BlackBerry could license BB 10 operating system for use on other phones

Every smartphone BlackBerry has released in the past year has run Google’s Android operating system. But the company continues to support older phones that run its own BlackBerry 10 OS, and in an interview with The Register, BlackBerry VP Alex Thurber says the company is open to licensing BlackBerry 10 to other device makers. It remains […]

BlackBerry Passport coming in September, with a square screen

BlackBerry is planning to launch a new smartphone at an event in London in September. What’s unusual about this phone is that it’ll likely have a big, high-resolution, square screen and a tiny keyboard. Update: Here’s BlackBerry CEO john Chen holding the upcoming Blackberry Passport along with a BlackBerry Classic. The Passport is the phone […]

BlackBerry posts $965 million loss, mostly due to unsold Z10 phones

BlackBerry had promised a pretty dismal financial report for the quarter, and the company has followed through on that promise. While BlackBerry brought in $1.6 billion in revenue and sold about 3.7 million smartphones, the company reported a $965 operating loss. Most of that is from unsold inventory of the company’s latest flagship phone, the […]

BlackBerry launches Dev Alpha C developer phone with keyboard

BlackBerry’s newest developer phone is the first BB10 dev phone to feature a keyboard. The BlackBerry Dev Alpha C looks a lot like the upcoming BlackBerry Q10 smartphone (with boxier corners). But the company is calling it a BlackBerry Z10 device — which suggests it will have similar hardware to the BlackBerry Z10 phone which […]

Over 70,000 BlackBerry 10 apps are available at launch

BlackBerry 10 launches today, and there are already more than 70 thousand apps available for the platform. That includes mobile apps such as Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Kindle, and Angry Birds. The company says there are more than a thousand “top” apps already available in the new BlackBerry World… which gives the new platform a bit […]

BlackBerry introduces the first BB10 phones: The BlackBerry Z10 and Q10

The first two smartphones to ship with the BlackBerry 10 OS are a the touchscreen-only BlackBerry Z10 and the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard. The BlackBerry Z10 will have a 4.2 inch, 1280 x 768 pixel, 356 ppi display, a 1.5 GHZ Qualcomm Snadpragon S4 Plus dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB […]

Now you can get music, videos from the BlackBerry World store

Research in Motion is now selling music, movies, and TV shows in the BlackBerry World store (which used to be called BlackBerry App World). The media sections of the store went live last night in advance of today’s launch of the BlackBerry 10 operating system for smartphones and tablets. At launch, music and videos will only […]

RIM to launch BlackBerry 10 on Jan 30, 2013

RIM has announced plans for an international BlackBerry 10 launch event on January 30th, 2013. The company will introduce its first 2 BlackBerry 10 smartphones and unveil availability information. While there’s no mention of tablets in the press release, the BlackBerry 10 operating system is also expected to run on the 7 inch PlayBook tablet […]

RIM could license BlackBerry OS to other device makers (if anyone’s interested)

One day you may be able to buy a phone or tablet running BlackBerry software which isn’t manufactured by Research in Motion. Up until now, the Canadian company has designed its own hardware and software — but RIM CEO Thorstein Heins told the Telegraph that the company may “look at licensing” the upcoming BlackBerry 10 […]

Blackberry 10 not coming until 2013, RIM lays off 5000 workers

Research in Motion is pushing back the launch of its next-generation operating system for smartphones and tablets until 2013, and the company is eliminating 5,000 more jobs. It’s been a tough quarter for the company, which announced its latest fiscal results this afternoon. Long story short: Revenue was down 33 percent from the previous quarter […]