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BlackBerry working on fix for screen flickering issue
The BlackBerry Passport is suffering from a random screen flickering issue. The screen seems to flicker at random times, and there appears to be no trigger for the flickering. BlackBerry recently released an update to OS 10.3.1, but the bug persisted. The company is aware of the issue and is working on a f....more
BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 Officially Released
BlackBerry has released a major update to its operating system today, taking it to OS 10.3.1. The update brings new features to older BlackBerry's who have not been updated in awhile. Newer BlackBerry's like the Passport and Classic have many of these features baked in. If you have a Q or Z series BlackBer....more
BlackBerry sues Typo again over Typo 2
Typo, the keyboard company backed by Ryan Seacrest isn't having much luck. The company was sued by BlackBerry over its original iPhone keyboard, and BlackBerry won an injunction against sales of Typo's keyboard. Typo went back to the drawing board and made a few changes to their keyboard. According to The ....more
One more day to get $100 off a BlackBerry Passport
There is one more day to get a big discount on a BlackBerry Passport. It's Valentine's Day and BlackBerry us running a special promotion called "Feel the Love." The company is offering $100 off unlocked black, white, and red versions of the BlackBerry Passport until Monday.
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BlackBerry offering over $100 off Passport for Valentine's Day
BlackBerry is running a special Valentine's Day sales promotion called "Feel the Love."bb The company is offering $100 off unlocked black, white, and red versions of the BlackBerry Passport. The event runs from now until next Monday, February 16, 2015. The black and the white versions of the Blac....more
BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 update coming February 19
BlackBerry continues to develop its BB 10 operating system. According to a new report, BlackBerry will roll out the next version of their OS, 10.3.1, on Thursday, February 19, 2015. The new update will include some new features, the biggest of which will be a Siri-like virtual assistant. BlackBer....more
Evernote drops support for BlackBerry 7 and PlayBook
Evernote is a very popular note taking app known for being accessible on virtually any platform. They support all major mobile and desktop devices, and have been used by BlackBerry users for years. Evernote is doing some house cleaning and they've decided to drop support for older versions of BlackBerry....more
Whatsapp for BlackBerry 10 updated
Although BlackBerry would prefer all its user use BBM, there are other messaging apps for BlackBerry. WhatsApp is probably the most popular messaging app in the world, and they have recently updated their app for BlackBerry 10. Users should already see an update for Whatsapp in the BlackBerry App World. more
BBM coming to Android Wear
BlackBerry is on a bit of a roll in their comeback effort. In addition to launching new hardware in the BlackBerry Passport and Classic, BlackBerry also released BBM on rival platforms Android and iOS. The company has done quite well monetizing BBM. They apparently signed up 140 million new users and made ....more
BlackBerry removes Flash support from OS 10.3.1
BlackBerry has removed support for Flash in its latest OS, but the company did not make a bid deal about it. Some BlackBerry Classic users noticed the lack of support and the questions started flying. BlackBerry explained its decision to remove support for flash in a recent knowledge base article. more
Forbes - BlackBerry stuck in the past
It appears some people are not very excited about BlackBerry going back to its roots with the BlackBerry Classic. In a response to John Chen's blog post yesterday touting the BlackBerry Classic, Forbes has run a piece by Ewan Spence slamming BlackBerry and even calling them disingenuous. more
BlackBerry going back to basics with the Classic
BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced the BlackBerry Classic in a blog post today. After announcing a totally new design in the BlackBerry Passport a few weeks ago, it looks like the company is going back go basics. Mr. Chen teased us all with his announcement of the BlackBerry Classic today. more
How to switch to the BlackBerry Passport from iOS or Android
The BlackBerry Passport is official and BlackBerry is doing everything it can to encourage you to switch from your iOS or Android device. The company has published a blog post with all sorts of information designed to help you make the switch. For starters, they have released a 100 page ebook entitled, "Di....more
BlackBerry gets U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency clearance
BlackBerry said its Android and iOS device-management service has been awarded security clearance from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). That means that government agencies can now use the BlackBerry Enterprise Service for secure communications. BlackBerry expanded BES to rival dev....more
BlackBerry Passport shown off on video
Will BlackBerry's bold handset move pay off? The company announced the odd shaped Passport and it is intriguing to say the least. At first glance it seems so crazy, but there is a chance BlackBerry could convince some people to use it simply because it is different. This YouTube video walkthrough....more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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