The acquisition of BlackBerry Ltd may have temporarily lifted the gloom from the once-loved phone maker, but analysts and industry watchers still do not believe that the move would resolve the more deep-seated structural business problems faced by the company.
If telcos are going to sell their customers contracts which are tied to phones sold at a discount, then they should have a responsibility too if the phones are faulty while still under warranty, writes Karamjit Singh.
DNA founder Karamjit Singh recalls the most stressful challenge he has had since founding a startup and taking the entrepreneurial journey: Choosing a new smartphone and a data plan to go with it!
Asia Pacific, Latin America and Eastern Europe exhibited the highest smartphone growth rates of 74.1%, 55.7% and 31.6% respectively, according to Gartner Inc, while Microsoft edged out BlackBerry to take the No 3 spot.
MDeC has set its sights on enterprise app market opportunities, announcing that the latest iteration of its app developer programme will focus on such apps and that it would also be conducting a baseline study of the market in Malaysia.
As Canada’s iconic smartphone maker BlackBerry – once a dominant force in the smartphone world – struggles to turn its fortunes around, one country in South-East Asia remains an extremely important market to the company outside of the United States, say industry watchers.
The curtain call for Blackberry, one of the pioneers and maker of the most popular smartphones in history, is coming down sooner than many would like, as efforts to turn around its fortune continue to hit snag after snag.
The new BlackBerry Q5 smartphone is expected to be available in Malaysia beginning July 15, from authorised partners Maxis, Celcom, Tune Talk, and U Mobile, BlackBerry said in a statement.
Former BlackBerry director John Leung has joined Singapore-based startup Dropmysite as its new vice-president of sales for Asia.
BlackBerry has announced the availability of a new security solution that it claims separates work and personal apps and data on iOS and Android devices.