BlackBerry http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25343/all en Vodafone says some customers hit by Blackberry problems http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/vodafone-says-some-customers-hit-blackberry-problems <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Mobile operator Vodafone said on Friday some of its customers were not receiving emails via their Blackberry phones, and that it was working with the handset maker Research in Motion to rectify the problem.</p> <p>A spokeswoman for Blackberry said it was looking into the issue but did not have any details. Commentators on Twitter also reported problems with the handset.</p> <p>"We are aware that some BlackBerry customers are experiencing issues," Vodafone said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/vodafone-says-some-customers-hit-blackberry-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BlackBerry Economy of Canada Software Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:30:37 +0000 5733082 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-RIM faces its day of reckoning with BlackBerry 10 launch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/preview-rim-faces-its-day-reckoning-blackberry-10-launch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* RIM set to launch BlackBerry 10 devices on Jan. 30</p> <p>* New devices are big bet on reviving RIM's fortunes</p> <p>* Analysts see window of opportunity for BlackBerry 10</p> <p>* Impact of BB10 expected to take few quarters to emerge</p> <p>* Device garnered good reviews; RIM stock has surged</p> <p>By Euan Rocha</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/preview-rim-faces-its-day-reckoning-blackberry-10-launch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BlackBerry Smartphones Software Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:45:31 +0000 5741193 at http://www.globalpost.com BlackBerry says new phones won't be sold in Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/blackberry-says-new-phones-wont-be-sold-japan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The smartphone maker BlackBerry confirmed Friday that it has no immediate plans to sell its new handsets in Japan, but the company denied it was abandoning one of the world's most tech-savvy nations.</p> <p>Having fallen far behind Apple and lost ground to other smartphone makers such as Samsung, BlackBerry last week launched two new devices -- the Q10 and the Z10 -- in a very public bid to revive its fortunes and gain market share.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/blackberry-says-new-phones-wont-be-sold-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BlackBerry Blackberry Information appliances Smartphones AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 17:01:17 +0000 5750318 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-BlackBerry shares rally on AT&T launch, takeover hopes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/update-2-blackberry-shares-rally-att-launch-takeover-hopes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Lenovo CEO says may consider BlackBerry deal in the future</p> <p>* Analysts downplay odds of a Lenovo takeover of BlackBerry</p> <p>* AT&amp;T says BlackBerry Z10 to hit store shelves on March 22</p> <p>* Analyst sees margins moving higher with new device sales</p> <p>* BlackBerry shares close 14 percent higher on Nasdaq, TSX (Adds analyst comments; updates share price move)</p> <p>By Euan Rocha</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/update-2-blackberry-shares-rally-att-launch-takeover-hopes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BlackBerry Blackberry Computing Information appliances Software Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:01:28 +0000 5780034 at http://www.globalpost.com BlackBerry shares dive on reports of muted U.S. debut for Z10 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130322/blackberry-faces-crucial-test-us-launch-z10 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Euan Rocha</p> <p>TORONTO (Reuters) - Shares of BlackBerry fell nearly 8 percent on Friday after reports of a flat response to the launch of its new Z10 smartphone in the vitally important U.S. market.</p> <p>The well-reviewed device, whose success is essential if BlackBerry is to re-establish itself as a power in the smartphone industry, finally hit U.S. store shelves early on Friday, nearly two months after being formally unveiled.</p> <p>Several analysts and media reports found the debut lacklustre.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130322/blackberry-faces-crucial-test-us-launch-z10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BlackBerry Blackberry Computing Information appliances Smartphones Software Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:45:57 +0000 5791142 at http://www.globalpost.com New BlackBerry phone launched in US in key test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/new-blackberry-phone-launched-us-key-test-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The newest version of the BlackBerry smartphone went on sale in the United States on Friday in what is seen as a crucial test for the struggling tech firm.</p> <p>The BlackBerry Z10, the first phone using the new BlackBerry 10 platform, is being sold through T-Mobile, AT&amp;T and Verizon Wireless, and at US retailer Best Buy.</p> <p>The new platform is seen as the Canadian firm's last opportunity to regain ground in a market dominated by Google's Android and Apple's iOS operating systems.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/new-blackberry-phone-launched-us-key-test-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BlackBerry Blackberry Business Information appliances Smartphones AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 21:16:09 +0000 5791509 at http://www.globalpost.com BlackBerry shares drubbed, just days before key results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130325/blackberry-shares-slide-goldman-downgrade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO (Reuters) - Reports of a lacklustre launch of its pivotal new smartphone in the U.S. market cost BlackBerry an influential downgrade on its stock on Monday and a 4 percent drop in its share price, just days ahead of quarterly results that will offer the first concrete gauge of how its new phone is being received.</p> <p>The results, due on Thursday, will offer a glimpse of sales of the new Z10 device in Britain, Canada and several other markets, where it has been available for more than a month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130325/blackberry-shares-slide-goldman-downgrade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BlackBerry Blackberry Electronics Smartphones Software Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:00:16 +0000 5793186 at http://www.globalpost.com BlackBerry posts surprise profit, but subscribers slip http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130328/blackberry-reports-quarterly-profit-1-million-sales-new-z10 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Euan Rocha</p> <p>TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry reported a surprise quarterly profit on Thursday after shipping 1 million new Z10 smartphones, but the Canadian company still fell short of convincing markets that its turnaround plan is already a runaway success.