The Bait, Hook and Switch

Bait

At the beginning of Mobile World Congress (MWC) John Chen and BlackBerry made an announcement which somewhat shocked the BlackBerry community: they quietly announced that some of the coveted native BlackBerry applications are coming to the major platforms. Known as BlackBerry Suites, the apps are broken into three different segments: Productivity, Communication and Security. However, this should not have come as a surprise to many of us. Why? Well let’s go back to just a few months ago in January when John Chen wrote ...

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Hillary Clinton Action Figure Features A BlackBerry In Her Hand

A Connecticut company is releasing a Hillary Clinton action figure after she recently made headlines while under scrutiny for using her personal email to communicate when she served as secretary of state. Hillary has been known to be a long-time BlackBerry supporter, and is currently a speculated 2016 presidential candidate.

Oxford-based Herobuilders, known for making dolls based on the latest trending news and events, has developed a "BlackBerry toting" Hillary Clinton doll, the company announced through its mailing list. The "all new Hillary email action ...

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Workshop: Creating with QNX and Qt

When BlackBerry started building the new generation of BlackBerry back in 2012, few knew what QNX was in relation to BlackBerry. Today, many know what it does, and even more folks now know what it is. However, very little is known about how it works on a public level. When BlackBerry acquired QNX back in April 2010, they closed out the system entirely with no access to the source code. Same is the case with the Qt application framework. Many BlackBerry fans did not know ...

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How to Get Flash Back On The BlackBerry Browser

Missing Flash support in the BlackBerry Browser with OS 10.3.1?

Disclaimer:

Before we begin, please be advised this is a guideline only. You must exercise caution while performing all actions. Always backup of your device first. BlackBerryCentral will not be responsible for any failure / damage that may be caused to your device during the process.

As you may know, BlackBerry aligned themsleves to the direction the industry has taken, by embracing HTML5 and removing Adobe Flash support in OS 10.3.1. Thankfully ...

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Rumour Roundup

Welcome to BlackBerryCentral's Rumour Roundup!

Each roundup, 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 Slider to feature the following specs:

• Snapdragon 810, 64 Bit processor

• 3 GB Ram

• 32 GB Inbuilt, + 128 Gb Micro SD

• 3850 mAH non-removable battery

• 16 MP rear camera with ...

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MEN Micro Announces QNX Based MTCS

MEN Micro INC., a world-renowned provider of embedded computing and I/O solutions for mission-critical industrial, mobile and harsh environment applications, now offers a safe QNX BSP to ensure comprehensive safe communication between the control unit and the I/O in the new Modular Train Control System (MTCS). MEN Micro has product offerings in the Automotive, Avionics, Medical, Marine, Automation, Power & Energy industries - plus more.

Details

The MTCS is an application-ready system platform in half 19" that allows safe control of all rail relevant ...

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BlackBerry Glide Renderings

When Chen and the team announced new hardware at this year's Mobile World Congress, we got a chance to see two of the upcoming devices slated for a 2015 release.

First, the BlackBerry Leap - a device aimed at mostly Entrepreneurs and Enterprise fleet renewals. Then, a somewhat unexpected guest - the BlackBerry Slider

Ron Louks, President - Devices and Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry held up two variants of this device (White, Black) but was quick to hide them again - after showing them ...

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BBM Hits 100M Google Play Installs

BBM for Android has officially achieved a milestone on the Google Play Store: 100 million installs. That puts BBM in the top tier of messaging apps on Google Play, and we got there in a little over a year as we first posted BBM for Android in late October 2013. We have 3.7 million reviews, and just shy of 2.4 million of them are five stars.

Of course, Android is just one of the four platforms on which BBM is now available. The ...

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