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Thorsten Heins replaced as BlackBerry CEO

Troubled mobile device maker BlackBerry announced today that CEO Thorsten Heins is stepping down. The news comes as BlackBerry announced that they have entered into an agreement pursuant to which Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and other institutional investors will...

Troubled BlackBerry attempts to quell fears

Troubled smartphone and device manufacturer BlackBerry has penned an open letter to allay fears that the brand is actually in trouble. The letter has been published in numerous publications around the world, including South Africa, in which it drives...

Did BlackBerry inflate company stock price?

Troubled smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry has been hit by a class-action lawsuit by Marvin Pearlstein, a BlackBerry shareholder, for allegedly inflating the company’s stock price – thus misleading investors. Pearlstein said he represents thousands of shareholders who bought stock in the company...

BlackBerry crashes to 49% revenue loss

Mobile phone maker BlackBerry on Friday released their financial results for the second quarter for the three months ended August 31, 2013, and highlighted a massive loss in revenue. The company posted a 49% loss from $3.1 billion in the...

BlackBerry looking for buyout?

As trading in BlackBerry shares was halted on the Nasdaq on Monday morning ahead of a news conference, it has emerged that mobile device maker BlackBerry’s board of directors has formed a "special committee" to investigate "strategic alternatives” –...

BlackBerry to release BBM for iOS and Android

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins announced during the company’s annual BlackBerry Live conference today that their popular social messaging system BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), will be made available across multiple mobile platforms later this year. “It's time to bring BBM to a...

BlackBerry goes all out to woo African businesses

In a week dedicated to showcasing why its technology makes a difference to businesses across the continent, BlackBerry South and Southern African management has confirmed the company’s effort to invest in the continent’s development community, with a focus on...

In Pictures: BlackBerry 10 launch in Johannesburg

BlackBerry launched their new and highly-anticipated operating system last night, with a number of events throughout the world. Johannesburg, Toronto and Paris simultaneously launched the new operating system and devices in their respective countries. The event also had a few...

BlackBerry unveils BlackBerry 10 OS on two new smartphones

BlackBerry has launched BlackBerry 10, the re-designed, re-engineered, and re-invented BlackBerry platform that creates a new and unique mobile computing experience. Available on two new LTE-enabled smartphones, the BlackBerry Z10 (all-touch) and BlackBerry Q10 (touch with physical keyboard) smartphones powered...

RIM means business in Africa

Despite several setbacks globally, Research in Motion (RIM), the company behind the BlackBerry solution, is upbeat about prospects in Africa and its ability to retain a strong position within the market. The company experienced a difficult period in late 2011...
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