Tech giants sue Samsung and Google
Android / Apple / BlackBerry / Google / HTC / Microsoft / Samsung / Sony

Tech giants sue Samsung and Google

A group of tech giants known as the Rockstar Consortium is suing Google, Samsung, HTC and others over alleged mobile phone patent infringements. Rockstar, jointly owned by Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, Ericsson and Sony, is targeting manufacturers of phones that run the rival Google Android operating system. Rockstar spent $4.5bn (£2.8bn) buying thousands of Nortel patents … Continue reading

BlackBerry reveals new Dev Alpha C handset with physical keyboard
BlackBerry / Mobile Phones

BlackBerry reveals new Dev Alpha C handset with physical keyboard

BlackBerry unveiled an update to its SDK and debuted the QWERTY-sporting Dev Alpha C handset at its Jam in Amsterdam to help coders build apps for BB devices with physical keyboards. It announced the WebWorks SDK, which will support apps for the launched Blackberry Q10 handset also.The software kit will let physical keyboards work “just … Continue reading

Limited Edition BlackBerry Z10 coming for developers; puts the Iron Man suit to shame
BlackBerry / Mobile Phones

Limited Edition BlackBerry Z10 coming for developers; puts the Iron Man suit to shame

Blackberry has announced at its Blackberry Jam event in Amsterdam that it’ll have a Limited Edition Z10 smartphone dressed in a shade of red that would put Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit to shame for developers only. It’ll release just 12,000 of the devices, but extended the previous deadline application for qualified to February 28th. … Continue reading

BlackBerry gets help from Trend Micro in the fight against malware
BlackBerry / Miscellaneous / Software

BlackBerry gets help from Trend Micro in the fight against malware

In the race to the starting line, BlackBerry pulled out all the stops in order to deliver an app library that’s 70,000 strong, but now the firm’s looking to Trend Micro in an effort to keep malicious software at bay. Specifically, the phone maker will begin scanning all current and future BlackBerry World apps with … Continue reading

Jelly Bean update planned for BlackBerry 10 Android runtime
BlackBerry / Software

Jelly Bean update planned for BlackBerry 10 Android runtime

BlackBerry 10’s Android runtime layer will be updated to Jelly Bean. Reports of the announcement, which should please users looking to shore up the platform’s app selection, surfaced this morning, apparently stemming from the company’s developer-focused BB Jam Europe event in Amsterdam. Unfortunately no timetable has yet been announced. In the meantime, current Z10 owners … Continue reading

BlackBerry chief confirms BB10 update for all the existing PlayBooks
BlackBerry / Software / Tablet PC

BlackBerry chief confirms BB10 update for all the existing PlayBooks

BlackBerry’s latest BlackBerry 10 OS will be available for all the existing PlayBook tablets, confirmed Thorsten Heins, during the Q&A session after the platform’s launch. The different variants of the 7″ PlayBook tablets will soon be on the latest version of the OS. According to Heins, BlackBerry is currently trying to figure a way to … Continue reading