Topic: blackberry

BlackBerry BBM for Android Wear, the Eye Tribe’s SDK for Android, and KitKat is cramping Lollipop’s uptake—SD Times news digest: Jan. 8, 2015

BlackBerry is jumping into the wearables space. The company just announced BBM support for a wide range of Android Wear wearable devices. “The integration of BBM to support wearable technology is just one way we’re expanding the capabilities of our portfolio and delivering exciting options for customers to easily access BlackBerry’s cross-platform technologies,” said Herman … continue reading

SD Times news digest: August 5, 2014—Dell’s mood-reading software, Docker sells dotCloud, BlackBerry ends restructuring, and battery-free wearables

Dell is creating mood-reading software As soon as 2017, Dell software could be reading your moods. Dell Enterprise Group CTO Jai Menon told the BBC that Dell’s research and development division is working with hardware manufacturers including Neurosky to build headsets that accurately identify the wearer’s emotional state. A pair of Dell researchers has already … continue reading

SD Times news digest: July 17, 2014—BlackBerry’s virtual assistant and RightScale’s self-service portal

BlackBerry takes on Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana BlackBerry has announced a new feature expected for BlackBerry 10.3: BlackBerry Assistant, a virtual assistant similar to Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana. The virtual assistant is voice-activated and helps manage simple tasks such as searching e-mail and calendar, sending invitations, and figuring out what’s trending on Twitter. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: July 8, 2014—Microsoft’s IoT SDK, educational Python and BlackBerry’s square phone

Blackberry defends square Passport smartphone; LLVM updates Windows support; Python tops introductory CS languages … continue reading

BlackBerry abandons sale for new investment; CEO Thorsten Heins steps down

Fairfax switches tracks after failing to fund initial $4.7 billion investment … continue reading

BlackBerry goes private; acquired by Fairfax Financial Holdings in $4.7 billion deal

Company says it will press on with the BlackBerry 10 smartphone anyway … continue reading

Seventy-nine percent of mobile malware attacks directed at Android OS

Large market share and open-source architecture put a hacker bullseye on Android’s back … continue reading

SD Times Blog: One developer accounts for more than one-third of BlackBerry World apps

BerryReview’s discovery calls into question the quality of BlackBerry App World’s boasted app quantity … continue reading

From the Editors: It’s wow—or doom—for BlackBerry

BlackBerry took steps in the right direction, but it still needs more; we hope perceptual computing catches on … continue reading

A developer’s guide to BlackBerry 10

Variety of development kits provides options for devices, which are not yet readily available … continue reading

Embattled RIM shows updated developer tools

BlackBerry Jam America plays host to more cohesive, coherent developer strategy from embattled RIM … continue reading

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