Tagged with: BlackBerry

BlackBerry is Releasing Heartbleed Security Updates

BlackBerry is Releasing Heartbleed Security Updates

BlackBerry said on Sunday it plans to release security updates for messaging software for Android and iOS devices by Friday, to address vulnerabilities in programs related to the "Heartbleed" security threat. Researchers last week warned that they had uncovered Heartbleed, a bug that targets the OpenSSL software commonly ...

BlackBerry’s QNX OS Tapped to Power Some Autonomous Cars

BlackBerry’s QNX OS Tapped to Power Some Autonomous Cars

BlackBerry’s QNX operating system may not be the hit in mobile phones that the company hoped, but one day QNX may be helping you with a different kind of mobility: the autonomous car. BlackBerry is working with VisLab, an Italian laboratory run by the University of Parma that focuses on computer vision research. One of ...

BlackBerry CEO: Company Has ‘No Intention’ of Abandoning Smartphones

BlackBerry CEO: Company Has ‘No Intention’ of Abandoning Smartphones

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has denied he would exit the smartphone business if it remains unprofitable for the Canadian company. His new statements come less than a day after being quoted by Reuters, which he now says took his words out of context. Here’s how the original article reads: "BlackBerry Ltd would consider ...

BlackBerry to End Licensing Agreement With T-Mobile

BlackBerry to End Licensing Agreement With T-Mobile

BlackBerry announced on Tuesday it will end its licensing agreement with T-Mobile when it expires on April 25th, meaning the fourth-largest carrier in the United States will soon no longer be able to sell BlackBerry products. In a press release, John Chen, BlackBerry's CEO, said although the two companies had "a positive ...

Court Sides With BlackBerry, Halts Sales of Ryan Seacrest’s Typo Case

Court Sides With BlackBerry, Halts Sales of Ryan Seacrest’s Typo Case

BlackBerry won a key ruling late Friday, blocking the sale of the Typo, a Ryan Seacrest-backed keyboard case for the iPhone. The Canadian phone maker sued in January seeking to halt the sale of the device, which it says infringes on its patents. A federal judge late Friday ruled that BlackBerry was likely to prevail and ...

BlackBerry May Bring BBM to Desktops

BlackBerry May Bring BBM to Desktops

Remember when BlackBerry was hesitant to let BBM wander to other platforms? So do we, but now that the company has committed to cross-platform support by pushing its messaging service to ecosystems like iOS and Android (including the Nokia X series), it isn't stopping there. Recently we've heard that it's heading to Windows ...

BlackBerry CEO John Chen Promises ‘Legal Action’ Against Product Leakers

BlackBerry CEO John Chen Promises ‘Legal Action’ Against Product Leakers

Leaks are par for the course when you're a huge company working on a new product, but one BlackBerry leaker seems to have gone too far. At least, CEO John Chen thinks so: on Wednesday, he penned a post on the official Inside BlackBerry blog promising legal action against a leaker who "falsely posed as an employee of one of ...

Leaks: BlackBerry is Working on a Competitor to Google Now and Siri

Leaks: BlackBerry is Working on a Competitor to Google Now and Siri

Looks like Microsoft isn't the only latecomer scrambling to add a voice-guided assistant to its mobile platform. A leaked test-build of the new BlackBerry firmware (version 10.3.0.140, if you're curious) is rocking an app called "Intelligent Assistant," but as both N4BB and a ZonaBlackBerry forum poster have noticed, it ...

President Obama May Dump His BlackBerry for an Android

President Obama May Dump His BlackBerry for an Android

The White House is testing smartphones from Samsung and LG Electronics for internal use, a person familiar with the matter said, threatening one of the last and most high-profile strongholds of BlackBerry. The devices are being tested by the White House's internal technology team and the White House Communications Agency, a ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 19, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 19, 2014

T-Mobile recently “outraged” BlackBerry’s CEO John Chen when the wireless provider emailed its BlackBerry customers, encouraging them to upgrade to an iPhone 5S with no money down. After an angry blog post by Chen, T-Mobile apologized for the email and offered BlackBerry owners a big-time trade-in credit if they ...