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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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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