The rise of WhatsApp in South Africa — and how it can fall
WhatsApp didn’t stumble into dominance. It grew into the dominant force in mobile messaging over many years, and it could be overtaken by its competition if it repeats the mistakes of the platforms it defeated.
Even though WhatsApp...
Back in Black(Berry)
The next BlackBerry-branded smartphone will launch in 2021, and licensed manufacturer OnwardMobility has launched a waiting list for the next device.
BlackBerry and OnwardMobility first announced their partnership last year, promising to launch a new 5G smartphone with a...
BlackBerry smartphones return thanks to new agreement with OnwardMobility
Security startup OnwardMobility has announced that it will launch a new 5G BlackBerry smartphone with a physical keyboard.
This follows after TCL Communication said earlier this year that it would stop selling BlackBerry...
BlackBerry appoints former Cisco executive as COO
BlackBerry Ltd. said Bryan Palma would take over as the company’s president and chief operating officer, reporting to chief executive officer and chairman John Chen.
Palma would be responsible for the BlackBerry’s core product and services...
BlackBerry profits beat analyst estimates
BlackBerry Ltd. reported quarterly sales that beat analysts’ forecasts, extending a run of positive surprises on that metric to six quarters and signaling its reinvention as a software company is taking hold.
The company swung to a profit of $59...
BlackBerry to purchase Cylance for $1.4 billion
BlackBerry Ltd., the former mobile phone giant that’s now focused on producing software, is acquiring cybersecurity company Cylance Inc. for $1.4 billion.
Waterloo, Ontario-based BlackBerry said the acquisition of Cylance would enable it to add...
I have 2 different blackberry phones(PRIV, Key One , Key2), each purchased from Vodacom, which I believed were not network locked.
I recently switched to Telkom Mobile and have noticed that LTE is not available to either for these phones. I am able to access LTE on every other network with...
Facebook accuses BlackBerry of stealing voice messaging technology
Facebook Inc. is suing BlackBerry Ltd. for patent infringement, escalating the legal battle between the two companies over protected technology.
In a 118-page complaint filed filed Tuesday in San Francisco federal court...
A few years ago, I had a BlackBerry device (it was on prepaid with Vodacom) on which I set up an e-mail account. The domain of this e-mail account was @mobileemail.vodafonesa.co.za. I got rid of the BlackBerry device, and now I cannot access the e-mails on that e-mail account. Does anyone know...
BlackBerry plummets due to poor software revenue
BlackBerry Ltd. plunged the most in a year after investors focused on weak growth in software revenues that the company’s head said was due to a change in accounting standards.
Shares in the Waterloo, Ontario-based company fell as much as...
BlackBerry partners with Jaguar on next-generation vehicles
BlackBerry will help Jaguar Land Rover develop new automotive technology, adding another major brand to its web of partnerships on car software.
Item name (be very descriptive): Blackberry 9720 cellphone in excellent condition. Includes charger.
Age and condition: Excellent
Do you include packaging: Yes
Reason for selling: Not needed
Location: Gauteng east rand
Shipping or collection...
BlackBerry shares soar after record software revenue
BlackBerry Ltd. shares soared Thursday after record software revenue helped earnings beat analysts’ estimates, reassuring investors that the former smartphone maker is succeeding in a pivot away from hardware and will hit growth targets...
BlackBerry smartphones – Their death is near
The latest figures from NetMarketShare show that Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) is the most popular version of the Google mobile OS.
January 2017 figures reveal that Android 5.1 and Android 4.4 come in second and third respectively in the Android...