BlackBerry only accounted for 3% of Canadian smartphones last year, firm says

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According to online measurement firm comScore, there aren’t many holdouts left in Canada still using a BlackBerry. BlackBerrys accounted for only 3 per cent of the smartphones used in Canada at the end of last year, comScore says. Source: Toronto Star Date: May 22nd, 2018 Link: Discussion 1) Does it matter that Blackberry is no longer a… Read more »

BlackBerry adds Jaguar to roster as it expands car software unit

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BlackBerry Ltd. will help Jaguar Land Rover develop new automotive technology, adding another major brand to its web of partnerships on car software. Jaguar, owned by Indian conglomerate Tata Motors Ltd., will license BlackBerry’s technology and host some of the former smartphone maker’s engineers to work on a new infotainment system. The deal is the… Read more »

BlackBerry Updates Software, Offers Access to Android Apps

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Description: Blackberry announces new software upgrade which includes a digital assistance similar to Apple’s Siri. Source: Globe and Mail Date: February 19, 2015 BlackBerry Ltd. rolled out a major software update on Thursday, allowing users of its entire suite of BlackBerry 10 devices such as the Z10, Q10 and Z30 to access Android applications, and a host… Read more »

BlackBerry Sees 10 Million Downloads of BBM for Android and iOS in First Day

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Description: Blackberry has finally launched its BBM app on Android and iOS platforms. The launch was a success but will it be able to keep up the momentum after the initial interest has worn off? Source: Techvibes Date: October 23, 2013 Within 24 hours of releasing BlackBerry Messenger for Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, Waterloo-based smartphone pioneer… Read more »

BlackBerry Offering Digital Music Distribution Service for Independent Artists on BB10

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Description: Blackberry has “gone indie”, announcing a  partnership with Zimbalam, an indie music distributor. Together, Blackberry and Zimbalam hope to empower artists through a new mobile channel. Source: TechVibes Date: March 22nd, 2013 BlackBerry has partnered with Zimbalam, a global digital music distributor for developing and independent artists, to offer unsigned musicians “an easy and efficient way”… Read more »

BlackBerry Confirms It Won’t Launch BB10 Devices In Japan

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Description: Blackberry’s latest Z10 and Q10 launch seems to be getting positive reactions from countries around the world. However, with support falling in Japan, the Canadian handset and software provider has stated that they will not be launching their newest models in this country. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 7th, 2013 BlackBerry may have been much… Read more »

Why Tim Hortons, Air Canada, and the Weather Network Love BlackBerry 10

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Description: Months ago when Blackberry postponed their new OS launch until the beginning of 2013, many critics saw this as the end of Blackberry because postponing the launch gave Blackberry no competition against the new Apple and Samsung launches. Now the company has the spotlight all to itself, and in the aftermath of iPhone5, the… Read more »

Flatlining user base spells end of RIM’s growth story

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Description: RIM’s user-base has been growing since the launch of its first smart phone but its shrinking market share is expected change that. Some analysts are anticipating RIMs growth to halt very soon, despite the launch of their upcoming release of Blackberry 10. Source: The Globe and Mail  Date: September 23rd, 2012   A decade… Read more »