BlackBerry Introduces Hub+ for Android Smartphones

BlackBerry announced today the availability of BlackBerry Hub+, available to any Android smartphone running Android M (6.0+) via the Google Play Store. Android L (5.0+) support is expected within the next couple of weeks, and iOS support is also in the works for later in the year.

The suite comes as a 30-day trial where users can continue with a free version that includes advertisements, but allows users to purchase a Hide Ads subscription similar to BBM. Additionally, the user can purchase a suite subscription ...

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DTEK50 Is A Natural Upgrade From The Leap and Older All-Touch Devices

Originally posted on Inside Blogs:

Today, I’d like to discuss with you one of my favorite BlackBerry devices. With a modern, all-touch design, a beautiful, brilliant display, and a host of productivity-enabling applications, it’s a perfect tool for both business and pleasure. No, I’m not talking about the BlackBerry Leap – though you’d be forgiven for thinking it was.

I’m talking about our newest Secure Android Smartphone, DTEK50. It’s actually got a great deal in common with the Leap (and other all-touch predecessors ...

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Apple Reportedly Hires Dan Dodge, Founder of QNX

According to Bloomberg;

"Apple Inc. has hired the former head of BlackBerry Ltd.’s automotive software division as new leadership at the iPhone-maker’s car team places increased emphasis on developing self-driving technology (according to people familiar with the project)."

If you aren't familiar with who Dan is, simply put (which is difficult), he is the former CEO and Founder of BlackBerry subsidiary QNX. Dubbed project Titan Apple has reportedly has been working on some form of automotive initiative for release in the coming years - and ...

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BlackBerry Begins Rollout Of August 5 Android Security Update

Factory Unlocked (Amazon, ShopBlackBerry) Priv owners can search for an update, as the first August patch begins to rollout across the globe. Some users saw this version in a previous week as a beta, which has now gotten the golden seal of approval for your devices.

Carrier devices should see this update rolling out relatively soon too - we'll update the post as we see it pop up. As per usual, this is just a security update - don't expect anything new or large in ...

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Low Down: The BlackBerry DTEK50

If you're an avid reader of BlackBerryCentral, you'll notice how quiet it's been here over the past few weeks - but rest assured, we're all still alive!

Currently, the team all seemingly is going through life changing moments in life right now, from new family members to career changes, we're all super busy keeping up with our personal lives. Collectively, we're all definitely anxious to get back in the swing of bringing you what you expect from us: the BEST ...

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ICYMI: Watch The DTEK 50 Launch Here

On July 26th, BlackBerry hosted a private launch for the DTEK50 - providing a private webcast stream for selected media and invitees. Thankfully, for the public, BlackBerry has released the recording of the event and posted to YouTube for your viewing pleasure.

Speakers: Alex Thurber, senior vice president, Global Device sales at BlackBerry

David Kleidermacher, Chief Security Officer at BlackBerry

Scott Wenger, head of device marketing and design at BlackBerry

Hosted by: Maribel Lopez, independent mobile analyst

 

Interested in the DTEK 50 yet? If ...

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PRIV by BlackBerry - Photo Gallery by BlackBerryCentral

It's no secret that the Priv by BlackBerry is one of the most appealing handsets on the market. A true feat of design, the device stands out in most any situation -- we all know a slider with physical keyboard is otherwise non-existent in the mainstream North American market.

If there's one way to truly appreciate the craft that went into making such a smartphone, it's a photoshoot that highlights all the curves and angles.

Taken by our in-house photoman, David Lindahl, be ...

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Device Comparsion: DTEK50 vs the PRIV

As I am sure by now you have heard that BlackBerry has announced their latest BlackBerry Android device the DTEK50. Whilst it would be simple for me to do a quick article about the device and its specs, I figured that that would be too simple and not good enough for BlackBerryCentral’s readers. So instead I will compare the DTEK50 against the PRIV so that you can educate yourself on which device is best for you. So, I’ll be looking at the hardware specs and ...

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