New BlackBerry Combo Device Coming To AT&T
Jan 29, 2002, 12:33 PM by (staff)
Research In Motion (RIM) is developing a new version of its BlackBerry handheld device that will allow people to make phone calls over AT&T Wireless' network, under a deal the two companies announced today. RIM's new device will use AT&T Wireless' new GSM/GPRS network. RIM announced a separate deal with Nextel last week, for a similar type of device.
TCL Teases Its Next BlackBerry Phone
TCL today offered a sneak peak of a new BlackBerry smartphone in a short video. TCL is the parent company behind Alcatel and recently struck an agreement to design and manufacture smartphone hardware for BlackBerry.
BlackBerry Puts the Classic to Pasture
BlackBerry today said it will cease manufacturing the BlackBerry Classic handset. The Classic debuted in December 2014 and is one of the last devices from BlackBerry to run BlackBerry OS.
Samsung Weighing BlackBerry Acquisition
Samsung has approached BlackBerry about a potential acquisition, according to a report published by Reuters. Citing people familiar with Samsung's plans, Reuters suggests Samsung would be willing to pay up to $7.5 billion for the one-time smartphone king.
BlackBerry Signs Licensing Deal with India's Optiemus
BlackBerry today said it has licensed its smartphone brand to Optiemus, a smartphone maker based in India. The deal represents the third such agreement forged by BlackBerry with other hardware manufacturers.