BlackBerry announces Q4 Fiscal 2015 Results |

Q4 Highlights

Normalized positive cash flow of $76 million in the quarter, reversing normalized cash use of ($784) million in Q4 FY14

Cash and investments balance of $3.27 billion at the end of the fiscal quarter, an increase of $608 million over Q4 FY14 and matching the highest balance in company history

Non-GAAP earnings of $0.04 per share, reversing a loss per share of ($0.08) in Q4 FY14

Non-GAAP operating income of $2 million reversing an operating loss of ($156) million in Q4 FY14

Non-GAAP gross margin of 48.3% and GAAP gross margin of 48.2%, with a third consecutive quarter of positive hardware gross margin

Software revenue of $67 million, a 20% increase over Q4 FY14

Announced a partnership with Google to support Android for Work

Launched the BlackBerry Classic in December, with support for the Classic and the previously-released Passport by major carriers, including Telus, Bell, Rogers, AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone and Orange

Completed the acquisition of Secusmart, a leader in high-security voice and text encryption

After the quarter at Mobile World Congress, announced the full-touch BlackBerry Leap and unveiled the upcoming BlackBerry device portfolio

Also at Mobile World Congress, announced the BlackBerry Experience Suite software portfolio that brings BlackBerry’s productivity, communication, collaboration and security across all smartphone and tablets running – iOS®, Android™, and Windows®

Other product announcements at Mobile World Congress included BES 12 Cloud, integration of WorkLife and SecuSUITE with Samsung KNOX, and Vodafone Germany’s rollout of Secusmart technology

“Our focus this past year was on getting our financial house in order while creating a multi-year growth strategy and investing in our product portfolio. We now have a very good handle on our margins, and our product roadmaps have been well received,” said Executive Chairman and CEO John Chen. “The second half of our turnaround focuses on stabilization of revenue with sustainable profitability and cash generation.”

via BlackBerry announces Q4 Fiscal 2015 Results |

AmigaONE X5000 is almost here..

After the success of the AmigaONE X1000 it quickly came apparent that using a end of life CPU was not a going to be a long term solution going forward as unfortunately demand out striped supply and the CPU prices started to go up and so it was never possible to decrease cost of the nemo board, a new solution was needed to really support the Amiga platform going forward so a £1.2 Million contract was signed to ensure this and a new motherboad would be needed. Project Cyrus began, the goal was simple to replace the X1000 with the goal of making it more affordable if possible and future proof the motherboard and have long term support in place, part of the contract with the makers of the system Varisys is that the board is to have at least 10 year support and this time the CPU in PPC terms to be used was to be the very latest CPU core and the motherboard was designed from the outset to be able to use three different CPU chips this not only gives A-EON options for the future but also protects them selves with falling into the same trap.

The Specs!


CPU: P3041 / P5020 / P5040 1.5Ghz to 2.4Ghz

Co-processor: “Xena“ Dual Core 500 MHz Xmos XCore XS1-L2 128 SDS

GFX: uknown (most likly Radeon HD 5000+) Memory: 2x DDR3 SDRAM slots 16Gb max

6x USB 2.0

1x Gigabit Ethernet

2x PCIe x16 slots (1×16 or 2×8)

2x PCIe x1 slots

1x Xorro slot (gives access to “Xena”)

2x PCI legacy slots

2x RS-232

2x SATA 2 connectors

1x ISerial

1x MircoSD – Bios

via AmigaONE X5000.

BlackBerry launches tablet with Samsung and IBM

BlackBerry has launched a tablet in partnership with IBM and Samsung, aimed squarely at government and enterprise customers and coming a few years after a failed bid in the consumer tablet market fell short.


Looking to strengthen its hand as the go-to brand for businesses, the Canadian smartphone maker unveiled its “high-security” SecuTABLET, just weeks after pulling the curtains back on a new iteration of its BlackBerry handheld. The tablet device is based on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, and is being shown off by Secusmart—a company BlackBerry bought last year—at tech conference CeBIT in Germany this week.

“Security is ingrained in every part of BlackBerry’s portfolio, which includes voice and data encryption solutions,” Hans-Christoph Quelle, CEO of Secusmart said in a statement.

via CeBIT: BlackBerry launches tablet with Samsung, IBM.

BlackBerry Leap its here….


BlackBerry President for Devices and Emerging Solutions, Ron Louks, then took the stage and made the announcements many had been waiting for: the 2015 device roadmap. First was BlackBerry Leap (above) – the new 5-inch, HD device featuring 25-hours of battery life. At just $275 USD (much less on contract), the Leap, which will be available in April, targets young career builders who want to make a difference.

via From BlackBerry Leap to ‘Slider’ Phone: MWC15 Launch Recap, with Device Roadmap [Photos] | Inside BlackBerry.