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BlackBerry lays off 120 employees

I’d like to think BlackBerry is still doing okay but recent reports and even rumors are not doing the smartphone pioneer any good. CEO John Chen may be doing his best but looks like it’s not enough to get BlackBerry out of its rut. To make things worse, about 120 employees are about to lose their jobs with the company this week. What a sad scenario: pink slips being given away at the Waterloo office. mehr »

Posted on Mar 20, 2014 in ALL NEWS, Gadgets

BlackBerry will turn around in a year – Prem Watsa

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We’re closely watching what will happen to BlackBerry. We know Prem Watsa and John Sculley are possible investors but we still don’t know who will be (un)fortunate to take on the company. mehr »

Posted on Nov 6, 2013 in ALL NEWS, Mobile

New BlackBerry CEO determined to continue smartphone business

Still onto Facebook. Thorsten Heins may be out but there is still hope for BlackBerry. The interim CEO John Chen is determined to keep the smartphone business. This is according to Reuters who reported that the Canadian company under Chen’s leadership will go on with phone development. mehr »

Posted on Nov 5, 2013 in ALL NEWS, TechBusiness
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BlackBerry in talks with Facebook?

BlackBerry in talks with Facebook?

We’re watching BlackBerry closely as we don’t want to miss what’s going to happen. The Canadian company was first offered a $4.7 billion investment by Prem Watsa. T-Mobile and Rogers have started to exclude BlackBerry phones from their lineup. Kik and Blackberry have also settled out of court over patent issues. mehr »

Posted on Oct 30, 2013 in ALL NEWS, Mobile, Social Media, TechBusiness, Web

John Sculley interested in BlackBerry

John Sculley interested in BlackBerry

John Sculley is about to be famous once again. If you don’t know who Sculley is, he’s just the person who kicked Steve Jobs out of Apple in 1985. Yes, that ousting. Well, John Sculley is believed to be making a bid for BlackBerry. We all know how the latter is somewhat in dange (although the company won’t admit it). We just know it needs to be salvaged. mehr »

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 in ALL NEWS, Apple, TechBusiness

Viber app for BlackBerry updated

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BBM may already be on Android and iOS devices but there’s no stopping other similar mobile apps like WhatsApp and Viber from connecting people. The latter is getting more popular especially after it added VOIP calling to BlackBerry. This only proves BlackBerry is still not so behind the leading mobile platforms. mehr »

Posted on Oct 23, 2013 in ALL NEWS, Apps, Mobile
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BBM for Android and iOS downloaded 10 million times within 24 hours

Finally, finally, finally! BBM apps for iOS and Android are officially ready for download. Problem is, I haven’t uploaded my iPhone 4 to iOS 7 so I can’t download BBM yet. mehr »

Posted on Oct 23, 2013 in ALL NEWS, Apple, Apps, Mobile

BlackBerry to launch a cloud service for users

BlackBerry is still alive. I know it won’t bow out of the market soon because millions of people still depend on its products and services. We know it will focus on the enterprise market and now, it’s set to launch its cloud service. mehr »

Posted on Oct 10, 2013 in ALL NEWS, Cloud Computing, TechBusiness, Web

BlackBerry, Kik settle out of court over patent issues

Remember Kik? That instant messagig app that works similar to BBM? A lot of similar apps has since been released but back in 2010, Blackberry (then called RIM), sued Kik for misleading statements and confusion it brought. mehr »

Posted on Oct 10, 2013 in ALL NEWS, Mobile
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Rogers excluding BlackBerry Z30 from the lineup

Looks like the BlackBerry Z30 model is in danger of reaping good sales as Canadian mobile carrier Rogers is not including it in the lineup. This is totally unexpected as Rogers usually include most of BlackBerry’s new phones. mehr »

Posted on Oct 4, 2013 in ALL NEWS, Mobile, TechBusiness

BlackBerry phones dropped by T-Mobile

BlackBerry phones dropped by T-Mobile

BlackBerry may have found an investor but the Canadian smartphone pioneer is receiving more bad news. Rumor has it that US mobile carrier is no longer stocking up on BlackBerry phones.

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Posted on Sep 25, 2013 in ALL NEWS, Mobile, TechBusiness

[ Mobile ] New hope for RIM: BlackBerry offered a $4.7 billion investment by Watsa

BlackBerry isn’t in deep trouble but it’s looking for a potential investor to save the company. It has given itself a deadline but as early as now, we hear that Canadian Prem Watsa wants to invest 4.7 billion dollars in the company. Watsa is Chairman of the financial services holding company Fairfax.
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Posted on Sep 25, 2013 in ALL NEWS
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