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AT&T delivers BlackBerry 10.2 to Z10 and Q10
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday April 16, 2014

AT&T today announced that the BlackBerry 10.2 update is rolling out now to the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 models tied to its network. The BB10 OS devices gain several new features including actionable lock screen notifications and better battery monitoring so users know which apps negatively affect battery life.

BlackBerry CEO says he may exit the handset business if the division isn't profitable
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday April 10, 2014

BlackBerry CEO John Chen says he's not opposed to completely exiting the smartphone business if his company doesn't find a way to stop losing money.

T-Mobile sends open letter to BlackBerry customers, offers $100 towards upgrade
By Andrew Kameka on Friday April 04, 2014

Following the announcement that BlackBerry will no longer license T-Mobile to sell its smartphones, T-Mobile CEO John Legere has sent an open letter to BlackBerry customers to explain that nothing will change for them in the immediate future.

BlackBerry will no longer release new products on T-Mobile US
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday April 02, 2014

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.

Old BlackBerry phones still outsell new BlackBerry phones 2 to 1
By Andrew Kameka on Friday March 28, 2014

BlackBerry today announced its earnings for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2014. The Canadian manufacturer and service provider turned in predictably disappointing results, but not as disappointing as analysts had expected.

Google is dropping Google Apps Connector for BlackBerry Enterprise Server
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday March 06, 2014

Google has announced plans to end its support for using Google Apps services on BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES). The change affects only customers still using BlackBerry OS 7 or older, which happens to be the bulk of BlackBerry users. Google gives the following reason for the end of support:

94% of T-Mobile BlackBerry trade-in customers ditched BB OS for something new
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday March 05, 2014

Hardly any of the people who have ventured into T-Mobile to take advantage of its BlackBerry trade-in promotion have chosen to remain in the BlackBerry camp, despite higher values for choosing a BB10 phone.

T-Mobile BlackBerry trade-in offer leads to 15X more trade-ins
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday March 04, 2014

Though a vocal contingent of BlackBerry customers were peeved by T-Mobile US's targeted promotion encouraging them to switch to an iPhone, customers were overall less opposed to trading in their current BlackBerry for a new phone according to tweets from T-Mobile head marketer.

BlackBerry adds trackpad to "classic QWERTY" device the Q20 and announces new 5-inch touchscreen device
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday February 25, 2014

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.

T-Mobile has really ticked off BlackBerry fans and CEO
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday February 18, 2014

T-Mobile's marketing department upset everyone firmly in BlackBerry's corner, including its very vocal fans and the man tasked with letting people other than those fans care about the struggling smartphone vendor once again. What did T-Mobile do to upset so many people? The company told them all to buy an iPhone.