Blackberry

  • No intention of selling handset business: BlackBerry CEO 15-04-2014 10:55 AM

    New York: BlackBerry has no plans to sell its devices business even as the Canadian smartphone maker faces losses and inventory pile up. "I want to assure you that I have no intention of selling off or abandoning this business any time soon... Our focus today is on finding a...
  • BlackBerry may consider exiting handset business 10-04-2014 12:27 PM

    New York: BlackBerry Ltd would consider exiting its handset business if it remains unprofitable, its chief executive officer said on Wednesday, as the technology company looks to expand its corporate reach with investments, acquisitions and partnerships. "If I cannot make money on handsets, I will not be in the handset...
  • BBM now lets users send files up to 16MB in size, share photos in group chats 02-04-2014 12:06 PM

    New Delhi: BlackBerry has started rolling out the latest version of its BBM app for Android, iPhone and BlackBerry 10 devices that not only lets uers send larger files (up to 16MB on BlackBerry 10, Android and iPhone) but also lets them share photos in multi-person (group) chats. The 6MB...
  • BlackBerry taking 'a very serious look' at bringing BBM to desktop: CEO John Chen 29-03-2014 11:10 AM

    Toronto: BlackBerry CEO John Chen, who has been meeting with BlackBerry clients, said the company is planning to bring its popular BlackBerry Messenger service, known as BBM, from mobile devices onto desktop computers. Such a move, Chen said, would allow employees of big companies and government agencies to go mobile...
  • BlackBerry plans to introduce new high-end smartphones to cater to keyboard lovers 29-03-2014 10:41 AM

    Toronto: BlackBerry Ltd plans to introduce high-end smartphones that cater to keyboard aficionados in the coming 18 months, in an effort to win back core corporate and government clients who have shunned the company's touch-screen devices. Chief Executive John Chen said in an interview that the company's engineers have designed...
  • BlackBerry Z30 price slashed by Rs 5,000, now available for Rs 34,990 29-03-2014 10:29 AM

    New Delhi: BlackBerry slashed price of its latest smartphone Z30 by 12 per cent to Rs 34,990 for a limited period following a good response to earlier discount offer on Z10 handsets. "We have seen a phenomenal response to our initial promotional offer on BlackBerry Z10 and are confident we...
  • BlackBerry selling most of its real estate holdings in Canada 21-03-2014 07:42 PM

    New York: BlackBerry is selling most of its real estate holdings in Canada as the struggling smartphone company continues to look for ways to improve its business. BlackBerry did not disclose the buyer or purchase price, but said Friday that it will sell more than 3 million square feet of...
  • BlackBerry sells US headquarters to Brookfield Property Group; will continue to be a tenant on the campus 15-03-2014 12:53 PM

    New Delhi: Faced with mounting losses and unsold inventory, struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry has sold its US office in Texas to Brookfield Property Group as it seeks to rationalise costs. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. "We can confirm that Brookfield Property Group has purchased BlackBerry's Irving, Texas...
  • BlackBerry suffers network outage in Canada, Asia Pacific 05-03-2014 12:45 AM

    Toronto: BlackBerry Ltd suffered a network outage affecting some users in Canada and the Asia-Pacific region, the smartphone and technology company said, at a sensitive time for the firm. The outage hit Canada's leading mobile network, according to a memo sent to some customers of both BlackBerry and Rogers Communications...
  • BBM to soon let users share photos in multi-person chats, send files up to 16MB in size 03-03-2014 12:33 PM

    New Delhi: Bringing new features and improvements to BBM, BlackBerry has now announced that BBM will soon support photo sharing in multi-person chats. This comes as an addition to existing sharing options that exist in multi-person chats - sending voice notes, sharing your location powered by Glympse, and sending files...
  • BharatSync launches new services for low-end mobiles 01-03-2014 03:29 PM

    Users of email solutions provider BharatSync will now get functions like protection from unauthorised access to email, SMS backup, call log and call recording besides push mail and contact sync on their low-end mobile phones. IT company Data Infosys, who has developed the services, launched them for BSNL customers with...
  • BlackBerry Z10 price slashed for the second time; now available for Rs 17,990 26-02-2014 11:48 AM

    New Delhi: Sagging sales have forced Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry to cut the price of Z10 for the second time since the launch in India in February last year. Z10, which runs on its latest BB10 operating system, is now priced at Rs 17,990. It was launched at Rs 43,490,...
  • BlackBerry Z3 with 5-inch display announced; to be priced under $200 26-02-2014 10:21 AM

    Barcelona: BlackBerry unveiled a new, cheaper touchscreen smartphone and a "classic" model with a keyboard on Tuesday, as it tries to stem losses and win back once-devoted security-conscious business and government users. The news, coupled with more details about the company's strategy in its services business, helped send shares in...
  • BBM coming to Windows Phone this summer 24-02-2014 03:50 PM

    Bangalore: BlackBerry Ltd said it will make its messaging service BBM available to Microsoft's Windows Phone and the upcoming Nokia X platforms in the coming months. BlackBerry Messaging, or BBM, is a messaging platform that offers collaboration tools such as BBM Groups, BBM Voice and BBM Channels and competes with...
  • BlackBerry shares surge after Facebook bid for WhatsApp 20-02-2014 10:24 AM

