BlackBerry

  • T-Mobile CEO Fires Back After Losing BlackBerry Sales Arrangement

    T-Mobile CEO Fires Back After Losing BlackBerry Sales Arrangement

    BlackBerry and T-Mobile executives should read Jordan’s #love column. Breaking up over the Internet is rough on everyone. In a letter released this evening, T-Mobile’s outspoken CEO John Legere talked about BlackBerry’s separation with the wireless carrier and reassured BlackBerry customers that their devices will continue to operate on T-Mobile’s network. Read More

  • BlackBerry Breaks Up With T-Mobile

    Remember when T-Mobile ran a highly successful campaign offering a new phone to BlackBerry owners? The one where BlackBerry fanboys attacked like rabid raccoons only to have T-Mobile pick them up and Kevin Rose them down a staircase? Yeah, BlackBerry didn’t like it very much and today announced that it will not renew a sales agreement with T-Mobile when it expires at the end of April. Read More

  • BBM Now At 85M Monthly Active Users, 113M Registered Users, 500,000 Channels

    BBM Now At 85M Monthly Active Users, 113M Registered Users, 500,000 Channels

    The BlackBerry that’s in the process of reinventing itself is an increasingly cross-platform creature — retrenching to serving its enterprise core by seeking to help them manage the bring-your-own-device wave that decimated its previous business. Mobile device management — or rather the broader ‘enterprise mobility management’ field — is not… Read More

  • BlackBerry’s Device Plans Include Global Z3 Rollout, Return Of The Bold And Q20 In Q1

    BlackBerry’s Device Plans Include Global Z3 Rollout, Return Of The Bold And Q20 In Q1

    BlackBerry CEO John Chen discussed his company’s hardware plans for the coming year during the investor call following a disappointing, but not disastrous quarterly report card today. They didn’t reveal much in the way of new information, but they did indicate that BlackBerry isn’t afraid to go back to the well to revive old ideas in search of, well, old customers. Chen said… Read More

  • BlackBerry Surprises With Fourth Quarter Results

    BlackBerry Surprises With Fourth Quarter Results

    BlackBerry just posted its fiscal fourth quarter results, revealing a quarterly operating loss much smaller than analysts had feared. Shares of BlackBerry are up 6.63% (NASDAQ:BBRY) in pre-market trading. However, the revenue missed expectations and the company’s cash position worsened. The company also revealed BlackBerry 10 phone sales, which were less surprising. Read More

  • BlackBerry Sued An Executive Who Defected To Apple

    BlackBerry Sued An Executive Who Defected To Apple

    The story goes BlackBerry senior vice president for software Sebastian Marineau-Mes resigned from his post in late December 2013 after Apple offered him a position as vice president of Core OS. But BlackBerry wouldn’t let him go and sued for breach of contract. Marineau-Mes alleged his contract is not a valid and enforceable one. Read More

  • BlackBerry Gets Tough On Remaining Fans With Legal Action Against Leakers

    BlackBerry Gets Tough On Remaining Fans With Legal Action Against Leakers

    BlackBerry, this is not how you handle a zealous fan base. CEO John Chen published a blog post today in which he promised that the company would pursue legal action against a “party who stole confidential information about a future BlackBerry product and made that information public.” Ugh. This is tiresome because it represents the company taking an inexplicably tough stance… Read More

  • Windows Phone Surpasses BlackBerry In The US Despite Flat Market Share

    Windows Phone Surpasses BlackBerry In The US Despite Flat Market Share

    The dogfight between BlackBerry and Windows Phone in the U.S. has a new leader. Microsoft’s smartphone platform now controls more market share than that of the Canadian firm. But there is more to the story. New Comscore data indicates that even while besting BlackBerry at last, Windows Phone’s market share in the U.S. isn’t budging. Read More

  • T-Mobile Discovers No One Wants A BlackBerry Anymore

    T-Mobile Discovers No One Wants A BlackBerry Anymore

    T-Mobile ran a promo last month calling for BlackBerry owners to trade in their device for an iPhone 5s. Zero down. It was legitimately a good deal. But BlackBerry fanboys took the offensive and attacked. BlackBerry’s CEO followed suit and went on to call T-Mobile’s promotion “inappropriate” and an “ill-conceived marketing promotion.” Well, it looks like… Read More

  • To The Surprise Of No One, BlackBerry CEO John Chen Would Take $19B For BBM

    To The Surprise Of No One, BlackBerry CEO John Chen Would Take $19B For BBM

    BlackBerry’s CEO made the stunning revelation that he’d accept a $19 billion (read: the price paid for WhatsApp by Facebook) offer for BBM, the messaging service that makes up one small part of the Waterloo-based company with a market cap of $5.17 billion he currently runs. Chen dropped the bomb at MWC in an interview with CNBC, admitting he’d “definitely sell”… Read More

  • BlackBerry Introduces The Z3, Its First Foxconn Phone, And The Q20 QWERTY Handset

    BlackBerry Introduces The Z3, Its First Foxconn Phone, And The Q20 QWERTY Handset

    BlackBerry has a couple of new smartphones in the offing, including the first sourced from new strategic partner Foxconn. The first Foxconn BlackBerry is the Z3, a Nokia-like touchscreen smartphone with rounded sides, a 5-inch qHD display, a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of on board storage. The Z3 is targeted specifically at customers in Indonesia, which is… Read More