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Due to ‘volatile state,’ Pfizer tells staff to ditch BlackBerry for iPhone and Android

Pfizer is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies with a staff of over 90,000 people. In a recent memo posted on Bloomberg,

“Pfizer told employees who use BlackBerry devices to instead get an Apple Inc. phone or one run on Google Inc.’s Android operating system. The drugmaker cited Waterloo, Ontario-based BlackBerry’s declining market share and noted that the company attempted to sell itself.

“In response to declining sales, the company is in a volatile state,” New York-based Pfizer told employees in a memo obtained by Bloomberg News. “We recommend that BlackBerry clients use their BlackBerry devices and plan to migrate to a new device at normal contract expiration.”

This is bad news for Blackberry, but worse things are happening for the company. They recently announced they had $1 billion in unsold products and would have to cut 4,500 jobs. Blackberry is struggling in the industry of mobile technology with little hope to catch up to its competitors.

 

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Blackberry takeover

Blackberry has been looking for a buyer for over two months. It was thought that Fairfax would buyout the company, however, blackberry has said that fairfax is an investor for the blackberry company. Also fairfax along with a few other companies have invested $1 Billion into the blackberry company. While a buyout is being considered, blackberry’s CEO Thornston Heins will step down and John Chen will take over as interim CEO. It’s in hope that Chen will turn the company around and get the ball rolling. As of right now blackberry is still in waiting, and needing rescue in all ways possible.

Source: http://www.techradar.com/us/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/blackberry-takeover-plan-abandoned-as-thorsten-heins-steps-down-1196359

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Blackberry Won’t Break Up Company

After being on the table for more than three months, unnamed sources say that the companies Board of Directors will not accept any deals that would split the company up. These sources say that the Board of Directors for Blackberry does not see a break up as being in the best interest for stakeholders of the company. It is true that a division and sell off of parts of the company would affect shareholders, employees and other investors, the extent of a break would affect each differently. Microsoft and Apple expressed interest in buying up patents while other technology companies such as Lenovo expressed interesting in buying up more significant portions of the company. For the time being, it appears that Blackberry has given up its plan to sell and has instead appointed a new interim chief executive. Read More…

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10M Early Downloaders Show BlackBerry Some BBM Love

This week brought some good news for the once-dominant mobile phone maker at last. Specifically, just 24 hours after releasing its BlackBerry Messenger chat app for Android and iOS devices, downloads had already topped 10 million. This article talks about the sudden upside to Blackberry’s misfortunes.

 

10M Early Downloaders Show BlackBerry Some BBM Love

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Lenovo looks at acquiring Blackberry

Chinese computer maker Lenovo is looking into a deal to possibly expand its smartphone market out of China by buying out smartphone maker Blackberry. Blackberry has been on the table for sale for a wire now and is actively looking for a buyer. CEO of Lenovo, Yang Yuanqing, expressed his interest in Blackberry under certain market conditions. Recently, Lenovo has filed a non-disclousure agreement to look at Blackberrys book to see the real position of their corporation. This could be a big move for both companies since Blackberry has been looking for a buyer for quite some time and since Lenovo has had experience buying into business dominant electronics companies like IBM. This interest may face large opposition from regulators since the US and Canada has a large relationship with Blackberry. Read More…

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Jabil Circuit backing down as Blackberrys manufacturer

With Blackberry facing near billion dollar losses in Q2 and the probability of a $4.7 billion dollar buyout by Fairfax Holdings the company also has to deal with Jabil Circuit, the manufacturer for Blackberry, looking to disengage from their relationship. Blackberry composes 12% of what Jabil manufacturers behind Apple at 19%. For Jabil is has to be a difficult decision to rethink the relationship with Blackberry but the results to the companies balance sheets because of Blackberrys demise are causing the company difficulty. If the relationship were to cease and Jabil no longer manufactures Blackberry product it would be a huge loss to both companies, it would be costly for Jabil because it would take time and result in closing factories and laying off workers. Read more…

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BlackBerry 10 Developer Support Confirmed Despite BlackBerry Woes | BGR

A survey was taken at the BlackBerry Jam Asia 2013 conference, which showed that a number of developers are not giving up on BlackBerry and will continue to build and support apps for BlackBerry 10.  Developers will continue to support smaller mobile platforms because the larger ones like Apple and Android have so many apps that it is hard to make yours noticeable.  However BlackBerry is talking to Fairfax Holdings about a $4.7 billion buyout.

