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BBM chief leaves BlackBerry, making for another high-level departure at the company

BBM chief leaves BlackBerry, making for another high-level departure at the company

By 10 February 2014

BlackBerry is losing the chief of BBM, at a time when BlackBerry hopes the product will keep it relevant in the smartphone realm and soon bring in revenue.  Andrew Bocking, executive vice-president of BlackBerry and head of the messenger service,... >>

BlackBerry 64-bit octa-core smartphone planned for 2015?

BlackBerry 64-bit octa-core smartphone planned for 2015?

By 10 February 2014

BlackBerry plans to launch a new smartphone with an octa-core processor, it's claimed. Tech news website N4BB reported that BlackBerry is currently developing a smartphone that will use Qualcomm's eight-core Snapdragon MSM8994 chipset. This processor... >>

BlackBerry BBM on iOS and Android updated with Find Friends feature

BlackBerry BBM on iOS and Android updated with Find Friends feature

By 5 February 2014

BlackBerry has rolled out a Find Friends feature to its BBM for iPhone and Android apps. BBM isn't like text messaging where it uses a phone number, so having a way for users to easily find their friends and contacts already using BBM is a necessity.... >>

BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 update available, adds picture passwords, FM radio and more

BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 update available, adds picture passwords, FM radio and more

By 28 January 2014

BlackBerry has released an update for its BlackBerry 10 operating system that adds a whole gamut of new features, including the ability to customise a pinch gesture to filter messages and notifications in the Hub, a more simplified system to answer or... >>

Windows Phone continues to claw smartphone market share, as Apple loses ground

Windows Phone continues to claw smartphone market share, as Apple loses ground

By 27 January 2014

Windows Phone and Android both ended 2013 strongly, gaining in smartphone market share year-on-year, while Apple's iOS and BlackBerry lost ground - the latter dramatically. A report and statistics published by analytics company Katar Worldpanel show that... >>

BlackBerry isn't giving up on Qwerty keyboard handsets, will put focus on them

BlackBerry isn't giving up on Qwerty keyboard handsets, will put focus on them

By 9 January 2014

While other smartphone manufacturers move on from Qwerty keyboards and stick with the on-screen feature, BlackBerry is going back to its roots.  In an interview with Recode, Blackberry CEO John Chen said the company's upcoming handsets would focus on... >>

BBM for Android beta brings BBM Channels and voice support

BBM for Android beta brings BBM Channels and voice support

By 3 January 2014

If you're using the BBM messaging client on Android, go to the BlackBerry Beta Zone. BlackBerry has a private beta available that brings BBM Channels and Voice support. The new beta will allow you to experience social, connected discussions and free... >>

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... >>


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