Back before iOS and Android pretty much dominated the smartphone landscape, there were several other mobile platforms in play as well, such as BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone. This meant that developers had to release apps on more than just two platforms, but like we said, given iOS and Android’s dominance, it isn’t surprising that support for other platforms is being dropped.
In today’s smartphone landscape, it is clear that iOS and Android more or less control the market, whereas back in the day you would have competition from the likes of Windows Phone and Blackberry. However despite iOS and Android being the dominant platforms today, there are still some who might be holding out on older devices.
It has been over two years since BlackBerry shipped a handset running its own operating system. The last BB10 OS-powered handset was released in 2015. The company has since been making Android-powered devices and it won’t be going back to its own OS again. Those who still own a BB10 OS device would be interested in finding out that BlackBerry has decided to shut down the BlackBerry World app store […]
It has been a long time since BlackBerry launched a smartphone powered by its own BlackBerry 10 operating system. Despite making a big deal out of the BB10 OS launch a couple of years ago, the company was unable to win over customers from Android and iOS and ended up making Android smartphones. It has long been speculated that no new BB10 devices will be released and BlackBerry itself confirmed […]
It has been a while since BlackBerry released a handset powered by its own BlackBerry 10 OS, so naturally, there is speculation about the future of this platform particularly when the next crop of handsets from BlackBerry is expected to run Android. It was reported yesterday that BlackBerry had sent a letter to Verizon and AT&T confirming that it had ceased production of BB10 OS devices but the company has […]
BlackBerry has released a major software update today which brings a handful of new features for older BB10 smartphones that haven’t received a major update since OS 10.2.1 in 2014. It brings features that came preinstalled on latest devices, the BlackBerry Passport and Classic, so OS 10.3.1 is going to appeal more to users who have devices like the Z30, Z3, Z10, Q10 and the Q5. The update is also being […]
BlackBerry, a company that once looked unstoppable, has since seen its market share being gnawed away by a new generation of smartphones. In fact, they have not quite thrown in the towel just yet, but in their latest Passport design, that too, has received plenty of criticism and flak from the masses who are more used to aesthetically pleasing designs, leading BlackBerry to get all apologetic about it. Well, we […]
BlackBerry has made a couple of interesting announcements today and none of them are related to its much rumored sale. The company finally unveiled its first phablet, the BlackBerry Z30 has now been announced and it is going to hit shelves in the near future. Other than that, the release timeframe for Blackberry OS 10.2 has also been revealed. BlackBerry says that the update is going to be released for […]
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins had said earlier this year that the company will release an “exciting new flagship.” Given the amount of recent leaks regarding an unreleased BB device, it is believed that he was referring to the company’s first ever phablet. Long associated with the A10 codename, it is now being rumored that the BlackBerry Z30 will be launched in Asia next week. The phablet is expected to make […]