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BlackBerry loses TAT BlackBerry 10 design talent

BlackBerry loses TAT BlackBerry 10 design talent

BlackBerry 10's designers The Astonishing Tribe (TAT), acquired by BlackBerry in late 2010 and renamed BlackBerry Sweden, have quietly abandoned the struggling Canadian company, with seven of the top talent founding a new company, TOPP. The startup studio will "craft new products and breathe life into innovative ideas through design, prototyping, and technology", across mobile, automotive, consumer electronics, and other segments.

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BlackBerry near-billion dollar loss has future looking grim

BlackBerry near-billion dollar loss has future looking grim

Though the folks at BlackBerry decided to hold off on their regularly scheduled earnings report, the report has indeed come out - and it's not looking good. This second fiscal quarter for the company here in 2013 showed sales of $1.6 billion, but a loss on those sales of $965 million. This loss came in a big way due to a write down of BlackBerry Z10 smartphones that appear to be in large supply with decidedly not-so-large demand to match.

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T-Mobile axes BlackBerry 10 in-store stock

T-Mobile axes BlackBerry 10 in-store stock

T-Mobile USA will no longer stock BlackBerry smartphones in-store, with a carrier exec arguing that poor sales meant it was now "inefficient" to have phones on-hand. Despite BlackBerry's best efforts to push BlackBerry 10, the platform - and devices like the Q10 and Z10 that run it - has failed to gain significant traction. Now, T-Mobile executive vice president for corporate services David Carey has confirmed to Reuters that the dwindling interest means in-store stock will no longer be held.

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BlackBerry acquired by Fairfax Financial: enterprise solutions the future

BlackBerry acquired by Fairfax Financial: enterprise solutions the future

It's been announced today by BlackBerry Limited that they've signed a letter of intent agreement with a consortium led by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited to be acquired for approximately $4.7 billion USD. This deal would put BlackBerry shareholders in a position to receive $9 USD for each stock, each stock not currently already held by Fairfax to be attained for cash. Before this deal, Fairfax owned 10% of BlackBerry.

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Blackberry C-series smartphone sighted in photo leak

Blackberry C-series smartphone sighted in photo leak

Blackberry's on-going story is anything but boring and uneventful as the company is revealed to be developing a new line of smartphones currently being called the Blackberry 10 C-series. This supposed mix between the company's Z and Q series could very well be added to the company's growing list of could have been, should have been, and has been.

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BlackBerry stock freeze amid billion dollar losses and 4,500 job cuts

BlackBerry stock freeze amid billion dollar losses and 4,500 job cuts

BlackBerry shares ceased trading today, with the stock frozen as the struggling Canadian company announced 4,500 job losses and plans to "refocus" on enterprise and prosumer customers rather than the mass market. The decision to hold stock, which had dropped 2.4-percent on Friday, comes as BlackBerry predicts a huge operating loss in fiscal Q2 of between $950m and $995m. The company will announce its official financial results for the most recent quarter next week.

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BlackBerry planning up to 40% staff cull insiders claim

BlackBerry planning up to 40% staff cull insiders claim

BlackBerry will cut as much as 40-percent of its staff before 2013 is through, insiders claim, with several thousand people facing redundancy as the Canadian smartphone firm attempts to coax profit from its ailing business. The mass scale trimmings will impact all departments and are expected to come "in waves" sources told the WSJ, though BlackBerry has declined to comment on the speculated figure.

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BlackBerry chasing November sale insiders claim

BlackBerry chasing November sale insiders claim

BlackBerry is hunting a fast sale for its troubled business, targeting a deal before the end of November this year, sources close to the negotiations claim, with a shortlist already put together of possible suitors. "Preliminary talks" have already been held by the company, the WSJ reports, with a sales process that is expected to begin imminently, though there's no guarantee that a new owner interested in BlackBerry will actually be found.

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T-Mobile BlackBerry 10 handsets may soon be ‘direct ship’ only

T-Mobile BlackBerry 10 handsets may soon be ‘direct ship’ only

Another day and another bit about how BlackBerry is suffering. This latest deals with BlackBerry 10 and T-Mobile and assuming this all plays out as the rumors are suggesting -- it looks like the carrier may soon begin pushing the Z10 and Q10 smartphones to the side. Coming by way of the CrackBerry user forums, one T-Mobile employee is telling a story about how the carrier is moving BlackBerry 10 devices to direct ship.

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BlackBerry 10 loses Morgan Stanley upgrade commitment insiders claim

BlackBerry 10 loses Morgan Stanley upgrade commitment insiders claim

One of BlackBerry's highest-profile enterprise wins for BlackBerry 10, international bank behemoth Morgan Stanley, will reportedly freeze plans to upgrade over concerns that the Canadian smartphone firm lacks resolve in the OS. The brokerage firm will instead stick with its existing BlackBerry 7 phones, two sources tell Bloomberg, having become wary of BlackBerry's recently confirmed exploration of "strategic alternatives" announced earlier this week.

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