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.

Rumour

BlackBerry Leap With Steel Frame Spotted

Source

Twitter, Forums

Confirmations

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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Meet The Dev: Brian Scheirer

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 Brian Scheirer of BBCascades, creator of several apps, amongst them the infamous Work Wide.

 

Name: Brian Scheirer

Developer NameBrian Scheirer

Country: USA

Website: bbcascades.com / workwideapp.com

Social Pages@BrianScheirer

 

How many people on your Development Team?

 

For Work Wide, there are ...

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Amazon Offering $110 Worth of Paid Apps For Free

Amazon is having another sale, again offering a huge selection of paid apps and games for no cost. Customers can download over $110 worth of top paid apps and games for free during the promotional time period. Offer ends May 16, 2015 11:59PM PST. Some apps and promotion may be subject to regional availibility.

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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.

Rumour

Apple Looking To Buy BlackBerry

Source

LearnBonds, Twitter, Wall Street, ValueWalk, Benzinga

Confirmations

Obviously we can't comment on this type of rumour - aside from personal opinons - but here's the breakdown of the rumour: Apple ...

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OS 10.3.2.440 Now Available To Select Beta Participants

A new OS 10.3.2 beta build is available for download for selected users in the BlackBerry Beta Zone.

The new build is numbered v10.3.2.440 (OS v10.3.2.680). The changelog is quite extensive and contains many fixes:

Notable Fixed Issues:

  • [Amazon] Amazon Shop barcode scan camera is rotated 90 degrees left when device is flat on an even surface 
  • [Balance] In some instances, the work space remains locked after unlocking it 
  • [Bluetooth] In some cases, Bluetooth fails to connect  ...
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