What’s next for BlackBerry? It’s a question that many have (obsessively) asked of late, especially after the Canadian company’s last two financial reports, culminating with a $1 billion monetary loss and the slashing of close to 5,000 jobs.
Following months of rumors and leaks, the latest addition to BlackBerry’s smartphone lineup, the BlackBerry Z30, has been officially announced.
As Samsung and Apple look stronger and stronger in the smartphone market’s top two spots and other Android-focused OEMs continue to make important strides (mainly Sony, LG, Huawei and ZTE), it doesn’t seem like Nokia and BlackBerry will get many more chances to up their game.
Despite being one of the earliest supporters of BlackBerry’s gesture-based smartphone OS, T-Mobile is reportedly looking to stop selling BlackBerry 10 phones in its stores.
Remember when BlackBerry (or as it was known back in the day, RIM) was considered the unsinkable, unbreakable flagship of the sea world consisting of smarter or dumber phones? The memory is all that’s left of those times, with BB now looking like a shabby rubber raft, threatened by the quietest of winds.
Sony is expected to unveil the miniature version – Honami Mini – of its flagship device. Recently, some images of the purported Honami Mini next to Blackberry Q10 emerged from XDA-Developers forum.
Well, what do you know. Despite recent struggles and ominous projections, BlackBerry is going forward with plans of new smartphones based on the BB 10 operating system.
Research firm Kantar has released the latest smartphone sales figures for the U.S. for a three-month period ending June 2013. Google’s Android managed to capture more than half of the total share, and Windows Phone continued its slow and steady climb as the growing third ecosystem.
A report by South Africa’s largest telecom operator indicates that BlackBerry and iOS may be becoming irrelevant in the country as both platforms showed zero growth in subscribers in a three-month period.
A leaked memo reveals previously unknown specifications of the upcoming BlackBerry A10 Aristo flagship. Also, a new round of leaked images compares the unannounced flagship to the current BlackBerry Z10. But will the new BlackBerry A10 save BlackBerry from their slow demise? Credit: BGR
Seen by many as BlackBerry’s last chance for survival, the BB 10 OS is yet to turn the ill-fated company’s financial distress around. But there’s still time. Or is there?
Blackberry’s shareholder annual general meeting was an uneventful affair, as CEO Thorsten Heins pleaded with shareholders to allow him to rebuild the company slowly with a steady hand and launch new services like BBM on competing smartphone platforms.
This morning, we were treated to leaked screenshots of the upcoming Blackberry 10.2 OS update, showcasing many of the planned features that the next BB10 platform update will bring to all existing devices.
Blackberry does a 180, sidetracks from the original plan to update Playbook tablets to the new BB10 platform.
RIM, erm, BlackBerry has officially tried everything and anything to escape the dark pits of financial despair, rolling out a new mobile OS, launching new smartphones and even going through a rebranding of sorts. But has it all been enough to put BB’s financial situation back on track?
Blackberry will upgrade the ability of their BB 10 OS by enabling support for Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean apps with the upcoming Blackberry 10.2 update.
With Blackberry already having announced their legendary Messenger app for Android and iOS platforms last month, the company has finally let out a release date. Get ready to chat on BBM for the first time using a non-Blackberry device, Blackberry Messenger lands on Android and iOS on June 27. A month has passed since the Canadian company,