BlackBerry now has a Porsche phone on the market

There still appears to be appetite for BlackBerry smartphones in the luxury market, and Porsche Design Group is looking to meet that need with its recently-released, high-end BlackBerry smartphone. Porsche Design, not to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 19th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Samsung challenges Apple for Canada’s smartphone throne

A worldwide trend that has seen Samsung Electronics Co. take a dominant lead in the smartphone industry may now be taking effect in Canada, according to recent reports. On a worldwide scale, Samsung

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 14th, 2013 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry not just about handsets, says chairwoman

If Barbara Stymiest, chairwoman of BlackBerry Ltd., could tell people one thing,  it would be that BlackBerry is not just a handset maker - it's also about the full user experience, she says.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 8th, 2013 Candice So

BlackBerry sale to FairFax cancelled, CEO canned

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry Ltd. will wave goodbye to its CEO Thorsten Heins and sell $1 billion of convertible debentures instead of selling the company to FairFax Financial as proposed in a previous deal announced

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson


Halifax startup records interview videos, helps BlackBerry workers get on their feet

With BlackBerry Ltd. set to close its offices in Halifax, N.S., in January, leaving more than 300 workers jobless, a local startup has made plans to try to help BlackBerry’s former employees find

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 16th, 2013 Candice So

BlackBerry Ltd. plans to cut expenses in half

In the midst of news headlines flying about the future of BlackBerry Ltd.'s future ownership, the Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone manufacturer has issued an open letter to its customers. The letter reassures BlackBerry users

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Could BlackBerry learn from WebOS’ open source life support system?

You can't help but wonder if we're seeing the last days of the BlackBerry platform as an active and healthy member of the mobility ecosystem. Gartner Inc. put out a report advising its

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

More options for firms running BlackBerry than ‘just drop it’

A story published on the U.S. Network World site Sept. 27 reported that IT consultant firm Gartner Inc. was recommending its clients abandon the BlackBerry platform in light of an uncertain future at

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

Tech firms large and small ready to hire BlackBerry cast-offs

When BlackBerry Ltd. announced last week it would be axing 4,500 jobs sometime before Christmas, the tech community in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. was left reeling. While the embattled company hasn’t said if all of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 27th, 2013 Candice So

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

BlackBerry to swallow $1 billion writedown on unsold devices

The hope that the BlackBerry 10 operating system would be the ray of light to clear up the dreary outlook for Waterloo, Ont. based BlackBerry Ltd. Is becoming dimmer as the bad news

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 20th, 2013 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry unveils new Z30 smartphone

BlackBerry Ltd. has launched its newest flagship smartphone today, calling it the company’s “biggest, fastest, and most advanced.” Branded as the Z30, the phone runs BlackBerry’s operating system (OS), BlackBerry 10 version 10.2.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 18th, 2013 Candice So

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