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BlackBerry CEO Says Four New Devices Planned For This Year

05/05/2015, We don’t hear much about BlackBerry these days but the company is still trying to regain its lost footing in the market. The devices it released last year, BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Classic, have done a reasonable job of improving its...

BlackBerry Is Open To Creating A Tablet Again

03/03/2015, In 2011 the BlackBerry Playbook was launched. The tablet didn’t do well in the market and BlackBerry lost a lot of money on it. Since then the company has not returned to the tablet market. Now with new leadership in place that’s taking the...

Having “Survived,” BlackBerry Now Looking At Growth

11/10/2014, Things weren’t looking too good for BlackBerry last year. The company decided to put itself up for sale but there was thin interest from potential suitors. It wrote down inventory worth billions because the Q10 and Z10 didn’t perform as well...

BlackBerry Goes On Growth Footing After Years Of Layoffs

08/05/2014, The once iconic Canadian manufacturer BlackBerry was in a free fall over the past couple of years. Its market share evaporated, stock plummeted and new devices flopped in the market. As a result the company was unable to keep all of its workforce which...

BlackBerry Will Shift Focus To High-End QWERTY Handsets

04/15/2014, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has been doing a good job of keeping the company in the news. Last year all we heard about the company was either related to its declining sales or precarious financial situation, not much was being said or written about its...

BlackBerry Q20 Renamed ‘BlackBerry Classic’

04/10/2014, At the Mobile World Congress 2014, where the company showed off BlackBerry Z3, CEO John Chen said that they’re working on a high-end QWERTY model which will go back to the Bold’s roots. The company hasn’t shown it as yet, but Chen did...

BlackBerry Will Continue To Bleed Money For Two Years [Analyst]

03/31/2014, Since the top job was handed to John Chen, BlackBerry has taken a number of extreme measures to cut down the rate at which it has been burning through cash. The company has been posting losses quarter after quarter, so it really needs to tighten the belt....

BlackBerry CEO John Chen Declares War On Leakers

03/26/2014, Some might say that BlackBerry CEO John Chen has one of the most toughest jobs in this particular market. That’s because he has been handed the reins of a company that’s bleeding cash, struggling for its survival in the market and trying to...

BlackBerry CEO Gives Turnaround Plans 50% Chance

03/05/2014, Prior to bringing John Chen on board, BlackBerry’s stock had reached new lows last year. The board ousted the sitting CEO, brought Chen in, who then began to restructure the company as well as the top level management. Even though it hasn’t...

BlackBerry Reassures Consumers It Won’t Dump Them For Enterprises

02/02/2014, Over the past few months there have been major changes at BlackBerry. Under the leadership of John Chen, the company booted several top executives from the previous regimes, brought in new talent, restructured itself in four major divisions and tightened...

Search For BlackBerry CEO Has Been Put On The ‘Back Burner’

01/12/2014, BlackBerry has gone through quite a few major changes in the past couple of months. The company abandoned a plan to sell itself after the only takeover bid it had received fell through due to rumored funding issues. Instead it received a $1 billion...