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BlackBerry sales fall 64% due to poor BB10 adoption

BlackBerry sales have taken another dive thanks to poor adoption of the BlackBerry 10 platform. The troubled phone maker posted a fiscal fourth quarter loss of $423 million down from a $98 million profit last year. Revenue also fell 64 per cent to $976 million. According to Thomson Reuters, analysts …

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94% of T-mobile up-graders dump Blackberry

Blackberry is struggling at the moment, it went from being one of the most popular phone brands, thanks to its BBM service, to being on the verge of collapse- so you can imagine how company CEO, John Chen, reacted when T-Mobile started offering its US customers $200 off any other phone …

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BBM to come pre-loaded on Android smartphones

As soon as the Blackberry Messenger app went cross platform it became a hit, garnering over ten million downloads in its first 24 hours on both the Play Store and the IOS App Store. Thanks to the massive surge in popularity, you may find BBM coming pre-installed on several Android …

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Blackberry cancels its conference and two phones

Things haven’t been looking good over at Blackberry for a while now and the company might not be able to bounce back at all this time. The phone maker has not only cancelled its yearly conference but it has also pulled the plug on two phones it had in development …

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No Google Play for Blackberry afterall

Yesterday we posted an article on Google Play running on a couple of Blackberry devices, at the time the images looked pretty convincing and led us to believe that Google and Blackberry might be forming a partnership. Well it turns out it was just a rumour as Blackberry has come …

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Google Play on a Blackberry?

Over the weekend some leaked images of an upcoming Blackberry 10 update showed off Google’s Play Store running on the device. Blackberry 10.2.1 might reveal a partnership with Google, bringing the Play Store to the Blackberry Z10 and Q10 smartphones. Blackberry has always struggled with its App store, Blackberry App …

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Blackberry buyout collapses, but it’s cool

Blackberry is no longer set to be sold to its main shareholder, Fairfax Financial Holdings as part of a massive $4.7 billion deal and is instead pushing to raise over a billion dollars in capital to help it continue operations as is. With an ailing business and over a billion …

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ChatOn IM reaches 100 million user milestone

ChatOn, the IM service provided on Samsung phones, has managed to double its user base in the last four months, hitting the 100 million user milestone. The cross platform messaging service is available on: IOS, Android, Blackberry and Samsung’s own mobile OS ‘Bada’. Samsung pre-installs this app on its android …

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BlackBerry sold to Fairfax Financial for $4.7 billion

The bad news continues to roll in for BlackBerry as the troubled smartphone designer has begun the process of becoming a private company, following its sale of $4.7 billion to Fairfax Financial Holdings. BlackBerry put itself up for sale last month following drops in both revenue and share values, with …

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Blackberry Z30 pre-orders already available at Selfridges

BlackBerry announced the latest model in the BlackBerry 10 range today, and despite it being mere hours since the new Z30 model smartphone was unveiled to the world, we’re already seeing pre-orders go up online. With the likes of the iPhone 5S also launching in a similar timeframe, can Blackberry …

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Blackberry struggles to find a strategy – up for sale

You can tell when a company becomes hopelessly lost. Things it once took for granted, like leadership and innovation, become nervous half-choices and an urge to copy answers from the kid you’re sitting next to. Blackberry had it all, but those days are long gone. What next for the old …

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Samsung investigates battery exploding in man’s pants

A man in South Korea has been taken to hospital with second degree burns, after his Samsung Note battery exploded. KitGuru fires up a Napster playlist that includes Donna Summer’s ‘Hot Stuff’ and takes a closer look at the phenomenon of overheating and exploding items in the trouser region. Anyone …

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Blackberry 9900 dropped calls, “Horrific experience”

Once the ruler of the smartphone world, Blackberry has rapidly become a joke in modern business. While share holders have dropped the value of the stock into the toilet, top execs have been thrown overboard and thousands of staff have followed. When all’s said and done, the company’s problems seem …

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BlackBerry 10 – will it save RIM?

Research In Motion are facing critical mass, as declining sales and an extremely competitive market continue to cause issues for the Canadian smartphone maker. Much of their future success is riding on their upcoming operating system, otherwise known as BlackBerry 10. The first incarnation of the operating system was unveiled …

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Samsung and RIM sued over emoticon patent

Emoticons are useful for one thing only; to portray emotion through text, or to fool people by putting a 🙂 when you really feel :@. Emoticons are the one thing that gets texting or instant messaging close to the emotional connection level of a phone call or face to face …

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Blackberry in disarray as both CEO’s step down

Research In Motion co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis have both stepped down, after many years holding the reins. The company has been struggling in the last year to compete in the mobile phone sector and a new leader has been put in place to reverse the fortunes. Thorsten Heins, …

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Blackberry services dramatically fail

Blackberry customers all over Europe, the Middle East and Africa have been facing online service downtime since yesterday. All of this audience have been served by a RIM data center in Slough. Services affected have been instant messaging, HTTP access and email. Those users who are serviced by a corporate …

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Research In Motion cutting 2,000 jobs

Research In Motion have announced that they will be cutting 11 percent of their workforce, making 2,000 redundant. The company have been struggling in recent months and the streamlining process is set to help them cope in the tough economic climate. Research In Motion have been finding it hard maintaining …

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Blackberry purchase software company to enhance app store

RIM CEO Jim Balsillie: sharp dressed man

Research In Motion are keen to get a percentage of the app store market and to help them realise their goal they have purchased Montreal based software company Tungle, who have a history of developing applications which allow users to schedule and synchronise meetings over their smart phones, computers and …

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