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

Windows Phones outstrip BlackBerry, Gartner report finds

BlackBerry Ltd. has lost ground to Microsoft Corp., with mobile phone buyers scooping up more smartphones equipped with the Windows Phone operating system (OS) instead of phones running BlackBerry during the second quarter

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 14th, 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

BlackBerry would be 25th most valuable private firm

Reuters reports this morning that BlackBerry is considering following Dell Inc.'s lead in pulling out of public markets and taking its technology company private, in a story based on anonymous sources. Part of

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

Tablets becoming mobile device of choice for consumers: report

Businesses looking to jump into the mobile space, take note – more and more often, customers are checking out websites through tablets, instead of desktops, laptops, or even smartphones. More and more often,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 5th, 2013 Candice So

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

BlackBerry Messenger: On iOS, Android and social networking

On Tuesday, BlackBerry CEO and President Thorsten Heins announced that BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) would be made available on iOS and Android devices later this summer. The popular messaging app was seen by many to be

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 15th, 2013 Karim Kanji