Samsung Denies Blackberry Buyout
Jan21

Samsung Denies Blackberry Buyout

Reuters reported last week that Samsung had been in talks with Blackberry to buy the company for $7.5 billion, something that Blackberry quickly denied. Samsung was coyer on the matter, although the company has spoken of the report through co-CEO JK Shin. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal he said that there have been no discussions of a buyout, but the company hare talking about the possibility "to work with BlackBerry and develop...

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Could Samsung Buy Blackberry?
Jan16

Could Samsung Buy Blackberry?

A report from Reuters suggests that Korean company Samsung has held talks with Canadian smartphone brand Blackberry (formerly known as RIM) over a $7.5 billion proposed buyout of the company. According to the very reputable news outlet, Samsung has designs on Blackberry’s vast portfolio of patents and not necessarily its smartphone output. So much so, Sammy is willing to pay $13.35 to $15.49 per share, which is at least 38% over the...

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Blackberry Blog Post Explains Good (Bad) Points of Passport
Dec16

Blackberry Blog Post Explains Good (Bad) Points of Passport

Blackberry has posted a "funny" and sarcastic blog article on its website entitled "11 things wrong with the BlackBerry Passport," but here's the shock, the points made are actually all the good things about the device (are your sides splitting yet?). It is meant to be a hearty response to all those people who have hated on the Passport for numerous reasons. I actually like the Passport, so I am not one of those haters, but here are...

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Blackberry: No Deal with Chinese Companies
Dec09

Blackberry: No Deal with Chinese Companies

Blackberry has built a reputation for being the most secure mobile platform even if some would argue the point, while the company talks up the safety of its BB10 software ad nausea. Over the last couple of years security among nations has been at the fore and the mobile space was involved in the debate and scandal. China has been roundly accused by the international community of using private companies (such as ZTE and Huawei) to spy...

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Blackberry to Monetize BBM on your Device
Nov26

Blackberry to Monetize BBM on your Device

When Blackberry almost collapsed in 2013 there were few good signs for the future for the company to build on. However, services offered a glimmer of hope and provided a small chance of success in all the gloom, with the likes of BBM starting to help Blackberry get out of the mire. The end of that tunnel has not yet been reached, but BBM has moved to other platforms and become relatively popular and is making enough of an impact that...

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