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BlackBerry Boss Hints at Hardware Exit Unless the Money Starts Coming in

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has hinted that the company may exit the handset business unless there's a dramatic turnaround in the near future, saying: "If I cannot make money on handsets, I will not be in the handset business." Read More >>

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BlackBerry on a "Sounder Financial Footing" Despite Enormous £3.5bn Loss

BlackBerry boss John Chen was surprisingly upbeat while revealing his company managed to lose £3.5bn last year, claiming that the most recent quarter was actually a little better than expected -- and hinting that bringing BBM to the desktop may be the next disaster-aversion therapy to come. Read More >>

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BlackBerry Death Rattle: We're Bringing Back the Bold

In a move that is equal parts admirable and bleak (but mostly bleak), BlackBerry has chosen to valiantly fight the imminent march of time. Instead of trying to build the next Big Thing, the company is going back to what it know works best: 2011, specifically. Say hello to the Bold. Again. Read More >>

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BlackBerry Can't Stop Rubbishing Rivals, This Time Calling iPhone Users "Wall Huggers"

Wall huggers? What kind of rubbish insult is that? It's the new disparaging method BB CEO John Chen uses to slag off iPhone users, due to the fact they're always searching for unguarded plug sockets when out and about to charge up Apple's paltry batteries. The inference being BlackBerrys have better batteries. Shame they are worse at everything else, though, John. [Berry Review] Read More >>

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At Least BlackBerry Has Enough Sense Not to be Looking at Wearable Tech

There's one hardware company out there that's not thinking about cobbling together a crappy smartwatch -- BlackBerry. Current CEO John Chen issued a pretty firm "no" when asked of any movement in the wearables market, saying there are currently no plans to created any sort of black leather BB business watch. [Engadget] Read More >>

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"Classic" QWERTY BlackBerry Q20 and Z3 Remind Us BB's Still Going

Despite its many financial struggles, BlackBerry has managed to join in with the fun at Mobile World Congress this week, revealing two now models -- the QWERTY Q20 for old-school fans and the new all-touch Z3 for emerging markets. Read More >>

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BBOS 10.2.1 Out Now, With Enhanced Android App Compatibility

Version 10.2.1 of the BB10 OS is now live, with quite a few changes onboard, like a refreshed dialler and new pinch-zoom integration and group messaging. But most interesting of the lot is a new Android runtime that streamlines and simplifies installation of Google apps on BB10. Read More >>

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Windows Phone Now Has 10 Per Cent Market Share in the UK

...And 10 per cent market share across Europe too. That's double compared to this time last year. Slow and steady wins the race? Hmm. Meanwhile, Apple's iOS share dropped slightly and BlackBerry's continues to slide. Android share continues to grow comfortably. Check out the full chart after the break (click to expand), and a detailed run-down of the numbers at the source. [Kantar] Read More >>

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More BlackBerry Woes as it Cancels Two Phones and Annual Conference

Things really are not going well for BlackBerry, and despite claims that it's not going to die just yet - things are looking ever worse now with for the company as it scraps plans left right and centre. Read More >>

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Lack of Beleibers at BlackBerry Cost Company Bargain Justin Bieber Deal

The rise and fall of the BlackBerry brand is examined in depth this week in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and offers plenty of insight into the see-sawing fortunes of the company. One surprising anecdote? The company once turned down a super-cheap offer to work with an up-and-coming teen star: one Justin Bieber. Read More >>

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"It's Just a Scratch" Claims BlackBerry CEO in Open Letter to Business World

BlackBerry's interim CEO John Chen has gone down the open letter road to get his message across, claiming the business is no longer for sale and that the original deal with Fairfax is how it's going to be from now on -- and its future is safe. So don't all switch to iPhone in a panic. Read More >>

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The Pentagon Has a Contingency Plan if BlackBerry Goes Belly-Up

While half the technologically-savvy world has moved on to the greener pastures of Android and iOS, the Pentagon's forces still rely on BlackBerry handsets. And if the Canadian smartphone manufacturer goes under, BlackBerry's decline could become an unlikely issue of US national security. Read More >>

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Can the Android Google Play Store Save BlackBerry?

I think at this point we can pretty safely say that BlackBerry's BB 10 relaunch was a bit of a disaster for the once-mighty Canadian smartphone makers. I mean, you don't give your CEO the boot for nothing right? And it now seems the company is ready to fully capitulate to its Android rival. Read More >>

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