blackberry ltd (BBRY) Key Developments
Blackberry Limited Appoints Marty Beard as Chief Operating Officer
Jul 21 14
BlackBerry Limited announced that it has named Marty Beard as Chief Operating Officer. As the new COO, Marty is responsible for cross-functional organizations, including Marketing, BlackBerry 10 Application Development, Customer Care and Quality. Marty is also responsible for instituting best practices and processes. Most recently, Mr. Beard was Chairman and CEO of LiveOps Inc.
BlackBerry Limited Shuts Down Scoreloop AG
Jul 11 14
BlackBerry Ltd. announced that it will shut down it's German division Scoreloop AG.
Blackberry to Launch Healthcare Platform in India
Jul 9 14
Blackberry is to launch a mobile health platform in India. Once established, the platform should allow the integration of medical devices with health information systems to facilitate patient diagnostics and monitoring. The source suggests that the platform could be launched late this year or in early 2015.
Blackberry Introduces New Blackberry Z3 Smartphone in South Africa
Jul 4 14
Blackberry has introduced the new BlackBerry Z3 smartphone in South Africa. The BlackBerry Z3 smartphone will be available to Vodacom customers in stores and online from mid July 2014. The device has the recommended selling price of ZAR 2,999 and will also be available on the Vodacom Smart S plan at ZAR 249 per month. The BlackBerry Z3 extends the BlackBerry10 platform to a new generation of customers in South Africa and offers them more ways to connect, share and be productive with an experience built on reliable, secure communications. The BlackBerry Z3 features a stylish design with a 5" touch display, an unrivalled messaging and typing experience, exceptional battery life, is equipped with BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2.1 and is Android app compatible.
BlackBerry Z3 to Launch in Middle East
Jun 26 14
BlackBerry has announced that it will bring the BlackBerry Z3 smartphone to the Middle East. The Z3 was first launched last month in Indonesia. The new smartphone is expected to be available in the UAE and Saudi Arabia in July, followed by Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait later this summer. Customers in UAE can start pre-orders for the BlackBerry Z3 through the BlackBerry Store in the Dubai Mall. Consumers who purchase a BlackBerry Z3 smartphone in July can benefit from AED 200 in free apps available on BlackBerry World. The BlackBerry Z3 features a 5-inch touch display, BlackBerry 10.2.1 and compatability with Android apps.