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...

June 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon


BlackBerry trying four ways to cash in on BBM

BlackBerry Ltd. has four new plans to make some money from BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), its flagship instant messaging platform. And while...

March 25th, 2014 Candice So


WhatsApp voice will face many entrenched alternatives

Most readers would agree that shock and awe are appropriate reactions to the US$19 billion Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp. The good...

March 4th, 2014 Chris Lau


Will WhatsApp deal push BlackBerry BBM?

Around the time Industry Canada was announcing that Canadian cellular carriers had agreed to give it over $5 billion for...

February 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon


Ugly BlackBerry quarter expected: What enterprises need to know

BlackBerry is set to report quarterly results on December 20th, 2013. Everyone should expect the numbers to be very ugly....

December 16th, 2013 Chris Lau

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BBM finally launches for Android. (But does anyone still care?)

Okay, so remember about a month ago when our friends at BlackBerry were supposed to launch the BBM app for...

October 29th, 2013 Sean Carruthers


Android BBM delayed, Blackberry flayed

Waterloo-based Blackberry has had, to use a technical term, a really crappy week. After announcing a near $1 billion loss,...

September 23rd, 2013 Sean Carruthers

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Unsold phones could mean writedown for BlackBerry

Unsold smart phones amounting to nearly $1 billion could prompt BlackBerry Ltd. to declare a major writedown when the company...

September 20th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano