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BlackBerry to cut workforce by up to 40 percent as new Z30 handset launches

Just as BlackBerry takes the wraps off its new Z30 handset and gears up to launch its BlackBerry Messenger app for iOS and Android devices, a new report suggests the company is planning to cut around 5,000 jobs by the end of the year.

Mobile

BlackBerry wants you to come out and play

With the new BlackBerry 10 having been recently released, BlackBerry is hoping to shake its image as a business only smartphone maker, and is trying to show that it is as gaming friendly as anyone.

Gaming

If BlackBerry can’t convince Netflix to make an app, does it really stand a chance?

With over 33 million members worldwide Netflix is the leading online video streaming service for movies and TV shows. Why won’t it make a dedicated BlackBerry 10 Netflix app?

Mobile

Balsillie bails: Former BlackBerry co-CEO sells his entire stake in company

The man who helped take BlackBerry from relative obscurity to global brand (and then back again) has cut all remaining ties by selling his entire stake in the company. The timing of the news, which came via a regulatory filing released Thursday, couldn't be…

Mobile

BlackBerry’s new killer feature? Battery freedom

By shirking the trend toward built-in batteries and adding a few of its own innovations, BlackBerry addresses one very real problem for those who rely on their phones day in and day out.

Mobile

BlackBerry Apocalypse: 5 last-ditch options if BB 10 bombs

BlackBerry 10 is out in the wild, but doesn't mean it will succeed. What can BlackBerry do if BB 10 fails?

Mobile

Hands on: BlackBerry Q10 proves the QWERTY keyboard ain’t dead yet

The Blackberry Q10 combines the classic BlackBerry look and keyboard with a new operating system and sensibility.

Mobile

RIM changes company name to ‘BlackBerry,’ one unified worldwide brand

The BlackBerry 10 launch has kicked off with the news that the RIM name will be dropped. Research In Motion will now be known simply as BlackBerry.

Mobile

RIM radio interview goes bad, as boss refuses to answer the question, “What did you learn from the iPhone?”

A radio interview with RIM Europe's Managing Director turned into a PR disaster this morning, after the simple question, "What have you learned from the iPhone" was repeatedly sidestepped - badly.

Mobile

BlackBerry World storefront goes live hours before much-anticipated BB10 event

With the launch of a new mobile operating system and two new handsets just hours away, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has flipped the switch on its new BlackBerry World store for BB10 users, bringing with it a range of new content including TV shows…

Mobile

Big week for BlackBerry: BB 10 to launch Wednesday, Super Bowl ad to follow

On Wednesday Research In Motion launches its life-saving BlackBerry 10 platform, with a $3.8 million Super Bowl ad following a few days later.

Mobile

Mobile news recap: 4G all over, Nokia and Windows Phone wed, and more

The news cycle moves fast in the mobile world. Stories gain traction and die almost within 24 hours. So much happens, it can be hard to keep up. Let us keep you in the loop by looking back at all the news narratives that mattered this week, including Apple's…

Mobile

Lenovo may buy BlackBerry

Lenovo is looking into a partnership deal or straight up acquisition of Research in Motion, according to the company's CFO. Lenovo wants to expand its smartphone business beyond China, but RIM will hold off making any decisions until after BlackBerry 10 makes…

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