BlackBerry fans hoping the company's latest keyboard-based smartphone might steer the company clear of a looming iceberg may be disappointed to discover that sales of the device haven't quite worked out the way the company hoped.
In a sobering reminder of how quickly circumstances can change in the technology world, executives at BlackBerry today announced that they were putting the once-venerable smartphone maker up for sale. According to the Wall Street Journal, though, few companies are expected to take interest.
We got rumors and we got betas this week as Apple news moves into the summer's concluding month before the fall rumor season really heats up. Blackberry tries to stay relevant, some new games hit the consoles, and it feels like Apple TV is getting some of its due. More just like that inside.
Back in May, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins announced the company's BlackBerry Messenger service would be coming to iOS and Android later in the summer. It's been relatively quiet on that front since the news broke, but on Friday, the first invites for beta testers were sent out. According to BlackBerryOS, a handful of users who signed up on the Beta Zone (BlackBerry's version of Apple's Developer Center) were granted access to the app, with more expected to get into the beta in the coming weeks.
Okay, everyone -- you can stop feeling sorry for Nokia and shift that empathy to BlackBerry now that the former's Lumia line of Windows Phone handsets have officially out-shipped the latter over the last three months.
After posting a surprise profit for the final fiscal quarter of last year, BlackBerry is jolting investors again -- but this time not in a good way, with an adjusted loss of $67 million for the quarter ending June 1.
The week may not be quite over, but most Americans are looking ahead to the extended Memorial Day weekend. And what better way to enjoy three days of fun and sun than with some app updates and improvements? We've got a few of those for you in our Thursday recap, along with some bold words from BlackBerry's founder on BBM's chances for survival with iPhone users, so read on for more.
At last we appear to be seeing some movement on the Apple TV front. We can hardly wait. Sitting around with our little hockey puck sized hobby watching the Roku owners eat our lunch and have all the fun has been hard to swallow, but we expect great things. Find out about these developments and take a peak at one designer's vision of iOS 7 in this week's hottest news.
To the surprise of virtually no one, Android and iOS dominated almost all of the smartphones shipped in the first quarter of this year, but the real surprise came with the two companies duking it out for third place.