Rumour Roundup

Welcome to BlackBerryCentral's Rumour Roundup!

Each Tuesday, we'll bring you the most interesting rumours in the BlackBerry community and let you know if there's any real supporting evidence. Devices, OS's, and more hot topics - it's your one-stop post to get the latest rumours. It's been a while since out last post, so please be patient as we try and get things back in motion!


BlackBerry DTEK60 Available On The 25th


Forums, Early (3rd Party) Retail Page


That ...

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BBM Warns of Phishing Scams

BlackBerry has always been known for their world-class security. However, there are always people trying to do the “unthinkable” and break through. Today, BlackBerry has pushed out a notification through BBM stating that people are “phishing” through the popular app. The company is warning people that they would never ask you for your passwords or email address. Have a look at the screenshot from my Priv.


Personally, I have not seen one of these messages yet. But am always weary whenever I see emails ...

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Mercury Shows up on Geek Bench

With all the talk around the pending DTEK60 (Argon) release, there has been little talk about the Mercury lately, that is until now. The Mercury has made another appearance online this week, showing up on Geekbench. Despite my/our initial knowledge of the device as I outlined in my article “Iconic BlackBerry Physical Keyboards Will Live On” it is now known that the Mercury will not have those “top-tier” specs as what was believed.

What is known now is that the Mercury will ...

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Upstream 120 - Play

If we were unable to check out the live stream of BerryFlow’s Upstream episode 120 fear not.  Here is the video, sit back and have a listen or watch what James, Bla1ze , Alex and I had to say about these topics which were covered tonight:

  • BBM Chatbots
  • BlackBerry Hub+ Services vs Samsung Focus
  • DTEK60 vs other devices
  • DTEK50 Security Update
  • BerryFlow on Android



Be sure to check it out and let us know what you think!



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BlackBerryCentral Joins Upstream

Today we are happy to announce that BlackBerryCentral will be joining CrackBerry on BerryFlow’s Upstream! When we're able to, members from the team will join James, Blaz1e, Alex and the others in discussions revolving around our favourite topics in the BlackBerry community.

Overall, we all believe that this will be bring nothing but the best experience and engagement to the community. Be sure to tune in tonight at 8pm EDT as Scott joins for the first time! Be sure to let us know what you think ...

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DTEK60 Spotted On Staples Canada

The arguably most known unannounced BlackBerry has been spotted on yet another website. The DTEK60 or Argon as mentioned on the Staples Canada page is currently listed for $700 but not available for order just yet.

This is yet another site listing the device after NCIX and B&H. According to the Staples site, the DTEK60 will have the following specs:

Argon brings together aspirational design, flagship specs, and the excellent value users crave while addressing their desire for private, secure communications.

  • 5.5" Touch screen ...
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Iconic BlackBerry Physical Keyboards Will Live On

During the earnings call, John Chen announced - to some people’s shock, or expectations or others’ sadness – that the BlackBerry Hardware division would be shutting down. This move was made by the sheer fact that John Chen was unfortunately unable to make the division profitable and he had set a timeframe in which he had to make a decision on its ill fate.

BlackBerry’s plan here out will be to develop their software for devices and then license it out to phone OEMs for their ...

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BlackBerry 10.3.3 In Final NIAP Certifications

The BlackBerry 10.3.3 update is in its final stretch of certification, and while we haven't heard much official in months, BlackBerry finally touched on the subject today:

"We are in the final stages of NIAP security certification for our latest BB10 release, 10.3.3. We are grateful for our devoted BB10 customers, and continue to support the platform." says Eric Lai of Inside BlackBerry Blogs.


Hopefully, that means we'll see the update roll out early October. Keep in mind, that ...

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