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.”

Originally Posted on Inside Blogs:

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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BBM Video Comes to Android Users in Canada and U.S.

Originally Posted On Inside Blogs:

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 is almost ready for primetime; today we’ve launched it as a beta feature for Android, as part of the latest version of BBM. Update your BBM today to get it. Video calling for iPhone and iPad users is also coming soon.

Please note we’re initially limiting availability because this ...

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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.

This week we are going back to July 2011 when RIM announced the acquisition of Jaycut - the leading online video editing software. This purchase was announced by this blog post on RIM's blog site, now known as Inside BlackBerry.

Jaycut at the time was a ...

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Wallpaper Wednesday

Hey #BlackBerryNation, 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 ...
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Success! Solar Impulse 2 Completes Trans-Pacific Flight

Originally Posted On QNXAuto Blogs:

Imagine you are piloting a plane the size of a 747. But unlike a 747, this plane has an unheated, unpressurized cockpit in which temperatures fall as low -40°. Moreover, you have to fly for over 60 hours straight, without ever getting up to stretch. And as for sleep, don’t count on getting much. You can take naps, but only about 6 a day, each lasting 20 minutes. 

Sound like your kind of challenge? If so, you should sign ...

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