BlackBerry Android device coming later this year?

BlackBerry logo on F1 car

Could BlackBerry be considering ditching its BlackBerry10 operating system? It may not be quite ready to do so but it appears that it is at least thinking of offering devices with another operating system. Reuters today reported that BlackBerry could release a smartphone powered by Android as early as later this year. This would be quite an about-face for the company that has steadfastly […]

More BlackBerry layoffs in device business

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BlackBerry announced last August that it had completed its latest restructuring effort and was now looking at “modest” increases in headcount going forward. While some areas of the company’s business may have indeed benefited from new hirings, at least one is again undergoing restructuring. BlackBerry confirmed on Friday that an undisclosed number of employees have been laid off from its […]

BlackBerry acquisition rumours resurface with multiple interested parties

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Rumours suggesting that BlackBerry would be acquired are nothing new. They have surfaced a number of times over the past few years, particularly as the company struggled to turn its fortunes around as device sales floundered. They quieted down as the company has been steadily turning things around but have now resurfaced with a number of parties once again reportedly […]

MWC 2015: BlackBerry adds Android Wear support to BBM

BlackBerry BBM

BlackBerry today announced new updates for its BBM for Android, iOS and BlackBerry 10 messaging platform. Among the new features is support for Android Wear smartwatches. “This update gives users even more control over the BBM experience by adding new personalization and privacy options.” said Herman Li, SVP BBM Software Development. “By tailoring the update to take advantage of platform […]

Samung looking to acquire BlackBerry for US$7.5 billion (Updated)


Rumours that Samsung wants to acquire BlackBerry have resurfaced once more. According to Reuters, the South Korean company recently approached BlackBerry to discuss a potential acquisition. It is willing to spend as much as US$7.5 billion to acquire the Canadian company primarily for its patent portfolio. This translates to a premium of up to 60% over BlackBerry’s current trading price […]

CES 2015: BBM for Android Wear coming to smartwatches

BlackBerry BBM

From its beginnings as a BlackBerry-only instant messaging platform, BlackBerry’s BBM platform has now extended its reach to a wide range of mobile devices including ones powered by Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Next up for BBM will be wearables. At CES 2015, BlackBerry today announced that BBM is making its way to Android Wear smartwatches. “BlackBerry is committed to […]

BlackBerry readying all-touch BlackBerry Z20 mid-range smartphone?

Rumoured BlackBerry Z20

We first heard about the BlackBerry Z20 back in August. Details were slim but the new smartphone was identified as the replacement for the aging BlackBerry Z10. New details including images have now emerged about this new mid-range smartphone codenamed BlackBerry Rio. According to documents obtained by N4BB, the BlackBerry Z20 will indeed replace the Z10. According to early marketing […]