BlackBerry Classic Hands On Businessweek

Businessweek trolls BlackBerry in the most brutal way imaginable

By on December 19, 2014 at 12:39 PM.

Businessweek trolls BlackBerry in the most brutal way imaginable

The BlackBerry Classic is definitely something of a throwback to old BlackBerry Bold models, although it definitely features much better specs and software than those smartphone relics. However, Bloomberg Businessweek has just posted a “hands on” article about the Classic that brutally trolls the device by showing it being held by a pair of bony skeletal hands, as you can see in the picture above. The message is clear: The Classic feels ancient and dead. More →

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BlackBerry Q3 2015 Earnings

The Waterloo miracle? BlackBerry ekes out tiny profit in Q3 2015

By on December 19, 2014 at 7:51 AM.

The Waterloo miracle? BlackBerry ekes out tiny profit in Q3 2015

One year ago, BlackBerry was in truly retched shape. Now, though, it looks like the company has stopped the bleeding. BlackBerry on Friday reported its fiscal Q3 2015 earnings and the company posted a profit of $0.01 per share, which significantly beat the consensus estimate of a loss of $0.16 per share and was a vast improvement over the disastrous loss of $0.67 per share that the company posted a year ago. More →

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BlackBerry Classic Best Features

Here’s why I love what BlackBerry’s doing with the Classic

By on December 17, 2014 at 2:40 PM.

Here’s why I love what BlackBerry’s doing with the Classic

I tease BlackBerry a lot but I’m actually hoping the company is successful. Why? Because I think it serves an important niche and its devices make customers within that niche very happy. And under CEO John Chen, the company has embraced its role as a niche player and has stopped trying to desperately keep up with Apple and Google, which is a fight that it was destined to lose pretty much from the start. More →

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Everything old is new again: BlackBerry unveils the Classic

By on December 17, 2014 at 10:14 AM.

Everything old is new again: BlackBerry unveils the Classic

BlackBerry is through trying to mimic Apple and Google, which is why it’s decided to kick things old school this year and release devices that emphasize its iconic physical QWERTY keyboards. And now the company has just unveiled its biggest throwback device yet that not only features a physical keyboard but also brings back function keys, trackpads and other old-timey BlackBerry staples. Yes, we’re talking about the BlackBerry Classic. More →

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Typo Keyboard iPhone 6 Released

BlackBerry’s chief tormentor releases yet another knockoff keyboard for the iPhone 6

By on December 8, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

BlackBerry’s chief tormentor releases yet another knockoff keyboard for the iPhone 6

That sound you hear is BlackBerry’s legal team cracking its knuckles and getting ready to go back to work. Typo, the iPhone keyboard attachment accessory company cofounded by Ryan Seacrest, has again thumbed its nose at BlackBerry and has released yet another knockoff BlackBerry keyboard for the iPhone 6. BlackBerry has successfully won injunctions against Typo in the past for allegedly infringing upon its smartphone keyboard designs, although this hasn’t stopped the company from cranking out new ones.

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BlackBerry Passport Red White Colors

The ‘sexy’ BlackBerry Passport is now available in two new colors

By on November 24, 2014 at 9:30 PM.

The ‘sexy’ BlackBerry Passport is now available in two new colors

The BlackBerry Passport isn’t selling as well as the iPhone 6 but it has a dedicated and passionate following, including one tech reporter who described the device as “sexy.” And now loyal BlackBerry fans have two new options to make this “sexy” device look even more colorful as BlackBerry has announced that you’ll soon be able to get the Passport in both red and white. More →

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BlackBerry Classic Preorder Page

Rejoice, old-school BlackBerry fans: You can preorder the BlackBerry Classic right now

By on November 13, 2014 at 4:08 PM.

Rejoice, old-school BlackBerry fans: You can preorder the BlackBerry Classic right now

If you’re the kind of BlackBerry fan who has been clinging to your old-school BlackBerry Bold for years because you don’t like some of the changes that the company made with BlackBerry 10, you may want to give the company’s newest device a look. BlackBerry announced on Thursday that you can now preorder the BlackBerry Classic, the throwback device that the company hopes will reel in some longtime users who have either gone to rival platforms or who are still using older BlackBerry devices. More →

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BlackBerry Samsung Partnership

BlackBerry and Samsung join forces to take on Apple

By on November 13, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

BlackBerry and Samsung join forces to take on Apple

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Apple’s iOS platform recently started to make waves in the enterprise space, and some analysts suggested it could mean curtains for BlackBerry. Of course, BlackBerry shares are up more than 75% over the past 12 months, so the company isn’t quite down for the count despite its diminished market share.

And now, BlackBerry has joined forces with Apple’s archrival in an effort to combat Apple as it turns up the heat in the mobile enterprise market. More →

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BlackBerry CEO's Wife Prefers Samsung

BlackBerry CEO’s wife is having an affair with Android

By on November 11, 2014 at 1:30 PM.

BlackBerry CEO’s wife is having an affair with Android

As if BlackBerry didn’t have enough to contend with in a market that is constantly threatening to leave it behind, CEO John Chen revealed in an interview with Financial Times this weekend that his wife would rather use her Samsung Galaxy than a Passport. One of the toughest challenges of his career so far has been attempting to convert his wife to BlackBerry. More →

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BlackBerry Vs Android Vs iPhone

BlackBerry teaches us how to ditch our iPhones and Android phones for a BlackBerry phone

By on November 11, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

BlackBerry teaches us how to ditch our iPhones and Android phones for a BlackBerry phone

BlackBerry’s share of the smartphone market might be at an all-time low right now, but that hardly means the company is done pushing its devices and services to enterprise customers and, on occasion, to certain groups of consumers as well. With BlackBerry’s stock up more than 69% over the past 12 months, investors appear to be more than content with the company’s efforts, and confident that those efforts will pay off down the road.

The company has used a variety of tools and tactics in its effort to get customers to dump more popular platforms in favor of BlackBerry 10, and now a new post on BlackBerry’s official blog shows us how easy the switch can be. More →

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iOS Vs. Android Vs. BlackBerry Encryption

Ex-NSA lawyer: Apple and Google may end up like BlackBerry if they make their phones more secure

By on November 6, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Ex-NSA lawyer: Apple and Google may end up like BlackBerry if they make their phones more secure

We’ve heard government officials make a lot of questionable claims to try to get Apple and Google to not encrypt data on their smartphone platforms. However, this might be the most ridiculous and shameless scare tactic we’ve seen anyone use yet. The Guardian brings us word that former NSA general counsel Stewart Baker is now claiming that Apple and Google shouldn’t encrypt their smartphones’ data because they’ll end up like BlackBerry. More →

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