The tepid response to the news that BBM will be available for iOS and Android should be a wake up call for Microsoft and its strategy for Microsoft Office.
Industries like finance and healthcare may take a closer look at iOS now that it has the Pentagon seal of approval.
Windows Phone is riding high(ish) right now, but Microsoft will have to combat a surging BlackBerry 10 gain traction in carrier stores if it wants to hold on to the bronze.
During the BlackBerry Live conference, the company announced plans to make BBM available as a free app on Android and iOS this summer.
The BlackBerry Q10 will please die-hard fans of physical keyboards, but the phone's buggy navigation and lack of app support will leave most people wanting more.
Struggling BlackBerry gets a boost as the U.S. Department of Defense clears the use of devices running BlackBerry 10 as well as a version of Android.
The U.S. Department of Defense has cleared BlackBerry 10 smartphones and PlayBook tablets for use on its networks, amid reports that the department may also clear devices from Samsung Electronics and Apple.
Many BlackBerry 10 apps are not yet compatible with the new BlackBerry Q10, expected to arrive in the U.S. later this month.
BlackBerry and Samsung have separately launched security and management software with dual-personality features for their latest Z10 and Galaxy S4 smartphones, both designed to meet the demands of a growing BYOD marketplace.