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Details about an eventual sale of BlackBerry are slowly but surely starting to pick up steam. Following a confirmation from the Waterloo-based company about it being open to seeking "strategic alternatives," The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that members of the board are "aiming to run a fa...

September 4th 2013 at 5:52pm 0 Comments
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BlackBerry may see BB10 as the future of the company, but it isn't breaking with the past quite yet. Thorsten Heins just told those at BlackBerry's annual shareholder meeting that there will be one BB7-based phone this year. While he didn't elaborate further, there's a good chance he's referring...

July 9th 2013 at 11:10am 0 Comments
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Speaking to The Australian Financial Review, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins is expectedly upbeat about BlackBerry OS and exceedingly negative towards the iPhone. Heins recognized Apple's contribution to the smartphone market, but said the company is falling behind. "Apple did a fantastic jo...

March 18th 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Squint and you'll find a few neat parallels between BlackBerry and Nokia. Both are fallen giants which are staking their livelihoods on a nascent OS, while the former is a Canadian run by a European, and vice-versa. The one point where the pair's philosophies differ, however, is on the low-end mar...

March 8th 2013 at 8:43am 0 Comments
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RIM CEO Thorsten Heins just announced that Research in Motion is no longer known as "RIM," and will be simply known as "BlackBerry" going forward. "We have reinvented the company, and we want to represent this in our brand," Heins said. The company's new tagline, as seen above, is "One brand. One...

January 30th 2013 at 10:26am 0 Comments