BlackBerry is Now Suing Facebook for Copying Its Messaging Technology

BlackBerry Ltd. filed a lawsuit against Facebook on Tuesday, claiming that the social media giant and its wholly owned apps, Instagram and WhatsApp, infringed on the former smartphone maker’s messaging patents. “Defendants created mobile messaging applications that co-opt BlackBerry’s innovations,…

Facebook on BlackBerry Will Continue Via Web App

In what appeared to be a major blow to the already struggling BlackBerry, Facebook recently decided to discontinue WhatsApp and Facebook API support for BlackBerry. The company indicated it would end support for BlackBerry 10 and BBOS at the end…

Facebook Pulls BlackBerry Support

Facebook has dealt a major blow to the already struggling BlackBerry. The social media giant recently decided to discontinue support of their APIs for BlackBerry (for Facebook and WhatsApp). They will end support for BlackBerry 10 and BBOS at the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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…