Connect to share and comment

BlackBerry may consider exiting handsets, eyes investments

By Alastair Sharp and Nicola Leske NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd would consider exiting its handset business if it remains unprofitable, its chief executive officer said on Wednesday, as the technology company looks to expand its corporate reach with investments, acquisitions and partnerships.

Fairfax's Watsa says BlackBerry a good long-term investment

By Cameron French TORONTO (Reuters) - Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd is a good long-term investment that is being unfairly punished by the stock market, the chief executive of the company's top shareholder said on Wednesday. "We think over time BlackBerry is going to do well," Prem Watsa, CEO of Canada's Fairfax Financial Holdings, which holds about 10 percent of BlackBerry's shares, said at Fairfax's annual general meeting in Toronto.

BlackBerry defeats NXP in U.S. trial over patents

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - A federal jury in Florida on Monday ruled in favor of Blackberry Ltd in a lawsuit accusing the company of infringing three patents belonging to Dutch semiconductor company NXP BV. NXP in April 2012 sued BlackBerry, then known as Research in Motion, alleging that versions of the BlackBerry phone and PlayBook tablet infringed patents related to the design, data transmission and other features of those devices.

BlackBerry ending US licensing deal with T-Mobile; says strategies no longer complementary

NEW YORK, N.Y. - BlackBerry is ending its U.S. licensing deal with T-Mobile, saying the companies no longer have complementary strategies. The disconnect appears to be related to a T-Mobile promotion that BlackBerry took issue with last month.

BlackBerry ends licensing deal with T-Mobile

(Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it will not renew its license with T-Mobile U.S. Inc to sell BlackBerry products after the current contract expires on April 25. The Canadian company said it will continue to provide service and support to existing customers on T-Mobile's network or those who will buy products from the carrier's inventory.

BlackBerry gets court order banning US sales of iPhone keyboard from Ryan Seacrest's startup

SAN FRANCISCO - Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry has won an early round in its legal battle against an iPhone keyboard made by a startup co-founded by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest. A court order bans Seacrest's company, Typo Products LLC, from selling its iPhone keyboard in the U.S. while BlackBerry Ltd. proceeds with a patent infringement case against the product. BlackBerry contends Typo Products ripped off the design from the physical keyboards used for typing on BlackBerry's phones.

BlackBerry wins court order against TV host Ryan Seacrest's Typo

(Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd won a preliminary injunction on Friday to ban Ryan Seacrest's Typo Products LLC from selling a $99 iPhone case after a judge agreed that television host's company had likely infringed on BlackBerry's patents. U.S. District Judge William Orrick in San Francisco said that the Canadian mobile phone maker had established a "likelihood" of proving that Typo infringed its patents, while mentioning that Typo had not sufficiently challenged the patents in question.

BlackBerry's enterprise offering wins U.S. security clearance

TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd has received a coveted security clearance that paves the way for U.S. government agencies to use its systems to manage and secure Android- and iOS-powered devices operating on their internal networks, the smartphone maker said on Wednesday. The company's Secure Work Space offering now has Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 certification.

BlackBerry gets U.S. security certification for its new business software

WATERLOO, Ont. - BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB) has received certification for U.S. government employees to use its Secure Work Space enterprise software on iPhones and devices that use the Android operating system. The technology is part of products that became available through the rollout of its BlackBerry 10 operating system. The Waterloo, Ont.-based company says the software helps government and business employees use mobile devices of their choice with lower security risks.

Struggling smartphone company BlackBerry selling most real estate holdings in Canada

NEW YORK, N.Y. - BlackBerry is selling most of its real estate holdings in Canada as the struggling smartphone company continues to look for ways to improve its business. BlackBerry Ltd. did not disclose the buyer or purchase price, but said Friday that it will sell more than 3 million square feet of space and vacant lands. It will also lease back part of the space. CEO and Executive Chair John Chen says in a statement that BlackBerry is still committed to having a strong presence in Canada.
Syndicate content