BARCELONA, Spain--Mobile World Congress kicked off with a bang this year, with a plethora of device announcements. Dozens of OEMs are on hand to offer their wares and meet with carriers. Here is a small sampling of some of the high-profile device launches thus far at the conference.
BARCELONA, Spain--BlackBerry is going to flesh out its future device strategy tomorrow here at Mobile World Congress, but in the meantime the company is offering more of its core software and services to larger smartphone platforms, including Google's Android, Apple's iOS and Microsoft's Windows.
Google's Android and Apple's iOS continued to thoroughly dominate the global smartphone market in the fourth quarter, according to research firm IDC, with Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus driving Apple to gain share at Android's expense. Meanwhile, Microsoft's Windows Phone platform continues to be an also-ran in the market, though the company as vowed to introduce a range of new phones this year running its new Windows 10 software.
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According to a new Reuters report, Samsung recently approached BlackBerry to buy the company for up to $7.5 billion, a figure that represented a 60 percent premium on BlackBerry's shares. Samsung was mainly interested in BlackBerry's patent portfolio, according to the report.
LAS VEGAS--BlackBerry is betting that its security heritage and technology portfolio will make its new platform for the Internet of Things a powerhouse in a burgeoning market as technology players from Samsung Electronics to Intel look to take advantage of the IoT trend.
BlackBerry is working with aerospace and defense contracting giant Boeing on a customized BlackBerry device that can self-destruct and has other high-level security features, according to multiple reports.
BlackBerry reported a narrower net loss for its fiscal third quarter and said it continues to expect to achieve profitability sometime in its next fiscal year. However, although the firm is nursing itself back to financial health, the company's revenue fell off sharply in its most recent quarter and the firm only sold 2 million BlackBerry smartphones in the period.
NEW YORK--BlackBerry CEO John Chen said he thinks the company's device business is important--but he said he's spending much of his time looking beyond smartphones to the wider Internet of Things (IoT) market.
NEW YORK--BlackBerry formally unveiled its new Classic smartphone, an upgrade to its iconic Bold smartphone with a physical Qwerty keyboard and trackpad. The company also is partnering with AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless to release the Classic.