Former BlackBerry Exec Carlo Chiarello Appointed CEO of Lazaridis Institute

A former BlackBerry exec you may remember was recently appointed CEO for the Management of Technology Enterprises at Wilfrid Laurier University. 

Before jumping over to Powermat, Carlo Chiarello worked for BlackBerry in various executive roles, leaving his position as executive vice-president of the handset division in January 2014.

"Carlo has a strong track record of growing and leading organizations and managing complexity during hypergrowth stages. This combined with his international experience and deep industry knowledge makes him uniquely qualified to lead the Lazaridis Institute successfully ...

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BlackBerry Returns To Korea After 3 Years

According to sources, BlackBerry is set to launch the Priv in South Korea at a press event held this upcoming September 20th.

Something most likely won't know, is that BlackBerry first launched a smartphone in Korea in 2009 - but pulled out of the market alongside HTC, Motorola and Nokia around late 2012. Currently, Samsung holds around 70% of the marketshare, with Apple in second, holding around 10%.

This means the Priv will be the first smartphone that BlackBerry has launched in the country in ...

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3 Hong Kong Launches DTEK50 & 10-in-1 SIM Option

3 Hong Kong recently launched Numbers Master for iOS and Android phones based on a technology from BlackBerry. They also announced they'd be the first in Hong Kong to offer the new corporate-aimed DTEK50.

"3 Hong Kong is the first local telecoms operator to launch BlackBerry's thinnest-ever and highly- secure DTEK50 smartphone. Aimed at corporate customers, the DTEK50 offers an innovative, safe and reliable mobile service via Numbers Master. Starting today, customers subscribing to a monthly $1682 4G LTE plan can get the DTEK50 ...

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Snap V3 Now Available For Download

Those who've enjoyed Google Play alternatives on their BlackBerry 10 device have one more thing to get excited about this week - Snap v3 has finally gone from BETA to release!

Snap now is "pay what you want" model, where you can support the developer by paying for Snap. Snap is still free, but exclusive early access is granted to paying customers. Your support is greatly appreciated to keep Snap up and running.

With the version, comes a change in release - where users have the ...

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BlackBerry Announces Redemption of Existing Convertible Debentures and Issuance of New Convertible Debentures

BlackBerry announced this past Friday (after putting a hold on their stock for the announcement) the redemption of existing convertible debentures and the issuance of new convertible debentures. BlackBerry also announced that it has entered into an agreement pursuant to which Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited ("Fairfax") and other institutional investors will subscribe for 3.75% unsecured convertible debentures of BlackBerry (the "3.75% Debentures") on a private placement basis for an aggregate subscription price of USD$605 million. The transaction is expected to be completed on ...

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Where To Buy DTEK50 in Canada

If you're in Canada, and looking to scoop up a DTEK50, look no further. With the top three carriers involved, it's easy to grab one of these phones on the cheap if you aren't looking to buy outright. How's pricing? Consistent, for the most part - but be sure to explore your options before renewing with your carrier.

Not sure what a DTEK50 is? Click here to read our overview of the super cool BlackBerry device, and be sure to stay tuned ...

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Rumour Roundup: Argon Edition

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.


BlackBerry Argon Is A Metal Uni-Body Phone




Argon is a big topic lately, with folks mostly wanting to know two things: release timeframe and design. We get questions a lot, and one that popped ...

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BlackBerry Becomes First Major Manufacturer to Patch QuadRooter Vulnerabilities

Originally posted on Inside Blogs:

Earlier this month, over 20,000 of the world’s top computer hackers and security experts flocked to Las Vegas for Black Hat USA and DEF CON 24, the largest and most important hacking conferences in the world. On the last day of DEF CON, security company Check Point unveiled QuadRooter, a set of four new high-severity security vulnerabilities that impact over 900 million mobile devices with Qualcomm processors.

Three of the four vulnerabilities have already been fixed on PRIV devices ...

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