Category: BlackBerry

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BlackBerry now lets other enterprise companies control BlackBerrys

“This never would have happened under Steve Jobs.” We’ve heard it many times before, in response to any number of decisions made under the new billion dollar hero, Tim Cook. Now, we can say the same of BlackBerry. “This never would have happened under Mike. No way under Jim.” But John Chen’s BlackBerry is deliberately, unabashedly not the

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BlackBerry to sell its Canadian real estate for $305 million

BlackBerry announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Spear Street Capital to sell its Canadian real estate holdings, more than 3 million square feet of space and surrounding land, for $305 million CDN. The deal is expected to close, in part, this month, with 80% of the holdings being fulfilled by the

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BlackBerry 10 Beta Zone opens to all app developers

BlackBerry’s Beta Zone has, through the years, hosted early versions of popular first-party apps like BBM, Twitter, Facebook, Evernote and others. More recently, the company released a standalone BB10 portal that consolidates all eligible programs into a single place. Today, the company sent an email to all participants of the BlackBerry Beta Zone informing them

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BlackBerry Z30 drops to $500 no-term at TELUS

The BlackBerry Z10 recently received a major price drop to an incredibly low $200 prepaid on TELUS. Now the carrier has once again taken out the knife and cut the prices on both flagship devices, the Q10 and the Z30, by a $100 each. The Z30 falls to $500 and the QWERTY/Touch Q10 drops to

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BlackBerry Classic set to launch in November

For the loyal BlackBerry users out there it looks like the BlackBerry Q20,otherwise known as the BlackBerry Classic, will see a release scheduled for November. John Chen, BlackBerry’s CEO, stated in an interview with USA Today last week that “There’s a new product called the BlackBerry Classic that’s coming out. It’s an updated and enhanced

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BlackBerry announces mobile app development award for Canada-Wide Science Fair

BlackBerry and its former co-CEOs have a long history of giving back to young Canadians interested in the sciences. Today, BlackBerry announced a new mobile development award for the Canada-Wide Science Fair 2014. The Smartphone App Development Award has three age categories: Junior, Intermediate, and Senior. To be eligible, students must build a mobile application

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City of Waterloo commits to BES10 and BlackBerry

The success of BlackBerry’s transition to an enterprise services company lies partially in its ability to convince organizations to adopt BES10 as their enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution of choice. To that end, BlackBerry has recently trotted out companies around the globe that have committed to BES10 as news releases in their own right, with

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