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|Forbes - BlackBerry stuck in the past
It appears some people are not very excited about BlackBerry going back to its roots with the BlackBerry Classic. In a response to John Chen's blog post yesterday touting the BlackBerry Classic, Forbes has run a piece by Ewan Spence slamming BlackBerry and even calling them disingenuous.
|BlackBerry wins prestigious design awards
BlackBerry has won three Red Dot Awards for the high design quality of its devices. The BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry Q5 and BlackBerry Z30 smartphones were awarded the prestigious award this year by Red Dot Award's international, 40-member expert panel. 4,815 entries from 53 countries were reviewed, and the p....more
|BlackBerry 10 update gives free FM radio
BlackBerry rolled out an update for its BlackBerry 10 operating system that included free FM radio for your BB. The 10.2.1 includes hundreds of enhancements that the company says "will make the things you do every day faster and easier." The biggest feature for BlackBerry Z30, Q10, or Q5 owners will be the ne....more
|BlackBerry to offer a free app per day through December
In an effort to gain back some momentum, BlackBerry will run a winter sale on BlackBerry 10 apps. BlackBerry will offer a free app per day throughout December. Popular apps like Angry Birds will be offered for free. The apps will run on handsets like the Q5, Q10, Z10 and Z30, which run on its BB10 operating....more
|BlackBerry selling unlocked phones directly to US customers
BlackBerry recently announced the company lost $1 billion last quarter due to poor Z10 sales. T-Mobile announced it would no longer offer the BlackBerry in its stores, and Sprint was on the fence. Now BlackBerry is selling unlocked phones directly to US customers via its US website. You can purcha....more
|BlackBerry announces Z30 5-inch phablet
BlackBerry has announced the BlackBerry Z30 phablet with a 5-inch display running BlackBerry OS 10.2. As you can see in the video above, BlackBerry hopes that a 5-inch display will bring a richer experience to BlackBerry 10. The full press release follows.
|Can BlackBerry survive as a niche company?
BlackBerry's struggles continue as their board considers several options including selling off pieces of the company, or going private. One director feels that BlackBerry can survive as a niche company. Director Bert Nordberg said that the company has strengths in secure communications an enterprise....more
|BlackBerry gets order for 2000 Q10's from Univision
BlackBerry has been struggling lately, but it's not all bad news for the Canadian smartphone maker. The company just landed an order for 2000 BlackBerry Q10 smartphones from Univision. Apparently Univision employees have been using BlackBerrys, and will be upgrading all of their current BlackBerrys to the Q1....more
|BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 get Department of Defense approval
We finally have some good news for BlackBerry. The US Department of Defense has given the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 security approval to be used on the DoD network. BlackBerry is the first mobile device to gain this approval. According to BB's press release, the Defense Information System Agency is ....more
|More BlackBerry 10 devices coming this year
BlackBerry is on a bit of a mini-roll lately with the release of two new phones, the Z10 and Q10. According to Digitimes, BlackBerry will not stop there. The company plans to released 3 or 4 more BlackBerry devices this year. Two new devices have already been widely discussed, the A10 and Q5. That still le....more
|BlackBerry shares rise after analyst upgrades outlook
Shares of BlackBerry rose a bit on Thursday after Societe Generale upgraded their rating on the stock. The upgrade was based on better than expected sales of new BlackBerrys. The company has been doing a decent job since releasing BlackBerry 10, but their stock hasn't gone gangbusters by any means. BlackBer....more
|AT&T to start BlackBerry Q10 pre-orders tomorrow
Not to be outdone but Verizon, AT&T will also take pre-orders for the BlackBerry Q10 starting tomorrow. Verizon was the first US carrier out of the gate with the Q10, but AT&T will join along. The pricing will be the same $200 with a two-year contract, of course. For $200 you get the best QWERTY keyboard o....more
|BlackBerry Q10 available for pre-order on Verizon
It looks like Verizon is first up to bat, offering pre-orders of the upcoming BlackBerry Q10. You can get the latest QWERTY keyboard device from BlackBerry for $199.99 if you sign a 2-year contract. If you want to pickup the Q10 without signing a new contract, be prepared to shell out $600. Ouch! B....more
|Verizon CEO sees strong demand for BlackBerry Q10
BlackBerry launched the Z10 to mixed reviews a few months ago, but the Q10 has had a better reception. Initial reports from Canada suggest people were waiting for the Q10 because of its QWERTY keyboard. According to Verizon Wireless CEO Daniel S. Mead, the same can be said for American users.
