BlackBerry Acquires WatchDox

During the Q4 fiscal results, CEO John Chen mentioned that BlackBerry would continue to make acquisitions. Well this morning it has been learned that BlackBerry has acquired Israeli company WatchDox for an estimated $150 million. Additionally, BlackBerry plans on opening a research and development facility in Israel as part of the deal.

Press Release 

BlackBerry Acquiring WatchDox to Bolster Mobile Content Security and Enterprise Collaboration

Waterloo, Ontario – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced that it has ...

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BBCentral's App Picks Of The Week

Welcome to BBCentral's App Picks Of The Week!

Each week, we'll let you know all about our top 5 favourite BlackBerry 10 apps, and how to get them. 

Have an app you'd like to suggest? Are you an app developer and would like to see your app here? Drop us a comment below and let us know what apps we should check out next!

This week, we're taking a look at:

  • Reminder Now
  • Xploding Boxes
  • Theme
  • Umbrella
  • 10 Pin Shuffle ...

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QuickPost Introduces Instgram Share Targets in v2.2

QuickPost updates to v2.2 in BlackBerry World. With the newest update, QuickPost introduces new share targets for Instagram such as iGrann, iGrann Pro and Inst10.

QuickPost v2.2 full changelog:

Core Updates:

Introducing: Instagram

  • Sharing to instagram has never been easier with the addition of Inst10 and iGrann!

 New Start Screen

  • The QP Startup process has been enhanced with a new start screen.

 Enhanced Target Picker:

  • Share targets are now always visible, and QP will skip any that don’t support the post.

 Welcome Page ...

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BlackBerryCentral Podcast Episode #5

The BlackBerryCentral Podcasts have so far been an effective way to introduce community members and notable guests. We've decided to change things up, and move the podcasts to Saturdays on a bi-weekly basis.

This weekend is definitely going to be a show you'll want to tune into:

Join us for the BlackBerryCentral podcast episode 5 kicking off Saturday at 1:30 PM EST!

We're going to be talking about the BlackBerry Venice, Oslo, Keian, 10.3.2 and a lot more. This week ...

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OS Now Available To Select Beta Participants

We've recieved the tip that a new build of OS 10.3.2 is available to the closed beta participants via Beta Zone. Check out the details that were emailed to the participants below, or if you're one of the lucky folks invited - head over to the Beta Zone to get started.

UPDATE: This Build Has Been Pulled By BlackBerry From Beta Zone.


There have been some changes to BlackBerry Protect you need to know about. These changes make essential device features ...

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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. View Your Pictures On A Map

Introduced with OS 10.3.1 is the ability to view your geotagged photos on a map in the Pictures application. With this function, you can see where certain photos were taken and have them automatically placed into an album for your convenience ...

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Exclusive: First Image Of The BlackBerry Oslo

BlackBerryCentral has gotten some new information (including a release date) about the upcoming BlackBerry Oslo device quietly announced at MWC.

Along with the information is an alleged official image of the device which we'd like to share with you today. Before we get to that, let's talk specs and release:

Release Date

Apparently, the device is getting ready for a June 30th release of 2015. No official confirmation can be made as of yet.


The device is very similar to the Passport internally ...

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BlackBerry Advertising Service Hitting End of Life

BlackBerry has made the call to end its advertising service API. If you're a developer or partner, check out the announcement:

As you know, BlackBerry® has been working hard to realign our focus and activities to support enterprise customer needs. As part of this strategic shift, the BlackBerry Advertising Service will reach its end of life on June 16, 2015, at which time the servers will be disabled and the APIs (the Cascades Ad service , Core Advertising Service Library, and WebWorks Advertising API ...

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