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BlackBerry parts ways with singer Alicia Keys, abruptly ends her global creative director role

BlackBerry parts ways with singer Alicia Keys, abruptly ends her global creative director role

By 2 January 2014

Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys is no longer BlackBerry's global creative director. Keys accepted the gig last January and now, almost a year later, BlackBerry has abruptly announced that Keys will leave her role officially on 30 January. BlackBerry didn't... >>

BlackBerry in 2014: Pocket-lint predicts

BlackBerry in 2014: Pocket-lint predicts

By 1 January 2014

BlackBerry is struggling. Not just a little, but a lot. The Canadian company reported results for its financial Q3 2014 on 20 December, and it wasn’t good. Revenues reached $1.2 billion over the quarter, down a whopping 56 per cent from last year's... >>

BlackBerry pulls Twitter app 10.2.2 update for BB10 and urges roll back

BlackBerry pulls Twitter app 10.2.2 update for BB10 and urges roll back

By 31 December 2013

BlackBerry is urging users of BlackBerry 10 OS handsets to roll back the Twitter application to a former version if it was updated to version 10.2.2. The update added a number of new features, including improved search functionality, integration with... >>

BlackBerry CEO vaguely outlines plan for profitability by 2016

BlackBerry CEO vaguely outlines plan for profitability by 2016

By 30 December 2013

BlackBerry CEO John Chen took to CNBC in an opinion piece on Monday to once again highlight what he thinks is the company's road to return. "It's been easy for competitors to promote negative stories about BlackBerry, focusing on the business of the past,"... >>

BlackBerry and Foxconn sign five-year deal to develop a new smartphone

BlackBerry and Foxconn sign five-year deal to develop a new smartphone

By 20 December 2013

Just when you thought BlackBerry had no more hands left to play, it’s pulled another move that could breath new life into the company. BlackBerry and Foxconn, the factory famous for manufacturing iPhones, have signed a five-year deal. The two companies... >>

BBM for Android and iPhone will add free voice calling in 2014

BBM for Android and iPhone will add free voice calling in 2014

By 20 December 2013

BlackBerry has announced updates to its BBM for iPhone and Android apps that will be released in 2014. Namely, BBM will gain free voice calling to any BBM contact worldwide with no long distance fees. This will bring BBM up-to-par with other messaging... >>

Twitter app for BlackBerry 10 updated, adds BBM integration and timeline photos

Twitter app for BlackBerry 10 updated, adds BBM integration and timeline photos

By 18 December 2013

Twitter v10.2.2 is now available as an update for BlackBerry 10 handset users and it adds a swathe of funky new features. For a start, the app is now "BBM Connected", meaning it now updates your BBM status whenever you tweet. You also now get tweeted... >>

BT's Wi-Fi app lands for iOS, helps UK users auto-connect to BT hotspots

BT's Wi-Fi app lands for iOS, helps UK users auto-connect to BT hotspots

By 16 December 2013

BT wants you to use one of its 5.2 million Wi-Fi hotspots in the UK, so it has released an app that eliminates all the hassle involved with connecting to the web while on the go. The free BT Wi-Fi app provides an automatic and "seamless" wireless broadband... >>

BlackBerry CEO puts focus on handsets, cross-platform messaging

BlackBerry CEO puts focus on handsets, cross-platform messaging

By 2 December 2013

BlackBerry's new chairman has published an open letter addressing the future of the company, after it took down its "for sale sign", replaced its CEO and sought new funding.  "Reports of our death are greatly exaggerated," wrote John Chen on Monday. "We're... >>

BBM Channels now rolling out to BB devices, iPhone and Android versions in the works

BBM Channels now rolling out to BB devices, iPhone and Android versions in the works

By 26 November 2013

BlackBerry's own social network, BBM Channels, will launch today on handsets running BlackBerry OS 5 and above. BBM Channels will allow device owners the opportunity to communicate with companies, brands, etc. BlackBerry envisions a platform that goes... >>