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Lenovo's BlackBerry bid blocked by Canada over security concerns

Lenovo's BlackBerry bid blocked by Canada over security concerns

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Before BlackBerry ousted its CEO and opted to finance and shake up things even further on the executive level, Beijing-based Lenovo considered a bid to buy the struggling company. We reported in October that Lenovo's name surfaced when BlackBerry went... >>

BlackBerry won't shut down handset business, despite ousting CEO

BlackBerry won't shut down handset business, despite ousting CEO

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Within hours of axing CEO Thorsten Heins and giving up the search for a buyer, BlackBerry's new CEO clarified that the company has no plans to shut down its handset business. Citing John Chen, the new chief executive officer of BlackBerry (pictured above), Reuters... >>

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins fired as company decides against buyout

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins fired as company decides against buyout

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BlackBerry has decided to axe its current CEO Thorsten Heins and has given up on finding an outright buyer for the company. It will instead receive $1 billion in investment from a group of companies led by Fairfax Financial, the organisation long thought... >>

Cerberus, Blackberry founders and Qualcomm consider joint Blackberry bid, as Fairfax struggles to fund bid

Cerberus, Blackberry founders and Qualcomm consider joint Blackberry bid, as Fairfax struggles to fund bid

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You can now add Cerberus and Qualcomm to the ever-expanding list of companies considering a buyout bid for fledgeling smartphone-maker BlackBerry. The Wall Street Journal reported that Cerberus Capital Management along with two of Blackberry's co-founders... >>

BlackBerry Z10 to come in Porsche P'9982 version on 21 November?

BlackBerry Z10 to come in Porsche P'9982 version on 21 November?

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BlackBerry was almost certain to give its Z10 touchscreen smartphone the Porsche upgrade after rumours surfaced a few months back. Now a date has been floated too, for 21 November. The BlackBerry Porsche P'9982 will be the successor to the keyboard toting... >>

BBM for iPhone and Android launch adds 20M users in one week, plans in-app ads

BBM for iPhone and Android launch adds 20M users in one week, plans in-app ads

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BlackBerry announced the BBM platform is growing handsomely thanks to its launch on iOS and Android. BBM has added 20 million active, new users since the multi-platform launch last week, bringing BBM's total number of active users across all platform... >>

BlackBerry met with Facebook to discuss buyout bid?

BlackBerry met with Facebook to discuss buyout bid?

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You can now add Facebook to the ever-growing list of companies considering a buyout bid for fledging smartphone-maker BlackBerry. The Wall Street Journal reported that executives from BlackBerry met with with Facebook last week to discuss a potential... >>

BBM for iPhone and Android now available to all, no more waiting list

BBM for iPhone and Android now available to all, no more waiting list

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BlackBerry has opened up its BBM apps for iPhone and Android, allowing anybody to sign in instead of having to join a waiting list. "Users can now immediately download, sign in and start using BBM without having to wait," it said in an email sent to Pocket-lint.... >>

BBM for Android and iPhone to get video and voice calling 'within months'

BBM for Android and iPhone to get video and voice calling 'within months'

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BBM has arrived on Android and iPhone but without the cheers of welcome that were expected from its many fans. In fact it arrived with plenty of complaints about features lacking - the most prominent of these being video sharing. Now Andrew Bocking, executive... >>

BlackBerry 10.2 starts to roll out, expect it to hit your phone this week

BlackBerry 10.2 starts to roll out, expect it to hit your phone this week

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BlackBerry 10.2 OS is to hit all BlackBerry 10 smartphones this week as the company presses "send" on the new system update. Pre-installed on the BlackBerry Z30 from the box, the new software adds a number of key features to other BlackBerry handsets,... >>

BBM for iOS and Android rakes in 10M downloads in one day

BBM for iOS and Android rakes in 10M downloads in one day

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Following the long-awaited release of BBM for iOS and Android on Monday, BlackBerry is out with numbers. BBM has been downloaded 10 million times in 24 hours, according to the Canada-based company which is calling the launch successful. "I’m also pleased... >>

Hands-on: BBM for iPhone review

Hands-on: BBM for iPhone review

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BBM for iPhone and Android is now out and we've already managed to have a play with both apps after persuading BlackBerry to push us to the front of the queue to get access. The new iPhone app, available for download from today after a somewhat awkward... >>

