Verizon Wireless inked an exclusive content distribution agreement to preload the AOL.com mobile Web portal across its Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone smartphones and selected tablets.
Apple's iOS narrowed Android's U.S. smartphone market share lead during the three-month period between December 2012 and March 2013, digital research firm comScore reports.
BlackBerry is upgrading its free Twitter application for legacy devices running BlackBerry OS 5 and higher.
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins ratcheted up expectations and brimmed with confidence over expected sales of the Q10, the company's first BlackBerry 10-based smartphone with a Qwerty keyboard, noting the company expects to sell "tens of millions" of units of the phone.
Microsoft's Windows Phone fueled 5.6 percent of smartphones sold in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2013, up from 3.7 percent in the year-ago quarter, narrowing the gap on Google's Android and Apple's iOS, research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reports.
BlackBerry confirmed that all four Tier 1 U.S. carriers will launch the BlackBerry Q10, the company's first BlackBerry 10-based smartphone with a Qwerty keyboard, giving the company a boost of carrier support as it seeks to regain market share in the American market.
BlackBerry has not yet detailed U.S. sales figures for its flagship Z10 smartphone, let alone broken it down by carrier, but according to online advertising network Chitika, Verizon Wireless is giving the Z10 a major boost.
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BlackBerry's shares tumbled nearly 8 percent Thursday, the most in two weeks, as financial analysts questioned the strength of early sales of the Z10, the company's flagship smartphone running its new BlackBerry 10 platform.