BlackBerry & TCL Communication Enter Software and Brand Licensing Deal

A couple of days ago, BlackBerry and TCL signed into a long-term software and brand licensing deal - an extension of their pre existing parnering on devices like the DTEK50 and DTEK60.

BlackBerry LTD. & TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited ("TCL Communication") announced they have entered into a long-term licensing agreement, providing acceleration to BlackBerry's transition into a security software and services company. Under the terms of the agreement, BlackBerry will license its security software and service suite, as well as related brand assets to ...

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BlackBerry At CES17: #TheNewBlackBerry

If you've been following along with news from BlackBerry on Social Media, you may have heard about Steve Cistulli, President & GM of TCL in Canada and the US.

His Tweets and other TCL execs have been using #TheNewBlackBerry to gear up for some exciting news early January at CES 2017. For example, Steve tweeted (and dropped a major hint) relating to a keyboard: 

Remington No. 2 of 1878  

The Remington No. 2, according to various sources, regards the Remington as the first ...

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Chen: Can Do Better Than 70% Profit Margin

Speaking with both BNN and Bloomberg, Chen was quick to assert his opinions on the Q3 earnings reports:

“I hope sometime next year we will do that [post total revenue growth].  I think the software growth is now fast enough that we’re starting to cover the [system access fee] decline.” - John Chen to Ambar Kanwar at BNN

"... A normal, growing software company could definitely do better than 70% [maintain a higher profit margin] -- it would take us a while, but it [BlackBerry] could ...

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Titanium Transportation Taps BlackBerry Radar

BlackBerry Radar is a cloud-based asset tracking system that aims at improving delivery times, reducing theft and lowering costs to logistics carriers.

Basically, a device is installed in a company vehicle with a secure cloud connection, enabling a company to know the vehicle’s location, if its doors are being opened or closed and inform personnel when a shipment is close to delivery among other features.

Today, Titanium Transportation (a leading asset-based transportation and logistics company serving CAN & USA) announced a plan to integrate BlackBerry Radar into its ...

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Q3FY2017 Results

Below is a table outlining the main highlights of the Earnings Report along with the comparisons between last quarter and Q3FY2016. 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, note that I have not found the quarter’s device sale numbers yet.  It just shows how little focus the company has on handsets these days.  If/when ...

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A Month with the DTEK60

It’s been just over a month now since I first received my DTEK60 and I wanted to wait awhile before giving you, our readers, my thoughts.  I did not want to this to be like other sites who just rush out a review without in depth use behind it. Now, I figure that I have used it enough to finally give my thoughts.  

First off, you should remind yourself of how I got to my decision on buying the DTEK60 in the first place ...

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How Durable: DTEK50 Put To The Test

Remember the YouTuber who first tested the Privs' durability, so far as to bend it in half? Well, he's back at it again in a new video, where he fully tests the first in BlackBerry's DTEK series of smartphones -- the DTEK50.

"Its time to test one of the newest phones from BlackBerry DTEK 50. Kind of a weird name, but a phone that definitely feels good coming out of the box. Will this android smartphone hold up to the standardized durability tests set ...

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BlackBerry to Announce Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results on Tuesday December 20th, 2016

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Dec. 6, 2016) - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) will be reporting results for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 on December 20, 2016. A conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-844-309-0607 or by logging on at http://ca.blackberry.com/company/investors/events.html.

A replay of the conference call will also be available at approximately 11 am ET by dialing 1-855-859-2056 or 1-404-537-3406 and entering Conference ID #18826550 ...

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