BlackBerry Z10 owners on AT&T are about to get a long-awaited bump in the OS software running on their phone.
After erroneously posting an update cycle earlier this summer, BlackBerry announced on Tuesday that AT&T's BlackBerry 10.1 OS software update is ready to go.
AT&T will send the update " >over the air. According to BlackBerry, you can also go the old-fashioned route with a USB cable and the BlackBerry software management app. Updates can take up to 30 minutes with this method, BlackBerry warns, so give yourself plenty of time. … Read more
BlackBerry investors aren't happy about its progress in the U.S., and let it be known during the company's annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday.
The company's executives fielded a number of questions -- and some not-so-veiled criticism -- about the mixed response that the new BlackBerry 10 smartphones have received in the U.S. One investor went as far as calling the U.S. launch a "disaster."
While BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins disagreed with that characterization, he acknowledged that the company still had a lot of work to do in the U.S.
"It'… Read more
BlackBerry's "solid ground" just got shakier.
The company on Friday posted a loss in its fiscal first quarter, whereas analysts had projected at profit. Compounding the negativity was the eventual disclosure that it only sold 2.7 million BlackBerry 10 devices in the quarter and saw its subscriber base fall by 4 million to 72 million.
It was a bad day for BlackBerry all around. The surprising and disappointing numbers underscore the continued challenges the company faces as it continues its slow efforts for a recovery. But with losses expected to continue piling up, some are wondering … Read more
BlackBerry sold a humbling 2.7 million BlackBerry 10 devices in its fiscal first quarter.
The company disclosed on a conference call Friday that 40 percent of the 6.8 million total BlackBerrys it sold in the period, which ended June 1, ran on its much-ballyhooed next-generation platform.
That's a number that most on Wall Street regarded as disappointing. Sanford Bernstein analyst Pierre Ferragu, for instance, had expected sales of 3 million units.
The sales figure likely represents the number of units sold to carriers, or the "ship in" figure. It's unclear what the "sell … Read more
BlackBerry may have shown a bit of progress in sales of its new smartphones, but its loss left many industry watchers surprised and disappointed.
The Waterloo, Ontario, company on Friday posted a loss of $84 million, or 16 cents a share, in its fiscal first quarter, which ended June 1. That was narrower than the loss of $518 million, or 99 cents a share, from a year ago. Excluding one-time items, the company lost $67 million, or 13 cents a share. Revenue rose 9 percent to $3.1 billion.
Analysts, on average, expected BlackBerry to post revenue of $3.36 … Read more
BlackBerry Z10 owners on AT&T still can't get the latest update to the BlackBerry operating system.
Earlier on Friday, the BlackBerry OS 10.1 update for the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone was rolled out via AT&T. But that update was actually posted in error, a BlackBerry spokesperson told CNET.
BlackBerry now advises Z10 users who receive a software update notification to disregard it. The company said it's working closely with AT&T to deploy the official update soon.
This means that AT&T and BlackBerry are still behind in launching BB OS 10.… Read more
BlackBerry has issued a security advisory notice to those who have bought its flagship Z10 touchscreen smartphone -- the first BlackBerry 10 device to launch following the company's bid for revival, back in February.
The advisory, which was issued last week, notes a bug that relates to BlackBerry Protect, its security and backup utility, rather than the phone's operating system itself.
According to the advisory, an escalation of privilege vulnerability exists in the software of some Z10 phones that could allow a malicious app to "take advantage" of weak permissions in the in-built … Read more
BlackBerry's next flagship smartphone, the all-touchscreen BlackBerry A10, will launch during the holidays, CNET has learned.
The BlackBerry A10 is the successor to the Z10, and further builds upon the company's burgeoning lineup of devices. The A10 will occupy the highest tier, moving the Z10 and keyboard-equipped Q10 to the midtier. The lower-end Q5 will continue to occupy the lower, more affordable strata. By quickly expanding its product line, the company is hoping it can better cater to consumers of varying income levels.
The A10 continues BlackBerry's push to prove to consumers and the industry that it … Read more