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MWC 2014: BlackBerry unveils Z3, Q20 smartphones

Feb 26, 13:54

BlackBerry has unveiled two new smartphones, the BlackBerry Z3 and BlackBerry Q20, at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014. The Z3 packs a 5-inch touchscreen and target markets in Southeast...

Foxconn chairman Terry Gou with a BlackBerry Z3

Indonesia market: BlackBerry to stage a turnaround with Jakarta model

Feb 13, 22:05

The BlackBerry-Foxconn tie-up is expected to launch their first jointly developed BlackBerry 10-based smartphone, the Jakarta, in Indonesia in April, according to industry sources.

FIH/BlackBerry cooperation may help activate Foxconn Indonesia investments

Dec 23, 21:32

Foxconn International Holdings' (FIH's) recent cooperation with smartphone vendor BlackBerry is expected to help resume Foxconn's investment plans in Indonesia, which have not been...

BlackBerry partners with Foxconn for smartphone production

Dec 23, 11:17

Foxconn Electronics has confirmed that its Hong Kong-listed subsidiary FIH Mobile has signed a 5-year deal with BlackBerry to undertake OEM production of the vendor's smartphones.

BlackBerry may replace core hardware devices business with software services

Dec 4, 15:09

BlackBerry is likely to replace its core hardware devices business with software services due to the growing popularity of its BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) services, according to industry...

Nokia, LG Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications to stay in tablet market

Nov 21, 16:10

Smartphone vendors Nokia, LG Electronics and Sony Mobile Communications are likely to continue to stay in the tablet market, while rivals including HTC, Motorola Mobility and BlackBerry...

Android OEMs expand enterprise smartphone portfolios to take on iOS and bury BlackBerry, says ABI Research

Nov 19, 15:16

According to a new report from ABI Research, Android smartphone OEMs are taking advantage of a solid presence among consumers and mobile business users to drive more business entity...

Nokia, BlackBerry to retire old platforms differently

Oct 9, 15:20

Nokia and BlackBerry are to take different approaches to retire their old mobile operating platforms due to varied market conditions, according to industry observers.

Digitimes Research: Prospects remain bleak for BlackBerry

Oct 8, 15:35

Despite accepting an acquisition offer from its shareholder Fairfax Financial, the prospects of BlackBerry remain bleak as the hardware specifications and operating platforms of its...

BlackBerry focus on enterprise market to benefit application developers, says top executives

Sep 27, 14:40

BlackBerry's strategy to focus on the enterprise and professional segment will benefit application developers since users in the segment have high demands for a variety of applications,...

App developers to not give up BlackBerry 10 or Windows Phone 8, say sources

Sep 27, 11:41

Most of mobile application developers participating in BlackBerry Jam Asia 2013 have indicated that they will not quit BlackBerry 10 or Windows Phone 8 developments mainly because...

BlackBerry agrees to acquisition deal with consortium

Sep 24, 21:53

BlackBerry has announced it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) under which a consortium to be led by Fairfax Financial Holdings has offered to acquire the company for US$4.7 billion...

Ichia keypad shipments to BlackBerry unaffected by acquisition agreement

Sep 24, 21:42

Flexible PCB and keypad maker Ichia Technologies has said that its production of keypads for BlackBerry for the rest of 2013 will remain unchanged for the time being. The smartphone...

Nokia to step into large-size smartphone market in October, say sources

Sep 23, 16:01

Nokia reportedly will join the large-size smartphone segment by releasing its 6-inch Lumia 1520 in October after BlackBerry announced its 5-inch BlackBerry Z30 smartphone recently,...

Taiwan handset supply chain to be affected by restructuring plans at BlackBerry

Sep 23, 11:36

Sales of Taiwan-based ODM/OEM maker Wistron and handset component suppliers Silitech Technology and Ichia Technologies are likely to be affected by the planned restructuring program...

Windows and BlackBerry face challenges to become 3rd-largest mobile OS ecosystem, says ABI Research

Sep 2, 13:21

ABI Research's recent smartphone research shows Android accounted for 80% of all smartphones shipped worldwide in the second quarter of 2013. The next largest ecosystem, Apple's iOS,...

Digitimes Research: Global smartphone shipments to reach 950 million in 2013

Aug 19, 16:01

Global smartphone shipments reached 420 million units in the first half of 2013 and are expected to top nearly 950 million units for the full year, Digitimes Research has estimated...

China market: iPhone loses ground as local brands poised for growth, says TrendForce

Aug 19, 10:32

The iPhone now leads Samsung Electronics in the "brand recognition" category by only 1% in China's smartphone market, according to the most recent survey conducted by Avanti,...

China market: Branded smartphone vendors reshuffle top management to stay afloat

Aug 16, 15:44

A number of branded smartphone vendors have recently reshuffled the top management of their operations in China as they are struggling to stay afloat in the country's smartphone industry...

