1:02 pm on Apr 29, 2013 |
BlackBerry has some big news that will help push the deployment of BlackBerry 10 in enterprise even farther and faster. ISEC7 has opened up their BlackBerry 10 Readiness Support Service to companies all around the world. While this doesn’t mean anything for most BlackBerry fans, it’s great news for the spread of the platform. This service is designed to help new enterprise customers get ready for BlackBerry 10 and to convince current customers to stay with BlackBerry in the transition.
Follow past the break for the full Press Release with all the information on this service.
3:09 pm on Apr 26, 2013 |
The BlackBerry Q10 has officially launched, and with it comes the launch of a major app for BlackBerry 10, Skype. BlackBerry has worked hard and spent a lot of cash to bring Skype to the platform, and it’s finally here. The current version of Skype only works on BlackBerry OS 10.1 devices, so that means only the Q10, for now. The OS 10.1 update for the Z10 will be available for those users in the coming weeks. Here is some information on the new Skype app for BlackBerry 10:
- Free face to face video and voice calls
- Instant messages
- low cost voice calls and text messages to landlines and mobiles over WiFi® or wireless network connections.
While we’re talking about OS 10.1, here’s a list of some of the big, new features coming with this exciting, new OS:
The BlackBerry 10.1 OS update includes support for the physical keyboard and display on the BlackBerry Q10. There are also enhancements for the Hub, Camera, Phone, Calendar and Notifications, as well as support for additional IT policies and controls for customers connected to BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10.
The Q10 is available now at select retailers, with a full Canadian launch coming on May 1st. If you already have a Q10, grab Skype from the link below.
9:14 am on Apr 26, 2013 |
Today, BlackBerry is announcing a new partnership with Clifford Chance, an international law firm. They have chosen BlackBerry to be their mobile computing platform and will be deploying 1,600 BlackBerry Smartphones to their employees in the UK. They will also be using BlackBerry Mobile Fusion and Enterprise Server to manage all the smartphones and tablets in their organization. The full Press Release on this partnership starts below and follows past the break.
26 April, 2013
Clifford Chance Selects BlackBerry 10 for Mobile Computing
London, UK and Waterloo, ON – International law firm Clifford Chance and BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) today announced that Clifford Chance will roll out 1,600 BlackBerry® 10 smartphones with BlackBerry’s recently launched Enterprise Mobility Management solution, BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10. Clifford Chance is a long-standing BlackBerry customer, with BlackBerry smartphones at the core of the law firm’s enterprise mobility strategy for over 10 years. The firm’s new investment in BlackBerry 10 will see 1,600 employees, initially in the UK, being issued with BlackBerry® Z10 (all touch) and BlackBerry® Q10 (touch with physical keyboard.) smartphones, beginning early this summer.
4:03 pm on Apr 25, 2013 |
BlackBerry has released a new version of BlackBerry Link for both Mac and PC. This update helps make the link between your BlackBerry and computer even stronger with new features like:
- Remote File Access - You can remotely access media and documents on your computer from your BlackBerry device running BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.1 or later.
- Sync enhancements – You can customize the folder locations you import media and documents to.
- BlackBerry ID disassociation – You can remove devices from BlackBerry Link that are associated with your
- Corporate liable device support – Support for connectivity to corporate liable devices and the ability to limit features and connectivity through IT policies.
These are some great new features that many BlackBerry 10 users will appreciate. We can also assume that device compatibility for BlackBerry OS 10.1 and the Q10 are both included with this update. Hit the link below to download the update for your computer now.
1:29 pm on Apr 25, 2013 |
Verizon has begun pushing out an OS update for BlackBerry Z10 users on their network. This looks like one of BlackBerry’s new incremental feature updates, as the version number on the update is 10.0.9.422, but users who download the update will experience some enhancements. The new features include:
- Improved Battery Life: Over 60 battery-saving improvements have been made to keep you moving.
- Photo Enhancements: The camera has been optimized for better photos in low-light situations.
- And More: You’ll also enjoy fixes to Gmail® calendar, improved performance for 3rd party applications, and better browser video playback.
If the update isn’t showing yet on your Verizon Z10, keep checking back as these things can take a few hours to propagate to every device. Be sure to let us know if you find anything else in the update.
Source : Crackberry
4:27 pm on Apr 24, 2013 |
BlackBerry Live is coming up in just a few weeks in Orlando, Florida. If you’re still on the fence about attending, this latest bit of news may help you decide. All attendees of BlackBerry Live & Jam 2013 will receive a Z10 as their “Conference Tool.” These devices will be given out courtesy of Brightstar and will serve as the map, guidebook, and session calendar for your time at BlackBerry Live.
This year’s version of BlackBerry Live takes place at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida on May 14-16. Brightstar is sponsoring the event and it’s sure to be a great time filled with big BlackBerry news and maybe even some surprises. Register at the link below.
Source : Inside BlackBerry Developer Blog
4:11 pm on Apr 24, 2013 |
The BlackBerry Q10 is set to debut in the US in to coming weeks and BlackBerry hasn’t officially released any information on that launch. However, Bloomberg has gotten the inside information detailing the pricing structure for the Q10 in the US. The MSRP for the 2-year contract will be $249 in the US for all carriers.
This is a $50 difference from the Z10, which is featured at $199. This could be due to a number of reasons. One could be that the cost of the Q10 is higher, hence a higher contract price. It could also be that carriers expect higher demand on the Q10, since it’s the traditional BlackBerry model that most users favor. Regardless of the price, we know many US users are itching to get their hands on the Q10 and it’ll be available soon.
