Mobile payments now account for more than 10 percent of all transactions across Starbucks stores nationwide, the coffeehouse chain said Tuesday.
Skype is introducing free video messaging features across its mobile applications for Apple's iOS, Google's Android and BlackBerry, also extending the feature to the Windows and Mac desktop platforms.
BlackBerry issued the beta release of its BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps and Plug-in for Android Development Tools for BlackBerry 10.2, introducing support for applications running Google's Android 4.2.2, a.k.a. Jelly Bean.
BlackBerry is rolling out the latest version of its Facebook social networking application, highlighted by a series of new photo uploading, viewing and organizing features.
Google's Android will power more than two-thirds of all smartphones shipped worldwide in 2017, research firm Canalys forecasts.
BlackBerry's next high-end flagship Blackberry 10 device will be called the A10 and will roll out during the holiday shopping season, according to a CNET report.
BlackBerry is in negotiations with competing manufacturers to offer its signature BlackBerry Messenger chat service as a preinstalled application on their phones.
Apple's iOS trimmed Android's U.S. smartphone market share lead during the three-month period ending April 2013, digital research firm comScore reports.
Chinese computer and smartphone maker Lenovo said it is in "preliminary negotiations with a party in connection with a potential joint venture transaction" related to its smartphone business, according to a filing the company made with the Hong Kong stock exchange.
Microsoft's Windows Phone platform and BlackBerry 10 have a chance to make headway in the enterprise smartphone market but face an uphill challenge, according to a top Verizon executive.