BlackBerry has announced a deal with Microsoft to bring the BBM BlackBerry Messenger application to Windows Phone 8.
The new Windows Phone BBM app will offer features including BBM Chats, BBM Feeds and group messaging.
BlackBerry has announced that its BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) device management solution is now available as a hosted service through third-party partners.
It means businesses no longer need to run BES10 on their own IT equipment.
BlackBerry has appointed Marty Beard as Chief Operating Officer with immediate effect.
Until last month Mr Beard was Chairman and CEO of cloud-based customer service specialist LiveOps.
Podcast - 9th July 2014
We have a varied collection of mobile industry news stories in this week's podcast, including new rules affecting airline passengers with smartphones.
We also talk about BlackBerry giving up its European research centre, Vodafone installing fibre-optic broadband, Samsung's profits, spending on mobile advertising, M2M adoption and WiFi on trains.
The Volkswagen Group has agreed to take over BlackBerry’s European research and development centre, which is based in the German city of Bochum.
As part of the acquisition, it’s created a new business called Volkswagen Infotainment GmbH.