BlackBerry buys secure app & containerization vendor

Less than half a year following its acquisition of Israel-based security company WatchDox, BlackBerry is at it again. This time, the Canadian smartphone maker has acquired former rival Good Technology, which offers secure

Published on: September 9th, 2015 Dave Yin

BlackBerry broadens support for secure file sharing tool WatchDox

BlackBerry Ltd. has unveiled new platform support and a new app for WatchDox, its secure enterprise file sharing and mobile content management solution. The Waterloo, Ont.-based mobile communications solutions vendor has launched a

Published on: August 26th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

New BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition a more durable smartphone

BlackBerry has released a new version of its flagship Passport smartphone, the BackBerry Passport Silver Edition, and it’s promising that it’s not only the colour that’s different. Yes, the new handset does have a

Published on: August 4th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

BlackBerry hones in on security as company’s purpose

The big announcement at the BlackBerry Security Summit held in New York today focused on the sheer size and scope of the Internet of Things (IoT) and BlackBerry’s focus on winning in that

Published on: July 24th, 2015 Jim Love

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