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Blackberry To Stop Making Phones
Blackberry, once the market leader when it came to business mobile phone solutions has announced it will stop designing and manufacturing smartphones. The company has struggled to compete with smartphone competitors such as Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android based solution. The Blackberry phone will most probably be remembered for its... Read more
BlackBerry Builds Software To Power SelfDriving Cars
While their phones may no longer be the go-to device of connected individuals everywhere, BlackBerry is far from done with technology and innovation. The same people who arguably launched the smartphone market back in the day are making a bold appearance at CES this year with software that could... Read more
BlackBerry CEO Calls For “Platform Agnostic” App Development
The net neutrality debate is one of the most important in the U.S. history, but BlackBerry’s CEO John Chen seems to be interested in bringing the debate to more markets. More specifically, Chen claims net neutrality should expand to application development, making apps available on all platforms. This would... Read more
Samsung In Talks To Acquire BlackBerry For $7.5 Billion
Samsung is reportedly in talks with BlackBerry on a $7.5 billion deal, even though spokespeople at Seoul and Ontario both claim no talks are presently happening. First reported by Reuters, Samsung is interested in BlackBerry’s rather lucrative enterprise¬†patents, which Samsung could use in patent battles against Apple, IBM and... Read more
Even the President Forgets his Phone!
I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not lately, but I’d bet President Obama has a lot on his mind right now. There’s ISIS, immigration issues, and not to mention all of the civil unrest occurring in Ferguson, Mo. It’s probably enough to make any man (or woman) lose... Read more
BlackBerry Passport is the Company’s New Flagship‚ÄŹ
BlackBerry decided to step out of the consumer market in 2013, instead focusing their efforts on BBM and business customers. It has not been a great move for BlackBerry, while they incur lower losses under their new CEO John Chen, BlackBerry has also lost the tiny bit of mobile... Read more
US Military To Replace Blackberry With iOS Devices
This just in.  Even the US AirForce is turning to the dark side (or light side, depending on your point of view).  They are replacing all BlackBerrys with iOS or other approved android mobile devices.   Considering BlackBerry is supposed to be one of the most secure devices you can... Read more
Ryan Seacrest’s Typo Keyboard Sued By Blackberry
Ryan Seacrest is really busy these days. Besides playing host to American Idol, the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve special, his own radio show, and having a life – Seacrest has also found the time to help develop a new keyboard attachment for the iPhone. Sick of so many typos... Read more
Alicia Keys & BlackBerry Split 
A little less than a year ago, Alicia Keys and BlackBerry came together¬†and announced that the singer was to ¬†be the brand’s new Global Creative Director. If you remember, my initial reaction was, “Whatever that means!” While BlackBerry did insist that Alicia Keys had a direct hand in its... Read more
Samsung Creates Custom Smartphones For Coca-Cola & Pepsi
Samsung arguably have the largest portion of the smartphone market to date, but now, as Blackberry is dying in the business field, Samsung is hoping to take those clients, floundering in Blackberry’s wake and build a more secure Business to Business (B2B) model. So, it should not come as... Read more
BlackBerry Fires CEO While $4.7bn Fairfax Bid Collapses
Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry has abandoned a $4.7bn (£3bn) rescue bid from its largest shareholder, fired its CEO and turned to a $1bn fundraising plan in a battle to stay afloat.  Thorsten Heins was employed as CEO to run the company back in January 2012.  He will leave with a pay... Read more
Potential Sale For Blackberry
After announcing on Friday that 4,500 jobs will be cut, smartphone maker Blackberry has said that it has agreed in principle to sell to a consortium led by Fairfax Financial for $4.7 billion. In a statement Blackberry said that Fairfax, its largest shareholder, had offered $9 a share in... Read more
Blackberry To Cut 4,500 Jobs
Blackberry has announced that after huge losses, it plans to cut 4,500 jobs or 40 percent of its worldwide workforce. In a statement on Friday, Blackberry’s chief executive Thorstein Heins said, “We are implementing the difficult, but necessary operational changes announced today to address our position in a maturing... Read more
The Porsche Design BlackBerry 10
I’ve never been a BlackBerry fan, and although I considered giving my dad one briefly earlier this year, there just was not enough to convince me to go for the brand. Even Alicia Keys being appointed its Global Creative Director (whatever the heck that means in real life) didn’t... Read more
BBM for Android & iOS Announced
If there’s one thing that BlackBerry can be proud of, it’s the BBM messaging service. I think that everyone can say that for the majority – if not all – of the BlackBerry users they know, BBM was the thing that clinched the deal. Of course, we have heard... Read more
Blackberry Q10 Arrives At FCC, Prepares For US Launch
The Blackberry Q10 has passed mandated FCC testing, the final step in the US release process. The FCC revealed its final approval on Wednesday morning. The Blackberry Q10 is the company’s newest smartphone to feature a QWERTY keyboard alongside a touchscreen based Blackberry 10 OS. The Q10 is already... Read more
US Department of Defence To Get 650,000 iDevices
The rumor mill is busy once again – not that it ever gets some rest, as we know very well. This time, the rumors point to something rather positive for Apple, with the United States Department of Defense supposedly getting ready to acquire 650,000 iDevices. Based on an exclusive... Read more
BlackBerry Z10 Outselling iPhone & Samsung in Canada
The brand new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone is a huge hit, at least that is the case for one Canadian retailer. According to Glentel the new flagship smartphone from BlackBerry is outselling the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy line of smartphones. The retailer claims that interest in the Z10 took off... Read more