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Kim Kardashian buys BlackBerrys on eBay
Kim Kardashian turned up at a tech conference this week. What? Yep, she sure did. Kardashian was interviewed at the Code Mobile conference on Monday, and it turns out she is an avid BlackBerry user. Kim says she likes the BlackBerry Bold so much she shops for them on eBay. She has three of them ....more
10/28/2014
BlackBerry no longer chasing the iPhone
BlackBerry was once the dominant player in the smartphone world, but they started coming apart at the seams in 2007 when Apple released the iPhone. Since then, every company has been chasing Apple, including BlackBerry. According to CEO John Chen, those days are over. BlackBerry's fall has been w....more
10/03/2014
BlackBerry shares jump over 4%
BlackBerry finally got some great news today. Shares of the company jumped over 4% as a solid second quarter showed losses are narrowing. BlackBerry is now focused on its services more than its hardware even as the release of the BlackBerry Passport has sparked interest in the company again. By all account....more
09/26/2014
BlackBerry at center of congressional IRS probe
The congress has been investigating the IRS, and specifically, Lois Lerner. After being subpoenaed, Ms. Lerner's emails were said to be lost due to a hard drive crash. Recently, the IRS has admitted Ms. Lerner's emails were backed up, raising the hopes of those who suspect wrong doing at the IRS. In additi....more
08/27/2014
BBM now available for Windows Phone
In a not so surprising move, BlackBerry has a version of its BBM software for Windows Phone. The company hopes the move makes BBM appealing to enterprise customers. In an effort to turn the company around, BlackBerry decided to monetize BBM as a separate service for other platforms. Previously BBM was a fa....more
08/02/2014
Apple in talks for mobile payment system
Apple is in talks with major credit card companies about a mobile payment system for iOS devices, according to a report from The Information. Apple is currently talking to Visa about a possible partnership that could bypass third-party payment processors. The partnership could cut out the middle man and pro....more
07/23/2014
Insanely private Blackphone is now shipping
Privacy focused Blackphone is now officially shipping. Blackphone was created by SGP Technologies SA, the Switzerland-based joint venture of Silent Circle and Geeksphone. Blackphone handsets have started shipping to the device's first pre-order customers. "We are excited to achieve this key milesto....more
06/30/2014
BlackBerry CEO takes jab at Android
Google announced several new features for Android at last week's Google I/O conference. One of those features was Android for Work. In the new bring your own device world, it is important for companies to know their data is safe on an employee's device. Android for Work will allow "containerization" of data....more
06/28/2014
Adobe launches Photoshop for Windows Phone
Adobe has finally brought one of their most popular apps to Windows Phone. Android and iOS users have had a mobile version of Adobe Photoshop for a long time now and Windows Phone was feeling left out. Adobe decided it was finally time to bring WP into the mix. Windows Phone users can now edit their photos....more
06/28/2014
BlackBerry launches fact check portal
BlackBerry is feeling a bit defensive later. In a blog post, the company announced a new "fact check" portal aimed at fighting back at the competition. In his blog post, BlackBerry’s senior vice president of marketing Mark Wilson said competitors were "trying to incite fear, uncertainty and doubt about Blac....more
06/26/2014
BlackBerry to get access to Amazon's Appstore
BlackBerry and Amazon have partnered to bring the Amazon Appstore to BlackBerry 10 devices. BlackBerry announced the deal in a press release today. The deal will bring 240,000 mobile apps to BlackBerry 10 devices when BlackBerry 10.3 launches this fall. As BlackBerry market share has fallen, the co....more
06/18/2014
BlackBerry allows other companies to manage BB10 devices
BlackBerry is opening up, and it's about time. The company announced today it will allow other companies to manage BB10 devices. Previously, BlackBerry had a walled garden and companies had to use BlackBerry Enterprise Server to manage their devices. The move will make BlackBerry devices appealing even to ....more
05/13/2014
Nokia is now officially part of Microsoft
Microsoft started the process of acquiring Nokia last year, and today the entire process is complete. Nokia is now officially part of Microsoft. Microsoft Corp. announced it has completed its acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services business. The acquisition has been approved by Nokia sharehol....more
04/25/2014
Windows Phone use growing in the US
Windows Phone use in the US has finally started to move in the right direction. Microsoft's mobile platform has been stuck at about 2% of the US market for some time, but according to Nielsen, Windows Phone use moved up to 3% while BlackBerry moved down to 2%. Most of the growth is probably due to N....more
04/25/2014
Sony releases unlocked Xperia Z1 LTE
Sony has released an unlocked version of the Xperia Z1 for the US. The unlocked version of the Xperia Z1 now supports LTE carriers in the US (AT&T & T-Mobile) as well as larger Canadian carriers. The unlocked Z1 will cost you $620 and you can pick one up at Sony's online store. The Z1 comes in ....more
04/05/2014
T-Mobile offers BlackBerry users $100 credit to choose another phone
BlackBerry ended its agreement with T-Mobile, but T-Mobile is not taking the news laying down. T-Mobile is now offering $100 credit to BlackBerry customers who choose another phone. T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere said he was disappointed with BlackBerry’s decision. The company is now offering $100 credit to k....more
04/04/2014
Is this BlackBerry's next device?
