Interesting Patents

BlackBerry is constantly innovating. When it comes to patents, it has been said that BlackBerry is sitting on a goldmine, and that's where the bulk of the company's value is. It currently holds over 7000 active US patents (over 44000 patents worldwide) and the number is increasing steadily every year. Despite the hardships, BlackBerry is never short on new ideas.

Looking through their portfolio, you can get a glimpse of what they are up to, and what direction they might be going. I dove ...

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Announcing The BlackBerryCentral Podcast!

You asked, and we listened. Today, we're announcing the BlackBerryCentral podcast!

Each week, select members of the BBCentral team will gather for a BlackBerry related podcast to discuss relevant and interesting news. We've been working diligently to bring you a high-quality, organized event.

Here's the details:

  • The podcast will take place each Sunday, at 1:30 PM (EST)
  • Each week, we'll have a new guest from the BlackBerry community
  • Each week, we'll invite a lucky reader to participate as-well
  • The ...
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Quick Guide: How to Install Snap on Your BlackBerry 10 Device

What is Snap?

Snap is a Google Play Client. Which means it has access to Google Play's content, but is not developed by Google. As well, this app is not approved by BlackBerry, which simply means you cannot download and install it from BlackBerry World. Instead you will have to "sideload" it. But don't worry, just because BlackBerry hasn't approved the app does not mean they will make your phone explode, stop working or disappear.


Before we begin, please be advised ...

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BlackBerry Has A 30% Market Share in Venezuela

With a miniscule market share in most countries, BlackBerry usually doesn't show up on the radar. What you normally see is Android and iOS numbers one and two respectively. But in Venezuela, the top two spots belong to Android (39.2%) and BlackBerry (30.92%). This is possible because in the country, iOS has only 4.1% of the market, and the 'others' category accounts for 19.8%. The latter group consists largely of Firefox OS and Symbian users.

Overall, the country boasts a ...

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An Inside Look At The BlackBerry Elite Program

The BlackBerry Elite program was rolled out in 2012, and in mid-2013, I was asked by BlackBerry to submit my bio for a possible opportunity to join the program. I wasn’t promised anything and to be honest, I wasn’t expecting to make it - as I knew how popular this program is and how hard it is to get in. Needless to say, I wasted no time and my response was prompt (well…duh). Less than an hour later, I had submitted all required information.

It took ...

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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:

  • Quickpost
  • LaterSend
  • Cineplex
  • Produktyf Project
  • Shopwise Canada


QuickPost ...

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AT&T BlackBerry Passport Review

Lisa Gade of MobileTechReview got some hands-on time with the AT&T BlackBerry Passport - BlackBerry’s most outrageous yet lovable smartphone yet.

In case you've forgotten, here's what the Passport is rocking internally:


Size (LxWxD): 128 x 90.3 x 9.3mm (9.6mm at camera location)
Weight (w/battery): 194.4g (M2)

– Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 with 2.2GHz Quad-Core CPUs (MSM8974-AA)
– Adreno 330, 450MHz GPU

– 32GB Flash
– Hot-swappable MicroSD slot (up to 64GB ...

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BBM is A Vital Part of My Family Life

I remember when I got my first BlackBerry in 2010 and saw BBM for the first time. I thought, what is this? How little I knew of the app at that time and how quickly was I surprised, amazed and intrigued with its capabilities. The best thing I remember, was figuring out the fact that since BBM used data it could be used on Wi-Fi with no need of cellular reception. I realized then that this would be the game changer. Side note – again ...

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