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The Q5 device, a producted targeted for emerging markets, will be available this summer. It is the firm's third smartphone to run the new BlackBerry 10 system. Research firm Ovum says the phone could be a major boost for BlackBerry. And BlackBerry's CEO says the company has "reached solid ground."
The move would give Apple the chance to eventually compete for military market share with BlackBerry, the Pentagon's dominant smartphone supplier, and Samsung, which gained the department's certification earlier this month.
While the military has relied on BlackBerrys, which have consistently received federal certification for protecting sensitive data, it had announced its intention to open its networks to Android and Apple alternatives, setting up a smartphone battle.
As smartphone sales surpass those of regular mobile phones for the first time, Samsung continues to grow rapidly but Apple iPhone shipments are slowing, two research firms report.
Review: The keys are comfortably spaced and nicely sculpted, with a solid feel that will be familiar to the faithful. I haven't been a regular BlackBerry user for several years, but once the old muscle memory kicked in, I was able to rattle along as I did when Bill Clinton was still president.
The Canadian smartphone maker, which maintains an operation in the Triangle, reported a surprise profit in the fourth quarter, helped by a cost-cutting program, even as its sales missed analyst projections.
BlackBerry, the beleaguered Canadian smartphone maker whose once solid market share has eroded to touchscreen offerings from competitors, announced that it has received its biggest customer order ever.
For the second time since January, a top Lenovo executive hints that the world's No. 2 PC manufacturer and a growing player in smartphone industry might be interested in acquiring BlackBerry. Monday's talk sent BlackBerry shares up 11 percent.
The Z10 will sell for $199.99 with a two-year agreement, AT&T said today in a statement. It is the first phone to run BlackBerry's new BB10 operating system, the linchpin of the Canadian smartphone company's comeback bid.
Will the recently renamed BlackBerry - formerly known as Research In Motion - get a new lease on life with its Z10 smartphone? Buyers in the U.S. reportedly will get a chance to reignite "Crackberry" fever on March 22, sources tell Bloomberg.
Good news for BlackBerry came in two doses Thursday: T-Mobile says testing of the new BlackBerry Z10 is going well and it aims to be the first provider in the U.S. to sell the phone. Plus, an upgrade from Wells Fargo bolstered its stock.
Meanwhile, the chief executive of Research In Motion said he's disappointed the new phone won't be released in the United States until mid-March. He says the company will be "aggressive in the U.S. market."