SPECulation: Priv vs Blackphone 2

Now that it's confirmed BlackBerry is involving itself in the Android market, it is opening itself up to a new kind of competition, most notably the Blackphone. If you're not familiar with the Blackphone, its claim to fame is that it's the only "secured" Android device. Android devices have long been notorious for their lack of security and privacy, so SGP Technologies (a joint venture between Geeksphone and Silent Circle) sought to address these weaknesses with the development of the first Blackphone ...

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Sunday Summation: Sep 28 - Oct 4

It's Sunday! Which means, besides American Football, it's time for the BlackBerryCentral Sunday Summation! 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.

It's a new segment we're trying, so be sure to let us know if this is useful!


Why Your Marketing Needs Video

Although Jeff Gadway left BlackBerry recently, he's still an important part of what BlackBerry is and ...

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Announcing The Winner Of The Fund-A-Phone Campaign

A couple of weeks ago, the BlackBerryCentral team launched a campaign to bring one lucky participant a brand new BlackBerry 10 smartphone. The contest was simple: buy a shirt, get 1 ticket into the draw:

The BlackBerryCentral.com team has been working hard for the past 8 months to bring you some of the best content in the community. Segments like WallpaperWednesday, and RumourRoundup have been excellent ways to encourage the community, and bring new ideas to the table.

As we slowly approach our 1 ...
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BlackBerry Updates Priv Campaign: Taunts Apple?

Apple recently updated their privacy policy, and made a massive push on Secrity efforts with iOS 9 - so BlackBerry decided to update their Priv campaign page to.. commend their new efforts?

When you head to BlackBerry's homepage, you'll be greeted with more images of the Priv. When clicked, it brings you to the new campaign page with the Apple bit. Large, is another image of the Priv with Apple's website open displaying their new security commitments. It's hard to tell if this ...

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T-Mobile Begins Rollout of OS With Wi-Fi Calling For BlackBerry Classic

According to the T-Mobile Support site, they'll be rolling out OS to BlackBerry Classic devices on their network. Of course, this is the same OS that was available for download earlier today without announcement. It was shown off by Dylan on his BBM Channel, and then T-Mobile's own COO Mike Sievert on Twitter and by Email.

T-Mobile Classic users can check for the update by going to Settings > Software Updates > Check for Updates and non-Classic users can ...

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BBM Updated In BlackBerry World

BBM has been updated in BlackBerry World, bringing some cool new features and improvements. Since this build has just come from beta, not much here should be a surprise to those who've been keeping track:

  • Official BBM Sticker Club subscription in the BBM Shop
  • PayPal integration for sending money to BBM contacts as an attachment
  • Enhancements to BBM Voice connectivity
  • View, like, and comment on group pictures and other events from within BBM feeds.
  • Voice encryption for BBM Protected customers
  • Bug fixes and performance ...
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BlackBerry Launches New Cross-platform EMM Cloud for 1O1O Enterprise Customers in Hong Kong

Earlier this year, BlackBerry announced SIM-Based Licensing (ESBL) for 1O1O Enterprise Customers in China, bringing BES12 joined with their wireless monthly carrier billing. For those who don't know, 1O1O is the premium mobile brand of HKT, Hong Kong’s leading telecom services provider and mobile operator.

This leads into the features that BlackBerry has been working with carriers to integrate since before it's announcement in March:

  • Get one monthly bill which consolidates BlackBerry's EMM services as a bundled package along with airtime, data plan and ...
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OS Now Available For All BlackBerry 10 Devices

If you haven't taken or had the opportunity to update your BlackBerry 10 device to the newest OS, today might be the right time. OS (SR has just become available for download from BlackBerry's servers! (Thanks to Christianmainely_linux and modifier for the heads-up!)

Don't expect much content, the update has minor bug fixes along with Wi-Fi Calling support for T-Mobile BlackBerry Classic devices. Before you begin, check out our disclaimer:

Before we begin ...

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