Steep pricing may hurt BlackBerry (LiveMint)
Seven years ago, CrackBerry, a term used to underscore the thumb-typing addiction to BlackBerry smartphones, found its way into the Webster’s New World College Dictionary, a measure of the success that Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) achieved on the back of companies swearing by the security its devices provided. …In 2013 so far, BlackBerry’s marketshare has dropped to less than 7%. This in a year when smartphone shipments are expected to surpass those of feature phones by accounting for 52.2% of all mobile phone shipments worldwide, according to a 4 June forecast by research firm International Data Corp. (IDC).
Long-awaited keyboard BlackBerrys hit US stores (LasVegasSun)
Modern BlackBerrys with physical keyboards are now available in the U.S., months after the touch-screen versions went on sale. T MOBILE US INC (NYSE:TMUS) began selling the BlackBerry Q10 on Wednesday. It has Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)’s new BlackBerry 10 operating system, which addresses shortcomings that allowed the iPhone and Android devices to surpass the once-pioneering BlackBerry in sales and prestige. Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)’s chief operating officer, Kristian Tear, tells The Associated Press that he doesn’t regret the decision to release a touch version first.
5 Big Companies Ruined By Their Founders (SiliconIndia)
Mike Lazaridis co-founded Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) in 1984 by the name Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY). He served as co-CEO of the company, alongside Jim Balsillie, through January 2012. The company, which integrated emailing capacity into the phones, was first to lay foundation for future Smartphones. Though started early, they now are placed at a distant 4th position, as top mobile selling company. Apple and Samsung, and now Windows Phone devices, beating the company up in the competition.
BlackBerry demonstrates new mobile computing service for automakers (TelecomTiger)
Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) said it has demonstrated a new solution for automakers that lets them manage and deliver “Over-the-air” (OTA) software updates to vehicles at the Telematics Detroit conference, Leveraging BlackBerry’s existing global and secure infrastructure, which delivers software updates to millions of BlackBerry devices around the world, the Software Update Management for Automotive service facilitates machine-to-machine (M2M) communication directly between the automaker and the vehicle, allowing the automaker to easily provide software updates to vehicles in the field.
BBM to come preinstalled on Android devices? (TheMobileIndian)
Popular device maker Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) is planning to expand the operation areas for the BlackBerry Messenger or BBM beyond the BlackBerry OS. As revealed earlier, the company has plans for launch of the BlackBerry Messenger on Android and iOS platforms. But that’s not all as some Android device makers are now in talks with Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) probably to launch their devices with BBM preinstalled. Actually, BlackBerry’s chief operating officer, Kristian Tear told CNET that there has been interest from other device makers regarding the BBM. Though he did not revealed the details of the discussion but the next logical move seems to preinstall the BBM application on Android devices.