Source : Bloomberg
3:53 pm on Apr 24, 2013 |
BlackBerry has just announced an update to Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones. The new version is 4.0, and it is available for Smartphones running OS 5.0 and above. The big changes in this update include:
- Better navigation – Facebook 4.0 provides a new navigation list that allows you to quickly access messages, chat, friend requests and notifications.
- Enhanced photo experience – You now have more options with the Facebook 4.0 update giving you a richer photo experience. Enjoy full screen photo browsing, add or view tags, and instantly Comment and Like.
- Quicker access to updates – Facebook 4.0 gives you faster content updates with a “pull down to refresh” option so you can check for the latest “News Feed” posts, “Wall” posts, “Messages”, “Events” and “Nearby” pages.
This is a big update and should be available now in BlackBerry World. It’s free, as always, so hit the link below to grab the update.
1:01 pm on Apr 24, 2013 |
With the BlackBerry Q10 launching next week, the focus of this week’s BlackBerry 10 App Wednesday is going to be exclusively on apps that will be ready for that device at launch. It’ll have all the native BlackBerry apps like BBM and Email, plus all the great native BB10 apps like Twitter and Facebook. Also, Skype for BlackBerry 10 will be available on the Q10 from launch. ATP Tour, Cut the Rope and Viber are all three coming to both the Q10 and Z10 in the next few weeks. Follow on past the break for the full rundown of Q10 apps in this week’s BlackBerry 10 App Wednesday. Keep in mind that even though all these apps are available on the Q10, most are already currently available on the Z10, also.
3:21 pm on Apr 23, 2013 |
Big news for keyboard purists! BlackBerry has officially announced that the Q10 will be hitting carrier shelves in Canada beginning May 1st. Rogers, Bell, and Telus will all have the Q10 on May 1st for $199 with a 3-year contract. It will also be available on Virgin Mobile Canada, Fido, Koodo Mobile, and Sasktel, and available in select retail locations, including Best Buy, Future Shop, TBooth Wireless, The Source, Walmart Canada and WIRELESSWAVE.
Meticulous attention has been paid to every detail of the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone’s design, from its beautiful and distinctive form to its elegant and ergonomic QWERTY keyboard, which features a wider layout and larger sculpted keys. With the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone’s advanced hardware, communications and multimedia features, along with long battery life, you can confidently stay ahead and take action all day long.
Read on past the break for more information on the Q10.
4:11 pm on Apr 18, 2013 |
BlackBerry has been doing a lot to help out their partners. The latest thing they are doing is a complete revamp of their partner support services program. Here are some of the highlights of the changes happening in the program:
- New program levels with new options to enable partners to price their programs more efficiently and have more consistent margins.
- More options for accessing BlackBerry support representatives to create a more comprehensive program.
- New entrance criteria offering discounts tied to BlackBerry Certification.
If you want to know more in-depth information on the changes, check out the BlackBerry for Business Blog Here for that information. Partners can register for the updated program using the link below.
4:06 pm on Apr 18, 2013 |
We know that the BlackBerry Q10 is launching in Canada this month, with worldwide availability shortly after. There’s no word on exactly when the Q10 will hit the US, but we do have some new information that suggests whenever carriers are ready to launch it, the Q10 will be ready to rock. The FCC filing for the Q10 has passed through and is now available online for all BlackBerry fans to check out. This means that the Q10 is officially cleared for sale in the US, now we just wait on BlackBerry and the carriers to launch.
Source : Engadget
3:21 pm on Apr 17, 2013 |
BlackBerry 10 is hitting markets all around the world, and with that rollout comes more and more apps for the platform. This week’s BlackBerry 10 App Wednesday features apps from all the categories, with an emphasis on utilities and banking. The Amazing Spiderman from GameLoft has also hit BlackBerry World for BlackBerry 10. Follow on past the break for all of this week’s selections.
11:16 am on Apr 5, 2013 |
Now that we have the two high-end BlackBerry 10 devices, the Z10 and Q10, it’s time to start looking at the lower-tier devices. We know that they are in development and hopefully launching later this year. Today we get a look at the BlackBerry 10 R-Series. This device will basically be the Curve model for BlackBerry 10. It’ll be an awesome device for those that want the BlackBerry 10 experience but don’t want the $200 price tag that goes along with it now. It’ll also be big news for India and emerging markets, where BlackBerry really seems to be shining right now.
With the R-Series, we can expect a lower screen resolution, a mid-level processor, and reduced RAM from what we see in the Z10 and Q10. It’ll still have decent specs, but nothing like what’s available in the top-of-the-line models. It’ll probably be closer to the $50 range and will make BlackBerry 10 available to anyone who wants to give it a go.
Source : BBOS
4:39 pm on Apr 4, 2013 |
The BlackBerry Achievement Awards, formerly the Wireless Achievement Awards, reflects the depth of mobile innovation embedded within the BlackBerry solution. This annual awards program celebrates how BlackBerry technology helps power innovation and brings ideas to life. And for the first time, voting is now open to the public! Previously, voting for these awards has been limited to developers and major players in the mobile space, but no more. Everyone has a chance to voice their opinion now.
To vote, visit the website linked below and submit your picks in each category. Voting closes April 15th at 5PM EST. This year’s winners will be announced at BlackBerry Live in Orlando, Florida. The award recipients will receive a series of incentives for their participation. Prizes for first place include: travel and accommodations to BlackBerry Live 2013, conference passes, extensive BlackBerry training, BlackBerry 10 smartphones and more. Vote below and carry on past the break for the full list of 2013’s nominees.