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Another nail in the coffin: T-Mobile will no longer offer BlackBerry

After bringing BBM over to Android and iOS, Blackberry is finding a reasonable level of success on the software side of business. Of course, that’s just a small portion of Blackberry’s business, and its the hardware that really counts.<p>Unfortunately for Blackberry, the company’s BB10 handsets …

Mobile

T-Mobile will give you $250 if you trade in your old BlackBerry for a new one

If you hadn't heard, BlackBerry chief John Chen isn't happy with T-Mobile -- he believes the carrier fired a shot across the bow when it enticed BlackBerry users to switch phones in a recent promotion. To mend that bruised relationship, the magenta network is launching a limited-time trade-in offer …

BlackBerry handset to feature hardware keyboard with Swype-like abilities? - Pocket-lint

BlackBerry is planning a smartphone much wider than what's traditionally been available on the market, according to BGR. The handset is said to be …

Mobile Technology

Mike Lazaridis drops plans to buy BlackBerry

Blackberry co-founder Mike Lazaridis walks away from a takeover of the ailing smartphone maker and sells down his stake<p>Mike Lazaridis, the BlackBerry co-founder and former chief executive, has dropped plans for a takeover of the struggling smartphone maker and cut his stake in the company.<p>He now …

Blackberry Announces Five Year Partnership with Foxconn

Blackberry is undergoing some tough times. The company replaced their CEO and the recent earnings report didn’t turn out to be as good as the company …

Gear & Gadgets

What the BlackBerry CEO really said about bringing the 'BlackBerry experience' to iOS

Today was earnings day for BlackBerry, and while we're not going to go into the nitty gritty – hit up our buddies over at CrackBerry for that – CEO …

BlackBerry isn’t dead yet, and the market for mobile OS might not be closed, either

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Looking back on what was a relatively quiet week, there no doubt that the actions at BlackBerry stood out.<p>First off, as I …

New Blackberry boss John Chen insists firm is 'alive' - BBC News

Porsche Design and BlackBerry combine to make a Z10 for the rich and clueless

After teaming up to sell the ostentatious P'9981 smartphone last year, Porsche Design and BlackBerry have announced a modified version of the troubled Canadian smartphone maker's Z10 smartphone. Called the P'9982, Porsche Design's take on the Z10 is crafted from stainless steel and Italian leather, …

BlackBerry: No plans to bring Google Play to BB 10 phones

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Earlier this week, we saw alleged screenshots of the Google Play app store running on a BlackBerry 10 handset. That brought …

Las pujas por Blackberry, la dirección canadiense no quiere dividir la compañía

La puja por Blackberry está ahí, el gigante ha caído y ahora aparecen los mejores postores para hacerse con ella. Blackberry no ha sabido adaptarse a …

Lenovo pursued BlackBerry bid, but Ottawa rejected idea

Beijing-based computer manufacturer Lenovo Group Ltd. actively considered a bid for BlackBerry Ltd., but the Canadian government told the smartphone company it would not accept a Chinese takeover because of national security concerns, according to sources familiar with the situation.<p>Ottawa made it …

Departing BlackBerry CEO pens letter to employees as company's 'biggest fan'

In a letter to BlackBerry employees earlier this week, former CEO Thorsten Heins says he remains the company's "biggest fan" even after handing over the reins to interim CEO John Chen, and will continue to be "cheering from the sidelines." It's no surprise that he has such encouraging words for his …

BlackBerry rechazó ser despedazada y vendida por partes; Microsoft y Apple querían sus patentes - Engadget en español

Banks afraid of joining $4.7 billion BlackBerry bid, says Reuters

In September a Canadian investment firm made a $4.7 billion buyout offer to BlackBerry — but banks are so skeptical about the former smartphone giant the firm is reportedly having trouble raising the funds. <i>Reuters</i> reports that Fairfax Financial Holdings has found that several large banks don't want …

BlackBerry Racks Up 20 Million New BBM Users in a Week

After a bungled launch, BlackBerry last week again began offering a cross-platform version of its BlackBerry Messenger service to iPhone and Android …

BlackBerry

How BlackBerry could be a last-minute fixer-upper

commentary BlackBerry's darkest days arrived after the handset and OS that were supposed to save it. A couple of tweaks and a bit of time, though, could still improve its standing.<p>It was a Hail Mary pass that badly missed its mark: the release of BlackBerry 10 and its first cellular vessel, the Z10.<p>…

The Successful BBM Launch Points Out A Survival Route For BlackBerry

10 million downloads in twenty four hours. Now that BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) is available on iOS and Android, the walled garden is down and everyone is pouring in to pick up one of BlackBerry’s signature technologies. If BlackBerry wants a signpost to a way forward that’s good for the business …

BlackBerry Z30 Review: What Exactly Is the Problem with This Phone?