    Toronto: Facebook Inc's stunning $19 billion bid for fast-growing mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp sent shares of BlackBerry Ltd surging after the closing bell on Wednesday, as investors were cheered by the lofty valuation for the messaging platform. The deal sent shares in BlackBerry up as much as 9 per cent in...
  • Budget 'BlackBerry Z3' images leaked; likely to debut at MWC 2014 18-02-2014 02:02 PM

    New Delhi: Days before the Foxconn-built budget BlackBerry 10 phone makes its debut at MWC 2014, the phone has been leaked in images. Code-named "Jakarta' and is speculated to be named BlackBerry Z3, the smartphone apparently will be a touch-only handset. The phone is expected to be priced around $150....
  • With BBM 2.0 BlackBerry adds BBM Voice, Channels for Android, iPhone 14-02-2014 01:47 PM

    New Delhi: BlackBerry has rolled out a major update for its iconic BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry. The most prominent addition in the latest BBM rollout is the addition of BBM Voice for Android and iPhone users. BlackBerry has also included the BBM Channels feature to...
  • BBM head Andrew Bocking quits BlackBerry 11-02-2014 08:27 AM

    Toronto: BlackBerry said on Monday that Andrew Bocking, the executive in charge of its BBM instant messaging business, has left the company. The Waterloo, Ontario-based company did not disclose whether Bocking's departure was part of an internal management shuffle or whether he left to pursue other interests. The technology company,...
  • Low-cost BlackBerry 10 phones manufactured by Foxconn likely to debut at MWC 2014 28-01-2014 02:28 PM

    New Delhi: It was only last month when BlackBerry CEO John Chen revealed that the company had teamed up with Foxconn to build budget phones, and now a new report claims that the Foxconn-built budget BlackBerry 10 phones will make its way to MWC 2014. According to a Focus Taiwan...
  • BlackBerry CEO hires another former colleague to drive turnaround 14-01-2014 03:52 PM

    Toronto: Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd has hired another of its new chief executive's former colleagues to head its global sales team as part of its latest efforts to engineer a turnaround. The Canadian company said Eric Johnson will report directly to John Chen, who took over as CEO in...
  • Withdrawal symptoms? Here's how to make your iPhone a BlackBerry 09-01-2014 05:46 PM

    Las Vegas: If you love your iPhone but would prefer a physical keyboard, Typo could be for you. But you might want to order soon. BlackBerry, the company that made physical typing on mobile devices an addictive craze, is suing Typo Products LLC, accusing it of copying its world-famous keyboard....
  • BlackBerry Q5 price slashed, now available for Rs 19,990 06-01-2014 12:38 PM

    New Delhi: BlackBerry has announced a price cut of Rs 5,000 for its Q5 smartphone. The Q5 smartphone, which was originally priced at Rs 24,990, is now being sold by Blackberry for Rs 19,990. The BlackBerry Q5 is available in three colours, red, white and black. The BlackBerry Q5 is...
  • BlackBerry sues startup founded by Ryan Seacrest over keyboard design 04-01-2014 11:29 AM

    San Francisco: Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd. is accusing a company backed by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest of being a rip-off artist. The allegations emerged in a patent infringement lawsuit filed Friday in a San Francisco federal court by BlackBerry. The suit targets an iPhone keyboard made by Typo...
  • BlackBerry and singer Alicia Keys to cut ties 03-01-2014 03:50 PM

    Totonto: Alicia Keys and BlackBerry will cut ties at the end of January, just one year after the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter was hired as a "global creative director" for the struggling smartphone maker. The Canadian company on Thursday confirmed the singer's upcoming departure. The move comes as BlackBerry retreats from the...
  • Co-founder Michael Lazaridis trims stake in BlackBerry after huge loss 26-12-2013 01:47 PM

    Toronto: BlackBerry co-founder Michael Lazaridis has trimmed his stake in the troubled smartphone pioneer to just below 5 per cent after selling 3.5 million shares during the past two days. The sales disclosed in a Tuesday regulatory filing came after BlackBerry announced a third-quarter loss of $4.4 billion last week....
  • BlackBerry co-founder Lazaridis cuts his stake in the company 25-12-2013 11:51 AM

    Bangalore: BlackBerry Ltd co-founder Mike Lazaridis cut his stake in the company to 4.99 per cent from 8 per cent, and said that a group, which included Lazaridis, walked away from exploring a bid for the troubled smartphone maker. Co-founders Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin in October disclosed in a regulatory...
  • The first low-cost BlackBerry 10 phone likely to come by April 24-12-2013 10:32 AM

    Taipei: Foxconn's BlackBerry Ltd deal marks the Taiwanese firm's biggest step up the value chain - a chance to not just assemble smartphones, but help design them, too. The agreement to design and market phones starting in Indonesia, the world's fourth-most populous country but an under-penetrated market, is a boon...
  • BlackBerry teams up with Foxconn for budget BB10 phones; likely to be launched by April 2014 22-12-2013 11:15 AM

    Mumbai: BlackBerry CEO John Chen reveals that the company has teamed up with Foxconn to build budget phones. The first smartphone from Foxconn with BlackBerry branding should arrive some time in March or April 2014 and is expected to be a 3G phone based on BlackBerry 10. The phone will...
  • Blackberry reports $4.4 billion loss in third quarter 21-12-2013 03:22 PM

    Washington: Struggling Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry today posted a whopping USD 4.4 billion loss in the third quarter ended November 30, hit hard by poor response to its mobile devices. The company, which last month scrapped a plan to sell itself, had posted a profit in the same period a...