Iconic BlackBerry Physical Keyboards Will Live On

During the earnings call, John Chen announced - to some people’s shock, or expectations or others’ sadness – that the BlackBerry Hardware division would be shutting down. This move was made by the sheer fact that John Chen was unfortunately unable to make the division profitable and he had set a timeframe in which he had to make a decision on its ill fate.

BlackBerry’s plan here out will be to develop their software for devices and then license it out to phone OEMs for their ...

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BlackBerry 10.3.3 In Final NIAP Certifications

The BlackBerry 10.3.3 update is in its final stretch of certification, and while we haven't heard much official in months, BlackBerry finally touched on the subject today:

"We are in the final stages of NIAP security certification for our latest BB10 release, 10.3.3. We are grateful for our devoted BB10 customers, and continue to support the platform." says Eric Lai of Inside BlackBerry Blogs.


Hopefully, that means we'll see the update roll out early October. Keep in mind, that ...

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Q2FY2017 Results

This quarter I am carrying on with the format which I started with for Q3FY2016.  Below is a table outlining the main highlights of the Earnings Report along with the comparisons between last quarter and Q2FY2016. Following the table, you will see my Bullish (good points) and Bearish (bad points) to the report. Additionally, keep in mind I am using Non-GAAP numbers, mainly because those are the ones which BlackBerry focuses on. Finally, there were a number of announcements during the earning call which ...

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Wallpaper Wednesday

Welcome to another Wallpaper Wednesday!

Each week, we'll bring you cool and popular wallpapers for all your BlackBerry devices. If you're a graphic artist, or photographer and would like your wallpaper shared - shoot us an email!

Here's how to download and install:

  • Find the proper device / resolution wallpaper for your device
  • Click the Download link
  • Touch and hold on the image, selecting Save Image, or select Download in the top right corner
  • Once downloaded, select the image in your downloads folder which should ...
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Q2FY2017 Preview

Tomorrow comes another day which investors, media and BlackBerry enthusiasts have been awaiting. The Q2FY20117 earnings call is set to be announced tomorrow morning where John Chen will release the company’s earnings and other various important information.  

So far this quarter has been steady for the company in announcements and lack of bad/terrible news. However, the street is expecting BBRY to have a EPS of -$0.05 which is better than the -$0.13 from last year. Additionally, they expect the revenue to ...

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ICYMI: John Chen at the Empire Club

Today John Chen took to the stage to speak at the Empire Club, and a couple of critical things came out today.

First off, “We have made investment over a billion-plus, all in software, all in security, and now we need to execute it.” This has been the vision in which John Chen has had for the company since he took over. As for “now we need to execute it” that makes things even more interesting. It’s been evident to everyone that BlackBerry ...

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BlackBerry Argon Hits FCC and WiFi Alliance

If the leaked specs of the Argon or now known as DTEK60 was not enough to get you excited, then we have some more news for you.  Today it was noted that the BlackBerry Argon BBA100-1 and BBA100-2 passed through both the FCC and the WiFi Alliance.

From those sites, the specs for the Argon are:

5.5" diagonal, 534 PPI, 2560 x 1440 Quad HD resolution
All-touch screen, with intuitive gesture based navigation
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit Quad-Core (MSM8996 with 64 bit Quad-Core ...

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BlackBerry and Caravan sign Radar Deal

BlackBerry Radar is finally beginning to make some traction in the transportation industry. Announced today, BlackBerry and Caravan Group have agreed to a contract where BlackBerry will install 500 units on trailers. Unfortunately, the companies did not release how much the deal is worth. However, Caravan had this as part of their statement:

"Running a fleet of 'Smart Trailers' has been a vision of ours for a while, but it wasn't until we met with BlackBerry did we think it could come to fruition ...

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