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Topic: BlackBerry

BlackBerry confirms Messenger for iOS submitted two weeks ago, awaiting approval

09/06/2013, 06:09 pm

The BlackBerry Messenger app's arrival on iOS could be imminent, as a BlackBerry rep has announced that the app was submitted for Apple's App Store approval some two weeks ago.


Apple's iPhone grows to 43% share among US smartphones

09/02/2013, 03:09 pm

Apple's iPhone continues to expand on its lead as the most popular smartphone in the U.S., taking more than 40 percent of the American market, according to new figures from Kantar.


BlackBerry officially puts itself up for sale, but potential buyers are limited

08/13/2013, 08:08 am

Executives at BlackBerry, once a dominant player in the smartphone market, have decided to put the Canadian company up for sale, though few companies are expected to show interest.


BlackBerry convenes special committee to decide company's future

08/12/2013, 10:08 am

Trading of shares of Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry were halted Monday morning as the firm convened a special committee to explore strategic alternatives, fanning talk of a possible bid to go private in order to fix its problems while out of the public eye.


As BlackBerry mulls going private, analysis sees smaller company being public & profitable

08/09/2013, 12:08 pm

Executives at BlackBerry are reportedly considering taking their struggling company private, but a new analysis suggests the company could stay public — if management were to accept the fact that it is now a smaller smartphone company.


Still struggling, BlackBerry lays off 250 more employees

07/25/2013, 12:07 pm

Things still aren't looking up for BlackBerry, as the struggling Canadian phone maker revealed Thursday it will lay off 250 more employees as part of a continuing plan to cut costs and rescale its operations.


Nokia's 7.4M Lumia shipments top BlackBerry's total smartphone sales

07/18/2013, 11:07 am

The struggle for third place in the smartphone operating system wars may be settling, as Nokia's newly revealed financial figures show its Lumia line shipping more units last quarter than all of BlackBerry's phones.


BlackBerry sees quarterly loss of $84M on shipments of 2.7M BB10 phones

06/28/2013, 08:06 am

Shares of BlackBerry stock tumbled early Friday, after the company reported an unexpected loss of $84 million and that it shipped just 2.7 million smartphones running its new BlackBerry 10 platform last quarter.


BlackBerry Secure Work Space support now available for Apple's iOS

06/25/2013, 10:06 am

BlackBerry on Tuesday announced the launch of Secure Work Space, a new solution built on its BlackBerry Enterprise Service and compatible with Android devices and Apple's iPhone and iPad, continuing a trend that has seen the phone maker increasing its focus on services.


BlackBerry Messenger not coming to iPhone, iPad June 27 [U]

06/06/2013, 12:06 pm

BlackBerry Messenger is still going cross-platform, but it won't be appearing on iOS and Android on June 27, contrary to a report published Thursday.


BlackBerry BBM coming to Apple's iOS, Google Android this summer

05/14/2013, 11:05 am

BlackBerry's BBM messaging service will go cross-platform this summer, when official BBM applications will launch on iOS and Android.


Apple's iPhone, iPad to be granted Pentagon security clearance next week

05/10/2013, 08:05 pm

The U.S. Department of Defense said on Friday that it plans to allow Apple's iOS devices onto the Pentagon's secure network early next week, opening the door for lucrative military contracts currently dominated by BlackBerry.


Samsung, BlackBerry gain Pentagon security clearance, Apple still waiting

05/03/2013, 09:05 am

The Pentagon's push toward a platform-agnostic Department of Defense moved forward today, as BlackBerry 10 devices and a number of Samsung's Galaxy handsets were approved for DoD use, even as Apple's iOS devices still await approval.


BlackBerry CEO predicts tablet market will diminish within five years

04/30/2013, 12:04 pm

The CEO of the seemingly reinvigorated BlackBerry doesn't have much faith in the long-term potential of the tablet sector, saying in an interview that in five years there might be no reason to have a tablet at all.


BlackBerry CEO expects 'several tens of millions' of Q10 unit sales

04/29/2013, 05:04 pm

Following a strong UK launch of BlackBerry's latest Q10 smartphone, CEO Thorsten Heins said he expects the trend to continue as the company prepares to tap into an installed user base for wider release.


Early reviews laud BlackBerry Q10's QWERTY keyboard and battery life

04/23/2013, 11:04 pm

The first reviews for BlackBerry's latest Q10 handset are in, and while there were a few hardware related issues, many said the company's much-awaited return to a physical keyboard form-factor was worth the wait.


Mobile app downloads grow 11% in Q1 2013, revenues hit $2.2B

04/08/2013, 01:04 pm

The overall app market for smartphones and tablets grew to $2.2 billion in revenue for the first quarter of 2013, according to new figures out from Canalys.


Mid-sized smartphones like Apple's iPhone see most usage, 'phablets' a fad - report

04/01/2013, 12:04 pm

Smartphones around the size of Apple's iPhones are seeing the most regular usage among device owners, a new study says, while larger-screened phablets are something of a fad.


Leaked roadmap shows off BlackBerry's new iPad competitor, phablet

03/30/2013, 06:03 pm

Canadian manufacturer BlackBerry appears to be readying another go at the tablet sector, as an image purporting to be a leaked product roadmap shows a potential iPad competitor slated for a late 2013 release.


BlackBerry surprises with quarterly profit, ships 1M Z10 phones

03/28/2013, 08:03 am

BlackBerry on Thursday said demand for its new flagship Z10 handset helped produce a net income of $98 million — a minor surprise during a transitional quarter for the previously spiraling company.