BlackBerry Passport Launch Sales

This is by far the most depressing BlackBerry analysis you’ll read this week

By on September 29, 2014 at 1:39 PM.

This is by far the most depressing BlackBerry analysis you’ll read this week

BlackBerry has been looking a lot livelier lately, thanks in no small part to the 200,000 preorders the company reported for its BlackBerry Passport smartphone. While we offered a cautiously optimistic take on BlackBerry’s strategy, however The Monday Note’s Jean-Louis Gassée isn’t having any of it — in fact, he still thinks that BlackBerry CEO John Chen will have no choice but to sell the company off for parts somewhere down the line. More →

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BlackBerry Passport Vs. iPhone 6

How to dump your iPhone or Android phone for the BlackBerry Passport

By on September 26, 2014 at 1:39 PM.

How to dump your iPhone or Android phone for the BlackBerry Passport

Tired of hanging around with iSheep and Fandroids and want to try something new? No problem — BlackBerry has just posted a handy tip sheet for anyone who wants to dump their iPhones and Android phones for a shiny new BlackBerry Passport. More →

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BlackBerry Passport Preorders 200,000

BlackBerry has received 200,000 Passport preorders in just two days

By on September 26, 2014 at 8:45 AM.

BlackBerry has received 200,000 Passport preorders in just two days

Will the BlackBerry Passport prove to be BlackBerry’s big comeback device? That’s still in question but the device has definitely generated some solid early interest — per Counterpoint Research analyst Neil Shah, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said on Friday that the company has received 200,000 Passport preorders over the last two days. While those obviously aren’t Apple or Samsung-type numbers, BlackBerry doesn’t need them to be since the Passport was designed to be much more of a niche device aimed squarely at corporate power users.
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BlackBerry Earnings Q2 2015

BlackBerry reports $11 million Q2 loss, crushes Wall Street’s estimates

By on September 26, 2014 at 7:15 AM.

BlackBerry reports $11 million Q2 loss, crushes Wall Street’s estimates

BlackBerry on Friday reported earnings for the fiscal second quarter of 2015, crushing Wall Street’s estimates and sending the stock soaring in pre-market trading on Friday. The struggling mobile pioneer couldn’t quite swing to a profit in the second quarter, posting a non-GAAP loss of $11 million, or $0.02 per share. Wall Street had expected a much larger loss of $0.16 per share, however, and BlackBerry’s stock shot up more than 8% as a result. More →

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BlackBerry Passport Launch Analysis

I have no idea if BlackBerry’s strategy will work… but I like it anyway

By on September 25, 2014 at 4:16 PM.

I have no idea if BlackBerry’s strategy will work… but I like it anyway

OK, let’s get something out of the way: I think the BlackBerry Passport looks utterly ridiculous. But then again, BlackBerry didn’t design the device for me and that’s not a bad thing. While watching BlackBerry’s presentation on the Passport on Wednesday, I actually came away impressed by how much the company is laser-focused on designing and selling devices to hardcore enterprise users who only want their phones to double as work devices and nothing more. More →

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BlackBerry Passport BBM Analysis

BlackBerry’s secret weapon

By on September 24, 2014 at 2:35 PM.

BlackBerry’s secret weapon

The new BlackBerry Passport has received some notably snarky, even sneering reviews in the United States media. The Wall Street Journal plastered a square of American cheese on top of its display to demonstrate its size. Mashable branded the square build and relatively thin keypad design downright bizarre. But interestingly enough, BlackBerry’s share price ticked up another 2.5% the device’s launch day and it has now doubled from the dark days of December 2013. More →

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BlackBerry Passport Release Date Pricing

BlackBerry officially unveils its comeback device: Meet the BlackBerry Passport

By on September 24, 2014 at 9:26 AM.

BlackBerry officially unveils its comeback device: Meet the BlackBerry Passport

The past several years have been pretty rough for BlackBerry but the company is still with us and is still releasing new handsets to the delight of its fans everywhere. On Wednesday, BlackBerry officially took the wraps off its latest flagship device — the BlackBerry Passport. More →

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BlackBerry Passport Vs. iPhone 6 Plus

BlackBerry CEO: Unlike the iPhone 6 Plus, you can’t bend the Passport

By on September 24, 2014 at 9:14 AM.

BlackBerry CEO: Unlike the iPhone 6 Plus, you can’t bend the Passport

Shots have just been fired. During his big media presentation on Wednesday, BlackBerry CEO John Chen made reference to videos that showed how easy it can be to bend the iPhone 6 Plus and pledged that you will not be able to bend the new BlackBerry Passport no matter how hard you try. More →

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BlackBerry Passport Announcement Live Video

BlackBerry is about to announce the Passport – here’s how to watch live!

By on September 24, 2014 at 8:40 AM.

BlackBerry is about to announce the Passport – here’s how to watch live!

September has been a ridiculously busy month for new smartphone launches as we’ve seen the announcement of the Galaxy Note 4 as well as the release of the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus and the 2014 Moto X. But we’re not done yet because BlackBerry is getting ready to unveil its flagship Passport smartphone at a special media event in Toronto starting at 9 a.m. EDT. More →

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BlackBerry BBM Smartwatch App

BlackBerry is ‘researching’ wearables but don’t expect a BerryWatch

By on September 11, 2014 at 6:20 PM.

BlackBerry is ‘researching’ wearables but don’t expect a BerryWatch

Is the world ready for a smartwatch with a full physical QWERTY keyboard? Probably not but that’s the first thing that popped into our heads when we read this report from Computerworld in which John Sims, president of BlackBerry enterprise solutions, says that the company is doing research into wearable computers. However, from the sound of his comments, it seems that BlackBerry is only looking for a way to bring BBM to wearable computers such as smartwatches and smart glasses. More →

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BlackBerry 10 Vs. iOS 8

BlackBerry tries to combat the iPhone 6 with one of its patented ‘fact checks’

By on September 9, 2014 at 10:15 PM.

BlackBerry tries to combat the iPhone 6 with one of its patented ‘fact checks’

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a lot of media hype surrounding a little device called the iPhone 6 that was just unveiled, but BlackBerry wants you to know that you shouldn’t even bother to get it, especially with the BlackBerry Passport just around the corner. In a new “BlackBerry Fact Check” post that went live on Tuesday, BlackBerry tried to give enterprise customers the facts why they should stick with their BlackBerry devices instead of moving over to iOS 8. More →

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BlackBerry Vs. Apple Security

Apple’s iCloud woes have BlackBerry smelling blood

By on September 4, 2014 at 1:30 PM.

Apple’s iCloud woes have BlackBerry smelling blood

We already knew that BlackBerry has been having a good time watching Apple try to shore up its reputation for security following the massive celebrity iCloud photo hack. But now John Chen’s feisty underdog has taken things a step further and written a full post on its company blog explaining why everyone should have listened to BlackBerry all these years about the importance of mobile security. More →

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