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U.S. Smartphone Market Share Numbers for Q1 2014

Nielsen this week released U.S. smartphone market share numbers, based on OS and manufacturer, for the first quarter of 2014. Among the notable findings, Apple gained OS share but lost ground in device-maker share, while HTC dropped two slots in the manufacturer ranking. Full Story »

BlackBerry Releases BES 10 Security Update to Address 'Heartbleed' Flaw

BlackBerry's BES 10 software was updated on Tuesday to fix a security issue related to the "Heartbleed" OpenSSL vulnerability.

How To

How to Switch From iPhone 5S to BlackBerry Z30 (and Why)

Spend some time with a BlackBerry 10 device and you just might put your iPhone away for good. contributor Paul Mah did. Here he outlines the nine steps it takes to move from an iPhone 5S to a BlackBerry Z30.


BlackBerry Presses for Immediate Halt to Typo Keyboards

BlackBerry has asked a California court to immediately block sales of an add-on iPhone keyboard made by Typo, alleging the startup backed by TV and radio personality Ryan Seacrest misled the court.


BlackBerry CEO: I'll Kill Off BlackBerry Phones if They Don't Start Making Money

BlackBerry yanked its phones from T-Mobile stores after a T-Mobile ad campaign suggested customers should trade in their BlackBerry for an iPhone, but on Thursday, new BlackBerry CEO John Chen said he's not averse to snuffing out the iconic handsets completely if BlackBerry phones don't start making money once again.


Jury Rules Against NXP in Patent Dispute with BlackBerry

A jury in Florida has decided in favor of BlackBerry in a patent dispute with NXP.


BlackBerry Pushes Upcoming BBM Protected for End-to-End Encrypted Messaging

BlackBerry is promoting an upcoming end-to-end encrypted messaging service called BBM Protected for industries that need the highest levels of security.


T-Mobile Offers Credits to Retain BlackBerry Customers

T-Mobile's CEO John Legere said Thursday he was disappointed with BlackBerry's decision this week to split with the carrier, and offered credits to hold on to dedicated BlackBerry users among its customers.

News analysis

Financial Services Firms See Mobile Boom, But Blackberry and CIO Roles Fade

The financial services industry is on the verge of a mobile explosion. The number of smartphones will double in the next year. However, BlackBerry use is headed in the opposite direction as companies migrate to other mobile platforms. The role of CIOs in mobililty is also fading.


Windows Phone Passes BlackBerry in U.S., comScore Says

Windows Phone has passed BlackBerry as the third-largest smartphone platform within the United States, according to a Friday report by comScore.

Advice & Opinion

Everything's Coming Up BlackBerry!

You have to admire the wide-eyed optimism of anyone predicting that BlackBerry's due for a turnaround, particularly at Apple's expense.


Sub-$200 BlackBerry Phone Coming in April From Foxconn

The first BlackBerry phone produced by China's Foxconn will debut in April in Indonesia, the CEO of the phone maker said Tuesday.


BlackBerry CEO Says Here to Compete, Regain Lost Ground

BlackBerry will launch a new version of its enterprise management server software later this year that the company hopes will strengthen its business with major corporations and help turn around its fortunes.


T-Mobile Accuses BlackBerry CEO of Being Anti-Choice

Just when it appeared to be over, a public battle of words between senior executives at BlackBerry and T-Mobile USA has reignited.


BlackBerry Chief 'Outraged' By T-Mobile's iPhone Promotion

Relations between BlackBerry and T-Mobile have turned frosty after a promotion last week saw T-Mobile BlackBerry users offered a cheap iPhone.