BlackBerry's new CEO has already said he plans to release new BlackBerry devices. The BlackBerry 10 devices were not all that successful, and it seems that BlackBerry will try to play to its strengths - the best mobile keyboard on the market. New leaked photos suggest a new BB is on the way. The ....more
04/03/2014
Microsoft will make Windows free for devices under 9 inches
Microsoft's new CEO seems to be having a big impact since taking over the software giant. One of the bigger pieces of news to come out of Build 2014 was the announcement that Microsoft will make Windows and Windows Phone free for devices under 9 inches. That is huge news for Microsoft. How could they expec....more
04/03/2014
BlackBerry cuts ties with T-Mobile
BlackBerry devices will no longer be available at T-Mobile as BlackBerry has severed ties with the cell phone carrier. According to Reuters, BlackBerry will end a contract allowing T-Mobile to sell its products. It's a gamble, but BlackBerry needs to stabilize its business. BlackBerry will continue....more
04/02/2014
BlackBerry unveils BBM monetization plan
BlackBerry has finally announced its plan to monetize BBM. BlackBerry will look to raise revenue by going after sponsorships with brand names and by launching a new BBM Shop. Users will be able to purchase extra emoticons at first, but the BBM Shop will likely grow and eventually provide a secure mobile pay....more
03/25/2014
White House testing Samsung, LG phones, may dump BlackBerry?
According to The Wall Street Journal, the White House is currently testing phones from Samsung and LG, threatening one of BlackBerry's last strongholds. BlackBerry has historically been known for security. When President Obama came into office he famously convinced the Secret Service to allow him to continu....more
03/20/2014
BlackBerry unveils Q20 QWERTY device
BlackBerry unveiled a new phone Tuesday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The BlackBerry Q20 is the new flagship device for the struggling smartphone maker. The Q20 is a full QWERTY device, complete with a trackpad. The picture above is a concept photo, and not an official photo of the phon....more
02/26/2014
BlackBerry announces Z3 for Indonesia
BlackBerry announced a new phone for the Indonesian market at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The new BlackBerry Z3 is a full touch device that will be targeted for Indonesia. The Z3 is a BlackBerry 10 device with a 5 inch display and "long lasting" battery. The Z3 is expected to retail for less th....more
02/26/2014
Tripomatic launches travel planning app for BlackBerry 10
Travel planner Tripomatic has released a native app for BlackBerry 10 that enables travelers to create personalized travel itineraries and navigate around their destination. Travelers can download their itinerary to the app, plan their trips directly from their phones, or can use the app to discover interesti....more
02/19/2014
T-Mobile CEO responds to BlackBerry user backlash over advertising
Although the BlackBerry fan base has been shrinking there are still die hards out there who don't like being dissed. A recent T-Mobile ad offering $0 down as a “great offer for BlackBerry customers" was not received well by BlackBerry fans. Over the last week T-Mobile USA CEO John Legere has been barraged b....more
02/17/2014
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