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BlackBerry Will Talk About New Handsets Next Week

07/19/2016, It has been quite some time since BlackBerry released a new handset. Recent reports suggest that its first Android-powered smartphone – the BlackBerry Priv – didn’t perform as well as it would have hoped. There’s speculation about...

BlackBerry Priv Sales Miss Expectations

04/03/2016, BlackBerry had a lot riding on the Priv, the first Android-powered handset that it ever came out with, and while many expected that the smartphone will be able to improve the company’s fortunes it didn’t perform quite as well as the Canadian...

BlackBerry Priv Confirmed For Verizon, T-Mobile And Sprint

01/06/2016, BlackBerry’s first Android-powered smartphone was launched late last year, it was exclusive to AT&T for 60 days, and now with the carrier’s  exclusivity coming to an end it’s time for the company to bring this handset to the...

Next BlackBerry Android Smartphone Will Be Cheaper

12/20/2015, Earlier this year BlackBerry released its first ever Android-powered smartphone, making the inevitable shift over to Google’s mobile platform in a last ditch effort to plug the losses of its hardware business. The BlackBerry Priv appears to be...

BlackBerry CEO Confirms There Are More Devices After The Priv

11/08/2015, BlackBerry Priv is the company’s first Android-powered device, many see this as a make-or-break device for BlackBerry, with some even speculating that if it doesn’t do well perhaps BlackBerry may end up shutting down its hardware business....

BlackBerry Might Develop Bacteria-Free Smartphone For Hospitals

06/25/2015, As BlackBerry struggles to regain its footing in the global smartphone market the company has not given up on opportunities to become a niche player, it still focuses extensively on its security credentials which make it a darling for governments and...

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...