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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
09/23/2013, 03:09 pm
Struggling Canadian smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry announced on Monday that it has agreed to a $4.7 billion deal that will see it acquired by a group led by Fairfax Financial.
09/06/2013, 06:09 pm
The BlackBerry Messenger app's arrival on iOS could be imminent, as a BlackBerry rep has announced that the app was submitted for Apple's App Store approval some two weeks ago.
09/02/2013, 03:09 pm
Apple's iPhone continues to expand on its lead as the most popular smartphone in the U.S., taking more than 40 percent of the American market, according to new figures from Kantar.
08/13/2013, 08:08 am
Executives at BlackBerry, once a dominant player in the smartphone market, have decided to put the Canadian company up for sale, though few companies are expected to show interest.
08/12/2013, 10:08 am
Trading of shares of Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry were halted Monday morning as the firm convened a special committee to explore strategic alternatives, fanning talk of a possible bid to go private in order to fix its problems while out of the public eye.
08/09/2013, 12:08 pm
Executives at BlackBerry are reportedly considering taking their struggling company private, but a new analysis suggests the company could stay public — if management were to accept the fact that it is now a smaller smartphone company.
07/25/2013, 12:07 pm
Things still aren't looking up for BlackBerry, as the struggling Canadian phone maker revealed Thursday it will lay off 250 more employees as part of a continuing plan to cut costs and rescale its operations.
07/18/2013, 11:07 am
The struggle for third place in the smartphone operating system wars may be settling, as Nokia's newly revealed financial figures show its Lumia line shipping more units last quarter than all of BlackBerry's phones.