|BlackBerry Q10 sales strong in Canada
The BlackBerry Q10 is out in Canada and by all accounts is selling well. Several reports of strong sales and sell-outs in some areas are encouraging news for BlackBerry. The all touch Z10 launched to good, but not gangbuster sales. It looks like people were really waiting for that QWERTY keyboard before pic....more
|BlackBerry gains usage share in April
BlackBerry might be making some progress on the usage share front. According to Net Applications, BlackBerry gained usage share in April. The gains were very slight, but they are pointing BlackBerry in the right direction. After losing share in each of the two prior months BlackBerry managed to gain usage ....more
|Skype for BlackBerry Q10 now available
Skype has announced the availability of its BlackBerry 10 app. Oddly, the app only works with the Q10 right now, but the Q10 isn't out yet. Skype is quick to point out that this is a preview version (beta) and not finalized yet.
Keep in mind that this release is still in preview state w....more
|Selfridges offering BlackBerry Q10 this weekend
UK retailer Selfridges will have the BlackBerry Q10 in stock ahead of other retailers. BlackBerry UK tweeted the news that Selfridges will start selling the Q10 this Friday thru Sunday for £580. They are already taking pre-orders so you can order a black BlackBerry Q10, or wait until Friday and take your ch....more
|BlackBerry Q10 coming to Canada on May 1
We won't have to wait much longer for the BlackBerry Q10 to arrive. The BB10 QWERTY device will hit Canada on May 1 on Rogers Wireless, Bell Mobility and TELUS. It will also be available on Virgin Mobile Canada, Fido, Koodo Mobile, and Sasktel, and available in select retail locations, including Best Buy, Fu....more
|BlackBerry secures big corporate order
BlackBerry has received a large corporate order for 3,000 BlackBerry 10 smartphones. The company who ordered the BlackBerrys, Canadian Tire Corp., will issue the BB10 devices to its employees later this month. Canadian Tire ordered both BlackBerry Z10s and Q10s for use in its sporting-goods, and auto-parts....more
|Analyst says BlackBerry working on a 5-inch BB10 device
Jefferies analyst Peter Misek has given BlackBerry a Buy rating, with a target price of $22. In a recent research note, Misek says BlackBerry will launch 2-3 more BlackBerry 10 devices this year, and one will have a 5-inch display. "Based on our checks we believe confirmation that 2-3 additional BB1....more
|BlackBerry sales in the US very weak
BlackBerry 10 launched in the US nearly two months after it launched in the UK and Canada. The US market is apparently different because according to The Wall Street Journal, more than 50% of the BlackBerry Z10 sales in the US have been returned.
Perhaps worse, according to a report from....more
|Largest BlackBerry investor still believes in company
The largest holder of BlackBerry stock says he still believes in the company. Prem Watsa owns 10 per cent of the company and is not planning to sell. He first became associated with BlackBerry through a friendship with founder Mike Lazaridis. Now that Lazaridis is leaving BlackBerry one might assume that Wa....more
|Rogers and Telus take pre-orders for BlackBerry Q10
The BlackBerry Q10 will be coming to Canada in the coming weeks. Both Rogers Communications and Telus said the Q10 will be available in the “coming weeks.” No exact dates have been given, but both companies are offering pre-orders of the BB10 QWERTY phone now. Bell, Telus and Rogers will sell the Bl....more
|Chinese Government orders 2 million BlackBerry Q10s?
If this rumor is true, BlackBerry has just received a gigantic order for its Q10 QWERTY smartphone. A message posted on Stockhouse claims the Chinese Government has placed an order for 2 milliion Q10s.
The Chinese Bureau of Economic and Cultural Development has signed an intent to purcha....more
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