BlackBerry Tuesday unveiled a pair of new handsets, one of which is in keeping with CEO John Chen's committment to addressing emerging markets. The Canadian OEM unveiled a successor to the Q10, the BlackBerry Q20, which features...
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd. is accusing a company backed by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest of being a rip-off artist. The allegations emerged in a patent infringement lawsuit filed Friday in a San Francisco federal court by BlackBerry. The suit targets an iPhone keyboard made by Typo Products LLC, a Los Angeles startup co-founded by Seacrest and entrepreneur Laurence Hallier.
BlackBerry co-founder Michael Lazaridis has trimmed his stake in the troubled smartphone pioneer to just below 5 percent after selling 3.5 million shares during the past two days. The sales disclosed in a Tuesday regulatory filing came after BlackBerry Ltd. announced a third-quarter loss of $4.4 billion last week.
Following two quarters of gigantic losses, BlackBerry is making good on its retreat from the consumer market and canceling the release of two planned BlackBerry 10 devices. In a filing with the SEC, BlackBerry refers to the infamous “Z10 Inventory Charge” that cost the company about $1 billion in its second quarter, as a primary motive for the move.
BlackBerry continues its slide as the company slowly but surely implements measures to right its sinking ship. The company today reported a loss of $4.4 billion on $1.2 billion of revenue for its fiscal third quarter. That compares to last quarter when BlackBerry posted a $965 million loss, on $1.6 billion.
In this five part video series, Wireless Week editors Andrew Berg and Ben Munson will count down the top headlines of 2013. Be sure to catch each installment, as we make our way through all the biggest news events from the past year! In case you missed them, check out the previous installments.
In this five part video series, Wireless Week editors Andrew Berg and Ben Munson will count down the top headlines of 2013. Be sure to catch each installment, as we make our way through all the biggest news events from the past year!
BlackBerry announced that BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 is now available as a hosted service under the fourth iteration of the UK Government's G-Cloud Program. The G-Cloud Program is a cross-Government initiative which focuses on easing the adoption of cloud-based ICT services across Government departments, local authorities and the wider public sector.
LG Electronics will be the first company to incorporate the AllJoyn open source software framework into its Smart TV platform, providing interoperability between devices. AllJoyn, developed by Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc., is designed to create a common language that connects the Internet of Things, regardless of brand or operating system.
Echoing a similar letter sent to customers back in October, Chen reiterated the message that BlackBerry isn't going anywhere and that customer investment in BlackBerry infrastructure and solutions are secure. In the letter, Chen focused mainly on BlackBerry's device management efforts..
BlackBerry today announced the departures of COO Kristian Tear and CMO Frank Boulben, as well as the replacement of Brian Bidulka with James Yersh as its Chief Financial Officer. Yersh was previously Senior Vice President. In addition to the management changes, BlackBerry announced that Roger Martin, a member of the company’s board since 2007, has resigned.
BlackBerry’s new CEO John Chen has been set up with a $1 million base salary, $2 million performance bonus and $85 million worth of company stock. In a filing with the SEC last week, BlackBerry indicated Chen would be granted “13,000,000 restricted share units vesting as to 25% on the 3rd and 4th anniversary dates of his employment, with the balance vesting on the 5th anniversary.” Bloomberg valued the stock at $85 million in its report.
BlackBerry lovers left could be in for some bad news. The device that was so addictive that it was dubbed the "CrackBerry" might not have much of a future: Its new chairman and interim chief executive says he wants to emphasize software and services — not devices.
BlackBerry’s tentative deal to take the company private is dead and the company now will seek to raise $1 billion in funding while replacing CEO Thorsten Heins and certain board members. The Globe and Mail reports that Fairfax Financial’s $4.7 billion deal to take BlackBerry private is now off. Fairfax was on deadline to finish its due diligence today. The deal was originally announced in late September.
BlackBerry today announced that Australia’s national transport safety investigator, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), has migrated to BlackBerry’s leading Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution, BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10.
Reuters reports that Rockstar, the group that in 2011 successfully bid $4.5 billion in a bankruptcy auction for Nortel’s patents, has filed suit for patent infringement against Samsung, Google, HTC, Huawei and four other companies. Rockstar is co-owned by Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Sony and Ericsson.
The good news for BlackBerry’s cross-platform messaging OTT push continues as the company announced BBM has now hit 80 million monthly active users. BlackBerry last week unleashed the long-awaited Android and iOS versions of BBM and saw 10 million downloads in the first 24 hours. Now the company is saying that opening up the messaging app to Android and iOS has resulted in the addition of 20 million active users in about a week’s time.
BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) for Android and iOS is off to a strong start as the company announced the app has notched more than 10 million downloads in the first 24 hours. The demand for the cross-platform version of BlackBerry’s popular messaging feature has resulted in a waiting list.
Lenovo is “actively considering” making a bid to buy all of BlackBerry. The Wall Street Journal spoke with people familiar with the matter who stated the Chinese PC giant, that boosted its business by acquiring IBM’s personal computer operation and the ThinkPad brand, is perhaps hoping to make a similar move in regards to its mobile ambitions.
As BlackBerry weathers rough times, the Canadian OEM on Monday published an open letter aimed at reassuring customers that they'll be taken care of going forward. Reuters reported that the letter was published in 30 news outlets across nine countries.
BlackBerry founder Mike Lazaridis says he's looking at making a potential takeover bid for the struggling smartphone company. Lazaridis, a major shareholder, said Thursday in filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that he and Douglas Fregin, who helped launch the company...
Bell and Samsung Electronics Canada today announced global availability of Samsung KNOX. Samsung KNOX is a security solution that provides enterprise customers with security and protection when employees use their own mobile devices at work or use their work devices as part of their everyday life.
Shares of BlackBerry Ltd. rose more than 4 percent Monday on a report that the company is in sale talks with a handful of companies. Reuters reported Friday that the struggling smartphone maker was holding discussions with Cisco, Google and SAP about a possible sale of all or part of itself.
BlackBerry is reportedly discussing selling itself whole or piecemeal with Google, Cisco and SAP. Reuters spoke with sources close to the matter who indicate BlackBerry has been asking around about potential buyers—including Intel, Samsung and LG—and is hoping to be able to gauge interest by early next week.
Private equity firm Cerberus is interested in taking a look at BlackBerry's books as a prelude to a possible bid for the troubled smartphone company. Cerberus is looking to sign a confidentiality agreement with BlackBerry that would allow it to access the company's private information...
BlackBerry warned of the huge loss coming in its fiscal second quarter report and now it’s officially on the books. The hobbled OEM posted a GAAP loss from continuing operations of $965 million, with $934 million coming courtesy of the Z10’s flop.
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