BlackBerry makes bet on crisis communications with AtHoc acquisition

BlackBerry Ltd. is continuing to bolster its software business with the acquisition of a U.S. vendor specializing in crisis communications in times of business disruption. While BlackBerry has been struggling to put its

Published on: July 23rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

BlackBerry boosts its desktop experience with Blend 1.2

BlackBerry is bringing several new features, including spell check and instant message replies, to version 1.2 of its BlackBerry Blend solution. BlackBerry Blend is the smartphone vendor’s application that lets you bring the

Published on: July 9th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

BlackBerry Venice could be first Android-powered BlackBerry

BlackBerry may be looking to reinvigorate its handset sales with an Android-based device with a QWERTY-keyboard slider that will first hit store shelves in November, according to a freelance reporter. BlackBerry Venice is

Published on: July 6th, 2015 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry Classic now comes in Cobalt Blue

Just in time for the U.S. Independence Day holiday, BlackBerry has complemented its red and white smartphones with a new BlackBerry Classic that comes in Cobalt Blue. The Classic is BlackBerry's throwback model

Published on: July 3rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

BlackBerry expands BBM support for Macs & iPads; updates BBM Protected

BlackBerry has announced a number of initiatives to expand the functionality of its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app, including greater BBM Meetings support for Apple devices and greater IT controls for organizations using BlackBerry

Published on: June 29th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Solid performance with the BlackBerry 10 at Mercedes AMG Petronas

An interview with Matt Harris, IT Director at Mercedes AMG Petronas BlackBerry has refocused its efforts on business customers looking to be able to manage mobility within the context of BYOD (Bring Your

Published on: June 1st, 2015 Jim Love

BlackBerry Leap – Can BlackBerry win the startup?

The BlackBerry Leap is another in the series of new BlackBerry models introduced over the past year. Each is, in its own way, radically different than the others in some aspect of design,

Published on: May 7th, 2015 Jim Love

Sneak Preview of the BlackBerry Leap

The BlackBerry Leap won't officially launch in Canada until May 7th, but ITWC CIO Jim Love was lucky enough to land a demonstration model and he's been busy putting BlackBerry's latest through its

Published on: May 6th, 2015 Jim Love

BYOD & mobile device management: Protecting your stuff and ours

As soon as mobile devices penetrate an organization, regardless of whether they're company-owned or brought in by employees, there's a new chink in the corporate security armour. Data is no longer protected behind

Published on: April 26th, 2015 Lynn Greiner

BlackBerry strengthens EMM portfolio, BES 12 with WatchDox acquisition

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry is strengthening its enterprise mobility management (EMM) portfolio with the acquisition of WatchDox, which specializes in secure file management. On Tuesday, BlackBerry announced a definitive agreement to acquire Palo Alto,

Published on: April 21st, 2015 Jeff Jedras

BlackBerry is back in the tablet business, and it brought friends

The BlackBerry Playbook didn’t last very long in the market, but the Canadian vendor is hoping a laser focus and some big partners will make its latest foray into the tablet market a

Published on: March 27th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

BlackBerry bypasses the carriers with own hardware protection plan

As smartphone manufacturer and mobility management vendor BlackBerry turns its attention to the commercial market and gets less love from carriers, it’s launching something carriers may have traditionally offered: a hardware protection plan.

Published on: March 18th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

BlackBerry and Porsche Design unveil $2,000 Graphite smartphone

Mobility solutions vendor BlackBerry has teamed again with luxury design firm Porsche Design to launch another high-end luxury smartphone – the Porsche Design P'9983 Graphite smartphone from BlackBerry. The newest model in Porsche

Published on: March 16th, 2015 Jeff Jedras