BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) Tues. Morning Highlights: Smartphone Pioneer, Possible Alternatives & More

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Samsung Unveils an Advertisement of BlackBerry Messenger on Galaxy Devices (IdigitalTimes)
BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) Messenger is something that all Android and iOS users have been waiting for with bated breath. Adding fuel to the fire, Samsung has now released an advertisement in Africa, revealing that the messenger is soon going to land on all the Galaxy smartphones. The advertisement does not carry any commentary or music and is a silent video with a logo of BlackBerry Messenger on Android devices. Samsung has reportedly started advertising BBM in few of those regions where the brand sells the highest number of units, according to CrackBerry.

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BlackBerry struggling for survival (ThePhuketNews)
BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) said Monday it is examining “strategic alternatives,” which might even involve putting itself up for sale. The Canadian firm said it had formed a committee to consider “possible joint ventures, strategic partnerships or alliances, a sale of the company or other possible transactions”. The announcement comes with BlackBerry marginalized in a smartphone market dominated by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone and brands using the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android operating system, such as Samsung. Some analysts said prospects look grim for the smartphone pioneer.

A new owner may not be able to save BlackBerry (IDG)
A permanent change seems to have taken hold in the mobile market, as BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) explores the possibility of putting itself up for sale. The company had pinned its hopes on the BlackBerry 10 operating system, but its phones have now slipped into fourth place behind Windows Phone devices, according to IDC and other analyst firms. That slip seemed to play a key role in BlackBerry’s decision, announced earlier this month, to set up a committee to explore options such as selling the company or finding a partner to work with.

BlackBerry Reports Fresh Business (IBTimes)
BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) claims to have been asked by Hispanic broadcaster Univision Communications to supply 2,000 keyboard smartphones. BlackBerry is based in Waterloo, Ontario, while Univision is one among the most successful broadcast networks in the U.S. Univision employees are said to be using BlackBerry Q10 after upgrading their older BlackBerry phones. Univision should take pride in being one among the largest broadcasting networks in America. It owns over 60 local TV station as well as about 70 radio stations. The primary broadcasting language of all these is Spanish.

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