BlackBerry has announced a pair of new BlackBerry 10 OS phones at Mobile World Congress. One phone goes old-school and brings back the trackpad classic menu buttons while the other is an all touchscreen device aimed at forward-looking users.
BlackBerry has made good on its promise to bring its messaging service to older model Android devices. BBM originally worked only on Android 4.x devices, but it has since been updated to work on the millions of phones still running the outdated Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Adding support to older devices offers BBM access to significantly more people because Gingerbread accounts for 1 in 5 active Android devices. Gingerbread is especially active in many of the emerging markets that BlackBerry is still a strong player, so getting more people under its service umbrella should be a positive for the company.
Nearly 11 months after first releasing what proved to be an unpopular phone, the BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry has gone ahead and created a Porsche Design P'9982 version of the Z10 for anyone with a big wallet and soft spot for BB10.
BlackBerry is rolling out new updates for its Android and iOS Messenger apps in order to capitalize on the momentum gained once BBM became a cross-platform service. The latest update includes expansion to the iPad and iPod touch, among other features.
Most of the stories concerning BlackBerry in recent weeks have been concerning negative issues related to the company, but there's now finally a bit of good news to talk about - the BlackBerry Z30 has a confirmed price and release date for Verizon Wireless.
A batch of photos purporting to show Google Play running on a BlackBerry Z30 sparked rumors of BlackBerry 10 devices getting access to hundreds of thousands more Android apps, but should BlackBerry fans get excited yet? No.
BlackBerry Messenger has finally made its way to Android and iPhone without requiring a waiting list. Though the queue may have been suspended so that anyone can use BBM, it's kind of tough to make that happen.
BlackBerry is once again attempting to deliver its BlackBerry Messenger client to Android and Apple iOS users. Following a false start last month, when a leaked version of the app managed to bring the cross-platform messaging client down, BBM is once again rolling out to devices beginning today.
Should BlackBerry's $4.7 billion sale to Fairfax financial not be finalized, BlackBerry would consider breaking up the company. Such a move might actually be better for shareholders, according to people who spoke to Bloomberg.
Despite originally claiming that it would not sell the BlackBerry Z30 because of a belief that customers would be perfectly happy purchasing one of its existing BlackBerry 10 devices, Canadian carrier Rogers has reversed course and decided to stock the latest BlackBerry device.