Blackberry articles

BlackBerry co-founders may rescue ailing Canadian handset maker

BlackBerry co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin appear to be aligning themselves to try and pick up the pieces of the company they helped start years ago. A recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing suggests they might be interested in…

BlackBerry manufacturing partner Jabil evaluating exit strategy

The fallout from BlackBerry’s decision to go private isn’t limited to shareholders and company faithful. One of the company’s key manufacturing partners, Jabil, is now warning investors that they might lose BlackBerry as a customer. To say that it’d be…

BlackBerry postpones BBM for Android and iOS launch

This weekend was supposed to be a shining moment among the recent sea of negativity for BlackBerry. Looking past the job cuts and restructuring for a moment, BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS was scheduled to launch this past weekend…

BlackBerry launches 9720 smartphone with dated operating system

BlackBerry on Tuesday launched the 9720 smartphone running the Canadian handset maker’s outgoing BlackBerry 7 operating system. The new handset, best described as the evolution of the tried-and-true Curve line, includes throwback features like a trackpad and full QWERTY keyboard.…

BlackBerry exploring strategic alternatives, including possible sale

Canadian phone maker BlackBerry announced it has formed a special committee to examine strategic alternatives “to enhance value and increase scale in order to accelerate BlackBerry 10 deployment”. Specifically, the five-person committee, which includes BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins, will review…