BlackBerry moves to soothe Heartbleed fears

2014-04-14 09:24

BlackBerry says it plans to release security updates for messaging software to address vulnerabilities in programs related to the Heartbleed security threat.

T-Mobile to stop selling BlackBerrys in US

2014-04-02 20:00

Struggling Canadian smart phone maker BlackBerry says it will not renew an accord allowing T-Mobile to sell its smartphones in the United States.

BlackBerry wins ruling against iPhone keyboard

2014-04-01 07:25

BlackBerry has won an early round in its legal battle against an iPhone keyboard made by a start-up co-founded by Ryan Seacrest.

BlackBerry sells its Canadian properties

2014-03-21 18:35

Struggling smart phone maker BlackBerry says it is selling most of its Canadian real estate holdings, and will lease back some space after the sale.

BlackBerry goes back to basics to woo clients

2014-02-26 10:08

BlackBerry has unveiled a new, cheaper phone and a "classic" model as it tries to stem losses and win back security-conscious business and government users.

BlackBerry release new phones, services

2014-02-25 11:10

BlackBerry is set to release a low-cost phone in Indonesia and plans a broader release of a phone that restores the beloved row of control keys with a track pad.

BlackBerry releases major OS update

2014-01-29 08:30

In its race to catch up to smartphone leaders, BlackBerry on Tuesday announced a major update to its operating system.

Blackberry sues company for violating patent

2014-01-04 08:00

Blackberry says it had filed a suit in a California court against Los Angeles firm Typo Products for violating its patents with a Blackberry-like keyboard made for Apple's iPhone.

SA tech flops for 2013

2013-12-18 12:47

South Africans have had a feast of technology toys in 2013, but things have not always gone to plan for some of the major players.

Obama isn't allowed an iPhone

2013-12-04 23:21

US President Barack Obama has admitted that he was not allowed to have an iPhone owing to security fears.

BlackBerry gives away premium apps for free

2013-12-02 10:00

As part of its programme to drive adoption of the BlackBerry 10 operating system, BlackBerry announced on Sunday that it will allow users to download premium applications for free.

BlackBerry updates BBM on Android and iPhone

2013-11-15 14:52

BlackBerry has updated the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) application for Android devices and iPhones with additional support.

BlackBerry plans comeback

2013-11-04 19:54

BlackBerry has abandoned its search of finding a buyer as it shook up top management and named a new chief executive to rescue the firm from a bruised image.

BBM on Android and iPhone hits 10 million

2013-10-23 11:21

Early indications are that BlackBerry Messenger's (BBM) adoption with iPhone and Android users has been a hit.

BlackBerry accused of raising false hopes

2013-10-16 11:49

BlackBerry shareholders have launched a lawsuit against the company, alleging its optimistic sales forecasts for its new smartphones cost them millions of dollars.

BlackBerry ad campaign seeks to reassure customers

2013-10-15 07:31

BlackBerry has published an open letter in major publications around the world in a bid to reassure customers that they can count on the distressed smartphone company.

Another bidder for BlackBerry

2013-10-03 13:38

The private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management has expressed interest in a bid for troubled Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry, a source says.

Times dumps BlackBerry app

2013-10-01 19:45

The Times newspaper says it will no longer make its mobile app available on a BlackBerry because few people used it.

BlackBerry explains BBM for Android, iPhone delay

2013-09-25 14:10

BlackBerry has paused the rollout of its instant messaging platform on Android and iOS because of an unreleased version that impacted on data traffic, the company said.

BlackBerry in $4.7bn takeover deal

2013-09-23 20:02

BlackBerry says it has agreed to a buyout by a consortium to be led by Fairfax Financial Holdings.

BlackBerry to cut 4 500 jobs

2013-09-22 15:08

BlackBerry says it would cut 4 500 jobs as the struggling Canadian smartphone maker retrenches in the face of hefty losses and weak sales of its new handsets.

BlackBerry could axe up to 40% staff - report

2013-09-19 07:51

BlackBerry is preparing a round of deep staff cuts by the end of 2013 and could lay off as much as 40% of its employees, according to a report.

BlackBerry's new flagship smartphone

2013-09-18 14:51

BlackBerry launched its new Z30 flagship smartphone, as it battles to win back market share despite uncertainty around its future.

Global smartphone sales to hit 1bn

2013-09-04 19:57

Global smartphone sales are expected to top one billion soon, driven by low-cost handsets and gains in emerging markets.


BlackBerry races to release Heartbleed patches

2014-04-14 07:30

BlackBerry said it plans to release security updates for messaging software for Android and iOS devices to address vulnerabilities in programs related to the "Heartbleed" security threat.

