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  1. Business - Companies

    Once-cool BlackBerry failed to keep pace with rivals

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 09:00am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Rob Lever in Washington In just a short time, BlackBerry went from being the coolest gadget-maker on the planet to one apparently destined for the history books. The firm, which agreed to a US$4.7 billion buyout to take the firm private, appears close to a breakup, which might salvage some parts of the once high-flying Canadian tech pioneer. While BlackBerry was considered perhaps ...

  2. Business - Companies

    BlackBerry plans deep job cuts as new phone launches: report

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:57pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Toronto BlackBerry plans to slash thousands of jobs by the end of the year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, just as the company launches a flagship smartphone intended to revive its fortunes. Citing unnamed people familiar with the matter, the article said BlackBerry could cut up to 40 per cent of its staff and the layoffs will happen across job ...

  3. Business - Companies

    BlackBerry admits defeat as consortium bids US$4.7b to take it private

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 08:40am by ALASTAIR SHARP, Andrea Hopkins

    ... Alastair Sharp and Andrea Hopkins in Toronto Smartphone maker BlackBerry has agreed to go private in a US$4.7 billion deal led by its biggest shareholder, allowing the on-the-go email ... Fairfax Financial Holdings, will set a floor for any counteroffers that might emerge for Blackberry, which has been on the block since August. As an investor, Fairfax chief executive Prem Watsa ...

  4. Business - Companies

    BlackBerry investors to turn up the heat on management

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Toronto and New York BlackBerry will likely face tough questions about its future at its annual meeting on Tuesday after dismal quarterly results last week triggered a 28 per cent plunge in the Canadian smartphone maker’s share price. Sales of BlackBerry’s make-or-break new line of smartphones in the quarter ended June 1 came in well below analysts’ expectations ...

  5. Business - Companies

    Chief says BlackBerry open to licensing deals, other options

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 11:01am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Waterloo, Ontario BlackBerry has signaled that a licensing deal, or even an outright sale of the company, was still a possibility, pleasing shareholders still reeling from ... that create value for shareholders. He emphasised that the company has so far focused on creating value through the launch of its new devices powered by an all-new BlackBerry 10 operating system. ...

  6. Business - Companies

    By going private, Blackberry may buy time to fix itself

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 11:23am by Reuters

    ... Alastair Sharp in Toronto A tentative deal to take BlackBerry private will not necessarily resolve challenges that pushed the smartphone maker into a corner in the first place, but it gives the struggling company some breathing room. Private or public, BlackBerry’s problems remain the same: slumping market share, mostly uninspiring devices and cut-throat competition ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology

    AP reviews new smartphones: Android, iOS and more

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 11:10am by AP

    ... networks.   — BLACKBERRY DEVICES:   BLACKBERRY Q10, RESEARCH IN MOTION   The Q10 is a successful marriage of the modern touch-screen smartphone and the iconic BlackBerry keyboard. The interface takes time to get used to, and it doesn’t have the simple immediacy of the iPhone. But once you learn it, you can positively zip between tasks. The downside to the new BlackBerry 10 operating ...

  8. Business - Companies

    Apple, Android have 'duopoly': survey

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:36pm by AFP

    ... by Google, grabbed 70 per cent of the market in the final three months of the year, while Apple’s iOS used on its iPhone held 22 per cent. The news bodes ill for rivals like BlackBerry maker Research ... wave of hungry challengers that includes Microsoft, Blackberry, Firefox and Tizen.” The survey noted that global shipment growth slowed from 64 per cent in 2011 to 43 per cent last year, ...

  9. Business - Companies

    Nokia’s halting turnaround hit by weak handset sales

    Posted Jul 19th 2013, 01:23pm by Reuters

    ... the phones to buyers. Weak results from BlackBerry and HTC, and a profit warning by market leader Samsung have recently raised concerns that the market was reaching saturation. The high-end ... it be weak numbers from HTC or BlackBerry, or Samsung coming in lower than expected. That’s going to make it tough for Nokia and Lumia volumes,” said Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley. Nokia ...

  10. Outblaze keeps its eye on apps

    Posted Jun 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... major mobile application stores run by Apple, Google, Nokia Corp and BlackBerry maker Research In Motion will increase to US$3.8 billion this year from US$2.1 billion last year. Apple's App ... BlackBerry App World. Those four application stores are currently the major players, but other sites, such as Microsoft Corp's Windows Marketplace, are expected to gain enough size and presence ...




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