BlackBerry’s newest all touchscreen flagship was announced at a strange time, amid talks of the company courting talk of acquisitions. Nonetheless, it comes out of the gate swinging with the BlackBerry’s largest touchscreen to date – a full 5-inches, a powerful 1.7 GHz dual-core processor and the …

Seven Key Designers of BlackBerry 10 Left the Company in January

The Astonishing Tribe (TAT) has decamped BlackBerry.<p>Earlier this year, seven members of the Swedish design house acquired by the smartphone maker to …

BlackBerry

Evernote for BlackBerry 10 Updated with Checkboxes, Image and Audio Attachments

Evernote has updated its recently launched app for the BlackBerry 10 platform with new features, alongside speed improvements and two-step verification.<p>Among the new features is the ability to insert checkboxes into notes – handy when making lists – and support for attaching pictures and audio …

BlackBerry may wind up selling off limbs before going private

Like all of your favorite boy-bands from the ’90s, BlackBerry might be breaking up instead of taking some time off.<p>The suffering smartphone maker recently accepted an offer to be taken private after a year of failed restructuring efforts. But now that the deal due diligence is underway, BlackBerry …

BlackBerry Admits it is Losing in Emerging Markets

BlackBerry has admitted for the first time that it is losing its appeal in the emerging markets that have traditionally been its best performing regions, as lower-priced smartphones from competitors and a lack of BlackBerry apps turn customers away.<p>In a filing — first spotted by the New York Times …

Google, SAP, Cisco & Samsung Among Potential Tech Buyers For Some Or All Of BlackBerry, Says Reuters

Google, SAP and Cisco are among a number of technology companies interested in buying up portions — or all — of BlackBerry’s business, according to Reuters, which cites several sources close to the matter. BlackBerry has also apparently asked for preliminary expressions from Intel, LG and Samsung, …

The Future Of BlackBerry Points To Software

BlackBerry knows who is paying the bills. And it isn’t people buying their smartphones.<p>BlackBerry’s revenue these days comes mostly from its enterprise clients that use its services for security and management of mobile devices and applications. In its most recent quarter, almost half of the …

BlackBerry Faces Legal Action As New Bid Rumors Swirl

Last month it looked as though Canadian billionaire Prem Watsa might have drawn a final line in the sand for BlackBerry when his insurance firm bid $4.7 billion to take the struggling smartphone maker private. Now BlackBerry shares are up almost 4% on a Reuters report that it is in potential …

BlackBerry manufacturing partner Jabil Circuit says it's looking at how it will 'wind down the relationship'

The news for BlackBerry is just going from bad to worse these days. The latest development comes from its manufacturing partner Jabil Circuit, which has apparently had enough of the company's troubles and is looking for a way out. Speaking on the company's quarterly earnings call yesterday, Jabil …

T-Mobile Says BlackBerrys Will No Longer Be Sold At Retail Locations

NEW YORK (Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc, the No. 4 U.S. wireless service provider, plans to stop carrying BlackBerry Ltd smartphones in its stores and instead ship the devices directly, according to an executive for the company.<p>David Carey, executive vice president for corporate services told Reuters …

BlackBerry Z30 'has missed the touchscreen boat'

BlackBerry's belated attempt to join the touchscreen party is too little too late, according to Matt Warman.<p>The <b>BlackBerry</b> Z30 smartphone has a 5-inch Super Amoled display and runs on a 1.7 GHz processor with quad-core graphics that makes browsing web pages faster and games more detailed, according …

Mobile Technology

A first look at BlackBerry's giant Z30 and cross-platform BBM app

While BlackBerry seems to be preparing for the worst, it's also readying two of its more interesting new products: a cross-platform version of its classic BBM service and the 5-inch BlackBerry Z30, a more powerful and larger cousin of the Z10. The two don't come out for two days and a week, …