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BlackBerry to Stop Building Its Own Smartphones

BlackBerry to Stop Building Its Own Smartphones

BlackBerry, the company that was known for its enterprise-oriented smartphones before the iPhone launched in 2007, today announced that it would stopĀ building its own smartphones. The company will stop research, development, and manufacturing of phones in-house to reduce its capital investment.

Canadian Police Have Had BlackBerry’s Global Decryption Key Since 2010

Canadian Police Have Had BlackBerry’s Global Decryption Key Since 2010

While Apple fights to prevent law enforcement agencies from breaking the encryption features on iPhone and other iOS devices, BlackBerry seems happy for them to gain entry. New court documents show Canadian police have had BlackBerry’s global decryption key since 2010.

BlackBerry CEO hits out at Apple for its stance on privacy against criminals

BlackBerry CEO hits out at Apple for its stance on privacy against criminals

In a blog post, BlackBerry’s CEO John Chen has blasted Apple over its stance on privacy, encryption and refusal to help government authorities. Chen highlights the incident where Apple refused to give access to a drug dealer’s account in an investigation as it would “substantially tarnish the AppleĀ brand.”

Typo to kill its iPhone keyboard for BlackBerry settlement

Typo to kill its iPhone keyboard for BlackBerry settlement

BlackBerry has today confirmed that it has agreed to a settlement with Typo, the creator of the BlackBerry-style keyboard case for iPhone. As part of the deal, Typo has agreed to stop selling its keyboards for devices with screen under 7.9 inches in size.

New book ‘Losing the Signal’ highlights how the iPhone permanently affected BlackBerry’s future

New book ‘Losing the Signal’ highlights how the iPhone permanently affected BlackBerry’s future

 

Way back when, BlackBerry was the house to rule all smartphones. Nokia had a stake in that claim, too, but for many BlackBerry was the dominant force to be reckoned with.

BlackBerry CEO calls for net neutrality, wants Apple to be forced to bring iMessage to BlackBerry

BlackBerry CEO calls for net neutrality, wants Apple to be forced to bring iMessage to BlackBerry

In a letter supporting Net Neutrality, BlackBerry’s Executive Chairman and CEO, John Chen, has highlighted the lack of openness and neutrality among app and content providers.

Samsung eyes BlackBerry’s patent portfolio with $7.5 billion acquisition offer

Samsung eyes BlackBerry’s patent portfolio with $7.5 billion acquisition offer

While Apple and Ericsson start 2015 in the courts, Samsung is looking to start the year with a pretty big splash.

BlackBerry Passport receives 200,000 orders following launch

BlackBerry Passport receives 200,000 orders following launch

BlackBerry CEO John Chen on Friday confirmed that the Waterloo-based handset maker received 200,000 orders for its new Passport smartphone following its launch earlier this week. The all-new BlackBerry 10 device is catered towards business users in the enterprise, featuring a square screen and physical keyboard that doubles as a touchpad.

BlackBerry challenges people to bend the Passport as it calls out the iPhone 6

BlackBerry challenges people to bend the Passport as it calls out the iPhone 6

Since the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, a new “#gate” situation has broken out and started to gain traction across the ‘net. As people become increasingly paranoid that their new iPhone might bend, BlackBerry took the “issue” to task while on stage announcing their new smartphone, the Passport.

BlackBerry praises BBM as it bashes Apple’s iMessage spam ‘issue’

BlackBerry praises BBM as it bashes Apple’s iMessage spam ‘issue’

Apple launched iMessage in 2011 as a cross-platform messaging service for iOS and Mac users, and since then the service has grown quite a bit. It’s seeing plenty of improvements in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, in fact. But the service hasn’t always been rainbows and butterflies for everyone.