T-Mobile to stop selling BlackBerry in US

2014-04-02 19:33

Struggling Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry has said it will not renew an accord allowing wireless carrier T-Mobile to sell its smartphones in the United States.

BlackBerry posts fresh losses

2014-03-28 15:35

The struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry has reported a loss of $423m in the fourth quarter of its 2014 fiscal year, with revenues plummeting.

BlackBerry takes a shot at competitor privacy

2014-03-18 14:01

BlackBerry has highlighted the security of its BBM platform in a thinly veiled reference to competitor applications.

Blackberry unveils new smart phones

2014-02-25 15:34

Struggling Canadian handset maker Blackberry has unveiled its first smartphones built by new Taiwanese partner Foxconn.

BlackBerry apps 'still important' in SA

2014-01-31 09:00

Applications for the BlackBerry are still relevant in South Africa because of the position the devices hold, but there are signs that the market is shifting.

BlackBerry shares lifted by Pentagon contract

2014-01-22 12:21

BlackBerry shares leapt as the troubled Canadian smartphone maker got a boost from news of contract to supply the US military with 80 000 new handsets.

Blackberry's long-term product roadmap

2014-01-07 15:41

BlackBerry has made a strategic appointment in order to focus on its long term product development.

BlackBerry sinks deeper with $4.4bn loss

2013-12-20 15:34

Struggling Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry has fallen further into the red in the third quarter, reporting a massive $4.4bn loss.

SA tech flops for 2013

2013-12-16 10:00

South Africans have had a feast of technology toys in 2013, but things have not always gone to plan for some of the major players.

BlackBerry here to stay, says new CEO

2013-12-03 08:48

BlackBerry's new chief executive has cast off persistent talk of the smartphone maker's demise and vows the company will pick itself back up.

BlackBerry: More changes could be coming

2013-11-25 19:33

BlackBerry indicted that more management changes could be coming after saying that three top executives, including its chief financial officer, are stepping down.

New BlackBerry boss woos sceptics

2013-11-05 10:39

John Chen, the man charged with breathing life into struggling BlackBerry , says he has no intention of killing the money-losing BlackBerry handset.

BlackBerry calls off sale, replacing CEO

2013-11-04 16:06

BlackBerry is abandoning a plan to sell itself and instead will replace its chief executive officer and raise about $1bn from institutional investors.

Lenovo shares fall after BlackBerry bid report

2013-10-18 14:07

Shares of Chinese computer and phone maker Lenovo tumbled 1.71% after a report that it is mulling a counter bid to buy struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry.

BlackBerry seeks to reassure customers

2013-10-15 10:12

BlackBerry is launching a campaign aiming to reassure its customers it intends to stay in business, brushing aside suggestions of its impending demise.

Co-founder mulls buying Blackberry

2013-10-11 12:20

BlackBerry co-founder Mike Lazaridis has increased his stake in the smartphone maker and is considering buying the entire company, a securities filing shows.

BlackBerry plans property sale to cut costs

2013-10-02 19:30

BlackBerry is eyeing the sale of office space to slash expenses after posting a nearly $1bn loss last quarter, a spokesperson says.

BlackBerry posts $965m loss

2013-09-27 17:26

BlackBerry has lost $965m in the past quarter, confirming preliminary figures showing a rapidly eroding picture for the firm, but it vows to make a transition.

Youngsters: BlackBerry? Like, so not cool

2013-09-24 22:23

If you want to know how BlackBerry has lost its mojo in a major consumer market, spend some time with a bunch of British teens.

BlackBerry is in a death spiral - analyst

2013-09-23 13:29

BlackBerry is likely to go private or sell off some of its business units, after reporting a revenue loss and job cuts, says Morningstar analyst Brian Colello.

BlackBerry talks about joint bid - report

2013-09-22 12:48

One of BlackBerry's co-founders has held talks with private equity firms about making a joint bid for the struggling Canadian smartphone maker.

BlackBerry announces date for BBM on Android, iPhone devices

2013-09-19 07:25

BlackBerry has announced the date when its popular instant messaging service, BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) will be available for iPhones and Android powered devices.

BlackBerry unveils the Z30 as its new flagship

2013-09-18 11:00

BlackBerry has launched its new Z30 flagship smartphone as it battles to win back market share despite uncertainty around its future.

BlackBerry races to release new apps

2013-08-30 12:21

Despite taking a beating from competitors, BlackBerry is determined to expand the market or its BlackBerry 10 platform.

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