Embattled smartphone maker BlackBerry may be carved up and sold off in pieces, according to the latest reports about the future of the company. Private equity firms and
BlackBerry confirmed that it cut a small number of sales jobs, but denied reports of wide-ranging cuts that have "gutted" the company's sales team.
The National Security Agency has the ability to hack into and access user data on smartphones running software from Apple, Google and BlackBerry, according to a report from German newspaper Der Spiegel.
Huawei has no plans to purchase BlackBerry or any other company in a bid to expand its smartphone business, according to a senior Huawei executive.
Another day, another million-dollar or billion-dollar deal. At least that's how this week seemed, and it's not even over yet.
BlackBerry hopes to conclude a sale of the company by November, according to a Wall Street Journal report, an indication that an auction of the company is the most likely "strategic alternative" that the company's board has been exploring.
One of the BlackBerry directors charged with looking at strategic alternatives for the company, including a possible sale, said BlackBerry can survive as a "niche company" in smartphones. However, he said there are "subsets" that the company should sell.
BlackBerry, as it considers various strategic options, including a possible sale, has been banking on strong sales of its BlackBerry 10 smartphones to help revive the company's fortunes. However, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, sales of one of the company's flagship products, the Q10 with the firm's iconic physical keyboard, are in the gutter.
Bell Canada has marshaled its wireless and wireline telecommunications capabilities to create a new application that expands TV viewing for subscribers with access to Android, iOS and BlackBerry devices via Wi-Fi or mobile connections.
BlackBerry, based in Waterloo, Ontario, is one of Canada's most prized companies, but the Canadian government is not taking a position, publicly at least, on the firm's fate as BlackBerry considers various strategic options, including a possible sale. However, a key government minister indicated the government is watching what happens closely.