As rumors swirl that Microsoft is looking to buy BlackBerry, the Canadian mobility firm reportedly plans to cut employees from its mobile device unit.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a privacy advocacy group, has taken upon itself to evaluate the secure messaging products that are available on the market. There may be some surprises in store for companies that have already paid for a particular vendor's product.
Since taking over as chief of the company in 2013, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has steadily moved the firm away from a focus on mobile devices and toward software and services for the enterprises. As part of that effort, BlackBerry is mulling closure of the Swedish facility that developed its BlackBerry 10 smartphone line, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Following on its announcement of the WatchDox acquisition, BlackBerry unveiled on Tuesday two new products designed to secure the Internet of Things: a key management service for sensors and IoT apps and a high-assurance computer center focused on IoT security.
BlackBerry has confirmed reports that it acquired mobile security and enterprise collaboration company WatchDox.
While BlackBerry has abandoned any hope of being a mobile handset leader in the consumer market, the enterprise mobility company is still cranking out smartphones and tablets. Its latest effort is the Leap smartphone, which has a distinctly enterprise feel to it.
Enterprise mobility firm BlackBerry is teaming with mobile app maker CellTrak and CarePartners to mobilize CarePartner's home based nurses, Blackberry announced Tuesday.
Insurance provider JLT has ditched its corporate-owned BlackBerry devices for a BYOD program enabled by Good Technology's enterprise mobility management platform.
In response to the financial fiasco that was the launch of the BlackBerry Z10 handset, the Canadian mobility firm replaced its CEO and shifted its focus from hardware to enterprise software. Whether that strategy is paying off remains to be seen.
BlackBerry is merging the advanced technology of a "dual curved display" with old-fashion slider technology in a new touchscreen smartphone set to hit the market later this year.