Leaked Documents Show NSA Intercepted BlackBerry Emails

NSA Former Analyst Edward Snowden has been in the news a lot lately. The latest information from leaked NSA documents is that NSA has been able to intercept BlackBerry Enterprise Service and BlackBerry Internet Service. BlackBerry’s business services they provide have always been pushed as highly encrypted and hard to hack into. But apparently not […]

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India Government Granted Intercept Authority on BIS Server.

Economic Times recently dropped an article that outlines the authority that BlackBerry has granted to the Indian government regarding the BlackBerry Internet Service or BIS.  The report states that India has the access to 10 different telecom service providers when it comes to the intercept authority but it is limited to soly the BIS. The […]

MTN Addresses BlackBerry Service Issues

MTN has addressed a technical error which caused tiered BlackBerry Internet Service customers to use data at a much faster rate than what was supposed to be. This issue started back in March and is still going. “During the month of March, MTN detected a technical error that occurred on its system. The error resulted […]

Clearing Up The Confusion Regarding BIS/BES And BlackBerry 10

There has been  a lot of confusion regarding BlackBerry 10 and whether or not you need a BIS/BES account to use the phone.  Now that the Z10 is in the hands of a lot of people, and officially for sale in the UK, we can now confirm whether or not you will need a BIS or BES […]

BIS 4.3 SP1 Release Notes Now Available

Research In Motion has released their Releases Notes for BIS (BlackBerry Internet Service) 4.3 SP1. RIM will no longer be offering their hosted @carrier.blackberry.com or @carrier.blackberry.net email addresses. This is only for the people upgrading to a BlackBerry 10 device. The bright side to this is RIM will let you forward those emails to another […]

Three UK offering up one free year of BIS to Pay As You Go BlackBerry users

UK carrier Three is offering up a new promotion for their Pay As You Go BlackBerry users.  Three UK is offering up one free year of BIS if you are an eligible Pay As You Go customer.  This promo will save customers £5 a month, however there are of course some stipulations and requirements.

RIM Isn’t Dead Yet, says the Harvard Business Review

As the headline suggests a post written up by Scott Anthony as part of HBRs Blog Network  makes claim that RIM isn’t as dead as the media pundits so love to claim. As he so simply puts, ” [In] September RIM reported that its subscriber base had grown to 80 million from 78 million. The company’s […]

BlackBerry Internet Service 4.3 User Guide Now Available

Research In Motion has recently released their User Guide for BlackBerry Internet Service 4.3! At this time there is no changelog within the document itself or any dates for release. The update to BIS 4.3 appears to be just a bug fix update… You can check out the full document here. Let us know if […]

RIM responds to Pwn2Own iPhone 4S hackers claims

Yesterday there was reports from Pwn2Own about hackers easily finding, and exploiting, a WebKit vulnerability on the iPhone 4S and other Apple products.  The hackers then went on to claim that BlackBerry had left the door open for them as well, and that the perceived sense of security from owning a BlackBerry was a false […]

Du BlackBerry users could face service outage in Dubai

Dubai telecom, Du, has announced today that their BlackBerry customers could experience a service outage due to some scheduled maintenance.  Du made a statement today to warn their customers of the potential outage for September 2nd.

Update:RIM states that BES 10 will be backward compatible for older BlackBerry devices

**Update: It seems that BGR has received confirmation from RIM that BES administrators will need to have BES 5 and BES 10 running in parallel for existing in-market BlackBerry 7 devices and new BlackBerry 10 devices to run on the same servers. This goes a little against what RIM stated early today. At this point BGR’s […]

Which Is The Better Deal Costwise, BBM Or SMS?

If you guessed BBM, you would be correct. According to Seeking Alpha, RIM has a secret weapon in BBM in developing countries, as well as BIS. Smart phones are expensive to pay for month to month even in North America. So you can probably imagine that poorer countries, it would be a lot harder to […]

Will BlackBerry 10 signal the death of BIS/BES requirements for new devices?

Shortly after BlackBerry World in May, we got some word from a source that BlackBerry 10 devices would no longer access the BlackBerry servers in the current manner.  We were unable to verify this rumor, but it did make sense with what we were seeing with the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device, as well we […]

Virgin Mobile UK Offering BIS Free For 12 Months When You Buy A Blackberry Curve 9320

For just £109.89 you can get a Blackberry Curve 9320 at Virgin Mobile UK. What do you get for buying it? Buy today and get: Twelve months free email and BlackBerry Messenger £10 airtime included in the price of the phone, plus an extra 300 free texts – just to say hello.

STC Introduces New BlackBerry Devices with Smart Devices’ Bundles!

STC has now made it easier for you to get your hands on a new Blackberry Smartphone  at competitive prices. With the new bundle packages of data with varying prices you can get the device in your pocket without making them empty, hit the jump to get this great new offer!

8ta offering free BlackBerry Internet Service for one month with new pre-paid activations

South African telecom provider 8ta is currently running a pretty awesome promotion for their pre-paid customers.  They are giving their pre-paid customers a free month worth of BIS (BlackBerry Internet Service) upon activation of the service.  Now this offer is only good for the 1st 5000 customers to activate a new service, and the promotion […]

RIM Releases Documents on BlackBerry Internet Service 4.2

RIM is gearing up for the launch of BlackBerry Internet Service 4.2 (BIS)! They have released new documentation on their official website showing information and instructions on the release of BIS 4.2.

RIM Finally Sets Up BlackBerry Server in Mumbai

Research in Motion has in the past had issues with India and the Blackberry but they a have been “In Motion” to change things around by appointing Sunil Dutt as their New Managing Director for India and with the BlackBerry PlayBooks Selling out in 4 Days in India along with the new Blackberry OS 2.o expected to hit tomorrow RIM […]

Press Release: 8ta Launches Pre-Paid BlackBerry Internet Service

8.ta has announced the availability of an exciting BlackBerry® Internet Service Prepaid Voucher that is ideal for the youth market or any other Prepaid BlackBerry® smartphone user. For R600 incl. VAT, subscribers get R600 worth of airtime once-off, FREE BlackBerry Internet Service and FREE 500MB YouTube streaming monthly for the next 6 months.

BlackBerry Internet Services to be supported by giffgaff

giffgaff, a SIM only network in UK, has started to offer BIS to their customers.  This means any customers that are using BlackBerries on the giffgaff network will not be able to take advantage of BBM, BlackBerry email, and all of the other good things that are tied into BIS service.