John Chen: "I Think We're Close" To Making Money On Phones

CES 2016 has been nothing short of amazing for BlackBerry. From QNX announcements, to updates on Marshmallow for the BlackBerry Priv - things have been looking in the right direction for the company. Aside from Ron Louks, Chen has been making some statements that should get lotyal fans excited for 2016:

"I personally believe we can actually make money on devices, and I think we're close," | "There’s a reasonable shot of getting to 5 million units,” Chen says.

"At CES 2016, BlackBerry CEO ...

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BlackBerry & Sharecare Partnering To Accelerate Consumer-Driven Healthcare

Consumer driven health care has been making ground for years, and BlackBerry has long been in the health care field with their QNX technologies. Showing that dedication, they've teamed up with Sharecare ( "Founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Jeff Arnold as a home for your health. Just like you have social, professional, and creative profiles online, we believe an online health profile is the most important." ) to integrate Sharecare's proprietary fractal voice analysis into BlackBerry's secure messaging to increase consumer self-awareness, reduce ...

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Rumour Roundup

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.


New BlackBerry Handsets To Debut At MWC 2016


Community Speculation, Twitter


This rumour is more or less a given, based on the Priv's announcement last year.

We've heard some internal rumours of ...

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Is Life "Good"?

When BlackBerry announced that it was purchasing Good Technology for $425M USD, some people thought that it was a match made in heaven. Both companies were struggling to bring in sufficient revenues and were direct competitors.  However, it appears to be more to the story as now more information is being released about these two companies before and after the deal which brought Good by BlackBerry.

First off, it is now known that BlackBerry scored an outstanding deal with $425M USD purchase of Good Technology ...

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John Chen Canada's Top Paid CEO in 2014

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives ranked 2008-2014 compensation levels for Canada’s highest paid CEOs, and one name that stand out on top is BlackBerry CEO John Chen.

According to the report, Chen ranked in more than $89.7 million in 2014 - 2% up from the previous top paid CEO; Onex Corp.'s Gerald Schwartz. Here's what the report summizes:

Chen is an outlier, making ten times as much as the average among his peers on this ranking: the average total compensation for a Top 100 CEO was $8 ...

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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 apps and 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:

  • aCar
  • Textra
  • Blocky Roads
  • SoundHound
  • StarBeams

App Picks for ...

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Sunday Summation: December 27 - January 3

Twas the week just past Christmas and all through the news, not an article was stirring giving me the blues.  All to say, not much happened this week so we'll get right into what we have!


From the BlackBerryCentral BBM Channel:

BlackBerry Continues Operations in Pakistan

After productive discussions, the Government of Pakistan has dropped its request for access to BlackBerry Enterprise Server e-mail and messaging content and rescinded its shutdown order, and BlackBerry has decided to remain in the Pakistan market.  Good ...

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Five Tip Friday

Welcome to Five Tip Friday!

Each Friday, we'll post helpful tips about your BlackBerry device. From software to hardware, you can be sure to get the latest info on your device right here!

Special PRIV Tips:

1. "Ok Google" Phone Wakeup

You can wake up your device by just saying "Ok Google"! For this, You'll need Google Now installed on your device. [Get Google Now]

Step 1: Open Google Now and tap in the top left corner

Step 2: Select Settings

Step 3 ...

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