BlackBerry hands out its Passport

BlackBerry is finally putting its new Passport large screen smart phone into the hands of buyers, after months of pre-release publicity. Today's unveiling of the $700 device (without a contract. Telus has it at

Published on: September 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

BlackBerry acquisition lets cellphones have office, personal phone numbers

One of the problems CIOs face in crafting a wireless strategy is how to deal with employees using smart phones for corporate purposes. Should it supply the handset and pay the bills, should it

Published on: September 12th, 2014 Howard Solomon

How BES 10 works for me

There is still so much coverage these days about BlackBerry on a comeback trail, ready to take on the Apple iPhone and Android devices. There’s little doubt in my mind that BlackBerry will

Published on: August 25th, 2014 Chris Lau

A quick look at BlackBerry’s Passport

Coming back from New York two weeks ago, where I covered BlackBerry's announcement of the acquisition of Secusmart, I noticed a guy in the row ahead of me with an unfamiliar handset. Then

Published on: August 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

iPhone market share drops in Q2, BlackBerry up slightly

BlackBerry CEO John Chen's strategy might be showing a  little bit of traction. After three consecutive quarters of sequential decline, shipments BlackBerrys  rebounded slightly in Q2 of this year from the previous quarter, market research

Published on: August 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

BlackBerry layoffs are over, says Chen

Is the worst over for BlackBerry? After three years of layoffs it's too early to say. However, in an Aug. 1 memo to staff, CEO and chairman John Chen tried to reassure staff that

Published on: August 5th, 2014 Howard Solomon

BlackBerry adds WinPhone to BBM

BlackBerry's popular BBM messaging app is now available for Windows Phone 8 users. The app can be downloaded from the Windows Phone store and is designed around the WinPhone interface. It joins versions for

Published on: August 1st, 2014 Howard Solomon

BlackBerry to buy German anti-eavesdropping provider

NEW YORK – BlackBerry is buying a German provider of anti-eavesdropping technology to extend its security protection from data to voice. The company told reporters here this morning it is buying Secusmart, a

Published on: July 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

BES 10 now a hosted service

CIOs have another way of adding BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 to their arsenal of mobile management tools -- renting it. BlackBerry said today that service providers are now able to offer BES 10

Published on: July 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon