BlackBerry has announced that it has appointed Marty Beard as the new COO of the company. Beard used to be the CEO and chairman of cloud-based contact center provider LiveOps. Beard also used to work at Sybase, which is where BlackBerry CEO John Chen used to work as CEO.
BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) is planning to launch the BlackBerry Z3 in Malaysia on July 7th. The Z3 was created out of a partnership between BlackBerry and Foxconn.
The BBM Messenger service was initially only available on BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) made devices. But as BlackBerry lost marketshare against Android and iOS, it released BBM on those platforms.
BlackBerry is denying a report by TechCrunch that Toronto native and rapper Drake is in talks to be the brand ambassador for the BlackBerry Classic, which is a new phone that will be launching in November. That phone will have BlackBerry’s signature physical trackpad. However, BlackBerry denied that report in a statement sent to MobileSyrup.
BlackBerry is releasing a new device called the BlackBerry Passport, according to a leaked document published by MobileSyrup during BlackBerry’s earnings call. The Passport is expected to be released in September of this year. The BlackBerry Passport has a 4.5-inch square display and has 1440×1440 resolution.
BlackBerry, the Canadian smartphone company, has reported its earnings results for Q1 for fiscal year 2015 today. BlackBerry reported a small profit of $23 million ($0.04 a share) under GAAP (General Accepted Accounting Principles). If you remove the GAAP adjustments, which were non-cash changes, BlackBerry reported a loss of $60 million ($0.11 a share) for the quarter. BlackBerry CEO John Chen is heavily focused on bringing the company back to profitability with more of a focus on enterprise and government customers. Chen was named CEO seven months ago. Here are some of the other stats:
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BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) announced today that it will integrate the Amazon Appstore into its devices. The Amazon Appstore will be added to the BlackBerry 10.3 software update later this year.
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BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has announced its first eBBM suite product, which customization platform for the BBM instant messaging service for enterprise users called BBM Protected. BBM Protected is FIPS 140-2 cryptographic library-enabled messaging between users within the same enterprise or between organizations that also use BBM Protected.