Service and Software Is BlackBerry Ltd’s Future
In the hopes that it might offset dwindling sales of mobile devices, BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) plans to sell some of its software on “Google Play.” The idea is that users of “Android” smartphones could download it, boosting sales. The company will offer its suite of “BlackBerry Hub” applications, which includes a unified inbox, a password manager, and a calendar, among other features. Will this help BlackBerry stock recover, though?
The jury is still out on that, but.
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PATHANKOT: “Salaam Alaikum” was the reply when the gunman of the Superintendent of Police, who was thrashed by suspected Pakistani terrorists, called up on his mobile number after the news of the SP’s abduction along with his associates spread.
However, after the gunman told the call receiver that the mobile phone belonged to SP Salwinder Singh, the call was disconnected. It was the last conversation which was made on the SP’s phone, which is believed to be used by the terrorists to make calls to Pakistan.
“After we got alert about the incident (SP’S abduction), I tried making call on SP sahib’s number. At around 3:26 am, the call got connected. When I said ‘hello’, the reply from other side came ‘Salaam Alaikum’. I asked ‘aap kaun’ (who are you)? The receiver said ‘aap kaun’? Then I told him this is my SP sahib’s number. The call receiver said ‘SP sahib kaun’ (who SP sahib?). Then he disconnected the line,” said SP’s gunman Kulwinder Singh.
“I continued to say ‘hello, hello’ but the phone line was disconnected,” Singh told PTI today. “It was the last call made on SP sahib’s phone number,” said Singh, who is SP Salwinder Singh’s gunman for the last about five years.
SP’s driver Rajpal Singh said, “After I got information from the control room about the incident, I also tried calling SP sahib’s both mobile numbers. But I failed to connect it.”
Yesterday, Punjab police had not ruled out the possibility that suspected militants had used SP’s mobile to make a call to Pakistan. Suspected Pakistani terrorists in army uniform had abducted and thrashed the Superintendent of Police and his two associates before dumping them some distance away and speeding away in his vehicle in the wee hours of Friday near Kathlore bridge here.
SP Salwinder Singh, who was recently transferred as Assistant Commandant, 75th Battalion, Punjab Armed Police (PAP), said he and his friend Rajesh Verma, along with his cook Mohan Lal, were coming back after paying obeisance at Narot Jaimal Singh block last night when four-five men signalled them to stop their vehicle. The SP added that they were overpowered by the suspected militants who drove away with them in their SUV. The SP and Lal were dumped near some distance while Verma was was thrown off the vehicle after some time with injury marks on his body. Police had recovered SP’s vehicle at Tajpur village near Dhira here near Indo-Pak border.
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Carrie Doyle | December 25, 2015, 20:22
Apple seeks $180 million morefrom Samsung in patent battle
It’s not clear which Samsung mobiles Apple is seeking damages for because a majority of the records are sealed from public screening at this time. Still, after recent legal court proceedings most people thought that the fanfare is over. Apple Inc on Wednesday asked a USA judge to award it about US$180 million more in its long-running smartphone patent war with Samsung Electronics Co.
Since each of the offending smartphones remained on sale after the verdict was rendered in August 2012, the court decided that each type of phone would get its own per-unit amount in damages. Now, the Cupertino giant Apple is demanding more1. Samsung’s half-hearted sign to make peace with Apple has now been met by Apple’s request for an additional US$179 million in damages for their continued patent infringements with interest charges.
The new amount is for supplemental damages2, that is, damages for infringements after the cutoff date of the jury trial, which is $178.7 million plus an additional $1.2 million prejudgement interest totaling around $180 million. Additionally, Apple has also cultivated a highly profitable iPad business3 and launched a new Apple Watch that has in its first year become far more successful than all of Samsung’s various Gear watches sold over the past three years. These models all violated the patents upon which the court fight was based.
The two largest smartphone companies Apple and Samsung have filed over 40 patent lawsuits against each other, over the last few years.
There will be fiery court proceedings and legal jurisdictions once again.
“We will follow court procedures”, a spokesman of Samsung Electronics told the Korea JoongAng Daily.
Check out the brilliant renders1, configuration details and a teaser2 of the upcoming HTC One X9. We had come across many speculations and leaks of all HTC rivals. We still have no clear idea when the HTC One X9 will be revealed but don’t expect it anytime from today and the last day of December. The successor to HTC One M9 is already in the works and according to rumour mill the smartphone may debut at Mobile World Congress 2016. As for the other3 anticipated HTC phone, the One X94 rendered images5 were leaked online6 and has hit TENAA7 nearly a month ago.
Leaked HTC One X9 photos give us our best look yet at the upcoming all-metal mid-ranger
The handset will be powered by a MediaTek-made processor Helio X10 that will have eight cores. Recently we showed some new images that had emerged showing the device, and now the HTC One X9 is presented for the camera again in a batch of live shots. To make the One M10 maintain a slim profile, the flagship is also rumored to be adopting wireless charging (but with a massive 3,500-mAh battery) and USB Type-C connectivity. Rumors of HTC adapting these design decisions for their next flagship phone have been flying around for a while, but now, for the first time, we have actual images. It’s still unclear whether this X9 is aimed at just the Chinese market, whether it’s a regional model for Asia, or even if the company plans to release it internationally.
It could have a 13-megapixel rear camera and front-facing UltraPixel shooter, which is HTC’s name for its slightly altered 4-megapixel camera module. The device is reportedly dual-SIM ready. It is said to come with 16GB of inbuilt storage which will be expandable via microSD.
In any case, readers are advised to take the reported HTC One X9 specifications with the proverbial pinch of salt as the company has not confirmed any information so far.
KARACHI (Web Desk) The city administration Friday suspended cellular phone services in different areas of Karachi as part of security measures for Muharram processions and majalis. The cellular networks were switched off at around 1pm in Federal B. Area, North Nazimabad, Nazimabad, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Sadar, Soldier Bazaar, Old City area, Garden and other areas. Officials said the service will resume this evening.
The mobile service will also remain suspended on Ashura (tomorrow) in most of the cities from dawn to dusk.