Not one to be swayed by its hypercool aesthetic or its store packed with quality apps, US President Barack Obama continues to snub the iPhone in favour of his old standby, a BlackBerry.read more
In the midst of BlackBerry's extensive turmoil, former co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis were last year kicked out of the billionaire's club and no longer counted among Canada's 100 richest people.read more
BlackBerry is no longer for sale, folks.read more
Lucian Freud, an artist best known for his thickly impastoed portrait and figure paintings, passed away in 2011. Last month Geordie Greig had his biography of the painter, Breakfast with Lucian, published.
The book itself may or may not be interesting—Amazon and critic reviews regard it warmly—but what is interesting is that the vast majority of the 260-page piece was written on a BlackBerry phone.read more
The resurgence of BlackBerry Messenger continues.
The popular app, which had 20 million downloads in its first week after launching on Apple's iOS and Google's Android and now has more than 80 million active users worldwide, will soon come preinstalled on some Android devices, according to BlackBerry.read more
Following a very successful launch of BlackBerry Messenger on Apple's iOS and Google's Android, Waterloo's BlackBerry is today rolling out BBM Channels for current and legacy BlackBerry devices.read more
In a major management shakeup, BlackBerry is dramatically altering the C-suite ranks of its executive team.read more
BlackBerry confirmed this week that it is laying off another 250 employees.read more
Porsche Design and BlackBerry today announced thr Porsche Design P'9982 smartphone from BlackBerry.
BlackBerry says the luxury device is "uniquely designed and expertly crafted," while Porsche Design calls it an "elite" smartphone.read more
After smartphone maker BlackBerry announced in September a quarterly $1 billion loss and 4,500 job cuts, there has been much discussion about the future surrounding of what was once Canada’s most powerful tech company.read more
BlackBerry is banking on the hope that a new chief executive officer will turn things around at the struggling company.read more
UPDATE: Picture Scavenger Hunt has won the Dandy 60 Day Challenge. The winning app was picked by the Live Evaluation Panel on November 20, 2013. The panel included Alec Saunders (VP Developer Relations) from Blackberry, Ryan Matzner (Head of Strategy) from Fueled, Steven Greenwood (Founder & CEO) from Brewster and Steve Young (Host) at Mobile App Chat, as well as Team Dandy.
Mobile app crowdsharing platform Dandy is giving aspiring app developers everywhere a chance to launch their idea with their 60 Day Challenge.
Dandy is providing aspiring app creators everywhere with a chance to have their idea developed and launched as a finished app in just 60 days. The app will be developed for the BlackBerry, Android and iOS platforms, with the release planned for January 6th, 2014, in Las Vegas.
“We want to support anyone with a good idea, anyone who says, ‘I wish there was an app for that,’ and help make it happen,” says Matt Scobel, CEO of Dandy. “With our development team, marketing capabilities, support from BlackBerry and BDC Venture Capital, we can help anyone with an app idea turn it into reality in a matter of two months.”
Dandy’s 60 Day Challenge asks anyone with an app idea to submit it to be voted on by the community. No technical, design or development skills are needed to participate.
The winner will be selected by a jury of technical, commercialization and marketing experts on November 21st and the app will be developed for a cross platform launch on January 6th.
Waterloo-based Dandy graduated from the Communitech HYPERDRIVE incubator in April 2013 and closed a $300K funding round from BlackBerry and BDC Venture Capital in September 2013.
BlackBerry raised $1 bilion this week, but until today, we only knew one of the companies investing.read more