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BlackBerry admits Android, iOS helped cause their demise

With BlackBerry’s recent withdrawal from the consumer market, and subsequent revelation that they lost $1 billion last quarter, we were all left to reminisce on just what led to their downfall. Some pointed to the iPhone, which led the charge into a new frontier of smart devices. Some said the proliferation of Android was too much, and Google’s free-to-use services were just too much for RIM Blackberry.

Samsung Solutions Exchange program for businesses launched

As if the struggling company doesn't have enough to worry about, Blackberry, if it survives long enough, might have a new fierce rival as Samsung opens up its Samsung Solutions Exchange. Rather than simply being yet another store filled with business-friendly apps, Solutions Exchange is also a program to bring in developers to port or create apps that directly answer the needs of Samsung's enterprise customers.

BlackBerry acquired by Fairfax Financial for $4.7 billion

Say goodbye to Blackberry. Well we can say goodbye officially considering we all have known this was coming for quite some time. Not to mention the earnings report last week showing nearly $1 billion in loss, things weren't looking too good. Just hitting the wires is news that BlackBerry has been acquired by a Canadian Financial company for the tune of $4.7 billion.

BBM for Android available globally September 21st

This afternoon we finally have an official release date from Blackberry regarding their popular BBM for Android. After countless leaks, fakes in the Google Play Store, and more, they've just confirmed all the details this afternoon. BBM for Android will be available globally for everyone (no exclusives) starting September 21st in the Google Play Store, then launch for iOS on the 22nd.

BBM for Android again tipped for release this Friday

The BBM release date rumors continue. At this point it seems likely they will continue right up until the time the app lands in the Play Store. Before that happens though, it looks like we have another post dealing with the potential release date. This latest comes by way of the Indonesian language TecknoUp who have recently shared what appears to be an invite to a BBM launch event.
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