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BlackBerry: No new BB10 devices till March

BlackBerry: No new BB10 devices till March

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BlackBerry has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it will not be launching any more BB10 devices beyond the four that it already has available in its current fiscal year, which ends in March. The confirmation confirms what BlackBerry previously said in a recent... >>

BBM delayed for iPhone and Android: Here are 7 alternative IM apps

BBM delayed for iPhone and Android: Here are 7 alternative IM apps

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BlackBerry Messenger for iPhone and Android has been delayed, but there are plenty of other ways you can talk to your friends via instant messenger (IM) on your iPhone or Android device. Here are some of the very popular alternatives. Whatsapp iTunes, Google... >>

BlackBerry's next budget smartphone leaks, to be priced lower than Q5

BlackBerry's next budget smartphone leaks, to be priced lower than Q5

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Even with the corporate environment at BlackBerry in a bit of a tough time, the company is still chugging along with its smartphone plans. BGR has obtained leaked photos of BlackBerry's upcoming budget handset, codenamed Kopi that looks close to the Palm... >>

BlackBerry takeover bid values company at $4.7bn

BlackBerry takeover bid values company at $4.7bn

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BlackBerry has confirmed that it has received an offer from one of its largest shareholders to take the company private. The offer, put forward by a consortium backed by Fairfax Financial sees the company valued at $4.7bn or $9 a share. Although promising,... >>

Apple's new iPhone sales: How do they compare to Samsung, HTC, Nokia and BlackBerry?

Apple's new iPhone sales: How do they compare to Samsung, HTC, Nokia and BlackBerry?

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Apple has announced that combined sales of its iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C smartphones have topped nine million units in just three days. That's almost 35 phones per second. This could partly be down to the fact that Apple shipped its new devices in 11 markets... >>

BlackBerry 10 C-series smartphone, a mix between Z and Q, leaks in photo

BlackBerry 10 C-series smartphone, a mix between Z and Q, leaks in photo

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Despite BlackBerry announcing 40 per cent staff cuts, it's still ploughing on with new devices, apparently. This 10 C-series smartphone was leaked online, suggesting we can look forward to another touchscreen member of the BlackBerry family. The BlackBerry... >>

BlackBerry announces plans to cut 4,500 jobs - 40 per cent of its staff

BlackBerry announces plans to cut 4,500 jobs - 40 per cent of its staff

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Times at BlackBerry become more grim, as the company has announced official plans to cut 4,500 jobs, or 40 per cent of its global workforce. Before the news hit the wire, BlackBerry suspended public trading. Along with the job cuts, BlackBerry also announced... >>

BlackBerry reportedly slashing up to 40 per cent of its staff

BlackBerry reportedly slashing up to 40 per cent of its staff

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Even with a new flagship on its hands, times are still looking tough at BlackBerry. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, the Canadian smartphone-maker is planning to lay off 40 per cent of a workforce of about 12,700, in what would be... >>

BBM for Android to land 21 September, BBM for iPhone on 22 September

BBM for Android to land 21 September, BBM for iPhone on 22 September

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BlackBerry has just announced that BBM for Android and iPhone will release on 21 September and 22 September, respectively. The company confirmed the app's availability via a blog post and tweet: "That’s right BBM fans - the iconic mobile social network... >>

Pick up a BlackBerry Z30 early on 27 September with Carphone Warehouse and Selfridges

Pick up a BlackBerry Z30 early on 27 September with Carphone Warehouse and Selfridges

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If you liked the look of BlackBerry's quietly announced Z30 smartphone the wait to get one might not be too painful. The phone will go on sale across the UK on 30 September. But Carphone Warehouse will be stocking the 5-inch handset at its concession... >>

BlackBerry Z30 vs BlackBerry Z10: What's the difference?

BlackBerry Z30 vs BlackBerry Z10: What's the difference?

