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BlackBerry Z30 is a Verizon exclusive in US, goes on sale this week

BlackBerry Z30 is a Verizon exclusive in US, goes on sale this week

By 12 November 2013

It was already known that the BlackBerry Z30 would exclusively land at Verizon in the US, but now we know exactly when it will arrive. Mark your calendars for 14 November. BlackBerry's 5-inch flagship will release on Thursday in the country for $199.99... >>

BlackBerry's new chief John Chen will get roughly $88m in pay package

BlackBerry's new chief John Chen will get roughly $88m in pay package

By 11 November 2013

BlackBerry's new chairman and interim CEO will have quite the impressive pay package. A filing with the SEC on Monday revealed John Chen - tasked with bringing BlackBerry back from the dead - will receive roughly $88 million over the next five years. ... >>

Lenovo's BlackBerry bid blocked by Canada over security concerns

Lenovo's BlackBerry bid blocked by Canada over security concerns

By 5 November 2013

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

By 4 November 2013

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

By 4 November 2013

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

By 1 November 2013

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?

By 31 October 2013

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

By 29 October 2013

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?

By 29 October 2013

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

By 29 October 2013

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.... >>