BlackBerry Board Refused To Break Up the Company Despite Interest From Apple and Microsoft

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The more time passes the more we learn about what happened within the process of BlackBerry’s attempt of selling itself. We now know that the company has decided to stay independent and try to straight the ship by itself. According to sources Reuters reported that the company gathered plenty of  interest from different suitors which…

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BlackBerry’s Biggest Problem Is Not Its Phones

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The world we live in is full of products with incredibly recognizable brands. Not only are these brands well-known, they are synonymous with all sorts of positive feelings and activities in our lives. When you hold a “Nike” product in your hand, you immediately see yourself living an active lifestyle. When you see a can…

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Former Apple CEO John Sculley Reportedly Interested in Bid for BlackBerry

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A lot of rumors have been circling since BlackBerry announced it would consider possible buy out options. Shortly thereafter, Prem Watsa resigned from the BlackBerry board of directors, and his company Fairfax Financial put in an official bid for BlackBerry at $4.7 Billion. Prem Watsa’s Fairfax Financial has to pull together the funding for the…

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Apple and Intel Try Hiring Up Laid Off BlackBerry Employees in Waterloo

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Recently 300 BlackBerry employees were laid off in Waterloo, which is to add to the planned 40% staff cut. Like a dead carcass, vultures Apple and Intel began swarming the laid off employees attempting to poach them. Apple held a recruitment event near BlackBerry headquarters in Waterloo and used LinkedIn to send out invitations to…

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Should BlackBerry Build a Fingerprint Scanner? HTC and Apple Think It’s Great

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When Apple first unveiled the iPhone 5S, which features a fingerprint scanner, we asked your opinion on the matter. At one point, BlackBerry was considering implementing the feature in TrackPads. Unfortunately, the ability never came to fruition. While the fingerprint scanner might seem gimmicky on the iPhone, another major mobile OEM is rumored to be…

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BlackBerry Almost Introduced a Fingerprint Scanner – Would You Still Want It?

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If you followed yesterday’s Apple announcement, you probably saw the unveiling of arguably the Apple iPhone 5s’ biggest feature. New users of the 5s will be able to unlock their device by simply using their fingerprint. What was and still remains the classic home button now doubles as a fingerprint scanner. Although, the device can…

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BBM for iOS Submitted to Apple Over 2 Weeks Ago

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Did you follow the N4BB Live podcast a few days ago? We extensively talked about BBM cross-platform and how it was scheduled to release on September 12th. However, it was delayed, but not because of BlackBerry. Apple was the blame. Now to add credence to our claims, BlackBerry’s Senior Strategic Account Manager, Alex Kinsella, has tweeted…

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