Rumour Roundup: MWC16 Edition

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.


BlackBerry Not Scheduled To Announce Vienna at #MWC16




Since BlackBerry hasn't listed anything official for the event - some are guessing that we won't be seeing any device or OS6.0 news ...

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BBCentral's App Picks Of The Week

Welcome to BBCentral's App Picks Of The Week!

Each week, we'll let you know all about our top 5 favourite BlackBerry 10 & Android apps, plus how to get them.

Have an app you'd like to suggest? Are you an app developer and would like to see your app here? Drop us a comment below and let us know what apps we should check out next!

This week, we're taking a look at:

  • Solid Explorer
  • Truecaller
  • bbRingtones
  • Brick Breaker Bold (Beta ...
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BBM: Getting Better All the Time


We’ve been on a roll lately with updates to BBM, launching three since last September. We’ve shared information about each of these updates when they went live. Now, I’d like to back up and take a more macro view to provide some perspective on where we are, and where we’re going with BBM.

We’re continuing to listen to our customers and build more of the most-requested features into BBM. We’re evolving group and multi-person chats. We’re making BBM Protected ...

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LIMTED OFFER: Bell Selling The Priv for $299

Although not fully advertised on the site, Bell is offering the Priv for $100 cheaper than most carriers - with the exception of WindMobile - coming in at a nice $299.99 on a new 2-year activation.

It's unclear why the discount has happened, but if you're on the market for a new device, check out the Priv from Bell Mobility Canada. If you're unsure if the Priv is the right phone for you, check out our informative Two Weeks With The BlackBerry Priv ...

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U.S. Navy To Complete Transition To iOS and Android By May

Last year, SPAWAR announced they'd be transitioning all NMCI devices from BlackBerry handsets to Android and iOS devices - citing today that within 45 days they'll be no more BlackBerry Devices within the organizations. Originally, they had around 25 thousand BlackBerry accounts in circulation since 2014.

Announced this morning, the devices are being phased out by Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command for thousands of Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) users by the end of April 2016.

“BlackBerrys are almost out of the Navy inventory ...

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Throwback Thursday

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 our Throwback Thursday’s post is inspired by the untimely departure of Gary Klassen. We will go back to 2013 when BlackBerry announced that BBM will be the app which we have today - an app available for all of the major mobile OS’.  ...

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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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BlackBerryCentral Turns 1 Today!

I am incredibly happy to announce that BlackBerryCentral is celebrating our one-year-anniversary today!

An idea that started in June of 2014 quickly developed into a project with 30 team members contributing into building what has become one (If I do say so myself) among the three of the best BlackBerry-centric websites in North America. If you recall, we started with a hefty mission statement about our site identity; which I feel still holds much weight in what the site has become (You Can Read Our First ...

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