(Image: Clearbridge Mobile Inc., Tim Hortons). Screenshot of the TimmyMe app for BlackBerry 10.

Published: December 19th, 2013


Cubicle Fight: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. BlackBerry Z30

Brian: I'm so glad I got the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to review. It's the best smartphone I've ever tested. Jeff: Some people still make calls with smartphones, and I’d look like an

Published on: December 2nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

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

Published on: November 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: BlackBerry Q5

The BlackBerry Q5 is the poor man's version of the BlackBerry Q10. First launched in developing markets, the Q5 is now available in Canada for the budget conscious. But I'm asking: is the

Published on: October 16th, 2013 Brian Jackson

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

Published on: October 15th, 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

Published on: October 1st, 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

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.

Published on: September 18th, 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

Published on: August 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

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,

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

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

Published on: May 15th, 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

Published on: May 14th, 2013 Karim Kanji

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

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"

Published on: May 1st, 2013 Brian Jackson