Category: BlackBerry

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BlackBerry’s CEO says ‘we will be in the handset business, but it’s a matter of what level of integration’

The past several years has brought forward the occasional conversation of Waterloo-based BlackBerry splitting off its business into several parts. Investors pointed toward separate divisions that focused on network, device and patents. This topic somewhat faded away when BlackBerry took itself off the market and decided to continue down the restructuring path, but during an

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BlackBerry releases BBM 2.1 with sticker support

BlackBerry has lobbed its first salvo into the for-profit mobile messaging ecosystem today, adding a Sticker Store to its BBM for Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 products. Last week, the company told us it would be updating the apps to support stickers, which are “larger, bolder and more expressive images than emoticons,” with

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BlackBerry wins court order to halt Typo sales

U.S. Disrict Judge William Orrick confirmed what many had expected after validating two of three BlackBerry patents in the company’s case against Typo, ruling today that the iPhone keyboard maker must halt sales of its product. Orrick stated in the ruling that BlackBerry is likely to win the infringement case outright, as Typo has failed

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BlackBerry Secure Work Space for iOS and Android gets FIPS certified

Update: Astute reader MXH070 noted that BB10 became the first MDM solution to receive Full Operational Capability (FOC) from the U.S. Department of Defense today. The designation enables government workers on a BB10 smartphone running BES10 to securely access email, data, apps and other DoD network resources. BlackBerry took a big step yesterday towards winning

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BBM stickers coming in update next week

As part of a briefing today outlining the company’s monetization strategy for BBM, BlackBerry demonstrated its upcoming virtual goods platform. What does a ‘virtual goods platform’ mean, exactly? For now: stickers, and lots of them. David Proulx, BlackBerry’s Senior Director of BBM Business Development, said that the mandate for BBM’s virtual goods store is to

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Judge validates two BlackBerry patents in Typo keyboard lawsuit

It appears as though the sordid legal battle between BlackBerry and Ryan Seacrest-funded iPhone keyboard maker Typo is drawing to an end. Following legal arguments from both side’s lawyers, U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick stated that two of BlackBerry’s three patents in the case appear to be valid. “If the consumer can look at

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BlackBerry sells majority of its real estate holdings in Canada

BlackBerry announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the “majority of its real estate holdings in Canada.” The buyer is unknown, with the total space above 3 million square feet, including vacant land. The deal is expected to close in Q1 2015 and BlackBerry will keep its headquarters in Waterloo and lease

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