BlackBerry - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21627 en BlackBerry CEO: I'll kill off BlackBerry phones if they don't start making money http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/blackberry-ceo-ill-kill-blackberry-phones-if-they-dont-start-making-money-240265?source=rss_blackberry <p>BlackBerry <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2138760/blackberry-will-not-renew-tieup-with-tmobile.html" target="_blank">yanked its phones from T-Mobile stores</a> after a T-Mobile ad campaign suggested customers should <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2099800/tmobile-accuses-blackberry-ceo-of-being-antichoice.html" target="_blank">trade in their BlackBerry for an iPhone</a>, but on Thursday, new BlackBerry CEO John Chen said he's not averse to snuffing out the iconic handsets completely if BlackBerry phones don't start making money once again.</p> Mobile Technology BlackBerry Smartphones Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:31:07 +0000 admin 240265 at http://www.infoworld.com T-Mobile offers credits to retain BlackBerry customers http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/t-mobile-offers-credits-retain-blackberry-customers-239876?source=rss_blackberry <p>T-Mobile's CEO John Legere said Thursday he was disappointed with BlackBerry's decision this week to <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/blackberry-will-not-renew-tie-t-mobile-239619">split with the carrier</a>, and offered credits to hold on to dedicated BlackBerry users among its customers.</p> Mobile Technology T-Mobile BlackBerry Smartphones Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:16:00 +0000 admin 239876 at http://www.infoworld.com BlackBerry will not renew tie-up with T-Mobile http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/blackberry-will-not-renew-tie-t-mobile-239619?source=rss_blackberry <p>BlackBerry will not renew the license of T-Mobile US to sell its products when it expires later this month, the smartphone maker said.</p> <p>The announcement by the Canadian company comes after a dispute in February with the fourth-largest carrier in the U.S. <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2098980/blackberry-chief-outraged-by-tmobiles-iphone-promotion.html" target="_blank">for promoting</a> Apple's iPhone 5s at a discount to its BlackBerry customers.</p> Mobile Technology T-Mobile BlackBerry Data Plan Smartphones Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:38:20 +0000 admin 239619 at http://www.infoworld.com Update: BlackBerry revenue plunges 64 percent http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/update-blackberry-revenue-plunges-64-percent-239342?source=rss_blackberry <p>BlackBerry continued to struggle during the company's fiscal fourth quarter, experiencing a huge drop in revenue and a $423 million net loss.</p> <p>Revenue for the fourth quarter of BlackBerry's fiscal 2014, which ended March 1, was approximately $976 million, down 64 percent from $2.7 billion in the same quarter in 2013.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard BlackBerry Smartphones Technology Business Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:09:21 +0000 admin 239342 at http://www.infoworld.com 5 changes BlackBerry must make to have a ghost of a chance http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/5-changes-blackberry-must-make-have-ghost-of-chance-237455?source=rss_blackberry <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/blackberry_z10_purple_burst.jpg" alt="5 changes BlackBerry must make to have a ghost of a chance" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Unless you've been living in a cave, you have to know that BlackBerry has lost not only its once-pioneering position in mobile but also any relevance to the mobile market of today.</p> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology BlackBerry Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 237455 at http://www.infoworld.com BlackBerry hopes new version of BES will help regain lost ground http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/blackberry-hopes-new-version-of-bes-will-help-regain-lost-ground-237068?source=rss_blackberry <p>BlackBerry will launch a new version of its enterprise management server software later this year that the company hopes will strengthen its business with major corporations and help turn around its fortunes.</p> <p>The software lets corporate IT managers handle deployment of services and manage security on BlackBerry phones used within their companies.