VW Buys Blackberry's Auto R&D Center In Germany

Blackberry's future isn't just tied to comically oversized phones with real keyboards. It's about injecting its software into as many companies as possible. Part of that is the auto industry, which is why selling Blackberry's Bochum, Germany R&D facility to Volkswagen seems like a step backwards. It's not. Here's why. » 7/06/14 4:20pm 7/06/14 4:20pm

Ford Reportedly Dumping Microsoft For Blackberry, Of All People

Ford's SYNC infotainment system is alright, I GUESS, as wonky automotive infotainment systems go. But apparently The Masses don't like it very much, so Ford is planning to dump the Microsoft Windows system on which it's based, for one based on a platform from BlackBerry. This should go well. » 2/23/14 1:09pm 2/23/14 1:09pm

Accessing Maps On Mobile Devices Jumps 82% In US

If you're squinting at a poorly-rendered map on your Blackberry, turns out you're not alone. According to an industry report released today, up to 8% of Americans are now downloading driving directions and online maps via mobile devices, which equates to a whopping 82% increase over last year. Ironic that mobile map… » 7/24/08 4:20pm 7/24/08 4:20pm