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For some reason, BlackBerry released a new Android smartphone
For some reason, BlackBerry released a new Android smartphone
BlackBerry has unveiled their latest "secure" Android phone, the DTEK60, following up on this year's mid-range DTEK50. The phone is available ...... 27 Oct 2016 - 1 comment
WhatsApp will drop support for dead operating systems by end of the year
WhatsApp will drop support for dead operating systems by end of the year
In news that will likely not affect you - popular messaging application WhatsApp has announced it will drop support for some older, dead operating systems. ...... 28 Feb 2016
BlackBerry laying off more employees
BlackBerry laying off more employees
According to multiple reports, BlackBerry is laying off more employees, this time from their Waterloo offices. Most estimates place BlackBerry ...... 06 Feb 2016
Tizen surpasses BlackBerry in global market share
Tizen surpasses BlackBerry in global market share
In relatively shocking news, research firm Strategy Analytics has said today that Samsung's fledgling Tizen OS has surpassed BlackBerry in global ...... 06 Nov 2015 - 2 comments
BlackBerry Priv specs leaked, as well as bloated price
BlackBerry Priv specs leaked, as well as bloated price
Thanks to a couple of retailer leaks, we have the specs and price for the upcoming Android-powered BlackBerry Priv. BlackBerry has been releasing ...... 22 Oct 2015 - 2 comments
Blackberry's Android phone is official and it's called the Priv
Blackberry's Android phone is official and it's called the Priv
BlackBerry's first Android smartphone is official, and it's called the Priv. Formerly known by its codename Venice, the device will launch ...... 28 Sep 2015
Report: BlackBerry's first Android phone is coming this November
Report: BlackBerry's first Android phone is coming this November
According to new reports, BlackBerry is preparing an Android smartphone for release this November on all the major U.S. carriers. Codenamed ...... 20 Aug 2015 - 5 comments
BlackBerry considering Android for future devices
BlackBerry considering Android for future devices
In its golden days RIM was a force to be reckoned with. Since it has changed its name to reflect their line of smartphones, BlackBerry. It went ...... 12 Jun 2015 - 9 comments
T-Mobile and BlackBerry get back in business as carrier will launch BlackBerry Classic this month
T-Mobile and BlackBerry get back in business as carrier will launch BlackBerry Classic this month
After a year of strained relations, BlackBerry and T-Mobile are back in business. T-Mobile CEO John Legere has confirmed that the BlackBerry ...... 07 May 2015
BlackBerry has unveiled the SecuTABLET, a new secure tablet for governments, enterprises
BlackBerry has unveiled the SecuTABLET, a new secure tablet for governments, enterprises
In a new partnership with IBM and Samsung, BlackBerry has announced a new secure tablet aimed at enterprises and governments. The SecuTABLET ...... 15 Mar 2015
BlackBerry Passport, Classic headed to AT&T this week
BlackBerry Passport, Classic headed to AT&T this week
BlackBerry has finally found U.S. carrier support for its latest devices, the strange 'Passport' and the 'Classic.' AT&T will begin selling ...... 18 Feb 2015 - 1 comment
Samsung denies it is looking to acquire BlackBerry
Samsung denies it is looking to acquire BlackBerry
Earlier today, reports hit the wire that Samsung was looking to acquire BlackBerry, sending the enterprise smartphone maker's stock soaring ...... 15 Jan 2015
BlackBerry Classic tempts business, retains QWERTY keyboard
BlackBerry Classic tempts business, retains QWERTY keyboard
BlackBerry is back in business! The new BlackBerry Classic smartphone retains the time-tested physical QWERTY keyboard, and packs a 3.5-inch touchscreen. ...... 17 Dec 2014 - 1 comment
BlackBerry to offer encryption services on Samsung Knox devices
BlackBerry to offer encryption services on Samsung Knox devices
Earlier this week, BlackBerry and Samsung announced a new joint partnership in which BlackBerry will provide "end-to-end encryption" and expertise ...... 15 Nov 2014 - 2 comments
Blackberry releases updated BBM with message retraction and Snapchat-esque feature
Blackberry releases updated BBM with message retraction and Snapchat-esque feature
BlackBerry has announced a new update for its popular BBM messaging service that includes a few new features that should sit well with users. ...... 01 Nov 2014
BBM now at 85 million monthly active users
BBM now at 85 million monthly active users
BlackBerry's most popular product, BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) has reached a new milestone this week, reaching 85 million monthly active users. ...... 31 Mar 2014
BlackBerrry wins preliminary injunction against Typo case for iPhones
BlackBerrry wins preliminary injunction against Typo case for iPhones
BlackBerry has won an injunction against Typo Products LLC, the makers of the Typo Keyboard cases for iPhones. The $99 case, which does have ...... 30 Mar 2014 - 10 comments
BlackBerry to bring back the Bold smartphone first released in 2011
BlackBerry to bring back the Bold smartphone first released in 2011
