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

BlackBerry takes leadership role in supporting Women in STEM

BlackBerry's new approach to staying relevant and important in the world of technology just received a new boost with the unveiling of their new BlackBerry Scholars Program. Announced earlier today at BlackBerry Live in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 14th, 2013 Karim Kanji

BlackBerry Live 2013 begins with launch of new NHL GameCenter

Make no mistake, BlackBerry, through all its ups and downs, is still Canada's tech darling. So maybe it comes as no surprise that during the Welcome Reception the "star" of the evening was

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 14th, 2013 Karim Kanji

BlackBerry announces Q5 for emerging markets

One of the key takeaways from this morning’s Opening Keynote in Orlando is that BlackBerry is intending to fire on all cylinders moving forward. BlackBerry is not just a smartphone company. They are

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 14th, 2013 Karim Kanji

Ahead of BBLive, Macadamian building more BlackBerry apps

Canadian software firm Macadamian Technologies has pushed forward its pace for developing BlackBerry apps by 85 per cent, building a new app for the BB 10 operating system roughly every two weeks since

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

Tablets dead in five years? No way

“In five years, I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore.” That was BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins, in an interview with the Bloomberg news service on Monday. Now, I

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 30th, 2013 Dave Webb