Say Hello to @DanMac2014, BlackBerry's First Social Fan of the Month

BlackBerry is bringing it back: Social Fan Of The Month

Their first winner, Dan Macneil (@DanMac2014), who wins a BlackBerry Passport.


Originally posted on Inside Blogs:

#TeamBlackBerry is made up of our most devoted fans around – and we want to recognize them for that.

That’s why earlier this week our CEO John Chen kicked off the BlackBerry Social Fan of the Month program. On the first of each month, he’ll announce a winner that we’ll profile here on Inside BlackBerry. May’s superfan is ...

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BBM For BlackBerry 10 Updated

After BlackBerry rolled out an update to Android & iOS devices, it was only natural we'd come to see an update to our favourite platform: BlackBerry 10.

On Friday, the update became available across the globe containing bug fixes and performance updates. There's nothing specific past that, as alike the Android update -- though it never hurts to get an update that keeps things running smoothly. 

Be sure to give the app an update by heading to BlackBerry World and checking for ...

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BBM Channels Update Brings Statistics for Individual Posts

Who ever said BlackBerry doesn't care about Channels?

Today, some BlackBerry Channel users noticed an extra icon on their posts when using the online Channel Web Portal, which when clicked shows an interesting and handy new feature. What the icon takes you to, is a breakdown of the selected posts user demographics; such as Country, Age, Gender and Operating System.

Interestingly, BlackBerry quietly rolls out these features without much warning or publicity. Futher more, today happens to be BBM Channels 3 Year aniversary.

Here ...

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BlackBerry Expands Android Beta Zone To Include Applications

Not long ago, BlackBerry launched a Beta Program for Priv users to test out the recently released Android M update. Next week, they'll be adding the accepted users into a program to beta test BlackBerry-made applications such as Hub, Camera, and Calendar via the Google Play Store.

Note: If you didn't opt-in for the Marshmallow Beta, you will not be able to access the applications betas.

This is definitely a step in the right direction by BlackBerry, bringing bug fix downtime up and ...

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What Ralph Pini's Hiring Means

Recently BlackBerry announced that Ralph Pini was taking over as President of Devices from Ron Louks. To refresh your memory, Louks was brought in almost immediately after John Chen took over as CEO from Thorsten Hiens. Now with four failed phone launches, Pini is brought in to take over BlackBerry’s device future.

Pini comes with extensive experience in the hardware department, most notably the development and sale of the Motorola Razr – a device which I had always craved for in its heyday. During Pini’s ...

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Q&A with BlackBerry’s New Devices Chief

Originally Posted On Inside Blogs:

BlackBerry is well respected as the gold standard in mobile security. With the combination of its BB10 devices and now the most secure Android device, PRIV, BlackBerry is able to offer consumers, enterprises and governments with more choice than ever. That’s one of the key focus areas for new Chief Operating Officer and General Manager for Devices, Ralph Pini. His name should be familiar to BlackBerry watchers. Pini has been with BlackBerry for 4 years, after his company, Paratek ...

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Welcome to BlackBerryCentral’s #ThrowbackThursday!

Each Thursday the BlackBerryCentral team will go back in the BlackBerry Chronicles to give you a glimpse of nostalgia. This will include device launches and announcements that made BlackBerry a household name and a superstar status.

Seeing how yesterday I wrote on how the BlackBerry 6210 was named the 24thMost Influential Gadget of All Time” by TIME Magazine. There was no doubt what should be featured in today’s #ThrowbackThursday; the 6210 but of course.

The BlackBerry 6210 ...

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BlackBerry Named to the "Most Influential Gadgets of All Time" list

Yesterday TIME Magazine released its “50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time” list. With no surprise to this writer a BlackBerry device made its way to said list. Coming in 24th place was the BlackBerry 6210. Essentially, it was the first BlackBerry to bring everything together such as email, web-browsing and phone calls. This is what TIME had to say about the device:

BlackBerry made pocket-sized gadgets for accessing email on-the-go before the 6210, but this was the first to combine the ...

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