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Latest smartphone sales data is grim news for Windows Phone, BlackBerry Priv

Latest smartphone sales data is grim news for Windows Phone, BlackBerry Priv Gartner has released its quarterly report on global smartphone sales for Q1 2016 and the data isn’t particularly great for any of the major North American players.Apple and Samsung continue to hold the top two spots in the overall phone market, with 14.

AT&T admits the BlackBerry Priv is performing below expectations

Then last year, the company finally did what it should have done long ago — it released an Android phone.The BlackBerry Priv was one of the most anticipated phones after months of leaks and rumors, but the device hasn’t been a smashing success.

Blackberry drops Blackberry Classic from its lineup

Blackberry drops Blackberry Classic from its lineup ” When the company decided to move forward with Android as its main mobile platform, fans of the old BlackBerry at least had the BlackBerry Classic handset to keep them happy.The BlackBerry Classic was released 18 months ago to offer a modern take on the company’s most popular phones of yesteryear like the Pearl, Bold, and Curve.

Hands on: BlackBerry's first Android phone

Hands on: BlackBerry's first Android phone About 5 years ago I attended the very last BlackBerry world conference in Florida where BlackBerry was talking up BlackBerry 10 OS, espousing the evils of Android.Just yesterday my BlackBerry Priv review unit received its Android 6 Marshmallow update.

BlackBerry kills its smartphone division, will pivot to software, services licensing

BlackBerry kills its smartphone division, will pivot to software, services licensing The company is currently transitioning from a hardware-centric business to a software development company.By the time BlackBerry woke up and realized its entire market was being eaten out from under it, it was too late to catch up.

BlackBerry shows off 'Mercury' Android phone prototype with a full QWERTY keyboard

BlackBerry shows off 'Mercury' Android phone prototype with a full QWERTY keyboard The “Mercury” is a candybar-style phone with a touch screen and a full QWERTY keyboard.It’s important to note, Mercury is just a pre-release name for the prototype BlackBerry and TCL are showing off at CES.

Protect your data at all sts, if this latest scandal is anything to go by

Protect your data at all sts, if this latest scandal is anything to go by Protect your data at all costs, if this latest scandal is anything to go by.Rebecca Bradburne, head of Asia Pacific & Japan, BlackBerry Workspaces, says data theft cases like this one are not the rare.

BlackBerry partners with Indian firm for manufacturing and selling smartphones in local markets

BlackBerry partners with Indian firm for manufacturing and selling smartphones in local markets BlackBerry-branded Android smartphones sold in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh will be manufactured by Optiemus Infracom, the Canadian company said today, as it continues to outsource smartphone designing and manufacturing tasks to other firms.Once an iconic name in the mobile business, BlackBerry said last year it would cease designing smartphones.

BlackBerry launches an ultra-secure messaging platform in a bid to boost its fortunes

BlackBerry launches an ultra-secure messaging platform in a bid to boost its fortunes As it witnessed its share of the smartphone market slide unceremoniously into a deep, dark hole, BlackBerry switched its focus several years ago in a bid to keep the company alive.Announcing its BBM Enterprise software development kit (SDK) this week, the product is designed to allow enterprise developers to easily offer messaging, voice, and video in mobile communications, incorporating the kind of secure wrapping on which BlackBerry built its reputation.

BlackBerry attempts to win back some love with this Valentine’s Day sale

BlackBerry attempts to win back some love with this Valentine’s Day sale Most notably, the company will offer the BlackBerry DTEK50 and DTEK60 handsets at a discount price.These are two of the BlackBerry phones that were built by TCL and rebranded with the BlackBerry name.

BlackBerry aims to help you visualize and share your ideas with new Notable app

BlackBerry aims to help you visualize and share your ideas with new Notable app What differentiates Notable somewhat is that it integrates tightly with Hub+ services, and can be launched via a swipe gesture or, on BlackBerry devices, the convenience key.If your team is using Hub+ for all its productivity needs, Notable might be the best visual note-taking app for the task.

BlackBerry's smartphone market share is finally 0%

BlackBerry's smartphone market share is finally 0% The onetime leader in smartphones sales made up zero percent — or 0.Business Insider spotted the stat in research from the firm Gartner tracking smartphone sales.

BlackBerry's global market share just fell to 0%

BlackBerry's global market share just fell to 0% The company commanded almost 25% of the global smartphone market, a higher share than any company other than Nokia.Today, Blackberry’s hardware business is in ruins, with a global market share of 0.

BlackBerry sues Nokia, alleging networking patent infringement

BlackBerry sues Nokia, alleging networking patent infringement Two former smartphone kings, Nokia and BlackBerry, have become embroiled in a lawsuit involving patents relating to networking gear.More: Nokia announces the return of the legendary 3310 The Canadian-based company said Nokia provides these devices and services to carriers such as T-Mobile and AT&T for their LTE networks, and BlackBerry alleges that “Nokia has persisted in encouraging the use” of these devices without a license.

BlackBerry hits rock bottom in phone market

BlackBerry hits rock bottom in phone market It’s been a long seven years for BlackBerry, which commanded around 20 percent of the smartphone space by the end of 2009.Because of the record high percentage, BlackBerry has been marginalized to a 0.