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Aug 26, 2016 BlackBerry announces redemption of existing convertible debentures and issuance of new convertible debentures
Following the halting of BlackBerry stock for pending news, BlackBerry has now announced the redemption of existing Convertible Debentures and the issuance of new Convertible Debentures. Additionally, BlackBerry also announced that it has entered into an agreement with Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and other institutional investors who will subscribe for 3.75% unsecured convertible debentures of BlackBerry on a private placement basis for an aggregate subscription price of USD$605 million. Continue Reading →
Aug 24, 2016 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sends BlackBerry shareholder lawsuit back to lower court
A lawsuit brought against BlackBerry by shareholders alleging that BlackBerry and its executives knowingly misled investors about the sale performance of the BlackBerry Z10 in order to artificially inflate its stock price, has been kicked back to a lower-court judge for further review in light of what plaintiffs claim is new evidence. Continue Reading →
Aug 23, 2016 BlackBerry's software business continues to grow with new customers in Australia and New Zealand
Momentum builds in Australia and New Zealand as organizations choose BlackBerry's cross-platform solutions for multi-OS EMM, secure file-sharing, and networked crisis communications. Continue Reading →
Aug 18, 2016 BlackBerry files patent infringement lawsuit against BLU Products in Florida
Following their filing of a patent infringement lawsuit against Avaya in Texas, BlackBerry has now initiated two patent infringement lawsuits against BLU Products, Inc. in Florida. Continue Reading →
Aug 10, 2016 BlackBerry certifies first Global Platinum Solutions providers for Security and Mobility Services
BlackBerry today announced the first wave of Platinum achievements for partners as a result of the renewed Enterprise Partner Program for solutions providers. The program was launched in May and with ISEC7, GFI, GENOA and novalink, already four global partners are now ranked in the top tier level. Continue Reading →
Aug 09, 2016 INPS chooses BlackBerry's BES12 to securely manage its multi-platform mobile fleet
BlackBerry today announced that In Practice Systems Ltd (INPS), a leader in unique medical software for primary care and the wider healthcare environment in the UK, has upgraded to BES12 to securely manage its multi-platform mobile fleet. Continue Reading →
Aug 04, 2016 BlackBerry announces normal course issuer bid for convertible debentures
"We intend to take advantage of our strong cash position to repurchase convertible debentures in order to reduce both our interest expense and potential future dilution of our shareholders," said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry. Continue Reading →
Aug 02, 2016 BlackBerry files patent infringement lawsuit against Avaya in Texas
Looking to protect their patent assets, BlackBerry has initiated a patent infringement lawsuit against Avaya in Texas. In the suit, BlackBerry alleges that Avaya Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara has infringed eight of its US patents pertaining to various mobile communications technologies. Continue Reading →
Jul 21, 2016 Watch John Chen's keynote from the BlackBerry Security Summit 2016
If you were not able to catch our live blog to follow along with the BlackBerry Security Summit, BlackBerry has now uploaded another portion of the event following the release of Rudy Giuliani's keynote. This time around, BlackBerry CEO John Chen's keynote from the BlackBerry Security Summit has been posted for all. Continue Reading →
Jul 06, 2016 BlackBerry users have nothing to fear, the keyboard is here to stay
Now that BlackBerry has officially announced the BlackBerry Classic will no longer be manufactured, as expected, several media outlets have gone a little crazy with declaring the end of the BlackBerry keyboard and BlackBerry. You know, as they have done for years now. In response to the reports, BlackBerry's Senior Vice President for Global Device Sales, Alex Thurber took to Twitter to let everyone know the keyboard is here to stay. Continue Reading →
Jun 30, 2016 Here's the video John Chen showed at BlackBerry's 2016 AGM
If you'll recall, BlackBerry CEO John Chen showed off a new video during BlackBerry's annual general meeting of shareholders. At the time, those tuned in live via webcast were not able to view it, but BlackBerry has now posted it to YouTube for everyone to check out. Continue Reading →
Jun 28, 2016 BlackBerry amps up advertising efforts for their New York pop-up store