</p> <p>BlackBerry shares were up 2.3 percent at midday on the Nasdaq, down from their 10 percent gain immediately after the results came out.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130328/blackberry-reports-quarterly-profit-1-million-sales-new-z10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BlackBerry Blackberry Business Computing Information appliances Smartphones Software Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:45:33 +0000 5796144 at http://www.globalpost.com BlackBerry posts profit in transition quarter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/blackberry-posts-profit-transition-quarter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BlackBerry eked out a small profit in a transition quarter for the Canadian smartphone maker in the midst of its launch of a make-or-break platform to challenge Apple and Android.</p> <p>The Waterloo, Ontario firm said profit in the fourth fiscal quarter ended March 2 was $98 million, compared with a loss of $125 million in the same period a year earlier.</p> <p>The results come with the company rolling out new smartphones based on the new BlackBerry 10 platform, seen as its best hope at regaining traction after suffering staggering losses in market share in recent years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/blackberry-posts-profit-transition-quarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BlackBerry Information appliances Smartphones AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:45:55 +0000 5796309 at http://www.globalpost.com BlackBerry shows signs of life in transition quarter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/blackberry-shows-signs-life-transition-quarter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Showing signs of fresh life, smartphone maker BlackBerry eked out a small profit in a transition quarter in the midst of its rollout of a make-or-break platform to challenge Apple and Android.</p> <p>The Waterloo, Ontario firm said Thursday that profit in the fourth fiscal quarter ended March 2 was $98 million, compared with a loss of $125 million in the same period a year earlier.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/blackberry-shows-signs-life-transition-quarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BlackBerry Smartphones Software AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:46:48 +0000 5796592 at http://www.globalpost.com BlackBerry tumbles as analysts rekindle turnaround doubts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/blackberry-tumbles-analysts-rekindle-turnaround-doubts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO (Reuters) - Shares of BlackBerry slipped about 8 percent on Thursday as analysts questioned whether the handset maker's turnaround plan would succeed in the brutally competitive smartphone market.</p> <p>Discounting of the Z10, its recent handset meant to take on the likes of Apple Inc's iPhone and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's Galaxy line, has also raised concerns, according to one trader.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/blackberry-tumbles-analysts-rekindle-turnaround-doubts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BlackBerry Smartphones Software Thomson Reuters Thu, 11 Apr 2013 18:45:53 +0000 5812031 at http://www.globalpost.com BlackBerry to ask regulators to probe report on returns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130412/blackberry-ask-regulators-probe-report-returns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Euan Rocha and Emily Flitter</p> <p>TORONTO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackBerry plans to ask securities regulators in Canada and the United States to probe what it said is a "false and misleading" report that consumer return rates for BlackBerry's new Z10 smartphone have been especially high.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130412/blackberry-ask-regulators-probe-report-returns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BlackBerry Business Labor Law Smartphones Software Thomson Reuters Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:00:26 +0000 5813027 at http://www.globalpost.com BlackBerry says report of high return rate 'false' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/blackberry-says-report-high-return-rate-false <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Smartphone maker BlackBerry on Friday slammed as "false and misleading" a brokerage research note which claimed consumers were returning the new Z10 handsets at a high rate.</p> <p>The Waterloo, Ontario, firm said it would ask US and Canadian stock market regulators to investigate the basis for the note which was issued this week by Detwiler Fenton.</p> <p>"Sales of the BlackBerry Z10 are meeting expectations and the data we have collected from our retail and carrier partners demonstrates that customers are satisfied with their devices," said BlackBerry chief executive Thorsten Heins.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/blackberry-says-report-high-return-rate-false" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BlackBerry Business Smartphones Software AFP Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:00:49 +0000 5813191 at http://www.globalpost.com BlackBerry says report of high return rate 'false' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/blackberry-says-report-high-return-rate-false-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Smartphone maker BlackBerry on Friday slammed as "false and misleading" a brokerage research note which claimed consumers were returning the new Z10 handsets at a high rate.</p> <p>The Waterloo, Ontario, firm said it would ask US and Canadian stock market regulators to investigate the basis for the note which was issued this week by Detwiler Fenton.</p> <p>"Sales of the BlackBerry Z10 are meeting expectations and the data we have collected from our retail and carrier partners demonstrates that customers are satisfied with their devices," said BlackBerry chief executive Thorsten Heins.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130412/blackberry-says-report-high-return-rate-false-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BlackBerry Blackberry Business Smartphones Software AFP Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:30:28 +0000 5813440 at http://www.globalpost.com BlackBerry Q10 to be available in Canada starting May 1 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130423/blackberry-q10-be-available-canada-starting-may-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - BlackBerry said its new smartphone BlackBerry Q10 will be available in Canada starting May 1 through Rogers Wireless, Telus Corp and Bell Mobility.</p> <p>Q10 will be available starting at C$199 ($190, £124.69) with a three-year contract. It will also be available on Virgin Mobile Canada.</p> <p>BlackBerry said it expects Q10 device to be available in the United States by the end of May.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130423/blackberry-q10-be-available-canada-starting-may-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BlackBerry Smartphones Software Thomson Reuters Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:45:59 +0000 5823618 at http://www.globalpost.com