BlackBerry, Samsung announce mobile software deal

Matt Hamblen by Matt Hamblen - November 16th, 2014

BlackBerry has announced a renewed enterprise focus, including a partnership with Samsung that provides secure mobile software for certain Samsung Android smartphones and tablets.

Review: Porsche Design Blackberry P’9883

Anoosha Pervaz by Anoosha Pervaz - September 28th, 2014

Although over-priced, the smartphone packs impressive features to meet the demands of the luxury user.

BlackBerry Acquires Movirtu

Contributor by Contributor - September 14th, 2014

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.

BlackBerry partners with TRA to support mGovernment

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - August 10th, 2014

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 buying German firm for voice encryption

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - July 31st, 2014

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 […]

BlackBerry opens management of its smartphones to rivals

John Ribeiro by John Ribeiro - May 15th, 2014

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.

BlackBerry revenue plunges 64 percent in Q4

Mikael Ricknäs by Mikael Ricknäs - March 30th, 2014

BlackBerry continued to struggle during the company’s fiscal fourth quarter, experiencing a huge drop in revenue and a $423 million net loss.

BlackBerry’s enterprise chief talks BES12

By Martyn Williams by By Martyn Williams - February 27th, 2014

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.

BlackBerry CEO Chen: ‘We are here to compete, regain lost ground’

Martyn Williams by Martyn Williams - February 26th, 2014

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.

BlackBerry rolls out BES12 for enterprise mobility

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - February 25th, 2014

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 […]

Review: Porsche Design P9982 from BlackBerry

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - February 4th, 2014

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 to launch new smartphones at MWC 2014

Chris Martin by Chris Martin - January 29th, 2014

BlackBerry looks like it will launch new smartphones at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) tech show.

BlackBerry recommits to the physical keyboard

Jared Newman by Jared Newman - January 14th, 2014

BlackBerry will rededicate itself to physical keyboards as the company tries to regain its footing.

BlackBerry CEO Chen: ‘Blackberry still most secure solution.’

Matt Hamblen by Matt Hamblen - January 8th, 2014

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 sues Typo over ‘iconic’ keyboard design

Zach Miners by Zach Miners - January 6th, 2014

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 release Blackberry 10 app

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - December 22nd, 2013

Abu Dhabi Police have released an app that is now available for BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

BlackBerry CEO: We’d love to try iOS, Android

Martyn Williams by Martyn Williams - December 22nd, 2013

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.

BlackBerry increases Android app support

Martyn Williams by Martyn Williams - November 27th, 2013

BlackBerry hopes to make it easier for Android applications to run on its latest smartphones.

BlackBerry’s corporate clearout continues as Tear and Boulben axed

Allan Swann by Allan Swann - November 26th, 2013

BlackBerry has continued its clear out of top level staff by removing COO, Kristian Tear, and CMO Frank Boulben.

Management vendors race to help move BlackBerry users to Android and iOS

Mikael Ricknäs by Mikael Ricknäs - November 10th, 2013

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 unveil payment service partnership

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - November 6th, 2013

Etisalat and BlackBerry today announced an integrated carrier billing service for BlackBerry smartphone users in the UAE.

BlackBerry taps former Sybase chief as interim CEO; analysts like the move

Matt Hamblen by Matt Hamblen - November 5th, 2013

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.

In wake of BlackBerry’s demise, CIOs look to Samsung, Apple and Microsoft

Tom Kaneshige by Tom Kaneshige - November 5th, 2013

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.

BlackBerry now seeks lenders not buyers … and new CEO

John Cox by John Cox - November 5th, 2013

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.

Facebook’s first real phone shouldn’t be a BlackBerry

Caitlin McGarry by Caitlin McGarry - November 5th, 2013

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 ditches CEO and accepts $1B loan from Fairfax, others

Mikael Ricknäs and Peter Sayer by Mikael Ricknäs and Peter Sayer - November 5th, 2013

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.

BlackBerry signs $4.7 billion buyout deal to go private

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - September 24th, 2013

A consortium led by Canada’s Fairfax Financial Holdings has offered to acquire struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry.

BlackBerry messenger for Android and iPhone will not roll out this week

John Ribeiro by John Ribeiro - September 24th, 2013

BlackBerry’s messenger app for Android and iPhone will not roll out this week as the company struggles to block an unreleased version of the Android app that affected its system.

