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BlackBerry and Ryan Seacrest are not buds. The first Typo keyboard — an absolutely horrible iPhone keyboard attachment you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy — was just the focus of a lawsuit that cost Seacrest’s crew nearly $US860,000. Now BlackBerry is back, and suing them again for the Typo 2.
BlackBerry is trying to destroy the best thing it ever made. Not the line of hardware keyboard phones, or the less-relevant-than-ever BBM service. I’m talking about the music video. That mind-blowingly earnest and inexplicable REO Speedwagon cover about BlackBerry 10. It’s gone now. What the heck, BlackBerry?
Let’s talk about the word “classic.” Classic can mean “timeless,” as in an ageless beauty that never fades or a joke with a punchline that always hits. It can also mean “old,” like the candy red ’57 Chevy you’ll probably never see on a modern highway. Which one describes the BlackBerry Classic? Take a guess.
BlackBerry has jumped into the debate on net neutrality the way that BlackBerry does just about everything these days: ass-backwards. Last night, BlackBerry CEO John Chen wrote a blog post that contorted the standard definition of net neutrality into a complicated pretzel of crazy, insisting that Apple and Netflix are violating the principle of net neutrality by… not making iMessage and Netflix available for BlackBerry customers.
Reuters is reporting that Samsung has offered Blackberry a takeover offer for as much as $US7.5 billion, which would be about 38 per cent more than the stock market says the Canadian hardware company is even worth. Supposedly, the meeting happened last week but no party on either side has confirmed any details.
We’ve known for nearly a year that Boeing is working on an understandably hush-hush smartphone project. It’s a self-destructing phone for spies called the Boeing Black. And now we know that BlackBerry is helping — which is kind of weird since the Boeing Black runs on Android. Again, it’s all very hush-hush.