ARTICLES RELATING TO BLACKBERRY

BBM comes to Windows Phone

2014-08-01 08:46

As part of its cross-platform strategy, BlackBerry has announced that BBM is available for Windows Phone devices.

World leaders look to BlackBerry over security fears

2014-07-04 14:45

BlackBerry might be under pressure due to the rise of Android smartphones and Apple iPhone devices, but the company is seeing adoption of its devices by people concerned about security.

BlackBerry reverses plunge

2014-06-19 16:56

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry, under new leadership announced a small profit in a surprising turnaround, despite a huge drop in revenues.

BlackBerry rolls out secure BBM for companies

2014-06-17 13:48

BlackBerry is taking BBM to the enterprise and promising that security will be central to the service, the company has announced.

Smartphone market still growing

2014-05-29 10:03

Global smartphone sales will jump 23% this year to more than 1.2 billion units, fueled by growth of low-cost handsets in emerging markets.

Crowds queue for BlackBerry in Indonesia

2014-05-20 10:39

Early sales indicate a strong start for BlackBerry in Indonesia where the new Z3 has gone on sale.

BlackBerry steps up fightback

2014-05-11 15:49

BlackBerry is set to launch a new budget handset in Indonesia, one of its last bastions, a major step in the ailing smartphone maker's fightback.

Tech bubble talk

2014-04-23 14:29

After the tech euphoria of 2013, the fast-moving sector has hit a speed bump.

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 stock falls after Apple-IBM deal

2014-07-16 18:12

Blackberry stocks have fallen sharply a day after the announcement of a landmark deal between rivals Apple and IBM to offer custom-tailored apps for businesses.

BlackBerry goes aggressive with SA launch of Z3 smartphone

2014-07-04 08:20

BlackBerry has launched its latest smartphone in South Africa and signalled its intention to fight for increased market share with a competitive price.

BlackBerry unveils Amazon Appstore deal

2014-06-18 20:25

Blackberry has announced that it is partnering with the Amazon Appstore for the launch of Blackberry 10.3 operating system.

BlackBerry's new messaging security

2014-06-17 13:22

BlackBerry has announced the release of new "enhanced security" for its popular BBM messaging, aiming to win back corporate users with high security needs.

BlackBerry building an 'Internet of Things' home

2014-05-22 07:29

BlackBerry has said it was building a system to make sense of the maelstrom of information from the "Internet of Things".

BlackBerry fights back with cut-price Z3 smartphone

2014-05-13 07:24

Ailing smartphone maker BlackBerry will make a new bid to turn its fortunes around with the launch of a cut-price handset in Indonesia.

BlackBerry sells Canadian properties

2014-05-05 17:45

BlackBerry has announced the sale of most of its Canadian properties for $278m to San Francisco-based real estate investment firm Spear Street.

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.

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