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 ...

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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.


Huawei Interested In Buying BlackBerry


Forums, JuJiaoBa.com


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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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:

  • Skyscanner
  • 9GAG
  • MockIt
  • Bolt - Fast Reader
  • Hub Browser


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Getting Started: The BlackBerry Care Protection Plan

What Is The BlackBerry Care Protection Plan?

The BlackBerry Care Protection Plan is a service launched by BlackBerry in March of 2015. Designed to meet consumer needs by offering a simple extended replacement and warranty service at about the cost of a designer coffee per month. 

Subscribers can use the protection plan for up to two years, and must be purchased within 30 days of buying a new BlackBerry smartphone. The service is available only to US and Canadian residents at this time for the following ...

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Learn English Relaunched for BlackBerry 10

S4BB Limited has just re-launched Learn English for BlackBerry 10 devices with a complete overhaul of the user interface. The beautified layout makes learning proper English a sexy endeavor. With over 240 lessons featuring professional teachers anyone can now learn colloquial English on-the-go.

Learn English has more than 240 self-contained audio lessons to pick from! Choose the lessons that suit your level and interests to build on your knowledge of English and your growing confidence with the language.

All audio lessons are easy to understand ...

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Interesting Patents 2: Patent Harder

BlackBerry is constantly filing new patents, and I figured it was about time to take another look at the portfolio to see if there was anything really interesting -- and I was not disappointed.

Remember, just because BlackBerry owns these patents, it doesn’t mean they are currently being used right now. They only indicate what they COULD be doing. Let your imagination run wild! Let me know down below in the comment section how you think these inventions could best be put to use!

The Patent ...

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