BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 rollout has officially begun

BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 rollout has officially begun

It has begun. Yes, after many rumors, speculation and confirmation at the BlackBerry Classic event of a February launch, the rollout of BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 is now official according to BlackBerry and will be available to customers around the world starting today in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific for the entire line of smartphones running BlackBerry 10. This announcement is mostly significant for older BlackBerry 10 smartphones as this is the first major update since OS 10.2.1 last year.

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BlackBerry Traffic will be retired as of March 27th

BlackBerry Traffic will be retired as of March 27th

Still on a legacy BlackBerry OS device and love BlackBerry Traffic? If so, I have a bit of bad news for you. The app, which has existed and been maintained since 2010, will be retired as of March 27th, 2015 and will no longer function as per normal according to new emails being sent out to BlackBerry customers.

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These OEM hard cases for BlackBerry Passport are only $19.95 today

This BlackBerry hard shell case fits perfectly around Passport, adding a soft and comfortable texture that enhances your grip. Choose between a sharp black that's sure to impress or a brilliant white that lights up any room. There's even a sweet BlackBerry symbol on the back that shows off the case's authenticity!

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KloudMix beta updated in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

KloudMix beta updated in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

If you've been checking out the native BlackBerry 10 Mixcloud client better known as KloudMix, you'll want to ensure you load up the BlackBerry Beta Zone and grab the latest version. Updated to v1.0.17.1, this release covers a few bugs and feature requests for the app, including uploading, track seeking and landscape support throughout the whole app. Have a look at the full list of changes below.

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Inst10 out of beta and now available from BlackBerry World

After a short stint in BlackBerry Beta Zone and a few name changes, third party Instagram client Inst10 has made its way to BlackBerry World. It's a fully featured client with a lot of extras too. The app will take a freemium style model. To give you a feel of all the pro features, there is a 7-day trial available.

If you have been trying out the app whilst in beta, you'll agree with me that it's a pretty good Instagram client. You're going to hear people ask why do we need it when we already have iGrann. But isn't life better with options? I welcome more variations, it keeps developers on their toes.

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BBM for BlackBerry 10, iOS and Android updates now available

As expected, thanks to the earlier announcement, BBM has now been updated for BlackBerry 10, iOS and Android. The feature list for this update is rather large and includes custom BBM PINs, Android Wear support, Password protection and landscape mode for iOS users plus, you can now share photos in group chats and have multiple BBM channel contributors. You can have a look at the full rundown below or just head on into your respective app store and grab the update right now.

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Global application partners choose BlackBerry solutions for Healthcare

Healthcare organizations require a platform that secures data end-to-end and today, BlackBerry announced several new BlackBerry partner applications are now available for BlackBerry 10, iOS and Android devices that are enabling innovative solutions to improve healthcare communications, workflow, and patient care spanning several categories in growing markets.

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BlackBerry partners with GSX and ISEC7 to expand solutions portfolio

As BES12 adoption grows, customers and partners from around the world are enhancing the value of the solution by adopting BES Monitoring solutions from ISV partners such as GSX and ISEC7, giving customers the ability to access real-time monitoring, automated trend reporting and availability forecasting of BES12, allowing issues to be identified immediately.

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BlackBerry announces carriers support for BES12 ESBL

BlackBerry has now announced a rather large list of carriers that will support monthly billing of BES12, including EE (UK), Vodafone India, Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan), Maxis Berhad (Malaysia), Telekom Slovenia and Telekom Hungary.

These mobile operators join a growing list that has already launched ESBL, including Vodafone Germany and Idea Cellular (India). Mobile operators using ESBL are able to provide customers with one monthly bill to subscribe to BlackBerry EMM services and BES12, the only EMM provider that is able to offer this service. The ESBL offering will support iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

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Secusmart develops Vodafone anti-eavesdropping Secure Call Service

Secusmart, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited, announced today that it has collaborated with Vodafone Germany to deliver a service that offers corporate users a new, powerful encryption solution for maximum voice communications security.

This collaboration demonstrates BlackBerry's continued commitment to focus on highly secure and cross-platform solutions.

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Sprint now offering BES12 to their Enterprise customers

BlackBerry and Sprint have now announced that Sprint will be expanding its offerings to their Enterprise customers by including BES12 as well as BBM Meetings, [BBM Protected](BBM Protected) and BlackBerry Blend in their portfolio.

