UPDATED: BBM Launching on iOS and Android on June 27th

UPDATE: BlackBerry has now said that T-MobileUK’s  Tweet from their Twitter account “is not inaccurate.” Well this is interesting news, according to a tweet from T-Mobile UK: “Great news – BlackBerry Messenger will be available to download on iOS and Android from June 27th! 🙂 #BBM pic.twitter.com/PbG1uknM3h“. This is great news but still nothing has […]

New Version of QNX CAR Platform Expands Design Choices to Include Android Apps and Qt User Interfaces

Enables automotive companies to tap into vast ecosystem of mobile developers creating Android, HTML5, OpenGL ES, and Qt apps DETROIT, MICHIGAN–(Marketwired – June 05, 2013) – QNX Software Systems Limited, a global leader in software platforms for in-car electronics, today demonstrated how the new version of its QNX CAR™ Platform for Infotainment will enable developers […]

App Converter Coming to BB10 – Eliminates Sideloading

Every version of BB10 has supported Android apps by “sideloading” the .bar files on your device. BlackBerry 10.2 is slated to launch this month with Jelly Bean support so users can install the latest versions of the popular android apps that are available.  Unfortunately BB10 still does not have a native converter that is built […]

Is BBM Coming To iOS And Android On June 27th?

New rumors are saying that BBM is coming to iOS and Android on June 27th. We know that BBM is coming to both platforms, we just didn’t know the when. Well we knew summer time, but that could have meant August. Either way, I am happy to see it become available to other platforms. Looks […]

If the BlackBerry 10 user base grows Google will build BlackBerry 10 apps

Those of us that us BlackBerry 10 devices have longed for certain Google applications on our devices such as Google Maps, Google Now, Google+, Google Music and the other Google apps that are currently available. Currently Google only supports Android and iOS at this time. Speaking at D11, Sundar Pichai, Google’s SVP of Android, Chrome, […]

BES 10 client for iPhone updated with support for unreleased Secure Work Space

During BlackBerry Live we were told that BES 10 clients for both iOS and Android would be receiving an update that would add support for the Secure Work Space.  Now during the conference we were told that we could expect this in June, but it seems that BlackBerry may be a little ahead of schedule. […]

BlackBerry still on top with Vodacom in South Africa – but losing ground to Android and iOS

BlackBerry has touted their presence in emerging markets over the last few years.  While market share in North America and Europe has gone the way of Android and iOS, BlackBerry has continued to prosper in markets like Africa.  Recently Vodacom in South Africa released their numbers by mobile operating system, and there is no doubt […]

Alec Saunders knows BlackBerry 10 users aren’t crazy about Android ports

There is no ignoring the fact that there are a lot of Android ports in BlackBerry World for BlackBerry 10 devices.  Most of the big name apps that people want, have come to BlackBerry 10 via an Android port.  Well Alec Saunders, head of developer relations for BlackBerry, is well aware of the issues users […]

Register now to find out when BBM hits iOS and Android

During the keynote at BlackBerry Live this week BlackBerry announced that they were bringing BBM to iOS and Android. This announcement rocked the world as BlackBerry Messenger or BBM as it is commonly called has only been on BlackBerry. Some of the people we spoke with at Live had mixed reactions to the announcement. All […]

BlackBerry Android Runtime Set to Receive Update to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean in June

With BlackBerry Jam Americas in full swing and the developers getting more and  more information, BlackBerry let it be known today that the BlackBerry Android  Runtime will be receiving an update soon to Android 4.2,2 Jelly Bean. This update  will take the Android Runtime from Gingerbread 2.3.3 all the way up to 4.2.2. This  is […]

HootSuite Hints at New App for BlackBerry Users

Some of you might have gotten the email from HootSuite stating that they would be releasing a new version of their popular Twitter client in the  near future.  Within the email they state that Twitter will be shutting down the 1.0 API that HootSuite uses to power their app. The date for the shut down […]

Secure Workspace coming to iOS and Android devices via BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10.1

Earlier today some features and information on the upcoming BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10.1 got leaked out.  Upon closer inspection Ronen over at Berryreview noticed something interesting for companies that run a BYOD policy for their employees.  It looks like BES 10.1 will provide IT admins with the ability to set up a secure workspace within […]

BlackBerry World Contains Only 20% Android Ports of all BlackBerry 10 Apps

BlackBerry has made it is easy for developers to jump on board and to build their applications for BlackBerry 1o, initially at launch BlackBerry touted 70,000 apps in BlackBerry World. They have now surpassed that feat with more than 100,000 applications, what is even more astonishing it that only 20% of those applications are Android ports. […]

Devs: BlackBerry Q10 Device Support Added for Android Apps

Devs in your building of application for the new BlackBerry 10 devices note that when building applications for the BlackBerry Q10 that you will be dealing with a smaller screen. If you are planning to port over your Android applications to BlackBerry 10, both the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 support icons with a size of 114 x 114 […]

Pentagon denies reports of switch from BlackBerry to iOS

Here we are, another day and another rumor about some company or organization dropping BlackBerry for iOS or Android.  This time around it was a rumor that the Pentagon was going to be ditching their 470,000 BlackBerry devices in favor of the iPhone.  As with most of these types of rumors there is now an […]

BlackBerry Ad Appears on Android!

So I am sitting there talking with my wife as she is playing Angry Birds Rio on her Samsung Galaxy S2. As she is playing she said what the hell? I then asked her what was wrong. She proceeds to show me her phone… All I could do was laugh and snap the above picture. […]

BlackBerry Previews Secure Work Space Technology for Third Party Platforms

Extending BlackBerry’s trusted, gold standard security to separate work and personal data on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets Mar 14, 2013-Waterloo, ON – BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) today confirmed its commitment to bringing a solution that will separate and secure work and personal data on mobile devices to third party platforms. Secure Work Space […]

Square app running on a BlackBerry Z10

We have seen quite a few non-BlackBerry apps make their way to BlackBerry 10 thanks to how easy it is to port over an app.  We just got sent this video of the Square mobile payment app running on a Z10 and I for one am happy to see it working so well.  I use […]

Video Shows Netflix (Android Port) Running on the BlackBerry Z10

There has been a lot of talks on the touchy subject Netflix on BlackBerry 10. We heard about another report from AllThingsD that “Sources say Netflix isn’t developing a version of its app for BlackBerry 10 — native or port. And the company confirms those reports: It has chosen to forgo the platform entirely for […]

BlackBerry Adds Support for Wireless Gamepads

  Mobile LinkIf you are into mobile gaming you will be happy to hear the BlackBerry is has started implementing support for wireless gamepads with the release of the Gamepad API. Most of you know that I am a techy by heart so when I first saw the MOGA Mobile Gaming System  for Android I […]