BlackBerry COO Marty Beard: We're not letting one product or idea define us

As I mentioned in an earlier post, BlackBerry has been ramping up their company messaging to let folks know there is way more to BlackBerry than just their handset business. Another prime example of 'fighting' that mindset has come from Marty Beard, BlackBerry's chief operating officer, in response to a recently published article on Huffington Post titled 'Don't Let Yourself (Or Your Kid) Be...

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BlackBerry software recognized by Gartner for Critical Capabilities in High-Security Mobility Management

Just in case BlackBerry's focus on software hasn't been clear in recent months, the company has now taken another opportunity to spread that message. As noted by BlackBerry's Chief Security Officer, David Kleidermacher in a new post on the Inside BlackBerry blog titled 'BlackBerry Software is our Business', Gartner recently awarded BlackBerry with the highest score in 6 out of 6 use cases in...

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Don't miss these awesome deals on Kmashi's portable battery packs!

Don't miss these awesome deals on Kmashi's portable battery packs!

Right now you can score some sweet savings on Kmashi's portable battery packs at Amazon with a coupon code. For as little as $9 you can grab a 10000mAh power bank to charge your favorite gadgets while on the go without tethering yourself to a wall. The batteries are rather small and high capacity, with both 10000mAh and 15000mAh units available. Both have two USB outputs to charge multiple...

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Snap v3 free version for BlackBerry 10 now available

Snap v3 free version for BlackBerry 10 now available

Despite arriving a little later than expected, Snap v3 free version for BlackBerry 10 has now arrived and is available for download. As you may recall, early access was offered up on a 'pay what you want' basis but for this release, there's no payment required as the app is ad-supported. With that in mind, the developer does note 'If everything works well, please consider upgrading to support...

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ShopBlackBerry offering 40% off all BlackBerry accessories

ShopBlackBerry offering 40% off all BlackBerry accessories

If you're looking to load up on BlackBerry accessories, ShopBlackBerry has kicked off a limited time sale you'll likely want to check out. From now, through to September 27, 2016 at 11:59pm PST, BlackBerry is offering 40% all BlackBerry branded accessories. ShopBlackBerry Canada ShopBlackBerry US ShopBlackBerry UK ShopBlackBerry France ShopBlackBerry Germany ShopBlackBerry Europe Whether you...

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You can now grab a BlackBerry Priv from Rogers for $0 on contract

You can now grab a BlackBerry Priv from Rogers for $0 on contract

Although the BlackBerry Priv has been available for Rogers Enterprise customers for free on contract for a while now, the Canadian carrier has finally decided to move that pricing over to the consumer side of their services. At this point, there's no mention of whether or not it's for a limited time on the site itself, but if you've been holding off, waiting for the price to drop, and don't...

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BlackBerry software ready on day one for iOS 10

BlackBerry software ready on day one for iOS 10

Apple's iOS 10 officially becomes available today and to go along with that update, BlackBerry has announced their Good Secure EMM Suites and essential BlackBerry apps and software have been updated for iOS 10 and are available in the App Store. When paired with iOS 10, BlackBerry enhances Apple's security and enterprise readiness. We go beyond support for just MDM capabilities, enabling a...

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BlackBerry opens BlackBerry Hub+ Suite beta testing to all Android devices!

Now that BlackBerry has expanded their Hub+ Suite applications for Android, they have also opened up the beta testing process for those apps through the BlackBerry Beta Zone letting any device running Android 5.1 and up participate. To get started, you will need a BlackBerry Beta Zone account if you don't already have one, but from there you can visit this link to register for an invite to...

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Instagram rolls out improvements to make comments safer for everyone

Instagram rolls out improvements to make comments safer for everyone

Earlier this summer, Instagram began letting high-profile users of the platform filter specific words from the comments sections of their posts, and now the company has decided to allow anyone use the keyword moderation tool, as noted by Kevin Systrom CEO & Co-founder, Instagram. The beauty of the Instagram community is the diversity of its members. All different types of people —...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Seven squared

Mobile Nations Weekly: Seven squared

A new iPhone 7 and a Galaxy Note 7 walk into a bar and things get a little heated. It happens every year — Apple announces a new iPhone and the tech world comes to a halt. This year is was for the iPhone 7 — it's faster, more water resistant, and sporting better cameras than ever before. But it's also not radically different-looking than the previous iPhone and controversially has dropped the...

