As we've quickly come to learn, John Chen often talks in a style that can be taken out of context by many individuals in the media. His comments are never sugarcoated, and his realist attitude can sometimes make positive comments seem very gloomy in the overall landscape for BlackBerry. Last friday, John Chen posted an article called "Tempest in a Teacup" over at Inside BlackBerry, stating that he feels some context may have been missed from the interview.
There is many paths that BlackBerry devices take before their official unveiling, and we've received solid proof today of the upcoming BlackBerry Priv being announced soon. As of October 7th, the Priv has been certified for Bluetooth 4.1 by the Bluetooth SIG.
The regional variants to get Bluetooth SIG certified include:
BlackBerry today announced that China Mobile Hong Kong, the wholly owned subsidiary of China Mobile Limited, is now offering BES12 Cloud, that will provide 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, to its enterprise customers.
BlackBerry announced today that it has appointed The Honourable Wayne G. Wouters, PC, to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Wouters will also serve as a member of the audit and risk management committee of the Board of Directors.
With the addition of Mr. Wouters, the Company's Board of Directors will consist of eight members, seven of whom are independent members.
Earlier this week, Scotiabank unveiled a series of enhancements to its mobile payment service, My Mobile Wallet. These enhancements expand the number of capable smartphone devices that can be used to access My Mobile Wallet and enable the use of both Scotiabank debit and credit cards.
MY MOBILE WALLET
Use your BlackBerry® 10 smartphone to pay for small everyday purchases like coffee or gas at any participating retailer in Canada, the U.S. and internationally. Securely store your Scotiabank Visa credit or ScotiaCard® debit card information on your smartphone. Then,
I've never been accused of being technologically savvy. I personally like technology that is easy to use and doesn't slow me down. As a former iPhone and Android user I can safely say that BlackBerry 10 wasn't as easy to master as the iPhone was but it is much easier to use than any Android
In mobile commerce, ad requests are key. John Chen said during the recent quarterly earnings statement that he wasn't comfortable where their income from mobile commerce was. Even with this statement, Chen should be delighted with the news that BBM ad requests are hitting at a billion
Secusmart, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited, announced today a comprehensive partnership for the Indian market. Joining Secusmart in this partnership is Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (SED), part of the multinational Indian conglomerate, Tata Group. This collaboration demonstrates BlackBerry’s continued commitment to focus on highly secure and cross-platform solutions throughout the worldwide market.
It's the beginning of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, and that means that leaves on trees are changing colors and falling, but also that it'll be getting colder in the coming weeks.
With everyone getting bundled up to prepare for cold weather, why not get your tech ready, too? From October 6 until October 19th, every purchase of a BlackBerry Smartphone on ShopBlackBerry comes with
BlackBerry certainly knows how to kick off the fall by giving discounts for a bunch of apps through BlackBerry World's October Sale. There are 61 great apps from different developers that are currently up for sale. The apps on the sale list vary from security apps, productivity apps, and even games!
Recently BBM for Android, iOS, and BlackBerry got a big update that added several new features. One of these features was the addition of BBM and Paypal integration. Users can now send money through their paypal accounts via BBM chat.
So BlackBerry announces an Android phone and the BlackBerry faithful start jumping ship. SURPRISE! The knee jerk reactions are so fast they're probably putting people in the hospital. And people haven't even USED the Priv yet.
BlackBerry recently announced that PSA Peugeot Citroën, the second largest car manufacturer in Europe, selected BES®12 for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). For PSA Peugeot Citroën, BES12 is a secure multi-OS solution able to manage a wide range of mobile devices and increase mobile productivity without sacrificing security.
The deployment of BES12 within PSA Peugeot Citroën is planned over a 3-year period.