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In the continuing effort to make BYOD work better in the enterprise, BlackBerry announced Secure Work Space for iOS and Android with the latest update to BlackBerry Enterprise Service v.10.1.1. Simply put, Secure Work Space is a tool that keeps your work life and personal life separated on a single device. For individual users, this allows them to keep their personal apps and data away from their work-related items and enjoy some privacy. For companies, this allows for much greater control over crucial aspects of management such as a security, as they don’t have to fuss with every employee’s... Read more...
Small victories are victories nonetheless, and if Microsoft is in a celebratory mood, it can pop the top on a bottle of champagne and toast having jumped ahead of BlackBerry in smartphone platform penetration. According to newly published data by International Data Corporation (IDC), Windows Phone wiggled its way onto 7 million smartphones in the first quarter of 2013, giving the platform a 3.2 percent share of the market. That doesn't sound like much, but it's enough to come in third behind Android and iOS. "Windows Phone claiming the third spot is a first and helps validate the direction taken... Read more...
The feel-good moments for BlackBerry (or the company formerly known as Research In Motion, if you prefer) keep coming ever since the Canadian handset maker launched its BlackBerry 10 (BB10) platform along with new devices. One of those devices is the BlackBerry 10, the first BB10-based phone with a physical keyboard, and it's selling like gangbusters in the U.K. BlackBerry's Q10 device is only available at Selfridges in the U.K., which is a high-end department store chain. Selfridges said the Q10 was its fastest-selling consumer electronics product ever at its London, Birmingham, and Manchester... Read more...
It was easy to kick BlackBerry when it was down, but now that it's risen from the ashes of Research In Motion (RIM) with a new name, a new flagship phone, and a new outlook on its mobile life, the spunky Canadian company is showing that it isn't afraid to engage in some verbal fisticuffs when necessary. Now apparently is one of those times. In a recent blog post, BlackBerry and wireless cohort Verizon called into question claims from research investment firm Detwiler Fenton that Z10 devices were being returned in unusually higher numbers. BlackBerry called the findings "absolutely false" and said... Read more...
BlackBerry surprised Wall Street on Thursday by reporting a profit for its most recent quarter, posting a net gain of $94 million on revenue of $2.7 billion. Compare that to the previous quarter, during which time the company formerly known as Research In Motion (RIM) lost $18 million. Indeed, a name change now seems entirely appropriate. It wasn't a new attitude that ultimately lifted BlackBerry out of the red, at least for a quarter. For its fiscal year, BlackBerry recorded loss of $646 million, so there's still plenty of ground to make up. However, this is no longer RIM we're dealing with, it's... Read more...
Well folks, the wait is over. If you've been holding out for a BlackBerry Z10 device (without having to pay out the nose for one), today is your day, provided you're willing to sign a two-year service agreement with AT&T, the first U.S. carrier to start offering BlackBerry's flagship smartphone to home consumers. T-Mobile began selling the BlackBerry Z10 more than a week ago, but only to business customers, and they had to pay $250 (also with a two-year contract). It will go on sale to regular customers at the end of this month. If you're a Verizon customer, the BlackBerry Z10 is available... Read more...
A mobile platform is only as good as its apps, and on that front, BlackBerry 10 (BB10) is off to a stellar start. According to the company previously known as Research In Motion (now it's simply called "BlackBerry"), the BB10 store has been fleshed out with 30,000 new apps in just the past seven weeks, bringing the total number to more than 100,000, all accessible on the new BlackBerry Z10 handset. "The response to the BlackBerry 10 platform and applications has been outstanding. Customers are thrilled with the applications already available, and the catalog just keeps growing, now with more than... Read more...
How do you call someone a Neanderthal without offending them? We're not sure if there's a tactful way of doing that, but if there is, BlackBerry chief Thorstein Heins would be the one to figure it out. Just look at what he had to say about Apple and it's iOS/iPhone ecosystem. "Apple did a fantastic job in bringing touch devices to market. They did a fantastic job with the user interface, they are a design icon," Heins told The Australian Financial Review in an interview. "There is a reason why they were so successful, and we actually have to admit this and respect that." Nothing but praise, right?... Read more...
Now that Android and iOS dominant the mobile market, BlackBerry desperately needs its Z10 handset launch to be a successful one, and there are reasons to believe it will be. One of those reasons is that one of the company's partners has placed an order for 1 million BlackBerry Z10 devices, representing the biggest order it's ever received for any phone or tablet. "An order for 1 million devices is a tremendous vote of confidence in BlackBerry 10," Rick Costanzo, executive vice president of global sales for the Waterloo, Ontario-based company, stated in a blog post. "Consumers are ready for a new... Read more...
If you were truly impatient, you could have picked up a BlackBerry Z10 for $1,000 off-contract from Solavei, a relative newcomer to the wireless carrier market, and you can still pay through the nose if you want to (it's currently marked down to $709). It's said that patience is a virtue, but it can also save you money, as the BlackBerry Z10 is reportedly going on sale at AT&T beginning March 22, 2013. That means waiting another two weeks, but barring any boneheaded decisions by BlackBerry or AT&T, the Z10 handset will likely sell for a subsidized price that's far cheaper than Solavei is... Read more...
While BlackBerry is mounting a resurgence with its newly released BlackBerry 10 OS and accompanying smartphones, the release apparently didn’t happen soon enough for Home Depot. According to Apple Insider, the home improvement retailer is replacing its fleet of BlackBerry phones with iPhones. All told, that’s going to be about 10,000 iPhone handsets spread out over the company’s field operations personnel, store managers, district managers, and other corporate-level employees. (There are another 60,000 or so employees that will continue to use less expensive Motorola devices--at... Read more...
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