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Is it a case of Buy Buy BlackBerry…?
After reaching a US$4.7bn deal to take the company private last week, reports now claim Cisco, Google and SAP have entered the running for the embattl
Private deal doesn't solve BlackBerry crisis
Taking the business private doesn’t solve the fundamental problems at the company.
BlackBerry bites the bullet with US$4.7bn private deal
The struggling Canadian smartphone maker, reeling from a string of poor device sales, enters acquisition agreement with Toronto-based private equity consortium.
BlackBerry shoots the Messenger... cuts 4,500 jobs
BlackBerry's business has "sailed off a cliff" as the company stares a near US$1bn loss in the face.
BBM for Android and iOS available this weekend…
Previously exclusive to BlackBerry smartphones, BBM will be available as a free download in Google Play and the App StoreSM.
Smartphone shipments surges phone market growth
Smartphones will represent virtually all of the mobile phone market in many of the world's most developed economies by the end of 2017....
Samsung leads the pack as smartphone sales keep rising
Worldwide smartphone sales to end users reached 225 million units, up 46.5% from the second quarter of 2012.
Android and Windows grow as iOS slows…
Apple vs. Android. Nothing new here you may think. But throw Microsoft and Windows Phone into the mix and we now have the basis for a competitive operating system market.
Tablet shipments slow as vendors await Apple's iPad show…
A new iPad launch always piques consumer interest in the tablet category and traditionally that has helped both Apple and its competitors. But with no new Apple products, the market slowed for many vendors.
Who's losing all their staff? BlackBerry's CEO is...
Trio of top BlackBerry executives are leaving the company following CEO Thorsten Heins' admission that employee cuts were inevitable.
BlackBerry smartphone takes aim at gamers
Rumours are spreading like wildfire as to whom Blackberry are targeting their new handset at.
BlackBerry considers licensing deal amid investor pressure
Struggling company is considering a licensing deal, or even an outright sale of the business in a bid to appease investor concerns.
Is BlackBerry finished?
Selling as many new models in three months as Apple does iPhones in a week, many believe time is running out for the embattled BlackBerry.
Apple leads US smartphone market
Cupertino firm holds sizable lead over rivals Samsung, HTC, Motoral and LG across America.
BB launches BB Z10 in NZ
"Re-designed, Re-engineered, and Re-invented BlackBerry smartphone" available in New Zealand later this month.
Tablets on the slide BlackBerry? Not just yet
BlackBerry CEO may think tablets will fade within five years, but worldwide shipments continue to surge.
BlackBerry CEO: Tablets will fade in five years
Thorsten Heins has questioned the future of tablets, believing the device will have no reason to exist in five years.
BlackBerry: High Z10 returns? You're having a laugh
Canadian company dismisses claims the newly-released Z10 smartphone is struggling, branding the rumours "absolutely false".
Will make or break BlackBerry miss the mark?
Following an "underwhelming" Z10 launch across the U.S. this week, can BlackBerry prove the doubters wrong?
Out with BlackBerry, in with Apple?
Rumours that the U.S. Department of Defence will buy 650,000 iOS devices come under scrutiny, so will this leave BlackBerry out in the cold.
BB10 goes Down Under - how about another million dollar order?
The BlackBerry Z10 hit the streets of Australia this week, can it produce another mega smartphone surge for the Canadian company?
UPDATED: Rule Britannia - BB10 is not safe to cross the waves
Has BlackBerry's new operating system launch has been hit with a hammer blow? Has the British government's security agency questioned it's security levels?
Wounding Apple makes it a dangerous animal
Blackberry has taken aim at Apple's levels of innovation, claiming the company has lost it's edge. Is that a wise move?
Cheeky underdog BlackBerry slams iOS
Despite relative market positioning and the tepid reception of its new handsets (bar one pretty substantial order) BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins reckons the iPhone and iOS is old news.