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

9 Canadian tech innovations to celebrate on Canada Day

 

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

BlackBerry gives itself March deadline to make handset business profitable

BlackBerry Ltd. has given itself the remainder of its current fiscal year, which ends next March, to return its handset division to profitability, CEO John Chen said during the company's annual general meeting

Published on: June 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Apple’s iPhone not the only smartphone to see sales decline: report

Hot on the heels of announcements that Apple has experienced its first year-on-year decline in 13 years, a new report reveals that the smartphone market as a whole shrank six per cent in the

Published on: April 29th, 2016 Dave Yin

Bell, Telus top this year’s Branham list of top Canadian ICT companies

Canada's telecommunications giants continued to lead the country's IT sector in what turned out to be another record-setting year for the industry, with Bell Canada owner BCE Inc., Telus Corp., Rogers Communications Inc.,

Published on: April 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry CEO reassures customers of device’s security in wake of RCMP reveal

BlackBerry is defending itself in light of revelations that it had given the RCMP the global encryption key to its personal devices. In an official blog post attributed to company chief executive John Chen, the

Published on: April 18th, 2016 Dave Yin

RCMP has had power to snoop on BlackBerry messages since 2010: report

It looks like while the U.S. continues its national debate over privacy versus security in the form of the Apple-FBI dispute, Canadian police have been quietly accessing Canadian phones for years without resistance. Motherboard reports that the

Published on: April 14th, 2016 Dave Yin

Priv’s poor reception pushes BlackBerry back to mid-range smartphone market

It may have become a beloved fixture in the IT World Canada offices, but first-quarter sales were soft for BlackBerry's latest high-end device, the Android-powered Priv, with CEO John Chen saying in a

Published on: April 11th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood