Blackberry brochures: the company was reduced to bit-players with a 1 per cent share of the smartphone market

The rise of RIM, the firm behind Blackberry, from tiny upstart Canadian company to a $20 billion corporation, employing about 20,000 staff and owning (...)

BlackBerry chief executive John Chen introduces the Passport smartphone. Photograph: Aaron Harris/Reuters

Last month, the company that pioneered the concept of the smartphone unveiled a brand new device featuring a completely different screen size from pre(...)

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Mike Lazaridis and co-founder Douglas Fregin are weighing taking over the distressed smartphone company as it searches for a savior. Photograph: Beck Diefenbach/Reuters

BlackBerry co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin are considering a bid to buy the struggling smartphone maker, according to a securities filin(...)

 BlackBerry has announced plans to slash its workforce by 40 per cent affecting 4,500 employees. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images.

Mobile phone maker BlackBerry has warned it expects to report a huge quarterly operating loss next week and that it will cut some 4,500 jobs, a third (...)