Again, BlackBerry brings the heat! (MB)
Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) truly strikes while the iron is hot, riding the heat of the BlackBerry 10 and the back-to-back releases of the Z10 and Q10 with the announcement of the BlackBerry Q5. Based on reactions from those who witnessed the unveiling in Orlando, Florida (where TechNews editor Art Samaniego, Jr. is among those present. He returns with juicy news from the BlackBerry Live gab) the BlackBerry Q5 is a new youthful and fun BlackBerry 10 smartphone for selected markets. The Q5 features a QWERTY keyboard with discrete keys in a stunning youthful design that is confident, fun, and bold. Every feature, every part of the BlackBerry Q5 has been built to provide a fast, effortless experience that flows and moves with you to help you explore, create, and share while on the go.
The desperate struggle for third place (TechCentral)
Few people remember third place. Whether in sport, science or business, there’s little glory attached to the bronze medal. But two multinational giants, Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), are straining to be the third player in the burgeoning smartphone market. The latest figures from IDC, an industry analyst, show a rapidly expanding global market for this new generation of mobile phones. Over 216m handsets were shipped during the first three months of 2013, an increase of over 40% compared to the same period in 2012.
Apple’s iPhone joins Samsung and Blackberry with Pentagon security approval (TheInquirer)
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)‘s iPhone and iPad have received security approval from the US Department of Defense (DoD), following in the footsteps of Samsung and Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY). Earlier this month, the Pentagon gave the thumbs up to Blackberry 10 and Samsung Knox, amid speculation that iOS 6 would be next to gain clearance for US military use. Just as the rumours had suggested, iOS 6 got the nod from the DoD over the weekend, which means that devices running iOS 6 including the iPhone and the iPad are deemed secure enough for use on US military networks.
BlackBerry Developing Larger Screen BB10 Devices – The Return of the PlayBook? (EaglesRant)
Has Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) still not made its mind up about the future of the PlayBook, or are Heins and Co. churning out so much spin that we’ve really no idea what they’re up to?The BlackBerry Live 2013 event in Florida recently wrapped up and while the various hardware and software announcements were all belters in their own right, the real fun came in reading between the lines. Just a few weeks ago, CEO Thorstein Heins shocked/amused the world by bravely claiming that the tablet PC market would be dead in five years. Roughly translated if taken literally – no BlackBerry PlayBook 2 now or ever. And during a Q&A session at the event, he bolstered his previous comments by stating quite clearly that: “We believe in a single element of mobile computing: one on your hip.”
Is BlackBerry’s Comeback for Real? (LaptopMag)
This time last year, the death knell was sounding loudly for Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY). Its market share was in steep decline, its product lineup was stale, and all it had to show for its future was a prototype and the promise of an often-delayed new operating system. Just 12 months later, the company has changed its name to Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), debuted a new OS in BlackBerry 10 and launched two new smartphones, the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10. A third device, the BlackBerry Q5, is set to hit emerging markets later this year. During his keynote speech at BlackBerry Live in Orlando, CEO Thorsten Heins said the company was well on its way to its most successful year yet. While he didn’t say that BlackBerry is back in the driver seat for the mobile market, Heins believes his company is well on its way. Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has also said its latest smartphones have resulted in the most successful launches in company history. But is that really the case?