How big will smart phones get?

A lot of digital ink has been spread reacting to the size of BlackBerry's upcoming Passport handset, with its 4.5-in. square screen. Judging by photos, that could make for an awkward-looking device. Certainly it

Published on: June 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

More layoffs at BlackBerry

It didn't take long for the other shoe to drop after BlackBerry came to a deal last week with the Amazon Appstore to offer 200,000 consumer apps on the company's smart phones when BB

Published on: June 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

BlackBerry shows improvement

Operations are improving over at BlackBerry. The mobile device management (MDM) leader reported higher cash levels, stronger profitability, and lower expenses in its first quarter ended May 31. Enterprises no longer need to

Published on: June 20th, 2014 Chris Lau

BlackBerry posts another loss, but not as much as expected

BlackBerry CEO John Chen believes the Canadian company is on sounder footing, but numbers released today show it’s still struggling but making progress. Revenue for the quarter ending May 31 was $966 million

Published on: June 19th, 2014 Howard Solomon

BlackBerry’s BBM Protected now live

BlackBerry's effort to expand and monetize its well-known security reputation to text messaging launches today. The company announced that BBM Protected, the first solution in its eBBM Suite for secure enterprise-class messaging, is

Published on: June 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon

BlackBerry to supply platform for Canadian payment provider

BlackBerry Ltd. continues to expand the way the can leverage its secure global network . The company said Thursday it has struck a three year agreement with mobile payments provider EnStream LP to provide a secure

Published on: June 12th, 2014 Howard Solomon

BlackBerry phones outsell iPhones…in Toronto

Torontonians love their BlackBerry phones. In a report that tracked the number of mobile phones sold in the United States and Canada during the last six months iQmetrix, provider of retail management software

Published on: June 11th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

BlackBerry CEO more optimistic

Things are looking up at BlackBerry, according to CEO John Chen. At a conference in California on Wednesday he put the odds of survival of the company at 80 per cent, up from

Published on: May 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Rogers re-engineers with new customer service strategy

Rogers Communications Inc. last week unveiled a multi-year plan to work on improving the company’s less-than-stellar reputation for customer service, while building its revenue and cash flow vis-a-vis its competitors. Rogers says the

Published on: May 26th, 2014 Andrew Brooks