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A BlackBerry exec said that two more Android handsets are on the way, and also confirmed that the company is in the midst of a full 'transition' to Android, although BB10 is still more secure for now.
Although BlackBerry adopted Android for its latest flagship smartphone, the company isn't planning to ditch its homegrown BlackBerry 10 OS just yet, and will be rolling out an update this year.
If you're a Blackberry Messenger user, rejoice, as the company has pushed a new update that will add some interesting privacy features. The app has been updated on iOS, Android and Blackberry 10.
According to new reports, BlackBerry might be looking to adopt Android for one of its next handsets. This could prove a good move and help showcase the company's focus on enterprise device management.
BlackBerry reported that it lost $423 million in its fiscal fourth quarter, but its recently installed CEO John Chen said he was "pleased with our progress" in streamlining the company's assets.
Blackberry's OS 10.3 is unveiled in leaked screenshots and for those looking to experiement can currently load the leaked OS onto Blackberry Z10's. There is no word on an official release date.
BlackBerry has released an app, titled Connect to Microsoft OneDrive, that allows owners of BB10 based smartphones to use Microsoft's newly rebranded data storage service.
BlackBerry's CEO has suggested that the BB10 OS is less than intuitive, saying, "It took me a while to get used to it", adding some consumers "get to our new phone and it's not intuitively obvious".
BlackBerry's latest financial report paints another bleak picture for the company, with a massive slide in revenues and a quarterly loss of $4.4bn, and sales of just 1.1m BlackBerry 10 handsets.
John S. Chen, the new interim CEO of BlackBerry, said in an interview today that the company will keep its handset division but offered no further details on how he will turn BlackBerry around.
In an open letter posted on its website today, BlackBerry tries to make the case to the rest of the world that the company is not going away, despite recent huge losses and massive job cuts.
A SEC filing today has confirmed that BlackBerry co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin have entered into an exploratory effort that could see the duo take back control of their company.
BlackBerry showed of a demo of a BBM desktop concept running on Windows 7 at their BlackBerry Jam Asia event this week, but the company did not say when it might be released.
A report from the Wall Street Journal claims that BlackBerry is preparing to make some major cuts to its workforce that could affect as many as 40 percent of its current employees.
BlackBerry has just announced its latest smartphone, the Z30, featuring a 720p 5-inch Super AMOLED, dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM and an 8MP camera.
New reports claim that BlackBerry has cut even more people from its workforce, including some of its sales team in the U.S., as the smartphone maker continues to struggle.
BlackBerry's board of directors has confirmed that the company is considering 'strategic alternatives' for its future, including joint ventures, a partnership or even the sale of the company.
BlackBerry may go private in the near future. The tech company has reportedly discussed in its private meetings the idea of retreating from the stock market and working out of sight
BlackBerry recorded a loss for its latest financial quarter and said it shipped just 2.72 million BlackBerry 10 smartphones, which sounds like good news for Microsoft and its Windows Phone OS.
Early reports are coming in from the UK that the QWERTY-based BlackBerry Q10 smartphone is selling well, with the retailer Selfridges claiming it is their fastest selling consumer electronics product.
An image has leaked on Twitter that appears to show the upcoming roadmap of BlackBerry products for 2013. With declining profits and reduced investor interest, can the company get back on track?
BlackBerry said today that in its last fiscal quarter, which ended on March 2nd, it shipped almost one million of its BlackBerry Z10 smartphones, just a couple of weeks before its US launch.
The BlackBerry Z10 smartphone, with the BB10 operating system, launched in the US via AT&T last week but an analyst is already calling the sales for the US launch "tepid."
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins says in a new interview that a BlackBerry 10 smartphone could also be used to power a tablet or notebook and that concepts for such a design could be revealed in May.
The Communications-Electronics Security Group, responsible for assessing devices for use in UK government work, has rejected BlackBerry 10 for failing to meet its security requirements.
BlackBerry has posted up a new music video featuring the return of the band that butchered an REO Speedwagon song in September for one final performance to "promote" making BlackBerry 10 apps.
BlackBerry stock went way up today after the company announced that an unnamed partner had put in an order for one million of the company's BlackBerry 10 smartphones.
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said this week that the smartphone company has no plans to enter into the ultra-cheap smartphone market, saying, "This is not BlackBerry."
CEO of BlackBerry Thorsten Heins says that sales of its BlackBerry 10 smartphones are running faster than expected causing the company to increase production to keep up demand.
The Skype app that will be made available for BlackBerry 10 owners will in fact be based on the Android version of the VoIP app, according to a post on the Skype support website.
Early reports from the UK seem to show that the launch of the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone have gotten off to a good start with lines in front of some retailers and sell-outs for Carphone Warehouse.
Blackberry 10 has just launched with 70.000 apps available in the Blackberry World store, including some big names such as Angry Birds, Whatsapp and Skype. However quantity does not ensure quality.
RIM will finally launch its delayed BlackBerry 10 platform and devices on January 30, and the event will be streamed live on the interwebs. Will you be tuning in to see what all the fuss is about?
Research in Motion has confirmed it has made a 30 second TV commercial that will debut during Super Bowl XLVII on February 3rd, four days after the company holds its BlackBerry 10 press events.
Research in Motion CEO Thorsten Heins told a German news outlet on Monday that a strategic review of the company could lead to the sale of RIM's hardware business, along with licensing its software.
Research in Motion's chief marketing officer, Frank Boulben, said that the company plans to launch six BlackBerry 10 smartphone products in 2013, with a range of price points from budget to high end.
New images of the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone with a QWERTY physical keyboard have been leaked, along with word that the final name for the phone will be the BlackBerry X10.
With Blackberry 10 handsets landing in January, RIM has to play catch-up. So, what better way to do that than to provide a rich and fast mobile browser experience to users considering the platform.
WhatsApp's developers have indicated that they do not plan to support BlackBerry 10. One good thing for BB10 buyers is that they don't completely rule out a return with their wording.
Research in Motion has launched an official website for its BlackBerry 10 operating system, offering a shrouded look at the first hardware that will run the mobile operating system.
Today at BlackBerry JAM, RIM announced a number of changes to their developer program as well as announcing the official opening of the $10,000 guarantee for app developers.
Shares of Research in Motion's stock went up almost 14 percent on Friday and were up 27 percent for the week, thanks in part to analysts who believe that BlackBerry 10 will be successful.
Suppliers are beginning to ramp up for production of the latest generation of Blackberry mobile devices. Will RIM be able to hit a homerun here, or will it be three strikes and you're out?
After two years of declining market share and disastrous headlines, RIM is focusing on the future. Its CEO, Thorsten Heins, hopes that the worst is over, and has been talking up the new BlackBerry 10 OS.
Research in Motion has announced it will be holding launch events for its long awaited BlackBerry 10 and its first two smartphones with its new mobile OS at "multiple" locations January 30th.
RIM's CEO has given an upbeat assessment of the development of its next-gen OS, BlackBerry 10. Now being tested by over 50 carriers around the world, BB10 remains on track to launch early next year.
RIM has announced it is now taking applications from developers who want to submitted their BlackBerry 10 apps for being published via the BlackBerry App World download store.
RIM's got some fight left in it, if specs for its new flagship prove correct. With 2GB of RAM, 4.65" OLED and quad-core processor, 'Aristo' is set to be the thinnest, most powerful BlackBerry ever.
A video which appears to be a marketing film for RIM's upcoming Blackberry 10 smartphones was leaked to the Internet on Thursday. It was quickly pulled but not before images of the video were made.