BlackBerry: Clearing Up Misconceptions About Our Executive Compensation

Local Waterloo Region newspapers re-ran an article from 2014 regarding BlackBerry CEO John Chen as the highest paid CEO in Canada for that year.

Of course, this wasn't really news and even BlackBerryCentral reposted the information to our readers.

BlackBerry has taken the lead by writing a post defending executive compensation, which should hopefully please shareholders and consumers alike:

In a study published on January 4, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) reported that John Chen was the highest-paid CEO in Canada two ...

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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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BlackBerry PRIV Coming to Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon (and Available Now on Vodafone UK)

Another announcement coming out of CES 2016 is more BlackBerry Priv availability. Starting today, UK folks can scoop up the Priv from Vodafone for Personal or Business lines:

Vodafone UK (Personal)

Vodafone UK (Business)

Here's what BlackBerry has to say:

We’ve got some great news for you today, straight from the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. It concerns PRIV. First off, it’s available today on a new carrier, Vodafone UK.

Moreover, PRIV is coming very soon to three new carriers in North America: Verizon, T-Mobile ...

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John Chen: "I Think We're Close" To Making Money On Phones

CES 2016 has been nothing short of amazing for BlackBerry. From QNX announcements, to updates on Marshmallow for the BlackBerry Priv - things have been looking in the right direction for the company. Aside from Ron Louks, Chen has been making some statements that should get lotyal fans excited for 2016:

"I personally believe we can actually make money on devices, and I think we're close," | "There’s a reasonable shot of getting to 5 million units,” Chen says.

"At CES 2016, BlackBerry CEO ...

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BlackBerry & Sharecare Partnering To Accelerate Consumer-Driven Healthcare

Consumer driven health care has been making ground for years, and BlackBerry has long been in the health care field with their QNX technologies. Showing that dedication, they've teamed up with Sharecare ( "Founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Jeff Arnold as a home for your health. Just like you have social, professional, and creative profiles online, we believe an online health profile is the most important." ) to integrate Sharecare's proprietary fractal voice analysis into BlackBerry's secure messaging to increase consumer self-awareness, reduce ...

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Rumour Roundup

Welcome to BlackBerryCentral's Rumour Roundup!

Each Tuesday, we'll bring you the most interesting rumours in the BlackBerry community and let you know if there's any real supporting evidence. Devices, OS's, and more hot topics - it's your one-stop post to get the latest rumours.


New BlackBerry Handsets To Debut At MWC 2016


Community Speculation, Twitter


This rumour is more or less a given, based on the Priv's announcement last year.

We've heard some internal rumours of ...

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Is Life "Good"?

When BlackBerry announced that it was purchasing Good Technology for $425M USD, some people thought that it was a match made in heaven. Both companies were struggling to bring in sufficient revenues and were direct competitors.  However, it appears to be more to the story as now more information is being released about these two companies before and after the deal which brought Good by BlackBerry.

First off, it is now known that BlackBerry scored an outstanding deal with $425M USD purchase of Good Technology ...

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John Chen Canada's Top Paid CEO in 2014

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives ranked 2008-2014 compensation levels for Canada’s highest paid CEOs, and one name that stand out on top is BlackBerry CEO John Chen.

According to the report, Chen ranked in more than $89.7 million in 2014 - 2% up from the previous top paid CEO; Onex Corp.'s Gerald Schwartz. Here's what the report summizes:

Chen is an outlier, making ten times as much as the average among his peers on this ranking: the average total compensation for a Top 100 CEO was $8 ...

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