BlackBerry entered the patent litigation game when the Canadian company filed a lawsuit against California-based Avaya. The lawsuit represents a manifestation of BlackBerry's desire to make money off of its patents.
During the BlackBerry Security Summit, BlackBerry CEO John Chen criticized Apple for not helping the FBI get into a terrorist's iPhone. He believes that by doing so, Apple showed it cares more about its reputation.
BlackBerry chief operating officer Marty Beard downplayed media reports, saying the company will instead double down on its operating system and devices. Beard also teased the company's next Android-powered device.
Itching to play around with a BlackBerry device? The company is opening a pop-up store in New York, where you can purchase devices like the Priv, Passport, and Leap. You'll also get a free sync pod and case with every smartphone purchase.