Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

T’is the day or night (depending on where you live) before Christmas. With that the team at BlackBerryCentral has gotten together a list of their three top things that they would love for Christmas if money weren't an issue. Without further delay here is the team’s Christmas wish list!

Khalid Osman

  1. GPD Win 5.5 inch GamePad Tablet PC. This is something that he was interested in the second he saw it. It's pretty much a computer/gaming system that you can carry ...
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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 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 should ...
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BlackBerry Unveils Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre

John Chen was joined by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the 19th to unveil the QNX Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre.

Within the BlackBerry QNX facility in Ottawa, the centre will develop production-ready software independently (and in collaboration with partners) in the private and public sector for secure autonomous & connected vehicles. The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario recently approved BlackBerry's QNX to test autonomous vehicles on Ontario roads as part of a pilot program through the University of Waterloo.

"Autonomous vehicles require software that ...

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BlackBerry & TCL Communication Enter Software and Brand Licensing Deal

A couple of days ago, BlackBerry and TCL signed into a long-term software and brand licensing deal - an extension of their pre existing parnering on devices like the DTEK50 and DTEK60.

BlackBerry LTD. & TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited ("TCL Communication") announced they have entered into a long-term licensing agreement, providing acceleration to BlackBerry's transition into a security software and services company. Under the terms of the agreement, BlackBerry will license its security software and service suite, as well as related brand assets to ...

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BlackBerry At CES17: #TheNewBlackBerry

If you've been following along with news from BlackBerry on Social Media, you may have heard about Steve Cistulli, President & GM of TCL in Canada and the US.

His Tweets and other TCL execs have been using #TheNewBlackBerry to gear up for some exciting news early January at CES 2017. For example, Steve tweeted (and dropped a major hint) relating to a keyboard: 

Remington No. 2 of 1878  

The Remington No. 2, according to various sources, regards the Remington as the first ...

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Chen: Can Do Better Than 70% Profit Margin

Speaking with both BNN and Bloomberg, Chen was quick to assert his opinions on the Q3 earnings reports:

“I hope sometime next year we will do that [post total revenue growth].  I think the software growth is now fast enough that we’re starting to cover the [system access fee] decline.” - John Chen to Ambar Kanwar at BNN

"... A normal, growing software company could definitely do better than 70% [maintain a higher profit margin] -- it would take us a while, but it [BlackBerry] could ...

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Titanium Transportation Taps BlackBerry Radar

BlackBerry Radar is a cloud-based asset tracking system that aims at improving delivery times, reducing theft and lowering costs to logistics carriers.

Basically, a device is installed in a company vehicle with a secure cloud connection, enabling a company to know the vehicle’s location, if its doors are being opened or closed and inform personnel when a shipment is close to delivery among other features.

Today, Titanium Transportation (a leading asset-based transportation and logistics company serving CAN & USA) announced a plan to integrate BlackBerry Radar into its ...

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Q3FY2017 Results

Below is a table outlining the main highlights of the Earnings Report along with the comparisons between last quarter and Q3FY2016. Following the table, you will see my Bullish (good points) and Bearish (bad points) to the report. Additionally, keep in mind I am using Non-GAAP numbers, mainly because those are the ones which BlackBerry focuses on.  Finally, note that I have not found the quarter’s device sale numbers yet.  It just shows how little focus the company has on handsets these days.  If/when ...

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