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BlackBerry considers a split-up in search for a buyer

BlackBerry considers a split-up in search for a buyer

10 October, 2013 | comments (51)

Bloomberg reports that BlackBerry could be forced to consider splitting itself up in order as its potential buyer might not be able to find the funding to afford the buyout. As we reported earlier Fairfax Financial Holdings has offered...


Rogers will offer the BlackBerry Z30 in Canada after all

Rogers will offer the BlackBerry Z30 in Canada after all

09 October, 2013 | comments (11)

Less than a week after announcing that it will not be offering a subsidized BlackBerry Z30, Rogers had a change of heart. The largest Canadian carrier will be offering BlackBerry’s 5” flagship after all. Rogers explains its move as a...

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Rogers will not be offering BlackBerry Z30 in Canada

Rogers will not be offering BlackBerry Z30 in Canada

04 October, 2013 | comments (45)

The largest Canadian wireless carrier Rogers will not offer the BlackBerry Z30, thus bringing another setback to the troubled manufacturer in its home market. The carrier explains the decision with limited shelf space which allows for only “the...

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BlackBerry sells unlocked Z10 and Q10, Z30 hits the UK

BlackBerry sells unlocked Z10 and Q10, Z30 hits the UK

29 September, 2013 | comments (43)

BlackBerry might be in some deep financial trouble and on the verge of being acquired, but it hasn't given up on its phone business yet. As of recently BlackBerry is offering SIM-free versions of the Z10 and Q10 smartphones via its official...

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BlackBerry reports loss of $965 million in fiscal Q2

BlackBerry reports loss of $965 million in fiscal Q2

27 September, 2013 | comments (71)

It's no secret that BlackBerry isn't doing too well, but no one knew just how bad until the company's just-released fiscal Q2 report. It highlights a whopping $935 million loss on the BlackBerry Z10. The "Z10 inventory charge," a clever way...

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T-Mobile will no longer offer BlackBerry 10 devices in stores

T-Mobile will no longer offer BlackBerry 10 devices in stores

25 September, 2013 | comments (38)

T-Mobile US confirmed that it will no longer stock BlackBerry smartphones in its retail stores. Going forward, customers who wish to purchase a handset from the Canadian company will have it shipped to them instead. T-Mobile has taken the...

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Low-cost BlackBerry handset codenamed Kopi leaks out

Low-cost BlackBerry handset codenamed Kopi leaks out

23 September, 2013 | comments (41)

Following the footsteps of the C-series device we saw a couple of days ago, another unannounced, low-cost BlackBerry 10 smartphone has made an unscheduled appearance. Codenamed Kopi, the upcoming smartphone offers a combination of a hardware QWERTY...


BlackBerry gets $4.7 billion buyout offer from Fairfax group

BlackBerry gets $4.7 billion buyout offer from Fairfax group

23 September, 2013 | comments (43)

BlackBerry hasn't had a great run in the recent times and the company has been losing ground rather quickly. The last few quarters have been rough for the once dominant Canadian tech company, and depleting market share has resulted in its Board of...

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Alleged BlackBerry C-series smartphone surfaces

Alleged BlackBerry C-series smartphone surfaces

21 September, 2013 | comments (53)

A new BlackBerry 10 smartphone has appeared in the wild. The unannounced entry-level handset allegedly belongs to the C-series, also known as the Cafe series. The leaked smartphone, codenamed Americano, is rumored to sport a 4.2-inch LCD display...


BlackBerry will cut 4,500 jobs, lose almost $1 billion in Q2

BlackBerry will cut 4,500 jobs, lose almost $1 billion in Q2

20 September, 2013 | comments (93)

In line with yesterday’s WSJ report, BlackBerry announced that it will cut 4,500 jobs as part of a plan to reduce its operating expenditures over the next year. Furthermore, the struggling Canadian company is expected to post a loss of almost $1...

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WSJ reports BlackBerry may lay off up to 40% of its employees

WSJ reports BlackBerry may lay off up to 40% of its employees

19 September, 2013 | comments (57)

BlackBerry has hit hard times and there's talk of selling the company (the board is looking into it), even the patent portfolio was apprized to $2-3 billion. Whether or not the BlackBerry board will sell, there will be massive layoffs first as the...


BlackBerry Z30 is now official, runs BB10.2 out of the box

BlackBerry Z30 is now official, runs BB10.2 out of the box

18 September, 2013 | comments (113)

BlackBerry has just announced the Z30 - the smartphone with the largest touchscreen it has even put into production. Moreover, it's the first BlackBerry to ship with the company's latest version of BB 10 OS. The BlackBerry Z30 is built...

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Nokia's Windows Phone handsets outsell iPhones in Middle East

Nokia's Windows Phone handsets outsell iPhones in Middle East

14 September, 2013 | comments (109)

Smartphone sales have picked up in the Middle East, according to a report from International Data Corporation. The volumes are up to 16.4% in Q2, 2013 when compared to the same quarter last year. IDC's Middle East region includes Turkey but does...


BlackBerry's board is reportedly pushing for quick sale

BlackBerry's board is reportedly pushing for quick sale

04 September, 2013 | comments (80)

It looks like Nokia might not be the only mobile tech heavyweight which is going to be sold this year. According to WSJ sources, the management team of the troubled BlackBerry is pushing for a sale of the company before the end of November....


BlackBerry Q10 cited to be a commercial failure by retailers

BlackBerry Q10 cited to be a commercial failure by retailers

30 August, 2013 | comments (175)

Phones with QWERTY keyboards have always been the strong suite of BlackBerry. Which is why when the company revamped their product portfolio with BB10 and the Z10, they decided to not forgo QWERTY phones altogether and launched the Q10 (and...


BlackBerry Z30 shows up in yet another leaked video

BlackBerry Z30 shows up in yet another leaked video

28 August, 2013 | comments (31)

The BlackBerry Z30 (also known as the A10) has made its rounds several times through the rumor mill with plenty of leaked images and even a few videos. The latest video is of the fullHD variety and shows off the device from all sides - granted...


BlackBerry 9720 goes on sale in UK, costs £180 

BlackBerry 9720 goes on sale in UK, costs £180 

17 August, 2013 | comments (32)

BlackBerry recently launched its BB 9720 QWERTY smartphone and the device is already up for grabs from an UK-based online retailer. The contract-free and unlocked version of the BlackBerry 7.1 OS powered smartphone is priced at £180 (about $281)...

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BlackBerry patent portfolio worth $2 to $3 billion, analyst estimates

BlackBerry patent portfolio worth $2 to $3 billion, analyst estimates

15 August, 2013 | comments (28)

As talk is escalating about the possibility of BlackBerry going on sale or possibly entering a joint-venture, some analysts are looking to the Canadians' patent portfolio as potential savior. According to MDB Capital Group CEO, Chris Marlett,...

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BlackBerry Z30 to support wireless charging

BlackBerry Z30 to support wireless charging

13 August, 2013 | comments (37)

BlackBerry Z30 has already leaked in live pictures, we learned its specs and we even saw it star in a six-minute video. It's supposed to be Z10's bigger sibling with a 5.0" OLED 720p display, but to keep the same internals. Latest piece of info...


New BlackBerry 9720 brings QWERTY keyboard, old design

New BlackBerry 9720 brings QWERTY keyboard, old design

13 August, 2013 | comments (44)

Oh, BlackBerry! The company just announced the new BlackBerry 9720, a BlackBerry OS 7.1 phone with a 2.8" HVGA touchscreen and a hardware QWERTY keyboard. That's right, this isn't a Q5 alternative, just a leftover design (the Samoa that leaked a...