Persuading developers to get on board is essential for the success of BlackBerry 10. Here's what RIM has done so far and a rundown of the tools developers can use to build for BlackBerry 10.
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RIM has released BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 software, which allows businesses to manage a fleet of BlackBerry 10, iOS, or Android devices, in anticipation of the launch of its first BlackBerry 10 handsets at the end of January.
BlackBerry maker RIM could license its software to other companies or sell off its hardware production, according to chief executive Thorsten Heins, who has also hinted that BlackBerry software could be found in a wider array of products.
Research In Motion says it will release the 'gold' software development kit for its BlackBerry 10 within weeks, allowing developers to ready their apps for the long-awaited platform's launch at the end of January.
Research In Motion has rolled out its mobile device management software — BlackBerry Mobile Fusion — in a bid to manage Apple iOS and Android devices in the enterprise. What's unclear is whether Mobile Fusion can get RIM into the bring-your-own-device wave via the backdoor.
Apple, Verizon, RIM and other companies distance themselves from Carrier IQ, and a U.S. senator queries the company. But it's unclear what information the software actually transmits.
The new plan for RIM revolves around focusing on what it does best for mobile device management software---asset management, configuration, security policies, group administration and centralized management.
No support planned as yet for Windows Phone, but it could be added if there is demand.
Canadian phonemaker postpones software upgrade of its tablet to next February, leading one analyst to say delay "not a good sign" and device has no future.
A small New Mexico, US, company claims that RIM is courting customer "confusion" over its own "BBx" software.
The BlackBerry maker has reportedly agreed to buy Dublin-based NewBay, which develops 'white-label' mobile phone software that lets people share and store photos, video and other content
Acquisition of Irish company, which provides photo, video and social network tools for smartphones and computers, will help boost Canadian phonemaker's efforts to catch up with rival offerings, according to reports.
BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has acquired software firm NewBay in a $100 million deal, according to various reports.
Lacklustre uptake for the BlackBerry tablet has contributed to a 50-percent drop in profits for RIM, which is counting on an upcoming software update to revive its fortunes
RIM software CTO David Yach discusses a single BlackBerry OS that works on two very different devices, and the tie-up with Bing that is about more than search
Parnterships with RIM and Nokia mean we're about to enter an interesting juncture with Microsoft's mobile strategy: The software giant will have distribution and partnerships in place to make a run. Will consumers buy in?
RIM is set to release the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet in just a few days, yet based on initial reviews the company is still changing the hardware and software that will ship to early customers.
Carrier-backed mobile app stores operated by Wholesale Applications Community sustainable but face challenges such as limited app functionality due to apps' "write once, run anywhere" trait, say industry analysts.
Research in Motion said it was acquiring user interface experts The Astonishing Tribe to focus on the PlayBook and BlackBerry.
DataViz makes excellent software products for mobile platforms like Documents To Go and RoadSync and has announced no webOS client is coming. They may also have been purchased by RIM.