AtHoc Strikes Deal with the USDA

Today was another major achievement for BlackBerry’s subsidiary AtHoc as the U.S. Department of Agriculture has signed on to expand their Agriculture – Automated Warning and Information Response System (Ag-AWaIRS) to include the personnel of the Farm Services Agency (FSA).  The FSA is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri and has 15,000 personnel in its department.

The Ag-AWaIRS’ role is to provide near instant notification of a crisis situation to the USDA staff and its Emergency Managers. It supports telephones, SMS Text messages ...

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Sunday Summation: December 14 - December 20

'Twas the Sunday before Christmas and time for Sunday Summation!  Once again we're here to wrap up the week's news as it pertains to BlackBerry.  Since it was an earnings release week, it's a big one, so here we go!


From the BlackBerryCentral BBM Channel:


Deck the Halls with BlackBerry's Promo!

Christmas is almost here but it's never too late to give the gift of BlackBerry!  "This season, we’re spreading a bit of holiday cheer to #TeamBlackBerry ...

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BBRY Q3FY2016 Results


Please note the following disclaimers: firstly, I am not a financial expert. I have an interest in the subject and therefore have looked into it but do not base any financial decisions from this article. Be sure to consult a certified expert before doing anything relative to financial options. Next, I am a shareholder and therefore am quite interested in how the company is conducting its business. Finally, all information in this article is taken from the company’s financial reports on their website. There ...

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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. Universal Search 

You can start searching your complete device for almost anything by just typing the term via the keyboard.

The universal search is very similar to the one found in BlackBerry 10 and searches your Apps, Messages, Contacts, Browser Data, Emails, File Storage and a lot ...

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If I had $60M

In 1992, the Barenaked Ladies wrote their hit song “If I Had $1000000.” The song basically went on to say what they would buy if they won that money but in reality couldn’t buy the love of that special someone.  With Canada’s Lotto Max jackpot at $60M CAD this Friday there are a large number of people thinking if “I had $60M.”  I’ll admit that I do think about what I would do if in fact I were ever lucky enough to ...

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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, and other announcements that made BlackBerry a household name and a superstar status. This week we look at the new millennium, year 2000 and what it brought to what was then called Research In Motion.

Today we take a look at 2001 – a year of booming business, massive innovation, substantial organic growth and a ...

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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 10 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 ...
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Former Exec Sponsors Refugees

Jim Estill was a member of the BlackBerry board of directors before it was even BlackBerry.  Jim sat on the board as a director until 2010 when he left the company to pursue other options.  Currently, Jim is the CEO of Danby electronics Canada but is making a big scene in his local city of Guelph as he is spending over $1M CAD on Syrian Refugees.  Actually, Estill is sponsoring 50 families into the country and with two plane-loads arrived in Canada ...

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