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WhatsApp Hits The 500 Million Users Mark; Growth Faster Than That Of Facebook


WhatsApp, popular in its own right, seems to have been buoyed by its connection with social networking mammoth Facebook. In February this year, Facebook announced its $16 billion (plus $3 billion in restricted stock units for employees and the founders) acquisition plan of the popular mobile messaging platform (The Federal Trade Commission approved the deal early April but it is ...

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BlackBerry COO, CMO and CFO All Leave the Company


Former BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins left the company earlier this month, but it looks like the rest of the "chiefs" are abandoning ship too. It has now been announced that three major executives are no longer with the company either.

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BlackBerry: John Chen Named CEO, Fairfax Takeover Falls Through


Today was a very big day for the boys and girls in Waterloo with both good and bad news coming down the pipe. First, CEO Thorsten Heins is stepping down from the head honcho role.

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Former Apple CEO Eyes Bid for BlackBerry


Just when we thought this was settled, the can of worms has been re-opened. BlackBerry is reportedly back on the market and one of its newest suitors just so happens to be the former CEO of Apple

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Blackberry Messenger for Android and iOS: Delayed


Blackberry has now confirmed that BBM for Android and iOS is being delayed. The reason for the delay is apparently that, over the weekend, 1 million people downloaded a leaked version of BBM.

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Fairfax Financial Wants to Buy BlackBerry for $4.7 Billion


BlackBerry is effectively on the market for any interested buyers and it looks like Fairfax Financial has put forth an official offer to snatch up the struggling Waterloo-based firm.

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Blackberry Z30 is Now Official!


It's been rumored for a while that Blackberry was working on a 5-inch handset, but now it's official! The company has unveiled the Blackberry Z30.

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Blackberry Z10 Getting Price Slashed, As Little as a Penny on Amazon

It still remains seen whether or not BB10 has what it takes to eventually renew interest in the platform, but the Z10 is now getting several price cuts.

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Could Blackberry Playbook Be Getting BB10.1 Support?


Interestingly enough, a new listing showing devices supported with Blackberry OS 10.1 has an unexpected entry: The Blackberry PlayBook.

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How Do iOS 7 Features Compare to Android, WP8 and Blackberry?


Wondering how new features in iOS 7 compare to Android and other mobile OSes? We have a chart that helps you get a better idea of the differences.

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Verizon’s 3G Prepaid Plans With Extended Data


Verizon has quietly increased the amount of data available through their 3G prepaid plans.

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BlackBerry officially unveils the low-cost Q5

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Blackberry are looking to cash-in with their new low-cost Qwerty smartphone. The Blackberry Q5 was unveiled by CEO Thorsten Heins on Tuesday in Orlando. The Q5 features a trademark Blackberry QWERY keyboard, along with a 3.1-inch touch screen, but that’s about all we know about the entry-level handset from a hardware point of view. Blackberry have announced that the Q5 will ...

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Blackberry R10 is a budget Q10 with promising specs

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More leaked photos along with purported specs hint at an entry-level QWERTY Blackberry R10 launch next week, essentially a cheaper variant of the Q10.

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Samsung Leading The Smartphone Race, As BlackBerry and Nokia Fall Behind


According to the IDC, sales of smartphones have surpassed that of feature phones in Q1. Samsung is having the highest market share, followed by Apple, LG, Huawei and ZTE.

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Blackberry 10.1 Beta Arrives to Developers, Brings Several New Features


Blackberry 10.1 has now arrived as a Beta for developers, bringing with it quite a few improvements.

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