BlackBerry DTEK60 launch also next step in firm’s licencing strategy

BlackBerry Ltd. is releasing its first smartphone since announcing it will no longer be designing and making its own smartphones, the Waterloo, Ont.-based firm confirmed on Tuesday. The BlackBerry DTEK60 is a sequel and

Published on: October 25th, 2016 Brian Jackson

New leaks indicate BlackBerry’s DTEK60 could be released on Oct. 25

Though not yet officially announced, BlackBerry Ltd.'s next smartphone has appeared in several online inventory databases that collectively reveal its specs and even a release date. As first noted by fan site Crackberry,

Published on: October 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

All Hands on Tech: BlackBerry DTEK50

On the day when BlackBerry announced that it was going to follow the approach it adopted with the DTEK50 and outsource the hardware design and manufacturing of its handsets, we thought we’d take

Published on: October 2nd, 2016 Jim Love

BlackBerry brand won’t go missing from smartphone market: COO

Despite BlackBerry Ltd. retreating from designing and making its own hardware, it's possible that BlackBerry-branded devices will be more effectively delivered to market than in recent years, according to Ralph Pini, chief operating

Published on: September 30th, 2016 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry exits hardware business after another quarterly loss

BlackBerry Ltd. will exit the hardware business internally and leave development of future smartphones to its partners, according to BlackBerry CEO John Chen in a press release issued Wednesday morning. Previously, Chen had

Published on: September 28th, 2016 Brian Jackson

New BlackBerry phone leaked in website publishing misfire

A page clearly named "donotpublish.html" made its way onto on Sept. 20, revealing specifications for the BlackBerry DTEK60 - the apparent successor to the DTEK50 released in August. Codenamed Argon, the device

Published on: September 21st, 2016 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry could licence even more Android software in the future, says device software head

The BlackBerry Hub+ Services launch on the Google Play store is performing above the Waterloo, Ont.-based mobility firm’s expectations, and BlackBerry Ltd. won’t rule out the prospect of releasing more of its custom

Published on: August 9th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Now you can turn any Android device into a BlackBerry

The difference between a BlackBerry-made Android smartphone and every other Android smartphone was just erased. Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry Ltd. is allowing the suite of BlackBerry applications that have served as differentiators between its

Published on: August 3rd, 2016 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry might be making three new Android devices, not two

BlackBerry Ltd. just can’t stop, won’t stop. Even as the Canadian smartphone maker begins phasing out its Classic model after losing enterprise clients, and most recently posting a quarterly loss of $670 million,

Published on: July 7th, 2016 Dave Yin

Is BlackBerry’s decision to phase out the Classic another blow to its hardware division?

A week after it was revealed that the U.S. Senate, one of BlackBerry Ltd.'s largest remaining enterprise customers, would no longer be issuing BlackBerry smartphones to its staff, the Waterloo, Ont.-based mobile software

Published on: July 5th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

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Published on: June 29th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

BlackBerry CEO emphasizes growth of software division amid Q1 loss

Though his company announced a first-quarter loss of more than $600 million USD today, BlackBerry Ltd. CEO John Chen remains optimistic about its long-term viability thanks to the continued growth of its software

Published on: June 23rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood