Year In Review: N4BB’s Top Stories Of 2013

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Wednesday marks the beginning of a new year, and a lot has happened over the last 12 months in the BlackBerry world. It’s crazy to think at this time last year BlackBerry 10 hadn’t even launched officially. That can pretty much sum up how much has happened these last 365 days. To celebrate the year…

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Thorsten Heins Gives Farewell Letter to Employees

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This week marked yet another momentous point in BlackBerry’s history. After receiving $1 Billion in financing from Fairfax Financial and team, it was announced that Thorsten Heins would resign. In Heins’ place, John Chen would be setup as interim CEO. Chen is highly regarded as a resuscitator for dying companies. If he’s not the suitable…

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N4BB Live: John Chen, Heins’ Golden Parachute, Prem Watsa, & BlackBerry Staying Public

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It has been an interesting start to the week. An abundance of new apps have been released, including two native Instagram apps for BlackBerry 10. However, the most interesting part has been the current status of BlackBerry as a company. Fairfax Financial claims they decided against garnering the $4.7 Billion to take BlackBerry private. Instead,…

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Thorsten Heins and his Golden Parachute

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Amid the earlier buyout rumors, it was discovered that if BlackBerry were to be purchased, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Thorsten Heins, stood to make $55.6 million. The figure, which includes salary, incentive payments and equity awards, comes from the May proxy filing and is based on BlackBerry’s stock price at the end of the fiscal fourth quarter. However, that scenario…

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Thorsten Heins Would Make $55.6 Million if BlackBerry’s Sold

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There are rumors swirling about regarding BlackBerry’s future. One of the rumors includes BlackBerry being up for sale, which the company has allegedly sought since 2012. If BlackBerry were to be boughten, the company’s Chief Executive Officer Thorsten Heins stands to make $55.6 million. The figure, which includes salary, incentive payments and equity awards, comes from the…

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BlackBerry’s 3 Step Transformation Plan to Success

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Yesterday, BlackBerry held it’s Annual and Special Meeting of shareholders in Canada. The Waterloo-based BlackBerry voted on its board members and concluded the official transition from Research In Motion Limited to BlackBerry Limited. BlackBerry’s CEO, Thorsten Heins, took the podium to discuss the past Q1 2014 earnings report and the company’s outlook. In his presentation,…

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Does BlackBerry Deserve the Negative Reaction from the Street?

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Last week BlackBerry announced their Q1 FY2014 earnings. While the company’s cash reserves increased, their service revenue and subscriber base were down. Additionally, the company refrained from formally announcing the amount of BlackBerry 10 devices shipped for the quarter. However, later in the earnings call we discovered it was only a mere 2.7 million, which…

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Another BlackBerry 7 Device to Release in 2013

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During the BlackBerry Q1 2014 earnings call, BlackBerry’s CEO Thorsten Heins, announced the company would launch one more BlackBerry 7 device in 2013. It was mentioned that this device would be to aid those in their transition to BlackBerry 10. No other details were mentioned. Perhaps we’ll see a greater evolution into a ‘BlackBerry OS…

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