Tag: blackberry

  • The painful death of BlackBerry

    Shawn King wrote about the painful death of BlackBerry: The reasons why BlackBerry failed staying as the coolest communication devices aren’t exclusive to them. When one of the biggest phone companies plummets to oblivion, it’s worth analyzing. Check out the embedded video.

  • Watch Blackberry CEO demo the Blackberry Priv

    CEO John Chen fumbling through the product and making vague remarks on a product he should be very familiar with. And “obviously it runs Google”.

  • How the iPhone crippled BlackBerry

    WSJ reported on how the iPhone crippled BlackBerry. If the iPhone gained traction, RIM’s senior executives believed, it would be with consumers who cared more about YouTube and other Internet escapes than efficiency and security. RIM’s core business customers valued BlackBerry’s secure and efficient communication systems. Offering mobile access to broader Internet content, says Mr.…

  • BlackBerry wants iMessage

    Business Insider reported on BlackBerry’s CEO stating that iMessage should be allowed on BlackBerry. The CEO laid out his argument in a blog post on the BlackBerry website, 9to5mac notes. In it, Chen writes that it’s unfair for the government to tell big US telecommunications companies such as Time Warner, Verizon, and Comcas, that they…

  • Official BlackBerry Twitter account sends out tweet from an iPhone

    TUAW reported on BlacBerry’s official Twitter account tweeting from an iPhone. They were probably using the iPhone to take photos and post on Instagram.

  • BlackBerry: The Endgame

    Jean-Louis Gassé wrote about the decline of BlackBerry. In reality, RIM was much more than three years behind iOS (and, later, Android). Depending on whom we listen to, the 2007 iPhone didn’t just didn’t stand on a modern (if incomplete) OS, it stood on 3 to 5 years of development, of trial and error. BlackBerry…

  • BlackBerry and Dell not worried about Apple-IBM partnership

    iPhone in Canada reported on BlackBerry and Dell’s responses to the Apple-IBM partnership. BlackBerry CEO John Chen: I am not afraid of competing when I know I am more nimble. I never think [that] going alone is the right strategy. But we have a value add that no one else can do. John Swainson, head…

  • BlackBerry CEO on T-Mobile’s campaign to convert BlackBerry users to iPhone

    BlackBerry CEO John Chen responds to T-Mobile’s campaign. Is T-Mobile wrong to offer a better alternative for its customers? Definitely not. T-Mobile should be applauded for putting their customers first and not be afraid of ruffling the feathers of phone makers. Perhaps if BlackBerry put out new products, T-Mobile might actually have something to offer…

  • BlackBerry loves Jakarta, codenames a phone after it

    Tech in Asia writes about BlackBerry using the code name “Jakarta” for its new phone targeting the Indonesian market. What better way to woo customers from a country than by code-naming a phone after its capital? The phone better be a hit or BlackBerry will continue to see its market share slip away.

  • BlackBerry’s $4.4 billion net loss

    Mashable reports on BlackBerry’s $4.4 billion net loss in this quarter. BlackBerry’s revenue in the third quarter fell by more than 50% from the same period a year earlier. The company’s net loss for the quarter topped $4 billion due to restructuring costs and unsold devices. Yes, billion with a “b.” And it barely sold…