BlackBerry Charts New Course by Officially Adopting Its Iconic Brand Name

“The name change to BlackBerry from Research In Motion comes at a pivotal moment in our company’s history,” said Thorsten Heins, President and CEO as reported yesterday. “BlackBerry changed the world when the first products were introduced in 1999. Today, we are charting a new course in mobile computing, creating new products and services under […]

BlackBerry Fires US Managing Director, Richard Piasentin, More Job Cuts On The Way


BlackBerry has fired US Managing Director, Richard Piasentin, according to WSJ this layoff happened last month but is just one of the layoffs BlackBerry has just confirmed. BlackBerry is planning more layoffs soon on top of the 5,000 that was reported during the last fiscal year. With currently 11,000 employees and more job cuts on the […]

BlackBerry Malaysia Adds BlackBerry Q5 to BlackBerry 10 Family


BlackBerry Malaysia has unveiled the BlackBerry Q5 which is set to launch in three colors, Red, White, Black and in Pink (later this year). Carriers in Malaysia to offer the BlackBerry Q5 on July 15th:  Celcom, Maxis, U Mobile and Tune Talk. In addition to the carriers listed above, the device

BlackBerry 10 NOT Coming to the PlayBook, Another BlackBerry 7 Device Coming This Year


Thorsten Heins spoke earlier this morning during the BlackBerry Q1 2014 earnings call. He did say some key details regarding BlackBerry’s future of devices and the PlayBook tablet. One more BlackBerry 7 device will be coming this year in 2013, for those international users dependent on the BIS, also was quoted as halting the development of […]

BlackBerry Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results – Revenue $3.1 Billion, 71% Hardware


Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2014 was $3.1 billion, up 15% from $2.7 billion in the previous quarter and up 9% from $2.8 billion in the same quarter of fiscal 2013. The revenue breakdown for the quarter was approximately 71% for hardware, 26% for service and 3% for software and other revenue. During […]

Fresh Research Found BlackBerry Users More “Security Savvy” Than iPhone And Android Owners


Fresh research has been conducted to help understand the steps mobile device users take when trading in their devices. One leading debate topic among smartphones is security, so SellCell, a top gadget recycling site in the U.S., conducted research to help understand which security risks consumers take with their devices as they trade them in.

Enterprise Customers Make the Move to BlackBerry 10 with 18,000 Server Installations


Whirlpool Corporation and BDO Canada upgrade their mobile deployments to the BlackBerry 10 platform. “The adoption of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 has been largely driven by BlackBerry’s strategy of multi-platform Enterprise Mobility Management,” said Kevin Burden, Director of Mobility at Strategy Analytics. “The company’s ability to bring secure workspace capabilities to iOS and Android alongside BlackBerry, gives […]