BlackBerry Limited announced today that it has acquired Movirtu, a provider of virtual identity solutions for mobile operators that allows multiple numbers to be active on a single device.
In addition to dealing with cybercriminals and hacktivists, enterprise security managers must pay increasing attention to avoid becoming collateral to nation-state cyber-warfare. Do recent high profile attacks on the region indicate that Middle Eastern businesses are at greater risk of attack, and what damage can cyber warfare inflict?
James Dartnell takes a look at what the recent Apple-IBM enterprise deal could mean for the two corporate giants.
BlackBerry has announced that it is collaborating with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) to support the mGovernment initiative outlined and defined by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, …
BlackBerry has always touted its mobile devices as secure. But now it plans to make them “more secure” by acquiring a German company that specializes in voice encryption. BlackBerry will acquire Secusmart GmbH, which …
Google’s dominance of the smartphone market has reached new heights, with its Android operating system now accounting for a record 84.6 percent share of global smartphone shipments, according to research by Strategy Analytics.
Blackberry has announced that it will bring its BBM messaging app to Windows Phone.
Three-day IT security conference GISEC 2014 gave the masses a chance to meet first class security vendors as well as listen to presentations from internationally renowned security professionals. CNME reports from day one of the show.
From paying bills on our smartphones to banking on our tablets, we are living more and more of our lives on our mobile devices. However, with all of this agility comes a measure of concern.
BlackBerry is allowing rivals AirWatch, Citrix, SAP and IBM to directly manage its smartphones with the Blackberry 10 operating system as part of its strategy to open up management of its devices to third parties.
Devices running Google’s Android operating system have dethroned Apple’s iPhones and iPads as the biggest drivers of worldwide mobile ad traffic, according to a new study from Opera Mediaworks.
BlackBerry continued to struggle during the company’s fiscal fourth quarter, experiencing a huge drop in revenue and a $423 million net loss.
The head of BlackBerry’s enterprise services business is plotting an aggressive launch of a new version of the company’s core enterprise server later this year as BlackBerry seeks to regain some of the ground it’s lost over the last few years.
On Monday night, Julie Larson-Green was given one of the most important roles within Microsoft. You’d never know it from the initial reports, which dubbed it a “demotion.” And it is a demotion, at least from a corporate perspective.
BlackBerry will launch a new version of its enterprise management server software later this year that the company hopes will strengthen its business with major corporations and help turn around its flagging fortunes.
WhatsApp’s voice calling service, planned for later this year to augment its hot text-message offering, could yield an influx of customers and strengthen the service’s already firm standing in mobile messaging. WhatsApp will …
BlackBerry has unveiled plans for BlackBerry Enterprise Service 12 (BES12), a new enterprise mobility solution that is application-enabled and unifies BES10 and BES5 to one platform. In addition, a new promotional program will …
Japan’s Rakuten will acquire instant messaging and calling app developer Viber Media for US$900 million, the e-commerce giant said Friday.
The world’s love affair with the smartphone continued unabated in 2013 with consumers snapping up more than 1 billion handsets during the year, according to an IDC estimate published on Wednesday.
The P9982′s price tag is absolutely mad when you think about the device that you’re actually getting, though perhaps it’s the madness that makes it special.
BlackBerry looks like it will launch new smartphones at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) tech show.
SimpleAir is seeking $125M in damages from Google after a jury found that push notification services in Android infringe on a SimpleAir patent, the company said Tuesday.
VMware has reached a deal to acquire mobile management specialist AirWatch for US$1.54 billion, with $1.175 billion being paid in cash and $365 million arriving in installment payments and assumed unvested equity.
BlackBerry will rededicate itself to physical keyboards as the company tries to regain its footing.
Recently-installed BlackBerry CEO John Chen is on a mission to revive the ailing company to financial health, largely by restoring faith in BlackBerry among corporate CIO’s and other traditional enterprise customers.
BlackBerry’s latest financial results, which were announced mid-December, show that the company has a lot to do before it gets back to any level of solid footing.
BlackBerry has filed a copyright infringement suit against a company co-founded by Ryan Seacrest that makes a keyboard case for the iPhone.
Abu Dhabi Police have released an app that is now available for BlackBerry 10 smartphones.
BlackBerry’s new CEO says he is “very interested” in trying to replicate some of the company’s signature security and enterprise productivity on rival platforms.
EMS has launched its new range of “be” smartphones in five different models.
BlackBerry hopes to make it easier for Android applications to run on its latest smartphones.
BlackBerry has continued its clear out of top level staff by removing COO, Kristian Tear, and CMO Frank Boulben.
Through the advent of mobility, smartphones and tablets are now more dangerous devices to enterprises than laptops and PCs.
Mobile malware continues to proliferate, and at the same time employees are insisting on bringing their personal devices to work.
Devices running Google’s Android operating system accounted for 81% of all smartphones sold worldwide in the third quarter of 2013, according to a study released today by IDC. Of the more than 261 …
With some commentators labeling the BYOD trend as unstoppable, organisations are now turning to MDM to ensure the security of their networks. But how should MDM be tackled?
Mobile management vendors including Good Technology and MobileIron are increasing their efforts to pitch Android and iOS as alternatives to BlackBerry, thanks to improved security and management tools.
Etisalat and BlackBerry today announced an integrated carrier billing service for BlackBerry smartphone users in the UAE.
BlackBerry’s appointment Monday of former Sybase CEO John Chen as its next executive board chair and interim CEO could be the best news in months for the struggling smartphone company.
BlackBerry’s dramatic fall in the enterprise has left CIOs scrambling to pick a new mobile platform provider. Will it be Apple? Samsung? Or Microsoft? Or it will be all of the above.
Foundering BlackBerry has given up for now on finding a buyer. Instead the smartphone company is seeking an infusion of cash from some investors, and shaking up its board and executive leadership.
BlackBerry is a sinking ship searching desperately for a rescue, so its turning to any major mobile player as a potential saviour. But if Facebook buys BlackBerry, it would be the company’s craziest move ever.
BlackBerry will change its CEO and accept a US$1 billion loan from a consortium involving shareholder Fairfax Financial Holdings as it struggles with inventory and strategy problems. The company has abandoned plans to sell itself.
Samsung made a lot of headlines this week, though probably not for the reasons it would like.
If you’re going to indulge in some vendor-bashing, why not go for the low-hanging fruit?
A consortium led by Canada’s Fairfax Financial Holdings has offered to acquire struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry.
Few announcements summon as much attention as a brand new iPhone, and this year, for the second time in as many years, Apple gave us two models of its smartphone to pore over. I got my mitts on the newest mobile devices in the hands-on area after Tuesday’s event.
They say that good things come in small packages—diamond rings, the crown jewels, keys to an exotic villa. When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, big is beautiful, writes James Dartnell.
The new A1-830 tablet ticks all of the right boxes for people interested in a functional tablet sporting the sub 8-inch form factor. The tablet sports a 7.9-in, 1024×768 resolution screen at a 4:3 screen ratio; ideal for web browsing and reading e-books.