Reflecting BlackBerry's continuing slide in the consumer market, Windows Phone as surpassed the iconic brand as the number three smartphone for the first time, according to the latest IDC stats.
LAS VEGAS--BlackBerry could be "turning a corner," judged Chris Hazelton, research director for mobility at 451 Research. According to a survey conducted in April by 451, there is increased interest in BlackBerry among IT decision makers.
In an interview with Bloomberg on Monday, Thorsten Heins, chief executive officer of BlackBerry predicted the end of the tablet.
Returns of BlackBerry's Z10 smartphones are exceeding sales in "several cases," according to a report by Detwiler Fenton & Co. that was cited by a Bloomberg article. This is a "phenomenon we have never seen before," the report said. It cited user dissatisfaction with the interface as the reason for the returns.
Google, BlackBerry, EarthLink and Red Hat are taking on the patent trolls. On Friday, the firms asked the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice to crack down on patent trolls that allegedly abuse the patent system for financial gain.
For those who like the feeling of a physical keyboard on their smartphone, there's hope.
Canada's BlackBerry is "thinking about" a new tablet in the "context of BlackBerry 10," Thorsten Heins, chief executive officer of BlackBerry, told The Canadian Press .
A full 35 percent of enterprises plan to deploy mobile applications for Microsoft's Surface tablet in 2013, the highest percentage of planned mobile app deployments, according to a survey of 348 enterprises conducted by Aberdeen Group.
BlackBerry said on Thursday that BlackBerry 10 users now have access to more than 100,000 apps, a day before its all-touchscreen Z10 smartphone hit the U.S. market.
In response to a report by The Guardian newspaper, the United Kingdom's Communications-Electronics Security Group agency said that it has "not yet performed an evaluation" of the BlackBerry 10 platform's security.