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BlackBerry names Marty Beard as COO

BlackBerry has announced the appointment of Marty Beard as its Chief Operating Officer. Beard  was previously Chairman and CEO of LiveOps, a cloud-based company that specializes in customer service, and has also served as President of Sybase 365 and various roles at Oracle. As COO of BlackBerry, Beard will be “responsible for cross-functional organizations, including


BlackBerry wins three Red Dot product design awards for Q10, Q5 and Z30

While sales of BlackBerry 10 devices have not been able to turn the company’s finances around, the company has been recognized for the design of its latest smartphones. BlackBerry has won three Red Dot Awards in the category of product design, specifically for the Q10, Q5 and Z30. According to the press release, a 40-member


Volkswagen acquires BlackBerry’s R&D facility in Bochum, Germany

Apple’s CarPlay, Google’s Android Auto and Microsoft’s Sync system are all making a move to occupy the display and entertainment system in your vehicle, and BlackBerry is already involved in the “automotive infotainment” market with its 2010 purchase of QNX. Reports indicates that QNX has over 50% market share in this space with high-profile partners such


BlackBerry Passport quickly shown on video

John Chen, BlackBerry’s CEO, unveiled two new BlackBerry 10-powered devices last week, the Passport and the Classic. The Passport will be available in September and the Classic, which was rumoured to be inspired by Drake, will be available in November. Both of the smartphones have a QWERTY keyboard, but the Passport has a unique 3-row


First look at the BlackBerry Classic and BlackBerry Passport

During BlackBerry’s quarterly earnings call today, CEO John Chen announced that the next device to hit the market will be the BlackBerry Passport, formerly known as Windermere. The targeted release date for the Passport is set for September and it’ll come in both black and white. As for the overall design, Chen stated that “when you first see


BlackBerry Bold 9900 is now available for sale via ShopBlackBerry

The BlackBerry Bold 9900 was truly an iconic BlackBerry smartphone when it was officially released back in 2011. This came with the classic BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard and a premium design with the chrome accents. Since its launch, BlackBerry has shed OS 7 in favour of BlackBerry 10 and released several new smartphones. However, to give