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BlackBerry’s John Chen on What He Is Doing to Shake Up the Phone Maker

In an op-ed for CNBC, Chen insists he is making the needed changes to allow BlackBerry to survive and return to profitability.

Maybe BlackBerry Should Focus on Low-End Phones, Become the Hyundai of Mobile

The struggling device maker should focus on producing an affordable, keyboard-equipped phone for the global mass market, says Wedge Partners principal Brian Blair.

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BlackBerry’s BBM Chat Software to Come Preloaded on Some LG Phones

Struggling phone maker BlackBerry said on Wednesday that its BBM instant messaging software will soon come preloaded on a phone from Korea’s LG Electronics. BlackBerry, which recently made BBM freely available for iOS and Android, said that the software will also come preinstalled on the LG G Pro Lite phone in various markets around the world.

Apple Store a Big Source of Cellphone Sales; Best Buy Is Key for Carriers

AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile still get half or more of sales from their own stores, but a couple of other retailers have emerged as significant players in the cellphone-selling business.

BlackBerry Scraps Bid to Find Buyer, Replaces CEO Thorsten Heins, Gets $1 Billion Investment

Former Sybase chief John Chen will serve as interim CEO as the company seeks to get the new cash within two weeks.

BlackBerry’s Latest Filing Paints Grimmest Picture Yet of Company’s Business

As bad as the second-quarter sales figures were, things may get worse as the company tries to figure out how to move the massive inventory already in the hands of carriers.

BlackBerry Decides Not to Hold Earnings Call, After All

The Canadian phone maker says it won’t meet with investors in the wake of a bid from an investor to acquire the company.

T-Mobile Plans to Pare Its In-Store Supply of BlackBerrys, While AT&T and Verizon Plan to Keep Them in Stock

T-Mobile says customers can order the phones in-store or online, but it is moving away from stocking inventory of BlackBerry devices.

BlackBerry Hopes Bigger Is Better With New Five-Inch Z30

The Z30, expected in the U.S. later this year, also packs a larger battery and an updated version of the BlackBerry OS.
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BlackBerry Not Done With Its Older OS Yet, Intros New BB7 Phone

The BlackBerry 9720 features typical BlackBerry features such as a small touchscreen and physical keyboard, along with a slightly updated version of the classic operating system.

T-Mobile US Makes Gains, but Still Seen as Acquisition Target

The increasingly saturated smartphone market is making for brutal competition between phone makers and mobile operators.
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LG’s Turkey of a PR Stunt for the G2 Smartphone Goes Horribly Awry

Three More BlackBerry Execs Head for the Exits

Apple Faces Hurdles Attracting First-Time Smartphone Buyers

Android Quietly Commits to Better Support for Bluetooth

Celeb Tweets Samsung Galaxy S4 Love — From an iPhone

A Quarter of Patents This Year Will Be Mobile-Related

One in Five BlackBerry 10 Apps Is Really an Android App

BlackBerry Hoping Long-Awaited U.S. Launch Pays Off

BlackBerry 10 Is Ready to Ship, and Its Band Is Back Together

Sprint Will Have an All-Touch BlackBerry This Year, but It’s Not the Z10

Ubuntu Wants to Find Its Way Onto Tablets, Too

Solavei Brings BlackBerry Z10 to the U.S. Early — For Nearly a Thousand Bucks