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BlackBerry announces new cross-platform BES12 Cloud for Enterprises and SMBs

BlackBerry has now announced BES12 Cloud, a cloud-based enterprise mobility management solution that will offer easy management of iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry 10 smartphones and tablets, as well as a wide range of Samsung KNOX and Android for Work smartphones and tablets. BES12 Cloud will offer customers more flexibility and choice in managing their mobile solution while...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Vanity

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Vanity

The past week for BlackBerry has been rather interesting. We've heard some news from QNX, saw some pics of the BlackBerry Leap / Rio, had Verizon release the BlackBerry Classic and now that Mobile World Congress is underway, had a few early announcements from BlackBerry go live. Have a look at the full discussion list and check out the audio and video below with special guest, Snap Developer...

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BlackBerry CEO: 'I intend to continue to build a hardware business'

BlackBerry CEO: 'I intend to continue to build a hardware business'

Mobile World Congress is already well underway in Barcelona, Spain and while it wasn't entirely expected to happen this early, BlackBerry has made several announcements. The biggest one arguably comes by way of their unveiling of the company's plans for cross-platform services via what they're calling the BlackBerry Experience Suite. The suite was noted to be 'a major company-wide initiative in...

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BBM Custom PINs, Android Wear support arriving March 2

BBM Custom PINs, Android Wear support arriving March 2

BlackBerry has announced the arrival of new customization options for BBM. While in testing for awhile, tomorrow, March 2, will see the debut of custom BBM PINs. Also arriving tomorrow is BBM for Android Wear. Custom BBM PINs will let you create a unique, alphanumeric PIN. Custom PINs are a subscription feature, and can be purchased from the BBM shop for $1.99 per month. With Android...

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BlackBerry outlines its cross-platform strategy with BlackBerry Experience Suite

BlackBerry today, unveiled its software and services vision to infuse BlackBerry's unmatched power of productivity, communication, collaboration and security across all smartphone and tablets running iOS, Android, and Windows operating systems, giving users the unprecedented ability to work seamlessly and securely across any device. "BlackBerry's core values of security and...

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BBM

To go along with the BBM for iOS update, the BBM team has also rolled out a new update for the BlackBerry 10 as well. This release focuses on key issue that was affecting users and that's notifications not displaying for picture messages in group chats. A small but welcomed updated. It's live right now in the BlackBerry Beta Zone so if you're one of those on the limited beta, go ahead and get...

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BBM for iOS beta updated to v2.7.0.67

BBM for iOS beta updated to v2.7.0.67

UPDATED - Ahh, there was a full change log. The update just wasn't showing it. I have now included it below. If you're a beta tester for BBM on iOS, you now have a new update available for you through TestFlight. While the change log for this one appears rather long, a lot of it's just the same as previous versions so it seems there's no huge changes in this release despite the larger version...

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Detwiler Fenton reportedly facing criminal case over BlackBerry sales information

Back in April of 2013, research firm Detwiler Fenton claimed that Z10 devices were being returned in unusually high numbers, which caused BlackBerry stock to drop nearly 8%. At the time, the claim sounded rather crazy because it essentially made it look as though returns were exceeding sales. BlackBerry understandably took issue with the claims and stated they were absolutely false and sought...

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TELUS BlackBerry Z30 owners can now update to OS 10.3.1

TELUS BlackBerry Z30 owners can now update to OS 10.3.1

Much like Rogers, the initial push of BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 on TELUS was limited to the BlackBerry Z10, Q10 and Q5, leaving BlackBerry Z30 owners waiting a bit longer. Now though, the update has started rolling out and Z30 owners have the OS update available to them according to several folks in the CrackBerry Forums as well as TELUS' own Twitter support channels. If your device isn't set to...

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FCC votes 3-2 to reclassify broadband as a utility, sets new net neutrality rules

The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 today to regulate broadband providers like telephone and cable utilities under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. The FCC will also enforce a set of net neutrality rules for those companies. The changes were first proposed earlier this month. The new rules would allow the FCC to ban both fixed and mobile broadband companies from slowing...