Now that BlackBerry has opened up a brand new pop-up store in New York at Brookfield Place, there has been a pretty interesting increase happening in regards to their advertising efforts. Several new videos have now been uploaded to the BlackBerry YouTube channel, which highlights the store location at the end of them. Plus, BlackBerry has also taken out multiple ad placements within New York including taxi cabs. Continue Reading →
Jun 23, 2016 John Chen discusses BlackBerry profit forecast and new smartphones
Making his media rounds after the BlackBerry earnings call, BlackBerry CEO John Chen sat down to talk with Bloomberg's Emily Chang about the Q1 Fiscal 2017 results, the full-fiscal year profit forecast, two new phones coming to market as well as the future of BlackBerry hardware production. Continue Reading →
Jun 22, 2016 Listen to the BlackBerry annual and special meeting replay
If you missed out or just plain skipped the BlackBerry annual and special meeting webcast, you can now go ahead and listen to the replay. Continue Reading →
Jun 14, 2016 BlackBerry named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for EMM Suites
BlackBerry has announced they have been named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Suites. Continue Reading →
Jun 10, 2016 BlackBerry to announce Q1 2017 results on June 23
Keeping in line with the date laid out on their [Investor events calendar](, BlackBerry has announced they will be reporting results Q1 2017 results on June 23rd for the period ending May 31, 2016. Continue Reading →
May 23, 2016 John Chen discusses why he came to BlackBerry, his future plans and more
John Chen is no stranger to turning companies around, and that is what his main focus was when he came to BlackBerry. The Washington Post recently interviewed Chen to discuss his plans, why he accepted the job and more. Continue Reading →
May 10, 2016 John Chen talks to CNN Money about the saturated smartphone market
Last week, BlackBerry CEO John Chen attended the Milken Global Conference 2016 to take part in the Digital Darwinism: How Companies Can Survive and Thrive in the Digital Age panel. In addition to the panel discussion, John Chen also sat down with CNN Money's Cristina Alesci to discuss the smartphone industry, whether BlackBerry is still relevant, and which is more secure — a BlackBerry or an iPhone. Continue Reading →
May 02, 2016 John Chen: We have two new phones coming out between now and the end of the year
Ahead of appearing at Milken Institute Global Conference, BlackBerry CEO John Chen sat down with CNBC's Brian Sullivan to discuss all things BlackBerry. While the interview didn't really dig deep into new information but instead focused on a lot of what was covered in BlackBerry's earnings call, there was one item on agenda that is of concern to many and that's BlackBerry hardware. Continue Reading →
May 01, 2016 John Chen wants to give you a BlackBerry!
No, seriously. He does. As announced on his Twitter account, BlackBerry CEO John Chen will be picking a 'BlackBerry Fan of the Month' on the 1st of every month and the only thing you need to do in order to win is tweet him with how BlackBerry helps you every day. Continue Reading →
Apr 29, 2016 BlackBerry CEO John Chen to present at the Milken Institute Global Conference
The Milken Institute Global Conference kicks off in Los Angeles on May 1-4, and over 700 speakers are scheduled to appear. Among them, this year, just like last year, will be BlackBerry CEO John Chen, who will be discussing Digital Darwinism: How Companies Can Survive and Thrive in the Digital Age. Continue Reading →
Apr 26, 2016 Register for the BlackBerry and Microsoft Executive Panel: Security, Productivity, and the Cloud
Register for the webinar to hear from David Kleidermacher, Chief Security Officer at BlackBerry, and John Hewie, National Security Officer at Microsoft Canada, as they discuss security challenges, tensions that businesses face today, opportunities in the cloud, and more. Continue Reading →
Apr 12, 2016 Register for the 'Making Sense of the EMM Alphabet Soup' webinar
If you get confused by the alphabet soup of acronyms such as EMM, MDM, MAM and MCM, BlackBerry is looking to help clear things up for by hosting a 'Making Sense of the EMM Alphabet Soup - a detailed look at MDM, MAM & MCM' webinar on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Continue Reading →
Apr 08, 2016 BlackBerry and Fast Telecom sign distribution agreement
One of the key points made by BlackBerry CEO John Chen during the Q4 Fiscal 2016 earnings call was that BlackBerry was needing to ramp up their distribution and now BlackBerry and Fast Telecom have announced that they have signed a distribution agreement which will help BlackBerry expand their offerings in the Middle East and North Africa. Continue Reading →

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