Pakistan to ban BlackBerry’s enterprise services due to “security reasons”

Pakistan has ordered the country’s mobile operators to shut down BlackBerry’s secure messaging service by the end of November for “security reasons”. The Ministry of Interior has directed to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block BlackBerry’s secure Enterprise Services …

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BlackBerry to cut device line in software shift

BlackBerry chief John Chen said the company is reducing resources in the devices side of its business in line with its shift to focus on enterprise security and software. And this, he said in an interview with Fox Business, means that …

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BlackBerry appoints ex-Cisco exec as sales chief

BlackBerry named former Cisco executive Carl Wiese as its president of global sales, with responsibility for “advancing the company’s global sales efforts to drive growth”. Wiese replaces John Sims, who has left the company, BlackBerry said in a statement – …

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Online leak appears to ‘reveal’ BlackBerry Android smartphone

A leaked image (pictured) appears to show the upcoming BlackBerry device running on Android, the strongest indication yet that the troubled handset maker is set to adopt the operating system. The image, tweeted by Evan Blass, a Mashable freelance journalist …

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BlackBerry software shift kicks in, but device business remains weak

BlackBerry announced Q1 results which showed its shift to focus on software is starting to take effect, with John Chen, the company’s CEO, describing this business as “key to BlackBerry’s future growth”. Software and technology licensing revenue of $137 million …

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BlackBerry set for Android smartphone launch – report

BlackBerry is apparently set to offer a smartphone powered by Android, in a move that seems to acknowledge it has failed to gain traction with devices powered by its own BlackBerry 10 platform. While refusing to be drawn on the …

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BlackBerry subject to takeover speculation – again – following latest job cuts

BlackBerry was again the subject of takeover speculation, shortly after the company announced more job cuts in its latest reshuffle. According to reports, Microsoft is among the potential suitors for BlackBerry, as it looks to bolster its position in the …

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BlackBerry and T-Mobile US make peace for BlackBerry Classic availability

BlackBerry and T-Mobile US announced a new partnership to offer BlackBerry Classic to customers of the US number four operator, after a previous high-profile split between the companies. In a statement yesterday, John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile US, …

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BlackBerry buys security firm WatchDox

In keeping with its shift to a more software-oriented strategy, BlackBerry has acquired WatchDox, a file-sharing security firm, for a sum thought to be between $100 million and $150 million. WatchDox’s technology will be offered as a value-added service that …

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