BlackBerry’s software and services division posts record revenue, but shares still down

After putting a positive spin on missed expectations in its last quarter, BlackBerry Ltd. is once again framing its latest results as evidence of being back on track. On Thursday the Waterloo, Ont.-based

Published on: September 28th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Chen says plan remains on track despite BlackBerry revenue missing expectations

BlackBerry Ltd. made headlines last week after its latest quarterly revenues came in below analysts' expectations, but the company and CEO John Chen appear undeterred by the news. On the surface, BlackBerry's numbers

Published on: June 26th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry CEO trumpets Q4 loss of only $47 million USD, teases potential new tablet

BlackBerry Ltd. has finally stanched the last of its financial wounds and might even be licensing its name to a new tablet soon, CEO John Chen told investors Friday. The company posted fourth-quarter

Published on: April 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Less than 25 per cent of BlackBerry’s revenue now mobile-related: CEO

One day after announcing a new facility to develop autonomous vehicles, BlackBerry Ltd. has revealed that less than 25 per cent of its revenue is now related to mobile devices. According to its

Published on: December 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry brand won’t go missing from smartphone market: COO

Despite BlackBerry Ltd. retreating from designing and making its own hardware, it's possible that BlackBerry-branded devices will be more effectively delivered to market than in recent years, according to Ralph Pini, chief operating

Published on: September 30th, 2016 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry exits hardware business after another quarterly loss

BlackBerry Ltd. will exit the hardware business internally and leave development of future smartphones to its partners, according to BlackBerry CEO John Chen in a press release issued Wednesday morning. Previously, Chen had

Published on: September 28th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Now you can turn any Android device into a BlackBerry

The difference between a BlackBerry-made Android smartphone and every other Android smartphone was just erased. Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry Ltd. is allowing the suite of BlackBerry applications that have served as differentiators between its

Published on: August 3rd, 2016 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry CEO emphasizes growth of software division amid Q1 loss

Though his company announced a first-quarter loss of more than $600 million USD today, BlackBerry Ltd. CEO John Chen remains optimistic about its long-term viability thanks to the continued growth of its software

Published on: June 23rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry gives itself March deadline to make handset business profitable

BlackBerry Ltd. has given itself the remainder of its current fiscal year, which ends next March, to return its handset division to profitability, CEO John Chen said during the company's annual general meeting

Published on: June 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

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

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 hones in on security as company’s purpose

The big announcement at the BlackBerry Security Summit held in New York today focused on the sheer size and scope of the Internet of Things (IoT) and BlackBerry’s focus on winning in that

Published on: July 24th, 2015 Jim Love

BlackBerry Venice could be first Android-powered BlackBerry

BlackBerry may be looking to reinvigorate its handset sales with an Android-based device with a QWERTY-keyboard slider that will first hit store shelves in November, according to a freelance reporter. BlackBerry Venice is

Published on: July 6th, 2015 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry Passport gets ‘gold’ limited edition look

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry has been bold and shameless about the odd look of its square-edged rectangular phone since it launched the device last year. CEO John Chen parroted company marketing materials when he

Published on: January 21st, 2015 Brian Jackson