BlackBerry likely to be sold in parts as it looks for strategic alternatives, say sources

Aug 14, 15:11

The chance is low for BlackBerry to be acquired by any rival companies after the Canada-based smartphone vendor announced recently that it has formed a special committee to explore...

Indonesia market: smartphone shipments to reach 12-15 million units in 2013

Jul 29, 15:14

Sales of smartphones in Indonesia are expected to top 12-15 million units or 20-25% of total handset sold in the market in 2013, according to market observers.

BlackBerry, Nokia to not launch 5-inch or above smartphones until end of 2013, say sources

Jul 29, 10:35

While vendors of Android smartphones have been competing each other fiercely in the 5-inch segment, vendors of other platforms, including BlackBerry, Nokia and Apple are unlikely...

Supply chain remains upbeat for 2H13 after BlackBerry releases dismal quarterly results

Jul 2, 11:35

The supply chain for BlackBerry smartphones in Taiwan remains positive about the business outlook for the Canada-based smartphone vendor in the second half of 2013 after the vendor...

Order visibility from BlackBerry extends to 2-3 quarters, say suppliers

Jun 17, 11:42

Order visibility from BlackBerry has been extended to 2-3 quarters compared to a mere one quarter previously as the Canada-based smartphone vendor plans to release 3-4 new models...

BlackBerry stepping up purchases of parts and components, say Taiwan makers

May 31, 11:04

BlackBerry has recently stepped up its purchases of parts and components, including small-size LCD panels, from suppliers in Taiwan thanks to strong sales of BlackBerry 10 devices,...

Asia Pacific leads worldwide mobile phone sales growth in 1Q13, says Gartner

May 16, 22:10

Worldwide mobile phone sales to end users totaled nearly 426 million units in the first quarter of 2013, a slight increase of 0.7% from the same period in 2012, according to Gartner...

BlackBerry to offer BBM on Android and iOS platforms

May 15, 22:16

BlackBerry plans to offer its messenger app, BBM, to competing platforms such as Google's Android and Apple's iOS.

Wistron expected to become largest ODM for BlackBerry in 2013

May 14, 19:58

Wistron has taken over BlackBerry's R&D staff of about 100 members based in Chicago and is expected to undertake production of 50-60% of the vendor's smartphones launched in 2013,...

Nokia, BlackBerry to steal spotlight with new models or roadmaps in mid-May

May 6, 21:27

Nokia and BlackBerry will try to steal the spotlight from the market and smartphone users in mid-May as the two vendors will unveil either new smartphones or product roadmaps in huge...

Taiwan market: BlackBerry launches Z10

Apr 15, 23:45

BlackBerry and Taiwan Mobile (TWM), one of the three largest mobile telecom carriers in Taiwan, on April 15 jointly announced the launch of Z10, a smartphone model based on the BlackBerry...

Unimicron shipping any-layer HDI boards to Samsung, HTC and BlackBerry, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 14, 16:09

PCB maker Unimicron Technology reportedly has landed orders for any-layer HDI boards from Samsung Electronics, HTC and BlackBerry for their latest smartphone models, according to...

Lenovo acquisition of Blackberry quite unlikely due to Canada government, say Taiwan makers

Mar 13, 15:53

While Lenovo has expressed its willingness to acquire Canada-based vendor Blackberry to enhance its competitiveness in the international business-use PC market, the bid is likely...

Android, iOS combine for 91.1% of worldwide smartphone OS market in 4Q12, says IDC

Feb 18, 11:25

Android and iOS, the number one and number two ranked smartphone operating systems (OS) worldwide, combined for 91.1% of all smartphone shipments during the fourth quarter of 2012,...

RIM introduces 2 new smartphones; changes company name to BlackBerry

Jan 31, 21:51

Research In Motion (RIM) has changed its name to BlackBerry, and has introduced two new smartphones based on the new BlackBerry 10 platform, the Z10 and Q10. The two models will be...

RIM optimistic about BlackBerry 10 orders

Dec 22, 15:11

Smartphone maker Research in Motion (RIM) plans to introduce BlackBerry 10 to expand market share. According to Thorsten Heins, president and CEO of RIM, there have been some 150...

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    BlackBerry Curve 8520

    The new BlackBerry Curve 8520 is a Wi-Fi-enabled device that features a highly tactile full-QWERTY keyboard, touch-sensitive optical trackpad and multimedia capabilities. The Curve...

    Photo: Company, Aug 17.

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    RIM introduces BlackBerry Tour in North America

    The BlackBerry Tour smartphone supports high-speed 3G EV-DO Rev. A networks in North America, as well as 3G UMTS/HSPA (2100Mhz) and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM networks abroad, according...

    Photo: Company, Jun 23.

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    RIM's push-to-talk smartphone BlackBerry Curve 8350i

    The BlackBerry Curve 8350i smartphone utilizes iDEN technology on the Nextel National Network. It offers Nextel Direct Connect that facilitiates sub-second call set up to the push-to-talk...

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