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

Priv Hitting All Major US Carriers

Source

Twitter, Forums

Confirmations

The BlackBerry Priv will first hit AT&T. If you read our prior article on the awesome video AT&T put out (it’s here if you missed ...

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BlackBerry, Leader of R&D in Telecommunications

When Research In Motion first announced that it intended to consolidate its brand under the name BlackBerry, a friend of mine believed it indicated that the company was going to shut down its research and development (R&D) department. Well that has been two years now and there is no indication that his thought will come to see the light of day.

Today, Research Infosource Inc. released its latest findings on the top corporate spenders when it comes to R&D. Last year, BlackBerry spent $785,300 ...

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A Closer Look At "Good by BlackBerry"

Today marks another day in BlackBerry’s rich purchasing history. As announced on September 4th, BlackBerry has completed their purchase of Good Technology at a value of approximately $425M USD. This is just another chapter of BlackBerry’s long history of purchasing up smaller companies and incorporating them into their strategic plan.

However, this purchase is different. With the Good acquisition, BlackBerry has removed a direct competitor and absorbed their share of the market to become the new leader in the EMM world.

Here are some ...

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Some ‘Good’ News

The ‘Good’ news coming out of BlackBerry this week is that they have completed their $425 million USD acquisition of major EMM provider Good Technology. This acquisition was completed today (November 2nd), and makes BlackBerry the undisputed leader in the Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) space. Under John Chen, BlackBerry has pivoted itself to offer strong EMM solutions for top-line growth, versus using the traditional device/handset business. As part of this strategy, it acquired a string of companies such as WatchDox, AtHoc, and now ...

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Sunday Summation: October 26 - November 1

It's Sunday again already which brings us to another Sunday Summation!  It's the week before the week beofre PRIV launch! Some more info came out along with other news.  Without further ado: Sunday Summation!

 

BlackBerry Keyboard, Launcher & MORE Listed In Google Play

The BlackBerry Priv is just days away, really.

If you keep a close eye on BlackBerry, you may have spotted the BlackBerry Keyboard, exFAT, and Launcher on the Google Play Store. This is a good sign that the software ...

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Celebrity Sighting: Raffaella Modugno

For BlackBerry fans there is nothing more exciting than spotting another user out “in the wild.” It is especially exciting when the other person is famous.

Recently, Italian model Raffaella Modugno was spotted on a LA beach sporting a white Passport. While the source article focuses on her swimsuit, the most important thing is the phone she's using, right? Despite all the news and rumours floating around it is always refreshing to see celebrities still relying on BlackBerry.

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BlackBerry Exec "Canada's Smartest Person"?

Could Canada’s smartest person be working at BlackBerry? It’s quite possible. BlackBerry's Director of IT Security Alex Manea is currently dominating the Canadian reality TV show. According to the show's voting app last season, Alex was actually one of the top contestants. Now with the show in its second season, Alex is competing for the real prize and is inching closer to the finale due to air on 22 November, on CBC.

If you are unaware of Canada’s Smartest Person, it is a ...

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Five Tip Friday

Welcome to Five Tip Friday!

Each Friday, we'll post helpful tips about your BlackBerry 10 device. From software to hardware, you can be sure to get the latest info on your device right here!

1. Speed Dial Shortcut

You don't need to search your most called contacts in the log or phonebook. You can assign the keypad keys as Speed Dials:

  • Swipe down from the top of the screen if outside the app, or swipe down with two fingers if in an app ...
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