Blackberry http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31253/all en BlackBerry to withdraw from Japan: reports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/blackberry-withdraw-japan-reports <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>Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry will not launch its new models in Japan, reports said Friday, effectively heralding a pull-out from a booming smartphone market where it is being beaten by Apple.</p> <p>The Canada-based company, which is hoping its long-delayed BlackBerry 10 series will turn around flagging global fortunes, will not sell the handsets in the country, the Nikkei business daily said.</p> <p>The report said BlackBerry's share of the Japanese market had slumped to 0.3 percent from about five percent in the past. The paper gave no time frame.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/blackberry-withdraw-japan-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blackberry Economy of Canada Information appliances Smartphones AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 05:01:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749650 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 Agence France-Presse 5750318 at http://www.globalpost.com BlackBerry co-founder Balsillie sells entire stake http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/blackberry-co-founder-balsillie-sells-entire-stake <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>Jim Balsillie, the former co-CEO and a driving force behind BlackBerry, no longer owns shares in the Canadian smartphone maker, according to a US securities filing Thursday.</p> <p>Balsillie, who stepped down last year, said he had sold his entire stake in the company -- more than 26 million shares or roughly a five-percent stake -- as of December 31, 2012.</p> <p>The news comes after BlackBerry last month launched two glitzy new devices, the Q10 and Z10, in a bid to revive its sagging fortunes and regain lost market share from Apple and other smartphone makers such as Samsung.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/blackberry-co-founder-balsillie-sells-entire-stake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blackberry Economy of Canada Information appliances Smartphones AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:02:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755521 at http://www.globalpost.com BlackBerry former co-CEO Balsillie sells entire stake http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/blackberry-former-co-ceo-balsillie-sells-entire-stake <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>Jim Balsillie, the former co-CEO and a driving force behind BlackBerry, no longer owns shares in the Canadian smartphone maker, according to a US securities filing Thursday.</p> <p>Balsillie, who stepped down last year, said he had sold his entire stake in the company -- more than 26 million shares or roughly a five-percent stake -- as of December 31, 2012.</p> <p>The news comes after BlackBerry last month launched two glitzy new devices, the Q10 and Z10, in a bid to revive its sagging fortunes and regain lost market share from Apple and other smartphone makers such as Samsung.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/blackberry-former-co-ceo-balsillie-sells-entire-stake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blackberry Economy of Canada Information appliances Smartphones AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:02:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755529 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 Thomson Reuters 5780034 at http://www.globalpost.com BlackBerry plans security feature for Android, iPhone http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/blackberry-offer-security-solution-android-and-ios <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 will offer technology to separate and make secure both work and personal data on mobile devices powered by Google Inc's Android platform and by Apple Inc's iOS operating system, the company said on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/blackberry-offer-security-solution-android-and-ios" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blackberry Business Computing Information appliances Labor Law Smartphones Software Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:30:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5783274 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Agence France-Presse 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 Thomson Reuters 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 Thomson Reuters 5796144 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 Agence France-Presse 5813440 at http://www.globalpost.com BlackBerry keyboard phone will land first in Toronto, rest of Canada to follow http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130430/blackberry-keyboard-phone-will-land-first-toronto-rest-canad <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - BlackBerry users hoping to get their hands on the latest version of the keyboard smartphone will have to wait a couple more days — if they live outside of Toronto.</p> <p>The company (TSX:BB) says the release of the BlackBerry Q10 will begin first in the Greater Toronto Area on Wednesday, before it expands to the rest of Canada later in the week.</p> <p>"The demand in Toronto is very, very strong, and we want to make sure we have enough supply," chief operating officer Kristian Tear said in an interview.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130430/blackberry-keyboard-phone-will-land-first-toronto-rest-canad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BlackBerry Blackberry Business Information appliances Labor Law Smartphones The Canadian Press Tue, 30 Apr 2013 17:00:43 +0000 The Canadian Press 5828660 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. Defence Department gives OK to BlackBerry 10 smartphones, company says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130502/us-defence-department-gives-ok-blackberry-10-smartphones-com <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WATERLOO, Ont. - BlackBerry (TSX:BB) says the U.S. Department of Defence has approved its new BlackBerry 10 smartphones and PlayBook tablets for use on its networks.</p> <p>The smartphone maker says its devices have undergone successful testing in the Defence Department labs to win approval.</p> <p>BlackBerry launched its Z10 smartphone in the U.S. earlier this year. The Q10 version with the popular physical keyboard was made available this week in Canada.</p> <p>BlackBerry is expected to release the Q10 in the crucial U.S. market later this month, although a date hasn't been announced.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130502/us-defence-department-gives-ok-blackberry-10-smartphones-com" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BlackBerry Blackberry Computing Software The Canadian Press Fri, 03 May 2013 00:00:42 +0000 The Canadian Press 5830178 at http://www.globalpost.com BlackBerry users hit by first service outage since BB10 launch this year http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130503/blackberry-users-hit-first-service-outage-bb10-launch-year <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - BlackBerry users have been hit with yet another a service outage.</p> <p>The company says its technical teams have addressed the problem and services are returning to normal levels.</p> <p>However, BlackBerry (TSX:BB) did not say how widespread the problem was or how many users were affected, and representatives for the company would not confirm any details.</p> <p>The outage was the first for the company since it launched its new BlackBerry 10 smartphones earlier this year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130503/blackberry-users-hit-first-service-outage-bb10-launch-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BlackBerry Blackberry Information appliances Smartphones The Canadian Press Fri, 03 May 2013 21:36:35 +0000 The Canadian Press 5830692 at http://www.globalpost.com BlackBerry Q10 sells strongly in Canada and Britain: analyst http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130508/blackberry-q10-sells-strongly-canada-britain-analyst <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) - BlackBerry's new Q10 smartphone, which comes with the physical keyboard that many BlackBerry fans prize, is selling well in both Canada and Britain, an industry analyst said on Friday.</p> <p>The company this week introduced the Q10, the second smartphone to run the new BlackBerry 10 operating system, in Canada and Britain.</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/130508/blackberry-q10-sells-strongly-canada-britain-analyst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BlackBerry Blackberry Business Information appliances Labor Law Smartphones Software Thomson Reuters Wed, 08 May 2013 19:11:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5833655 at http://www.globalpost.com