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  • BlackBery acquires Secusmart GmbH to strengthen secured communication

    29 July 2014, 10:04 am by: Luis Merlos

    BlackBerry is known for security and today they have announced another step in their efforts to offer the best mobile security through the acquisition of Secusmart. Just yesterday we mentioned that the German government is looking to beef up their security by…
  • Amazon BBM Channels Spotted in the Wild!

    28 July 2014, 11:04 pm by: Ronen Halevy

    It looks like Amazon will be adding a new element to their partnership bringing the Amazon App Store to BlackBerry 10.3. Tony let me know (via ZachMeC) that Amazon has launched some brand new BBM channels for the US, UK, and Canada to highlight deals. They…
  • Germany’s Federal Ministry Gives BlackBerry a Solid Recommendation

    28 July 2014, 10:44 pm by: Ronen Halevy

    Germany has been moving rapidly towards BlackBerry 10 devices due to the NSA revelations in the last year or so. BlackBerry even pushed out OS 10.2 just to get Secusmart phone call encryption software support on BlackBerry 10 with thousands of devices ordered.…
  • BlackBerry Beta Zone Gets New "Pre-Release BlackBerry Products" Program

    28 July 2014, 10:13 pm by: Ronen Halevy

    BlackBerry seems to be putting some big efforts into the Beta Zone recently. Their latest efforts seem to be targeted on a beta for pre-release BlackBerry products. Its only going out to a select few but those lucky ones are getting something along these lines…
  • John Chen Confirms That There Are No Active Offers for BlackBerry

    28 July 2014, 10:07 pm by: Ronen Halevy

      When John Chen took the reins at BlackBerry one of the first things he did was take the company off the selling block. Now in an interview with Bloomberg he confirmed that there are no offers on his desk to buy BlackBerry. He went on to say that “I…
  • Poseidon’s Pizza Game – BlackBerry Z series/PlayBook

    26 July 2014, 8:08 pm by: Terrence T

    Here’s another Built For BlackBerry Game for you guys to check out! Unfortunately, this game only supports Z series and the PlayBook, but not the Q-series, yet. The game, is made with flash, but it will be updated with Unity Game Engine real soon! The game,…
  • Check Out Cubix For BlackBerry 10!

    26 July 2014, 9:52 am by: Terrence T

    CubiX is a simple, yet awefully hard game! For this game, all you Need to do is touch the Screen to make your cube jump! With 4 levels available for free, you will have the option of “expanding” the game further by purchasing the second set of levels…
  • BlackBerry – Uniquely Positioned For Internet Of Things?

    26 July 2014, 9:30 am by: Terrence T

    Marty Beard may have just joined the company as John Chen pulls in his aides to bring the company back up, but he seems to be pretty confident and believes in the company as much as I do. According to him, he joined John Chen again, because he is attracted by…
  • IBM and BlackBerry Partner for BES10 Hosted

    24 July 2014, 3:11 pm by: Gareth

    With the recent ventures we have seen with IBM and Apple, it has come to our surprise in the last day or two that IBM (Germany) and BlackBerry partner to bring Hosted BES10 services, alongside other German based providers in the Euro region. This partnership…
  • Tim Neil Leaves BlackBerry – Still Working on BatBerry!

    23 July 2014, 11:49 pm by: Ronen Halevy

    BlackBerry took another loss this week with Tim Neil leaving today. Those of you who have developed anything with WebWorks or HTML5 on BlackBerry 10 are probably very aware of Tim’s contributions to the platform. He was behind the BBUI.js framework along…
  • BlackBerry Confirms White BlackBerry Passport With Official Picture

    23 July 2014, 11:14 pm by: Ronen Halevy

    It looks like that white BlackBerry Passport picture that hit the internet earlier in the week was legit. Donny @BlackBerry stepped in an decided to set the record straight with another real white BlackBerry Passport picture. We have heard from a few people…
  • BES10 Available Now As A Hosted Service!

    23 July 2014, 8:51 am by: Terrence T

    BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 is now available as a hosted service through third-party partners worldwide. BES10 Hosted, as a scalable solution, can now be easily leveraged by small businesses to global enterprises alike. How many of you will be joining…
  • Colombia’s International Organization for Migration Upgrades to BES 10

    22 July 2014, 11:08 pm by: Ronen Halevy

    BlackBerry has another enterprise score in South America this week. They got Colombia’s International Organization for Migration Upgraded to BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10. That makes OIM Columbia the first of the 155 OIM organization to upgrade to BES10…
  • BlackBerry World Vendor Portal Gets Major Overhaul With Promo Codes!!!

