BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins thinks it's about time Apple starts innovating again.
Speaking to the Australian Financial Review in an interview published today, Heins acknowledged that Apple "did a fantastic job in bringing touch devices to market [and] they did a fantastic job with the user interface," but he thinks the company might have become too complacent.
"History repeats itself again I guess ... the rate of innovation is so high in our industry that if you don't innovate at that speed you can be replaced pretty quickly," Heins told AFR. "The user interface … Read more
BlackBerry issued invitations this morning for a March 21 event in New York to launch its new Z10 smartphone and BlackBerry 10 OS.
That timing would place the event the day before the Z10 is scheduled to land in AT&T stores and be available to the carrier's customers. AT&T, which started preorders this week, is the first U.S. carrier to release the device, which runs on the new BlackBerry 10 OS.
With promised performances by Janelle Monae, Young the Giant, and DJ Z-Trip, the event should be more party than press conference. BlackBerry Global … Read more
BlackBerry has built up a nice head of steam. The question is whether it can keep the momentum going.
So far, there's been a lot to like about the BlackBerry Z10's launch. Early consumer sales have been stronger than expected; retailers have acknowledged strong demand; and BlackBerry said an "established partner" placed an order for 1 million units -- the largest order in the company's history.
All of this is fuel for BlackBerry's turnaround ambitions. The company hopes its next-generation BlackBerry 10 platform, led by the Z10, gives existing BlackBerry users a reason to … Read more
BlackBerry announced today that an "established partner" has ordered 1 million BlackBerry 10 devices. Though a company spokeswoman declined to name the partner in a phone call with CNET, the order is the largest single purchase in the company's history.
The news came just as Verizon Wireless revealed that it would start accepting preorders for the new BlackBerry Z10 beginning at 8 a.m. ET tomorrow. Devices will then arrive in stores and be available for direct purchase online two weeks later on March 28.
Big Red, which promised that it would carry the Z10 moments after … Read more
AT&T is getting its first BlackBerry 10 device on March 22.
The carrier announced today that the touch-screen BlackBerry Z10 smartphone will be available for pre-order on March 12 and will go on sale in AT&T stores and online on March 22. The device will cost $199.99 with a two-year contract.
The BlackBerry Z10 is the first smartphone to launch with the new BlackBerry 10 software. It's also the first BlackBerry device to operate over AT&T's 4G LTE network. The touch-screen device has a 4.2-inch high-resolution display and an 8-megapixel … Read more