Unreleased BlackBerry Kopi Lands On eBay

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The BlackBerry Kopi was scheduled to be released this year, but was removed from the plans when the company decided to concentrate on other specific devices instead. We’ve seen the Kopi a good number of times online already, but this is the first time anyone’s actually tried to sell it on eBay. The bidding was…

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Why I’m Sticking with BlackBerry even Without Google Services

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BlackBerry has been my go to smartphone, since I first owned the 7500. I can’t claim “uber cool” status like our Chief Operating Officer, Niko Giannopoulos, and reminisce having used the original pagers. Out of all of the phones I have ever owned, a BlackBerry has always remained my daily driver. Sure, I liked certain functionalities and features found…

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BlackBerry Partners with EnStream to Support Secure Financial Transactions

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BlackBerry today announced a new three-year agreement with EnStream LP, a mobile payments joint venture owned by Canadian wireless carriers Bell, Rogers and TELUS, to provide a secure platform that supports transaction services between leading banks and consumers. Under the agreement, EnStream will leverage BlackBerry’s proven and reliable infrastructure to enable financial institutions, including Royal Bank…

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BlackBerry is Outselling the iPhone in Toronto, Canada

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There are near daily doom an gloom articles and analysis, which paints a dark picture for BlackBerry sales. While BlackBerry sales may be struggling in key markets around the world, BlackBerry is still succeeding in one: Toronto, Canada. This data was aggregated over the past six months from independent wireless retailers serviced by iQmetrix, a Vancouver-based firm that…

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The ‘CrackBerry’ Addiction Isn’t Exclusive

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It can be said that BlackBerry invented the smartphone, which would eventually spawn a culture of people addicted to their devices. With the likes of Apple, Google, and Microsoft joining the mix, the addiction has become widespread. Now the company that started it all is re-imagining the way we use our devices by focusing on…

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Project Ion: What it Means for BlackBerry and Us

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Surely by now you’ve heard about the” cloud”.  To most, it’s some magical thing that stores and processes information for our convenience (and for a company’s profit).  Sure, Dropbox stores our files for our convenience, Facebook stores our digital lives for others to see, and so on, but there is so much more to life…

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BlackBerry CEO Believes Company Has 80/20 Chance at Successful Turnaround

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Looks like BlackBerry CEO John Chen has upped his bet on BlackBerry’s successful turnaround. He very candidly expressed the turnaround effort was a 50-50 shot but speaking yesterday at Re/code’s Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California Chen remarked, “I am quite positive that we will be able to save the patient.” He’s since, upped…

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Interbrand Drops BlackBerry from ‘Best Canadian Brands 2014′

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Interbrand’s fifth biennial report, 2014 Best Canadian Brands, has been issued. A few major Canadian companies are missing from the top 25 list. Interbrand examines and ranks Canada’s top 25 brands by brand value. The latest list, which has a total value of $72.8 billion – a four per cent increase over the total value of the 2012 ranking, was…

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BlackBerry Market Share to Fall to 0.3% in 2018, says IDC

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Research firm IDC has issued a new forecast on BlackBerry and its future. BlackBerry’s global shipments are projected to fall almost 50 percent this year to about 9.7 million smartphones, claims the IDC report. Furthermore, IDC claims BlackBerry’s worldwide market share will slide to 0.8 percent in 2014 and may slip to 0.3 percent by 2018. “The question…

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