T-Mobile CEO John Legere thinks BlackBerry is ready for a comeback

CNET's Roger Cheng with T-Mobile CEO John Legere.

After trading barbs with its rookie CEO last year, outspoken T-Mobile boss John Legere is suddenly warming to BlackBerry. In a word association exercise with CNET’s Roger Cheng recently, Legere broke the rules of the game when asked to associate one word with the term “BlackBerry”. “On a comeback,” said Legere. The sentiment is a […]

BlackBerry director of security up for title of “Canada’s Smartest Person”


An executive with Canadian device maker BlackBerry has a chance to take home the title of “Canada’s smartest person.” Alex Manea, BlackBerry’s director of security, is one of seven people who will compete in the two-hour finale of the CBC Program Canada’s Smartest Person on Sunday. Canada’s Smartest Person is a reality series that debuted […]

BlackBerry peddles PRIV in new YouTube video, but some aren’t buying it


BlackBerry yesterday posted a walk-through of the features of the PRIV, the company’s first Android phone, and the device that some may think could be the last the company ever makes. The PRIV features a slide-out physical keyboard plus a virtual keyboard with the company’s “flick-to-type” feature, a screen that is curved on both sides, […]

BlackBerry says Priv fixes Android’s rampant security issues

BlackBerry CEO John Chen with reporters Ina Fried and Walter Mossberg at the Code/Mobile conference at the The Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California last week.

Your Android device is probably really, really bad at protecting your privacy, says BlackBerry. But have no fear, the Waterloo-based company says its new Priv device fixes the issue. BlackBerry’s David Kleidermacher, writing for the company’s blog Friday, cited a recent study from researchers at Cambridge University that found almost nine out of 10 Android […]

BlackBerry CEO Chen’s “unorthodox” approach is actually working, says Cormark

Chen: "I can assure you, for me, it's not a religion. It's business."

Despite Q2 numbers that missed his and the street’s expectations, Cormark analyst Richard Tse says he is still bullish about BlackBerry’s prospects, albeit slightly less so. On Friday, BlackBerry reported its second quarter, 2016 results. The company posted a Non-GAAP loss of $66-million, or 13 cents a share on revenue of $490 million, down sharply […]

BlackBerry will likely announce more restructuring tomorrow, says Cormark


The move from hardware to software has not been an easy one for BlackBerry (TSX:BB, Nasdaq:BBRY), and the company will likely announce more restructuring related to its recent acquisition of Good Technologies with tomorrow’s second quarter results, says Cormark analyst Richard Tse. Earlier this month, BlackBerry announced the acquisition of security player Good Technology for […]

Apple’s Force Touch is Already Patented by BlackBerry


With the upcoming release of Apple’s iPhone 6S Plus, there is high speculation that the next generation iPhone may include a “Force Touch” feature, similar to the touchpad on Apple’s Macbook devices. Force Touch would provide iPhone users a haptic feedback, adding another dimension to the user experience. Of course, the combination of fully-integrated touch […]

BlackBerry’s AtHoc wins TSA contract to secure more than 200 airports


California-based crisis communication company AtHoc, which BlackBerry announced it would acquire this past summer, has won an award with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), a part of the Department of Homeland Security. The TSA has been using an Alert Warning System based on AtHoc since 2011. The system has been used to provide crisis […]