BlackBerry’s CEO made the stunning revelation that he’d accept a $19 billion (read: the price paid for WhatsApp by Facebook) offer for BBM, the messaging service that makes up one small part of the Waterloo-based company with a market cap of $5.17 billion he currently runs. Chen dropped the bomb at MWC in an interview Continue Reading →
Ford Motor Co., struggling with in-car technology flaws, will base the next-generation Sync system on BlackBerry’s QNX and no longer use Microsoft’s Windows, according to people briefed on the matter. Using QNX will be less expensive than licensing Microsoft technology and will improve the flexibility and speed of the next Sync system, the people, who Continue Reading →
BlackBerry users on T-Mobile who want to upgrade will now receive $250 towards any BlackBerry phone, or $200 toward any other manufacturer’s phone in T-Mobile stores. The deal was introduced after a recent furor between BlackBerry and T-Mobile in which the carrier sent out an email to its BlackBerry-using customers that urged them to upgrade Continue Reading →
Ryan Seacrest
BlackBerry on Friday announced it has filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of California against Typo, the maker of an iPhone keyboard case designed to slip onto Apple’s phones. The Canadian company argues the accessory violates its intellectual property rights, which it will protect from copying and infringement. “This is a blatant infringement against Continue Reading →
President Barack Obama
The troubled mobile phone maker BlackBerry still has at least one very loyal customer: U.S. President Barack Obama. At a meeting with youth on Wednesday to promote his landmark healthcare law, Obama said he is not allowed to have Apple’s smart phone, the iPhone, for “security reasons,” though he still uses Apple’s tablet computer, the Continue Reading →
BBM Channels, a new part of BlackBerry’s popular cross-platform mobile messaging app BBM, will be available on Tuesday on any handset running BlackBerry OS 5 and above. The struggling smartphone maker is calling the release an open beta – it’s not quite ready for an official release, it would seem – and will be added Continue Reading →