Bb10 articles

BlackBerry exploring strategic alternatives, including possible sale

Canadian phone maker BlackBerry announced it has formed a special committee to examine strategic alternatives “to enhance value and increase scale in order to accelerate BlackBerry 10 deployment”. Specifically, the five-person committee, which includes BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins, will review…

BlackBerry unveils budget-minded Q5 qwerty smartphone

BlackBerry is once again on the offensive as the company unveiled a new smartphone at the annual BlackBerry Live conference in Orlando, Florida. The budget-minded Q5 handset is designed with emerging markets in mind and is expected to go on…

Latest web leak showcases budget-minded BlackBerry R10

Leaked images from a BlackBerry fan site in China show what is allegedly the firm’s next smartphone, the BlackBerry R10. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen images of the phone find their way to the web as previous leaks…

BlackBerry to discontinue BBM Music service on June 2

BlackBerry has announced plans to discontinue their BBM Music service starting June 2, 2013. The Canadian handset maker recently announced the decision in an e-mail sent to subscribers. The message notes that paying customers won’t be billed for May and…

BlackBerry CEO calls out the iPhone's dated interface

In a case of what many might consider the pot calling the kettle black, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins called out Apple’s iPhone during a recent interview for being outdated. Speaking with the Australian Financial Review, Heins made it clear that…

RIM: 15,000 BlackBerry 10 app submissions in two days

Research in Motion hasn't had much luck getting hordes of app developers interested in their platform, despite claims that App World is the second most profitable mobile application store behind Apple's. But the company is hoping to change that with…

RIM: BlackBerry 10 in final testing stages, can be licensed

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has confirmed that the company’s upcoming operating system can be licensed. The admission follows months of rumors and speculation from analysts drawing the same conclusion, many of whom believe it’s the last hope for a RIM…

Rumor: RIM now working on just one BlackBerry 10 device

Rumors are beginning to appear suggesting that troubled Canadian phone maker, Research in Motion has ditched two of its three upcoming handsets due for launch this year, including one that highlights its new BlackBerry 10 OS...

RIM may replace CEOs soon, failures of 2011 recapped

Concerned investors and board members alike may be pushing to shake-up Research in Motion's existing leadership. More specifically, the roles co-CEOs and co-chairmen, Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, may be combined into a single head position independent of the company's…