According to a Wall Street Journal report, individual retailers in the US and Canada have revealed that the sales of BlackBerry's keyboard-equipped smartphone - the BlackBerry Q10 - have been dismal.
In a move that will help Microsoft head off a proxy battle, the company revealed in a Friday announcement that it has worked out a deal with activist shareholder ValueAct Capital which has accumulated nearly 1 percent - approximately $2 billion - stake in the software giant.
Popular microblogging service Twitter has - through the Google Play app marketplace - launched a beta testing program on Android. The program is dubbed `Twitter for Android Experiment Program;' and Twitter has already started taking sign-ups for it.
Twitter's beta testing program on Android gives the users the ability to test the newest, yet-to-be-released builds of the social network's Android application.
On Friday, Microsoft made its $150 price cuts to the Surface Pro tablet permanent in the US. The Surface Pro discount was announced by Microsoft as a temporary sale on August 4, and was scheduled to remain effective only till August 30 or till the stock lasted. The discounts were applicable on Surface Pro tablets only in a few markets, including the US, Canada, and China.
On Friday, Finnish handset-maker Nokia said that it has commenced the roll out of its `Amber' software update for its Windows Phone 8-based Lumia smartphones, and added that the update will reach all the Lumia devices by the end of September.
Good News USA
- Vodafone NZ’s new ‘Red Home’ packages will offer UFB and 150 TV channels
- Vodafone NZ’s full-year profit plunged by more than two-thirds to $56 million
- Vodafone adding 34 European countries to ‘AU$5 per day’ international roaming option
- Telstra launches its new ‘Every Day Connect Data Share Packages’
- Voyager signs “multimillion-dollar deal” with submarine cable group Hawaiki