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BlackBerry names former Sybase executive as COO
BlackBerry made a bold addition to their executive team. Since the restructuring of BlackBerry began with John Chen taking over as CEO, the company has been without a chief operating officer. That has changed today with the announcement that former Sybase executive, Marty Beard, has been named as BlackBerry....more
07/22/2014
BlackBerry working on Siri-like feature
BlackBerry is working on a Siri-like feature to keep up with its smartphone rivals. Apple has Siri, Google has Google Now, and Microsoft has Cortana, leaving BlackBerry out in the cold. BlackBerry's virtual assistant will be called BlackBerry Assistant, and will launch with BB OS 10.3 which will launch in t....more
07/17/2014
BlackBerry wins prestigious design awards
BlackBerry has won three Red Dot Awards for the high design quality of its devices. The BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry Q5 and BlackBerry Z30 smartphones were awarded the prestigious award this year by Red Dot Award's international, 40-member expert panel. 4,815 entries from 53 countries were reviewed, and the p....more
07/07/2014
BlackBerry CEO takes jab at Android
Google announced several new features for Android at last week's Google I/O conference. One of those features was Android for Work. In the new bring your own device world, it is important for companies to know their data is safe on an employee's device. Android for Work will allow "containerization" of data....more
06/28/2014
BlackBerry to get access to Amazon's Appstore
BlackBerry and Amazon have partnered to bring the Amazon Appstore to BlackBerry 10 devices. BlackBerry announced the deal in a press release today. The deal will bring 240,000 mobile apps to BlackBerry 10 devices when BlackBerry 10.3 launches this fall. As BlackBerry market share has fallen, the co....more
06/18/2014
BlackBerry releases BBM Protected
BlackBerry announced their eBBM suite of business products earlier this year, and they've made good on their promise. The suite is aimed at enterprise users, therefore security is a central focus. BlackBerry today released the first app in the suite, BBM Protected. The secure chat app offers enterprise use....more
06/16/2014
BBM is coming to Windows Phone later this year
After successful debuts on Android and iOS, BlackBerry will make BBM available on Windows Phone. Although no specific date has been announced, BBM for WP will make an appearance later this year. BlackBerry has started their monetization plan for BBM and adding another platform will help widen that revenue s....more
05/15/2014
BlackBerry allows other companies to manage BB10 devices
BlackBerry is opening up, and it's about time. The company announced today it will allow other companies to manage BB10 devices. Previously, BlackBerry had a walled garden and companies had to use BlackBerry Enterprise Server to manage their devices. The move will make BlackBerry devices appealing even to ....more
05/13/2014
BlackBerry Windermere specs leaked
The unannounced BlackBerry Windermere is a rumor at this point, but multiple sources are talking about leaked specs for the upcoming device. BerryReview has obtained information about the supposedly upcoming touch device and it is said to accept gestures. Below are some of the specs revealed by BerryReview'....more
05/08/2014
BlackBerry adding security features for iOS and Android devices
BlackBerry has always been known for their stellar security, but those security options were only available on BlackBerry devices. BlackBerry is changing that history today as it offers mobility management and security monitoring to its enterprise platform and extending those options to iOS and Android devic....more
05/02/2014
BlackBerry Z3 available for pre-order in Indonesia
BlackBerry has set the official release date for the new BlackBerry Z3 for May 13, but the new phone is already up for pre-order in Indonesia. The new 5-inch BlackBerry is a full touchscreen device and is expected to sell for under $200. The Z3 has a resolution of 540x960 and runs on a dual-core 1....more
04/28/2014
Windows Phone use growing in the US
Windows Phone use in the US has finally started to move in the right direction. Microsoft's mobile platform has been stuck at about 2% of the US market for some time, but according to Nielsen, Windows Phone use moved up to 3% while BlackBerry moved down to 2%. Most of the growth is probably due to N....more
04/25/2014
BlackBerry issues security update for BB 10
BlackBerry has issued a security update for its BlackBerry 10 OS. The update fixes a vulnerability that has not yet been exploited, but the company wanted to get out ahead of it. Named CVE-2014-1468, the exploit is the result of a buffer overflow in the BlackBerry 10 qconnDoor network service . The servic....more
04/10/2014
John Chen will dump BlackBerry handsets if they don't make money
In an interview with Reuters, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said he would stop making handsets if they don't start making money. After the story was published a followup was published on BlackBerry's website where Chen said his words were taken out of context. So what did he say exactly?
