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.

Rumour

OS 10.3.3 Moved To July

Source

Email

Confirmations

As we mentioned last week, the 10.3.3 update is in question by many who recall June being the time-fram for the update. We also ...

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President Obama Goes Android

After years of loyal use on his BlackBerry, it appears that the POTUS has moved on to a hardened Samsung Galaxy S4.

Uhm, where's his Priv, Mr. Chen?

Appearing on the Jimmy Fallon show just a few nights ago, President Obama was discussing how he was the first President to use a BlackBerry. However, as the years went on he states that he become the only person using a BlackBerry and therefore his staff developed a phone. Obama carries at least two phones, at the ...

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Android Marshmallow for BlackBerry 10? Not So Fast

A little tidbit came across my phone this morning stating that there was a way now to install Android 6 (Marshmallow) on BlackBerry 10 devices, namely Passport. At first, I was a bit intrigued and excited at the idea but since have lost it all.

The site claims a recent post from the xda-developer forum states that a new custom rom for the Z10 and Passport have been developed and are ready for installation. It goes on to explain the benefits of Android 6 and so ...

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Dossier v1.0.3 Now Available On BlackBerry World

Tundra Core Studios has released their long-awaited app update for Dossier - a virtual rolodex that keeps your most important contact information easily accessible, a tool most suited for businesses. 

Dossier is a native BlackBerry 10 application dedicated to keeping vital information and files on contacts that are relevant to your business from clients to suppliers whilst keeping the data safe and secure through on-device secure techniques. It allows you to have complete fingertip access to your client files when you are mobile and away ...

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BBM Video Comes to iPhone and Android Users in Canada, U.S., Latin America AND Middle East

It seems some may have missed the updated version of this post. The latest BBM Beta which includes cross-platform video is now available for Android and iOS users - now including select spots in the Middle East.

Originally posted on Inside Blogs:

(Updated June 8th with Middle East availability)

BBM users have been clamoring for video calling (as you reminded me in your comments on my recent BBM: Getting Better All the Time post). We’re thrilled to announce that video calling is almost ready for primetime ...

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Seven Major Updates to BlackBerry’s Secure Enterprise Portfolio

Originally Posted On Inside Blogs:

At BlackBerry, we’re big believers in constant improvement, whether you call it kaizen, agile development or whatever. To that end, we’ve not only rapidly integrated the companies we’ve acquired in the past year – including AtHoc, Good Technology, and WatchDox – but we’ve continued to ship significant updates to them and other members of our enterprise software and services family with no interruption.

This week, we’re announcing 7 updates to our enterprise portfolio. Read on for an overview, with ...

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BlackBerry Hands Over User Data To Help Police 'Kick Ass,' Insider Says

A CBC investigation following resurfaced news on how BlackBerry assists with lawful requests turned up some information that sheds a better light on how operations like this work, with requests from around the world.

The Public Safety Operations within BlackBerry spoke to CBC on a non-authorized basis about how their team (which once stood 15 in team members) handles these requests, and what it's like assisting police in a wide range of high profile investigations.

Here's what CBC says:

CBC News has gained a ...

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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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