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The Guild Series features BlackBerry Industrial Designer Joseph Hofer

The Guild features BlackBerry Industrial Designer Joseph Hofer

BlackBerry has a long standing history of winning design awards for their BlackBerry smartphones and recently, film producer and music composer Ryan Freeman of Freeman House Productions, based in Toronto, Canada, contacted BlackBerry with a request to feature Joseph Hofer, Senior Industrial Designer at BlackBerry, in what was then an upcoming short film series called The Guild Series. The...

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BlackBerry Leap 'Rio' gets caught in new photos

BlackBerry Leap 'Rio' gets caught in new photos

It seems the BlackBerry Rio, which might go to market as the BlackBerry Leap, can't stay under wraps any longer. The mid-range or low-end depending on your tastes, all-touch device which has been appearing in various ways since late last year has now been caught in some new photos. As we noted before, the design is familiar to that of the Z3 but inside the specs are slightly different. 295...

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BlackBerry Classic now available online from Verizon Wireless

We knew it was coming but now it's really here. Yes, the BlackBerry Classic is now available for purchase online from Verizon Wireless while retail outlets will have the devices starting on March 5th. Verizon has priced the Classic at $99.99 with new two-year activation after $50 mail-in rebate debit card (takes up to six weeks and expires in 12 months) plus, it's also available for eligible...

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BlackBerry works with Google to enhance mobile security and user experience

BlackBerry announced today that the company is working with Google to enable BES12, the cross-platform EMM solution by BlackBerry to manage devices equipped with Android for Work, Google's solution to securely separate business and personal data and applications that debuted at Google I/O last year. "BlackBerry is working with Google to provide customers with solutions they can...

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Rogers BlackBerry Z30 and Q5 OS 10.3.1 updates now available

Rogers BlackBerry Z30 and Q5 OS 10.3.1 updates now available

While Rogers has already rolled out OS 10.3.1 to BlackBerry Q10 and Z10 owners, their estimated time of arrival for the update on other devices such as the Z30 and Q5 was up in the air for a bit there with some reports suggesting, at the time, 'early next week' with others suggesting March. Long story short, the update was always still in the works but now it has started appearing on Z30's...

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Gemalto denies 'massive theft' of SIM card encryption keys by NSA and GCHQ [updated]

Z3 SIM card slot

Update: A new report in The Intercept claims that Gemalto is drastically downplaying the effects of this attack. In the report, several security researchers came to the conclusion that "the company made sweeping, overly-optimistic statements about the security and stability of Gemalto's networks, and dramatically underplayed the significance of the NSA-GCHQ targeting of the company and its...

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Ting launches open beta for its GSM network

Ting launches open beta for its GSM network

Ting's GSM network, which it announced late last year, has officially entered into an open beta. Previously, customers could test the network out on an invite-only basis. If an open beta for a network sounds odd, Ting explained the benefits of the tests it has done so far: We've been hard at work on Ting on a GSM network. We've sent out invitations in the thousands with a majority of...

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Leaked BlackBerry Passport OS 10.3.1.2480 upgrade files now available

Leaked BlackBerry Passport OS 10.3.1.2480 upgrade files now available

Previously we let you all know BlackBerry was working on a fix for the Passport screen flicker issue and while there was no ETA mentioned, if you don't mind taking an unconventional route, you can try out that fix. OS 10.3.1.2480 has 'leaked' (using the term loosely because it's not a full autoloader) and it certainly does appear to be the fix for the BlackBerry Passport screen flicker issue...

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QNX Wireless Framework brings smartphone-caliber connectivity to Embedded Systems

This week, at Embedded World 2015, QNX Software Systems will showcase its latest product developments for embedded developers but they've already got the news rolling. Following up on their QNX Hypervisor announcement, they've now announced the QNX Wireless Framework, which enables rapid cellular and Wi-Fi integration and faster time to market for embedded system applications. "The QNX...

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Euroimpianti will use the QNX Neutrino to power its next-gen autonomous robots

Euroimpianti, a global leader in automated warehouse solutions, will use the latest release of the QNX Neutrino OS to power the realtime control systems and human machine interfaces (HMIs) of its next-generation autonomous warehouse robots. Until recently, Euroimpianti used another OS for the HMIs of its operator panels and recently re-assessed this approach after evaluating the HMI...

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