BlackBerry has a rough week; Whitehouse teetering, analyst upgrades, earnings, and more

Obama facing Blackberry blackout

The Wall Street Journal reported late yesterday that the White House technology team and White House Communications Agency are working on testing alternate devices for use by The White House and President Obama, but are allegedly “months away” from qualifying those devices for use. Analysts at CSLA lift BBRY rating to “underperform” from sell, marking […]

Tap in to a Tims – BlackBerry teams up with Joffrey Lupul and Tim Hortons


Canadian icon and Toronto Maple Leafs winger & alternate captain, Joffrey Lupul, popped in to a Tim Hortons today to show off the new TimmyMe app for BlackBerry 10 and to show his support for the BlackBerry  platform by buying patrons a coffee using the app compliments of BlackBerry.  We first heard of this partnership […]

Contest Reminder: Last chance to enter to win a FREE BlackBerry Z30

#BBEHoliday has been a huge success, thus far!. This is a reminder to all who haven’t yet entered the BlackBerry Empire Z30 contest we will be choosing a winner on Monday, December 23rd and making the big announcement then. That means, if you haven’t entered, or tweeted, or shared the news of the giveaway, you […]

Holiday Giveaway: Win a FREE BlackBerry Z30 Exclusively from BlackBerry Empire

holiday contest

Well this year is certainly a special one for BlackBerry Empire as we have seen our reader base grow exponentially, our BlackBerry Empire search is probably better than Google itself, our new forum is up and running and better than ever, and we have given you, our readers, exclusive looks into the latest and greatest BlackBerry 10 […]

T-Mobile announces support for BES 10 in the US


Not so surprising news this morning, but it appears as if T-Mobile has risen to the occasion as the first US carrier to fully offer and support BlackBerry BES 10 in the United States. Recently, we’ve posted on the strategic focus for BlackBerry shifting to a more sustainable business model; focusing more on the enterprise […]

BlackBerry Jam Direct Android Virtual Conference tomorrow


A week ago, we posted about the new approach BlackBerry is taking to help draw in developers and educate those interested in developing for the platform. This is of course, in the wake of new that BlackBerry Jam Europe was being cancelled. I personally haven’t tried it, but it sounds like an effective way for distributing information, […]

Reports shows BlackBerry market share almost zero in major global markets

BlackBerry Monument Logo

According to reports from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech that were recently released, BlackBerry market share has taken a huge turn for the worst in recent months. Following the strategic sale and potential buyout, BlackBerry has been turning heads, and now, many are seeing that it is for all the wrong reasons. Shortly following the firing of CEO […]

Vivint Home Security APK for BlackBerry 10

Vivint Logo

For those of you that have taken the leap and invested in a home security system, particularly Vivint, this post is for you. Recently, I’ve taken the initiative to install this home security system and was attracted to the fact that they supported BlackBerry 10. Or at least that is what I was lead to […]

Hands on with the Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Z30

Z30 in hand

The BlackBerry Z30 is here and brings a lot of what was desired from the original Z10 device, now in a sexier package. Sporting a 5” AMOLED screen and an extended battery that is sure to keep you productive for hours to come. In short, the BlackBerry Z30 is sure to please. The BlackBerry Empire […]

Lazaridis, Fregin exploring joint bid with Cerberus Capital


The Wall Street Journal has reported that Mike Lazaridis, former Co-CEO of Research in Motion, is near an agreement with Cerberus Capital Management to enter the ring with a bid that can potentially open up the playing field for the bid on BlackBerry. Not only will Lazaridis be joining Cerberus, Doug Fregin – one of the original […]

BlackBerry build a village award program for 2014


Today, BlackBerry announced it’s Build a Village Award Program for 2014. Some of you may remember this from years past where contestants will apply by  submitting a video describing themselves and their ambition for the program. It’s a great opportunity for young students to experience the realities of the world by living the hardships and […]

Facebook enters the ring as talks with BlackBerry Execs may signal interest


Guess this isn’t really news, but rumor. However, the Wall Street Journal reports today that Facebook has stepped into talks with BlackBerry executives regarding a potential bid for the company by the Silicon Valley social media giant. Facebook has been a well-known supporter of the BlackBerry platform for years now, once upon a time exclusively […]