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:
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.
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 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'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.
BlackBerry Co-Founder and former CEO Mike Lazaridis said earlier this year that he wanted to resume ownership of the company and lead an investment group to purchase BlackBerry, but he has abandoned that plan and revealed that he has a low ownership stake in the company formerly known as RIM.
Troubled smartphone vendor and enterprise service provider BlackBerry has announced that it will not host its signature event, BlackBerry Live, next year. So how will developers, buyers, and other participants in the BlackBerry ecosystem connect? There?s a plan for that as well.
BlackBerry has reported a massive loss of $4.4 billion during the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014. The loses were the result of selling too few BlackBerry 10 devices, which has eroded any chance of profits in recent quarters and forced new CEO John Chen into a five-year plan to right the ship.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen has issued an open letter to its enterprise customers assuring them that BlackBerry is no longer looking to sell the company and it has every intention of maintaining its large device management and enterprise services.
BlackBerry has announced that three high-ranking executives and one board member have left the company, signaling that more changes may be afoot at the struggling smartphone and services vendor.