Browsing: Thorsten Heins

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International Newsmakers of 2013

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

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Heins ousted as BlackBerry CEO

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

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Crunch time at BlackBerry as sale looms

Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry has halted trade in its shares in New York and Toronto after announcing on Monday morning that its board is forming a special committee to “explore strategic alternatives”, which could include a sale of the company

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BlackBerry turns profit but loses users

BlackBerry managed to ship a million of its new BlackBerry 10-powered Z10 handsets last quarter, despite only having a month of the quarter to do so. However, the company also lost three million customers during the period, a trend it will want to arrest as it tries to keep its remaining 76m users loyal to the brand

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BlackBerry ‘can’t stand still again’

With its new BlackBerry 10 (BB10) platform, Canada’s BlackBerry isn’t simply looking to silence its critics by offering a smartphone as good as anything else on the market. It also wants the operating system to be the frontrunner in what CEO Thorsten Heins calls “the move from mobile

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Heins hints at new BlackBerry 7 device

The BlackBerry 7 (BB7) operating system isn’t likely to disappear any time soon, and neither is the flat-rated and unlimited Internet and e-mail proposition, the BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS), that has made BB7-powered devices so popular in emerging markets. In fact, BlackBerry

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BlackBerry could license BB10

BlackBerry hasn’t ruled out the possibility of licensing its new operating system, BlackBerry 10 (BB10), to other smartphone manufacturers if the business model and timing for such a move were right. “Licensing is part of our strategic review and we’re looking into this,” Heins tells TechCentral at BlackBerry’s Canadian

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BlackBerry’s last roll of the dice

Next Wednesday, a week from now, Canada’s Research in Motion (RIM) will launch its new BlackBerry smartphones and its completely redesigned operating system, BlackBerry 10 (BB10) in one of the biggest product unveilings in the technology industry in years. For RIM, everything is riding on

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International Newsmakers of 2012

As has become 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

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BlackBuried?

Although sales of BlackBerry devices continue to fall off a cliff in developed markets, Research in Motion’s successes in emerging markets, a forthcoming overhaul of its operating system, and the company’s pledge to keep wooing developers suggest the embattled company may be able keep its head above water. RIM’s forthcoming

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