BlackBerry drops Classic, casting doubt on smartphone future

Jul 6, 2016

BlackBerry drops Classic, casting doubt on smartphone future

BlackBerry Ltd. said on Tuesday it will stop making its Classic model, raising further doubts about the future of the smartphone pioneer’s money-losing handset business as the company shifts its focus to software. BlackBerry’s stock fell more than 4 percent after an executive confirmed ...

BlackBerry uses IBM software to make Samsung tablets spy-proof

Mar 16, 2015

BlackBerry uses IBM software to make Samsung tablets spy-proof

BlackBerry Ltd. introduced a tablet computer aimed at government and corporate customers that it says can let users access consumer applications such as YouTube and WhatsApp while keeping confidential work-related information away from spies and crooks. The SecuTABLET, shown at the CeBIT conference in ...

BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort

Dec 18, 2014

BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort

BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones — and most smartphone customers — have embraced touch screens. With the Classic, BlackBerry is courting its core customer, the ...

Feb 10, 2013

No new BlackBerry phones for Japan

Smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd. has confirmed it has no plan at present to sell its new handsets in Japan, although it denied it is abandoning one of the world’s most tech-savvy nations. Having fallen far behind Apple Inc. and lost ground to other smartphone ...