BARCELONA, Spain--BlackBerry is going to flesh out its future device strategy tomorrow here at Mobile World Congress, but in the meantime the company is offering more of its core software and services to larger smartphone platforms, including Google's Android, Apple's iOS and Microsoft's Windows.
Google's Android and Apple's iOS continued to thoroughly dominate the global smartphone market in the fourth quarter, according to research firm IDC, with Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus driving Apple to gain share at Android's expense. Meanwhile, Microsoft's Windows Phone platform continues to be an also-ran in the market, though the company as vowed to introduce a range of new phones this year running its new Windows 10 software.
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According to a new Reuters report, Samsung recently approached BlackBerry to buy the company for up to $7.5 billion, a figure that represented a 60 percent premium on BlackBerry's shares. Samsung was mainly interested in BlackBerry's patent portfolio, according to the report.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen said a new Internet of Things (IoT) platform unveiled by the company this week will begin boosting its top-line earnings in the medium term, as the Canada-based company continues to diversify in a bid to return to profitability.
You'd have to be hiding under a blackjack table to miss the barrage of Internet of Things rhetoric pouring out of the panels, press conferences and exhibitors at the Consumer Electronics Show this week.
LAS VEGAS--BlackBerry is betting that its security heritage and technology portfolio will make its new platform for the Internet of Things a powerhouse in a burgeoning market as technology players from Samsung Electronics to Intel look to take advantage of the IoT trend.
BlackBerry is working with aerospace and defense contracting giant Boeing on a customized BlackBerry device that can self-destruct and has other high-level security features, according to multiple reports.
BlackBerry completed an acquisition of German encryption specialist Secusmart, as the Canadian smartphone company continues to play to its remaining core strength in providing secure communications to businesses and governments.
BlackBerry reported a narrower net loss for its fiscal third quarter and said it continues to expect to achieve profitability sometime in its next fiscal year. However, although the firm is nursing itself back to financial health, the company's revenue fell off sharply in its most recent quarter and the firm only sold 2 million BlackBerry smartphones in the period.