WhatsApp has revised its end-of-support dates for several platforms, adding 18 months of support for Nokia S40 devices. But Windows Phone 8, BlackBerry OS and BB10 devices will lose support this year.
WhatsApp has ended support for devices running Windows Phone 7, Android 2.1/2.2 and iOS 6 but has given BlackBerry OS and BB10 some extra time before it ends support for those too.
Earlier this year, WhatsApp announced that it would end support for multiple platforms by the end of this year - but it now says that it's extending its support for Nokia and BlackBerry devices.
Blackberry has been talking about its decision to end in-house device manufacturing , but surprising analysts, has also confirmed that Blackberry 10 OS isn't dead and buried, at least not yet.
BlackBerry has announced that it will "end all internal hardware development", with future "BlackBerry-branded devices" built by third parties, running its custom "secure Android smartphone software".
A new report claims that BlackBerry is discontinuing its devices running on BlackBerry 10. However, support for existing devices on the OS will continue with uninterrupted warranty and technical aid.
WhatsApp has announced plans to phase out support for old mobile operating systems by the end of 2016. It wants users to upgrade to a new device to continue using the service before the year's end.
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?