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

BlackBerry first-quarter software revenue jumps, shares soar

BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday its revenue slide began to ease and its turnaround gained traction as revenue from its crucial software segment rose in the first quarter, sending its shares soaring 8.6 percent.

BlackBerry Leap touch-screen smartphone launched in India at Rs 21,490

The BlackBerry Leap is powered by 1.5GHzSnapdragon S4 dual-core processor.

BlackBerry unveils 'Leap' touch-screen phone priced at $275

BlackBerry Inc Tuesday unveiled a 5-inch touch-screen phone priced at USD 275 (about Rs 17,000) as it looks to regain customers by targeting the mid-market segment.

Samsung keen to acquire Blackberry despite denials?

Samsung is reportedly keen on acquiring Blackberry despite denials by both companies.

We are well-positioned in Indian enterprise market: BlackBerry

Canadian handset maker BlackBerry believes it is "well-positioned" for the multi-billion dollar Indian enterprise market armed with smartphones across multiple price points and end-to-end mobility solutions.

BlackBerry buffs up security credentials with Secusmart deal

BlackBerry Ltd is buying a privately held German firm that specializes in voice and data encryption, it said on Tuesday, in a bid to burnish its credentials with highly security-conscious clients like government agencies.

BlackBerry to launch smartphone with Siri like feature?

According to reports, the company will announce Passport smartphone that will have Siri-like voice-controlled assistant call BlackBerry assistant.

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.

BlackBerry Z30 price slashed by 12% in limited offer

BlackBerry Thursday slashed price of its latest smartphone Z30 by 12 percent to Rs 34,990 for a limited period following a good response to earlier discount offer on Z10 handsets.

BlackBerry replenishes Z10 stock in India; to be available at Rs 17,990

BlackBerry launched the Z10 about a year ago for Rs 43,990.

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.

BlackBerry Z10 out of stock after price slashed to Rs 17,990

"We have seen great response to the commemorative offer for BlackBerry Z10 and it is true that we have been stocked out," Blackberry spokesperson said in response to an e-mail query.

BlackBerry Z10 price slashed again; now at Rs 17,990

Z10, which runs on its latest BB10 operating system, is now priced at Rs 17,990. It was launched at Rs 43,490, but the price was slashed to Rs 29,990 in September.

BlackBerry showcases 'affordable Z3', Q20 at MWC

BlackBerry Tuesday unveiled a new lineup of products -- the sub-USD 200 'Z3' (Rs 12,400) and Q20 -- to help revive its sagging fortunes as it faces stiff competition from rivals like Apple and Samsung.

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.

'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.

BlackBerry hires new head for devices business

Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd has hired a former Sony Ericsson executive to head its loss-making devices business, a job needing a heavy dose of salesmanship to win back companies and consumers lured away by larger rivals.

BlackBerry Q5 price slashed by 20% to Rs 19,990

Canadian handset maker BlackBerry Monday slashed the price of Q5 smartphone by 20 per cent to Rs 19,990 to boost sales of devices powered by its latest operating system BB-10.

BlackBerry pulls latest Twitter app update

The struggling company said Twitter version 10.2.2 has been removed from BlackBerry World due to user reported issues.