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

Blackberry Priv, Nexus 6P topped Canada’s Google tech searches in 2015

When it comes to technology it would appear that Canadians are attached to their BlackBerrys, as the Waterloo-based company's latest Priv model was the tech-related search entered the most into in 2015,

Published on: December 16th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

I’m an iPhone user that survived for a week with BlackBerry Passport (almost)

I want to start by saying, the Blackberry Passport itself was not a bad smart phone. It did its job, it didn’t crash, the battery lasted up to three days per charge for

Published on: December 11th, 2015 Mat Pancha

7 ways smartphones need to be different in 2016

Published on: November 26th, 2015 Dave Yin

BlackBerry Vienna could be a ‘sexy’ follow-up to the Priv

Rumours abound that BlackBerry has another Android phone in the works. Pictures of this new device surfaced on over the past week and the story broke on Nov. 11 in a Tech

Published on: November 16th, 2015 Jim Love

12 days of (BlackBerry) Priv-mas

So you have a new BlackBerry Priv. You have your native BlackBerry apps and maybe the very few classics that were available with BB10.  If you are like me, maybe you side-loaded a

Published on: November 12th, 2015 Jim Love

All Hands on Tech: BlackBerry Priv

If you love your BlackBerry phone but felt a little left out because you couldn’t get the apps you wanted, you are going to think BlackBerry has knocked this one out of the

Published on: November 6th, 2015 Jim Love

Waterloo held up as the model for startup ecosystems

A new report has pitted Ontario’s Waterloo region against giant startup metropolises such as Rio de Janeiro and Atlanta. The research, titled “Waterloo, The David vs. Goliath of Startup Ecosystems,” closely examines the

Published on: November 2nd, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Canadians can now preorder Android-powered BlackBerry PRIV

Canadians interested in trying out the BlackBerry PRIV – the vendor’s first smartphone powered by the Android OS – will soon have their chance. The PRIV is now available for preorders. Waterloo, Ont.-based

Published on: October 26th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

BlackBerry Priv — the Android phone formerly known as Venice — is on the way

Not that there was ever any doubt, but BlackBerry's long-rumoured "Venice" smartphone has been officially unveiled as the "Priv" and it will be available this year. After months of speculation, the company finally mentioned

Published on: September 25th, 2015 Dave Yin