BlackBerry

BlackBerry on Wednesday said it would cease internal development of its hardware and will transfer that function to its partners. While the BlackBerry-branded devices will remain on the market, BlackBerry itself will focus completely on software and will not invest in development of devices. The move edges the company closer to exiting the hardware business after years of considering such a move. “The company plans to end all internal hardware development and will outsource that function to partners,” said John Chen, CEO and chairman of BlackBerry. “This allows us to reduce capital requirements and enhance return on invested capital," continued Chen. Less than three years ago BlackBerry inked a strategic partnership with Foxconn, under which the two companies jointly developed certain BlackBerry-branded smartphones. Foxconn then built...

A quick look at Blackberry 10.2 and web browsing performance on Z10

Blackberry has started rolling out OS 10.2 to BB10 devices such as Z10, Q10 and Q5. Update appears to be available in Canada and UK for a start. The...

45 by Rahul Garg on 10/26/2013

BlackBerry 10 Announcement: Live Blog

We're seated at RIM's BlackBerry 10 launch event. Keep your browser parked here for our live blog that should start at 10AM EST.

39 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/30/2013

BlackBerry 10 Teased Kicking Off BlackBerry World

As the lights came up on Thorston Heins opening remarks at BlackBerry World 2012, expectations were... well, low. There was always the possibility that we would hear of some...

24 by Jason Inofuentes on 5/1/2012

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Available Today

BlackBerry PlayBook OS version 2.0 has been released to the public, according to a Research In Motion press release that was posted today. The new OS version introduces...

12 by Andrew Cunningham on 2/21/2012

All BlackBerry PlayBook Models On Sale for $299

Research in Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet (read our review) is now on sale for $299 in the BlackBerry Store, a price which applies to the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB...

12 by Andrew Cunningham on 1/3/2012

BlackBerry London Image Leaked: The First QNX Phone

First reported by The Verge and subsequently confirmed by Boy Genius Report, the first image of BlackBerry's first BBX phone has leaked, and it is a significant departure from...

4 by Jason Inofuentes on 11/15/2011

Time for Unification: RIM Announces BlackBerry BBX for Smartphones & Tablets

With its PlayBook tablet RIM introduced a brand new mobile platform built on QNX's Neutrino 6.5 OS. The result was an extremely smooth user experience with great multitasking support...

28 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/18/2011

RIM Offers Free Apps, Month of Enterprise Support in Response to Outage

A week after a core switch failure caused worldwide outages for Research in Motion's BlackBerry servers, the company is attempting to make amends: RIM announced today that it would...

6 by Andrew Cunningham on 10/17/2011

RIM Announces BlackBerry Torch 9810, Bold 9900, Torch 9860 - 2011 Lineup

Almost exactly a year ago, AT&T and RIM announced the BlackBerry Torch 9800, which we reviewed and found brought a much-needed new WebKit based browser and OS update, but...

11 by Brian Klug on 8/3/2011

BlackBerry Bold Touch and BlackBerry 7 OS Headline BlackBerry World Day 1

There’s no getting around it, RIM hasn’t had the best year ever. It's been steadily losing market share to Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 7, there's been lackluster response...

27 by Jason Inofuentes on 5/2/2011

The BlackBerry PlayBook Review

I suppose it's fitting that I should be the one to write our PlayBook review. Before Android and the iPhone, there were two mobile platforms/devices that I was hugely...

78 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/13/2011

BlackBerry Bold 9780: Not So Bold

It's been a while since we reviewed the BlackBerry Torch, and today we have a follow up review of the BlackBerry Bold. The long and the short of it...

36 by Mithun Chandrasekhar on 3/25/2011

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review: Keeping RIM's Flame Alive

This summer has been a busy one for smartphone platforms. We started the summer with an Apple iOS update that remedied a number of the primary concerns with Apple’s...

43 by Brian Klug on 9/1/2010

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