BlackBerry Z30 available at Dubai Mall tonight

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - September 23rd, 2013

The new BlackBerry Z30 smartphone will be available to buy from 10pm at the Dubai Mall BlackBerry store – BlackBerry is also giving away tickets to the Dubai Music Week on purchase of […]

BlackBerry to cut 4500 jobs, reports $1 billion loss in Q2

Martyn Williams and Zach Miners by Martyn Williams and Zach Miners - September 22nd, 2013

Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry has quantified just how bad business is at the moment, as users abandon its once-dominant platform. The company said it plans to record a GAAP net operating loss during […]

BlackBerry introduces the new BlackBerry Z30 smartphone with 5” display and BlackBerry 10.2 OS

Bilal Khan by Bilal Khan - September 18th, 2013

BlackBerry today introduced the new BlackBerry Z30 smartphone, BlackBerry’s biggest, fastest and most advanced smartphone. Featuring BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2, the new all-touch BlackBerry Z30 smartphone comes with a beautiful 5” display […]

BlackBerry blundered in forcing business use of BES

Adam Bender by Adam Bender - September 1st, 2013

BlackBerry slipped when it forced businesses to buy its mobile device management (MDM) platform to fully support BlackBerry 10 devices, according to AirWatch CEO John Marshall.

A new owner may not be able to save BlackBerry

Matt Hamblen by Matt Hamblen - August 26th, 2013

A permanent change seems to have taken hold in the mobile market, as BlackBerry explores the possibility of putting itself up for sale.

How to transfer your contacts from BlackBerry to iPhone

Matt Egan by Matt Egan - August 22nd, 2013

We show you how to transfer contacts from a BlackBerry to an iPhone, whether it is from a new BlackBerry 10 device or from an older BlackBerry phone. Many of us use an iPhone as our […]

5 Reasons You Can Finally Ditch BlackBerry

John Brandon by John Brandon - August 20th, 2013

Has BlackBerry finally reached the point of no return? Last week, news spilled out that Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry is up for sale. Meanwhile, IDC reported recently that BlackBerry sales are down 12 percent […]

BlackBerry unveils special edition Q10 for the Middle East

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - August 20th, 2013

BlackBerry this week took the wraps off a special edition Q10 handset, which will come coloured in gold and white.

The top 10 BlackBerry apps for your Z10

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - August 19th, 2013

We’ve hand-picked the most popular BlackBerry 10 apps of the month so that you can get the most from your Z10 handset.

BlackBerry turns to 7 OS with social networking features for new 9720 smartphone

Mikael Ricknäs by Mikael Ricknäs - August 13th, 2013

BlackBerry has launched the 9720 smartphone running the 7 OS in a bid to stay relevant in the growing low end of the smartphone market.  The launch of the new device comes as […]

All’s not lost for BlackBerry

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - August 13th, 2013

Now, I’m not one of those BlackBerry fan boys shamelessly jumping to the defence of a company many in the industry have condemned to the grave. But I do believe there is life in the old dog yet.

BlackBerry exploring strategic alternatives, could sell the company

Bilal Khan by Bilal Khan - August 12th, 2013

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry on Monday held discussion with the committee on strategic alternatives that could lead to joint ventures, partnerships or perhaps a sale of the company. Blackberry is warming up to […]

BlackBerry can rise from the ashes as a leader in MDM

Tony Bradley by Tony Bradley - July 8th, 2013

BlackBerry the company will survive, but it’s time to throw in the towel on BlackBerry the mobile platform vendor.

UAE to get the world’s first BlackBerry Q5s

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - June 19th, 2013

The first customers in the world to get their hands on the upcoming BlackBerry Q5 will be those residing in the UAE, BlackBerry announced on Wednesday.

BlackBerry Live: Opportunities in emerging markets

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - May 16th, 2013

At BlackBerry Live, senior executives from BlackBerry and special guests from Asia, Latin America and Africa discussed mobile-led innovation in the world’s fastest-growing mobile markets. The emerging economies in Africa, Asia, Middle East […]

BlackBerry Live: What app customers want

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - May 15th, 2013

A session on market insights at BlackBerry Live aimed at providing an overview, as well as an insider’s perspective, to developers about the future of BlackBerry 10 applications and what target audiences want. […]

BlackBerry Live: How BES 10.1 scores over BES 10.

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - May 15th, 2013

The Enterprise Update session of BlackBerry Live gave the participants a chance to know in detail how the BlackBerry Enterprise System (BES) 10.1 scores over BES 10. So what exactly is new with […]

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    What’s rectangular, gold, and 18 percent thinner than a No. 2 pencil? The iPad Air 2, which Apple unveiled Thursday. Sporting subtle refinements like a Touch ID fingerprint sensor and a beefed-up iSight […]

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    Although over-priced, the smartphone packs impressive features to meet the demands of the luxury user.

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