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July 10, 2015

BlackBerry’s Picture Password Stops New Hacking Tactic

BlackBerry is built on a security-first premise. This security matters to many professionals in business, brands and celebrities to keep data loss at a minimum.

The BlackBerry 10 Picture ‎Password feature automatically protects your device from a new hacker tactic called spatio-temporal dynamics.

As Ryan Blundell on Inside BlackBerry explains, “Spatio-temporal dynamics is a type of artificial intelligence that involves calculating the distance and relationship of objects. In an experiment conducted last year, the Syracuse researchers discovered thieves could use spatio-temporal dynamics to figure out smartphone passwords. Here’s how it’s done: the hacker [...]

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January 19, 2015

Happy 16th Birthday, BlackBerry!

Sixteen years ago today, the first ever BlackBerry device was announced by Research In Motion. While originally the term “BlackBerry” was used to refer to the “breakthrough wireless email solution for mobile professionals,” it would quickly become synonymous with the actual handheld device as well.

Just to be clear, today marks the 16th year of BlackBerry’s (the device) existence, not the company (which was founded in 1984).

RIM’s BlackBerry Handheld, or the BlackBerry 850 Pager as many came to know it, came equipped with some novel specs for a device that you could just carry around with you. It incorporated a 32-bit Intel386 [...]

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September 1, 2013

The “Death of BlackBerry”: A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

It has been years since the death of BlackBerry has been first prophesied by many pundits, bloggers, and analysts.  Yet as BlackBerry stands today, they are still around with billions in the bank, and have solid products on the shelves.  Are they wrong?  Well that depends on the timeline and how you define “dead”.

BlackBerry is on the front lines of the smartphone business, which is arguably the largest and most competitive consumer electronics market in the world.  Success is typically reserved for those with record growth numbers and massive multi-billion dollar quarterly profits, and BlackBerry has none of these.  With slight quarterly losses, drops in users and [...]

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April 2, 2013

BlackBerry Sued for Alleged Infringement of e.Digital’s Patents

BlackBerry, formerly known as Research In Motion, is once again getting pulled into an alleged patent infringement case. Handal & Associates on behalf of its client, e.Digital, Corporation, have filed an infringement suit against BlackBerry among others.

The suit claims BlackBerry, Motorola, Apple, Huawei and ZTE have infringed e.Digital’s patents covering the use of flash memory technologies. Those patents are part of e.Digital’s Flash-R patent portfolio.

“We have examined hundreds of products to determine whether they infringe e.Digital’s patents. We have found that several products utilize core technologies that belong to and are patented [...]

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