BlackBerry who? Engadget pines for device with futuristic features BlackBerry already has

Engadget's Lee: "What we need, then, is an equivalent universal inbox for messaging. No, not just for all your email and text messages. For everything. We need a smart inbox that'll sort messages by service, label them appropriately and will let you continue conversations within just one app."

It must be frustrating days for BlackBerry’s marketing team. The company’s new phones get hammered for features they don’t have (thousands of mostly pointless apps) and overlooked for those they do (flash enabled browser). But yesterday, a new article from a leading tech site, Engadget, probably has a few people scratching their heads in Waterloo. […]

BlackBerry takes aim at Apple’s spam problem

A spammer only needs to create a dummy email account, and then hack into the iMessage database to message anyone with your iMessage details (such as Apple ID or phone number)"

Since the launch of the iPhone, in 2007, the media has reported on breach after breach after breach of its security, which some claim is actually non-existent. This failing would seem to be a logical target for the Cupertino company’s rivals and indeed Canada’s BlackBrry has repeatedly looked to leverage its own security, which many […]

BlackBerry is currently issuing 77.5 new patents for every patent expiration

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With the announcement that Kodak’s former president will now lead Alcatel-Lucent’s patent monetization efforts, Envision IP analyzed ALU’s patent expiration and issuance activity versus its peers. This past week, Alcatel-Lucent announced that Laura Quatela, former President and co-COO of Kodak, has been appointed as ALU’s Executive Vice President of Intellectual Property. Given Kodak’s demise, and […]

BlackBerry lashes out at “out of date” criticism

BlackBerry says recent comments about its competitiveness in enterprise made by MobileIron CEO Bob Tinker are outdated.

BlackBerry’s PR efforts, which have in the past been accused of being aloof, has taken a feisty and personal turn with its new “BlackBerry Fact Check” blog. A post from yesterday entitled “BlackBerry Fact Check Asks Good and MobileIron CEOs: Are You Sure?” continued the company’s battle for the hearts and minds of enterprise clients […]

I wouldn’t sell BBM for $2-billion, says BlackBerry CEO Chen

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“Not good enough”. That’s the answer John Chen gave BNN’s Amber Kanwar this morning when asked if he would sell the company’s BlackBerry Messenger service if someone were to offer $2-billion for it. Kanwar was on site to speak with the BlackBerry boss following the company’s Q1, 2015 results this morning, which saw the it […]

Amazon deal means BlackBerry users finally get Netflix, Pinterest

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No more “App for Pinterest” or “Info for Netflix”. Until today, BlackBerry’s app offerings were decent, but didn’t rival Apple’s or Google’s. That resulted in some truly weird sounding attempts to fill in the blanks on apps the Waterloo-based company’s devices didn’t have. But that is set to change. This morning, BlackBerry announced a licensing […]

Could BlackBerry be big with zero U.S. sales?

The launch of a BlackBerry store in Indonesia. Many of the places the company has concentrated its recent efforts have high populations and relatively low penetration of smartphones.

The victories for Waterloo’s once-mighty BlackBerry now seem fewer and farther between. But if the smartphone game is a war, the company does have some defensible beachheads, and real potential to grow its territory. This week brought the revelation that BlackBerry is still strong on home ice. In Toronto, North America’s third largest city, BlackBerry […]