Speaking after the company reported another quarterly loss and revenue that fell under $1 billion for the first time in 7 years, CEO John Chen ...... 29 Mar 2014
BlackBerry sees revenue fall to under $1 billion but it loses less money than usual
BlackBerry sees revenue fall to under $1 billion but it loses less money than usual
BlackBerry has seen another setback in its ongoing efforts to rebound, as the company brought in less than $1 billion revenue for the first ...... 29 Mar 2014 - 1 comment
Report: BlackBerry building 64-bit octocore smartphone
Report: BlackBerry building 64-bit octocore smartphone
According to a few sources, BlackBerry is working on a "killer" smartphone with high-end specs. Unfortunately, it likely won't see the light ...... 11 Feb 2014 - 5 comments
BlackBerry secures Pentagon order
BlackBerry secures Pentagon order
BlackBerry shares have jumped 10 percent today and are now up 82 percent in the last two months, following more good news from the struggling ...... 22 Jan 2014 - 8 comments
Interim CEO John Chen becomes permanent at BlackBerry
Interim CEO John Chen becomes permanent at BlackBerry
BlackBerry's interim CEO John Chen has become the permanent chief executive at the struggling smartphone maker. "After earnings, and again ...... 12 Jan 2014
BlackBerry founder cuts stake, will no longer try to purchase company
BlackBerry founder cuts stake, will no longer try to purchase company
Earlier this year, when the struggling smartphone maker put itself up for sale, BlackBerry co-founders Michael Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin ...... 26 Dec 2013
BlackBerry reports massive quarterly loss, new deal with Foxconn
BlackBerry reports massive quarterly loss, new deal with Foxconn
BlackBerry yesterday reported their quarterly earnings, taking yet another massive writedown and awful results. However, thanks to a new ...... 21 Dec 2013 - 2 comments
President Obama says he's not allowed to have iPhone due to security concerns
President Obama says he's not allowed to have iPhone due to security concerns
President Barack Obama may be the last person still using a BlackBerry. While speaking with youths about his healthcare law, Obama says he ...... 05 Dec 2013 - 8 comments
IDC: Android claims 81 percent of smartphone market, Windows Phone growing
IDC: Android claims 81 percent of smartphone market, Windows Phone growing
According to IDC's new Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Android has surpassed 80 percent of the global smartphone market. A recent ...... 13 Nov 2013
BlackBerry rejected any breakup proposals
BlackBerry rejected any breakup proposals
BlackBerry's board of directors rejected any proposals that required the company to be broken up, as it does not believe a breakup is in best ...... 11 Nov 2013
Lenovo wanted BlackBerry but Canadian government blocked it
Lenovo wanted BlackBerry but Canadian government blocked it
Lenovo, the world's biggest PC maker, actively tried to bid for BlackBerry, but the Canadian government told them it would not accept a Chinese ...... 08 Nov 2013 - 1 comment
BlackBerry abandons sale, takes investment instead with CEO stepping down
BlackBerry abandons sale, takes investment instead with CEO stepping down
The BlackBerry circus continues. After failing to find a buyer for the entire company, BlackBerry has announced it has scrapped its tentative ...... 05 Nov 2013 - 5 comments
Three potential bidders consider teaming up to purchase BlackBerry
Three potential bidders consider teaming up to purchase BlackBerry
According to the WSJ, three potential bidders are considering joining together for a bid for the struggling smartphone maker, BlackBerry. ...... 03 Nov 2013 - 1 comment
BlackBerry executives met with Facebook to gauge bid interest
BlackBerry executives met with Facebook to gauge bid interest
According to the WSJ, BlackBerry executives recently met with Facebook to see what kind of interest there was for a potential bid for the company. ...... 30 Oct 2013 - 1 comment
Lenovo also looking into buying parts of BlackBerry
Lenovo also looking into buying parts of BlackBerry
PC giant Lenovo has signed an NDA to examine BlackBerry's books, as it looks to purchase parts of the company. Reuters says any bid for the ...... 19 Oct 2013 - 1 comment
BlackBerry posts letter across media outlets: We are still alive
BlackBerry posts letter across media outlets: We are still alive
Although we have the letter available online, BlackBerry will post a message to its loyal users in 30 major news publications tomorrow spanning 9 countries. ...... 15 Oct 2013 - 6 comments
BlackBerry co-founders might bid for the company
BlackBerry co-founders might bid for the company
BlackBerry co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin might be considering a bid for the seriously troubles company. A securities filing ...... 11 Oct 2013
BlackBerry hit with shareholder lawsuit
BlackBerry hit with shareholder lawsuit
An angry shareholder has filed a class action lawsuit against BlackBerry, claiming that the company misled its investors about the future. ...... 07 Oct 2013 - 8 comments
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