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Topic: BlackBerry

Apple's iPhone dominates for 9th straight win in JD Power customer satisfaction survey

03/21/2013, 04:03 pm

iPhone users' favorable impression of Apple customer support is so dominant that its J.D. Power score singlehandedly boosts the average ranking of the entire smartphone industry.


Pentagon clarifies tech buying policy; not dropping BlackBerry

03/21/2013, 03:03 pm

The Department of Defense on Thursday said recent reports that it is dropping support for BlackBerry in favor of iPhones were "in error."


DoD reportedly set to buy 650,000 iOS devices to replace legacy products

03/20/2013, 05:03 pm

An unconfirmed report on Wednesday claims the U.S. Department of Defense is preparing to purchase some 650,000 iOS devices in an effort to upgrade its existing digital ecosystem, with the buy set to go through after the ongoing federal spending cuts have completed.


BlackBerry 10 predicted to hold less than 5% market share through 2016

03/20/2013, 08:03 am

While BlackBerry's CEO this week called Apple's iOS platform outdated, it's the BlackBerry 10 operating system that's expected to have very little effect on the smartphone industry for the coming years.


Market shares collapse with 'brutal speed' in cyclical smartphone industry

03/18/2013, 11:03 am

A closer look at market shares in the highly competitive smartphone industry shows sales trends can be reversed in an instant, and companies that once dominated could quickly find themselves on the verge of collapse.


BlackBerry CEO calls Apple's iPhone user interface outdated

03/18/2013, 08:03 am

The CEO of BlackBerry has criticized Apple for failing to overhaul the user interface of the iPhone to keep up with competing smartphone platforms.


BlackBerry to launch new enterprise security solution for iOS & Android

03/14/2013, 10:03 am

BlackBerry announced on Thursday it plans to offer a solution that will separate and secure both work and personal data on the most dominant mobile platforms: Apple's iOS and Google's Android.


Report: DoD cuts BB10 test budget as trials of iOS and Android near completion

03/07/2013, 05:03 pm

The Pentagon's budget for BlackBerry 10 device testing will be cut dramatically in the near future, and with the Department of Defense finishing up testing on Android devices and Apple's iOS, the already struggling Canadian handset maker may lose even more ground in an industry where it was once a dominant force.


BlackBerry could be building comeback off iPhone, Android converts

03/03/2013, 05:03 pm

The Z10 and its accompanying BlackBerry 10 OS were something of a Hail Mary pass for troubled Canadian manufacturer BlackBerry, but that gambit may be paying off, as a new report says half of BlackBerry Z10 buyers are coming to the device having left Google's Android platform and Apple's iPhone.


New Zealand police choose iOS over Android in tech push, to distribute 10,000 iPhones and iPads

02/14/2013, 01:02 am

The New Zealand police department will be rolling out 10,000 iOS devices to frontline officers within the next few months as part of a new technology overhaul, with the force opting to go with Apple's iPhones and iPads after testing a rage of platforms.


BlackBerry Creative Director Alicia Keys tweets from iPhone, claims Twitter account hacked

02/11/2013, 08:02 pm

After being announced as BlackBerry's Global Creative Director less than two weeks ago, pop diva Alicia Keys claims her Twitter account was hacked after a specious tweet from an iPhone was sent under her name.


Home Depot abandoning BlackBerry platform in favor of Apple's iPhone and iOS

02/08/2013, 07:02 pm

EXCLUSIVE: Home improvement retailer Home Depot plans to replace thousands of BlackBerry smartphones issued to its managerial and corporate staffers with versions of Apple's iPhone 4S, AppleInsider has learned.


New York Mag's BlackBerry 10 demo unit dies after only four days

02/08/2013, 05:02 pm

In a tongue-in-cheek review published on Friday, New York Magazine tells the story of a demo BlackBerry Z10 which, after multiple software issues including numerous crashes, died after only four days of testing.


Australia's Treasury Department switches from BlackBerry to iPhone

02/06/2013, 10:02 pm

In yet another blow to BlackBerry, the Australian Treasury Department has opted to switch away from the platform in favor of Apple's iPhone and iOS, with the transition expected to be completed within the next month and a half.


Apple & Samsung capture 103% of handset profits as rivals lose money

02/06/2013, 12:02 pm

Together, Apple and Samsung accounted for 103 percent of mobile phone profits in 2012, a number made possible because of losses incurred by rivals Motorola, Sony and Nokia.


BlackBerry announces new company name, new Z10 & Q10 devices running BB10

01/30/2013, 11:01 am

The company formerly known as RIM announced on Wednesday new BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 handsets running the BlackBerry 10 operating system, as it attempts to regain ground lost to Apple and Google.


59% of iPhone users spend more than $100 per month on carrier bills

01/30/2013, 09:01 am

iPhone users have the highest carrier bills among all smartphone platforms, with with 10 percent spending more than $200 per month with their carrier.


RIM could license software, sell hardware division after BB10 launch

01/21/2013, 11:01 am

Thorsten Heins, chief executive of Research In Motion, said on Monday that the embattled BlackBerry maker must ensure that its forthcoming BlackBerry 10 models are successful before the company can consider strategic alliances, such as licensing its software or even selling off its hardware production.


More than half of US smartphone shoppers plan to buy Apple's iPhone 5

12/13/2012, 12:12 pm

A new survey of more than 800 U.S .consumers found that more than half of those planning to buy a smartphone in the next three months say they will buy Apple's new iPhone 5.


iPhone and Android to surpass BlackBerry in enterprise for first time in 2012, study says

11/27/2012, 06:11 pm

According to a study released by IDC, Apple's iPhone and handsets operating Google's Android operating system will combine to overtake the share of enterprise customers using RIM's BlackBerry, which for years has been the stalwart OS of that segment.