RIM CEO Reflects on Reboot Strategy
Research In Motion CEO Thorsten Heins spoke directly to the press today and provided some insight about the company and its plans moving forward. Heins pledged that the company is focusing strictly on bringing BlackBerry 10 to market. He said when he took the leadership role, he quickly assessed the company's position and set the path the company is now on. It wants to help its customers "succeed at life." Heins noted that RIM knows it is not a media company and will thus rely on third-party partners to deliver mapping, media, gaming, and other consumer-focused applications. The company has trimmed down its work force to reduce duplication and bloat, and Heins is close to hiring a chief marketing officer, which he feels is essential to make sure the company delivers a consistent message. The company is nearing completion on BlackBerry 10, but Heins said the product won't ship until it is "perfect."
HTC 10 Re-Focuses On the Camera and BoomSound
Apr 12, 2016
HTC today announced the 10, its flagship handset for 2016. This Android phone carries forward an aluminum design, for which HTC has become known, and makes big improvements to the camera, software, and other core features.
Andy Rubin's Essential PH-1 Boasts Titanium Frame, Magnetic Mods
May 30, 2017
Essential Products, the startup being run by Andy Rubin, who helped create the Android operating system, announced its first smartphone today, the PH-1. The PH-1 is a high-end handset crafted from a titanium shell that Rubin claims is more robust than aluminum and more resistant to damage when dropped.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Offer Refined Hardware, Improved Camera, AR Emoji
Feb 25, 2018
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S9 and S9+ phones, updates to last year's S8 models. The devices bear a striking resemblance to their predecessors and make only modest changes to the hardware.
Sprint to Sell Rubin's Essential Phone As an Exclusive
Jun 12, 2017
Essential Products has found a U.S. carrier to distribute its Essential PH-1 handset, and that carrier is Sprint.