BlackBerry Maps for BB10 updated for Stability and Performance Enhancements

BlackBerry just released a new update for BlackBerry Maps.  The newest version (v 10.2.1.778) of Maps was released to fix a few issues that were centered around Performance and Stability issues in the app. You can head over to BlackBerry World to download the update if you would like.

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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 […]

BlackBerry teams up with ValueLabs for R&D

In an article published today, BlackBerry has teamed up with ValueLabs. ValueLabs, a Hyderabad-based testing tools company, for assistance in research and development (R&D). In the release below “The team for BlackBerry work would be set up at ValueLabs’ new facility in the second phase of Hi-Tec City. “The team of 200 professional staff will […]

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 […]

CIBC and TELUS launch mobile payments

Canadians will now be able to conveniently pay for coffee, groceries and more with the CIBC Mobile Payment App on their TELUS smartphone TORONTO, Feb. 4, 2014 /CNW/ – CIBC (TSX: CM) (NYSE: CM) and TELUS today announced the launch of the CIBC Mobile Payment App to TELUS mobile devices with Near-Field Communications (NFC) capability, […]

Snap2Chat Beta For BlackBerry Updated

Those of you who are SnapChat user know of the 3rd party app known as Snap2Chat that is available for BlackBerry.  The app recently got an update to the Beta, which added some new features to the program that are very slick. The new features are: Video Recorder (You can now happily send videos) Video […]

Unofficial Chive App Becomes Official.

Unofficially there has been a Chive app available for some time to BlackBerry users as a free download.  Unfortunately, the first go round to get the app accepted into BlackBerry World did not go as planned, so the developer made the app available for free to users.  I guess that BlackBerry World had a change […]

@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 […]

Max Secure Software launches Private Messages for BBM

Max Secure Software just launched their 10th BlackBerry 10 app. Private Messages for BBM allows the user to keep their messages locked with a password. All the messages sent through BBM and are encrypted by AES-128. Pune, India (January 29th, 2013) – Max Secure Software launches Private Messages for BBM™ for BlackBerry 10 devices. Private […]

New BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 Lets You Do More, More Easily

Update includes hundreds of new enhancements and refinements and is rolling out to customers through carriers around the world beginning today WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Jan. 28, 2014) – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced BlackBerry(R) 10 OS version 10.2.1, a new software update for BlackBerry 10 smartphones that lets you […]

Alec Saunders talks about his new role as VP of QNX Cloud

Just recently BlackBerry’s CEO, John Chen, announced that Alec Saunders would be taking on a new role as the Vice President of the new QNX Cloud division. Alec Saunders has finally taken to his blog to talk more about his new position in the company. You can check out what he had to say below. […]

BlackBerry Announces Plans to Divest Canadian Real Estate Holdings

WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Jan. 21, 2014) – BlackBerry(R) Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced that it intends to divest the majority of its real estate holdings in Canada. In partnership with CBRE Limited, BlackBerry intends to strategically divest the majority of its commercial real estate portfolio through a combination of sale-leaseback […]

BlackBerry said make up 98% of new Pentagon Mobile Management System

This is huge news for BlackBerry! According to a press release that was issued last week noted “the Program supports 80,000 BlackBerry phones.” That 80,000 BlackBerry devices will make up a total of 98% of the total devices used by the DoD!!! With that being said we are talking about the government, so I would […]

BlackBerry Announces Completion of Acquisition of Additional U.S. $250 Million Debentures by Fairfax

WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Jan. 16, 2014) – BlackBerry(R) Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced the completion of the purchase by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, of an additional U.S. $250 million principal amount of 6% unsecured subordinated convertible debentures of BlackBerry (the “Debentures”). The additional Debentures were purchased pursuant […]

No More Waiting For a New Phone – Sprint Allows Eligible Customers to Upgrade Their Phone Anytime with Sprint Easy Pay

Sprint customers can upgrade their phone immediately by using Sprint Easy Pay OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Jan.15, 2014 – Go ahead, Sprint customers – ask today for that shiny, just-launched, perfect-for-you phone you’ve been drooling over – and you’ll receive it –today. Sprint customers don’t have to be patient anymore when it comes to phone upgrades; on […]

BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 Selected by DATEV

DATEV rolls out more than 1,000 BlackBerry 10 smartphones DUSSELDORF, GERMANY and WATERLOO, CANADA–(Marketwired – Jan. 16, 2014) – BlackBerry(R) Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced that DATEV, a software company and leading IT service provider in Europe for tax advisors, auditors and lawyers, has selected BlackBerry(R) Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) […]

Enterprises in India Move to BlackBerry 10

NEW DELHI, INDIA and WATERLOO, CANADA–(Marketwired – Jan. 15, 2014) – BlackBerry(R) Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced the growing adoption of BlackBerry(R) 10 and BlackBerry(R) Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) by Indian enterprises across a range of sectors. BlackBerry has a strong market position in India where the Company has seen […]