Grand River Hospital Chooses BBM Protected and BES12 by BlackBerry to Enable Secure Communications

The Grand River Hospital serves more than 700,000 people in the Waterloo Region, and announced today that they have chosen BlackBerry 10 and a select suite of Enterprise services from BlackBerry as their chosen EMM.

While the hospital has a mixed-BYOD system in place, they've gone with BBM, and BBM Protected to bring their staff and clinicians secure communications. Using BES12 means that the administration can allow BYOD, while not compromising confidential or client information on devices.

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BlackBerry and Typo Agree to Settlement

In January last year, BlackBerry filed an initial lawsuit against startup Typo Keyboards for patent infringment on the companies iconic keyboard. Typo responded by stating the claim to have "no merit", and intended to defend their product.

After BlackBerry won a sales ban in court, a fine of $860K was forced on Typo - payable to BlackBerry. Typo responded by releasing a second generation keyboard product - to which BlackBerry launched a following lawsuit in February of this year alleging that the second-generation Typo keyboard continues to infringe upon its intellectual ...

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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. Give Your BlackBerry A Nickname

The OS comes with its own identifying nickname, but it's customizable and easy to change.

  • Swipe down from the top of the screen if outside the app, or double swipe if in an app. Click Settings.
  • In the Settings menu, scroll down a ...
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Meet The Dev: Marco Gallo

Every Thursday on a bi-weekly basis, we'll sit down with some of the best BlackBerry developers for some Q&A to give you the inside scoop on your favourite apps and platform. This week, we chatted with Marco Gallo from Italy. Creator of quite a few apps and games such as Marine Assistant, Turbo Note and others. Marco is part of the BlackBerry Elite team, a dear friend, and one of the most vocal developers in the community.


Name: Marco Gallo

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BlackBerry Seeking Approval For BBM Calling In UAE

VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) services have long been a difficult discussion for the UAE. Unalike North America; these services can only be licensed out to telecomunication companies via the country’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). Services like Skype, Viber, FaceTime and others are technically not licensed to operate VoIP in the UAE.

These services are blocked in the country because only two operators, Etisalat and du, are licensed to provide telecommunication services in the UAE. There's a lot of debate about the laws and regulations ...

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BlackBerry's Role in the Canadian Federal Government

It's no secret that BlackBerry devices are widely used at all levels of the Canadian government. From municipal to federal, BlackBerry is the device of choice for many in the public service, but not everyone is happy about it. Recently, Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Shafiq Qaadri stated that the use of BlackBerry devices in the Ontario Legislature is “handicapping, retarding and penalizing for MPPs.” MPP Michael Harris and BlackBerry CEO John Chen were quick to defend the company and many ...

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Rumour Roundup

Welcome to BlackBerryCentral's Rumour Roundup!

We had a slight delay this Tuesday, so this week's #RumourRoundup will be posted today!

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.


BlackBerry Leap With Steel Frame Spotted


Twitter, Forums


This rumour popped up today, and even @JohnChen was quick ...

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BlackBerry Blend 1.2 Beta 2 Hits The Beta Zone

A new BlackBerry Blend beta has been placed on the Beta Zone for select participants on BlackBerry 10 for Mac and Windows. Bringing a few new features, select invitees can download the new version starting today.

What is BlackBerry Blend?

BlackBerry® Blend is software you can download for your computer and tablet that seamlessly brings messaging and content that’s on your BlackBerry smartphone to your computer and tablet.

What's New In Beta 1.2 v2?

  • Secure Document Viewing for Work activated devices

  • Instant Reply in ...

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