Blackberry returns to Nigeria, targets 10% market share
Smartphone brand, Blackberry has returned to Nigeria, after almost a five-year gap with a target of five to 10 per cent market share in the country’s highly competitive market.
Blackberry Sues Facebook Over Messaging Apps
Canadian telecommunications firm BlackBerry has sued Facebook accusing the American social media company of infringing on its patents for messaging apps. BlackBerry is claiming infringement on patents it holds for message encryption and notifications and is seeking an injunction as well as damages for lost profits, although no figure was given. Facebook and its wholly-owned…
Qualcomm to refund BlackBerry $815 mn in royalties
US mobile chip giant Qualcomm is to refund BlackBerry $814.9 million in royalties overpaid by the Canadian company, according to a tentative arbitration award announced on Wednesday.
Free from phones, BlackBerry posts profit, says more to come
After three years of acquisitions, layoffs and trying to convince customers it could do more than build smartphones, the Canadian company’s software revenue and profit margins are growing in the way Chief Executive Officer John Chen wants them to. The stock too: It rose the most in 15 months.
The good, the bad and ugly side of social media networks
It would be recalled that before the coming of social media networks in Nigeria, Nigerians have relied on signs and symbols as major means of communication.
Young Nigerians react to blockade by WhatsApp, Blackberry
As millions of Nigerians, who connect with their business associates, loved ones and family members through WhatsApp on some mobile phone operating systems have been blocked...
BlackBerry unveils last in-house phone
The DTEK60 isn’t exactly a full BlackBerry phone. Like the DTEK50, which BlackBerry released in July, it was partly designed and manufactured by Chinese electronics company TCL Corp.
BlackBerry’s fall and impact on Nigeria’s smartphone market
The projection that Blackberry would increase its market in Nigeria and other parts of Africa by about 166 per cent in another three years seems to have hit the rock.