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The Digest: Lenovo rumoured to be buying BlackBerry (again)… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning

Industry rumours suggest Lenovo is looking to expand its smartphone operations by buying BlackBerry, says a report at ExpertReviews: "The rumours boosted share prices for BlackBerry this week, a much needed increase following lukewarm reception to the company's Passport smartphone earlier in the year. BlackBerry handsets used to be widely used by business…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Lenovo rumoured to be buying BlackBerry (again)… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning
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BlackBerry Passport asks: is it hip to be square?

BlackBerry, as a company, has been in trouble for some time - but it clearly hopes that its new phone, the Passport, can turn its fortunes around. According to recent sales figures, only one in 100 smartphone owners in the US uses a BlackBerry, and the company itself admits that its older handsets are outselling…

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Stuart O'ConnorBlackBerry Passport asks: is it hip to be square?
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Blackberry Q20 looks familiar in leaked photos

Images of Blackberry's latest offering has appeared on China's Weibo network (think Twitter but with more state censorship) and it looks... rather familiar. The Blackberry Q20 is to be part of the company's recovery strategy. After having a disastrous few years, the company is gambling that some mobile users would prefer the familiarity of a…

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James O'MalleyBlackberry Q20 looks familiar in leaked photos

Blackberry partners with Amazon to access Android apps – could this imply bigger things in the pipeline?

Ailing phone maker Blackberry has announced a new partnership with Amazon to license the Amazon App Store, which will give its devices access to over 240,000 Android apps. In an intriguing announcement, when the Blackberry 10.3 operating system launches in…

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James O'MalleyBlackberry partners with Amazon to access Android apps – could this imply bigger things in the pipeline?

Blackberry: Still not dead; Unbox the Z3

Blackberry have lifted the the lid on a brand new phone – let's party like it's 2008! Though Blackberry's mobile business is widely regarded to be a dead man walking, rather than put it out of it's misery with a…

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James O'MalleyBlackberry: Still not dead; Unbox the Z3

Is Blackberry in a death spiral?

Poor Blackberry – they're getting a little bit desperate. They're haemorrhaging cash, laying off many of their staff and desperately trying to pull up from a nose-dive caused by technology shifting and their company being unable to keep up -…

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James O'MalleyIs Blackberry in a death spiral?

What should Blackberry do to stop the decline?

Beleaguered phone makers Blackberry have today announced that they're abandoning their sell-off plan. This has sent shares plummeting as no one can quite figure out what they're going to do to get themselves out of the pit that they are…

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James O'MalleyWhat should Blackberry do to stop the decline?

What can Blackberry learn from Nintendo?

It hasn't been a good week for Blackberry. Following the failure of the Q10 to interest pretty much anyone, they've essentially announced they're giving up on consumers and are instead going to go after their more reliable "Enterprise" users. They've…

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James O'MalleyWhat can Blackberry learn from Nintendo?