</p> Mobile Technology Security BlackBerry Mobile Device Management (MDM) Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:06:54 +0000 admin 237068 at http://www.infoworld.com Galaxy S5, Nokia 'Windroid,' BlackBerry Q20: The hype hits the fan http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/galaxy-s5-nokia-windroid-blackberry-the-hype-hits-the-fan-237038?source=rss_blackberry <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/mobile_power.jpg" alt="Galaxy S5, Nokia 'Windroid,' BlackBerry: The hype hits the fan" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Computer Hardware Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Microsoft Nokia Samsung Tizen Android BlackBerry Consumer Electronics Smartphones Windows Phone Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 237038 at http://www.infoworld.com BBM coming to Windows Phone, Nokia X http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/bbm-coming-windows-phone-nokia-x-236937?source=rss_blackberry <p>BlackBerry's mobile messaging service BBM will be available for Windows Phone and Nokia X users this summer, the company announced Monday during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.</p> Mobile Technology Microsoft BlackBerry Mobile Apps Instant Messaging Windows Phone Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:57:20 +0000 admin 236937 at http://www.infoworld.com Which vendors will be on target in the era of New IT http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/which-vendors-will-be-target-in-the-era-of-new-it-234403?source=rss_blackberry <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/bulls-eye.jpg" alt="Which vendors will be on target in the era of New IT" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Chris Boswell</p></em></div> Applications Big Data Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Data Center Mobile Technology Amazon.com Apple AT&T Dell EMC VMware Google Hewlett-Packard (HP) IBM Microsoft Oracle Salesforce.com Samsung SAP Symantec Verizon Big Data BlackBerry IT Management Service-oriented Architecture IaaS iOS SaaS Cloud Computing Mobile Technology Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 234403 at http://www.infoworld.com Enterprise mobile report details iOS dominance, most popular business apps http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/enterprise-mobile-report-details-ios-dominance-most-popular-business-apps-236263?source=rss_blackberry <p>The latest version of Good Technology's quarterly Good Mobility Index <a href="http://media.www1.good.com/documents/rpt-mobility-index-q413.pdf" target="_blank">report</a> suggests that Apple devices remain popular in the enterprise, while companies are developing more mobile apps than ever before.</p> Mobile Technology Android BlackBerry iOS iPad iPhone Mobile Apps Smartphones Tablets Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:43:12 +0000 admin 236263 at http://www.infoworld.com Typo goes on offensive against BlackBerry http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/typo-goes-offensive-against-blackberry-235851?source=rss_blackberry <p>Typo Products, the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/blackberry-sues-ryan-seacrests-typo-over-iconic-keyboard-design-233411">startup being sued by BlackBerry</a> over an iPhone keyboard add-on, has come out swinging against a demand that its product be taken off sale in the U.S.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard BlackBerry Intellectual Property iPhone Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:47:41 +0000 admin 235851 at http://www.infoworld.com BlackBerry moves to block sales of Typo keyboard http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/blackberry-moves-block-sales-of-typo-keyboard-234927?source=rss_blackberry <p>BlackBerry has asked a California court to block U.S. sales of the Typo keyboard, an add-on keyboard for the iPhone that BlackBerry says is an "obvious knock-off" of the keyboards on its phones.</p> <p>The move, which came late Wednesday, intensifies a battle between the two companies that began in January this year when BlackBerry accused Typo of patent infringement. The lawsuit garnered considerable attention, in part because Typo was co-founded by popular U.S. radio and television personality Ryan Seacrest.</p> Mobile Technology BlackBerry Intellectual Property iPhone Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:51:29 +0000 admin 234927 at http://www.infoworld.com Dead again: BlackBerry sinks hopes for a resurrection http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/dead-again-blackberry-sinks-hopes-resurrection-233832?source=rss_blackberry <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/blackberry_dead.jpg" alt="Dead again: BlackBerry sinks hopes for a resurrection" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology The Industry Standard BlackBerry Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 233832 at http://www.infoworld.com BlackBerry sues Ryan Seacrest's Typo over 'iconic' keyboard design http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/blackberry-sues-ryan-seacrests-typo-over-iconic-keyboard-design-233411?source=rss_blackberry <p>BlackBerry, in an effort to protect one of its key designs, has filed a copyright infringement suit against a company co-founded by Ryan Seacrest that makes a keyboard case for the iPhone.