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BlackBerry is a shell of itself, but CEO John Chen has plans to bring the company back to prominence even as BlackBerry’s latest financials were released today showing losses for the year. BlackBerry eschewed its iconic physical keyboard for all-touchscreen devices with its Z10 and Z30 handsets, but after that didn’t pan out especially well, the company is getting back to its roots with the keyboarded Q20 smartphone. It appears that there’s more than one in the works, too. Chen told Reuters that there are at least three high-end smartphones that the company is developing, so it’s... Read more...
BlackBerry's Z10 handset came out of the gate strong, notching quick sales, including a single order of 1 million devices from an "established partner." The Z10 was also included in what BlackBerry deemed its largest ever corporate order of BlackBerry 10 (BB10) devices (Q10 handsets were also included in that order). With all that being the case, it's a little curious that the Z10 keeps going down in price. At Best Buy, you can pick up a Z10 for as low as $50 with a new 2-year service agreement with Verizon Wireless. AT&T subscribers have it even better -- the device is free with a 2-year commitment.... Read more...
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has a massive amount of confidence in his company’s new BlackBerry 10 OS and associated devices, and now BlackBerry has a mass order for the devices to match. According to Bloomberg, the Canadian Tire Corp. has ordered 3,000 BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 handsets for its employees, which the company claims is the largest corporate order of BB10 devices yet. The enterprise space has always been BlackBerry’s biggest cash cow, so the company will need lots of volume sales like this one to take a substantial bite out of its competitor’s mobile market share.... 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...
The smartphone market has changed quite a bit over the past few years. Once a major competitor in the smartphone market, BlackBerry has lost much of its market share as many former BlackBerry users have switched to iOS and Android. Despite its troubled history, the company remains and is fighting to regain its stronghold in the smartphone market. Whether you’ve stayed loyal to BlackBerry through the years or are simply considering all smartphones on the market today, BlackBerry’s new Z10 may catch your eye. The new Z10 is BlackBerry’s first device to run on the latest version... Read more...
The smartphone market has changed quite a bit over the past few years. Once a major competitor in the smartphone market, BlackBerry has lost much of its market share as many former BlackBerry users have switched to iOS and Android. Despite its troubled history, the company remains and is fighting to regain its stronghold in the smartphone market. Whether you’ve stayed loyal to BlackBerry through the years or are simply considering all smartphones on the market today, BlackBerry’s new Z10 may catch your eye. The new Z10 is BlackBerry’s first device to run on the latest... Read more...
If a leaked photo posted at BlackBerryOS is real, button-mashing BB lovers have cause for joy, as the device has the iconic full keyboard. According to the poster, the phone is a “Curve-like” R-series device that will run BlackBerry 10. There are specs no available for the leaked device, but you can see that it’s silver and rather small. The size indicates that this will be a midrange option in the BlackBerry 10 family, which will be good news for users who aren’t interested in splurging on the BlackBerry Z10--which looks to cost $1,000 off contract (or a couple hundred... Read more...
Flying soon? Thinking of taking advantage of in-flight Wi-Fi? If you're nodding 'yes' for both of those, and you recently picked up one of BlackBerry's new Z10 smartphones, you're in luck. In a bid to lure enterprise / business travelers, BlackBerry has cracked open a deal with Gogo in order to provide free in-flight Internet access to those browsing on the new phone. Specifically, you'll need to be on a domestic Delta flight, but beyond that, there aren't any extra hoops to jump through. The system has been coded to detect when a Z10 browser is requesting access, and if found, will allow the user... Read more...
Let us preface the rest of this article by saying Android is top mobile platform in the world with a monstrous share of the market, followed by iOS, the two of which combine to account for around 80-90 percent of the world's smartphones (depending on the source data). That leaves all the other mobile players fighting for scraps, and it looks like Windows Phone is winning. According to the latest data by Kantar Worldpanel, Windows Phone gained a bit of ground in the three months leading up to the end of February 2013, which is especially good for Nokia. At the same time, demand for BlackBerry fell... 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...
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...
And just like that, BlackBerry's first U.S.-bound BB10 device has Verizon Wireless' support. The Z10 had yet to be announced for VZW until today, but it looks as if it'll ship to customers of that carrier just days after it arrives on AT&T's network. Starting 3/14 at 8am ET, VZW customers will be able to pre-order the handset, with initial shipments happening on 3/28. Customers will be able to choose from two color models, Black or White, with White being a Verizon Wireless exclusive. The Z10 will fully support Verizon's LTE network, and moreover, those wishing for a keyboard-equipped BB10... Read more...
Well, that answers that. With BlackBerry, formerly known as RIM, in a make-it-or-break-it situation with BB10 as well as the Z10 and Q10 handsets, the company's CEO has confirmed that it won't be delving into the low-end market that it has done quite well in in the past. BlackBerry phones have sold like hotcakes in emerging markets, helping the company to bolster itself while sales fell in developed nations like the U.S., but now, it appears that BB10 won't be tailored to bargain bin phones. Much like Apple, it seems that Chief Executive Officer Thorsten Heins plans on focusing on flagship products,... Read more...
Those waiting patiently for BlackBerry's Z10 launch -- the wait is almost over. T-Mobile USA is set to become one of the first U.S. carriers to ship the handset, with business sales set to begin on 3/11. In other words, those with the right connections could have a Z10 in their hands by next week. That will almost certainly set off a domino effect, with more carriers (likely AT&T next) shipping it soon after. Of course, the Z10 is already on sale in 20 nations, but the U.S. isn't one of them. The handset faces its stiffest competition in this market, where Android and iOS are dominating in... Read more...
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