BlackBerry denied reports that its new BlackBerry 10 platform has failed to meet security requirements for the British government. The company said that it is working with the UK government to get the new platform fully certified.
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said the pace of mobile innovation has left Apple in the dust, calling its iPhone user interface outdated.
BlackBerry said an unnamed "established" partner placed an order for one million BlackBerry 10 smartphones, with shipments starting immediately, and noted that order represents the largest single purchase order in BlackBerry's history.
Google is sunsetting its native Voice App for BlackBerry, stating it will terminate support for the calling and messaging service next week.
Sprint Nextel expects to launch an all-touch BlackBerry 10 smartphone in the second half of the year, according to an AllThingsD report. Meanwhile, takeover rumors once again swirled around BlackBerry after Lenovo's CEO said his firm might consider buying the company.
BlackBerry is rolling out an updated version of its signature Messenger application, extending voice-calling capabilities to legacy devices running BlackBerry OS 5.
AT&T Mobility said starting tomorrow it will begin taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry's flagship smartphone. Separately, T-Mobile USA said it will start letting enterprise customer pre-order the device as well. The actions give more traction to BlackBerry's hopes for a U.S. comeback.
Nearly 85 percent of devices used to connect to the Internet via Gogo's in-flight network carry Apple's iOS operating system, while a paltry 16 percent are equipped with Google's Android OS, according to data released by Gogo.
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said he's very encouraged by the traction the company's new BlackBerry 10 Z10 smartphone is gaining in Europe and elsewhere.However, there are signs that sales of the Z10 in the UK might have nosedived after a strong start.
BlackBerry is upgrading its free Twitter and LinkedIn social networking apps for its new BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system, adding a series of new features and improvements requested by users.