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 could not bypass a huge marker in BlackBerry’s history; the launch of BlackBerry 10 and, the Z10 and Q10. Back on 30 January 2012, BlackBerry held a launch event for BlackBerry 10, across six locations simultaneously: New York City, Johannesburg, Toronto, Paris ...

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Check Out Video Recording On BBM Channels

More users are reporting being able to record brief videos via the BBMC web portal - a feature announced nearly a year ago, that's finally begun functioning. The sub application within BBM has been long neglected by BlackBerry and demanded by the fan base for an update. While this feature is not on the app, it does appear in the web portal.

If you log into the BBM Channels web portal you should notice the icon in between the emoticon icon and add picture icon. This button ...

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BlackBerry: Starting Today, PRIV Is Now Available in Australia

"We’ve got another great announcement for our fans at #TeamBlackBerry. As you know, last month we launched PRIV in The Netherlands, Italy, and SpainFrance, and India, in addition to announcing full US carrier availability. It’s all part of our push to bring our first Android phone to as many of our fans as we can – and we’ve just taken another big step towards accomplishing just that.

Starting today, PRIV is now available in Australia through Optus for all consumers. Optus Business customers ...

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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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BlackBerry: As Latest PRIV Security Update Releases, A Few Words

"When BlackBerry first designed the PRIV, we did so with privacy and security in mind. In addition to applying our own security expertise to the Android OS, we’ve committed ourselves to the release of monthly security patches, in order to better protect our users against emerging threats in the Android space. Since launch, we’ve kept that promise, with the release of our latest update today.

We’ve not done so alone. The majority of our carrier partners have pledged support to our efforts, and some have ...

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Central for BlackBerry 10 Update Now Available for Download

Happy Monday #TeamBlackBerry!

We're starting off the week with a nice update to the Central for BlackBerry 10 application - available in BlackBerry World starting now. Up to version, we've brought in some new refinements to your favourite BlackBerry News app. The team is incredibly excited to get this new version rolling. Since being featured in the App World carousel - we've also maintained a high spot in BlackBerry's own Staff Picks section - grossing over 85K downloads and counting ...

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Sunday Summation: January 25 - 31

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

From the BlackBerryCentral BBM Channel:

Four Best Reasons To Upgrade to BES12 Version 12.4

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Android Security Roundup: Handset Maker Sued For Slow Patching, Threats From Rogue App Stores

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John Legere / ‘PRIV’ Special Edition Giveaway

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@JohnLegere: Good ...

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BlackBerry Approved for Share Buyback

During BlackBerry’s FY16Q2 Earning’s Call, it announced that it will be increasing its share buyback plan by an additional 15 million common shares. This was in addition to the 12 million share buyback which was announced in May 2015.

This morning, the Toronto Stock Exchange has announced that this purchase has been approved.  In premarket trading, this has had a slight increase on the stock but nothing noteworthy.  Additionally, BlackBerry has "entered into an automatic purchase plan with its designated broker to allow ...

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