BlackBerryCentral Podcast 11: Priv Q&A

The BlackBerryCentral Podcasts have so far been an effective way to introduce community members and notable guests.

Join us for the BlackBerryCentral podcast episode 11 where we discuss the most popular topics in the past week: Priv, Vienna, Android, Earnings Call, Blend & More.

You can always shoot us a Tweet @TheBBCentral if you'd like to be a guest on our podcasts!


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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. Speed Up Priv Animations

Many of us may find the transition animations on the Priv to be slow or annoying due to their slow speed. You can change the speed of the transitions! Here's how:

Step 1: Swipe left from within the Hub to show the ...

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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 year 1999 and what it brought to BlackBerry.

1999 Corporate Milestones

  • RIM lists on the Nasdaq (Nasdaq: RIMM)

Product Announcements

  • RIM introduces the BlackBerry wireless email solution, BlackBerry Enterprise Server Software for Microsoft Exchange and ...
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Your Questions Answered: BlackBerry Hosting a PRIV AMA

BlackBerry has shown a lot of effort in getting the Priv in consumer hands, like sending reps to carrier stores, and wide advertising campaigns. This Thursday, BlackBerry is hosting an AMA session on Reddit to answer any and all questions you might have about the handset.

Here's what BlackBerry says;

As you well know, reception to the PRIV on reddit has been very strong. Back when we first announced the phone, redditors expressed interest about everything from the slider keyboard to the simple ...

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Good and Mobile Iron Settle

In the world of Mobile Device Management (MDM), BlackBerry has been upping the ante; first adding support for Android, iOS, and Windows Mobile, then purchasing Good Technology, adding more customers.  It's become quite the arena of competition. It's almost as if whoever controls mobile, controls the world. However, on the way to the top of the chain, there can be snags and BlackBerry found one in their quest. While BlackBerry was busy gobbling up Good Technology, Mobile Iron, another compeitior, had an ongoing ...

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Cognitive Systems - Emerging Partner?

There’s a new up and coming company in Waterloo looking to make its way onto the scene through the use of wireless radio waves. Cognitive Systems Corp. has developed new hardware, known as Amera, which can identify wireless signals emitted by various types of communications devices including phones, routers, cellular towers and so on.

However, Amera has one big difference in that it uses these signals to “see.” This could be used to look through walls, or establish a parameter which can be used ...

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BBM Meetings Service To Be Discontinued Effective February 10th 2016

Just over a year after launching the service, BlackBerry has decided to discontinue BBM Meetings.

If you recall, this is one of BlackBerryCentral's favourite product offerings from the company - and it comes as pure dissapointment in terms of it closing down. Of course, this move is all part of cutting costs and reducing staff wherever possible.

Check out the official support document here:

Effective February 10th 2016, the BBM Meetings service will be discontinued. For customers using the service, and who wish to continue to ...

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A Priv Gets Ripped Apart

There are plenty of people out there waiting to get their hands on a Priv, like me! Unfortunately, from either a shortage issue or a funds issue – again me, it’s keeping people from getting their hands on one.  However, no doubt though that once people get their hands on one it becomes a prized possession.  Unless you’re Karalux Vietnam!  These guys decided that instead of taking the ultimate care of their device they would rather tear it apart!

The Priv proved ...

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