Sunday Summation: February 28 - March 19

Each Sunday, we'll take a look at what BlackBerry news showed up over the course of the week and break it down in an easy-to-read format.

From the BlackBerryCentral Channel:

BlackBerry users launch WhatsApp Petition
[Reposted from Rapid Mobile C00040F5B]
BlackBerry users annoyed with WhatsApp’s decision to stop supporting BB10 have launched an online petition.

At the time of writing it has 362 signatures.

I'm not even going to comment on whether this is worthwhile or not, simply just give the link for those that think it is and want to sign it.

http://rpd.li/TKKYp

BlackBerry RC-1500NA Rapid Travel Charger (Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0)
[Reposted from  BlackBerry® ⑩ OS #... C0003C1A4]
http://www.shopandroid.com/blackberry-rc-1500na-rapid-travel-charger-qualcomm-quick-charge-20/5A17A22389.htm

Priv Price Drop / Rogers Canada

[Reposted from  BB POWERED  C001C1D66]
http://www.rogers.com/web/link/wirelessBuyFlow?forwardTo=PhoneThenPlan&productType=no

Update from John Chen

[Reposted from BlackBerry C0001F622]
Our CEO John Chen gives an update on social media apps for BB10:
http://blck.by/1Rp8yrl
http://blck.by/1Rp8vMa
Learn more: http://blck.by/1Rp8vMc

And make your voice heard: ‪#‎ILoveBB10Apps

#ShowSomeSupport

[Reposted from Dylan Habkirk C002026AA]
Composed by @DHabkirk

Full Image Here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/clkq6gkwajbzn7k/TEXT.jpg?dl=0

 

From the BlackBerryCentral Website:

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 & Android apps, plus how to get them.

This week, we're taking a look at:

  • A+ Gallery
  • BlackPlayer Music Player
  • SoundHound
  • Silent Keys
  • Gadget Box

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.

Wallpaper Wednesday

Welcome to another Wallpaper Wednesday!

Each week, we'll bring you cool and popular wallpapers for all your BlackBerry devices. If you're a graphic artist, or photographer and would like your wallpaper shared - shoot us an email!

Verizon to Open Priv Pre-Orders Starting Tomorrow, In Stores March 11th

Not much sucks more than having to wait for a device on your carrier - especially when it comes to Verizon.

Thankfully, the wait is nearly over. According to various Verizon employees, the Priv is set to launch as a pre-order starting tomorrow March 3rd - and anticipated to be available in retail stores beginning on March 11th.

Outfitting Your Mobile Employees? Shop Smarter with BlackBerry’s New Direct Sales Program

BlackBerry is expanding their ShopBlackBerry initiatives by allowing businesses to purchase and deploy unlocked BlackBerry smartphones directly from their sales channels.

Offering easy solutions, like complimentary 1 year support, free shipping on devices*, volume discounts and payment options will seemingly boost their ability to wedge their way into more business doors and IT hands.

Throwback Thursday

Each Thursday the BlackBerryCentral team will go back in the BlackBerry Chronicles to give you a glimpse of nostalgia. This will include device launches and announcements that made BlackBerry a household name and a superstar status.

Whenever I write these #TBT articles I try to link it to something ongoing or has happened recently. Well this past week it was my one year anniversary writing here at BlackBerryCentral, and my first article “Japan: The Next Frontier?” discussed the idea of bringing back a BlackBerry 10 Pearl Flip device for the Japanese market. So with that let’s race back to 2008 to the announcement of the BlackBerry 8220 “Pearl Flip.”

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 & Android apps, plus how to get them.

This week, we're taking a look at:

  • Swift Key
  • Evil Apples
  • Kiosk Pro
  • FastTube
  • Id3iot

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.

Wallpaper Wednesday

Welcome to another Wallpaper Wednesday!

Each week, we'll bring you cool and popular wallpapers for all your BlackBerry devices. If you're a graphic artist, or photographer and would like your wallpaper shared - shoot us an email!

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 & Android apps, plus how to get them.

This week, we're taking a look at:

  • Drippler
  • Andmade Share
  • Fleksy
  • Pacman
  • Beta Zone

Shorted Stock Getting Shorter

If you are into BlackBerry’s stock position and follow it closely, then you will have likely noticed some reasonable gains in the past few weeks. It appears that BlackBerry’s stock has finally gained some positive traction as of late and it inching its way upward vice downward – a direction which everyone wants to see.

Wallpaper Wednesday

Welcome to another Wallpaper Wednesday!

Each week, we'll bring you cool and popular wallpapers for all your BlackBerry devices. If you're a graphic artist, or photographer and would like your wallpaper shared - shoot us an email!

Throwback Thursday

Each Thursday the BlackBerryCentral team will go back in the BlackBerry Chronicles to give you a glimpse of nostalgia. This will include device launches and announcements that made BlackBerry a household name and a superstar status.

This week we will go back to the announcement which changed the company as we know it, brought some hope to the darkening aura surrounding BlackBerry, that date is 9 April 2010 – the announcement of QNX’s acquisition.

Why Facebook for BlackBerry Was Discontinued

Earlier in the week, an update to the native Facebook applications for BlackBerry 10 and BBOS went live in their respective app stores.

An update that has caused lots of buzz surrounding the choices made which ultimately produced a web-launcher icon for the devices; instead of the desired feature and bug fix alternative. Despite BlackBerry's attempts to clarify the issues by releasing statements on the Inside Blogs site, many consumers and developers alike are left confused on the subject.

Priv by BlackBerry Available in Israel

Originally Posted on Inside Blogs

Good morning, #TeamBlackBerry! As you know, we’ve been working hard to make PRIV available to as many of our fans as possible. Over the past two months, we’ve made great progress to that end, with launches in Nigeria, the Netherlands, Italy, and Spain, France, Australia, India, and South Africa.

 

That's the wraps! Thanks all for your support during the past week as it was a busy one. We look forward to this upcoming one!

Did we miss anything important? Let us know in the comments!