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 posts its earning next Friday, according to industry analysts. According to BlackBerry its

Published on: September 20th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Reports of BlackBerry layoffs dampen Z30 launch

Even as the media posted articles and photos of BlackBerry Ltd.’s Z30 smart phone yesterday, the impact of the already low-keyed launch of the Canadian device maker’s latest product was further diminished by

Published on: September 19th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Is a 64-bit smart phone war worth it?

A 64-bit smart phone clash between Apple Inc. and rival phone maker Samsung Electronics Co. may be underway, but will smart phone users care? A week after Apple unveiled its new iPhone 5S

Published on: September 16th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Tablet shipments to overtake PCs by year’s end: IDC

Over the last couple of years tablets have been taking bites at the PC market, but tablet shipments will surpass those of desktops and laptops by the fourth quarter of 2013, according to

Published on: September 12th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Will BlackBerry lobby Ottawa on takeover rules?

BlackBerry Ltd. is reported to have registered to meet with lawmakers in Ottawa to discuss the Investment Canada Act, which governs the rules regarding foreign ownership of Canadian companies. The federal lobbying register

Published on: September 11th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Apple shows off new iPhones

Apple Inc. today unveiled the latest iteration of its iPhone as well as a cheaper version of the smart phone designed for users in emerging markets that the American company hopes to wean

Published on: September 10th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

BlackBerry Z10 costs $154 to build?

The BlackBerry Z10 could cost as much as $154 per unit to build, according to estimates by UBM Techinsights of Ottawa which did a tear down of the handset recently. By comparison, Apple’s

Published on: February 21st, 2013

Microsoft erred in mobile strategy: Bill Gates

Bill Gates says he’s not satisfied with the pace of innovation at Microsoft Corp. and that the software company’s mobile strategy failed to secure a lead in the industry. “There’s a lot of

Published on: February 19th, 2013 IT World Canada Staff

Z10 breaks all previous BlackBerry launch sales

Strong sales of the BlackBerry Z10 in Canada and the United Kingdom has propelled the new smart phone to break previous launch-date sales of BlackBerry handsets, according to Thorsten Heins, CEO of the

Published on: February 7th, 2013