Blackberry announced its fourth quarter financials on Thursday, revealing that it has so far sold one million Blackberry Z10 smartphones.
Blackberry's financial results were a bit of a mixed bag. It posted a $94m profit for the fourth quarter, up from third quarter profits of just $14m, but also announced that its customer based had shrunk by three million during the three month period.
The Indian government reportedly has received the PIN details of BlackBerry handsets shipped to the country, and may ask for similar data of every BlackBerry handset worldwide to allow it to monitor messages between users in the country and abroad.
BlackBerry has patched a security vulnerability that allowed hackers to run malicious code on systems running its BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) software.
The bug, rated as "high severity", is triggered by specially crafted TIFF image files that travel into BES as users visit webpages, receive emails and exchange instant message conversations.
The BYOD phenomenon is old news, with support from most companies. For IT organizations, that means ensuring proper security and management over the mobile devices employees are likely to use. In the last year, Apple's iPhone and iPad have become the new corporate standards due to high user satisfaction and superior security capabilities.
Blackberry 10 has finally burst into the sunlight after spending a year deep in the earth maturing and developing features like adaptive typing, Hub, Flow, Peek, and a few other verbs. The phone leading the charge, the Blackberry Z10 (pronounced “zed-10” by all employees), is a bold but earnest attempt to give consumers what they want in both software and hardware. It certainly comes closer to doing so than any Blackberry handset in recent memory.