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BlackBerry bids reportedly being contemplated by Google, Intel and more

BlackBerry bids reportedly being contemplated by Google, Intel and more

BlackBerry has been under a preliminary agreement with Fairfax Financial Holdings, its biggest shareholder, but is reportedly entertaining a backup plan in case the current bid falls through. The information comes from sources who spoke to Reuters, claiming that Google, Cisco, Intel, SAP, LG, and Samsung are all considering potential bids for BlackBerry or parts of the company.

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Windows Phone jumps in Europe but US still loves Android and iOS

Windows Phone jumps in Europe but US still loves Android and iOS

Windows Phone has hit double-digits in two European markets and averages 9.2-percent in Europe as a whole, new figures suggest, though Microsoft's smartphone platform still lags well behind iOS and Android, particularly in the US. Sales of Windows Phone devices - the majority of which are from Nokia's Lumia range - in the UK and France hit 12.0- and 10.8-percent respectively, Kantar Worldpanel calculates, in the three month period up until the end of August 2013.

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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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Blackberry cancels earnings call scheduled for Friday

Blackberry cancels earnings call scheduled for Friday

Blackberry has announced that it will not be making its financial conference call on Friday, as was previously scheduled. Such a move, says the company, is the result of a bid it has received from Fairfax Financial Holdings, the largest shareholder for Blackberry. In addition to the cancelled call, the written talk about its financial results has been delayed until next week.

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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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BBM iOS and Android releases paused: staggering forward

BBM iOS and Android releases paused: staggering forward

Though the software teams at BlackBerry suggested they'd be beginning the roll-out of BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) as an app for Android and iOS starting this week, it would now appear that they've hit the proverbial pause button for both platforms. While it's unclear at the moment if this cut in downloads and service to the chat app ecosystem for both Google and Apple's mobile OS had anything to do with BlackBerry's announcement of history-making losses for the quarter, it is clear that the results are thus: some people can use BBM today, others cannot.

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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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