Ill-conceived decisions by Blackberry's chief executives have plunged the cellphone company into dire straits, but can anything be done to save it?
The once high-tech tool of world leaders and the financial elite has lost its cutting-edge reputation, aspirational appeal and its customers.
There is no "back door pipeline" to BlackBerry SA's platform, the company says, after reports that the UK had been monitoring e-mails and phone calls.
Although there's little glory in bronze, BlackBerry and Microsoft are battling for third position in the smartphone market.
In a surprise move, BlackBerry is taking its popular chat service cross-platform, with iPhone and Android versions due out later this year.
Thorsten Heins made the comment on the eve of the much-delayed launch of the new touchscreen BlackBerry in the United States.
The much-debated question of how many apps an app store needs was put in a South African context at BlackBerry Jam developer conference in Amsterdam.
Research in Motion has been killed off as a brand, even as BlackBerry is resurrected, in a symbolic burying of the recent, disastrous past.
BlackBerry's App World has been replaced by BlackBerry World, a new multimedia storefront that appears to go head to head against iTunes.
A technophile looks at the smartphone platforms of today and predicts what the future looks like.
Is BlackBerry manufacturer RIM out of the woods? If all you looked at was its after-hours share price and analysts' forecasts, you might think so.
Thorsten Heins has defended RIM less than a week after it revealed an operating loss of $643-million.
BlackBerry maker Research in Motion says it would be "plain wrong" for its future models not to have physical keyboards favoured by its users.
Service outages and failure to keep up with the iPhone mean BlackBerry's popularity is waning and its creators have paid the price.
Service outages and failure to keep up with the iPhone mean the BlackBerry's popularity is waning and its creators have paid the price.
The CEOs of BlackBerry maker Research in Motion have resigned, handing the reins to former Siemens executive Thorsten Heins.
Research in Motion founders, Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis have resigned, paving the way for a change at the helm of the BlackBerry phone maker.
Research In Motion's UK boss has admitted the company was too slow to update customers during the massive disruption to its network last week.
Research In Motion, the company behind BlackBerry, will offer free premium apps to customers as compensation for last week's internet outage.
Under pressure from Apple, and with a clientele furious over a lengthy blackout, the pioneering firm has suffered a startling fall from grace.