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BlackBerry teases new device plans as turnaround takes shape

By Euan Rocha TORONTO (Reuters) – Even as BlackBerry pivots to focus more on software and services, the company that gained fame for its smartphones is not giving up on its handset business, two senior executives said. After recording a … Continue reading

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BlackBerry reports smaller-than-expected loss; shares rise

By Euan Rocha TORONTO (Reuters) – BlackBerry Ltd reported a much smaller-than-expected quarterly loss on Friday and said it was turning its focus to growth and investments. Its shares rose nearly 5 percent. The Waterloo, Ontario-based company reported a net … Continue reading

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BlackBerry Blend wins plaudits as Passport grabs headlines

By Euan Rocha TORONTO (Reuters) – BlackBerry Ltd's launch of its square-screened Passport device may have grabbed headlines this week, but it was the tech company's lower-profile roll out of the new Blend feature that appears to be garnering the … Continue reading

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BlackBerry launches square smartphone

New $ 599 device has a 4.5-inch screen and is designed to work alongside the phonemaker’s secure software and messaging services Asia homepage

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BlackBerry set to launch Passport as turnaround enters critical phase

By Euan Rocha TORONTO (Reuters) – BlackBerry is set to launch an unconventional new smartphone dubbed the Passport on Wednesday, as it embarks on potentially the most critical phase of its long turnaround. The one-time smartphone industry pioneer recently concluded … Continue reading

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BlackBerry buys Movirtu in bid to woo more corporate customers

By Euan Rocha and Alina Selyukh TORONTO/LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – BlackBerry Ltd said on Thursday it has acquired Movirtu, a provider of virtual identity solutions, as part of its move to continue building out its portfolio of value-added services that … Continue reading

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BlackBerry creates new unit for potential high-growth assets

By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) – BlackBerry Ltd said on Monday it has created a new unit to house what many consider to be among its most promising assets – cryptographic applications, its QNX embedded software and Project Ion platform … Continue reading

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BlackBerry wins key security OK for service to manage Android, iOS devices

BlackBerry Ltd said on Wednesday its Android and iOS device-management service has won key security clearance from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The company said the DISA clearance will allow its customers in various U.S. Department of Defense … Continue reading

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BlackBerry closes chapter on restructuring process : internal memo

By Euan Rocha TORONTO (Reuters) – BlackBerry Ltd has concluded a protracted and painful restructuring process and is back on a growth footing, according to an internal memo to all its employees viewed by Reuters. "We have completed the restructuring … Continue reading

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