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BlackBerry Misses In Q1 2014: EPS Of -$0.13 On Revenue Of $3.1B, 6.8 Million Phones Shipped

BlackBerry has just released its fiscal Q1 2014 earnings today (yes, their fiscal calendar is a little kooky), and the company still can’t seem to find its footing. The company reported generating $3.1 billion in revenue this past quarter, up 9% year-over-year, but definitely missed most analyst estimates with an ...

BlackBerry ships 6.8 million smartphones but loses $84 million in fiscal Q1 2014

Every quarter is pivotal for BlackBerry right now, but the one covered by today's earnings report (Q1 2014 in fiscal terms, or March through May 2013 on our calendar) is especially important. It's the first full period of Z10 availability and also the first quarter to cover significant Q10 shipments ...

Samsung lures former BlackBerry UK chief for EU business unit

When Rob Orr left his role as BlackBerry's UK and Ireland chief earlier this month, we knew it wouldn't be long before another company sought out his skills. Turns out, his final destination has been Samsung, where the seven-year RIM veteran will take up a vice presidential role in the ...

This Week On The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: Bye Bye BlackBerry And Vanilla Android On The HTC One/GS4

BlackBerry is “circling the toilet,” as Chris Velazco puts it so eloquently. Meanwhile, Google is now offering stock Android versions of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4. We’re also mildly interested in Hyundai’s new infotainment system, Blue Link, (especially given Apple’s foray into the car with iOS 7). Just as ...

Refresh Roundup: week of June 24th, 2013

Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it's easy for a sizable chunk to get lost ...

Mobile Miscellany: week of June 24th, 2013

If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week, the Galaxy S 4 was spotted in purple garb, a new Windows Phone was outed for AT&T and US Cellular officially welcomed a budget handset from ...

BlackBerry Shipped Just 2.7M BB10 Handsets In Q1 2014

BlackBerry didn’t break out its individual BB10 device sales in its quarterly earnings report released earlier this morning, but during its conference call to discuss its performance CEO Thorsten Heins revealed that it shipped 2.7 million handsets during the quarter, which is not a great number. Nokia shipped 5.6 million ...

The Plasticky BlackBerry Q5 Is Not The Mid-Tier Hero Handset BB10 Needs To Save It

In some ways the Qwerty-packing Q5, with its throwback BlackBerry looks, is a far more important device for BlackBerry than its current flagship, the all-touch Z10. Or the premium-priced Qwerty-clad Q10. The mid-tier Q5 should be priced to shift — because that’s what BlackBerry needs to happen to start regaining the ground ...