BlackBerry 10 Developer Support Confirmed Despite BlackBerry Woes | BGR.

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T-Mobile yanks BlackBerry phones from stores after no one buys them

T-Mobile is giving up on selling BlackBerry phones in its retail stores. T-Mobile corporate services VP David Carey told Reuters on Wednesday that T-Mobile is giving BlackBerry phones the boot after finding out what most of us already suspected: People just weren’t buying the things. T-Mobile wants to put that shelf space to better use. This is bad news for Blackberry which is already in big trouble, the last thing they need is for their phones to be pulled from stores.

 

 

Read more at:  http://venturebeat.com/2013/09/26/t-mobile-yanks-blackberry-phones-from-stores-after-discovering-that-no-one-was-buying-them/#9jUcVVXyYSLs58Tl.99

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Blackberry reports near $1 Billion Loss in Q2 2014

Blackberry reported this afternoon after a stop in trading that they had a net operating loss of $990 million to $995 million. The company noted that the loss was largely in part of underwhelming Blackberry Z10 sales. The quarterly earnings took a large hit too, with nearly have the revenue and phones shipped in Q2 compared to Q1. In order to turn their situation around Blackberry aims to make the Z10 a flagship introductory device to draw in new smartphone users. Also a devastating result of the near billion dollar loss is a layoff of some 4,500 employees. Hopefully Blackberry can begin to just gain a hold on their market position or else it seems that they will begin to lose more revenue. Read More…

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BlackBerry’s Z30 smartphone

BlackBerry has announced its next BlackBerry 10 device, the z30.  The z30 has a 5 inch screen, and a faster 1.7 gigahertz dual-core processor.  The z30 is also BlackBerry’s first phone to ship with the BB 10 version 10.2.  BlackBerry seems to be stepping up their game with smartphones, but can they keep up?

BlackBerry Z30: A new flagship BB10 smartphone with a 5-inch screen | VentureBeat.

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Blackberry launching first BBX smartphone next year

Leaked BlackBerry London is real, launching in Q3.

To try and stay alive in the mobile market blackberry is going to introduce “The London” next year, which will be the company’s first BBX-based smartphone.

RIM still has not been able to get BES or BBM working on BBX devices — probably the only two features BlackBerry phones are still known for these days — so launch details are anything but firm right now.

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CDN Mobile Solutions Launches Its Blackberry App “Personal translator” in Blackberry App World

As a part of its enduring strategy to provide customers with the best, CDN Mobile Solutions is ready with its blackberry application “personal translator” version 2.5.0 in the blackberry market.

Personal Translator is an application that translates your written words into another language and reads it aloud. It translates the words and phrases between various languages including Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish. The app detects the language in your phone and then converts it into the one in which you want.

Users can buy all the 20 language kits with 25% discounts or even specific language kit like Chinese, Cezch, European Dutch, etc. at the available price of $1.99.

Read More at: http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2012/04/08/cdn-mobile-solutions-launches-its-blackberry-app-%E2%80%9Cpersonal-translator%E2%80%9D-blackberry-app-wor

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Telerik’s Kendo UI Expands to Support Mobile App Development

HTML5/JavaScript framework by Telerik offers everything developers need for development of advanced mobile apps on iOS, Android and new Blackberry platform

Telerik, an end-to-end provider of software applicationlifecycle and content management solutions, announces the next major release of Kendo UI Complete, a collection of Web, DataViz and Mobile tools targeted at professional software developers providing everything needed for front-end development with JavaScript and HTML5 for sites and mobile apps.

“With this major release of Kendo UI we are taking a huge step towards simplifying mobile app development with HTML and JavaScript,” said Todd Anglin, Vice President, HTML5 Web and Mobile Tools. “We have officially introduced Kendo UI Mobile, which provides mobile UI widgets that automatically adapt to the native look-and-feel of iOS, Android, and BlackBerry devices. It’s the fastest way to build a mobile app that can reach the biggest audience.”

Read More At: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/teleriks-kendo-ui-expands-to-support-mobile-app-development-2012-03-22