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BlackBerry posts fresh losses as it focuses on biz software

BlackBerry posts fresh losses as it focuses on biz software

BlackBerry suffered another loss in its latest fiscal year and now aims to return to profitability by refocusing on business services, away from consumer handsets, the Canadian company said today.

Apr 02, 2016, 00:33 AM IST
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
Samsung talks to BlackBerry about $7.5 billion buyout: Source

Samsung talks to BlackBerry about $7.5 billion buyout: Source

Samsung Electronics recently offered to buy BlackBerry Ltd for as much as $7.5 billion, seeking its valuable patents as it battles Apple in the corporate market.

Jan 26, 2015, 10:32 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

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.

Oct 26, 2014, 12:30 PM IST

BlackBerry creates new unit for potential high-growth assets

BlackBerry Ltd said on Monday it has created a new unit to house what many consider to be among its most promising assets - cryptographic applications, its QNX embedded software and Project Ion platform for connecting devices.

Aug 18, 2014, 23:42 PM IST

BlackBerry to acquire German security solutions firm

BlackBerry will acquire German security solutions firm Secusmart GmbH as part of its efforts to ramp up enterprise service offerings.

Jul 30, 2014, 13:13 PM IST

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.

Jul 29, 2014, 19:31 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

BlackBerry making a home for the `Internet of Things`

BlackBerry said Wednesday it was building a system to make sense of the maelstrom of information from the "Internet of Things" ranging from cars to appliances and watches.

May 22, 2014, 07:19 AM IST

BlackBerry steps up fightback with Indonesian phone Z3

The Z3, which is designed for Indonesia but will likely be introduced in other emerging markets later, is the first new BlackBerry phone since chief executive John Chen took the helm of the crisis-hit company in November.

May 11, 2014, 09:01 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 may consider exiting handsets, eyes investments

BlackBerry Ltd would consider exiting its handset business if it remains unprofitable, its chief executive officer said on Wednesday.

Apr 10, 2014, 09:09 AM 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 CEO assails T-Mobile US promo as "ill-conceived"

BlackBerry Ltd Chief Executive John Chen fired a salvo at T-Mobile US Inc on Tuesday, calling ill-conceived a promotion run by the company that encourages customers using BlackBerry smartphones to upgrade to iPhones.

Feb 19, 2014, 06:13 AM IST

BlackBerry to divest majority of its Canadian real estate

BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it intends to divest the majority of its real estate holdings in Canada, as it seeks to bolster its balance sheet and turn around its fortunes.

Jan 22, 2014, 09:49 AM 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