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Topic: BlackBerry

Apple begins accepting non-iPhone trade-ins in the US, Europe

03/30/2015, 10:03 am

Consumers looking to make the switch from an Android, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone device to an iPhone can now bring their old handset directly to Apple, where they could trade it in to receive credit toward the purchase of a new iPhone.

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BlackBerry sells just 1.6M smartphones in Q4 as software, services grow

03/27/2015, 12:03 pm

Canadian device maker BlackBerry on Friday revealed yet another quarterly decline in hardware sales, moving just 1.6 million smartphones in its fiscal fourth quarter as its once-dominant device business continues to retreat.

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Apple to accept non-iPhone trade-ins with expanded Reuse and Recycling Program, report says

03/16/2015, 06:03 pm

Apple is planning to add Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone handsets to the list of acceptable trade-ins for its Reuse and Recycling Program, which exchanges used hardware for Apple Store gift cards.

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BlackBerry staggers back into the tablet market with Samsung hardware and IBM software

03/16/2015, 10:03 am

Downtrodden Canadian device maker BlackBerry has revealed its latest effort to maintain some semblance of grip on the enterprise with the SecuTablet, a modified Galaxy Tab S 10.5 with security software provided by IBM and encryption hardware from Secusmart, a German firm acquired by BlackBerry in December.

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Apple's iPhone commands record high 89% of smartphone profits while Android plummets to record low

02/26/2015, 08:02 am

Last quarter, Apple's iPhone took a record 89 percent share of smartphone operating profits, directly causing another record for the holiday shopping season: an all-time low for devices running Google's Android.

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BlackBerry fires another legal salvo at Ryan Seacrest's Typo keyboard for iPhone

02/17/2015, 02:02 pm

Redesigning its flagship product has not been enough to keep Typo out of BlackBerry's line of fire, as the Canadian smartphone maker has once again filed suit alleging that the second-generation Typo "slavishly copied" BlackBerry's own keyboard designs.

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BlackBerry CEO prods regulators for 'app neutrality,' wants cross-platform iMessage

01/22/2015, 09:01 am

Comparing the net neutrality debate to the expansion of railroads in the 20th century, BlackBerry CEO John Chen on Tuesday called for authorities to force companies such as Apple and Netflix to make their services available to all consumers, regardless of platform.

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Samsung offers to buy BlackBerry for $7.5 billion - report [ux2: denied]

01/14/2015, 03:01 pm

Two Apple rivals may come together in an effort to take on the iPhone, with a new report claiming that South Korean electronics giant Samsung has made a bid to buy struggling Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry for $7.5 billion.

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'Huge' iPhone 6 sales drive iOS to 40% smartphone market share in Australia, US, UK, Japan

12/03/2014, 03:12 pm

During the last 12 days of Q3 2014, Apple "experienced a huge jump in sales share across almost all major markets thanks to the launch of the iPhone 6," reported Dominic Sunnebo of Kantar Worldpanel, enabling iOS to reach or exceed 40 percent market share in Australia, U.S., UK and Japan.

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EFF ranks Apple's iMessage, FaceTime "best mass market options" for secure messaging, ahead of BlackBerry Messenger, Google Hangouts, Facebook, Microsoft Skype

11/05/2014, 02:11 pm

In its ranking of electronic messaging systems for safety and security, the Electronic Frontier Foundation said no mainstream products passed all of its criteria, but that Apple's iMessage and FaceTime "stood out as the best of the mass-market options."

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BlackBerry hopes to rekindle sales by reintroducing classic keyboard & form factor

10/29/2014, 06:10 pm

Hoping to strike a chord with old school BlackBerry users, the not quite dead company on Wednesday teased a new device called BlackBerry Classic, which appears to be a modern take on the seminal BlackBerry Bold.

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Apple's iOS, Google's Android grow to 96.4% of smartphone market as competitors shrink, IDC says

08/14/2014, 11:08 am

The two-horse race for smartphone operating system share continues to obliterate competitors, as Apple's iOS and Google's Android were the only two platforms to see growth in the second quarter of 2014, the latest data from IDC claims.

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Redesigned Typo 2 physical keyboard for Apple's iPhone 5 & 5s now available for preorder

07/31/2014, 04:07 pm

After being slapped with an injunction because of similarities to BlackBerry keyboards, the Typo physical keyboard for iPhone has been redesigned in a new second-generation model that will begin shipping in mid-September.

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Ford ditches BlackBerry for Apple, will deploy 9,300 iPhones among employees

07/29/2014, 02:07 pm

Apple can now count the Ford Motor Co. among those who are embracing its iOS platform, as the automaker has revealed it will equip more than 9,000 workers with iPhones over the next two years.

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IBM began mass adoption of iOS prior to its exclusive partnership with Apple, Inc.

07/24/2014, 05:07 pm

When Apple and IBM announced plans to codevelop new iOS apps and jointly sell and support iPhones and iPad to enterprise customers, the news was greeted as if it were a new experiment. However, the deal is actually an extension of IBM's mobile strategy that has included massive deployments of iOS devices and native apps.

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Apple's iPhone beats all Android smartphone web use in North America by wide margin

05/15/2014, 02:05 pm

Chitika Insights web traffic report for April assigned Apple's iPhone a 53.1 percent majority of all smartphone web traffic, while all Android devices combined amounted to just 44.5 percent.

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Apple & Samsung combine for 106% of handset profits as competitors continue to bleed cash

05/08/2014, 11:05 am

Apple remained by far the most profitable mobile phone maker in the just-concluded March quarter with 65 percent of value, while all other competitors except Samsung either lost money or broke even, the latest research shows.

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Beleaguered BlackBerry forced to dispel rumors about potential exit from handset business

04/10/2014, 12:04 pm

Though BlackBerry was once a market leader, times have become so tough for the Canadian smartphone maker that the company's CEO was prompted on Thursday to publicly refute rumors that his company might exit the handset business entirely.

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BlackBerry cuts ties with T-Mobile, signals new carrier-independent business strategy

04/02/2014, 08:04 pm

Beleaguered handset maker BlackBerry on Tuesday said it would be severing ties with U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile, suggesting the company is reducing reliance on carriers to sell product.

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BlackBerry wins injunction, sales ban against 'Typo' iPhone keyboard

03/29/2014, 12:03 am

A U.S. district court judge on Friday granted BlackBerry a preliminary injunction against the Typo iPhone keyboard case for infringing on certain patents, effectively banning sales of the Ryan Seacrest-backed device.

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