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BlackBerry has announced another a new addition to its range of all-touch smartphones operating on the BB10 platform - the Blackberry Z30. The handset is the largest in the company's portfolio, but at £600, what will you get for your money and how is... >>

BlackBerry Z30 official: 5-inch, BB10.2 available 26 September (updated)

BlackBerry Z30 official: 5-inch, BB10.2 available 26 September (updated)

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BlackBerry has officially announced the much-rumoured BlackBerry Z30. Pocket-lint revealed on Sunday that the new phone was due to be launched this week and we've been proved right. The new BlackBerry 10.2 handset is the manufacturer's largest yet, with... >>

BBM for Android to land 20 September as three-month Samsung exclusive? (Updated)

BBM for Android to land 20 September as three-month Samsung exclusive? (Updated)

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Another day, another tidbit about where BBM is and when we can finally get our hands on it. The latest news comes from Samsung Mobile Nigeria, which tweeted on Monday that BlackBerry's cross-platform messenger would be available for Android on 20 September. Update... >>

BlackBerry Z30 launching in Asia in the coming week, US launch 2 - 3 weeks later

BlackBerry Z30 launching in Asia in the coming week, US launch 2 - 3 weeks later

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BlackBerry plans to launch its flagship BlackBerry Z30 in Asia next week, people familiar with the matter told Pocket-lint. The launch date for the BlackBerry Z30, a 5-inch BB10 smartphone that was long-associated with the A10 codename, makes sense,... >>

BlackBerry: BBM for iPhone submitted to App Store two weeks ago, waiting for approval

BlackBerry: BBM for iPhone submitted to App Store two weeks ago, waiting for approval

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BBM for iPhone will soon be available for download. Alex Kinsella, senior strategic account manager at BlackBerry, tweeted recently that BlackBerry has submitted BBM for iPhone to Apple's App Store for approval. So the app should launch publicly soon... >>

BlackBerry reportedly wants to sell itself by November

BlackBerry reportedly wants to sell itself by November

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The members of BlackBerry's board are hoping to have the company (or parts of it) sold by November of this year, according to The Wall Street Journal. November is sooner than expected, given BlackBerry first announced the news of putting itself up for... >>

BlackBerry said to consider spinning BBM into separate company, launching desktop app

BlackBerry said to consider spinning BBM into separate company, launching desktop app

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Ahead of the launch of BlackBerry Messenger on Android and iOS in the coming weeks, BlackBerry is considering spinning off BBM into a separate company, according to The Wall Street Journal. The move comes as the Canada-based company seeks to sell its... >>

Sprint finally gets the BlackBerry Q10, launching 30 August for $199.99

Sprint finally gets the BlackBerry Q10, launching 30 August for $199.99

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We've been tracking the rumour that the BlackBerry Q10 will launch on Sprint for quite a while. Now at last the Big Yellow has announced that its first LTE BlackBerry will become available to customers on Friday August 30. Sprint loyalists will finally... >>

BBM for Android and iOS user guides leak ahead of release

BBM for Android and iOS user guides leak ahead of release

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BlackBerry Messenger for Android and iOS are said to be landing before 23 September for at least North America, but it seems the apps' user guides didn't get the memo and have leaked prematurely. CEO Thorsten Heins originally announced the long-rumoured... >>

BlackBerry 9720 announced to keep a candle burning for BlackBerry 7

BlackBerry 9720 announced to keep a candle burning for BlackBerry 7

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BlackBerry may be focusing most prominently on its BlackBerry 10 OS and the smartphones within that family but it's not abandoning the former versions of its operating system altogether. Indeed, the new BlackBerry 9720 has been announced and it is a standard... >>

Wireless Power Consortium lists BlackBerry Z30 as having Qi wireless charging

Wireless Power Consortium lists BlackBerry Z30 as having Qi wireless charging

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BlackBerry may be seeking strategic alternatives, and potentially being up for sale, but that's not stopping the firm from pressing ahead with current BlackBerry 10 smartphone plans and continuing to adopt innovation. Its next phone is widely expected... >>

BlackBerry could be sold as committee formed to explore 'strategic alternatives'

BlackBerry could be sold as committee formed to explore 'strategic alternatives'

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BlackBerry's attempts to turn the company around with a new suite of phones has not been as successful as it would have hoped. Although the BlackBerry Z10, Q10 and Q5 handsets have received some critical acclaim as the manufacturer entered a new era with... >>

BlackBerry Z30 pops up in new hands-on video, the 5-incher formerly known as the A10

BlackBerry Z30 pops up in new hands-on video, the 5-incher formerly known as the A10

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Vietnamese website Cellphone S has posted a well-made and clear video showing a hands-on of what it claims to be the BlackBerry Z30, a 5-inch BB10 smartphone that was long-associated with the A10 codename. We've seen a handset that looks similar before,... >>