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BlackBerry Acquires ‘Anti-Eavesdropping’ Company Secusmart

BlackBerry Acquires ‘Anti-Eavesdropping’ Company Secusmart

By Chris Crum July 29, 2014

BlackBerry announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Secusmart, a voice and data encryption company, which makes “anti-eavesdropping” solutions for government organizations and companies. The two companies have partnered in the past, offering Secusmart technology, including the SecuSUITE …

Big Surprise: iOS And Android Continue To Dominate Big Surprise: iOS And Android Continue To Dominate

In the smartphone wars, there can be only two – iOS and Android. While alternatives like Windows Phone and Firefox OS are making some decent headway in emerging markets, Apple’s and Google’s mobile operating systems still rule the roost. In …

BlackBerry U.S. Market Share Dropped to Zero in Q4 BlackBerry U.S. Market Share Dropped to Zero in Q4

One year on from a name change and the launch of its BlackBerry 10 smartphone platform, BlackBerry has now all but disappeared from the high-end mobile market. Market research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) this week released its estimates …

BlackBerry Files to Block Typo Keyboard Case Sales BlackBerry Files to Block Typo Keyboard Case Sales

Just after the new year began, BlackBerry filed a lawsuit against iPhone case-maker Typo. The company’s product, the Typo iPhone Keyboard Case, snaps on to modern iPhones to give them a physical keyboard. The case is a solution for consumers …

BlackBerry Sues iPhone Keyboard Case-Maker Typo BlackBerry Sues iPhone Keyboard Case-Maker Typo
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Having dismissed singer Alicia Keys as its global creative director, BlackBerry this week is now looking to protect what little it has left by defending its patents. BlackBerry today announced that it has filed suit against Typo, a company that …

Alicia Keys Out as BlackBerry Creative Director Alicia Keys Out as BlackBerry Creative Director

At the end of January 2013, BlackBerry officially revealed its BlackBerry 10 OS and smartphones. The reveal was BlackBerry’s last-ditch effort for relevancy in the consumer smartphone market that had abandoned it in favor of iPhones and Androids. We know …

Samsung Beats Apple in New Smartphone Assessment Samsung Beats Apple in New Smartphone Assessment

With 2014 nearly upon us, it’s the time of year for introspection and reminiscing. For the technology industry, each December is surprising for how different situations are compared to the previous January. This year in particular has marked a turning …

BlackBerry Taps Foxconn to Manufacture Devices BlackBerry Taps Foxconn to Manufacture Devices

BlackBerry today unleashed a near-unfathomably bad third quarter financial report. The company reported a $4.4 billion loss and a 56% year-over-year decline in revenue. This dismal quarterly was expected after the taste investors got from BlackBerry’s nearly $1 billion second-quarter …

BlackBerry Announces $4.4 Billion Third-Quarter Loss BlackBerry Announces $4.4 Billion Third-Quarter Loss

BlackBerry today released its third quarter financial report and the results are about as dire as everyone expected. BlackBerry is reporting a $4.4 billion loss today, illustrating just how dire the situation is for the Canadian tech company. Over half …

Top Smartphones: Which Phone Rules The Roost? Top Smartphones: Which Phone Rules The Roost?
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With the holiday season well underway, perhaps you’re looking into buying a popular smartphone for a family member. Maybe your current phone hasn’t been so great and you’re hoping to find a new smartphone in your stocking this year. One …

BlackBerry Rumored to be Deemphasizing its Hardware BlackBerry Rumored to be Deemphasizing its Hardware

Even before BlackBerry released its BlackBerry 10 platform and smartphone early this year investors have been calling on the company to abandon its hardware ambitions. Whatever BlackBerry meant in the early part of the century, it was clear to nearly …

BlackBerry to Re-Focus on Mobile Enterprise Serivces BlackBerry to Re-Focus on Mobile Enterprise Serivces

BlackBerry had a tough Fall. At the end of September the company announced yet another dismal quarter, this time with a nearly $1 billion loss. Those numbers led to an expected buyout by a group of investors led by Fairfax …

HTC, BlackBerry Could Abandon the Tablet Market HTC, BlackBerry Could Abandon the Tablet Market
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As crowded as the smartphone market currently is, the tablet market might be even more so. While brands such as Apple and Samsung have begun consolidating the smartphone market in established regions, other players such LG, Sony, and a variety …

BlackBerry Completes $1B Investment with Fairfax BlackBerry Completes $1B Investment with Fairfax

Things are beginning to shift around the BlackBerry Corporation, and the company’s most recent merger and acquisition is to be accredited for the deft changes. In a brief press release on Wednesday, BlackBerry announced the completion of its United States …

Lenovo BlackBerry Bid Nixed By Canadian Government Lenovo BlackBerry Bid Nixed By Canadian Government

The Globe and Mail this week reported that a proposed buyout of struggling Canadian tech firm BlackBerry was rejected by the Canadian government. The offer was from Lenovo, a Chinese tech manufacturer that recently topped HP in notebook shipments during …

BlackBerry Buyout Fails, Thorsten Heins Ousted BlackBerry Buyout Fails, Thorsten Heins Ousted
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Today BlackBerry announced that the proposed $4.7 billion buyout for the company has fallen through. Today was the final day that a consortium of interested buyers led by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited had for due dilligence. The consortium has been …

Searches For BBM Are Off The Charts [Yahoo] Searches For BBM Are Off The Charts [Yahoo]

A week ago, BlackBerry announced that Blackberry Messenger (BBM) had rolled out to Android and iPhone users as a free app, and since then, there has been a great deal of interest in it. A spokesperson for Yahoo tells WebProNews …