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

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

By 22 October 2013

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

By 21 October 2013

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

By 21 October 2013

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

By 19 October 2013

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... >>

Lenovo reportedly considering buying BlackBerry

Lenovo reportedly considering buying BlackBerry

By 17 October 2013

China-based Lenovo is considering buying BlackBerry, the struggling Canada-based smartphone maker, according to The Wall Street Journal.  Lenovo was rumoured to be purchasing BlackBerry earlier this year, but the company denied it at the time. Now that... >>

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

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

By 14 October 2013

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

By 10 October 2013

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... >>

A week in reviews: 30 September - 4 October

A week in reviews: 30 September - 4 October

By 5 October 2013

It's Samsung week and, as promised, we bring you the full verdict on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone and Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Have we been impressed with the companion duo, or does the Gear lack, well, the right gear to enable it to excel? We've... >>

BlackBerry Z30 review
3.5 out of 5

BlackBerry Z30 review

By 3 October 2013

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

By 3 October 2013

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... >>