BlackBerry is rolling out an updated version of its signature Messenger application, extending voice-calling capabilities to legacy devices running BlackBerry OS 5.
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.
Nearly 85 percent of devices used to connect to the Internet via Gogo's in-flight network carry Apple's iOS operating system, while a paltry 16 percent are equipped with Google's Android OS, according to data released by Gogo.
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said he's very encouraged by the traction the company's new BlackBerry 10 Z10 smartphone is gaining in Europe and elsewhere.However, there are signs that sales of the Z10 in the UK might have nosedived after a strong start.
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.
Annual smartphone shipments are set to overtake feature phone shipments for the first time ever in 2013, research firm IDC reports.
Consumers across the globe are on pace to download 56 billion smartphone applications in 2013, up from 32 billion a year ago, ABI Research forecasts.
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.
Yahoo is streamlining its product lineup, eliminating a series of mobile and Web properties including its news and messaging app for BlackBerry.