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BlackBerry Balks at Takeover Talks

BlackBerry Balks at Takeover TalksNot happening. No way. Flat out false.

Those are the utterances emerging both publicly and privately from folks at BlackBerry over the last 48 hours since rumors first emerged this week that Samsung is ready to pay more than $7 billion to acquire the mobile communications company.

After Reuters broke the news that sources in-the-know had proof of interest by Samsung in a major merger, BlackBerry was forced to quickly respond. And what did the Canadian smartphone maker say? A spokesperson has gone on record across various media outlets to largely debunk the rumor.
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Better Communications Coming to Wearables with Confirmed BBM Support

Better Communications Coming to Wearables with Confirmed BBM SupportWearables are about to become better tools for communication, thanks to the latest efforts by BlackBerry.

The Canadian-based mobile communications company confirmed during last week’s 2015 International CES that BBM will be available on wearable technologies for a wide range of Android Wear smartwatches.

The result? BBM users will be able to communicate faster and more discreetly on-the-go, BlackBerry says.
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BlackBerry Brings New Internet of Things Platform to CES 2015

BlackBerry Brings New Internet of Things Platform to CES 2015BlackBerry has just lifted the curtain on its latest offering — an IoT Platform that the mobile communications company says will leverage BlackBerry’s “extensive technology portfolio, extending its best-in-class security and reliability to emerging IoT applications.”

The BlackBerry IoT Platform combines technology from QNX Software Systems, a BlackBerry company whose software powers mission-critical embedded systems in cars, industrial applications, and medical devices, with BlackBerry’s secure network infrastructure and device lifecycle management software.

“The BlackBerry IoT Platform blends the technologies that have enabled BlackBerry to become a leader in both the mobile data security and embedded systems industries,” said Matt Hoffman, VP of Strategy and Marketing for BlackBerry Technology Solutions.
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BlackBerry Back with More for Enterprise Community

BlackBerry Back with More for Enterprise CommunityOn Thursday, the enterprise community is taking a close look at what BlackBerry unveiled yesterday.

The Canadian mobile communications company just announced the availability of two new enterprise solutions bundles that provide “increased productivity and collaboration benefits to enterprises at a reduced cost.”

The company says its Secure Productivity bundle for BlackBerry 10 smartphones and the cross-platform Enterprise Communicator bundle are both available today.
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Is BlackBerry Still a Leader in Enterprise Mobile Management?

Is BlackBerry Still a Leader in Enterprise Mobile ManagementBlackBerry may still be alive and kicking, but is the Canadian company still a leader in enterprise mobile management?

If you ask the folks at BlackBerry, they will answer in the affirmative. And they have a new industry acknowledgement to back them up.

BlackBerry says it has been named a “Leader” in “The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Mobile Management, Q3 2014.”
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BBM Users Get Mobile Payments Boost from BlackBerry

A Blackberry logo is seen at the Blackberry campus in WaterlooBlackBerry continues to forge ahead despite no shortage of setbacks and lingering obstacles down the mobile path.

On Thursday, the Canadian smartphone maker confirmed that it will enhance the mobile payment capabilities for users of BBM, the private social network available for smartphones running Android, BlackBerry, iOS or Windows Phone.

According to a written statement from BlackBerry, these new initiatives “will take the ability to connect and share using BBM one step further.”
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BlackBerry Fires Back at Enterprise Mobility with BES12

BlackBerry Fires Back at Enterprise Mobility with BES12Embattled smartphone maker BlackBerry is still chugging along, unveiling on Wednesday plans for “BlackBerry Enterprise Service 12″ — or BES12.

BES12 is a new enterprise mobility solution that is application-enabled and unifies BES10 and BES5 to one platform.

“In addition, a new promotional program will provide free migration to BES10, while a new pricing structure enables customers to simplify their enterprise mobility management (EMM) environment to a single trusted provider,” the Canadian company explains.

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