Sunday Summation: January 5 - January 17

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. This week is a Double Dose of Sunday Summation!

Lots to cover, so let's get to it!

From the BlackBerryCentral BBM Channel: 

PRIV Availablity

From our channel and our website: Three big releases when it comes to the PRIV.  The Netherlands, Italy, and Spain (See; Vodaphone in the UK plus Verizon, T-mobile ...

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Five Tip Friday

1. Add/Change Language in Virtual BlackBerry Keyboard

Just like BlackBerry 10, the virtual keyboard on the Priv supports various languages and scripts that you can download and use.

  •  Open the kayboard by tapping on any input source
  •  Long press the three flying dots on the bottom left
  •  Tap the Gear Icon in the bottom center
  •  Select BlackBerry Keyboard
  •  Further Tap Input Languages
  •  Toggle the language you want

Now, you have to go back to the menu where you selected BlackBerry Keyboard and then ...

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Interested In Writing For BlackBerryCentral?

Are you a BlackBerry aficionado looking to expand your reach by writing for a popular and growing website? BlackBerryCentral may be a perfect fit for you! We have an extremely diverse team that we're looking to expand by welcoming a new contributing staff as we hit our 1 year in operation milestone.

Currently, we're looking to fill the following positions:

  • Writers
  • YouTube Contributors
  • Editorial Positions
  • Social Media Team

Experience is appreciated, and required depending on the position you'd fit. If you're interested ...

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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.

To welcome in our new segment graphics, we'll be going back in time to November of 2005 - just over 10 years ago when the BlackBerry 8700c was announced at MSRP $299.99 USD (2YR Contract). You'll notice it's part of the ...

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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.


First Vienna Image Pops Up Online


Forums, Instagram


So basically an unidentified image of the back of a BlackBerry device popped up online a few months back - shortly before / around the time CrackBerry released ...

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Announcing DTSec: a Major Step Forward for Cybersecurity in the Internet of Things

The Diabetes Technology Society & the BlackBerry CHACE team have announced DTSec - a medical device cybersecurity standard that leverages on top of international standards, including ISO 15408 and IEC 62304, to offer a methodology for specifying the security requirements of any product type (called a protection profile) and evaluating that a specific product faithfully meets those requirements.

Here's the full release:

"I’m very pleased to announce the first major salvo in this war. DTSec is a medical device cybersecurity standard created and managed by an international ...

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BlackBerry Priv Now Available In France

Bonnes nouvelles #TeamBlackBerry, ceux qui cherchent à ramasser un Priv par BlackBerry peuvent désormais le faire par certains détaillants en France!

BlackBerry is now selling the Priv through their online store, ShopBlackBerry - where the device can be picked up for 779,00€ (TVA comprise).

Here's the full release:

Bonjour, #TeamBlackBerry! We’ve got another exciting announcement about PRIV. As you know, since release day we’ve been hard at work extending availability outside the device’s initial markets.

On January 6, we released in The Netherlands ...

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