Facebook Accuses BlackBerry of Stealing Voice-Messaging Tech

Facebook is suing BlackBerry for patent infringement, escalating the legal battle between the two companies over protected technology. In a 118-page complaint filed Tuesday in San Francisco federal court, Facebook accused BlackBerry of stealing its voice messaging technology, among other patented processes. Facebook is seeking unspecified damages for infringement of six patents. BlackBerry didn’t immediately respond to messages […]

BlackBerry Patent Licensing Director Victor Schubert Says He Has Left the Company

A key attorney executing BlackBerry Ltd’s patent licensing strategy has left the company, the second recent departure from the team tasked with making money from the Canadian company’s intellectual property. Victor Schubert, who was a licensing director for BlackBerry, told Reuters in a brief LinkedIn message that he was no longer with the company. He did […]

BlackBerry Priv Won’t Be Getting Last Year’s Android Nougat Update

Iconic phone company BlackBerry has said that it won’t be rolling out last year’s Android Nougatsoftware update to the BlackBerry Priv smartphone in a blow to the customers and to its own image, as it increasingly tries to position itself as a security solutions provider. In the recent episode of UTB Blogcast podcast, Alex Thurber, the general manager of Mobility […]

BlackBerry Priv Won’t Be Getting Last Year’s Android Nougat Update

Iconic phone company BlackBerry has said that it won’t be rolling out last year’s Android Nougatsoftware update to the BlackBerry Priv smartphone in a blow to the customers and to its own image, as it increasingly tries to position itself as a security solutions provider. In the recent episode of UTB Blogcast podcast, Alex Thurber, the general manager of Mobility […]

Features Android and iOS Should Borrow From Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Others

Features Android and iOS Should Borrow From Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Others HIGHLIGHTS iOS and Android used to be distinctly different in their early days Of late, they’ve overlapped in terms of features and finish Google and Apple should ‘take some inspiration’ from fading competitors During their infancy, it was very easy to distinguish between […]

BlackBerry to Raise $605 Million From Shareholder Fairfax, Others

BlackBerry to Raise $605 Million From Shareholder Fairfax, Others HIGHLIGHTS BlackBerry will also redeem $1.25 billion worth of outstanding debentures The Canadian company now holds just a sliver of the global market BlackBerry said last month it would stop making its Classic model Troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry said it would raise about $605 million (roughly […]

BlackBerry Hub+ Suite of Apps Now Available for Android Marshmallow Devices

HIGHLIGHTS BlackBerry Hub+ now available on Android Marshmallow devices After free trial, you can pay $0.99 for ad-free version Services might soon come to Android Lollipop and iOS devices In the tech industry, companies that have failed to adapt quickly to changes have often seen their fortunes change in no time. Nokia, for example, was […]

BlackBerry Diehards aren’t going down with out a wi-fi

Darren Kao has two apps on his Sony Xperia Android cellphone WeChat to stay in touch together with hischinese clients, and the Starbucks pockets, for his morning caffeine repair. For the entirety else, he’swere given his trusty BlackBerry. Kao is certainly one of a shrinking tribe of diehard BlackBerry lovers committed to navigating currentlifestyles with […]