BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said the pace of mobile innovation has left Apple in the dust, calling its iPhone user interface outdated.
BlackBerry said an unnamed "established" partner placed an order for one million BlackBerry 10 smartphones, with shipments starting immediately, and noted that order represents the largest single purchase order in BlackBerry's history.
Sprint Nextel expects to launch an all-touch BlackBerry 10 smartphone in the second half of the year, according to an AllThingsD report. Meanwhile, takeover rumors once again swirled around BlackBerry after Lenovo's CEO said his firm might consider buying the company.
AT&T Mobility said starting tomorrow it will begin taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry's flagship smartphone. Separately, T-Mobile USA said it will start letting enterprise customer pre-order the device as well. The actions give more traction to BlackBerry's hopes for a U.S. comeback.
BlackBerry is upgrading its free Twitter and LinkedIn social networking apps for its new BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system, adding a series of new features and improvements requested by users.
Netflix has decided against expanding its popular video streaming service to devices running the new BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system, All Things D reports.
Sprint Nextel will not sell the BlackBerry Z10, the company's flagship, touchscreen BlackBerry 10 smartphone, a move that makes Sprint the only Tier 1 U.S. carrier that will not carry the device. Sprint has committed to selling the BlackBerry Q10, which runs BB10 and has a Qwerty keyboard.
BARCELONA, Spain--BlackBerry is seeing one-third of new BlackBerry 10 device sales coming from customers who are switching to the platform from other smartphone operating systems, a higher figure than the company had anticipated, according to a senior company executive.
Instagram has decided against building a native version of its popular photo sharing application for the new BlackBerry 10 operating system, All Things D reports.
BlackBerry continues expanding the developer ecosystem underpinning its new BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system, adding in-app purchase support to its WebWorks SDK.