BlackBerry Passport Vs. iPhone 5s Galaxy S5

BlackBerry says its square phone is already stealing back iOS and Android users

By on July 21, 2014 at 4:12 PM.

BlackBerry says its square phone is already stealing back iOS and Android users

A lot of people who now use iPhones and Android phones once used BlackBerry devices many years ago, and now BlackBerry says that its new square BlackBerry Passport is bringing some of them back into the fold. In a new post highlighting consumer response to its newest smartphone, BlackBerry picks up on several comments left on different websites of people who say that they can’t wait to dump their current smartphones for the BlackBerry Passport. More →

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BlackBerry Z3 Vs. Xiaomi Redmi

BlackBerry’s firewall is about to come under siege

By on July 18, 2014 at 1:04 PM.

BlackBerry’s firewall is about to come under siege

Batten down the hatches, BlackBerry — Hurricane Xiaomi is barreling toward you. The Wall Street Journal reports that even though red-hot Chinese vendor Xiaomi has had trouble getting its phones approved for sale in Indonesia, the company does expect to get the green light very soon. Hugo Barra, Xiaomi’s vice president for global operations, tells the Journal that if all goes as planned, Xiaomi will start selling its smartphones in Indonesia by the end of August. More →

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BlackBerry Doomsday

Guy who said BlackBerry would fold in 2013 says BlackBerry will fold in 2015

By on July 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

Guy who said BlackBerry would fold in 2013 says BlackBerry will fold in 2015

Back in 2012, 24/7 Wall St.’s Douglass McIntyre wrote that in the following year, BlackBerry would fold. The prediction that BlackBerry was on its way out wasn’t terribly bold — BGR had already been reporting on the various signs that trouble was brewing in Waterloo for several years — but the time frame seemed a bit overzealous.

As expected, that prediction didn’t end up panning out.

Now, BlackBerry is considered by several industry watchers to be back on the right path. Even after a rough morning session following news of Apple’s IBM tie up, BlackBerry shares are up about 40% so far in 2014. But despite the positive sentiment and upward trend, McIntyre is back again with a new prediction: BlackBerry will fold in 2015. More →

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BlackBerry Assistant Announced Siri

BlackBerry at long last unveils its answer to Siri and Cortana

By on July 16, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

BlackBerry at long last unveils its answer to Siri and Cortana

BlackBerry is a bit late to the party when it comes to unveiling its own voice-enabled personal assistant. Even so, the company nonetheless took the wraps off its new BlackBerry Assistant feature on Wednesday that will give BlackBerry 10 users the same voice-enabled functionality that iOS users have long enjoyed with Siri and that Android users have long enjoyed with Google Now. More →

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BlackBerry Vs. Blackphone Security

Blackphone hits back at BlackBerry, says people actually want to buy its phones

By on July 15, 2014 at 1:51 PM.

Blackphone hits back at BlackBerry, says people actually want to buy its phones

It looks like John Chen’s feisty BlackBerry has made itself another enemy. Last week, BlackBerry put up a post on its official blog that trashed the Blackphone for only offering “consumer-grade” security that couldn’t come close to touching BlackBerry’s enterprise-grade security. Blackphone isn’t taking this insult lying down, however, because it’s just shot back and said that, unlike BlackBerry, it makes secure smartphones that people actually want to buy. More →

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BlackBerry Passport Consumer Interest

BlackBerry: Consumers are ‘clamoring’ for our new square smartphone

By on July 14, 2014 at 11:16 AM.

BlackBerry: Consumers are ‘clamoring’ for our new square smartphone

BlackBerry is feeling very good about its new BlackBerry Passport. In fact, the company feels so good about it that it’s even decided to quote a BGR post as proof that the new device is going to be a hit with consumers. More →

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BlackBerry Passport Keyboard Features

BlackBerry explains why its new phone’s keyboard is better than any you’ve ever tried

By on July 11, 2014 at 10:33 AM.

BlackBerry explains why its new phone’s keyboard is better than any you’ve ever tried

BlackBerry has been proudly showing off its new Passport handset all week and now it’s posted a new blog that highlights something every BlackBerry fan will love: The Passport’s physical keyboard. This isn’t just any BlackBerry keyboard, however — BlackBerry is calling it a “revolutionary” design the likes of which we have never seen before. More →

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AOL CEO Armstrong Interview BlackBerry

The best case we’ve heard for why you should stick with BlackBerry

By on July 10, 2014 at 9:51 AM.

The best case we’ve heard for why you should stick with BlackBerry

If there’s one company that knows what it’s like to lose a once-dominant position in the market and be seen as a relic of tech history, it’s AOL. That said, AOL has managed to find a way to tough it out and survive through bad times over the years, which is surely something that BlackBerry can take inspiration from. With this in mind, we thought it was interesting that AOL CEO Tim Armstrong this week told CNBC that he still loves using his BlackBerry for work and he makes the best case we’ve heard for why businesspeople should stick with BlackBerry phones, even if they use phones from Apple and Samsung as well. More →

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BlackBerry Passport Design Explained

Why BlackBerry doesn’t care if you think its new smartphone looks hideous

By on July 8, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Why BlackBerry doesn’t care if you think its new smartphone looks hideous

The new BlackBerry Passport phone is not going to win any awards for beautiful design. But then again, it’s not supposed to — it was designed specifically to appeal to BlackBerry diehards who want a phone primarily for productivity purposes and who don’t care what it looks like. More →

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BlackBerry Vs. Android Security

CEO Chen explains why businesses shouldn’t even think of fleeing BlackBerry for Android

By on July 7, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

CEO Chen explains why businesses shouldn’t even think of fleeing BlackBerry for Android

So now that Google is working with Samsung to push its Knox mobile security system out to a wider number of Android phones, is BlackBerry CEO John Chen worried? Well, he probably is, which is why he’s decided to write up a new “BlackBerry Fact Check” of Samsung’s Knox system over at BlackBerry’s official company blog. More →

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BlackBerry Fact Check Portal

BlackBerry wages war against its greatest enemy: Media haters

By on June 26, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

BlackBerry wages war against its greatest enemy: Media haters

BlackBerry under new CEO John Chen has become a lot more pugnacious than under previous bosses — the company in just the last year has declared war on smartphone leakers, T-Mobile CEO John Legere and keyboard copycat Ryan Seacrest. And now Chen’s posse has added a new foe to its ever-growing enemies list: Reporters and bloggers who write negative things about BlackBerry. More →

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BlackBerry Stock Price Analysis

What’s behind the bump at BlackBerry?

By on June 25, 2014 at 11:54 AM.

What’s behind the bump at BlackBerry?

BlackBerry has seen more than its share of tough times, but shares of the Waterloo, Ontario-based technology company have jumped more than 32% this year, led by optimism surrounding CEO John Chen and a hope that the company can slowly start to turn itself around. More →

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