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Blackberry preparing to power business with more Android launches in 2016

Blackberry preparing to power business with more Android launches in 2016

With a great response seen to its flagship Google Android Lollipop Blackberry Priv, the  company is planning to launch more Android smartphones in 2016.

Jan 31, 2016, 15:05 PM IST
BlackBerry may finally quit handset business in 2016

BlackBerry may finally quit handset business in 2016

The makers of BlackBerry handset makers may finally quit handset business if the  company fails to sell 5 million phones in 2016

Oct 11, 2015, 10:21 AM IST
BlackBerry lays out security strategy as turnaround takes shape

BlackBerry lays out security strategy as turnaround takes shape

BlackBerry Ltd on Thursday showcased a suite of security products that safeguard everything from medical devices to Hollywood movie scripts, though its CEO acknowledged that his effort to transform the company remains a work in progress.

Jul 24, 2015, 09:21 AM IST

BlackBerry CEO sees fewer new devices, focus on profitability

BlackBerry is now focused on profitability and will not spread itself thin by attempting to launch too many new devices, its chief executive said.

Nov 10, 2014, 08:55 AM IST

BlackBerry posts net loss of $207 mn in Q2

BlackBerry Ltd reported a much smaller-than-expected quarterly loss on Friday and said it was turning its focus to growth and investments. Its shares rose nearly 5 percent. 

Sep 26, 2014, 17:36 PM IST

BlackBerry CEO ups company's survival chances from 50 to 80%

The new BlackBerry is set to have larger screens, full keyboard and the old productive features of its trademark messaging-centric smartphones.

May 29, 2014, 11:07 AM IST

No intention of selling handset business: BlackBerry CEO

"I want to assure you that I have no intention of selling off or abandoning this business any time soon... Our focus today is on finding a way to make this business profitable," BlackBerry CEO John Chen said.

Apr 14, 2014, 18:21 PM IST

BlackBerry CEO John Chen calls iPhone users 'wall huggers'

The logic behind Chen's humor is apparently the inability of iPhones to hold battery power for long, leaving iPhone users to search for walls with power outlets.

Mar 09, 2014, 23:34 PM IST

BlackBerry to go 'back to basics' with hardware keyboards in future phones

The full-fledged keyboard made BlackBerry a success, but after focusing on software keyboards which failed to make a hit with customers, Chen said that the company's next phones would mostly feature the good old hardware keyboards.

Jan 13, 2014, 11:32 AM IST

'Interim' BlackBerry CEO to continue heading company till turnaround

According to The Verge, BlackBerry had hired Chen after he successfully turned around Sybase from the brink of disaster in the early 2000s.

Jan 12, 2014, 12:05 PM IST

BlackBerry’s CEO hires two more of his former colleagues

BlackBerry Ltd said on Wednesday it hired two more senior executives who previously worked with its new chief executive officer, bolstering a newly assembled team charged with putting the stumbling smartphone maker back in stride.

Dec 19, 2013, 08:07 AM IST

Blackberry CEO John Chen promises they're here for 'long haul'

New BlackBerry executive chair and interim CEO John Chen has said the company is trying working hard to rebuild itself.

Nov 14, 2013, 22:30 PM IST

BlackBerry offers bumper package to new CEO

BlackBerry Ltd will pay its new interim CEO a base salary of $1 million, a bonus of up to twice that amount as well as stock awards potentially worth some $85 million.

Nov 08, 2013, 09:00 AM IST

BlackBerry calls off sale, to replace CEO Thorsten Heins

BlackBerry`s largest shareholder, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd , will take up $250 million of the debentures.

Nov 04, 2013, 19:35 PM IST

Blackberry chief to receive mega-millions in payout if company sold

CEO Thorsten Heins is expected to receive as much as 55.6 million dollars if the company is sold.

Aug 17, 2013, 14:02 PM IST

Blackberry CEO asks investors to be patient during company’s transition phase

Blackberry, now formally changed into Research In Motion Ltd. Recently faced steep drop in its shares of about 28 percent which caused several analysts to issue downgrades, however, CEO Thorsten Heins said that analysts overestimated company’s future performance, Globe and Mail reports.

Jul 10, 2013, 23:44 PM IST

RIM co-CEOs step down, Thorsten Heins takes over role

RIM's co-chairmen and co-chief executive officers Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis have stepped down as the troubled company puts in place a new team, including an Indian-origin executive, to regain lost market share amid stiff competition.

Jan 23, 2012, 09:05 AM IST