South Africa – Johannesburg – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced that the BlackBerry® Passport, a new device purpose-built for productivity with a boundary-breaking design that challenges the status quo, will be available in South Africa from authorized partners in early November. Featuring a large square touch […]
A brand new video has been published to Student Village’s YouTube channel. This video shows off South African students first impressions of the BlackBerry Z3! I must say it is a great video and encapsulates the same feelings we had when we first opened our BlackBerry Z3. Check out the video below and let us […]
Available through Vodacom from mid July 2014 Johannesburg, South Africa – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today introduced the new BlackBerry® Z3 smartphone in South Africa. The BlackBerry Z3 smartphone will be available to Vodacom customers in stores and online from mid July 2014. The device has the recommended […]
In the Global market as a whole BlackBerry is King, BlackBerry makes up for the majority of their marketshare in the Global market as to what they would gain in the US, and its gains continue and have pressed beyond Samsung in research statistics from Dashboard and World Wide Worx, in its Mobility 2014 survey. Presenting […]
We are quickly approaching the Q1 earnings from BlackBerry on June 28th, and we are expecting to see some good numbers for BlackBerry 10 sales. There have been the usual critics that don’t believe that the Z10 and Q10 are doing that well, however there have been some good reports coming from Canada the UK […]
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 […]
Prior to BlackBerry 10 we saw a lot of carriers offer their customers unlimited BBM plans. These were especially popular in emerging markets like South Africa, where BlackBerry dominates approximately 50% of the market. With the addition of features like BBM Video calls and BBM Voice, BlackBerry users will be putting much more demand on their carriers […]
BlackBerry has announced the addition of pricing tiers for India and South Africa. BlackBerry did this because BlackBerry 10 was launched in both markets just recently. The changes will happen within the next 48 hours.
We can not wait to get our hands on the Blackberry Z10, and it seems that SA retailers such as Vodaphone Ghana is ready to get it to you. Today Incredible Connection has the BlackBerry Z10 up for preorder. Incredible Connection has the device listed for R6999.95 and it comes included with the BlackBerry Flip Shell Case.The date […]
While RIM is prepping to release the most important operating system of the platforms existence, they are not forgetting about the up and coming developers for BlackBerry. In the new year we will see BlackBerry 10 get launched, and RIM has stated that it is a future-proofed mobile operating system, so it only makes sense […]
Research In Motion (RIM) has announced that BlackBerry® Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365 is now available to South African enterprise customers. This cloud solution extends Microsoft Exchange Online to BlackBerry® smartphones and allows customers to manage their BlackBerry deployments in the cloud. The service works with BlackBerry smartphones on business or consumer data […]
RIM CEO, Thorsten Heins spoke with MarkLives columnist and Gadget editor-in-chief Arthur Goldstuck (@art2gee) about the challenges facing RIM in an 2 part interview back in late October. The first half of the interview focused on investors and the still loyal South African market, where BlackBerry is the No. 1 smartphone. Within the interview Heins […]
After opening a lab in the University of Pretoria, RIM has opened up another in Cape Town. RIM said this about their choice of location: “Cape Town is a key innovation hub, and a natural site for RIM’s second BlackBerry apps lab in South Africa,” Alexandra Zagury, RIM’s MD for South Africa and southern Africa, […]
Using BlackBerry Hotspot feature may cost you more “out of bundle” data With the update of BlackBerry 7.1 to the new BlackBerry 7 devices one of the most welcoming features is the mobile hotspot feature. Need to connect to the internet but don’t have access to a Wi-Fi hotspot? Then activate Mobile Hotspot on your […]
The BlackBerry World Tour continues to roll on, and this time they will be making a stop in Cape Town and Pretoria, to host South Africa’s BlackBerry hackathons, although these stops are not apart of the official BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour for Enterprise Developers, it is nice to see RIM making sure they get to all markets. Research […]
RIM has been pushing the envelope to get more and more developers on board as well with the hosting of the Blackberry Hackathon Sessions. The newest and latest Blackberry Hackathon Session took place in South Africa this month at Blackberry M2Work Hackthon. And the winners are as followed: Congrats to all the winners!!
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 […]
Research In Motion is currently setting up what they have dubbed “BlackBerry Buddy” kiosks in Major South African malls. The Buddy kiosks are offering support, advice, and even software update’s. I can see how this is a great step toward helping elevate customer service calls to the wireless carriers.
Nerd fans if you have yet to register for your spot for BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour Asia Pacific well youre in luck a few more spots just opended up with seats in Bangalore (July 2), Delhi (July 4), and Jakarta (July 10).So if you have yet to get your spot in the Jam Tour, Hurry up and […]
Registration is now open for the Cape Town and Dubai stops of the BlackBerry Jam World Tour. The show will be in Dubai on July 10th at The Address Dubai Marina. After that, the tour will continue in Cape Town on July 31st at the Westin Cape Town.