RIM Says BlackBerry 10 Phones Won't Arrive Until Late 2012
Research In Motion today indicated during its quarterly earnings press call that its next-generation BlackBerry 10 smartphones will not appear until "the latter part of calendar 2012." RIM had previously suggested that they'd reach the market in the first half of 2012, so the delay is a significant one. RIM said the reason for the delay is that it is waiting for the availability of certain dual-core processors, which won't reach mass production until mid-2012. RIM is currently transitioning its BlackBerries from BB6/7 to BB10, which will merge features of the current BlackBerry smartphone software and that of the PlayBook's QNX platform. RIM reported earnings of $265 million, a 71% drop over the year-ago quarter. RIM sold 14.1 million BlackBerries. In response, RIM's co-CEOs, Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis said that they would reduce their salaries to $1 per year.
BlackBerry Confirms 'Priv' Android Slider
BlackBerry today said it will make a handset based on Google's Android operating system that also offers business users enterprise-class security features. "We are focused on making faster progress to achieve profitability in our handset business," said CEO John S.
BlackBerry Finalizes Secusmart Acquisition
BlackBerry today said it has closed its acquisition of Secusmart, a security company based in Germany. Secusmart specializes in voice and data encryption.
BlackBerry to Kill Off Smartphone-Making Business
BlackBerry today said it will no longer make and sell its own smartphones. Instead, it will rely on original device manufacturers to design and make devices that will carry BlackBerry branding and software.
BlackBerry Weighing Move to Android
BlackBerry is considering whether or not to make a smartphone based on Google's Android platform rather than its own operating system, reports Reuters. Citing sources familiar with BlackBerry's plans, Reuters says the company is working on a slider handset that would have a touch screen and a slide-out physical keyboard for typing.
BlackBerry CEO Says 2016 May Be Last Year for Smartphones
BlackBerry CEO John S. Chen today said its smartphone business needs to generate a profit in 2016, "Otherwise, I have to think twice about what I do there." Chen's comments offer more insight into BlackBerry's frame of mind regarding smartphones.
seriously i personally dont do a full on touch screen i need buttons!!
this is outrages i even think tmobile has way more key board android phones !!!!!
but i love verizon can some one please tell me in 2012 are there going to be more keyboards or are they extinct!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????????????? ????????????????????????
A hope for BB 10 device
Hopefully we can get a dual core BB with at least 1.5 Ghz of processing power per core.