2013: A year of disappointments

As the year closes, it is difficult to look back on the last 12 months in the Canadian IT sector with anything but pangs of disappointment. The year began with hope the country’s

Published on: December 23rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

BlackBerry loses $4 billion, moves manufacturing to Indonesia

Waterloo, Ont.'s BlackBerry Corp. had to deliver more bad news in its quarterly update to investors, with a $4.4 billion USD loss and a 44 per cent decline in revenue year-over-year, as CEO

Published on: December 20th, 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 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

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

Published on: April 30th, 2013 Dave Webb

BlackBerry promises more affordable smartphones are on the way

The BlackBerry Z10 launched in the U.S. two weeks ago and the QWERTY-fied Q10 is expected to hit the market later this month. And if BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has his way, more

Published on: April 1st, 2013 Jeff Jedras

3 things you need to know about BlackBerry’s earnings report

BlackBerry surprised analysts today by releasing a financial earnings report for its fourth quarter that showed profits instead of losses. The shipment of 1 million BlackBerry Z10 smartphones in the limited markets where

Published on: March 28th, 2013 Brian Jackson

No cheap BlackBerries: Heins

If you’re waiting for BlackBerry to come out with a cheap handset to reclaim marketshare and appeal to the masses, particularly in the developing world, well, you can keep waiting. According to a report from Bloomberg,

Published on: March 11th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Z10 sees best BlackBerry launch day sales ever

How successful was BlackBerry’s big launch day in Canada? Record setting sales if you ask the Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone maker or the carriers, but less impressive if you look to the search engine

Published on: February 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

3 unanswered questions about the future of BlackBerry

Save for a couple of apps and celebrity appointments to company executive positions, the company formerly known as Research In Motion delivered pretty much exactly what we expected today. BlackBerry 10 is ready

Published on: January 30th, 2013 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry 10 to enhance BBM to include video chat

BlackBerry 10 smartphones, slated to come in early 2013, will rely heavily on improved BlackBerry Messenger social networking tools, including new video chat capabilities, Research in Motion CEO Thorsten Heins told shareholders during

Published on: July 10th, 2012 Matt Hamblen

RIM appoints new execs to head up marketing, operations

Research In Motion Ltd. has appointed a new chief marketing officer and chief marketing officer, filling two of the deepest voids on its management team.Frank Boulben is the new CMO, RIM announced today.

Published on: May 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

First look at BlackBerry 10 alpha

Research in Motion still has a long way to go before launching its first BlackBerry 10 smartphones, but the company is hoping to tide fans over with a sneak peak at the operating

Published on: May 1st, 2012 JR Raphael