Posts Tagged ‘Blackberry’
The deadline for troubled smartphone and mobile platform maker BlackBerry to find a suitor has come and gone with no deal, and company will now soldier on by raising $1 billion in new funding on its own.
In a move that can only be described as curious, Chinese IT vendor Lenovo Group Ltd. this week went Hollywood, tapping well known actor Ashton Kutcher as its newest product engineer.
As the world gears up for yet another holiday shopping orgy, it’s never been more important for the channel to tune into the habits and desires of this massing army of conspicuous consumers.
The list of potential suitors for beleaguered Blackberry continues to grow, with Cisco, Amazon and Lenovo being added to the list. While the obvious tech gained in this acquisition is the smartphone business, the real prize is mobile security.
In a global print media blitz, BlackBerry tries to fend off consumer concerns about a possible acquisition by vowing unwavering commitment to its users.
Cisco, SAP and Google are reportedly after all or parts of BlackBerry’s business.
According to published reports, global electronics manufacturing services firm Jabil Circuit is planning to terminate its smartphone manufacturing pact with BlackBerry.
BlackBerry may have its troubles in the consumer smartphone space, but that isn’t keeping the Canadian mobile solutions vendor from forging ahead with its business-focused wares.
Ailing BlackBerry, maker of a once-popular, eponymous smartphone, has agreed to a takeover deal from Fairfax Financial for around $4.7 billion, according to published reports.
Troubled phone maker BlackBerry eyes a 40 percent reduction in staff in an effort to get costs under control.