Browsing: John Chen

It’s official. BlackBerry, the Canadian company that invented the smartphone and addicted legions of road warriors to the “CrackBerry”, has stopped making its iconic handsets. Finally conceding defeat in a battle lost long ago to Apple

It’s the end of an era. BlackBerry, the once-dominant maker of devices that kept business executives glued to their e-mail, will no longer develop its own phones. The company said in notes alongside its second quarter

BlackBerry unveiled its latest smartphone, a touchscreen Android device aimed at mid-market users who value the Canadian company’s reputation for enhanced security. The DTEK50 will cost US$299 (R4 300 before duties and other taxes

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has presided over five new phones during his two-and-a-half years running the company, none of which has managed to turn around steadily declining smartphone sales. Some analysts are wondering who would buy a sixth. BlackBerry

BlackBerry will no longer manufacture the BlackBerry Classic, a beloved, updated model of the original that made the company a smartphone leader before Apple entered the scene. CEO John Chen introduced the Classic after joining the company in

BlackBerry posted sales that fell short of analysts’ estimates as shrinking smartphone sales and an inventory writedown overshadowed a boost in software revenue. Fiscal first quarter earnings per share, excluding some items, broke

Who would have thought that one of the most interesting smartphones to be launched in 2014 would come from BlackBerry, Canadian smartphone manufacturer that many people had until recently written off as dead? The BlackBerry Passport is the

BlackBerry intends launching a cheaper, sub-US$200 BlackBerry 10 device in South Africa, the Z3 – code-named Jakarta – as it moves to defend its market share in developing economies. The device, developed for the Indonesian market, where the BlackBerry

As is customary at this time of the year, TechCentral is pleased to present its lists of who it considers the biggest technology newsmakers over the past 12 months, both internationally and in South Africa. We kick it off, as always, with the five people the publication’s editors believe

The next chapter in BlackBerry’s troubled history has been written. Thorsten Heins has been ousted as the struggling smartphone manufacturer’s CEO after plans to sell the company to its biggest shareholders, Fairfax Financial Holdings, fell through. Instead, Fairfax and other