New data shows BlackBerry brand rising, Apple falling

While its stock may be on shaky ground again, new data shows that the BlackBerry brand is undergoing a serious revival.

A headline yesterday in Canada was more akin to the tone of those we were used to seeing before the launch of BlackBerry 10, on January 30th. “BlackBerry shares fall 8 per cent as hype over smartphone launch wears off” was the title of a piece by The Canadian Press’s David Friend, which quoted research [...]

Trolls At the Gate: Why Thorsten Heins Is Right to Complain About Patent Legislation

Thorsten Heins: “This past year our sector spent almost $30-billion in courtrooms – particularly U.S. courtrooms – defending cases against non-practising entities – or ‘patent trolls’ – who produce nothing.”

At a time when you’d think BlackBerry would be in full grip-and-grin sales mode, Thorsten Heins took a moment during an address to the Empire Club of Canada to dump battery acid on a particularly troublesome nuisance. “This past year our sector spent almost $30-billion in courtrooms – particularly U.S. courtrooms – defending cases against [...]

Here’s how BlackBerry could sell 40-million units this year

If BlackBerry is to make real waves with their new BlackBerry 10 platform, the Waterloo company will have to have some success beyond a basic upgrade cycle. In a research update to clients Byron Capital analyst Tom Astle broke down where those sales might come from.

Byron Capital analyst Tom Astle attended the BlackBerry 10 launch in New York last week, and has now ditched his iPhone, at least temporarily, for the new Z-10. Astle says he was a loyal BlackBerry user until 2010, when he made the switch to the Apple because, he says, he “really wanted a 21st century [...]

Byron Capital says BlackBerry weakness is a buying opportunity

Byron Capital's Tom Astle attended the much anticipated BlackBery 10 launch in New York Wednesday. What he saw, he says, was a "well-executed, well-attended" launch. He says investors should use an overreaction about the US availability of the devices as a buying opportunity, though he has become slightly more cautious on the market uptake rate.

“Buy on rumour, sell on news”. It looks like the old trader adage played out as expected this week for Research in Motion, which we’ll hopefully remember to call “BlackBerry” by Monday, when the company will have new ticker symbols. Byron Capital’s Tom Astle attended the much anticipated BlackBerry 10 debut in New York Wednesday. [...]

BlackBerry 10 Launch Video: Stock Down, Optimism Up

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The much anticipated BlackBerry 10 launch happened at various places around the world today, but all eyes were on New York. The day was not without some surprises; RIM announced it was changing its name to BlackBerry, Alicia Keys was named Official Creative Director (a move that was met with some puzzled expressions), and RIM’s [...]

CGI Group passes BlackBerry as Canada’s most valuable tech (again)

Get offa my cloud. CGI Group leapfrogged RIM once again today in the race to Canada's most valuable tech stock.

It seems everyone showed up for RIM’s big party except for Mr. Market. On a day when the company revealed new devices that wowed the New York Times and impressed The Wall Street Journal’s Walter Mossberg, shares of the freshly minted BlackBerry (whose ticker symbol will, on Monday, change to BBRY on Nasdaq and BB [...]

Here’s why Research in Motion changed its name to BlackBerry

One of the real surprises from today's BlackBerry 10 launch was the name change from Research in Motion to BlackBerry. CMO Frank Boulben explains why the company did this in a video below.

One of the real surprises out of today’s BlackBerry 10 launch was that Research in Motion has changed its name to BlackBerry. Starting on Monday, the stock will begin trading under the symbol “BBRY” on the Nasdaq, and “BB” on the TSX. The company has just posted a video interview with Chief Marketing Officer Frank [...]

New York Times praises BlackBerry 10 as “ingenious”, and “mind-blowing”

New York Times tech writer David Pogue: "BlackBerry’s Hail Mary pass, its bet-the-farm phone, is finally here. It’s the BlackBerry Z10, and guess what? It’s lovely, fast and efficient, bristling with fresh, useful ideas.

“I’m sorry. I was wrong.” Those are the first words of New York Times technology writer David Pogue’s article on the BlackBerry 10 penned today, called “The BlackBerry, Rebuilt, Lives to Fight Another Day”. Pogue says he was wrong when he told someone recently that BlackBerry was doomed. His review of the new devices is [...]

Video: BlackBerry demonstrates the Q10 (the one with the physical keypad)

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The phone many longtime BlackBerry users were waiting for was unveiled today. The BlackBerry Q10 merges the physical keypad RIM is known for with the BlackBerry 10 Operating System. At this moment, the most noteworthy news item floating around about this device is its launch date; BlackBerry says the device won’t be available until April. [...]

BlackBerry shows off BBM Video Chat in this video

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OK, so BlackBerry 10, after some uncertainty, will have Skype. But what about BBM, the only feature RIM has had in the past few years that could be described a massive hit? In this case, the rumours were dead on; BlackBerry Messenger will be video chat enabled for BlackBerry 10 devices. In the video below, [...]