Sunday Summation: November 2 - 8

It's Sunday again already which brings us to another Sunday Summation! The biggest event of the weel was the Priv launch of course, but there were some other important things which you need to get caught up on. Without further ado: Sunday Summation!

Some 'Good' News

In Some 'Good' News, BlackBerryCentral's Dhaval Gogate has a look at both the Good Purchase completion and the official word that AT&T committed to launching the Priv.

A Closer Look At "Good by BlackBerry"

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Hands-on With Priv by BlackBerry

It's finally here.

The BlackBerry Priv was officially unveiled today, marking a new generation in BlackBerry hardware. If you haven't taken notice, this is the company's first smartphone powered by Google's Android operating system.

The device could arguably be called their most innovative, and it's not just for the enterprise folks this time around:

"PRIV will be the solution for smartphone users who are learning daily of the lack of privacy they have on their current devices. PRIV will be the answer ...

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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 10 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 ...
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Managing Android Security Patching for PRIV

As most know, Android OS is one of the most vulnerable available. We've seen bugs like stagefright, Certifi-gate and more hit Android devices in 2015 which means companies that manufacture these devices have to stay on top of security patching.

With BlackBerry's newest venture, the Priv, we're bound to see security pushed to the max. Security goes beyond hardware, and software is stop #1. Here's BlackBerry's latest post on how they'll be handling security patches for the upcoming device ...

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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

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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