BlackBerry CEO John Chen issued an open letter to its enterprise customers today. In it, the CEO, who has only been on the job for a month, assures the company’s business customers that BlackBerry is here to stay:
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We are very much alive, thank you.
In today’s world, technology controls every part of our lives. It has encroached every realm of human thought and human life. The world has become quite centralized by technology; everything seems to be monitored or controlled by some sort of technology.…Read More »
The Canadian government has not allowed Lenovo, a company which has it’s home in Beijing, to place a bid to buy Blackberry because they view it as a security risk, one of potentially national security level.
The security concern for the Canadian government lies in the fact that Blackberry uses telecom infrastructure of Canada, and in its customer database are agencies that work for the government, as well as many Canadian businesses.…Read More »
After months of potential buyouts and acquisitions, BlackBerry’s fate, at least for the near-term future, is now clear. A proposed takeover with Fairfax Financial Holdings has instead turned into an $1 billion investment from Fairfax and a group of investors. The investment is only the beginning as the company plans to stage a return to sustainability instead of quietly fading away.…Read More »
BBM for Android and iOS is finally available for free of charge, but there’s a catch to all of this. In the not too distant future, BlackBerry plans to place advertisements inside the app for both platforms along with other features.…Read More »
244 million smartphones and 438 million handsets were shipped worldwide during 2013 Q3, with the biggest winner being Samsung yet again; Samsung not only retained the top dog slot but also grew its share of global smartphone shipments by a nothing-to-laugh-at 35%.…Read More »
Blackberry made a bold move separating the BBM app for use on non-Blackberry devices. It was a brilliant idea, and many users were excited about the release of BBM on Android and iOS devices. Maybe too many people were excited. Since its release, BBM has drawn a lot of 5-star reviews, which makes you wonder who’s writing the reviews.…Read More »
With the ongoing loss and its new smartphones struggling in the market, Ontario based smartphone company BlackBerry is in talks with Google Inc, SAP and Cisco Systems for a whole or partial sell out. The BlackBerry NASDAQ and Toronto Stock Exchange stocks are witnessing a rise as the sell out news is spreading.…Read More »
BlackBerry Messenger for iOS and Android should have been available since Saturday and Sunday respectively, but it hasn’t yet, so what’s the big deal? Unfortunately, BlackBerry made a statement announcing the delay of both apps; apparently, a leaked version of the Android app brought the rollout to a halt, so folks waiting patiently will have to wait some more.…Read More »
With Nokia’s mobile division swallowed up whole by Microsoft for a mighty $7.2 billion, the big question on everyone’s lips is who is next? It now seems that question has been answered. According to the Wall Street Journal, BlackBerry is looking to complete asset sales by November, so mark that date on your calendar ladies and gentlemen, as another one aims to bite the dust.…Read More »
Back in May, BlackBerry announced that it would be bringing its BBM service to both iOS and Android by the end of this Summer. Now that we’ve just passed Labor Day weekend, the service should be arriving anytime now. This video from BlackBerryOS is proof that the BBM app is almost ready for primetime, as the walkthrough shows what looks to be a polished and feature-complete version of BBM for Android:
Making BBM go multi-platform will undoubtedly help keep BlackBerry relevant in today’s tech world, but I can’t shake the feeling that it’s the right move made too late.…Read More »
It’s almost summer’s end but we are yet to see BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS. Today, the user guides for BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS have been leaked online. The 13 page guide is pretty much what you’d expect.…Read More »
We knew some developers had been exploiting Blackberry when they were offered free money for developing apps for Blackberry 10. In just a few week, Blackberry App World had reached over 100,000, leading some people to wonder how Blackberry achieved it.…Read More »
This is probably why RIM changed their name to BlackBerry.Read More »
This comic is a bit late seeing as we are already halfway through August 2013, but it is still funny.Read More »
The end of BlackBerry is drawing ever closer as the board of directors is in planning mode to see which road to take the company. The options available right now includes making BlackBerry more valuable, joint ventures with other companies, and selling the whole company or part of it to the highest bidder.…Read More »
Man runs 28 operating systems on one computer at the same time, including Windows, Mac, Android, and BlackBerry [Image]
Why? Because he can.Read More »
Just three months after the official release of BlackBerry’s current flagship phone, the Z10, we’re now getting a glimpse at its successor. A Vietnamese Twitter user that goes by the handle @nvthanh1994 first showed off pictures of the device’s front and back.…Read More »
The current version of Blackberry 10 can run Android apps, but only those compatible with Android 2.3 Gingerbread or earlier versions. It’s safe to say those apps are fairly outdated by now. Lots of updated features have been implemented in newer Android versions, including the Holo UI, better notifications, and enhanced animations.…Read More »
BlackBerry finally unleashed BlackBerry 10 earlier this year, along with the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10. While they haven’t gained a ton of traction around the world, it’s clear that in France they have. Now according to SFR, which is a French telecom, the Blackberry Q10 is selling better than the Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5.…Read More »
How to read or view non-English text or font on Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and Symbian [Guide]
Reading non-English text or fonts or scripts is relatively easy on traditional computers, thanks to Unicode and other protocols. However, doing the same on a mobile device such as a mobile phone or a tablet can be a pain since, more often than not, bizarre rendering of complex non-English fonts happens.…Read More »
During the company’s BlackBerry Live 2013 conference yesterday, BlackBerry announced something that’s been rumored for over a year now — BlackBerry Messenger is going multi-platform.
The service has always been one of the selling points of having a BlackBerry device, and now it’s coming to both iOS and Android through the App Store and Google Play, respectively, by the end of this summer.…Read More »
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins doesn’t appear to be a very big fan of Apple’s iPad. Or even the company’s own PlayBook for that matter. In an interview with Bloomberg, the CEO made a couple of interesting comments about the state of industry and where he sees BlackBerry in a couple of years.…Read More »
In their ’25 Years of Vulnerabilities’ study, SourceFire — a firm that focuses on providing network security solutions to companies — has revealed iPhone has 81% of all smartphone operating system vulnerabilities, followed by Android (9%), Windows Mobile/Phone (5%), and BlackBerry (4%).…Read More »
Yep, you read that right. No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. BlackBerry, formerly known as Research in Motion has released their second music video showcasing their very own VP of Developer Relations, Alec Saunders as the rockstar he (probably) aspires to be.…Read More »
iOS vs Android vs BlackBerry vs Windows Phone, a detailed comparison of major smartphone operating systems [Infographic]
Looking for a detailed comparison of the four major smartphone operating systems, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone? Then you have come to the right place.
The following is an infographic that details iOS vs Android vs BlackBerry vs Windows Phone.…Read More »
Check out all of this year’s Super Bowl ads, including Samsung’s $15 million commercial and the return of BlackBerry
If you were somehow unaware of the Super Bowl going on today, well, it’s over now. And the Ravens won… Yeah. Anyway, what’s the Super Bowl without some pretty awesome ads! The commercials that air during the game have become a part of the culture, and they can get pretty pricey too. …Read More »
As dotTech has reported, RIM has had a busy few days. Not only is RIM no longer RIM but rather ‘BlackBerry’, RIM also introduced a brand new mobile operating system (BlackBerry 10) and two brand new phones, BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10.…Read More »
We all know how BlackBerry’s (formerly RIM) latest devices were going to look like, but here are the first official images of the two handsets announced at the BlackBerry 10 event.
The Z10 is BlackBerry’s first all-touch device running the latest OS, and it’s available in black for all and white as an exclusive for Verizon.…Read More »