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  • 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…
  • BlackBerry’s Salesforce1 App Gets Updated

    15 July 2014, 3:54 pm by: Gareth

    BlackBerry’s partnership with Salesforce has come out with an exciting new update to the ‘Connect to Salesforce’ app for the BlackBerry 10 OS. The newest release of Connect to Salesforce app (Native) & (Web) for BlackBerry is now available, here…
  • Blackphone CEO Addresses Blackberry’s Consumer-Grade Claims

    15 July 2014, 2:06 pm by: Gareth

    Today Toby Weir-Jones, CEO of SGP Technologies, creators of Blackphone, posted a blog addressing the comments made by Blackberry on July 11 suggesting that Blackphone is “consumer-grade” and therefore “inadequate” for business users. In this blog,…
  • BlackBerry Z3 Initial Stock Almost Sold Out in India in Two Weeks

    14 July 2014, 9:09 pm by: Ronen Halevy

    It seems like the BlackBerry Z3 is gaining some traction in India or at least more traction than merchants were expecting. Retailers have been reporting to the Economic Times that they are almost sold out of the device two weeks after launch. Here is what the…
  • BlackBerry Shows Off BBM Protected and NHS Hospital in Latest Videos

    13 July 2014, 11:27 pm by: Ronen Halevy

    BlackBerry is doing a much better job of explaining their services in some new videos for specific verticals. First of all they created a succinct short video that clearly explains what BBM protected is and why enterprises would want it. Check it out below:…
  • BlackBerry Blasts Blackphone As “Consumer Grade Privacy That’s Inadequate for Businesses”

    13 July 2014, 11:20 pm by: Ronen Halevy

    I was wondering how long this would take. There were many comparisons made between the Blackphone and BlackBerrys when the Blackphone was first announced as a secure smartphone for would be secret spies who value privacy. We have not heard much about the…
  • Ramadan Application Giveaway By BlackBerry – Complete List

    13 July 2014, 7:22 am by: Terrence T

    We are halfway through Ramadan now, and everyday, users in selected countries have been enjoying one free premium application a day. Whilst we know that the giveaway is valid in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, we did not know the exact full list of…
  • Mickey & Friends Hits The BBM Sticker Store Along With “Things You Do”

    10 July 2014, 11:27 pm by: Ronen Halevy

    BlackBerry pushed out two new sticker packs this week in the BBM shop. This time we have Mickey & Friends from Disney which has some great expressive characters. On top of that they have also sourced their own BBM Things You Do sticker pack that takes the…
  • BlackBerry Highlights the BlackBerry Passports Innovative Keyboard Features

    10 July 2014, 11:17 pm by: Ronen Halevy

    A little bit back we saw a leaked post from BlackBerry detailing some of the features of the BlackBerry Passport keyboard that was quickly pulled. Now it looks like the post is officially out and it includes a nice new picture of the Passport along with…
  • BBM for Windows Phone Revealed With Native UI – Apply for Beta

    10 July 2014, 11:13 pm by: Ronen Halevy

      BlackBerry has revealed what BBM for Windows Phone will look like and I have to say I am impressed that they are taking bolds steps. BBM on Windows Phone will use the native UI of Windows Phone instead of trying to mimic the BlackBerry 10 app on the…
  • Did Samsung Give Up on Knox Android Security With Android for Work Deal?

    9 July 2014, 11:09 pm by: Ronen Halevy

    I have been trying to dig further into Samsung and Google’s latest announcement at Google I/O where they talked about Samsung integrating parts of Knox into he upcoming Google Android L platform which is powered by a containerized Android for Work solution.…
  • ShopBlackBerry Drops Price for All White BlackBerry 10 Phones by $100

    9 July 2014, 11:01 pm by: Ronen Halevy

    For some inexplicable reason ShopBlackBerry decided to have a white supremacy sale in their store for BlackBerry 10 devices that happen to be white. All of the devices in their white models are $100 less than they used to be yesterday. It has to make you…
  • BlackBerry Takes Good Marketing to Task in Latest #BBFactCheck

    9 July 2014, 10:49 pm by: Ronen Halevy

    BlackBerry has promised to take on some of their most vocal critics when they are flat out wrong using their #BBFactCheck shaming method. Their latest is the notorious Good Technology that keeps on comparing the BlackBerry of 2010 with Good’s current…
  • BlackBerry Sends Out Notice Of Impending Shutdown of Scoreloop

    8 July 2014, 11:17 pm by: Ronen Halevy

    BlackBerry acquired Scoreloop in June of 2011 and now 3 years later it looks like they are shutting it down. Scoreloop started as a cross platform social gaming network that supported BlackBerry along with Android, Bada, iOS, and Windows Phone. BlackBerry then…
  • BBM for Windows Phone Enters Private Beta With Launch This Month

    8 July 2014, 11:07 pm by: Ronen Halevy

      John Chen stated that BBM for Windows Phone was coming in July and it looks like he will hit that target. CNET spotted the beta of BBM for Windows Phone showing up in the Microsoft Windows Store on Monday. It is currently in beta and they are only opening…
  • Will Our Phones Be Built By Fully Automated Robots Or Humans?

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

    It is no secret that BlackBerry has contracted Foxconn, the world’s largest contract-manufacturer, to build their devices. Together with their other mega-client, foxconn is already having trouble keeping up with the demand for Apple’s iPhone. To alleviate…
  • How Easy Is The BlackBerry 10? Let A Two Year Old Show You!

    7 July 2014, 11:22 pm by: Terrence T

    So people have said many times, BlackBerry 10 is hard to use because of its steep learning curve. But is that true? Let’s check this fact out with a two year old, Cherry. In the video, Cherry checks out the BlackBerry Hub, waking the device from sleep,…

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