Blackberry Announces Five-Year Partnership with Foxconn After $4.4 Billion Loss

Blackberry Announces Five-Year Partnership with Foxconn After $4.4 Billion Loss

BlackBerry announces a massive $4.4 billion loss in the third quarter and a 56 percent drop in revenue in its first quarterly report under new chairman and chief executive John

BBM for Android and iOS Will Arrive This Summer

Android and iOS smartphone owners no longer have to knock on the door of BlackBerry to release its popular mobile messaging service on other platforms.
BlackBerry, formerly Research In Motion, has announced its plans to make available BlackBerry Messenger to Android and iOS devices this summer. But before that, it needs approval from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
Once available, Android and iOS users with friends and family who use BlackBerry devices can start sending messages to …

BlackBerry 10 Facebook, Twitter Apps Get Updates

Owners of the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone has something to cheer about as BlackBerry has revealed that the Facebook and Twitter apps for the BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system have been updated.
So what’s new with the update social media apps? Here’s are the lists.

What’s new in Facebook version 10.0.1 for BlackBerry 10?
Friends Nearby – Users of the updated app can now find friends in approximately the same area as they are by using check-ins to nearby establishments.
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BlackBerry CEO Says Apple iPhone No Longer Innovative

BlackBerry (formerly RIM) CEO Thorsten Heins is not happy. And there’s no better way to vent his frustrations than to criticize rival smartphone maker Apple’s iPhone, the industry’s leading smartphone in terms of revenue.
Placing third on the list of the world’s top smartphone makers apparently gave the chief executive officer an advantage: to point out how outdated the iPhone user interface has been as of late.
While Heins continues with his onslaught to promote the new …

Twitter, LinkedIn Apps For BlackBerry 10 Updated

Upgraded LinkedIn and Twitter apps for the BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system are now available, with user-requested features and improvements.
Owners of the BlackBerry Z10, the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone, can now download and install the updates from the BlackBerry App World on their handset.

Twitter v10.0.1 users will find better controls and settings, and LinkedIn v10.0.1 users will receive new business tools to keep connected with professional networks.
The New Twitter for BB …

RIM Unveils BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha C Handset For Developers

Research In Motion (RIM) has revealed a new Blackberry 10 developer device with its trademark physical QWERTY keypad.
The firm’s Blackberry Dev Alpha C handset hit the spotlight in a Blackberry Jam event in Bangkok, two months ahead of the BlackBerry 10 operating system launching event next year.
“Today we announced the next phase of the Blackberry 10 Dev Alpha program – the Blackberry Dev Alpha C,” said RIM on Thursday.
“It is a testing device for developers so that …

RIM Teases BlackBerry 10 Flow UI

Research In Motion (RIM) has teased BlackBerry users with a short video clip of BlackBerry Flow.
Last week, RIM requested users to vote for a specific BlackBerry 10 feature that they are most excited about. Now the company is feeding the hype with a YouTube video of its BlackBerry Flow user interface.
BlackBerry Flow provides a series of minimized windows on the display screens of BlackBerry 10 devices that shows all apps running in the background. It easily flips through the apps without …

US Immigration Drops BlackBerry For iPhone

In the latest blow to Research In Motion, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has revealed that it will be replacing its BlackBerry equipment with the Apple iPhone.
The news comes to use by way of a report from Reuters that says ICE revealed the plan in a procurement document similar to that posted by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Bureau posted recently.
(NTSB To Ditch ‘Failing’ BlackBerry Smartphones For Apple iPhone 5)
While the NTSB did not indicate how many iPhone 5 …

NTSB To Ditch ‘Failing’ BlackBerry Smartphones For Apple iPhone 5

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is planning to abandon its BlackBerry smartphones and replace it with the Apple iPhone 5.
The information was divulged in a procurement request posted by the NTSB on the Federal Business Opportunities site.
In its Justification for Other than Full & Open Competition attached to the procurement request, the NTSB writes:
“Nature of Action
The purpose of this Justification for Other than Full and Open Competition (JOFOC) is to provide the …

BlackBerry 10 Smartphones Will Ship In February 2013

BlackBerry 10 will immediately ship in February after its launch in January, reveals Canada-based BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM).
On Tuesday, November 13, RIM announced it will launch BlackBerry 10 on January 30 of next year. Three days after, it now divulges to customers that the latest version of its smartphone operating system will arrive shortly after the event.
“We want to do it as quickly as possible,” says Kristian Tear, chief operations officer at RIM, in an …