I was reading Michelle Maisto's well-researched and well written story about how enterprises are slowly moving away from BlackBerry as the standard for secure mobile communications.
While I was doing this, I was waiting for the new BlackBerry Z30 GSM phone to restart—a process that was taking far longer than it should. This device which I'm reviewing for eWEEK should have been BlackBerry's tour de force.
BlackBerry has earned a “full operational capability” designation from the U.S. Defense Department for its BlackBerry 10 smartphones and enterprise service, the smartphone company said Thursday.
BlackBerry (TSX:BB) said the security certification will allow U.S. government employees to securely access email, data, apps and other department network resources using the company’s latest smartphones.
Blackberry's CEO John Chen has taken a verbal swipe at US mobile operator T-Mobile over its recent iPhone promotion, saying he is "outraged" by the "anti-Blackberry" campaign.
The promotion in question has seen T-Mobile US offer customers an iPhone 5S for $500, $150 less than its usual retail price, touting the saving as "a great offer for Blackberry customers". This didn't go down well with the Blackberry CEO, who on Wednesday wrote a blog post slamming T-Mobile for the promotion, which he blasted as "ill-conceived" and "inappropriate".
In 1984, Mike Lazaridis, an engineering student at the University of Waterloo, and Douglas Fregin, an engineering student at the University of Windsor, founded an electronics and computer science consulting company called Research In Motion, or RIM. For years the company tinkered in obscurity, until it focused on a breakthrough technology: an easy, secure, and effective device that allowed workers to send and receive e-mails while away from the office. They called it the BlackBerry.
Blackberry's new CEO John Chen took his first steps to overhaul the company on Monday by showing three executives the door.
Blackberry announced on Monday that that COO Kristian Tear and CMO Frank Boulben will leave the firm. CFO Brian Bidulka has been replaced by head of compliance James Yersh, but will stay on as a special advisor to the CEO for the remainder of the financial year.