There’s no sugar coating the fact that BlackBerry’s hardware division hasn’t been able to produce a truly spectacular device this year that would have caught the market’s attention, and even brought in substantial revenues for the company. It all started with the first BB10 device, the Z10. A few months after its release, the company released the Q10 and a few months after that, the Q5 and closed off the year with its Z30 phablet. All of these devices are powered by its new BlackBerry 10 platform announced in January. However, in the previous quarter, BlackBerry had to take a $1 billion hit due to unsold inventory, which goes to show that its devices didn’t perform well. The constant losses has many people wondering why the company doesn’t just stop making devices and simply focus on its enterprise technologies? Citigroup analyst Ehud Gelblum thinks that the cost involved with shutting down its hardware division would end up sucking its cash balance dry.
We reported last month that Rockstar is going to release Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for mobile devices in December. At that point in time, Rockstar did not provide a concrete release date. If you have been waiting to go back to the early 90s where CJ and the Grove Street Families owned the town, you don’t have to wait any longer. GTA: San Andreas for iOS has been released.
Unfortunately, the app is being rolled out in stages, which means that it isn’t live in all countries at this point in time. Folks in New Zealand can already get their hands on it through the app store, it is expected that the title will make its way to the U.S. App Store in a couple of hours. GTA: San Andreas will actually be available on Android and Kindle Fire devices as well. While there hasn’t been any word of the title going live on the Play Store just yet, it is believed that GTA: San Andreas will be released on iOS and Android on the very same day, so its possible that we might see the Android version later in the day. Select Windows Phone and Kindle Fire devices, which run a highly forked version of Android, are also expected to receive the title in the near future.