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BlackBerry Acquires ‘Anti-Eavesdropping’ Company Secusmart

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 for BlackBerry 10 solution, to BlackBerry customers. “We are always improving our security solutions to keep up with the growing …

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BlackBerry Adds Amazon Appstore To New OS

BlackBerry announced that the Amazon Appstore will be available with the launch of the next version of its operating system BlackBerry 10.3. This will come in the fall, and will be a significant increase in availability for Amazon’s offering. “With more than 240,000 Android applications in the Amazon Appstore worldwide, BlackBerry 10 device customers will gain access to popular apps …

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Girl Gets Stuck in Storm Drain Trying to Save Blackberry

Not worth it. Not even remotely. A 16-year old Dover, U.K. teen had to be rescued by firefighters after she descended (about half-way) into a storm drain in a misguided attempt to fetch her Blackberry, which had apparently fell out of her pocket. “I was talking to somebody and I went to put my phone in my pocket and it …

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BlackBerry-Style iPhone Keyboard Sales Banned by Court

A U.S. District Court judge for the Northern District of California has issued a preliminary injunction against the Typo keyboard. The peripheral is a BlackBerry-style keyboard attachment for iPhone devices. According to a New York Times report the judge overseeing the case believes that BlackBerry’s copyright claims against the Typo product are likely to hold up in court. The injunction …

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BlackBerry Officially Unveils its Indonesian Smartphone

After a horrific 2013, BlackBerry now has a new CEO, some extra cash, and a new direction. BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced shortly after his appointment that the company will be re-focusing on its mobile enterprise services and software. The company’s device segment wasn’t completely abandoned, however, and in December Chen announced that BlackBerry had partnered with Foxconn to develop …

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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 its latest report, IDC found that smartphone shipments passed the 1 billion mark for the first time in 2013. That …

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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 for the U.S. mobile market during the fourth quarter 2013. The numbers show, unsurprisingly, that iOS and Android handsets dominate …

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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 who prefer the physical keyboards of BlackBerry’s past designs, but who also prefer the software that Apple’s iOS provides. Today …

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BlackBerry Sues iPhone Keyboard Case-Maker Typo

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 creates an iPhone case with a built-in keyboard. The Typo keyboard case is set to ship this month and can …

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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 now that BlackBerry 10 was a failure. BlackBerry ended up selling more BlackBerry 7 phones that BlackBerry 10 phones during …

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Samsung Beats Apple in New Enterprise 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 point for the smartphone segment, where Samsung is now competing head-to-head with Apple. Market research firm ABI Research this week …

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BlackBerry Taps Foxconn to Manufacture Future 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 loss. John Chen, BlackBerry’s new interim CEO, has also made it clear that he will be making sweeping changes to …

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