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.
Viber Media released a new beta version of its over-the-top BlackBerry messaging application, introducing free voice calling for users on devices running the legacy BlackBerry OS 5 and OS 7 but not the new BlackBerry 10.
Downloads from the four leading application storefronts--Apple's App Store, Google Play, BlackBerry World and Microsoft's Windows Phone Store--climbed to a total of 13.4 billion worldwide during the first quarter of 2013, an 11 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2012, research firm Canalys reports.
Telefónica received a €200 million line of credit from the Canadian export agency to purchase BlackBerry handsets and services.
Apple's iOS narrowed Android's U.S. smartphone market share lead during the three-month period between December 2012 and February 2013, digital research firm comScore reports.
BlackBerry will shutter its cloud-based BBM Music service in June, less than two years after the music discovery initiative rolled out to consumers.