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Blackberry has always prided itself on the security of their operating system, but this was not enough to ensure their survival in the cut-throat smartphone market, especially with the massive app gap between it and the leading smartphone operating systems. In a last-ditch Hail Mary pass Blackberry has decided to throw their legacy out the window, and have unlocked their…

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Blackberry’s recently failed sales process has revealed that amongst many other bidders Google also expressed interest in purchasing all or part of the Canadian company. Of course I strongly suspect due to anti-trust concerns Google would not be allowed to snap up the troubled company, but it seems Google has found another way to exert its influence on the smartphone…

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Blackberry is turning out to be a pretty great case study on how not to execute a turn-around, and I am sure for at least the next decade business schools will be talking about the foolhardy decisions their management have made over the last 18 months. One thing Blackberry fans however remain proud of is their operating system and the…

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When Blackberry run a number of hackathons and were offering $100 per app to developers, they managed to boost their catalogue by thousands of applications in only a few weeks, leading some Windows Phone fans to wonder of Blackberry was poised to over take the meagre 170,000 apps in the Windows Phone Store. It seems however we needn’t have worried,…

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Here is an interesting titbit of information for our analyst-minded readers to mull over. We do not have direct numbers from Verizon on how the Nokia Lumia 928 is doing there, but we do have some indirect evidence that it is doing reasonably well. A recent tweet by Alan Mendelevich ?from AdDuplex suggests that Verizon has now in total sold…

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At the launch of Blackberry 10 Blackberry’s Martyn Mallick was quick to say they would have more than the 46 out of the 50 top mobile apps which Microsoft boasted Windows Phone had. PCMag’s Sascha Sagan decided to put this claim to the test, given that Blackberry 10’s app store now has more than 70,000 apps, with the promise of…

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