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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
Tilt for BlackBerry coming February 11
A new app from ReFocus is coming to BlackBerry 10 on February 11. Tilt, makes use of the gyroscope in the BlackBerry to notify you of important items when you need them. When the device is flat on a table the screen will remain black, but as you tilt it up colorful blocks will give you information. You can....more
02/07/2014
BlackBerry 10 has the fastest mobile browser
BlackBerry 10 is still dominant over iOS and Android browsers in terms of load times. New Relic tested all of the mobile browsers and found that BlackBerry 10 smokes the competition by a wide margin. New Relic took data from over 16 billion mobile browser page views during October of 2013. The da....more
02/07/2014
BlackBerry offers Valentine's Day app giveaway
BlackBerry is running a Valentine's Day app promotion for BB10 users called "Free Giveaway." From February 8-14, BlackBerry users can download popular games like Plants vs. Zombies, Need for Speed Undercover, Tetris, YAHTZEE Adventures, The Game of Life, Monopoly Millionaire, and more. During the promotion ....more
02/06/2014
BlackBerry 10 update gives free FM radio
BlackBerry rolled out an update for its BlackBerry 10 operating system that included free FM radio for your BB. The 10.2.1 includes hundreds of enhancements that the company says "will make the things you do every day faster and easier." The biggest feature for BlackBerry Z30, Q10, or Q5 owners will be the ne....more
01/29/2014
Alicia Keys out as BlackBerry global creative director
In an unsurprising move, BlackBerry has let go of Alicia Keys as the company's Global Creative Director. Keys was brought on a year ago to help grow the BlackBerry business through various events and videos. Some criticized the move because it appeared that Keys was simply a celebrity paid to promote the pr....more
01/02/2014
BlackBerry gets order for 10,000 handsets
BlackBerry has had more than its share of bad news for the past several years. We all know the story about how the company crumbled in the wake of iOS and Android, but not everyone is bailing. One company just put in a big order with BlackBerry and the reason is a bit surprising. Europe's second l....more
12/19/2013
BlackBerry announces more layoffs in Waterloo
BlackBerry is continuing the layoffs, announcing 80 people were laid off in Waterloo this week. The company is in transition and is moving to reduce its workforce by 4500. They will be a much smaller company when this round of layoffs is over, but it is necessary.
BlackBerry said in an ....more
12/10/2013
BlackBerry doing well with corporate and government clients
It's not all bad new for BlackBerry apparently. According to Reuters, BlackBerry is doing well with corporate and government clients. In fact, the number of large corporations or governments that are either running, or testing BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 has grown by 20 percent. Companies like Morgan ....more
12/03/2013
BlackBerry pens open letter to enterprise customers
BlackBerry has issued its third open letter in recent months, this time to its enterprise customers. BlackBerry has received so much bad press recently, the company felt the need to assure enterprise customers that BlackBerry is still around and doing well. The letter basically admits that BlackBerry will s....more
12/02/2013
BlackBerry to offer a free app per day through December
In an effort to gain back some momentum, BlackBerry will run a winter sale on BlackBerry 10 apps. BlackBerry will offer a free app per day throughout December. Popular apps like Angry Birds will be offered for free. The apps will run on handsets like the Q5, Q10, Z10 and Z30, which run on its BB10 operating....more
11/30/2013
Unlocked BlackBerry Z10 for $199
BlackBerry is offering $200 off an unlocked BlackBerry Z10 between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. You can pick up your unlocked BB Z10 for only $199. The best part is you can pick up the former flagship BlackBerry 10 smartphone without a commitment to any carrier. The offer ends December 2, 2013,....more
11/30/2013
Is Apple in Trouble?
Apple just unveiled a new desktop OS, a couple of new iPads, and a new Mac Pro, yet some are already talking about the company's doom. In fact, some are comparing Apple to BlackBerry of a few years ago. Josh Arnold posted a piece on Seeking Alpha saying just that. He thinks Apple is in big trouble. Really....more
10/24/2013
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