BlackBerry CEO urges U.S. Senate to pass driverless car legislation

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has signed a letter addressed to members of the U.S. Senate, urging them to pass legislation that will be game changing for self-driving cars. The bill in question is

Published on: July 24th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

BlackBerry and Samsung team up on new IoT solutions

Former mobile device giant BlackBerry Ltd. is extending its partnership with present mobile device giant Samsung Electronics Ltd. on a series of what the companies are calling "Enterprise of Things" solutions. According to

Published on: June 27th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry expects to tap into 100 more markets through new partnership

British smartphone and consumer electronics maker Bullitt Group is known for its durable products that are used by farmers, construction workers and outdoor enthusiasts, and after entering into an agreement with BlackBerry Ltd.,

Published on: June 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

BlackBerry’s bringing in more software and services revenue than ever, but still operating at a loss

BlackBerry Ltd. is still technically losing money, but bringing in more revenue than ever from software and services - and more importantly, its customers are sticking around. In its latest quarterly results, released

Published on: June 22nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry announces Key2 launch date

The newest BlackBerry-branded smartphone is coming to Canada in July. BlackBerry Ltd. announced Wednesday that the Key2, designed by Chinese smartphone maker TCL Communications, will be released in Canada on July 6, and

Published on: June 20th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

First look at BlackBerry Key2 smartphone – All Hands on Tech

The successor to TCL's flagship KeyOne smartphone, the Key2 is continuing the focus on a candybar design complete with a physical QWERTY keyboard. We get a close look at all the new bells

Published on: June 7th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Facebook removes trending news, Apple’s upcoming WWDC18, BlackBerry’s new Key2 smartphone

Facebook removes the trending news section from its homepage, plus a previous of Apple’s upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference and BlackBerry’s soon-to-be-released KeyTwo phone. First up from Facebook is a story about, well, Facebook.

Published on: June 4th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

BlackBerry sues again – this time it’s Snapchat for patent infringement

A month after suing Facebook, BlackBerry is going after Snapchat’s parent company Snap Inc. To make up for its decline in revenues since ditching the smartphone market, the Canadian tech company has been

Published on: April 4th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – BlackBerry exceeds expectations; US tech workers flee to Canada; Facebook rolls out new privacy controls

Spirits are high at BlackBerry, U.S. tech workers are moving to Canada according to a new report, and Facebook rolls out new privacy controls. BlackBerry’s ongoing emphasis on software and service sales is

Published on: March 29th, 2018 Alex Coop

BlackBerry relying on channel partners for new Microsoft mobile security solution

BlackBerry Ltd., is no stranger to strategic partnerships, and its latest hopes to secure enterprises using mobile Microsoft applications. The Waterloo, Ont.-based company has teamed up with Microsoft to launch BlackBerry Enterprise Bridge,

Published on: March 20th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

CDN’s #2 Newsmaker of the Year – John Chen

BlackBerry turned the corner of a historic comeback in 2017 after many people wrote off the company for selling its mobile device brand to Chinese phone manufacturer TCL at the end of 2016. Leading the

Published on: March 19th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

BlackBerry extends John Chen’s contract to 2023

BlackBerry Ltd. is betting on CEO John Chen for the long run. The two announced an agreement to extend Chen’s leadership of BlackBerry through November 2023, the company announced today. BlackBerry has “tremendous”

Published on: March 15th, 2018 Alex Coop

Swiss consumer electronics maker to embed BlackBerry security into IoT products thanks to new licensing deal

BlackBerry may have stopped manufacturing hardware products like mobile phones, but it’s far from taking a step back in the technology industry. Instead, the Canadian company has set its sights on cybersecurity and

Published on: March 7th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

BlackBerry sues Facebook, alleges copyright infringement of BlackBerry Messenger

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry Ltd. filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook Inc. on Tuesday, alleging that the social media giant's WhatsApp and Instagram apps had copied features and technology from BlackBerry Messenger. "Defendants

Published on: March 6th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood