There are many people out there who think that I am a Blackberry hater. Perhaps after writing articles about the hardware failing, sales falling, Android better, iOS better, and so on and so forth that is justified. The truth is though I am (or used to be) a Blackberry fan, I have owned devices from the company in the past and am at least mildly intrigued about what it can deliver in the future.
The trying times over at Blackberry mean that even the smallest good news is worthy of interest, but it always comes with a proverbial pinch of salt.
Blackberry claims that its new QWERTY packing square Blackberry Passport smartphone is winning customers at the expense of both Apple's iOS and Google's Android.
Blackberry has launched its virtual voice assistant that has been built in the same vein as Apple's Siri, Google Now, and Microsoft's newly launched Cortana.
Android Chief Sundar Pichai has had to defend his platforms' security reliability against attacks from Apple CEO Tim Cook recently, and now the platform is getting it from another rival. Blackberry CEO John Chen has laid into Android's security
Blackberry simply refuses to go quietly into the night and the Canadian brand is hoping to gain ground on the smartphone market with a device with dual cameras. Of course, HTC pointed the way with the One M8, the first flagship to sport dual cam for depth sensors,
Dish Network has accumulated a great deal of frequency licenses that it had hoped to use to launch a wireless network or acquire and pair with an establish player like Sprint or T-Mobile. Such a deal never materialized, so Dish is reportedly looking to earn some money for that unused spectrum by selling it to Verizon Wireless.
The next step towards BlackBerry's road to riches will apparently be the BlackBerry Passport, a phone with a 4.5-inch square display and a physical keyboard underneath it.
BlackBerry has decided to end its professional relationship with T-Mobile US because the strategies of the two companies no longer align, according to a note from CEO John Chen.
BlackBerry has announced a pair of new BlackBerry 10 OS phones at Mobile World Congress. One phone goes old-school and brings back the trackpad classic menu buttons while the other is an all touchscreen device aimed at forward-looking users.