RIM Says BB7 Devices Won't Be Updated to BB10
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins today noted that the BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry 7 platforms will not be compatible. Devices running BlackBerry 7 will not be updated to BlackBerry 10, and apps written for either platform will not necessarily work on the other. This follows similar transitions experienced by Palm and Microsoft when they rebooted their platforms to WebOS and Windows Phone 7, respectively. RIM did say, however, that it is committed to supporting BlackBerry 7.1 for "a while" and that it is likely it will port some BB7 apps to BB10.
BlackBerry to Cease Monthly Updates for the Priv, Launch Trade-Up Program
BlackBerry said this week that it will no longer provide monthly system and security updates to its BlackBerry Priv smartphone. The company originally committed to providing updates for a period of two years.
BlackBerry Expands Hub+ to More Android Phones
BlackBerry today made its BlackBerry Hub+ suite of enterprise applications available to a wider range of devices. At the same time, it added five more apps to the suite.
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.
BlackBerry CEO Says Smartphone Biz Is On a Timer
John S. Chen, CEO of BlackBerry, admitted that its recent handsets have not sold as well as he hoped.
Wasn't BB7 just recently released?
BB7 won't go away overnight anyway. Since BB10 needs new phones to run on it, I would say there could be a tr...