BlackBerry reports strong orders in Great White North debut

02/5/2013 | Wall Street Journal, The · Reuters · CIO.com · Engadget

It was fitting that the Canadian-based BlackBerry debuted its Z10 smartphone in its home country on Tuesday with carriers there reporting solid demand for the handsets. In a speech, CEO Thorsten Heins vowed to return BlackBerry to its former glory, saying the new BlackBerry 10 platform will enable the company to reclaim its role as a major mobile power. Also, a BlackBerry blog post revealed the company and developer Unity are writing an add-on aimed at making it simpler to write gaming applications for the platform. And BlackBerry reportedly confirmed that it will update the operating system's Android runtime layer to include Android 4.1, known as "Jelly Bean."

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