Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry on Friday posted an unexpected first quarter loss and disappointing sales figures for its new phones, sending its share price tumbling in early trading.
Modern BlackBerrys with physical keyboards are now available in the U.S., months after the touch-screen versions went on sale.
The first keyboard-equipped BlackBerry sporting the company's radically new operating system is hitting U.S. stores this week.
Google's Android mobile system boosted its lead in the global smartphone market over Apple in early 2013, while Microsoft's Windows edged into third place, a survey showed Thursday.
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion says it will offer its once-popular BlackBerry Messenger service on competing devices.
Google's Android mobile operating system grabbed three out of four smartphones sold in the world in the first quarter of 2013, extending its gains over Apple and its iPhone, a survey showed Tuesday.
Industry tracker comScore on Friday reported that Apple gained ground in the US smartphone market, nibbling into the lead held by handsets powered by Google's Android software.
Samsung Electronics Co. says the U.S. Department of Defense has approved using Samsung smartphones for its networks.
The maker of the BlackBerry expects a new version of the phone with a physical keyboard will be available in the U.S. by the end of May.
Taking a cue from the auto industry, phone sellers are tempting consumers with trade-in offers. In fact, there's probably a good-size down payment on a new smartphone in your pocket now.