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How to check your keyboard stats on the BlackBerry Priv or DTEK50

How to check your keyboard stats on the BlackBerry Priv or DTEK50

As part of the September update for the BlackBerry Keyboard app on Android, BlackBerry introduced a new feature called Keyboard Stats. As the name implies, keyboard stats offers up detailed statistics about your BlackBerry keyboard usage such as characters typed, words predicted, emoji used, how many words were auto corrected and more. If you're interested in those details, here's how you can...

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BlackBerry Hub, Keyboard, Calendar and more for Android updated!

BlackBerry Hub, Keyboard, Calendar and more for Android updated!

For about the past week now the BlackBerry Beta Zone has been busy rolling out a ton of updates and now, the time has come to move some of those beta releases into official status. A ton of new updates have now started to filter through the Google Play Store, and while not all the changelogs have been updated, BlackBerry did take the time to outline some highlights for us all. BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry expands Hub+ Suite applications for Android

BlackBerry expands Hub+ Suite applications for Android

Last month BlackBerry announced they would be bringing their Android apps such as the BlackBerry Hub, Calendar, and Password Keeper to even more Android users through a new subscription offering called Hub+ and now, they have announced an expansion of that access adding even more of the productivity apps to the mix. To understand how software is an integral part of BlackBerry's DNA, look...

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Learn how BlackBerry enriches the iOS 10 experience for your organization

On September 13, Apple will be releasing iOS 10 to the masses and on September 15, BlackBerry will be hosting a webinar to cover a summary of the new features and to show how BlackBerry can enrich the iOS 10 experience for your organization. How will your business mobility strategy be impacted with the release of iOS 10? Attend this live webinar event for a summary on the new features in...

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BlackBerry announces they have completed their debt restructuring

BlackBerry announces they have completed their debt restructuring

As a follow-up to their earlier convertible debentures announcement on August 26, BlackBerry has now announced they have completed the redemption of all of its 6% unsecured convertible debentures. Additionally, BlackBerry also announced they have completed the previously announced private placement of USD$605,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 3.75% unsecured convertible debentures to...

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SanDisk's 200GB card is back to its lowest price for today only!

SanDisk's 200GB card is back to its lowest price for today only!

Amazon's Deal of the Day can once again score you SanDisk's 200GB microSD card for just $60, a savings of $20 from its regular price. We've seen a number of deals over the past few months on this card, with this being the lowest price that the card has hit. Whether you need some additional storage for your phone, tablet, camera or other electronic devices, you won't want to miss out on this deal...

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BlackBerry Device Search and Hub+ Services betas updated

BlackBerry Device Search and Hub+ Services betas updated

If you're among the many participating in the Android app betas through the BlackBerry Beta Zone, you'll want to go ahead and check the Google Play Store for some new updates. The beta releases of BlackBerry Device Search and Hub+ Services have both been updated. BlackBerry Device Search Support for BlackBerry Hub+ Subscriptions Now available on Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher devices as a...

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BlackBerry to return to Korean market with Priv launch on Sept. 20

BlackBerry to return to Korean market with Priv launch on Sept. 20

It has been three years since BlackBerry exited the Korean market but the company appears all set to make a return by announcing availability of the BlackBerry Priv there at a launch event taking place on September 20 according to a new report from ZDNet. BlackBerry will launch its first Android smartphone, BlackBerry Priv, in South Korea at a launch event on September 20. It will be its...

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BlackBerry now rolling out September Android security patch for Priv and DTEK50

As expected, thanks to the heads up from the beta releases, BlackBerry has now started rolling out the September Android security patch update for Priv and DTEK50 owners. Keep in mind, the updates start with ShopBlackBerry, Amazon and otherwise factory unlocked devices. If you purchased your device from a carrier, then you are reliant upon their update schedule. If you're looking for the...

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Snap v3 for BlackBerry 10 has moved out of beta and is now available!

Update: If you were having issues with v3.0.0.0 after purchasing it, please check your email for a new build - v3.0.0.1. If you've yet to purchase Snap, then you can do so now and receive v3.0.0.1 After what has got to be one of the longest beta testing periods ever, Snap v3 has finally moved out of beta and is now available. For this release of the native Android APK downloader for BlackBerry...

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