"If....more
04/10/2014
BlackBerry Z3 shown in the wild
BlackBerry announced the upcoming BB Z3 at the end of February. The Z3 is another full touchscreen phone by BlackBerry that will focus on the low end of the smartphone market. We haven't seen many photos of the Z3 until now. GengBBM has posted a photo of the Z3 along side the BB Z30 and Z10. The BlackBerr....more
04/05/2014
T-Mobile offers BlackBerry users $100 credit to choose another phone
BlackBerry ended its agreement with T-Mobile, but T-Mobile is not taking the news laying down. T-Mobile is now offering $100 credit to BlackBerry customers who choose another phone. T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere said he was disappointed with BlackBerry’s decision. The company is now offering $100 credit to k....more
04/04/2014
Is this BlackBerry's next device?
BlackBerry's new CEO has already said he plans to release new BlackBerry devices. The BlackBerry 10 devices were not all that successful, and it seems that BlackBerry will try to play to its strengths - the best mobile keyboard on the market. New leaked photos suggest a new BB is on the way. The ....more
04/03/2014
QNX is turning out to be a winner after all
When BlackBerry announced its new QNX operating system a few years ago the tech world was underwhelmed. BlackBerry promised stunning performance and features on smartphones and tablets, but when QNX arrived the reception was tepid. As it turns out, BlackBerry had more to be proud of than we thought and we a....more
03/11/2014
BlackBerry shares continue to rise
BlackBerry's focus on enterprise seems to be pleasing the market. After taking a huge dive last year, BlackBerry stock has gone up 100% since its bottom. In 2014 BlackBerry stock is up 35%. That's a huge vote of confidence in the new direction towards focusing on enterprise. New CEO, John Chen, has set hi....more
03/03/2014
BlackBerry unveils Q20 QWERTY device
BlackBerry unveiled a new phone Tuesday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The BlackBerry Q20 is the new flagship device for the struggling smartphone maker. The Q20 is a full QWERTY device, complete with a trackpad. The picture above is a concept photo, and not an official photo of the phon....more
02/26/2014
BlackBerry announces Z3 for Indonesia
BlackBerry announced a new phone for the Indonesian market at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The new BlackBerry Z3 is a full touch device that will be targeted for Indonesia. The Z3 is a BlackBerry 10 device with a 5 inch display and "long lasting" battery. The Z3 is expected to retail for less th....more
02/26/2014
Tripomatic launches travel planning app for BlackBerry 10
Travel planner Tripomatic has released a native app for BlackBerry 10 that enables travelers to create personalized travel itineraries and navigate around their destination. Travelers can download their itinerary to the app, plan their trips directly from their phones, or can use the app to discover interesti....more
02/19/2014
IDC BlackBerry marketshare 0.6%
Research company IDC has some good news and bad news for BlackBerry. The trick is figuring out which is which. IDC reports BlackBerry has 0.6% marketshare for smartphones. Compared to last month's report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners that BlackBerry had 0%, the IDC report is good news. But,....more
02/12/2014
Send top secret messages with Wickr
Every since Edward Snowden leaked details of the US Government’s surveillance activities, Internet users have been looking for a secure way to communicate. Although services like Apple’s iMessage, and BlackBerry’s BBM claim to be completely secure, it seems as though the NSA may have a way around their encryp....more
02/11/2014
BlackBerry not doing so well in Indonesia
BlackBerry was once dominant in Indonesia, but it appears the Canadian smartphone maker has lost ground to Samsung and Apple. The Indonesian market has been soft for BlackBerry as users hungry for apps are going for Android and iOS. According to a report from the International Data Corporation (IDC), BlackB....more
02/10/2014
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