• BlackBerry Confirms Acquisition of Secusmart

    Big news for BlackBerry. Following the announcement earlier this week that the company’s restructuring phase is behind them (in short, they’re done cutting jobs for now), new details have come to light about the Canadian smartphone maker’s latest acquisition. The mobile communications company is set to acquire Secusmart GmbH, a “leader in high-security voice and …   Read More

  • BlackBerry Finally Opens Up

    BlackBerry, the embattled Canadian smartphone maker struggling to remain competitive across today’s bustling smartphone landscape, has just announced that it will enable mobile device management (MDM) companies to directly manage devices with the BlackBerry 10 operating system. AirWatch, Citrix and IBM have expressed their intent to be the first companies to work with BlackBerry to …   Read More

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    comScore: 166 Million Americans Now Own Smartphones

    For mobile marketers, this amounts to a whole bunch of bulls-eyes. This week, comScore released the latest mobile industry data showing that domestic smartphone penetration is rapidly closing in on the next milestone threshold. Reporting key trends in the U.S. smartphone industry for the three month period ending March 2014, 166 million people in the …   Read More

  • BlackBerry Not Backing Away from Hardware Business

    BlackBerry chief executive John Chen turned to the official BlackBerry blog yesterday to dispel a new round of rumors that the company will disband its hardware business or go on sale again any time soon. According to Chen, the embattled smartphone maker may be in the middle of an epic fight for its own survival, …   Read More

  • T-Mobile, BlackBerry End Partnership

    More bad news for BlackBerry this week. The embattled Canadian smartphone marker is no longer in business with T-Mobile, the fourth largest wireless carrier in the United States. T-Mobile will stop selling BlackBerry products later this month. MMW has confirmed that all BlackBerry sales for T-Mobile subscribers will end April 25th. However, if you’re a …   Read More

  • U.S. Air Force Announces Deployment… of iPhones

    Apparently, the U.S. military is on high alert with regard to BlackBerry. In particular, the US Air Force has announced plans to swap out approximately 5,000 BlackBerry devices in favor of Apple’s iPhone and iPad. According to published reports over the weekend, this latest move on the part of military officials is the next step …   Read More

  • Apple Picking Up BlackBerry's Slack on Enterprise Mobility

    As the first full week of 2014 gets underway, predictions of what the new year will bring to the world of mobile are rolling out at a fast clip. Not surprisingly, however, many of the trends observed in 2013 are expected to continue well into 2014 and beyond. One of these patterns involves Apple picking …   Read More

  • BlackBerry Suffers Massive Q3 Losses

    It’s another black eye for BlackBerry. On Friday, the embattled Canadian smartphone maker reported losses totaling $4.4 billion and a 56 percent decline in revenue for its fiscal third quarter. BlackBerry’s loss of 67 cents per share also missed Street expectations of a 46-cent per-share loss.   Read More

  • More Top Execs Bolt from BlackBerry

    Two more longtime BlackBerry executives have left the embattled Canadian smartphone-maker. We learned late Monday that the latest resignations represent the fifth and sixth top executive departures in as many weeks. Rick Costanzo, executive vice president for global sales, and Chris Wormald, vice president for Strategic Alliances, are both out at BlackBerry, having voluntarily stepped …   Read More

  • How BlackBerry Missed The Boat on Justin Bieber

    This is the first time – and hopefully the last time – MMW has mentioned Justin Bieber. But invoking the pop star’s name is not without mobile merit today. Just ask the folks at BlackBerry. This week, an in-depth look at the rise and fall of BlackBerry (a must-read piece from BusinessWeek) exposes how the …   Read More