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.
BlackBerry revealed yesterday that the BlackBerry Z30 will go on sale October 15 in Canada, but the list of carriers that would carry the device did not include Rogers. Now we know why: Rogers will not sell the device in store because it would rather sell its existing BlackBerry devices.
The BlackBerry Z10 was not as successful as BlackBerry anticipated, but the troubled manufacturer is hoping that its next all-touch screen BB10 device, the BlackBerry Z30, will have a better performance when it goes on sale in its home country later this month.
BlackBerry, once the biggest name in mobile and worth more than $200 billion at its peak period in 2007, may soon be sold for less than $5 billion, according to a statement issued by the former smartphone giant.