Multiple Channel Contributors Feature Now Available

A requested feature from the BlackBerry community has been multiple administrators for BBM Channels. The BBCentral team has been long after this feature too, which can help bring instant access to important moderating tools for your company channel.

BlackBerry had announced the feature about a month ago but has finally made the feature available today but there's a temporary catch: it's only for the web client, not on the devices themselves:

• Multiple BBM Channel Contributors: BBM Channels now supports multiple channel contributors through ...

Read More
Whine Updated In BlackBerry World

The popular Vine client, Whine, has been updated in BlackBerry World to version bringing a bunch of new additions, fixes and refinements.

Here's what's new:

  • Splash Redesign & Restructure
  • 720p Automatic Recording Support
  • Timestamp Bug Fixed
  • New Dedicated Record Tab
  • Improved Emoji Support
  • Fullscreen Video for Square Displays Support
  • Automatic Hiding & Showing Of Title and Action Bars
  • Persistent Mute Control Application Wide, Including Settings
  • Optimized Graphics & File Handling
  • Aligned With New OS Libraries
  • Bug Fixes & Overall ...
Read More
White BlackBerry Glide Renderings

When Chen and the team announced new hardware at this year's Mobile World Congress, we got a chance to see two of the upcoming devices slated for a 2015 release.

First, the BlackBerry Leap, a device aimed at mostly Entrepreneurs and Enterprise fleet renewals. Then, a somewhat unexpected guest appeared - the BlackBerry Slider

Ron Louks, President - Devices and Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry - held up two variants of this device (White, Black) but was quick to hide them again after showing ...

Read More
An Interview with Tim Neil, Former Employee of BlackBerry

I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Tim Neil at BlackBerry Jam Sessions America in San José in 2012. At the time, I was covering the event for another site but, at the same time, was there as a prospective developer (I never made it off home plate). However, as I was struggling to figure out where to begin, thanks to social media magnate Twitter, I contacted Tim and he set up an appointment with me.  

I found Tim to be one of the ...

Read More
What's in a Name?

When you hear a name, certain feelings, emotions and senses come into your mind. For example, I am certain when you hear or read the name Scott McCarthy, you probably think of the great planner, car enthusiast and greatest BlackBerry blogger that ever existed! Well… Then again probably not! All joking aside, names have an important role in the world, in their placement and especially in marketing.

So let’s take a minute to explore this outside of BlackBerry. Think of the name Corvette. Most of ...

Read More
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.


Huawei Interested In Buying BlackBerry




Plenty of companies are interested in BlackBerry - mostly due to their patent assets and security, but this rumour is fairly unsubstantiated.

Keep in mind that these ...

Read More
Review: Scosche Magicmount Car Mount

Car mounts - there are so many brands and styles to choose from! Window mount, dash mount, vent mount; even CD slot mounts!

I struggled, however, finding a car mount that worked well and fit my needs. I'm a BlackBerry Passport user, and we all know it's a rather large device. Most of the mounts that are available on the market for larger devices are large themselves as well as being bulky and heavy.

Enter the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show: I happened to be ...

Read More
New BBM Beta Released To Beta Zone

A new BBM Beta (10.8.x) has just been released to select participants on the Beta Zone.

A Timed and Retracted Messages subscription is now available in the BBM Shop. This new subscription item will allow subscribers unlimited access to Timed Messages and Message Retraction. Non-Subscribers will be limited to a maximum of 3 Timed Messages, and 3 Message Retractions.

New Features

  • Timed Messages & Message Retraction Subscription
  • Bug Fixes and Improvements
  • Extended Contacts


Extended Contacts

This new version of BBM allows you ...

Read More