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BlackBerry Q5 Review

BlackBerry Q5 Review

BlackBerry needs a new smartphone for the mass market, and the BlackBerry Q5 is its attempt to deliver. Cheaper than the Q10, though offering another sturdy QWERTY keyboard for text-addicts, the Q5 pares back the specifications (and, it has to be said, the design) to boost the BlackBerry 10 line-up by 50-percent. Is it third time lucky for the plucky Canadian company, or three strikes and you're out? Read on for the SlashGear review.

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Two sides of BlackBerry plunge: we’re fine and no you’re not

Two sides of BlackBerry plunge: we’re fine and no you’re not

While BlackBerry makes its best effort to find its way back to smartphone positivity, this weeks' response to the company's latest earnings have been rather negative. It's not as if the company doesn't understand what's happening, and how it'll be seen by the public - "[BlackBerry is still in] early stages of its transition" remarked CEO Thorsten Heins via G&M just this afternoon - but a clear path into the future from here, the company certainly does not have.

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Six BlackBerry phones at a time says Heins, with one more BB7 to come

Six BlackBerry phones at a time says Heins, with one more BB7 to come

BlackBerry aims to have no more than six different products on the market at any one time, CEO Thorsten Heins has said, potentially limiting BlackBerry 10's roll-out as it tries to keep enterprise users of the older OS content. Speaking on BlackBerry's financial results call, after announcing an $84m loss in the most recent quarter, Heins described the new platform as being "still in the early stages of transition"; BlackBerry sold 6.8m devices overall in financial year Q1 2014, though did not break that figure down into BlackBerry 7 versus BlackBerry 10 models. The company has at least one more BlackBerry 7 device in the pipeline for this year.

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BlackBerry posts $84m loss in Q1 2014; predicts more losses to come

BlackBerry posts $84m loss in Q1 2014; predicts more losses to come

BlackBerry saw smartphone sales rise in the most recent quarter, financial year Q1 2014, but failed to make a profit, with losses of $84m ramping up the pressure on CEO Thorsten Heins to turn around the firm. The Canadian company's latest results show revenues rose - year-on-year - for the three month period, now up to $3.1bn compared to $2.8bn in 2012 - with sales overall of 6.8m Blackberry handsets, though it has not yet detailed what proportion of those ran BlackBerry 10.

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