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 Keian is P'9984 - All-Touch Device


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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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Wishful Thinking: BlackBerry Devices In 2015

For all of us BlackBerry addicts, this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona has been an exciting time. John Chen, CEO, showed off BlackBerry's 2015 road map at the event, announcing many software innovations and new partnerships. We heard a lot of rumours regarding what we would get to see - the much-talked-about BlackBerry Rio (now formally announced as the Leap) and a mysterious slider, are the most talked about devices. The Porsche Design 'Keian' and a yet-undisclosed fourth device to sport a physical ...

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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:

  • Flipp
  • Business Cards
  • Tilt Now
  • The Sandbox
  • iGrann


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Vodafone Confirms They Will Stock The BlackBerry Leap

Vodafone has became the second UK operator to confirm that it will stock the BlackBerry Leap when it goes on sale in April.

It joins EE in confirming availability with both confirming that the all touchscreen device, launched at Mobile World Congress last week, would be available to business customers only. The handset will be priced at $275 (£182).

The BlackBerry Leap has a five-inch HD display, 8MP camera, 16GB of storage, 2GB RAM and a 2800mAh battery life.

The device is being marketed at ...

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