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John Chen named Executive of the Year by Ascend Canada

John Chen named Executive of the Year by Ascend Canada

Ascend Canada has announced the recipients for their 4th Annual Ascend Canada Leadership Awards. Among the five individuals recognized at the gala celebrations on April 4th, was BlackBerry CEO John Chen who took home the award for Executive of the Year. "All of this year's Ascend Canada Leadership Awards recipients are leaders in the community. They're not afraid to speak up for inclusion...

BlackBerry Secure webinar taking place on April 6

Find out how BlackBerry is securing the connected world in a new webinar that airs tomorrow afternoon. The showcase will feature David Kleidermacher, Chief Security Officer at BlackBerry. Kleidermacher will be joined by Alex Manea and Jonathan Jackson to discuss BlackBerry Secure and what this terminology means as BlackBerry advances BlackBerry UEM (Unified endpoint management) formerly known...

What happens when BlackBerry gobbles up your startup?

You work at a startup, then out of nowhere 'BlackBerry' of all companies swoops in and buys you up for $59 million in cash. You're now an enterprise developer, and your work culture has entirely shifted. But what happens next? That's the initial framing for a fascinating story shared by BlackBerry employee Uri Shaked who came to work at BlackBerry as part of the WatchDox acquisition which...

Following BlackBerry's Year-End and Q4 fiscal 2017 results, BlackBerry CEO John Chen spoke with Bloomberg Technology's Gerrit De Vynck to discuss a wide range of topics including BlackBerry's increase in software sales, the company's current profitability as well as current and possible partnerships in automotive as well as their moves in cybersecurity. One thing that stands out here is...

BlackBerry Mobile clears the air surrounding KEYone availability

President & GM of TCL Communication (TCT) North America, Steve Cistulli, has taken to Twitter clarifying some information regarding the BlackBerry KEYone launch that was shared earlier this morning by BlackBerry CEO John Chen. During MWC17 the media was told that availability would begin in April. Fast forward to today, John Chen in the Q4 earnings call told listeners that BlackBerry...

Listen to the replay of BlackBerry's Q4 fiscal 2017 earnings call

If you missed out on tuning into our live blog, you can now go ahead and listen to the replay of BlackBerry's Q4 fiscal 2017 earnings call. As noted in BlackBerry's press release, the earnings for Q4 Fiscal 2017 came in above expectations, and there were plenty of Q4 highlights noted. Q4 Highlights Q4 non-GAAP total revenue of $297 million; GAAP total revenue of $286 million Q4 non-GAAP...

BlackBerry Year-End and Q4 fiscal 2017 earnings call live blog!

With BlackBerry's Year-End and Q4 fiscal 2017 results now announced, next on the agenda is the conference call and live webcast which will be held beginning at 8 a.m. ET. You can tune in by dialing into 1-844-309-0607 or by logging onto the BlackBerry Investor site. As always, we invite you to join our live chat below and discuss the latest news with others. A replay of the conference call...

BlackBerry announces Year-End and Q4 fiscal 2017 results

BlackBerry announces Year-End and Q4 fiscal 2017 results

BlackBerry has now announced their Year-End and Q4 fiscal 2017 results. Non-GAAP revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 was $297 million with GAAP revenue of $286 million. Approximately 80% of the fourth quarter Software & Services segment revenue (excluding IP licensing and professional services) was recurring. BlackBerry had over 3,500 enterprise customer orders in the quarter...

In addition to the various other app updates BlackBerry has released recently through Google Play, they've now also announced that they've made improvements to the Productivity Tab app found on BlackBerry Android devices such as Priv, DTEK50 and DTEK60. Today, we're proud to announce a major update for all BlackBerry Android devices, including PRIV, DTEK50 and DTEK60 (and coming devices...

New updates for BlackBerry Hub, Launcher, Notable, DTEK and more now available!

With the month of March coming to a close and a new monthly update expected to arrive soon, BlackBerry has begun pushing their (mostly) monthly app updates as well. This time around, the changelogs for each are pretty slim only noting bug fixes, performance enhancements or improvements but that's pretty standard anyway. For those of you who like version numbers, the apps from the BlackBerry Hub...

BlackBerry will announce Year-End and Q4 fiscal 2017 results on March 31

As per their scheduled investor events, BlackBerry has now announced they will be announcing their Year-End and Q4 fiscal 2017 results on March 31, 2017. A conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 8 a.m. ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-844-309-0607 or heading over to the BlackBery Investor page and listening in live. A replay of the conference call will also be...

Grab a limited edition CrackBerry 10th Anniversary mug now!

Last few hours to get your mug purchased before they disappear forever! February 26th, 2017 marked TEN YEARS since CrackBerry's official launch date and now you can commemorate all the fun and excitement with this limited edition CrackBerry 10th Anniversary mug. Every morning, you can fill it with an awesome beverage of your choice and help us celebrate this milestone! As they are a limited...

Toysoft offers some of their best BlackBerry 10 apps free for a limited time!

Over the course of BlackBerry 10's existence, Toysoft has created a ton of great apps for the OS and in turn, has received plenty of love back from the community. As part of a thank you promotion, Toysoft has for a limited time gone ahead and dropped pricing on some of those great apps. In total, Toysoft is offering 11 apps for FREE with 100 copies of each available when you use the redeem...

BlackBerry adds the DTEK50 to their spring savings deals! Grab one now for only $249

Previously we let you all know about BlackBerry's 'Spring into Savings' offers that featured the BlackBerry Priv reduced to $349 USD and accessories 40% off, but if you were hoping for BlackBerry to add another device to the mix, your patience has been rewarded. BlackBerry has now added the DTEK50 to the list of devices discounted and right now, through ShopBlackBerry you can pick up a DTEK50...

Super Mario Run now available for Android!

The Nintendo nostalgia machine is strong here Apparently, Nintendo couldn't wait to launch Super Mario Run for Android and decided to go ahead and surprise all those waiting for March 23, the previously announced launch date on Android, by rolling out the game a day early. We've released #SuperMarioRun on Android a bit early! Download it now on Google Play: https://t.co/u4H9bycTyr pic....

BlackBerry KEYone finally checks in at the FCC

BlackBerry KEYOne finally checks in at the FCC

For whatever reason, there has been a small subset of folks out there concerned about how long it has taken for the BlackBerry KEYone to check in at the FCC, but finally, we can put their worries to rest. Some of the confidentiality agreements have now expired and the KEYone and some of the FCC information for the device is now ready for your perusal. As expected, some of the details are still...

Ahead of preparations for the CrackBerry Meetup in New York City, CrackBerry Kevin stopped by the Cheddar studios today to discuss the BlackBerry KEYone. If you missed out on watching it live, you can now check out the replay which has been posted to YouTube. Go ahead and hit play!

BlackBerry has now announced that its crisis communication software, BlackBerry AtHoc, has received Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorization after passing the rigorous federal security and risk management review process required to offer a cloud service to the US Federal government. Speaking on the achievement, John Chen, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive...

CrackBerry Podcast: Catch up

Looking to get caught up on the latest BlackBerry news? Make sure you check out the latest episode of the CrackBerry Podcast! Now that James is back from the awesome CrackBerry meetup in Miami, and CrackBerry Kevin is off to New York for the next one, we figured we better get a podcast in that covers all the BlackBerry news that happened in the past week. Settle in for the next 45...

To help expand BlackBerry's reach in the embedded technologies world and reduce product time to market, BlackBerry has now announced a partner program that will help 'build a worldwide network of experts trained on BlackBerry QNX and Certicom technologies'. "The explosion of unsecured Internet of Things devices and embedded systems has presented a tremendous opportunity for security and...

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