Samsung has $63bn cash pile for tech takeovers

2015-01-26 09:55

Whether or not Samsung has BlackBerry in its sights, it should spend some of its $63 billion of cash on takeovers say experts.

Why a Samsung-BlackBerry deal could make sense

2015-01-16 10:30

Despite Samsung denying reports that it wants to make a $7.5 billion takeover offer for BlackBerry, tech industry watchers are still dissecting the possibilities of such a deal.

BlackBerry phones came to Sony’s rescue after hack

2015-01-02 09:14

The beleaguered entertainment company dug up old BlackBerrys to use after Sony’s computers and landlines went down and company email was unusable.

BlackBerry launches Classic for fans

2014-12-18 09:32

BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rivals have embraced touch screens.

BlackBerry Passport in SA before Christmas

2014-10-15 13:00

BlackBerry will release its new smartphone in South Africa within the next few weeks, the company has announced.

BlackBerry Passport a 'comeback kid'

2014-09-29 12:05

BlackBerry is making a comeback of sorts despite losing revenue from declining mobile market share.

BlackBerry launches square Passport

2014-09-24 16:54

BlackBerry has launched an unconventional new smartphone dubbed the Passport as it embarks on its long turnaround push.

Can the Z3 save BlackBerry?

2014-08-26 07:00

BlackBerry use in SA is falling rapidly as the market embraces Android smartphones from Samsung, Sony, Huawei, Alcatel, LG and HTC. Arthur Goldstuck discusses.

BlackBerry to Samsung: Not so fast on best battery boast

2014-08-04 12:01

People may love their smartphones, but these fancy gadgets can sometimes exhaust their batteries long before the day is done.

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.


Samsung 'approached' BlackBerry about $7.5bn buyout

2015-01-24 09:28

Samsung Electronics recently approached BlackBerry about buying the smartphone maker for as much as $7.5bn in a play for its patent portfolio.

BlackBerry, Samsung deny takeover talks

2015-01-15 07:45

BlackBerry and Samsung Electronics have denied a report that they are in talks for Samsung to make a takeover offer for the Canadian company.

Review: iPhone fan gives BlackBerry a go

2014-12-30 10:32

Review: BlackBerry's new Classic aims to please its core users who love a physical keyboard.

BlackBerry courts iPhone users with cash

2014-11-26 14:12

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is wooing Apple customers with a cash offer for trade-ins of iPhones for its new square-screened, keyboard-equipped Passport.

Passport to battle

2014-09-30 07:32

BlackBerry's unusually shaped Passport is a call to arms, says Arthur Goldstuck.

BlackBerry eyes profits as loss narrows

2014-09-26 18:48

BlackBerry has expressed optimism that its major restructuring and new business-friendly devices will help fuel a turnaround.

BlackBerry aiming to be comeback kid with new smartphone

2014-09-23 07:51

BlackBerry is set to unveil its latest smartphone in a move aimed at reviving the fortunes of the struggling Canadian tech group.

Bad BlackBerry leaves man bamboozled

2014-08-08 13:04

Smartphone problems are not only limited to Android devices, as Jamie Wood discovered with his 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.

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