The Canadian handset maker announced yesterday that it will be going private after signing a letter of intent to sell itself to a consortium led by Fairfax Financial Holdings for $4.7 billion.
What’s next for BlackBerry? It’s a question that many have (obsessively) asked of late, especially after the Canadian company’s last two financial reports, culminating with a $1 billion monetary loss and the slashing of close to 5,000 jobs.
As Blackberry gets closer to its ‘Palm’ moment with close to 10,000 in layoffs and a billion dollar write down it needs to find a foreign buyer fast. But one piece of legislation may get in its way.
So you’re considering jumping ship from iOS, Android or BlackBerry to Windows or Windows Phone, are you? Microsoft is lending a hand courtesy of a pretty lucrative trade-in program launched about a week ago, but only if you’re looking to discard one of Apple’s iPads and get a Surface instead.
After months of speculation and rumors, the release date of BBM for Android and iOS has been confirmed by the company itself.
The BlackBerry Messenger app for Android and iPhone might be releasing on the respective app stores this Friday, September 20, according to the latest rumor.
Following months of rumors and leaks, the latest addition to BlackBerry’s smartphone lineup, the BlackBerry Z30, has been officially announced.
As Samsung and Apple look stronger and stronger in the smartphone market’s top two spots and other Android-focused OEMs continue to make important strides (mainly Sony, LG, Huawei and ZTE), it doesn’t seem like Nokia and BlackBerry will get many more chances to up their game.
Well, it looks like while everyone was busy speculating about when BlackBerry Messenger would make its cross-platform launch, the iPhone app was already submitted to the App Store for review two weeks ago.
Newly elected director thinks Blackberry will do fine, but there are “subsets” of the company that won’t survive.
Despite being one of the earliest supporters of BlackBerry’s gesture-based smartphone OS, T-Mobile is reportedly looking to stop selling BlackBerry 10 phones in its stores.
Recent leaks have suggested that Android and iPhone users will be able to use BlackBerry Messenger very soon, and a brief appearance of the app’s landing page further confirms its imminent arrival.
Remember when BlackBerry (or as it was known back in the day, RIM) was considered the unsinkable, unbreakable flagship of the sea world consisting of smarter or dumber phones? The memory is all that’s left of those times, with BB now looking like a shabby rubber raft, threatened by the quietest of winds.
Sony is expected to unveil the miniature version – Honami Mini – of its flagship device. Recently, some images of the purported Honami Mini next to Blackberry Q10 emerged from XDA-Developers forum.
User guides of BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS have shown up online, hinting that the cross-platform launch of BlackBerry messaging service could happen pretty soon.
During RIM’s darkest hour in 2012, one Silicon Valley investor was putting together a bid to take the company private and save Blackberry with an all-star developer team.
Here we thought time travel wasn’t invented yet, and BlackBerry has gone ahead and proven us wrong by announcing the BlackBerry 9720, a BlackBerry OS 7.1 phone with a hardware QWERTY keyboard.
Blackberry is pondering a sale to a private equity firm, but Canada’s government may step in the way of a smooth transaction.
WhatsApp popularity is virtually unchallenged in today’s connected world, and the service is being updated with push-to-talk voice messaging to celebrate the achievement of 300 million active monthly users.
Samsung has announced that the upcoming BlackBerry Messenger app for Android will be made available to owners of the company’s Galaxy devices across Africa, though its Samsung Apps app store.