At a gathering to talk about his new health care legislation, President Barack Obama casually revealed to the crowd that he wasn’t allowed to upgrade his smartphone to Apple’s iPhone due to “security reasons,” reports Reuters.
Ailing smartphone maker BlackBerry is officially taking down its “for sale” sign.
Ailing smartphone maker BlackBerry announced a slew of management changes on Monday morning.
Guest Post In stepping forward, BlackBerry doesn’t actually have a leg to stand on.
Apple and BlackBerry can now be mentioned in the same breath as two major (or, in BlackBerry’s case, once-major) mobile platforms that are decreasing in market share.
BlackBerry isn’t dead yet — and it’s not giving up without a fight.
Global phone shipments are over 418 million, smartphone shipments hit a record 250 million, and Android has captured a record 81 percent global market share.
After a failed launch attempt a few weeks ago, BlackBerry has finally brought its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service to competing platforms.
With little hope of combating all of its negative press, BlackBerry is choosing to embrace it and remind fans that “you can continue to count on us.”
Like all of your favorite boy-bands from the ’90s, BlackBerry might be breaking up instead of taking some time off.
Our forecast shows dark days ahead for BlackBerry — and we’re not talking about the BlackBerry Storm. But this hasn’t stopped the ailing smartphone maker from unveiling a new cloud service for enterprises.
Guest Post While none of these companies are likely to buy BlackBerry, here’s how things might fair if they do.
While just about everything seems to be going wrong for BlackBerry at the moment, the company still aims to bring its popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service to its biggest rivals.
We know BlackBerry’s last quarter was a messy one for the company, but seeing all the details in its second quarter earnings report still hurts.
Just days after BlackBerry announced a $1 billion loss, 4,500 layoffs, a buy-out offer, and a canceled earnings call, Google announced that it would be opening a new engineering office in Waterloo for its subsidiary Motorola — about 10 minutes away from BlackBerry’s head office.
This one’s gotta sting.
Mike Lazaridis has been talking to private equity firms.
BlackBerry could soon get a whole lot smaller.
Land of the free and the home of the brave? Our tax dollars at work.
Samsung has extended its global lead over Apple in the world’s use of mobile devices to access the internet, according to the latest numbers from web analytics provider StatCounter.
Which may not last long, of course, given Apple’s coming iPhone launches.
There is good news in the fall of the once-giant phone maker, however.
“But with a new iPhone and revamped iOS coming out later this year, Apple is well-positioned to re-capture market share,” he said.
Vietnamese tech site Tinhte gives us our best look yet at BlackBerry’s upcoming A10.
The biggest mobile developer study in history with 6,000 respondents from 115 countries says that while iOS developers make an average of $5,200 per month in app revenue and Android developers pull in $4,700, more developers plan to start developing for Windows Phone than any other platform. Besides Windows 8, that is.
In further proof the U.S. market is unlike any other in the smartphone industry, Apple’s iPhone grew market share in the last three months while Android held steady. But the most interesting numbers are elsewhere.
In spite of all the talk that Apple is ceding both tablet as well as smartphone market share to Google’s Android, iPad web browsing share just hit a five-month high.
The conventional wisdom in the smartphone market is that Android is overtaking everything else. But in surprising news released this morning by Kantar, Apple’s iPhone and Microsoft’s Windows Phone are actually growing market share faster than Android.
Nap rooms are so 2000s. Massage rooms are a dime a dozen. And the in-office gym has been around since at least the 90s. So if you want to up the ante, attract the best talent, and have the most brag-worthy office in the world, you need more.
Best known, perhaps, for being the headquarters of BlackBerry, Waterloo is a small suburb of Toronto with a population of 98,000 in which 500 startups were born in 2012.
We downloaded 13.4 billion apps in the first three months of 2013, spending $2.2 billion U.S. on apps and in-app purchases.
The mobile operating system market share numbers are in for Kantar Worldpanel’s last quarter, and the numbers are shocking.
Uber’s new app releases will help expand its user base and continue disrupting the taxi industry around the world.
The global app economy will reach $25 billion this year, according to new data from ABI Research. Thirty-five percent of that, or $8.8 billion, will be tablet apps, and 65 percent — 16.4 billion — will be smartphone apps.
It’s going to be a good month for U.S. BlackBerry fans.
Only 15 percent of developers would go native-only when building an app for multiple platforms.
Spelling more bad news for BlackBerry, The Mall of America has picked Nokia’s Lumia 920 as its phone of choice.
If you develop in C#, you can now build apps for iPhone and iPad … and hundreds of millions of Android smartphones and tablets. And you can do it all right on your PC in your favorite development environment, Visual Studio.
Balsillie’s 26.8 million shares of common stock amounted to a 5.1 percent stake in the company. At one point — literally in the days right after the first iPhone launched — that much stock was worth around $6 billion. But, oh, how the mighty have fallen.
“It’s not terrible to be number two,” Passikof said. “But in both cases I think consumers are looking for higher degrees of innovation. It was only after Samsung and other companies came out with smaller tablets that Apple brought out the iPad mini. It was only in reaction.”
BlackBerry is in a long decline, but does it make sense to make games for its smartphones?