Keeping it fresh for 35 years

By Megan Alink, Director of Marketing Communications for QNX Automotive

Recently, my colleagues Paul Leroux and Matt Young showed off a shiny new infographic that enlightens readers to the many ways they encounter QNX-based systems in daily life (here and here). After three-and-a-half decades in business we’ve certainly been around the block a time or two, and you might think things are getting a bit stale. As the infographic shows, that couldn’t be further from the truth here at QNX. From up in the stars ...

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Which Perimeter Am I In?

For developers who are targeting their applications for both the work and the personal perimeter of the device, this might be a million dollar question. Sometimes it becomes necessary to dynamically determine which perimeter the user has deployed an app in.

Needless to say, BlackBerry 10 APIs are designed to be perimeter agnostic. Hence, most app developers need not worry about it. But there are cases when apps need to make decisions based on this. E.g. an app might want to encrypt data only ...

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ICYMI: 3.0 Gold plug-in for Visual Studio

At the beginning of the month, BlackBerry announced the Gold 3.0 of their VS Plugin. In case you missed it, check out the new 3.0 Gold version of the plug-in:

The BlackBerry Native Plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio (version 3.0 Gold) includes a new UI for configuring your environment, project templates for developing BlackBerry apps, and lots of other new features. In this article, we take a look at what's new in this release.

Special thanks to open-source contributor Pawel Hofman ...

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BlackBerry Leap To Be Released On 29 April: Where To Pre-Order

Prospective buyers can pre-order the SIM-free BlackBerry Leap model via Clove, Expansys and Unlocked Mobiles. Clove and Expansys have similarly priced the smartphone at around £215 ($320), while Unlock Mobiles is offering the device for £205.

Those who wish to order the device, will have to be patient as the smartphone will only be available in late April. Clove has revealed that stocks of the device will be available by end April, while Unlocked Mobiles has confirmed that the new BlackBerry smartphone will hit ...

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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.


BlackBerry will be running Android Natively in the near future


Community Speculation, Twitter, Forums


This is a rumour that won't seem to die. It's literally been kicking around since early 2014 ...

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Preview: BlackBerry 10.3.2

Whenever a new OS is released officially, BlackBerry fans are left craving for more features and updates. This was of course the case with OS10.3.1 - leaving fans eager for OS10.3.2 details.

Hopefully this post will fill some of that appetite.

Disclaimer: OS10.3.2 is not available officially. The features shown below are in their early stages of development, and should not be interpreted as final software additions / changes. Enjoy the information below. OS 10.3.2 is not expected until mid-2015 ...

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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:

  • ClipMan
  • gNewsReader
  • Usage Pro
  • ReadItNow!
  • Power Tools


ClipMan ...

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Announcing The BlackBerryCentral BProfile Pro Contest Winners!

The BlackBerryCentral team wants to say a huge thanks to everyone who entered into the BlackBerryCentral BProfile Pro Contest!

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

As the upgrade to BProfile Pro is done through In-App purchase, I need each one of you winners to email me your BlackBerry ID (BBID) to so that the developer can add you to their sandbox and allow upgrade to BProfile Pro at no charge.

Good News: TMC Devs were kind enough ...

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