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BlackBerry maker TCL ramps up SA focus

TCL, the Chinese company that manufactures BlackBerry and Alcatel handsets, is ramping up its focus on the South African market, on Wednesday taking the wraps off a new smartwatch aimed at children (and parents

BlackBerry partners with Baidu on driverless cars

BlackBerry’s efforts to push into self-driving cars took a new step forward as the former smartphone maker signed a deal with Chinese Internet giant Baidu to work together on automotive software. Baidu will bundle BlackBerry’s QNX

Craige Fleischer quits as Samsung SA mobile chief

Craige Fleischer, director of integrated mobility at Samsung Electronics in Southern Africa, has resigned to “pursue new business opportunities”, the Korean-headquartered consumer electronics group said in a statement on Thursday

BlackBerry’s back, baby (well, kind of)

There’s a new flagship BlackBerry in the South African market. The BlackBerry KEYone is the first such product not made by Canada’s BlackBerry, but under license from the firm by TCL Communication. TCL signed the licensing deal in

Interview: BBM CEO Matthew Talbot

In this episode of the TechCentral podcast, Duncan McLeod chats to Matthew Talbot, global CEO of BBM (you may know it better as BlackBerry Messenger). The service is now owned by Indonesia’s Creative

BlackBerry’s recovery hits a speed wobble

BlackBerry fell the most in almost two-and-a-half years after its quarterly earnings report showed surprisingly weak revenue from software, marring what was otherwise shaping up to be a banner year. The Canadian company

Ford hires 400 BlackBerry employees

Ford has agreed to hire 400 employees from BlackBerry to help develop wireless technology at the car maker, deepening an ongoing partnership between the two companies involving in-car connectivity. The shift doubles

BlackBerry files patent suit against Nokia

BlackBerry has filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Nokia, demanding royalties on the Finnish company’s mobile network products that use an industry-wide technology standard. Nokia’s products including

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