Skype revealed its forthcoming over-the-top calling and messaging application for BlackBerry 10 will be a port of its existing app for Google's Android.
BlackBerry released an updated version of its BlackBerry Bridge utility optimized for the new BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system, introducing a series of new features but temporarily halting support for key messaging services.
BlackBerry's latest Z10 smartphone is already selling out in some retail stores in the UK, according to the CEO Thorsten Heins and other executives, including European Managing Director Stephen Bates.
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said that the U.S. launch of the company's new Q10 smartphone, which sports a physical keyboard, may not come until eight to 10 weeks after the U.S. launch of the company's touchscreen Z10, which is expected by mid-March.
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said he remains disappointed that the company's new BlackBerry 10 phones won't hit U.S. shores until mid-March, but he said early sales of the company's Z10 smartphone in the United Kingdom are blowing past what the firm had expected. The comments fit with early reports of the strong demand for the touchscreen Z10 in the United Kingdom, one of BlackBerry's largest markets.
BlackBerry, formerly Research in Motion, appears to be off to a strong start with the UK launch of its new BlackBerry 10 platform, according to a financial analyst.
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich invested £70 million for a 23 per cent stake in low-cost international call provider Truphone.
Tier 2 U.S. carriers said they are uncommitted as of now to Research In Motion's BlackBerry 10 platform.
During his presentation, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins highlighted the key features of BlackBerry 10, and I was impressed with what I saw. And it may be enough to help RIM shore up its base of 79 million BlackBerry subscribers, an essential part of its long-term strategy. However, I don't think BlackBerry 10 will be enough to revive RIM's fortunes or help it gain back smartphone market share.
With the release of its long-awaited BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system, Research In Motion is adding a series of new software and multimedia features while also radically reshaping its corporate image: Moving forward, the device maker will operate under the BlackBerry brand, eliminating the RIM name.