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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BlackBerry Classic Teaser Preorder

The future of BlackBerry is 2008… and that might be a good thing

By on October 29, 2014 at 2:49 PM.

The future of BlackBerry is 2008… and that might be a good thing

If you’re in the mood to relive the glory years of 2007 through 2009, then BlackBerry has just the device for you. In an open letter to BlackBerry diehards posted on Wednesday, BlackBerry CEO John Chen explains why the company’s new BlackBerry Classic is perfect for everyone who still loves how great BlackBerry devices were before the company tried to compete with Apple and Google with touchscreen-only devices such as the Storm and the Z10. More →

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Kim Kardashian Interview BlackBerry

BlackBerry finds a most unlikely savior

By on October 28, 2014 at 9:25 AM.

BlackBerry finds a most unlikely savior

BlackBerry’s attempts to get celebrities to endorse its products have clearly not worked out in the past — does anyone remember the utter debacle that was “creative director” Alicia Keys? That said, the company may have just found a new celebrity champion who is not only a bigger name than Keys right now but who also genuinely has a love and affection for its products. Yes, we’re talking about Kim Kardashian, the polarizing reality TV star who has also recently made waves in the tech industry for her insanely profitable and awesomely mindless mobile game called Kim Kardashian’s Hollywood. More →

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BlackBerry CEO Chen Comeback

BlackBerry CEO declares mission accomplished

By on October 27, 2014 at 1:39 PM.

BlackBerry CEO declares mission accomplished

It’s only been about a year since he started his tenure and his company is still losing money, but BlackBerry CEO John Chen thinks he’s already implemented a turnaround strategy that economics students will be reading about for decades. In an article posted on LinkedIn, Chen offers some “keys to executing a turnaround the right way” that draw on his year of experience as BlackBerry’s chief executive. More →

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BlackBerry Passport Best Features

Are you man enough for the BlackBerry Passport?

By on October 23, 2014 at 2:35 PM.

Are you man enough for the BlackBerry Passport?

The BlackBerry Passport is a great device… if you’re man enough to handle it. That’s the message that National Post writer Jonathan Kay is delivering with his review of the Passport in which he proclaims that BlackBerry’s newest flagship phone is the most masculine device around. In fact, he says that the Passport’s musclebound virility is so strong that some of the lady-folk in his life find it a might bit intimidating. More →

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Lenovo BlackBerry Merger Rumor

New rumor claims Lenovo will try to buy BlackBerry as soon as this week

By on October 20, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

New rumor claims Lenovo will try to buy BlackBerry as soon as this week

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before — or actually, don’t bother because we know you’ve heard this one before. One of Benzinga’s sources claims that Lenovo is once again looking to buy Canadian smartphone pioneer BlackBerry, despite the fact that such talks reportedly went nowhere last year due to security concerns raised by both the Canadian and American governments. More →

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Blackberry Beats Android Windows Phone

BlackBerry is still beating Android and Windows Phone where it matters most

By on October 8, 2014 at 2:20 PM.

BlackBerry is still beating Android and Windows Phone where it matters most

One of the last places that Blackberry has a foothold over Android and Windows Phones is Capitol Hill, which just happens to be a hugely important market for the company’s future hopes.

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BlackBerry Passport Vs. iPhone 6

BlackBerry’s Chen explains why his company isn’t trying to ‘kill’ the iPhone anymore

By on October 2, 2014 at 1:35 PM.

BlackBerry’s Chen explains why his company isn’t trying to ‘kill’ the iPhone anymore

One of the things that is most reassuring about BlackBerry CEO John Chen compared to some of his predecessors is that he seems to have a very firm grip on reality. So unlike Jim Balsillie (“There may be 300,000 apps for the iPhone and iPad, but the only app you really need is the browser!”) and Thorsten Heins (“There’s nothing wrong with the company as it exists right now!”), Chen has always offered a frank and realistic assessment of the company’s prospects as a player in the mobile device market. More →

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