    22 July 2014, 9:56 pm by: Ronen Halevy

    BlackBerry is on a mission to make BlackBerry World suck less for developers. In that vein they have updated the vendor portal to FINALLY make developers lives easier with a new UI along with things as simple as being able to change license type. This is all…
  • BBM Updated in Beta Zone With BlackBerry Classic Fixes – Windows Phone Beta Also Updated

    22 July 2014, 9:50 pm by: Ronen Halevy

      BlackBerry has pushed out an update to the BBM Beta in BlackBerry to fix some bugs and improve other features like simpler contact additions. The irony is that many of the fixes seem to be targeting the yet to be released BlackBerry Classic that nobody…
  • White BlackBerry Passport Device Caught on Camera

    22 July 2014, 9:31 pm by: Ronen Halevy

    We knew that the BlackBerry Passport was going to come in a white variant but now we have a picture of the actual device. The Passport actually looks very slick in white though I really wish we could get a dark blood red version. Check out the picks courtesy…
  • How To Subscribe to Public iCal Calendars (.ICS) On BlackBerry 10

    21 July 2014, 10:04 pm by: Ronen Halevy

    A friend of mine pointed out to me that BlackBerry snuck in a feature into BlackBerry 10.2 that I totally missed. The BlackBerry HelpBlog pointed out that you can subscribe to iCalShare (ICS) calendars on BlackBerry 10. This allows you to easily add public…
  • BlackBerry World Video & Music Categories Removed as 7Digital Launches App

    21 July 2014, 9:48 pm by: Ronen Halevy

    As BlackBerry mentioned earlier they are removing the video and music sections of BlackBerry World and letting that content come from third parties. This is especially so after their deal with Amazon to bring their AppStore and content to BlackBerry 10. In the…
  • BlackBerry Beta Zone App Gets Small Updates

    21 July 2014, 9:43 pm by: Ronen Halevy

    BlackBerry has updated their Beta Zone app after a little dry spell to add some new features and improvements. I am really hoping they go the extra mile and just make this part of the BlackBerry experience without all of the paperwork. Either way this update…
  • Marty Beard Appointed As COO Of BlackBerry

    21 July 2014, 9:27 am by: Terrence T

    This position has been empty for quite sometime and it is nice to see it being filled up. John Chen seems to be pulling his team from Sybase over to reconstruct the company. This time, Marty Beard joins the team, as the Chief Operating Officer for BlackBerry.…
  • BlackBerry Z3 Arrives In The Philippines

    18 July 2014, 2:06 am by: Terrence T

    The BlackBerry Z3 has found one more territory to be sold in. Coming to the next Asian Country, Philippines is next to get it. Available starting today at authorized retailers around the Philippines, the BlackBerry Z3 is the low-end budget device running on…
  • BlackBerry Marketing Exec: “The No. 1 objective is making BlackBerry synonymous with work”

    17 July 2014, 10:57 pm by: Ronen Halevy

      When John Chen joined BlackBerry he cleaned up shop with Frank Boulben leaving as CMO of BlackBerry. Chen then went and brought in Mark Wilson as SVP of Marketing based on his previous experience with him at Sybase along with his experience at Avaya.…
  • BBM for Windows Phone Beta Now Available for Beta Zone Program Members

    17 July 2014, 10:25 pm by: Ronen Halevy

    We told you earlier about BlackBerry opening up a Beta Zone program for the chance to try out BBM for Windows Phone. Now Jeff Gadway confirmed that the Windows Phone beta is now available for beta zone participants who were accepted. I am not sure if the…
  • BlackBerry Passport Gets Photo Shoot With… A Passport

    17 July 2014, 10:18 pm by: Ronen Halevy

    It looks like the BlackBerry Passport has another reason to hold its namesake. Thisiscjay on CrackBerry Forums has taken a few pictures of the prerelease device alongside an actual passport and it looks like they are similarly sized. Its almost like we may be…
  • Introducing BlackBerry Assistant!

    16 July 2014, 10:50 am by: Terrence T

    BlackBerry OS 10.3, as well all know, is the next revision of the OS for BlackBerry 10 devices. Now, BlackBerry has finally taken the wraps off BlackBerry Assistant today, which basically allows you to use voice commands for just about everything you could…

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