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Topic: BlackBerry

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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BlackBerry sues exec to stay after being poached by Apple

03/25/2014, 11:03 pm

A Canadian court ruling issued on Tuesday reveals BlackBerry is holding an employment contract over SVP of Software Sebastien Marineau-Mes' head, blocking his departure from the flailing company after being hired away by Apple last year.

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How Android lost global open market share to Apple's integrated iOS

03/14/2014, 05:03 am

Ever since Google's Android began to first gain mainstream support among smartphone makers in late 2009, Android platform enthusiasts have predicted that it would win out over proprietary mobile platforms, particularly Apple's iOS. The obvious parallel they like to draw is the rise of Microsoft's Windows in the mid 1990s at the expense of Apple's Macintosh. But that's wrong, here's why.

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U.S. Air Force deploys 5,000 Apple iOS devices to replace BlackBerrys ahead of phaseout

02/21/2014, 07:02 pm

The U.S. Air Force announced earlier in February that it will be swapping out some 5,000 BlackBerry devices for Apple's iPhone and iPad, with the move being a first step in the eventual retirement of all BlackBerry products carried by USAF personnel.

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BlackBerry sues Ryan Seacrest-backed Typo iPhone keyboard, alleges patent infringement [u]

01/03/2014, 02:01 pm

Troubled device maker BlackBerry on Friday filed suit against Typo, makers of a new snap-on iPhone keyboard case, alleging that the Ryan Seacrest-backed startup "blatantly copied" BlackBerry's own keyboard.

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BlackBerry loses $4.4 billion in Q3, sells just 4.3 million devices

12/20/2013, 10:12 am

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry on Friday reported third-quarter losses of more than $4 billion as weak hardware demand continues to bedevil the company's turnaround bid.

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Justin Bieber wanted $200k to represent BlackBerry, advertises iPhone for free

12/05/2013, 04:12 pm

A retrospective on the "Rise and Fall of Blackberry," which portrayed the company's product alongside other historical artifacts (including the magazine itself), outlines a number of mistakes the company made including the dismissal of a "brand ambassador" offer made by teen idol Justin Bieber.

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Pfizer transitioning 'huge' number of BlackBerry-using employees to iPhone & Android

11/15/2013, 08:11 am

With a belief that Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is in its death throes, major corporations and organizations continue to transition their employees away from the platform, with the latest discontinuation coming from pharmaceutical company Pfizer.

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IDC data shows 66% of Android's 81% smartphone share are junk phones selling for $215

11/12/2013, 05:11 pm

IDC reported 251.1 million smartphone shipments for Q3, reflecting 40 percent year over year market growth but an implosion in Average Selling Prices, at least outside of Apple's iPhone sales.

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Apple showed interest in BlackBerry patent buy, board refused offer

11/08/2013, 04:11 pm

According to a report published on Friday, the board of beleaguered smartphone hardware and software maker BlackBerry fought off proposals from tech giants Apple, Microsoft, Lenovo and others, each of which wanted to buy a piece of the company.

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BlackBerry scraps takeover strategy, ousts CEO Thorsten Heins

11/04/2013, 10:11 am

Canadian device maker BlackBerry has taken itself off the market and will instead receive a $1 billion capital injection from a small group of investors, including former prospective buyer Fairfax Capital.

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BlackBerry begins rolling out BBM for Apple's iPhone

10/21/2013, 03:10 pm

Beleaguered device maker BlackBerry on Monday announced that its popular messaging platform --BlackBerry Messenger, or BBM --is now officially available for iOS and Android, five months after it was first revealed.

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J.D. Power ranks Apple's iPhone best on AT&T, Verizon in satisfaction survey

10/17/2013, 02:10 pm

For the tenth time in a row, the latest customer satisfaction rankings from J.D. Power and Associates show that Apple is again the top company for smartphones across major U.S. carriers.

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iPhone IP Wars: Apple & the thorny issues of patent protection

10/12/2013, 05:10 pm

In 2007 Apple introduced iPhone, emphasizing that virtually every significant aspect of its entirely new experience and industrial design was protected by patents. So far, however, the U.S. patent system has provided inconsistent protections for Apple inventions, while at the same time supporting dubious patent monetization schemes brought against the company.

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As BlackBerry lays off 40% of workers, Apple sees opportunity to recruit talent

10/10/2013, 03:10 pm

Less than a week after BlackBerry announced plans to slash 40 percent of its workforce, Apple hosted a recruitment drive near the company's corporate headquarters in Canada.

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How Apple's iPhone rapidly destroyed Nokia's world leading Symbian platform

10/10/2013, 03:10 am

In 2008, a journalist in Finland wrote a letter to Nokia complaining that its smartphones were difficult to use, prompting a confidential response acknowledging desperate efforts to catch up with Apple's new iPhone. One year later Nokia announced MeeGo, and the following year it made plans to shift to Windows Phone. The company is now being sold off for scrap.

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Data bites dogma: Apple's iOS ate up Android, Blackberry U.S. market share losses this summer

10/05/2013, 02:10 am

Market data is eating away at previously held notions in the mobile market. Blackberry's continued decline in U.S. smartphone market share over the summer was matched by an identical retraction by Android, while Apple's iOS has gained nearly all of the ground those other two platforms lost.

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iPhone boosts T-Mobile's sales share, while Apple breaks even with Android in Japan

09/30/2013, 02:09 pm

Strong sales of the iPhone aren't just proving beneficial for Apple, they're also helping out formerly struggling carriers that have picked up Apple's bestselling device, according to new figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

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