CDN Top Newsmaker: BlackBerry’s John Chen

In 2016 we said good bye to the BlackBerry smartphone. Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry CEO John Chen made the historic decision to exit the hardware business and leave development of future smartphones to its

Published on: March 29th, 2017 CDN Staff

BlackBerry COO on the shift to the channel

TORONTO - The shift to enterprise software for BlackBerry has brought about an entirely new focus on the company's partners. Beard, who held executive positions at Oracle Corp., SAP division Sybase, and cloud call

Published on: March 24th, 2017 Alex Radu

BlackBerry COO on the company’s dive into the automotive industry

TORONTO - You might not know it, but chances are there is some sort of BlackBerry software in your vehicle. Beard, who held executive positions at Oracle Corp., SAP division Sybase, and cloud call centre firm

Published on: March 22nd, 2017 Alex Radu

BlackBerry COO on the company’s new direction with its hardware

TORONTO - BlackBerry COO Marty Beard doesn't want you to associate the BlackBerry brand with its phones anymore, but we couldn't help but ask him about BlackBerry hardware anyways. Beard, who held executive positions

Published on: March 20th, 2017 Alex Radu

Associate BlackBerry brand with security and ‘Enterprise of Things,’ not phones, COO says

Its partnership with Ford may have dominated recent headlines, but did you know BlackBerry is collaborating with 250 auto makers? Or that its software is now installed in 60 million cars? BlackBerry COO

Published on: March 17th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

CDN’s Top 25 Newsmakers #5-1

Published on: March 17th, 2017 CDN Staff


BlackBerry in Barcelona – KeyOne unveils keyboard design

The first BlackBerry device manufactured and designed by TCL was unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Saturday, and the KeyOne is clearly aiming its first effort clearly at the hearts of

Published on: February 26th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Top 25 Newsmakers featured in CDN Digital Edition

Each year since 2001, CDN’s editorial staff highlight the individuals who not only made major headlines throughout the year but whose impact is likely to be felt in the channel for years to

Published on: February 17th, 2017 CDN Staff

BlackBerry focus shifts to partners with BBM Enterprise SDK launch

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry Ltd. is opening up its BBM Enterprise cloud services to developers with a subscription-based software development kit (SDK), allowing them to tie-in the messaging capabilities to their own applications. The

Published on: February 7th, 2017 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry’s new autonomous car OS focuses on security

BlackBerry QNX is focusing on security with its newest operating system (OS) for connected and autonomous vehicles. At CES 2017 in Las Vegas this week, BlackBerry QNX launched its latest OS for the

Published on: January 6th, 2017 Alex Radu


There’s a market for used smartphones?

Don't be too quick to toss your old iPhone, Galaxy device or even BlackBerry smartphone away. Apparently there is a market for used smartphones. IDC forecasts that the market for used smartphones will

Published on: November 23rd, 2016 CDN Staff

BlackBerry DTEK60 launch shows BlackBerry hardware isn’t dead

BlackBerry is releasing its first smartphone since announcing it will no longer be designing and making its own smartphones, the Waterloo, Ont.-based firm confirmed on Tuesday. The BlackBerry DTEK60 is a sequel and step

Published on: October 25th, 2016 Brian Jackson