BlackBerry 10 is a complete, QNX-based redesign of its aging BlackBerry operating system, and is geared toward reversing RIM's sliding sales numbers and rekindling interest in the company's devices and services. RIM CEO Thorsten Heins told a German newspaper he wants to have 70,000 apps in the company's BlackBerry app storefront for its launch.
Research In Motion reported that developers submitted 15,000 applications for its new BlackBerry 10 operating system during a virtual Community Port-A-Thon event running over the weekend.
The numbers are in, and it's time to make sense of the data. ABI Research's Michael Morgan checks out the world's 11 largest branded cell phone makers in the third quarter of 2012, providing sales data as well as insight into their strategy and competitive position in the market.
Nokia wants to block sales of BlackBerry phones in a number of key countries, including the UK, if Research In Motion does not agree to a deal to pay new patent royalties.
SAN DIEGO--Research In Motion is now accepting applications built for its forthcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system. The company said BB10 apps submitted to the company "are guaranteed to be reviewed, tested and ready for publishing when BlackBerry 10 launches in Q1 2013."
Burgeoning sales of low-end Nokia devices are helping Microsoft's Windows Phone platform to challenge BlackBerry maker Research In Motion for third place in Europe's rankings, according to data collected by research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
RIM is hoping developers will be starting a lot of app "somethings" over the next year as it gears up to launch its next-generation BlackBerry 10 devices in the first quarter of next year after a long delay and a series of missteps. Can RIM right the ship?
Alec Saunders, RIM's vice-president of developer relations, says he knows Research In Motion's strategy for consumer app developers is working: When someone approaches him at a BlackBerry Jam session with something already in the works.
Almost half of UK mobile users (47 per cent) now own a smartphone, according to latest research from YouGov's Technology and Telecoms team. The research organisation said Apple's iPhone leads the way
Research In Motion was accused of infringing on six wireless patents owned by NXP Semiconductor, according to legal documents filed by the Dutch-based chipset maker.
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