BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said that the U.S. launch of the company's new Q10 smartphone, which sports a physical keyboard, may not come until eight to 10 weeks after the U.S. launch of the company's touchscreen Z10, which is expected by mid-March.
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said he remains disappointed that the company's new BlackBerry 10 phones won't hit U.S. shores until mid-March, but he said early sales of the company's Z10 smartphone in the United Kingdom are blowing past what the firm had expected. The comments fit with early reports of the strong demand for the touchscreen Z10 in the United Kingdom, one of BlackBerry's largest markets.
AT&T Mobility is rebranding its U-Verse Live TV streaming service to the more succinct Mobile TV, also promising uniform pricing across all supported devices as well as superior video quality.
BlackBerry, formerly Research in Motion, appears to be off to a strong start with the UK launch of its new BlackBerry 10 platform, according to a financial analyst.
Games continue to drive more impressions across Millennial Media's U.S. mobile advertising network than any other application category, with gameplay on devices running Google's Android generating more than twice as many impressions as Apple's iOS.
Although Google's Android and Apple's iOS remain the dominant forces driving worldwide smartphone sales, both Research In Motion's BlackBerry and Microsoft's Windows Phone are set to make inroads by the end of 2013, according to a new ABI Research forecast.
Tier 2 U.S. carriers said they are uncommitted as of now to Research In Motion's BlackBerry 10 platform.
During his presentation, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins highlighted the key features of BlackBerry 10, and I was impressed with what I saw. And it may be enough to help RIM shore up its base of 79 million BlackBerry subscribers, an essential part of its long-term strategy. However, I don't think BlackBerry 10 will be enough to revive RIM's fortunes or help it gain back smartphone market share.
With the release of its long-awaited BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system, Research In Motion is adding a series of new software and multimedia features while also radically reshaping its corporate image: Moving forward, the device maker will operate under the BlackBerry brand, eliminating the RIM name.
NEW YORK--After more than a year of buildup, Research In Motion officially unveiled its BlackBerry 10 platform at a media event here and pinned its financial future on both the platform's new software features and a range of BB10 smartphones designed to revive its flagging sales. RIM CEO Thorsten Heins said that the company will be renamed "BlackBerry," unifying and simplifying its brand.