New App Vetting Logos heading to BlackBerry World

BlackBerry has announce today via their Inside BlackBerry Business Blog, that they will be adding “BlackBerry’s multi-layered approach for vetting apps. These logos will highlight apps that have been scanned by BlackBerry Guardian, our internal, proprietary app analysis program and Trend Micro’s Mobile App Reputation technology. In order to provide a stringent level of protection […]

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Your BlackBerry Days Are Done, Alicia Keys I hardly Knew Ya

I have been putting off writing this for a while to give benefit of a doubt and in vain hope but after hunting around on Google since the news came out that BlackBerry would be letting their Creative Director Alicia Keys go… I have been struggling to find anything positive about her term… What is […]

Air Force Swaps 5,000 BlackBerry Devices to iPhones

“The Air Force is replacing 5,000 of its BlackBerry devices with Apple smartphones, in a broader move to eradicate the legacy devices in favor of more modern commercial technologies” Currently in use is a mixture of OS6 and OS7 Legacy devices so I can understand the need.. the requirement.. the demand to upgrade to “more […]

BlackBerry Wins ESEAward 2014

2014 seems to be a good year so far and to add to the trophy cabinet: BlackBerry Indonesia received the Excellent Service Experience Award (ESEAward) 2014 for the category “Handset of the Year”… that’s 2 years in a row! The ESEAward is essentially Service Quality and Customer Management consultancy Carre CSSL (Carre Center for Customer […]

BlackBerry 10.2.1 to land on T-Mobile in March WiFi calling causes delay

Well to me this seems like it is always the case, T-Mobile has yet again successfully delayed yet another BlackBerry OS release. In a tweet from T-Mobile’s CMO @SievertMike “Blackberry 10.2 release delay due to perfecting the TMO exclusive WiFi calling feature. BB working hard on it, release expected early March.” So there you have […]

Rogers Next – In line to roll out early upgrades

Being in the UK and coincidentally on the O2 network I happened to come across an Early Upgrade (O2 Refresh) option 7 months into my new contract… it is an intriguing offer, to essentially trade in my handset for a decent price whenever I want to upgrade. Since then it seems other companies have seen […]

T-Mobile Issues statement & offers free shipping for BlackBerry devices

Just yesterday BlackBerry CEO John Chen issued a statement on T-Mobile’s offer to BlackBerry users on their network. In the statement CEO John Chen stated “To the BlackBerry user community, I want to extend our deepest gratitude. Y‎our passion motivates us every day as we navigate our turnaround. And for our loyal customers on the […]

BlackBerry’s Response to T-Mobile’s Anti-BlackBerry Campaign

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has stepped out and addressed the so called promotion that T-Mobile was offering BlackBerry customers on their network. If you are not sure what we are referring to, T-Mobile sent out an invitation to current BlackBerry customers on their network to “upgrade to it iShit”. With this sitting in our faces […]

John Chen talks about saving BlackBerry

Forbes recently sat down with BlackBerry CEO John Chen to talk about his turning around the company. In case you didn’t already know BlackBerry holds 44,000 patents. This 44,000 patents could be turned into cash by selling them off or BlackBerry could get paid on the royalties. Check out the interview below and let us […]

Video Review: Otterbox Defender case for the BlackBerry Z30

I finally had the chance to sit down and dive into the Otterbox Defender case for the BlackBerry Z30! I have been using it for a little over a month now and absolutely love the case. As you will see in the images and video in this review the Otterbox Defender case we are taking […]

BlackBerry Planning Octa-core 64-bit Device

A few days ago @Sleepy2009 posted a snapshot of Geekbench 3 being used on seemingly the BlackBerry O series rumored Ontario, I couldn’t help but feel oh here we go again… remember the cafe? Ontario and was it Tigris? (ok I know cafe was dropped due to Q3 fiscal results but you get the idea)… haven’t […]

BlackBerry Z10 price now $299 Unlocked to all networks

For those that have missed out on being a part of BlackBerry 10 but have been put off by the buy out price you need not wait. Z10 has been listed as $299 on their store in both black and white. Shipping seems to be only USA, Canada and Mexico (The shipping for Non USA […]

Vote for your favorite QNX Software Systems CES Car!

If you have been following the QNX blog you already know that leading up to CES 2014 they were showing off the CES Cars of Fame series. Well we were just informed that the QNX blog is holding a poll and letting QNX fans, readers and everyone in between vote for their favorite QNX concept […]

Official Statement from BlackBerry on thier ties to CIBC and TELUS mobile payments

Earlier today we had a source let us know that BlackBerry’s network was behind CIBC and TELUS mobile payments, we reached out to BlackBerry for comment on this. BlackBerry issued the below statement letting us know “in fact, BlackBerry does operate the infrastructure that enables the secure over-the-air provisioning of credentials (e.g. credit card) into […]

Marty Mallick: BlackBerry’s New VP of Global Alliances and Ecosystems

And the ranks continue to change at BlackBerry, all for the better! At the end of last month we saw Alec Saunders position at BlackBerry change to Vice President of the new QNX Cloud division. Now we see Marty Mallick take on a new role at BlackBerry. BlackBerry’s New VP of Global Alliances and Ecosystems! […]

Is BlackBerry’s network behind CIBC & TELUS mobile payments???

I had just finished publishing the press release on CIBC and TELUS launch mobile payments, when I received a message from one of our long time sources. This message stated that CIBC and TELUS’s new mobile payments platform was being run over BlackBerry’s secure network. Now keep in mind the press release never stated this […]

Help bring the BlackBerry Z30 to T-Mobile! Sign this petition!! CC: @JohnLegere

Over the years I have had this love hate relationship with T-Mobile (I have been with them since 2002), so now you see why I have a love hate relationship with them at this point.Anyways let me get off my soap box and get on to the point. The point is currently Verizon holds an […]

February Brings Free EA Games

EA Games is generously giving away their games for free this month. There are plenty of games to pick from for each of the BlackBerry 10 devices. Check out the list below, there is probably something you’ve been waiting for and now it’s free! For BlackBerry Z10: Battleship Bejeweled 2 Boggle Dead Space Flight Control […]

@BlackBerry 10 Turns One! #BB10Birthday

One year ago today we had reporters at the Toronto, Canada and New York City launch events. The excitement for BlackBerry 10 that day was completely amazing. Our team of reporters were on their toes every waking moment and we had a blast doing it. Over the past year we have seen BlackBerry 10 grow […]

BBM is heading to a Gingerbread device near you!

This is reall not BIG news as we mentioned this back on the 13th of January, but Jeff Gadway head of product and brand marketing for BBM has issued the following statement on BBM for Android 2.3.3 and above. The team at BBM has been busy in the kitchen over the last few months cooking […]