BlackBerry

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    BlackBerry CEO Wants Legislators To Make Developing BlackBerry Apps Mandatory

    BlackBerry CEO Wants Legislators To Make Developing BlackBerry Apps Mandatory

    At this point, BlackBerry and Windows Phone fans are probably used to having a much smaller selection of apps than their counterparts on iOS and Android smartphones. After all, diehard devotees of BlackBerry and Windows Phone, which both lag dramatically behind Android and iOS in terms of market share, still bought their smartphones in spite of their limited app ecosystems. BlackBerry CEO… Read More

  • BlackBerry’s Shares Drop 15% After Denying Samsung Acquisition Rumor

    BlackBerry’s Shares Drop 15% After Denying Samsung Acquisition Rumor

    This is a snapshot of BlackBerry’s public shares, which spiked nearly 30 percent at the very end of trading today after rumors spun that Samsung “recently approached” the company for a potential $7.5 billion pickup. Read More

  • Samsung Reportedly Approached BlackBerry With A Takeover Bid (Update: BlackBerry Denies)

    Samsung Reportedly Approached BlackBerry With A Takeover Bid (Update: BlackBerry Denies)

    Update: BlackBerry has responded with an official denial of takeover talks, while somewhat paradoxically also claiming it doesn’t comment on rumors or speculation. Full statement below: BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) (“BlackBerry”) is aware of certain press reports published today with respect to a possible offer by Samsung to purchase BlackBerry. BlackBerry has… Read More

  • BlackBerry Pushing BBM Onto Android Wearables

    BlackBerry Pushing BBM Onto Android Wearables

    BlackBerry is continuing to expand the reach of its erstwhile walled garden messaging app, BBM. The latest platform it’s targeting is Google’s wearable focused flavor of Android, Android Wear — demoing an integration of BBM on Android Wear at CES this week. Read More

  • 13 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    13 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    From Xbox Live being down on Christmas to the worst tech stocks of the year, here are the top stories from 12/20-12/26. 1. Gamers who received new consoles for Christmas found themselves unable to connect and play with friends. On what might be the biggest gaming day of the year, a hacker group called Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for taking down both Xbox Live and PlayStation… Read More

  • The Blackberry Classic Is A Noble Throwback To The QWERTY Era

    The Blackberry Classic Is A Noble Throwback To The QWERTY Era

    It’s 2003. Outkast’s “Hey Ya” is playing on your Archos Jukebox as you take the train into work in the near dark. At your hip is strapped a Blackberry 7200, one of the first color smartphones in the world. Your belt buzzes – it’s an email from your boss. You tap out a response without thinking, your fingers sliding along the angled keys like a jackdaw nipping… Read More

  • BlackBerry Classic | Hands On

    Hands On With The Blackberry Classic

    It’s been a long time coming: Blackberry’s return to its roots. Rather than chasing the pack, Blackberry has brought back exactly what its fans have been wanting in a package that is usable, fun, and solid. But can it save the company? I’m a fan of the $450 Classic and will post a full review on Monday but until then I’ve prepared a brief hands on. I’ve found… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: BlackBerry, Bar-Tending Robots, And Drones

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: BlackBerry, Bar-Tending Robots, And Drones

    Christmas is around the corner, and thus, this podcast is especially merry. BlackBerry recently introduced the smartphone of yesterday, in the BlackBerry Classic. We’re also seeing an uptick in bar-tending robot products, which leads us to wonder if there has ever really been a lot of difficulty in making yourself a drink. Read More

  • Can BlackBerry Catch A Break?

    Can BlackBerry Catch A Break?

    BlackBerry just announced the Classic, a phone that looks warped into 2014 via 2009. While by all rights it appears to be solid QWERTY solution in a non-QWERTY world, it’s hilarious that the company announced their latest and greatest on the eve of what could be the opening of the Cuban embargo and, more important, massive upheaval in one of Blackberry’s major markets, Russia… Read More

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