No, the Volkswagen Deal Does NOT Include Any of our QNX Team

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#BBFactCheck is setting the record straight for Seeking Alpha. Their piece appearing yesterday, July 6, 2014, regarding our agreement with Volkswagen Infotainment GmbH, incorrectly states that the deal includes our subsidiary QNX Software Systems.

The facts are that employees and R&D assets involved in this agreement have only ever supported BlackBerry product efforts. BlackBerry did not issue any communications about QNX involvement in this transaction – as they are not involved.

The inaccuracy of this piece is not limited to the incorrect QNX statements and assumptions. Seeking Alpha also references a “press release” that was in fact sourced as another news story on the topic. This is confusing to readers and blatantly wrong.

BlackBerry has requested corrections for this article, and we encourage readers of Seeking Alpha to verify information with another source to avoid being misled or misinformed.

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BlackBerry Fact Check is a place for BlackBerry to set the story straight on our products and our company. We are in a volatile, fast-moving industry, and misinformation – whether the source is a competitor, an analyst report or simply a rumor –creates uncertainty. In light of the inaccuracies and misleading comments flooding the public domain where BlackBerry is concerned, our best offense is to present the facts directly, and you can find them with #BBFactCheck. Follow the latest BlackBerry Fact Checks and share your suggestions with us in the comments, on social media with #BBFactCheck or by emailing mediarelations@BlackBerry.com.

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