Sunday Summation: February 1 - 14

Each Sunday, we'll take a look at what BlackBerry news showed up over the course of the week and break it down in an easy-to-read format.

Unfortunately, last Sunday got missed which we will blame on Super Bowl Sunday.  So this week we will make it up by going through the past two weeks of headlines!

From the BlackBerryCentral Channel:


Central for BlackBerry 10 Update now Available for Download.
Happy Monday #TeamBlackBerry!
We're starting off the week with a major update ...

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BlackBerry Inks deal with Canon

Yesterday, BlackBerry announced a new partnership with Canon.  The deal gives Canon access to some of BlackBerry’s patents regarding power charging technology. Unfortunately, the exact specifics of the deal were undisclosed. BlackBerry had the following statement regarding the deal:

"Our agreement with Canon substantiates the value companies place on BlackBerry's innovative and foundational power charging patents for mobile and consumer electronic devices," said Dr. Mark Kokes, Vice President of Intellectual Property and Licensing, BlackBerry. With the agreement in place, Canon can continue to ...

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Chen: “Security is what we do. Privacy is what you get.”

BlackBerry Executive Chairman and CEO John Chen spoke at the Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, and the message was clear: “We want to build a big and robust software business from managing enterprises [that are] secure and focused on privacy.”

Originally Posted On Inside BlackBerry Blogs

That focus, he says, has driven BlackBerry’s acquisition of 5 cross-platform enterprise software and services companies in the last 18 months, including AtHoc, SecuSUITE, Movirtu, WatchDox, and, of course, Good Technology (and is already starting ...

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REMINDER: BBM Meetings Service Discontinued

As we reported at the beginning of December, BlackBerry has officially EOL'd BBM Meetings effective yesterday, February 10th, 2016. Just over a year after launching the service nontheless.

If you recall, this is one of BlackBerryCentral's favourite product offerings from the company - and it comes as pure dissapointment in terms of it closing down. Of course, this move is all part of cutting costs and reducing staff wherever possible.

Check out the official support document here:

Effective February 10th 2016, the BBM Meetings service ...

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Marshmallow Priv Update In Carrier Testing

For those who have consistently asked; it looks like Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) is currently in carrier testing. We've seen BlackBerry maintain a strong record so far with the Priv's monthly security updates - and we look to be heading for a major March update to Google's newest mobile operating system. The update is said to bring new contextualized assistance, battery improvements, security enhancements, runtime improvements and a lot more. You can learn more about Marshmallow here.

According to an interview-based article with Matthew ...

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Throwback Thrusday

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 actually running back to two periods of time to coincide with ongoing activities this past week. The first, being Super Bowl Sunday. You will recall that BlackBerry, with the launch of BlackBerry 10, the company decided to air a Super Bowl ...

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Let the Bulls Out

On January 20th, I wrote an article BBRY Slide where I highlighted the stock slide which BlackBerry had been experiencing for the past month. In keeping up with the company’s stock position and the analysts out there, I felt that it was time to give an update on the stock position and what is going on with the company but more importantly those outside of the company. As always…


Please note the following disclaimers: firstly, I am not a financial expert. I have ...

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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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