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How does that old song go? Everything old is new again? I'm reminded of it every time Samsung and BlackBerry get wrapped up in some will-they-won't-they acquisition intrigue like they did on Wednesday. In case you somehow missed all the fun, Reuters reported that Samsung offered a cool $7.5 billio...

January 16th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Smartphone makers were still reeling from the arrival of Apple's touchscreen-only iPhone when 2008 rolled around. Research in Motion (RIM), a mobile manufacturer best known for its BlackBerry line and QWERTY keyboard prowess, was at the top of its game and primed to jump into this emerging form fa...

May 4th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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In 2011, BlackBerry was rumored to be developing a media box to compete against the likes of Roku and Apple TV. While that device never made it to market, it looks like the company did manufacture some units, as proven by pictures posted on the CrackBerry forums. These photos were taken by user "i...

March 19th 2014 at 1:43am 0 Comments
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On September 19, BlackBerry Ltd. announced that it was going to cut up to 40 percent of its workforce "across all departments." Now comes word via the Financial Post that Apple was quick to set up a recruitment drive about 12 miles away from the company's headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario. In the...

October 10th 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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There were a number of reports last month that RIM/BlackBerry co-founder Mike Lazaridis was at least thinking about putting in a bid of his own for the company, and an SEC filing published today has now shed some more light on the matter. While an actual bid remains anything but a sure thing, the...

October 10th 2013 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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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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Whatever happens at boardroom level, BlackBerry's still gotta shift some smartphones, and now it's pushing one of its flagships over to Sprint. The BlackBerry Q10 will arrive on Big Yellow on August 30th with an asking price of $199.99 before tax -- confirming what we learned mid-way through July....

August 26th 2013 at 10:47am 0 Comments