Apparently, the U.S. military is on high alert with regard to BlackBerry.
In particular, the US Air Force has announced plans to swap out approximately 5,000 BlackBerry devices in favor of Apple’s iPhone and iPad.
According to published reports over the weekend, this latest move on the part of military officials is the next step in the largely unavoidable retirement of all BlackBerry products used in an official capacity by USAF personnel.
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As the first full week of 2014 gets underway, predictions of what the new year will bring to the world of mobile are rolling out at a fast clip.
Not surprisingly, however, many of the trends observed in 2013 are expected to continue well into 2014 and beyond.
One of these patterns involves Apple picking up more of BlackBerry’s slack on enterprise mobility. Bill Seibel, founder of Mobiquity, recently shared with Forbes his expectations for Apple’s enterprise power-play.
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It’s another black eye for BlackBerry.
On Friday, the embattled Canadian smartphone maker reported losses totaling $4.4 billion and a 56 percent decline in revenue for its fiscal third quarter.
BlackBerry’s loss of 67 cents per share also missed Street expectations of a 46-cent per-share loss.
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Two more longtime BlackBerry executives have left the embattled Canadian smartphone-maker.
We learned late Monday that the latest resignations represent the fifth and sixth top executive departures in as many weeks.
Rick Costanzo, executive vice president for global sales, and Chris Wormald, vice president for Strategic Alliances, are both out at BlackBerry, having voluntarily stepped down to pursue other endeavors.
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This is the first time – and hopefully the last time – MMW has mentioned Justin Bieber. But invoking the pop star’s name is not without mobile merit today. Just ask the folks at BlackBerry.
This week, an in-depth look at the rise and fall of BlackBerry (a must-read piece from BusinessWeek) exposes how the iPhone, and not BlackBerry, ultimately won the heart of Justin Bieber.
Several years ago, we’re told, Justin Bieber wanted to be BlackBerry’s official “brand ambassador.” That’s the new admission from Vincent Washington, a senior business development manager at BlackBerry (from 2001 through 2011).
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In a rare positive headline for BlackBerry these days, the embattled smartphone maker is finding a renewed spark of hope (and corresponding success) in the enterprise.
This week, BlackBerry announced enhancements to its surging multi-OS enterprise mobility management solution with the release of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) version 10.2.
BES10 customers including Morgan Stanley, Boeing, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and Secusmart are currently participating in the BES10 version 10.2 Early Adopter and Beta programs, and are running the new version in a test environment.
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New data from ad buying platform and mobile DSP Adfonic shows that Apple’s iOS accounted for 63% of all global impressions during Q3 of 2013.
Overall, that’s a 3% jump over the previous quarter.
Additionally, worldwide ad impressions recorded from devices running iOS impressively doubled those from Android. This comes as further affirmation that there’s much higher web engagement from iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users.
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