BARCELONA, Spain--BlackBerry is seeing one-third of new BlackBerry 10 device sales coming from customers who are switching to the platform from other smartphone operating systems, a higher figure than the company had anticipated, according to a senior company executive.
BARCELONA, Spain--Microsoft feels like it is getting enough financial and marketing support from its key operator partners for Windows Phone 8 and is working to build on those relationships to drive more sales, according to a Microsoft executive.
BlackBerry is testing a new mobile money transfer application integrated into its signature Messenger chat service, a move the beleaguered device maker hopes will keep customers from defecting to rival over-the-top messaging services like fast-growing WhatsApp, Bloomberg reports.
Instagram has decided against building a native version of its popular photo sharing application for the new BlackBerry 10 operating system, All Things D reports.
Google's Android and Apple's iOS combined to power 91.1 percent of all 227.8 million smartphones shipped during the fourth quarter of 2012, market intelligence firm IDC reports.
BlackBerry continues expanding the developer ecosystem underpinning its new BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system, adding in-app purchase support to its WebWorks SDK.
Samsung Electronics dominated both worldwide smartphone sales and overall mobile phone sales in 2012, and research firm Gartner contends the manufacturer's brand is now eclipsing Google's Android brand in the minds of consumers.
T-Mobile USA MVNO Solavei is offering U.S. customers a chance to buy the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone at least a month before any other U.S. customers. The catch, however, is that the device is unlocked and will cost $999.
Google's Android operating system powers 34 percent of all mobile phones shipped worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2012, analyst firm Canalys reports.
BlackBerry released an updated version of its BlackBerry Bridge utility optimized for the new BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system, introducing a series of new features but temporarily halting support for key messaging services.