Blackberry Announces Revenue Results for the Fourth Quarter of Ended March 2015
May 26 15
BlackBerry announced revenue results for the fourth quarter of ended March 2015. For the quarter, the company reported revenue 16.8% fall.
BlackBerry Limited Announces Availability of White Color Version of the BlackBerry Classic Smartphone in Saudi Arabia
May 25 15
BlackBerry Limited announced the availability of a white color version of the BlackBerry Classic smartphone in Saudi Arabia. The BlackBerry Classic upgrades the BlackBerry Bold 9900 experience with three times faster browser, 60% more screen space, 50% longer battery life, greater variety of applications through BlackBerry World storefront and the Amazon Appstore. Top features of the BlackBerry Classic that drive productivity, communications and collaboration include: BlackBerry Keyboard & Trackpad, BlackBerry Browser, Screen & Battery, Premium Design, Built to Last and BlackBerry 10 OS 10.3.1. The QWERTY keyboard has stood the test of time as the iconic BlackBerry feature that users know and trust. Crafted for optimal speed and accuracy, the BlackBerry Classic's QWERTY keyboard gives users the control and confidence to communicate quickly and clearly using one hand with a trackpad and classic navigation keys. The BlackBerry 10 web browser is amazingly fast and astoundingly beautiful. That's why HTML5TEST.com rates it amongst the top mobile browsers for web fidelity. Access to favorite online content as it was meant to be seen, faster than ever before and with unlimited browser tabs. The BlackBerry Classic offers a form factor optimized for power communicators with a 3.5-inch touch screen display, 294 dpi HD resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for greater durability. The BlackBerry Classic also offers a large battery capacity and battery optimization software. With up to 22 hours of battery power, one can be confident that BlackBerry Classic will be ready to deliver results when need it. The BlackBerry Classic is purpose built and built to last from the outer frame which is cut from a solid block of stainless steel, to the textured back for better grip. The BlackBerry Classic also includes premium components, including a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor, 2GB RAM, 16 GB of device storage (expandable by up to 128 GB via uSD), and a 2MP front- and 8MP rear-facing camera with enhanced optics and upgraded imaging sensors. The BlackBerry Classic comes preloaded with the BlackBerry 10.3.1 operating system, offering a fresh look that incorporates updated icons and an instant action bar so that each user's most commonly accessed functions are in the center of their screen. With this new operating system, users gain access to powerful features, which include: BlackBerry Blend, BlackBerry Assistant, Dual app storefronts. Dual app storefronts preloaded for access to a huge selection of apps for work and play: BlackBerry World, Amazon Appstore and BlackBerry Hub. BlackBerry World offers essential business and productivity apps for professionals looking to drive efficient communications and collaboration including Box, Evernote, Cisco WebEx Meetings and Documents to Go. Preloaded on BlackBerry Classic, discover and download popular Android apps and games through the Amazon Appstore including Candy Crush Saga, Pinterest, SoundCloud, Kindle and Amazon Shopping.
BlackBerry Cuts Jobs Globally
May 25 15
BlackBerry is cutting jobs at offices around the world as it brings together the different parts of its shrinking smartphone business. The cutbacks come as the company works to make its device unit profitable again.
Microsoft Reported Mulls Acquisitions Of BlackBerry
May 25 15
Microsoft Corporation (NasdaqGS:MSFT) is reportedly planning to acquire BlackBerry Limited (TSX:BB). As per sources, there are several tech companies interested in acquiring Blackberry. Out of Xiaomi Inc., Huawei Technology Co., Ltd. (SZSE:002502), Lenovo Group Limited (SEHK:992), and Microsoft Corporation, the last two firms have the highest chances of acquiring Blackberry given the fact that they have had some experience in making expensive acquisitions. According to market rumor, Microsoft intends on snaring Blackberry for the price of $7 billion.
BlackBerry Cuts Jobs in Devices Business
May 22 15
BlackBerry cut jobs in the devices side of its business as it moves into the next stage of its turnaround. The company announced the layoffs occurred because it is consolidating its device software, hardware and business applications business.