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:

Specifications

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

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

Memory:
– 3GB LPDDR3 800MHz RAM
– 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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FX Rates now supports the BlackBerry Classic and BlackBerry Passport

S4BB Limited has just released an update for their popular FX Rates app for foreign currency exchange conversion. FX Rates now supports the trackpad of the BlackBerry Classic. At the same time it caters for the larger screen on the BlackBerry Passport and can handle swipe inputs from the touch-sensitive keyboard of the BlackBerry Passport.

Currency exchange rates tool. Saves you the hassle of going to the internet just to find out the exchange rates. 

All the exchange rates are stored locally on you ...

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BES12 Supports Google’s Android for Work, as BlackBerry EMM Goes Even More Cross-Platform

BlackBerry today announced that it will be joining the Android for Work program with Google. This will enable our cross-platform enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution, BES12, to manage Android Lollipop devices equipped with advanced security features to separate business and personal data and applications.

Backed by BES12, Android for Work creates a secure, dedicated profile for business data and applications. The BES12 solution will seamlessly integrate with the Android OS to enable platform-level containerization. This will eliminate the need for application wrapping, while providing ...

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SmartList10 By AgeTDev

Team AgeTDev has recently release their latest app, SmartList10 - a utility app that aims to keep you organized.

With SmartList10, the AgeTDev team brings you a more efficient method to composing lists of everyday tasks. More efficient and convenient than creating them on paper, this app is definitely worth checking out.

Here are some of the features we liked:

SmartDetection

On using the SmartDetection mode, you realize how apps for smartphones really should be. Turn it on and type the items like you do on paper ...

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Got Your Device From ShopBlackBerry or Amazon and Still Didn't Get The 10.3.1 Update?

Throughout the last days, we've been receiving comments from some of you who purchased your BlackBerry 10 device through either ShopBlackBerry or Amazon, but still haven't received the update for 10.3.1.

Michael Clewley tweeted a quick workaround:

  1. Power off your device
  2. Remove the SIM card 
  3. Power on your device and connect to a WiFi network
  4. Check for available OS update
  5. Update the device if available
  6. Power off your device, insert the SIM card and power back on

Give that a try and ...

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