RIM Doesn't Want to Talk to Analysts Until After BB10 Launch
Research In Motion has decided to postpone its annual analysts' briefing until after it launches its forthcoming BlackBerry 10 platform. RIM typically briefs analysts at its yearly BlackBerry World event, which often takes place in May. "We decided to make BlackBerry World more focused on customers, developers and partners," RIM spokeswoman Tenille Kennedy said to Reuters. "We will hold a separate session targeted at the interests of the investment community later this year, once BlackBerry 10 is launched." RIM originally planned to launch BB10 and BB10 handsets in the early months of 2012, but has since said the devices won't reach the market until closer to the end of 2012. RIM has seen its share of the smartphone market erode in recent years to rivals Apple and Google. Its stock has lost significant value in the last year. BlackBerry 10 is its next-generation platform that is based in part on QNX, PlayBook OS, and BlackBerry 7.
BlackBerry Offering Privacy Shade Tool to All Hub+ Subscribers
BlackBerry today outlined several changes headed to its suite of Android applications, including the general availability of the Privacy Shade. The Privacy Shade was first made available only to BlackBerry-branded handsets, but will soon be available to any Android handset that relies on the BlackBerry Hub+ service.
Facebook to Make Its Instant Articles Compatible with Google, Apple Formats
Facebook wants content to be more readable across the web and took steps this week toward that goal by tweaking the SDK for its Instant Articles. Facebook's Instant Articles give publishers a way to streamline content for consumption on mobile devices, but Instant Articles aren't compatible with the mobile-first styles used by Google and Apple.
Facebook Pulls Support for BlackBerry 10, BBOS
Facebook has decided to cease supporting the BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS platforms. The company has chosen to discontinue its essential APIs for BlackBerry, effectively breaking the existing app.
T-Mobile to Sell BlackBerry Classic May 13
T-Mobile today said it would make the BlackBerry Classic smartphone available to customers beginning May 13. The Classic has been sold by other carriers for months.
RIM won't see 2013
By the time Q4 comes around and they finally do bring BB10 to market I betcha it won't be quad-core & NFC like Android.
RIM just isn't a very forward moving company. Just like ATT isn't....
RIM is holding out in order to sell the company at a good price. I don't see QNX ever coming to a RIM smartphone.
oops! spoke too soon!
They are already sending devices loaded with QNX to develop...
In Other Words..
Hopefully, they can release a product good enough to stabilize their place in the mobile world. I've had a blackberry and enjoyed it for the most part. The hardware lacked what it needed to compete and the OS was a bit inefficient. ...