Friday, September 25, 2015

BlackBerry Makes Android Powered Priv Handset Official

BlackBerry announced the company will launch a flagship slider, the BlackBerry Priv which will run on the Android operating system. Bringing together the best of BlackBerry security and productivity with the expansive mobile application ecosystem available on the Android platform. 

In combination with BlackBerry's efforts to support Android for Work on the BES12 platform the new device will offer best in class security for enterprise customers. BlackBerry expects the device to be available late in the calendar year in major markets in store and online and will release further details in the coming weeks.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Amazon’s Move To Release A $50 Tablet

Amazon is preparing to hit tablet market this holiday season with a $50 device that has a 6 inch screen. That's half the price of the company's current 6-inch Fire HD tablet, and even less expensive than the company's Kindle reader, which starts at $79.

The current 6 inch Fire HD tablet is one of the cheapest tablets worth buying, and while the idea of an even cheaper tablet sounds wild. There are no specs yet but WSJ suggests the new $50 device will test the limits of cost savings.

Amazon could also be exploring other ways to make the $50 target price possible. The company's current Fire HD tablets may be as cheap as they are because of lock screen ads, and Amazon could expand ads like those to reach the $50 mark.

We'll be sure to keep you posted as more detail become available. What's your thoughts? Comment below...

Saturday, September 5, 2015

BlackBerry To Acquire Good Technology For $425 Million

BlackBerry has agreed to purchase Good Technology for $425 million. Good Technology makes and sells mobile email products as well as mobile device management tools. 

BlackBerry said the acquisition "is aligned with BlackBerry's strategy to offer businesses the most complete, end to end solution that secures the entire mobile enterprise, across all platforms." 

Good Technology was purchased by Visto in 2009. Prior to being owned by Motorola. At one time, Visto successfully sued BlackBerry for patent infringement. BlackBerry said it expects to close the acquisition during its 2016 fiscal their quarter.

Source: Reuters