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BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry Only Releasing Android 2016

It’s time to start digging a grave for BlackBerry 10

January 7th, 2016

We all knew this day would come but now it seems it’s finally here. Per Engadget, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said at CES 2016 this week that his company is going to release at least one new Android phone in 2016 while also saying that it doesn’t plan to release any phones based on its own …

BlackBerry 10 Market Share AOL Dial Up

BlackBerry 10 has become the AOL dial-up of smartphone platforms

December 30th, 2015

The best BlackBerry phone released this year was actually an Android phone. That about sums up the current state of BlackBerry 10, the mobile operating system that was unveiled with great fanfare in 2013 but has since spiraled steadily downward into the same black hole of irrelevance that consumed webOS and Firefox OS. In fact, BlackBerry …

BlackBerry 10 DoD Certification

U.S. Department of Defense throws BlackBerry 10 a welcome lifeline

March 27th, 2014

If there’s one mobile platform that needs a lifeline these days, it’s BlackBerry 10. BlackBerry’s hardware sales have been in free fall over the past year and most of the devices it has sold have been based on its legacy BlackBerry 7 platform. BlackBerry did announce some good news on Thursday, however, when it revealed that …

BlackBerry 10.3 Leaked Screenshots

Leaked screenshots show us BlackBerry’s potential Siri rival

March 24th, 2014

Despite BlackBerry’s dismally low market share in the U.S., it is still working on the next version of its operating system. And now we know what it will look like, thanks to some leaked screenshots picked up by PhoneArena. It looks like the new OS will feature an “Intelligent Assistant” that will presumably work like Siri or …

BlackBerry 10 Browser Test

BlackBerry 10 obliterates iOS and Android yet again in browser showdown

February 6th, 2014

More than a year ago, tests pitting BlackBerry’s new-at-the-time BlackBerry 10 web browser against mobile offerings from Apple and Microsoft saw BlackBerry’s offering smoke mobile Safari and Internet Explorer by a fairly wide margin. Plenty has changed since then — Apple released iOS 7 alongside a major redesign and Microsoft issued some updates as well — …

BlackBerry 10 Developer Revenues

One chart shows why BlackBerry 10 has struggled to attract developers

November 26th, 2013

While Windows Phone has been steadily closing its app gap, BlackBerry 10 has continued to languish far behind. Business Insider has created a chart using data from mobile analytics firm VisionMobile that illustrates why BlackBerry still can’t get Instagram, Snapchat and Vine to make native apps for its BlackBerry 10 platform. Essentially, there’s not nearly …

BlackBerry 10 Developer Support

App developers refuse to give up on BlackBerry 10

September 27th, 2013

BlackBerry is not in a good place right now, having just posted a billion-dollar loss for the second fiscal quarter. But there is some good news to be found on Friday — according to a report from Digitimes, application developers aren’t yet ready to bail on BlackBerry 10. The Taiwan-based website recently surveyed the scene …