With its hardware sales still flagging BlackBerry's chief executive John Chen says he's found a different way to sell his devices. For the first time in BlackBerry's history, the company is going to sell a smartphone that runs on somebody else's programming rather than its own in-house creation.
BlackBerry reports first-quarter financial results on Tuesday, with expectations angled towards disappointment as the one time smartphone leader continues to shift focus from handsets to its software business.
Former co-chief executive Jim Balsillie says BlackBerry's reputation was dealt a major blow by the BlackBerry Storm, a rushed attempt by the Waterloo, Ont., company to fend off Apple's iPhone with its own version of a touchscreen device.
BlackBerry said Monday that it reached a patent infringement settlement with Typo, a maker of iPhone keyboards co-founded by 'American Idol' host Ryan Seacrest. The Canadian smartphone maker had accused Typo of ripping off its design.