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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Sunday Summation: January 18 - January 24

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:

PRIV by BlackBerry to launch on Jan. 28th in India!

The BlackBerry PRIV continues its World Launch Tour with its newest stop, India!  

http://www.bbin.in/?p=27489

Porting apps to the PRIV: A Primer for BlackBerry 10 Developers

Sadly, it doesn't seem all that long ago that Alec Saunders ...

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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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The Built-For-BlackBerry Program is Ending

BlackBerry has sent out emails to registered developers notifying them that they're going to be shutting down the Built-for-BlackBerry Program immediately.

Here's what the emails states:

"Dear Developer,

With our focus on enterprise customers, we are evolving our app strategy to focus on secure enterprise apps leveraging BlackBerry Enterprise Server and Good Powered by BlackBerry. As a result, we're ending the Built for BlackBerry program. Here's what this means to you:

  • Starting today, January 19, 2016, new Built for BlackBerry submissions ...
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