the ChronoWatch also provides glanceable weather, alarms, music controls, and notifications to popular apps.On top of all of this, it pairs via Bluetooth to both Android and iOS phones and offers up a seven day battery.ChronoWatchTrack your daily activity, including steps, calories burned, mileage & heart rateMonitor your blood pressure & blood oxygen levelsWear it anywhere, anytime thanks to its sweat & waterproof designControl phone calls & musicGet alerts for SMS, Facebook & moreView the time, date & week on the sleek 1.4-inch screen displayBuy Yours Today!Stop over to the AndroidGuys Deals Store today and order your ChronoWatch for just $36.99, a savings of some 81% off original retail price. Choose from Black, Blue, Pink, and Grey.Best SellersEarn Credits!For every $25 you spend in the AG Deals Store you get $1 credit added to your account. And, if you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.First Time Buying?If this is your first time buying, you are also eligible for 10% discount! Just be sure to subscribe for email updates.Free StuffNot looking to spend any money today? No worries. You can still visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and pick something anyhow.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus hands-on: A cunning copycat

Samsung's refreshed flagship Galaxy Tab S7 Plus is a refined and elegant piece of hardware that promises productivity.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live review: Bold beans battle the AirPods

Samsung braved uncharted territory with the Galaxy Buds Live, at a time when everyone is following Apple's lead.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra hands-on: Flagship power and style

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is a beast of a phone that targets professionals, gamers, and geeks. Is it