Taking a page from Dell, Blackberry has signed a letter of intent with Fairfax Financial for a $4.7 billion buyout. The deal would pay each shareholder $9/share in cash, and could end up bringing Blackberry under the auspice of privatization.
Blackberry released their preliminary financial results for the second quarter of the fiscal year 2014, and it’s worse than imagined. While nobody believed BB10 would fully resurrect the once mighty smartphone company, nobody expected operating losses approaching $1 billion, either.
A new app has arrived to Google Play under the name “Blackberry Messenger BBM”. Don’t let the name fool you, it appears to yet another fake BBM app. Keep reading to learn more!
Perhaps Blackberry’s most popular feature of all time was its BBM platform and we knew it was coming to Android. Now, a beta tester will show it to you.
A landing page on the Blackberry website today noted that “BBM for Android and iPhone is here”. It’s not, but this slight error on the part of Blackberry should tell us the release is imminent.
New TV ads that aired in Africa say that the BBM for Android app is coming to Samsung Galaxy devices soon, although a release date for the app is not available yet.
Reports now suggest Blackberry is planning to spin BBM off into its own company, perhaps a subsidiary of Blackberry. This move, if it occurs, suggests that Blackberry is simply positioning BBM as an asset.
Some very basic user manuals for BBM were on the Blackberry website, then promptly removed. According to several sources who laid eyes on the manuals, the directions were a simple “how to” guide for getting up and running with BBM.
BlackBerry has just decided to form a special committee in order to “explore strategic alternatives” for its survival, according to a new press release.
A new app has arrived claiming to be a Blackberry Messenger app. This is NOT an official app, and seems to offer no real functionality at all. Read on to learn more!