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WhatsApp to Ditch BlackBerry, iOS App Gains Dropbox Support and More

By the end of 2016, support for WhatsApp Messenger on a number of mobile platforms will be discontinued, the company has announced in a recent blog entry. Most notable of these mobile platforms is BlackBerry, including the latest BlackBerry 10, Nokia Symbian S60 and Windows Phone 7.1. The company says that it has made this decision...

BlackBerry CEO Slams Apple’s Approach to User Privacy

In a new blog post titled "The Encryption Debate: a Way Forward”, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has slammed Apple's approach towards the privacy of users, saying that the greater good should not be above its reputation. For years, government officials have pleaded to the technology industry for help," he wrote. "Yet [the requests] have been met with disdain.” Meanwhile, Apple...

BlackBerry PRIV Pre-Orders Launch in Canada for $899

For those iPhone users looking to switch back to BlackBerry, the company has launched pre-orders for their PRIV slider, which features their classic keyboard, but this time runs Android OS—for the first time ever. The BlackBerry PRIV is available for Canadians at the price of $899, for the device which includes a 5.4-inch display, 18MP...

BlackBerry Considering Launching a New Device Running Android: Reuters

Citing anonymous sources, Reuters reports that BlackBerry is considering launching a new device running Android. What has been an open secret (you just needed to have a look the recent OS market share reports) is now official: If the Canadian smartphone manufacturer launches an Android device, it would be equivalent to admitting defeat, and a...

Former BlackBerry CEO Admits Company’s Bid to Beat iPhone ‘Blew Up’

Former BlackBerry co-chief executive Jim Balsillie has today admitted publicly that the company’s reputation was dealt a major blow by the touchscreen-based BlackBerry Storm, which was a “rushed attempt to fend of Apple’s iPhone”. While speaking to the audience in a fireside chat at an Empire Club of Canada event in Toronto, Balsillie said, "It was...

BlackBerry Would Team Up with Apple on Security, Says CEO

BlackBerry is losing ground every day to Apple (and Android) in the worldwide smartphone market it helped create. But there is one a particular segment where Apple may need help, and BlackBerry would jump in, the company CEO has told CNN. That area is security. While iOS was created with security at its core, BlackBerry...

BlackBerry Posts a Surprise Q4 Profit, Determined to End Revenue Slide

BlackBerry has today announced a surprise quarterly profit, with its stock rising as high as $9.77, up 3.1% on the Nasdaq, despite a much bigger-than-expected decline in fiscal Q4 revenue. According to Reuters, the company said it is pushing to end a slide in its revenue in this fiscal year. "Our financial viability is no longer in question....