BlackBerry: BBM for Android and iPhone rollout resumes today with line-up system

BlackBerry: BBM for Android and iPhone rollout resumes today with line-up system

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BlackBerry just announced that it is finally able to resume the rollout of BBM for Android and iPhone around the globe. Specifically, consumers will see BBM available as a free download in Google Play and Apple's App Store sometime in "the next few hours".... >>

BlackBerry acquisition: Top suitors to buy out the company

BlackBerry acquisition: Top suitors to buy out the company

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BlackBerry's push for BlackBerry 10 devices was thought to boost the company's outlook earlier this year. We now know that's not the case. BlackBerry lost almost $1 billion in just 90 days, with 3.7 million BlackBerry smartphones sold. The majority were... >>

BlackBerry publishes open letter after negative headlines to set the record straight

BlackBerry publishes open letter after negative headlines to set the record straight

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The struggling BlackBerry is working with 30 major news publishers to spread an open letter across nine countries to let customers know: "You can still count on us." The open letter comes at a time when BlackBerry has been the recipient of negative headlines,... >>

BlackBerry co-founders considering buying back company, as proposed Fairfax deal crumbles

BlackBerry co-founders considering buying back company, as proposed Fairfax deal crumbles

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A filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission reveals BlackBerry co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin may be considering buying back the company they helped to found. The filing showed Lazaridis has increased his stake in the company... >>

BlackBerry Z30 review
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BlackBerry Z30 review

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The BlackBerry Z30 arrives at a time when BlackBerry is in turmoil. Racking up losses, a question mark over who will end up owning the company and what the future holds, sees the BlackBerry Z30 launching into a storm. It's ironic, then, that the BlackBerry... >>

BlackBerry share price rises amid rumours of Cerberus takeover bid

BlackBerry share price rises amid rumours of Cerberus takeover bid

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After having posted Q2 losses of almost $1 billion (£617 million) many have written off BlackBerry, with analysts and critics alike believing that its consumer arm may fall by the wayside, leaving the enterprise business alone. But new rumours of a prospective... >>

Pocket-lint Podcast #138 - The return

Pocket-lint Podcast #138 - The return

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Hurrah and huzzah. The Pocket-lint Podcast returns with new opening music and a more laidback approach, but with the same amount of tech knowledge and love that we've always put into each episode since its debut over three years ago. As we've been away... >>

BlackBerry now selling Z10 and Q10 unlocked directly from its website

BlackBerry now selling Z10 and Q10 unlocked directly from its website

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Following poor quarterly earnings, we assume BlackBerry is preparing to move a serious amount of smartphones to bounce back. The company has shown the first signs of that with a new listing on its website selling both the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 unlocked,... >>

BlackBerry 10.2 tips and tricks: New Features examined

BlackBerry 10.2 tips and tricks: New Features examined

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BlackBerry 10.2 has landed with the arrival of the BlackBerry Z30, the company's new 5-inch handset. You can expect BB 10.2 to roll out to other BB10 devices in October, bringing a run of new features and tweaks to your BlackBerry user interface.Here... >>

BlackBerry meltdown: Blames $1bn loss in Q2 on Z10 failure

BlackBerry meltdown: Blames $1bn loss in Q2 on Z10 failure

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It is no secret that BlackBerry is in trouble, and today's second quarter financial results show just how bad things are in Waterloo, Ontario. The company's latest earnings report shows that it lost almost $1 billion in just 90 days: $965 million (£600... >>

BlackBerry Z30 pictures and hands-on

BlackBerry Z30 pictures and hands-on

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The BlackBerry Z30 takes BB10 big in a number of ways, pushing the display out to 5-inches, making this the biggest BlackBerry around, but also pushing the battery up to 2880mAh - the largest of any BlackBerry device. In the hand, it feels like a great... >>

BlackBerry: No new BB10 devices till March

BlackBerry: No new BB10 devices till March

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BlackBerry has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it will not be launching any more BB10 devices beyond the four that it already has available in its current fiscal year, which ends in March. The confirmation confirms what BlackBerry previously said in a recent... >>