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard BlackBerry Intellectual Property iPhone Smartphones Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:13:54 +0000 admin 233411 at http://www.infoworld.com Even on cruise control, mobile still blew past the PC http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/even-cruise-control-mobile-still-blew-past-the-pc-232663?source=rss_blackberry <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/iphone5s_want.jpg" alt="Even on cruise control, mobile still blew past the PC" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Maybe it's the middle-aged blues: Mobile tech is now firmly entrenched, but not very exciting.</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Google Microsoft Motorola Mobility Windows 8 Android BlackBerry iOS iPad iPhone Smartphones Tablets Windows Phone Tue, 24 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 232663 at http://www.infoworld.com Top tech stories of 2013: Big Brother, wearables, and the struggles of aging tech giants http://www.infoworld.com/t/technology-business/top-tech-stories-of-2013-big-brother-wearables-and-the-struggles-of-aging-tech-giants-232359?source=rss_blackberry <p>Politics collided with the world of technology this year as stories about U.S. government spying stirred angst both among the country's citizens and foreign governments, and the flawed HeathCare.gov site got American health-care reform off to a rocky start. Meanwhile, the post-PC era put aging tech giants under pressure to reinvent themselves. Here in no particular order are IDG News Service's picks for the top 10 tech stories of the year.</p> E-government BlackBerry Consumer Electronics Web Services Technology Business Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 admin 232359 at http://www.infoworld.com Foxconn will develop some BlackBerry phones, in wake of quarterly loss http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/foxconn-will-develop-some-blackberry-phones-in-wake-of-quarterly-loss-233026?source=rss_blackberry <p>BlackBerry is turning to Foxconn, the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronics, to jointly develop and produce some models of handset, the two companies said on Friday.</p> <p>The deal, announced as the company reported another quarterly loss, marks a major change in strategy at BlackBerry and is the first step away from the hardware market by the struggling phone maker, which until now had developed its own devices.</p> Microsoft Windows BlackBerry Fri, 20 Dec 2013 20:49:04 +0000 admin 233026 at http://www.infoworld.com BlackBerry CEO: We'd love to try iOS, Android http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/blackberry-ceo-wed-love-try-ios-android-233027?source=rss_blackberry <p>BlackBerry's new CEO says he is "very interested" in trying to replicate some of the company's signature security and enterprise productivity on rival platforms.</p> <p>"We'd love to do it," he said when asked on a financial conference call about the possibility of expanding the BlackBerry platform to smartphones running Apple's iOS and Google's Android.</p> Mobile Technology Android BlackBerry iOS Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:37:30 +0000 admin 233027 at http://www.infoworld.com The real reason Obama can't swap his BlackBerry for an iPhone http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/the-real-reason-obama-cant-swap-his-blackberry-iphone-232525?source=rss_blackberry <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/smartphone_security.jpg" alt="The real reason Obama can't swap his BlackBerry for an iPhone" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Alexander Shirokov</p></em></div> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Android BYOD BlackBerry iOS Mobile Device Management (MDM) Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 232525 at http://www.infoworld.com BlackBerry upgrades BES to improve Android, iOS management http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/blackberry-upgrades-bes-improve-android-ios-management-231997?source=rss_blackberry <p>BlackBerry has upgraded its management platform Enterprise Server 10 (BES10) with more features for managing Android and iOS smartphones and has also improved scalability to lower overall costs.</p> <p>BlackBerry's problems are well documented, but the company is soldiering on. On Monday, the company posted <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/120213-blackberry-276505.html">an open letter</a> from CEO John Chen that emphasized its renewed focus on the enterprise market.</p> Mobile Technology Android BlackBerry iOS Mobile Device Management (MDM) Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:36:40 +0000 admin 231997 at http://www.infoworld.com