AtHoc Recieves US Army Contract Extension

BlackBerry’s subsidiary AtHoc is back in the news again with a contract extension this time. The US Army awarded a Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) and Authority to Operate (ATO) which in turn keeps AtHoc in their service until April 2019. The service covers close to 600,000 US Army personnel stationed at more than 65 bases across the planet.

"We have more than a decade of experience as one of the foundational elements for crisis communications across the US military, now supporting all four branches ...

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Free BBM

Just recently BlackBerry announced BlackBerry Hub+ for all Android smartphones, be sure to check out our article if you haven’t already done so.

The app allows users to install BlackBerry Hub, Calendar and Password keeper on their device and for a 30-day period. It is exactly the same as BlackBerry Android devices in terms of features and functions of the given apps. However, after the 30-day period users will have to pay $0.99 per month or have ads appear in their BlackBerry apps. This ...

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Hands-On: BlackBerry DTEK50

Just two weeks ago, BlackBerry released the newest addition to their Android lineup: The DTEK50

A device that the company is touting as The World's Most Secure Android Smartphone -- a stance they didn't exactly take with the Priv; especially when Chen can be quoted as saying that they're likely comparable to Samsungs' Knox platform. Regardless, it's an interestingly strong slogan to place on the device.

If you missed the unveiling for the DTEK50, be sure to click here and give the ...

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BlackBerry Blend Reached EOL Status In July

While we were all glued to the DTEK50 launch, BlackBerry added another product / application from their portfolio to their Software Support Cycle page, but unfortunately it's listed under End Of Life (EOL) status as of July 31st, 2016. This comes less than two years into the products life - since it was announced alongside the BlackBerry Passport in September of 2014, and hasn't seen an update since October of 2015

No official statement has been found as of yet (we'll update this post if ...

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Wallpaper Wednesday

Welcome to another Wallpaper Wednesday!

Each week, we'll bring you cool and popular wallpapers for all your BlackBerry devices. If you're a graphic artist, or photographer and would like your wallpaper shared - shoot us an email!

Here's how to download and install:

  • Find the proper device / resolution wallpaper for your device
  • Click the Download link
  • Touch and hold on the image, selecting Save Image, or select Download in the top right corner
  • Once downloaded, select the image in your downloads folder which should ...
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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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