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 1.1.0.18, 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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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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Good Details

Finally after months of waiting, the complete details to the Good Technology purchase by BlackBerry are now known. As you are probably aware, the Good Technology purchase costed BlackBerry $425 million USD, but we now know what happened to that money after acquisition.

In order to fully understand the money trail we need to go back to September 2015 when Oppenheimer & Co. invested $80 million into Good Technology. The terms of said deal were that there was a 5% interest on the investment and ...

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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, we're going back to 2004 when Samsung and BlackBerry partnered up to bring RIM's BES connectivity to Samsung handsets.

Announced January 29th, 2004 - the deal would allow Samsung hardware to access the BlackBerry Enterprise Server™ bringing the same secure connections to ...

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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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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.

Rumour

BBM Channels next service to be shut down.

Source

Groups, Channels

Confirmations

While BlackBerry has done nothing to suggest this, however, they have neglected BBM Channels for far too long.  Additionally, it appears that BlackBerry ...

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Shed No Tears for "Built for BlackBerry"

On January 20th, BlackBerry announced that the “Built for BlackBerry” program was ending immediately. To say that this came as a surprise is an understatement for many, especially those developers whose apps have received the certification. Many Devs, including our own Christian Ziegenrücker, have felt abandoned by the company yet again.  As actions speak louder than words, BlackBerry has been showing that they have no love for their Devs and application development.  But why would BlackBerry go to the extreme of shutting ...

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