BlackBerry Leap Announced

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has just unveiled the long rumoured BlackBerry Leap, originally discussed as the Rio.

The device is aimed at the Enterprise market, providing a low-cost solution to businesses looking to renew fleets of devices. The cost of the device has not been announced, although we're expecting a price of around $275.99 USD.

With a release expected this April, BlackBerry is moving quickly to bring the device into North American and European markets this year. While it's not a flagship ...

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BlackBerry Work Life Announced

BlackBerry has announced the new Work Life service to their Enterprise offerings.

The service allows SIM virtualization, meaning split billing on one SIM card.




WorkLife by BlackBerry® isn’t just split billing – it’s a new way to manage telecom expenses, protect employee privacy and control your company assets. And it couldn’t be easier. WorkLife by BlackBerry precisely distinguishes between work use and personal use of an iPhone, Android™ or BlackBerry® smartphone by introducing separate lines managed by ...

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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:

  • Work Wide
  • BlackBullet
  • TaxCalc Canada
  • Contacts Manager
  • Kiwi Wonder ...
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How To Create A Custom PIN In BBM

What is a BBM Custom PIN?

The Custom PIN Subscription is a new feature found exclusively on BBM which allows new and existing users to create their own personalized BBM PIN. New contacts can add you to BBM using this Custom PIN, making adding new contacts easier than ever. 

A Custom PIN must meet certain criteria to be eligible for creation:

  • PINs need to be 6-8 characters long
  • Can include both letters and numbers. PINs are not case sensitive.
  • Special characters are not eligible ...
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Announcing The BlackBerryCentral Launch Contest Winners!

The BlackBerryCentral team wants to say a huge thanks to everyone who entered into the BlackBerryCentral + PhantomGlass Launch Contest!

If you didn't win this time -- don't sweat it! We'll have plenty more contests in the coming weeks!

Check for your username below to see if you've won:

  • obruno7
  • Moegh
  • robluck82
  • _erickherras_
  • duke

Here's what they've won:

  • 1 Phantom Glass Tempered Glass Screen Protector for your BlackBerry 10 device ($34.99 Value)
  • 1 BlackBerryCentral Sticker
  • 1 Spark Sticker
  • 1 Voucher For ...
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BBM Update: Custom PINs, Android Wear and More

BlackBerry has announced today at the Mobile World Congress (Barcelona, Spain) the arrival of new customization options for BBM (or BBM v2.7). The update should be pushed to all BlackBerry 10 devices tomorrow, March 2.

BBM 2.7 New features include:

  • Custom BBM PINs - a subscription based feature. Custom PINs will allow you to create your own unique PIN, thus making it much easier to remember and distrbute. Custom (Vanity) PINs subscription will go for $1.99 per month and can be purchased directly ...
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Introducing the Cross-Platform BlackBerry Experience Suite

As we’ve already done with BBMBlackBerry BlendBES, and many other cross-platform solutions (see above), we want to empower all mobile professionals in order to supercharge their productivity and allow them to work across all their devices in an effortless and secure way.

In line with our software and services vision, the BlackBerry Experience Suite is a major company-wide initiative. It extends BlackBerry’s successful cross-platform strategy of complementing the company’s innovative and ultra-secure hardware with software solutions – think BlackBerry Hub, aka ...

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BlackBerryCentral Podcast Episode #1

Join us for the first BlackBerryCentral podcast!

Today, we're going to be talking about Android for Work, US Carriers, The 10.3.1 Release, MWC, Detwiler & Fenton, Snap v3 Beta, and answering your questions. We'll also announce the winners of the BlackBerryCentral + PhantomGlass Contest!

Joining us is Special Guest Jim Muir, the creator of Snap - a widely popular Google Play Client for BlackBerry 10, and community guest member Khalid Osman!



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