BlackBerry finds buyer in Fairfax for $4.7 billion

A consortium of investors lead by Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. have offered to increase their role from BlackBerry's largest shareholder to its majority owner for $4.7 billion, Howard Solomon reports on IT

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

ITBusiness.ca is a finalist for the Canadian Online Publishing Awards 2013

We're pleased to be considered as finalists in two categories at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards in the business-to-business and scholarly division this year, hosted by Missauga, Ont.-based Masthead. Our sister publications are

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 16th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Will you find a golden iPhone?

Apple fanboys, rejoice! Apple Inc. is rumoured to be coming out with what we've all been waiting for - a golden iPhone. Actually, I don't know if anyone actually wants the iPhone 5

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 19th, 2013 Candice So

BlackBerry news: sale considered, BB7 phone launched, car deal sealed

A potential sale of the company, the launch of another phone, and the striking up of a new deal – BlackBerry Ltd. has certainly made itself a headline-generator this week. With all the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 13th, 2013 Candice So

Low-cost BlackBerry Q5 available in Canada August 13

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry announced its new BlackBerry 10 smartphone, the Q5 will be launching in Canada Aug. 13 with multiple carriers nationwide. First revealed at BlackBerry Live in May by CEO Thorsten Heins,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 31st, 2013 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry misses forecasts on critical Q1 earnings report

BlackBerry's second quarter of financial results since launching its new BlackBerry 10-based smartphones onto the world market has come to a close, and results are missing some analysts' expectations. The company said Friday

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 28th, 2013 Howard Solomon

All Hands on Tech: BlackBerry Q10 [Blue Jays edition]

Good news BlackBerry purists - the keyboard is back. Place it next to the 2011 BlackBerry Bold and it looks similar. It'ss about the same size. It has a very similar keyboard. But

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry Q10 hits Canadian stores

The first new BlackBerry with a physical QWERTY keyboard released in two years hit store shelves in Canada today, in the same week that BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins predicted selling "10s of millions"

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 1st, 2013 Brian Jackson


Another win for BlackBerry 10 with international law firm contract

Fresh off a major order from Canadian corporate icon Canadian Tire for over 3000 handsets, BlackBerry has another big win – an order for 1,600 Z10 and Q10 smartphones from global law firm

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 26th, 2013 Jeff Jedras


BlackBerry Q10 hands-on review: new take on a classic design

The BlackBerry Q10 will launch with version 10.1 of the BlackBerry OS, weeks before its larger touch screen counterpart Z10, gets pushed the upgrade. The first point-version update since the Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry Q10 pre-orders open in Canada

Editor's note - story updated 12:20 PM ET BlackBerry fans awaiting the release of the updated, iconic QWERTY-keyboard model smartphone can start holding their breath today as pre-orders are now being taken. Both

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson