Q&A with BlackBerry’s New Devices Chief

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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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#ThrowbackThursday

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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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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Chen: Two More Phones Definitely Coming Out This Year

If his earlier comments on smartphones were just as confusing to you as they were us, worry no more. BlackBerry CEO John Chen sat down with CNBC's Brian Sullivan before hitting up the Milken Global Conference to discuss a few points about the company's current standings.

Most notibly, the hardware plans for 2016. Chen mentioned that a definite two more handsets would be coming out of the company this year, and when asked about future devices, Chen replied with an "Absolutely" showing a great ...

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Closer Look: BlackBerry Rome & Hamburg

It's been a while since I've written anything on here in this fashion, but I know how many are anxious to get an idea of what's expected from BlackBerry in the coming years in regards to hardware devices.

Today, I want to talk about the Hamburg and Rome posts you've likely read all over the internet about leaked renders, and I also want to show you some closer details about these devices with some new renders for you. If you're ...

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BlackBerry, Chen To Present At Leading Think Tank Conference Next Week

“Where others see problems, we seek solutions.”

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This is the first phrase I read when I began exploring the program for the coming Milken Institute Global Conference, and it truly sums up this incredible gathering of intelligent minds – over 700 speakers tackling a vast array of topics and issues facing our world today – that convenes in Los Angeles from May 1-4.

How will economic growth in Asia over the next decade affect global markets? Are we on ...

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Who is Alex Thurber?

On 27 April, BlackBerry announced that they had hired Alex Thurber as the new Senior Vice President for Global Device Sales. Now many people questioned who this person was and what experience that he actually brought to the table for BlackBerry. With a little digging into Alex’s past I can see that he has absolutely no experience in the smartphone business per say.

But does that mean that he is not a good fit for the company? Not necessarily in my mind. Let’s have a ...

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