Category: BlackBerry


BlackBerry hires Eric Johnson as President of Global Sales

Another week, another executive hire at BlackBerry. Eric Johnson will join the company as President of Global Sales and will report directly to CEO, John Chen. BlackBerry previously announced Mark Wilson as Senior VP of Marketing and John Sims as head of Enterprise Services. Both these execs came from SAP, as did Johnson, by serving as



Fairfax is buying an additional $250 million of BlackBerry bonds

Fairfax Financial Holdings is buying another $250 million worth of BlackBerry through unsecured subordinated convertible debentures. The bond purchase is in addition to the $1 billion previously purchased in November, and will likely be used by the company to secure any losses it experiences in the coming quarters. BlackBerry’s CEO, John Chen, wants to turn the



BlackBerry is no longer searching for a CEO

Interim BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, is no longer. As of today, his title is merely chief executive officer. During a CES roundtable in Las Vegas today, Chen said that the company has stopped searching for a new leader, satisfied with the vision that Chen has set out in his many interviews and open letters. The



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



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 —



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