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BlackBerry beats Q3 earnings estimates leading to a 12 percent, four-year high surge in shares
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BlackBerry beats Q3 earnings estimates leading to a 12 percent, four-year high surge in shares

BlackBerry Ltd beat third-quarter earnings forecasts on Wednesday amid strong enterprise software sales and licensing revenue.

CEO reaffirms that BlackBerry's plan to generate licensing revenue from its portfolio patent is still on track
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CEO reaffirms that BlackBerry's plan to generate licensing revenue from its portfolio patent is still on track

BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen said on 16 October the company’s strategy for generating licensing revenue from its patent portfolio remains on track.

BlackBerry adds six new partners in India to bolster its channel ecosystem
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BlackBerry adds six new partners in India to bolster its channel ecosystem

BlackBerry has now redefined itself as a software company and it does not make its own phones, outsourcing phone manufacturing to China's TCL.

Reborn BlackBerry hopes to ride trucks to growth with fleet-tracking service
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Reborn BlackBerry hopes to ride trucks to growth with fleet-tracking service

A visit to trucking firm Titanium Transportation helps explain why BlackBerry's stock is once again a darling in Canadian markets.

BlackBerry plans to spend $75 million on new autonomous research hubs over several years
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BlackBerry plans to spend $75 million on new autonomous research hubs over several years

Canada's BlackBerry Ltd plans to invest C$100 million ($75 million) in a new autonomous vehicle testing hub over several years, the company's chief executive said on Monday, as the fallen smartphone pioneer looks elsewhere for growth.

BlackBerry pulls out from the devices business, and no one's surprised
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BlackBerry pulls out from the devices business, and no one's surprised

Blackberry has been a classic example of how a company that once dominated the smartphone world, spiraled to a downfall.

Blackberry casts doubts on smartphone future as it bids farewell to Classic
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Blackberry casts doubts on smartphone future as it bids farewell to Classic

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.

Top goal for BlackBerry to make devices profitable this year
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Top goal for BlackBerry to make devices profitable this year

BlackBerry Ltd's top priority for this year is making its devices business profitable, its chief executive said on Wednesday, even as it weighs the future of its hardware operation.

Tech firms should comply with lawful access requests: Blackberry CEO
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Tech firms should comply with lawful access requests: Blackberry CEO

Tech companies should comply with lawful requests to access protected data, BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen said

BlackBerry plans to two mid-range Android phones in 2016
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BlackBerry plans to two mid-range Android phones in 2016

After Priv, BlackBerry plans to launch two new Android smartphones.

BlackBerry revenue miss puts hardware future in focus
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BlackBerry revenue miss puts hardware future in focus

BlackBerry Ltd plans to make a decision by September on the future of its beleaguered smartphone business, but its Chief Executive John Chen stressed on Friday he remains confident the company will have a profitable hardware segment by then.

BlackBerry could possibly quit handset business by 2016; unless it sells 5 million handsets this year
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BlackBerry could possibly quit handset business by 2016; unless it sells 5 million handsets this year

The decline of BlackBerry in the smartphone market has been steady, gradual and certain. Over the years, Apple’s iPhone and long list of Android smartphones have heavily dented the prominence that BlackBerry enjoyed in the past decade.

BlackBerry to dump handset business if not profitable next year: CEO John Chen
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BlackBerry to dump handset business if not profitable next year: CEO John Chen

On being asked about BlackBerry's hardware future, CEO John Chen said, "Sometime next year we have to make our device business profitable, otherwise I have to rethink what I do there."

BlackBerry lays out security strategy as turnaround takes shape
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BlackBerry lays out security strategy as turnaround takes shape

BlackBerry on Thursday showcased a suite of security products that safeguard everything from medical devices to Hollywood movie scripts, though its CEO acknowledged that his effort to transform the company remains a work in progress.

BlackBerry may put Android system on new device: Report
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BlackBerry may put Android system on new device: Report

BlackBerry is considering equipping an upcoming smartphone with Google's Android software for the first time, an acknowledgement that its revamped line of devices has failed to win mass appeal.

BlackBerry posts fourth-quarter profit; seeks to end revenue slide
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BlackBerry posts fourth-quarter profit; seeks to end revenue slide

BlackBerry posted a surprise quarterly profit on Friday and said it is pushing to end a slide in its revenue in this fiscal year, sending the stock up as much as 5.1 percent.

BlackBerry Classic smartphone launched, hopes to win back keyboard lovers
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BlackBerry Classic smartphone launched, hopes to win back keyboard lovers

BlackBerry launched its long-awaited Classic on Wednesday, a smartphone it hopes will help it win back market share and woo those still using older versions of its physical keyboard devices.

Samsung and BlackBerry team up to improve mobile security
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Samsung and BlackBerry team up to improve mobile security

BlackBerry announced partnerships with Samsung and other high-profile tech players broadening the reach of its new mobile-device management and security platform.

John Chen: 'BlackBerry has survived, and is now focused on profitability'
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John Chen: 'BlackBerry has survived, and is now focused on profitability'

"We're managing the supply chain, we are managing inventories, we are managing cash, and we have expenses now at a number that is very manageable. BlackBerry has survived; now we have to start looking at growth."