The RCMP has had access to BlackBerry’s global encryption key for six years

It looks like while the U.S. continues its national debate over privacy versus security in the form of the Apple-FBI dispute, Canadian police have been quietly accessing Canadian phones for years without resistance. Motherboard reports that the

Published on: April 14th, 2016 Dave Yin

BlackBerry launches IoT/wearables solutions at CES

When BlackBerry Ltd. was in its downfall it still had an ace up its sleeve in a powerful internal cloud that the company had built back in its heyday. Today that cloud called

Published on: January 7th, 2015 CDN Staff

Four major takeaways from the BlackBerry Classic Launch event

Preorders have started to ship for the highly anticipated BlackBerry Classic - a device that the Waterloo, Ont.-based company hopes will help it break even by the end of fiscal year 2015 -

Published on: December 17th, 2014 Dave Yin

BlackBerry boosts messaging security with BBM Protected

BlackBerry Ltd. is enhancing the security of its messaging service with the launch on Monday of its new BBM Protected solution designed to provide end-to-end encryption for a message from the time it is

Published on: June 16th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

BlackBerry outlines its cloud computing strategy

TORONTO – Seemingly right under the collective noses of BlackBerry leadership was a powerful internal cloud the company built several years’ ago. John Sims, the president of Global Enterprise Services for Waterloo, Ont.-based

Published on: May 8th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

BlackBerry has four plans to make money off BBM

BlackBerry Ltd. is unveiling four new plans to make some money from BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), its flagship instant messaging platform. And while it hasn’t settled on just one plan, it will be trying out

Published on: March 26th, 2014 Candice So

BlackBerry bringing BBM to Windows Phones and Nokia X

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) used to just be for BlackBerry smartphones. Then it came to the Apple iOS and Google Android platforms. And now, it’s coming to Windows. Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry announced

Published on: February 24th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Android and iPhone users get BBM Voice & Channels

BlackBerry users are about to get some company – BBM Voice and BBM Channels, previously only available on BlackBerry handsets, are coming to iOS and Android. BlackBerry launched BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) on the

Published on: February 13th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

BlackBerry gets new enterprise services boss, inks BBM deal with LG

Just ahead of its next quarterly earnings release on Friday, Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone company BlackBerry appointed a new executive to head its enterprise services businesses and announced a BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) deal with

Published on: December 18th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

BlackBerry looks to continue BBM momentum with BBM Channels

While turmoil may swirl in the upper ranks at Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry, the vendor’s BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) team has managed to snag some momentum, and it hopes to keep that momentum

Published on: November 26th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

BlackBerry looking at how to monetize 20 million new iOS, Android BBM users

The numbers are in and BlackBerry’s launch of its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service on Android and iOS platforms has proven popular with users. But for a company under the financial spotlight, the question

Published on: October 30th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Z30 – Finally something positive from BlackBerry

I scratch my head sometimes at the motives of BlackBerry. I analyze the news that comes out of the Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone vendor and wonder what are they trying to accomplish. Are they

Published on: September 19th, 2013 Paolo Del Nibletto