BlackBerry CEO John Chen pitches new Classic phone to loyal users

The BlackBerry Classic is rumoured to have a physical keyboard and trackpad, a 3.46-inch display with a 720 x 720 resolution, a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus chip, 16GB of built-in storage, 2GB of RAM, and a a microSD card slot good for a 128GB boost.

The phone that many loyal BlackBerry users wanted all along is coming, and the company’s boss wrote a letter to them today about it. “It’s tempting in a rapidly changing, rapidly growing mobile market to change for the sake of change – to mimic what’s trendy and match the industry-standard, kitchen-sink approach of trying to […]

BlackBerry spikes on Lenovo takeout rumour

Founded in 1984, the publicly traded Lenovo recently posted fiscal 2014 revenue of (US) $38.7-billion.

Shares of BlackBerry are up today after an unconfirmed report from Benzinga.com suggested that Chinese hardware player Lenovo would make a bid for the Canadian device maker. “A source familiar with the matter, has told Benzinga that China’s Lenovo Group Limited could make an offer to acquire Canadian mobile communications company, BlackBerry Ltd as early […]

I laughed when I first saw the BlackBerry Passport, says reviewer

IB Times writer Anthony Cuthbertson says the BlackBerry Passport may be the device that lures back those who have strayed from BlackBerry's fold.

The unorthodox BlackBerry Passport is garnering some genuinely positive reviews, even from those who were at first a little weirded out by the form factor. “I laughed when I first saw the BlackBerry Passport,” said IB Times columnist Anthony Cuthbertson recently. “…but after a few days with the device I’ve actually warmed to it.” Cuthbertson […]

BlackBerry touts celebrity adoption of Passport

Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic and his BlackBerry Passport.

Since the introduction of the iPhone, in 2007, BlackBerry sales have fallen to the point where the company has become a niche player in the global smartphone market. But you might have a hard time convincing the paparazzi of that fact. One stronghold the Canadian company enjoys is use among celebrities, who perhaps want to […]

BlackBerry responds to Apple Pay by enhancing BBM mobile payments

Perhaps sensing an opportunity from Apple's recent security gaffes, BlackBerry today unveiled a series of new initiatives designed to enhance the mobile payment capabilities for BlackBerry Messenger users.

Are Apple’s security woes an opening for BlackBerry? While Apple maintains the hacking scandal that resulted in nude pics of celebrities including Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence had nothing to do with the security of its iCloud platform, the event could not have been more ill-timed. Days later, the tech giant unveiled a new mobile […]

BlackBerry shares rise on Movirtu acquisition

London-based Movirtu enables multiple phone numbers to be active from one device.

Shares of BlackBerry (TSX:BB) are up today after the company announced it had acquired Movirtu, an English company that enables multiple phone numbers to be active from one device. The company, which was founded in 2008, says its solution solves the problem of ownership in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) world by assigning a […]