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BlackBerry is suing Nokia over 11 patents

BlackBerry might not be making smartphones anymore but the company still has some life left in it. Outside of licensing deals and software, it looks like BlackBerry also wants to try and make some cash from its patents as today BlackBerry filed a lengthy 96-page complaint (via ars technica)against Nokia, accusing the …

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BlackBerry smartphones will return under TCL

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Back in late September, BlackBerry officially threw in the towel and dropped out of the hardware business, meaning the company will no longer be developing smartphones going forward and will instead focus on software. However, that doesn’t mean BlackBerry phones will never hit the market again. Similarly to Nokia’s recent …

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Samsung’s Tizen OS is now more popular than BlackBerry

BlackBerry has been on a downward spiral over the last few years, barely managing to cling on to a percentage of the smartphone market. However, now the OS isn’t just contending with Android, iOS and Windows Phone, as Tizen OS has also over taken it in terms of market share. …

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BlackBerry is buying out a competitor for $425 million

It turns out that despite its descending place in the smartphone market, BlackBerry still has enough cash left over to acquire other companies. This week, BlackBerry announced that it is buying out Good Technology, a company that has been competing with BlackBerry for quite some time. Good Technology focussed on …

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These are the specs of BlackBerry’s rumoured Android device

Last week, we got wind of rumours suggesting that in an effort to become competitive in the market again, BlackBerry may jump ship from its own operating system to Android with a future smartphone. Now, it looks like we have some leaked specifications, letting us know what BlackBerry is apparently …

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BlackBerry might make an Android device

BlackBerry is still kicking around somehow, though it isn’t hanging on to much of the market at all. Now, the Canadian phone maker might go ahead and join the Android market, leaving BlackBerry OS behind in order to be more competitive in the Android and iOS dominated smartphone market. According …

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BlackBerry cutting staff following buyout rumors

BlackBerry has fallen pretty far since its glory days several years ago. However, the company’s brand, along with its thousands of patents, are still worth a fair chunk of cash, which is why we’ve been hearing about several big tech firms looking in to acquiring the company. Microsoft, Apple and …

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Rumors point towards Apple buying BlackBerry

This week the rumor mill is churning out something a little different. Apparently, Apple might be interested in acquiring BlackBerry in an effort to gain even more traction in the enterprise market. These rumors have sent shares in BlackBerry soaring. The Canadian phone company has been struggling in the smartphone …

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Whatsapp web messenger launches

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Today Whatsapp made a new web app available for its popular messaging client that will allow you to talk to your contacts from your desktop browser. While this currently only works in Google Chrome, support for other browsers is planned and should be available soon. Once your phone is linked to …

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Samsung might be buying Blackberry

Blackberry, one of the long standing powerhouses in the mobile game until somewhat recently in its history, could well be bought out by Samsung. If that does go ahead, the rumoured figure is a staggering, $7.5 billion (£4.9 billion) but if so, it’s unlikely to be for its place in …

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Lenovo may buy BlackBerry as early as this week

Lenovo could be looking to buy out BlackBerry as early as this week according to new reports. The Chinese tech company is rumored to be interested in the struggling mobile maker, which very recently began making a comeback with its new phone, the BlackBerry Passport. The BlackBerry Passport managed to …

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Blackberry Passport smartphone sold out in less than a day

Was there consumer demand for a square shaped smartphone with physical QWERTY keyboard running Blackberry’s OS? Apparently so as the company has already sold out of its recently announced device. The Blackberry Passport officially launched on Wednesday and has sold 200,000 units, which is impressive considering the company’s current lack …

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BlackBerry forms new unit to focus on patents and technologies

BlackBerry this week formed a new business unit that will concentrate on patents, technologies and software. The new unit will help the company to get new revenue streams without selling smartphones, but by licensing its intellectual property, software or technologies. BlackBerry Technology Solutions, or BTS, includes BlackBerry’s technology assets, such …

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Apple and Google control 96% of smartphone market

In the second quarter of 2014 shipments of smartphones reached a new milestone: 300 million units per quarter for the first time in history, according to International Data Corp. When it comes to operating systems, then Apple and Google controlled 96.4 per cent of the market, whereas shares of BlackBerry, …

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BlackBerry to encrypt voice calls thanks to acquisition of Secusmart

Less than two weeks after Apple and IBM agreed to offer enterprise-tailored services with sophisticated security, BlackBerry, whose main customers are enterprises, governments and other organizations requiring advanced security, announced a plan to acquire Secusmart GmbH. The take-over enriches BlackBerry’s extensive security technologies with high-security voice and data encryption and …

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Android and iOS make gains in UK market-share

Blackberry is dangerously close to becoming completely irrelevant as Android and iOS capture more of the UK market, leaving the Canadian phone maker clinging on to just 1.6 per cent of the market. All of this is according to the latest statistics from Kantar Worldpanel Comtech. These statistics show that during …

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Blackberry hoping to halt slide with budget handset

Blackberry is one of those company names that seems destined to limp off into the sunset before long, having fallen from smartphone darling of the business world to vaguely remembered third wheel in the handset race. However it’s not going down without a fight and is hoping to at least …

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