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ComScore: Apple is the top U.S. smartphone maker

Google's Android regained some U.S. market share as of the end of October after losing share last spring, according to a new report from digital research firm comScore. The firm also reported that Apple is the No.1 smartphone maker in the U.S. with 40.6 percent share. 

BlackBerry CEO's open letter to enterprise customers: 'We are very much alive'

BlackBerry's interim CEO John Chen issued an open letter to BlackBerry's enterprise customers in which he declared that the company is here to stay. He also reminded the market that the company's BlackBerry 10 platform can perform mobile device management for other smartphone platforms, not just BlackBerry.

BlackBerry's BBM to be pre-installed on Android phones from 12 manufacturers

Struggling phone maker BlackBerry offered some positive news this week with the announcement that 12 small Android phone makers have agreed to pre-install its BBM messaging application on their Android phones. Further, the company launched its BBM Channels service, a Twitter-style social engagement platform within BlackBerry's Messenger service that allows customers to connect with businesses, brands, celebrities and groups.

BlackBerry shakes up management, ousts top execs

BlackBerry continued to reconfigure its operations as it tries to revive its business under interim CEO John Chen, and announced the departure of several top executives, including those responsible for the rollout of its BlackBerry 10 platform, which has failed to reignite sales.

Report: BlackBerry's board rejected offers to break up company

BlackBerry's board does not think breaking up the company into separate pieces is a sound idea, even though Apple, Microsoft, Lenovo and others have expressed interest in parts of the company, according to a  Reuters  report.

BlackBerry investor Fairfax draws support from Qatar, Canadian funds

Fairfax Financial Holdings, the largest shareholder of BlackBerry, disclosed that its bid to shore up the finances of the struggling smartphone maker attracted the support of a Qatar-based sovereign-wealth fund and several Canadian investment funds.

Report: Lenovo wanted to bid for BlackBerry, but Canadian government signaled opposition

Chinese PC and smartphone maker Lenovo did pursue a bid for BlackBerry, but the Canadian government effectively quashed any chance of a takeover by indicating to BlackBerry it would block the deal because of national security concerns, according to a  Globe and Mail  report.

Huawei plans $600M investment in '5G,' rules out M&A

Huawei said it will invest at least $600 million (€444 million) in research for so-called "5G" technology over the next four years, as the Chinese vendor outlined a growth strategy based on R&D strength and a strong consumer business rather than on acquisitions.

BlackBerry calls off sale

BlackBerry has abandoned plans to sell off the company, and has announced the departure of CEO Thorsten Heins.   Neither Fairfax Financial or any of the other intereste

Interim BlackBerry CEO Chen has turnaround experience, but faces challenges

BlackBerry is turning to former Sybase CEO John Chen to turn around its struggling business as its interim CEO, and will be banking on his history as a turnaround specialist. However, despite his background, Chen faces formidable challenges in reviving BlackBerry, analysts say.