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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BBM Listed as a Battery Draining App

Do you find yourself like many with having poor battery life? Personally, my PRIV’s battery life is ok – it’s no Passport that’s for sure – but my main issue is overheating. Nonetheless a recent article by CBS News states that BBM actually may to be partially to blame.

The article titled, Beware: “These Android apps will drain your phone's battery” lists the top 10 apps which are the biggest culprits for battery drain on Android devices.  BBM came in at ...

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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.


Neon / Mercury Update?


Twitter, Email


These two devices are constantly asked about. Well, Neon is on its way out the doors for next month if rumour is to believed - though we'll get the ...

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United States Coast Guard Chooses BlackBerry Software For Alert Warning System Expansion

BlackBerry announced today that its AtHoc division has expanded its relationship with the United States Coast Guard, extending the capabilities and functionality of the Coast Guard’s award-winning Alert Warning System (AWS) 2.0 to include alerting for staff members in the National Capitol Region.

This addition to AtHoc’s existing support for the Coast Guard’s AWS enables more than 3,800 individuals to receive and respond to emergency alerts on their computers. This functionality is in addition to the system’s existing ability to reach personnel via telephone ...

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