Samsung Electronics is perhaps best known in the U.S. market as a purveyor of smartphones and tablets, but the company is looking to bolster its network infrastructure and services position by hiring veterans from wireless and media companies.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen gave the company an 80 percent chance of turning its business around--higher than the 50-50 odds he offered in March--and said the company will do so by focusing more squarely on its core enterprise customers.
BlackBerry is launching a series of projects under the heading of "Project Ion" and aims to use its expertise in data security to get enterprises to uses its platform to connect devices as part of the Internet of Things.
BlackBerry will not be a "niche" enterprise player in the market going into the future, according to CEO John Chen.
Google's Motorola Mobility and BlackBerry are both banking on the shift to lower-cost smartphones for growth, evidenced by the new phones they just unveiled aimed at the cost-conscious segment of the market.
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Apple said users of smart devices running its iOS software face no risk from a flaw in the OpenSSL web security standard, despite BlackBerry working up a fix for its messenger service for iOS and Android devices.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen said the company is not going to get out of the devices business, despite giving an interview in which he indicated that it might be a possibility.
Two days after BlackBerry said it will soon cut sales ties with T-Mobile US, the carrier said it is offering its existing BlackBerry customers a $100 credit toward any new device, including the BlackBerry Q10 or the Z10. T-Mobile said the offer is good through the end of the year.
BlackBerry is essentially going to sever ties with T-Mobile US just weeks after the two companies' CEOs got into a spat over T-Mobile promoting the iPhone to its BlackBerry customers. The development represents a severe escalation, although relations between the companies have been souring since last year.