Can BlackBerry Ever Be A Status Symbol Again?

A previous article written by one of our team members, Jerid, discussed how BlackBerry had and lost its identity and effectively its status at the same time. I’ll be the first to admit, I was part of the problem, not the solution. I bought the Pearl 8100 back in the day, because my previous contract was up and I wanted something that had internet and took an SD card. To me, it was about getting an all-in-one device, not about having the status. I didn ...

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Are You A Student? Here's Why A BlackBerry Might Be A Good Fit

While a BlackBerry is mainly touted as a business device, it is in fact just as well suited to other environments. As a unversity student, I've come to appreciate the power and help of my BlackBerry over the semesters and grew attached to the power it puts in my hand. Based on my experience, I have collected some of the major points why you, a student, might consider a BlackBerry as well:

  • It Helps You Keep Up With Your Work: One of the essential things ...
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Search for Carphone Warehouse Launched for the UK

S4BB Limited has just released Search for Carphone Warehouse to bring on-the-go shopping for mobile phones, contracts and accessories to BlackBerry 10. Search for Carphone Warehouse has been launched to offer more choice to our users world-wide and allow them to conveniently shop on-the-go. By integrating into the BlackBerry Assistant / Universal Device Search it is now possible to search for mobile phones, accessories and plans right from the BlackBerry home screen.

Get Search for Carphone Warehouse now to go shopping at Carphone Warehouse right from the ...
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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

BlackBerry Keian is P'9984 - All-Touch Device

Source

BBM Channels

Confirmations

The BlackBerry Keian is a Porsche Design collaborated device, and will likely follow the naming of its predecessors (P'9981, P'9982, P'9983 etc ...

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BlackBerry Ltd Partners Hong Kong’s 1O1O For ESBL

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) Enhanced SIM-Based Licensing (ESBL) will now be offered to enterprise clients by Hong Kong’s main telecom service provider, 1O1O, as announced by the Canadian firm. Using this service, enterprise clients of 1O1O will get access to BES12, which supports all major platforms, including Android, iOS, Windows and BlackBerry 10.

First BlackBerry partner in Hong Kong

Licenses for the Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution will be resold through 1O1O’s bundled services with airtime and data plans. Now 1O1O will be ...

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500 Copies Of AutoBook GTA V For BlackBerryCentral Readers!

Solo North Software has generously given 500 copies of their app AutoBook for GTA V to BlackBerryCentral readers!

What is AutoBook for GTA V?

AutoBook for GTA V is your complete vehicle reference guide for GTA V and includes 312 unique vehicles including Automobiles, Planes, Helicopters, Boats and Trailers!

Each vehicle profile includes:

• Images

• Top Speed

• Acceleration

• Stopping Power

• Handling Specs

• Resale Value at LS Customs

• Drivetrains Including Front/Rear Ratio for AWD Cars

• Passenger Capacity

• ...

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Desktop Phones: A Missed BlackBerry Opportunity?

In December 2010, (then) RIM had filed for a patent to make a desktop phone dock for your BlackBerry. The dock would serve as a holder for your BlackBerry while at your desk and then you could use the phone dock as a normal desktop phone. The idea was brilliant; basically, RIM was forging a way for companies to drop their requirement to have two phone lines for their personnel. Additionally, the desktop phone would be able to serve both phone numbers which were associated ...

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Why I Didn't Switch to the BlackBerry Passport

I was an early adopter of the Z10. The first day it was available on T-Mobile in the US, I called our rep and had it sent over-night. I worked through all the updates and leaks. I kept up on the upcoming changes for future OS improvements, and I was super excited for BlackBerry’s resurgence.

The resurgence was not exactly a rocketship experience. Perhaps it was among the BlackBerry faithful, but not among the masses. I, however, was absolutely ecstatic using my Z10, even when ...

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