BlackBerry lays off 200 employees in Canada and Florida

BlackBerry recently laid off about 200 employees in Canada in Florida as part of the its efforts to drive “efficiencies” across its workforce. The company clarified the figure after reports initially pegged the layoffs at around 1,000…

BlackBerry closes the door on BB10 in favor of Android, but refuses to lock it

BlackBerry continues to say that BB10 isn't dead, but the comments from executives only reveal Android handsets in the pipeline. Will the company make up its mind? Or did they already?

CEO John Chen reiterates company’s commitment to Blackberry 10

Holding out for future devices running Blackberry's operating system? Don't hold your breath, as 2016 will only see more Android phones from the company. Blackberry 10 will still receive updates in the form of security patches.

BlackBerry only has eyes for Android in 2016, says CEO John Chen

BlackBerry is putting its BB10 mobile OS to one side in 2016 and focusing purely on Android, CEO John Chen said this week. While unable to offer specific details, he said to expect one, possibly two, new Android handsets from BlackBerry in…

Sharecare adds Blackberry’s BBM into its app to make its medical app more secure

Sharecare has been working on a feature that recognizes the tone of a conversation -- whether you are anxious or joyous -- and has now integrated BBM into its app for further security.

BlackBerry OS 10 users get a swath of apps for free just in time for the holidays

Even with the success of its Android-powered Priv smartphone, BlackBerry has not forgotten about its OS 10 customers. The company announced that a slew of paid apps on the platform will be temporarily offered for free.

BlackBerry chief John Chen hints at potential midrange smartphone next year

BlackBerry's chief executive John Chen hinted at more high-end and midrange smartphones coming in the near future, but a lot of the future mobile plans depends on the success of the Priv -- the company's first Android smartphone.
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BlackBerry CEO: Priv sales have been ‘quite positive’ so far

BlackBerry is alive and kicking, as the Canadian mobile technology business reported a nearly 12 percent bump in revenue in its latest quarter. As for BlackBerry Priv sales, the company’s CEO said the results are good so far.

5 annoying BlackBerry Priv problems, and what to do about them

If you’re facing BlackBerry Priv problems and you’re not sure what to do about them, you’re in the right place. We have some possible solutions and workarounds to deal with common Priv issues.

BlackBerry CEO criticizes Apple for refusal to decrypt data for law enforcement

BlackBerry CEO John Chen took to writing a blog post to emphasize that BlackBerry offers a middle ground in the encryption debate, saying that criminals do not deserve privacy and that encryption is not going anywhere.

BlackBerry’s still got it: The Priv may have sold out at Walmart

BlackBerry's first Android smartphone, the eponymous BlackBerry Priv, is apparently performing pretty well. It appeared to sell out at retailer Walmart in its first day of availability.