Category: BlackBerry

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BlackBerry hires former HTC exec to lead its devices division

John Chen, BlackBerry’s newest CEO, is on an executive hiring blitz. After bringing on John Sims to lead its Enterprise Services Business, the company has announced today that Ron Louks will join as President of Devices and Emerging Solutions. Louks previously held positions at HTC America as Chief Strategy Officer, as well as CTO of

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BlackBerry suing Ryan Seacrest’s Typo for ‘blatant infringement’

BlackBerry has officially filed a patent infringement caseagainst Typo — the accessory that aims to make typing on your iPhone a bit easier. If you recall, Typo is the startup that’s funded by Ryan Seacrest and Laurence Hallier. They developed a fretted keyboard case that allows for typing on the iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s —

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BlackBerry ‘Jakarta’ rumoured to be a touchscreen-only BB10 smartphone

BlackBerry CEO John Chen recently announced a 5-year partnership with Foxconn to develop and manufacture new BlackBerry 10 devices. The devices built out of the Indonesia and Mexican factories will be heading to “Indonesia and other fast-growing markets targeting early 2014.” The first BB10 device under Chen’s leadership will be the entry-level “Jakarta.” It’s known

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BlackBerry ‘will not be hosting a BlackBerry Live conference in 2014′

A long time ago, BlackBerry’s main conference was called Wireless Enterprise Symposium (WES). But when the company transitioned to a more consumer-focused product line, the name changed to BlackBerry World, followed by BlackBerry Live. Now, they’re no more — at least for 2014. According to a recent company blog post, BlackBerry has decided to cancel

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BlackBerry CEO sends letter to employees: ‘We will succeed’

John Chen, Chairman and CEO of BlackBerry, is breathing new life into the business. Yesterday the Waterloo-based business announced poor quarterly results, but during the conference call to analysts and investors Chen stated some brutal truth — mainly that he hopes the company becomes profitable by 2016, deciding to focus on the enterprise market, and

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