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First Foxconn BlackBerry Codenamed “Jakarta” – Scheduled for April Timeframe

John Chen has already tipped BlackBerry’s hand about what is coming from Foxconn first in 2014. The first device will be codenamed Jakarta and is a 3G BlackBerry 10 device for emerging markets. We don’t know much else about it but expect an April release.

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BlackBerry To Focus on High End Enterprise Devices For Now – Low End Consumer Devices in 2014

  On today’s conference call BlackBerry CEO John Chen made a pretty bold statement. He said that for the foreseeable future BlackBerry would be focusing on the enterprise only high end devices. They hope to one day come back to building consumer devices but for now they will have Foxconn building low end consumer devices…

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BlackBerry Live 2014 Gets Cancelled After 12 Years

This is a gut-punch sign of the changing times at BlackBerry. They have just announced that BlackBerry Live 2014 will not be held next year in favor of smaller events throughout the year. This means BlackBerry’s big event of the year is no longer after 12 years. That is a real shame since that was…

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OS 10.2.1.1259 Leaks for All BlackBerry 10 Devices! (Except STL100-1)

  BlackBerry 10 leaks just got a nice jumpstart again with OS 10.2.1.1259. This is all courtesy of 12Ninjas which has uploaded and packaged the OS and shared it on UMGForums. This leak is for the BlackBerry Z30, Q5, Q10, and all Z10 models but the STL100-1. According to 12Ninjas the most notable updates are:…

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BlackBerry Reorganizes Business Into Four Units to Drive Focus & Efficiency

John Chen’s changes keep on coming through at BlackBerry. I was predicting that Chen would split up the company along these lines and now he has divided into operating unit structure. The units will be Enterprise Services, Messaging (BBM), QNX Embedded business, and the devices business. This will allow the company to “drive greater focus…

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BlackBerry Announces Strategic Partnership with Foxconn

BlackBerry had some good news for us this morning in the form of a strategic partnership finally forming. They have signed a 5 year joint development and manufacturing agreement with Foxconn. This will let them target Indonesia in early 2014 and other fast growing markets with cheaper devices. Here is what CEO John Chen had…

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BlackBerry Releases Earnings – Misses Targets With 4.3 Million Phones Sold

BlackBerry put out some bleak results today missing wall streets estimates with a Q3 EPS of -$0.67 missing by $0.24 and revenue of $1.2 Billion missing by $0.38 Billion. They announced they sold 4.3 million phones but sadly 3.2 billion of those were BlackBerry 7 devices. They now also have $3.2 billion dollars on hand….

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Marmalade Brings Free Piggy Biggy Physics Game to BlackBerry 10 & PlayBook

  Marmalade has brought another crowd pleasing physics game to BlackBerry 10 and PlayBook users. It needs to be improved a bit for performance but Piggy Biggy is an awesome physics game on the lines of Cut the Rope. You must destroy obstacles in the way of Piggy getting to his golden coins. Its quite…

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