MEDIA : BlackBerry Will Built Android Phone If They Can Make It Secure

Blackberry's Chief Executive Chen gestures during a news conference at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Blackberry's Chief Executive Chen gestures during a news conference at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Back weeks ago, there is rumors that BlackBerry might consider Android as their upcoming device. In an interview with CNBC, John Chen was asked about the question.

‘We only build secure phones and BlackBerry is the most secure phone so, if I can find a way to secure the Android phone, I will also build that.’ – John Chen

However, lookslike John Chen didn’t answer that question directly. It could means no, at the same time it could means that BlackBerry might work on some sort of software licensing of BlackBerry security software to Android manufacturers.

What do you think?

Source: CNBC

NEWS : BlackBerry Reports Strong Software Revenue and Positive Cash Flow for the Fiscal 2016 First Quarter

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If you followed the webcast last night, BlackBerry has now announced their Q1 Fiscal 2016 financial results for the period ending May 30th, 2015.

Among the highlights are :

Q1 Highlights

  • Software and technology licensing revenue of $137 million, a 150% increase over Q1 FY15
  • Positive free cash flow of $123 million in the quarter
  • Cash and investments balance of $3.32 billion at the end of the fiscal quarter, an increase of $50 million over Q4 FY15
  • Non-GAAP loss of ($0.05) per share, improving on a loss per share of ($0.11) in Q1 FY15
  • Basic GAAP earnings of $0.13 per share
  • Non-GAAP operating loss of ($7) million, improving on a non-GAAP operating loss of ($41) million in Q1 FY15
  • Non-GAAP gross margin of 50.3% and GAAP gross margin of 47.1%
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $157 million, a 5% increase over Q1 FY15
  • Acquired WatchDox, a leader in high-security document synchronization, sharing and management
  • Launched the BlackBerry Leap in April, with availability in 22 markets Entered into joint development deals with Wistron and Compal for devices, in addition to the Company’s existing partnership with Foxconn

Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 was $658 million. The revenue breakdown for the quarter was approximately 40% for hardware, 38% for services and 21% for software and technology licensing. BlackBerry had 2,600 enterprise customer wins in the quarter. Approximately 45% of the licenses associated with these deals are cross-platform. During the first quarter, the Company recognized hardware revenue on approximately 1.1 million BlackBerry smartphones with an ASP of $240.

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Blackberry Announcing their First Quarter Fiscal 2016 Results and Special Meeting Webcast

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Happening in just a few minutes, investors and business persons interested in BBRY will be anxiously awaiting Blackberry’s announcement of their first quarter fiscal 2016 results through their conference call.

Following the announcement, a special meeting will be held in accordance to their Annual Grand Meeting cum Special meeting through a live webcast!.

Head on over to this link to sign-up for the webcast and get the latest update on the company’s exciting future!

 

*Edit: The first quarter fiscal 2016 results will be announced through a conference call and not webcast. The AGM and Special Meeting, however, WILL be via webcast!

 

Android Blackberry Passport… What?!

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At first glance, true believers of Blackberry will recognize the above phone as the Blackberry Passport. The biggest giveaway; that spacebar right in between the “V” and “B” keys.

But what’s that right above the backlit-keyboard?

A triangle on the left, a circle in the middle and a square on the right; the “back”, “home”, and “multitask” symbols respectively for the 2014/2015 version Android codenamed Lollipop.

So is this true? A high-end Blackberry running an updated version of Android?

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NEWS : BlackBerry Slider aka “Venice” Specs and Release Date

Photo : CNET
Photo : CNET

Photo : CNET

Still remember BlackBerry Slider that been revealed back in Mobile World Congress 2015?.

Since then, we didn’t heard much about The Slider or it’s is codenamed “Venice” although there are some rumors floating around.

Now, #TeamBlackBerry at N4BB have received confirmation on some of the specs of the BlackBerry “Venice” phone ;

  • 5.4-inch Quad-HD display
  • 18 MP rear-camera
  • 5 MP front-camera
  • 1.8 GHz Hexa-core (Snapdragon 808 chipset) 64-bit
  • 3 GB RAM

It’s also will be equipped with Anocta-core processor which BlackBerry was heavily rumored to be used by 2015.

Many believes that this could be a dual OS BlackBerry (hybrid) as there is rumors about BlackBerry might considering an Android device in the future.

BlackBerry “Venice” Slider is expected to release by November 2015.