"Our agreement with BlackBerry brings an advanced, secure product portfolio to our enterprise customers to help them increase productivity in their organizations while remaining secure," said Wayne Ward, Vice President, Product & Business Development at Sprint. "It's a priority for us to make our enterprise product and services portfolio more robust, and to make value-added service options available to our customers. BlackBerry helps us achieve this goal."

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BlackBerry partners with interRAI to deliver efficient data collection solutions in Healthcare

Joining their list of growing relationships, BlackBerry has now announced a new partnership with interRAI to deliver efficient data collection solutions in Healthcare.

BlackBerry will provide software and support to interRAI Canada to assist them in developing mobile versions of intake screening and questionnaires for healthcare running on BlackBerry's secure end-to-end mobile solution. These custom screening applications will mobilize assessment tools and assist interRAI in their studies.

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BlackBerry announces new cross-platform BES12 Cloud for Enterprises and SMBs

BlackBerry has now announced BES12 Cloud, a cloud-based enterprise mobility management solution that will offer easy management of iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry 10 smartphones and tablets, as well as a wide range of Samsung KNOX and Android for Work smartphones and tablets.

BES12 Cloud will offer customers more flexibility and choice in managing their mobile solution while supporting a broad range of device mobility policies, all through a simple browser interface and without complicated or expensive server installs.

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Vanity

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Vanity

The past week for BlackBerry has been rather interesting. We've heard some news from QNX, saw some pics of the BlackBerry Leap / Rio, had Verizon release the BlackBerry Classic and now that Mobile World Congress is underway, had a few early announcements from BlackBerry go live. Have a look at the full discussion list and check out the audio and video below with special guest, Snap Developer Jim Muir.

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BlackBerry CEO: 'I intend to continue to build a hardware business'

Mobile World Congress is already well underway in Barcelona, Spain and while it wasn't entirely expected to happen this early, BlackBerry has made several announcements. The biggest one arguably comes by way of their unveiling of the company's plans for cross-platform services via what they're calling the BlackBerry Experience Suite. The suite was noted to be 'a major company-wide initiative in BlackBerry's commitment to build out its robust software portfolio' and that includes bringing some beloved, and thus far BlackBerry 10 only, features to other platforms such as iOS, Android and Windows.

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Galaxy S6

BlackBerry wants to make the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S6 more secure for enterprise customers in collaboration with Samsung KNOX.

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BBM Custom PINs, Android Wear support arriving March 2

BlackBerry has announced the arrival of new customization options for BBM. While in testing for awhile, tomorrow, March 2, will see the debut of custom BBM PINs. Also arriving tomorrow is BBM for Android Wear.

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BlackBerry outlines its cross-platform strategy with BlackBerry Experience Suite

BlackBerry today, unveiled its software and services vision to infuse BlackBerry's unmatched power of productivity, communication, collaboration and security across all smartphone and tablets running iOS, Android, and Windows operating systems, giving users the unprecedented ability to work seamlessly and securely across any device.

"BlackBerry's core values of security and productivity are more in demand than ever - as we demonstrated with the successful expansion of BES12 and BBM to other platforms," said BlackBerry CEO and Executive Chairman John Chen.

"Flexibility without compromise is what current and former BlackBerry users tell us time and again they want from their mobile device. They want BlackBerry's legendary security and core productivity and collaboration capabilities while still being able to choose a device that matches their lifestyle and personality."

Chen added: "We will continue to look for opportunities to broaden our software footprint in the market. Our goal is to be wherever our users need and want us, with our software suites, whether that's on an iPhone or a BlackBerry Classic."

As noted in the press release, this is 'a major company-wide initiative in BlackBerry's commitment to build out its robust software portfolio' that will ultimately tailor BlackBerry's unique security and collaboration features to any mobile device.

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TinyPlanet lets you turn you landscape photos into a sphere - 1000 free copies available

There are plenty of photo editors around to let you add effects to your photos. There's a native photo editor on BlackBerry 10, while there are lots of apps to be found in BlackBerry World. Usually, they let you add filter effects, stickers and text, amongst other things. However, this app, TinyPlanet, offers to turn your landscape or panoramic shots into spheres that look like tiny planets. Hence the name for the app.

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Grab this protective bumper case for BlackBerry Z30 today for only $4.95

Made from a glossy and matte double molded polycarbonate, this durable frame conforms perfectly around the BlackBerry Z30 to provide casual protection against minor drops. The bumper even slightly elevates the phone from flat surfaces, keeping it safe from unwanted scratches and scuffs.

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