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BlackBerry rolls out BBM video calling beta for Android

TechnoBuffalo - ‎11 hours ago‎
BlackBerry has rolled out video calling capabilities for BBM on Android to users in the U.S. and Canada. The rollout is part of a beta test and may not be available on all compatible handsets yet, but BlackBerry will be making it available to all soon ...

BlackBerry Direct Sales Woos Small Businesses and Companies With Cheap Unlocked Phones

Small Business Trends - ‎19 hours ago‎
Just last month, BlackBerry announced an interesting sales initiative dubbed the BlackBerry Direct Sales Program. The program is supposed to, for the first time, allow IT administrators and business owners to directly purchase and deploy in-volume ...
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Telus To Push Marshmallow For BlackBerry PRIV On May 3

Android Headlines - Android News - ‎10 hours ago‎
We are always looking for software updates, especially when they upgrade our device from Android Lollipop to Android Marshmallow. Earlier this week, BlackBerry announced that the Marshmallow 6.0.1 update was available for all BlackBerry PRIVs ...

BlackBerry hires new executive to help resuscitate device sales - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
While business analysts have repeatedly called for the company to shut down its devices division, it appears BlackBerry plans to stay in the business of making smartphones for at least the foreseeable future.
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BlackBerry 'Hamburg' and 'Rome' rumors, news, price, release date, and more

Digital Trends - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
BlackBerry is still hoping to turn its bad luck around in the smartphone business, and it's been rumored that the company plans to release two more Android phones later this year.
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BlackBerry Hamburg And BlackBerry Rome Smartphone Images Leak, Including Specs, Price, And Release Date Details

Tech Times - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
BlackBerry recently confirmed that it would release two new smartphones running Android instead of its own Blackberry 10 OS. Images of the handsets, codenamed "Hamburg" and "Rome" have just leaked, and they provide a look at their design, keyboard, ...
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Android device updates: BlackBerry Priv, Verizon Droid Turbo 2 begin Marshmallow rollout

Greenbot - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The BlackBerry Priv is a pretty solid phone, especially if you long for the days of a physical keyboard. It's even more compelling now that it's next in line for Android Marshmallow after going through a lengthy beta test.

BlackBerry is pivoting from phones to enterprise software

The Register - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Interview BlackBerry's purchase of rival Good has begun to convince people it can make the big shift from phones to enterprise software.

BlackBerry is finally giving up on smartphones and focusing on enterprise software

Yahoo News - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
The Priv, BlackBerry's first real stab at an Android-based phone, is now being updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The update is a little overdue - in fact, the Priv launched a month after Android 6.0 Marshmallow was released.
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BlackBerry launches BBM Video for Android, coming soon to iOS - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Blackberry handed over the master key to authorities because they lack the resources (money = lawyers) to fight the unconstitutional practices of the RCMP, not because they agree with total transparency for police.
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New BlackBerry Executive Alex Thurber Committed To Maintaining Focus On Channel

CRN - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
BlackBerry has named security veteran Alex Thurber as its new senior vice president of Global Device Sales. Thurber, who started at BlackBerry in April, told CRN that he hopes to help the company become more connected with its customers by attracting ...
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BlackBerry CEO tries to reassure users on encryption questions - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
BlackBerry CEO John Chen wants to assure users that the company "stood by our lawful access principles" when it helped the RCMP in a criminal case that has raised questions about the encryption of the company's phones.
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BlackBerry names Alex Thurber as device sales exec

MarketWatch - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
BlackBerry is bolstering its sales team to establish more direct relationships with corporate and other enterprise customers to help generate new business, said Alex Thurber, who is joining the Canadian technology company as senior vice president for ...

Open secrets: BlackBerry might share what's on your phone

InfoWorld - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
As Apple and Microsoft battle the U.S. government to keep customer data secure from prying eyes and to keep secured electric data unavailable through backdoors, BlackBerry is defending government access to customer communications -- and may have ...

New Priv by BlackBerry Apps Aimed at Small Businesses

Small Business Trends - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Ever since BlackBerry joined forces with Google on the company's latest phone - Priv by BlackBerry - life has become considerably easier.

RCMP decrypted BlackBerry smartphones helped UK police land major gun smuggling conviction - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
PGP, short for Pretty Good Privacy, is a type of custom encryption software that can be installed on BlackBerry devices by a third-party to secure email communication.

BlackBerry Ltd Still Plugging Away In Software

ValueWalk - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
BlackBerry continues to push its transformation into a focus on software over hardware, although it hasn't given up on hardware just yet, as is proven by its latest executive hire.


WHKP - ‎1 minute ago‎
Mountain folks have known all about “blackberry winter” for generations. It's the last of the so-called “winters”…it follows azalea winter, locust winter, and dogwood winter…all those cold snaps that separate summer from winter, and scatter ...

Police seize network behind encrypted BlackBerry PGP devices

Naked Security - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Earlier this year, we reported that Dutch and Canadian police have had success in “obtaining encrypted data from BlackBerry PGP devices”, so it will be interesting to see how far investigators get in this case, where they have both the phones and the ...

BlackBerry Priv Price Slashed To Just $399.99

International Business Times - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Very recently, BlackBerry cut the price of its slider QWERTY keyboard clad Priv by $50 permanently. But now, the prominent third-party e-retailer “New Egg” has cut the price of this retro-styled handset to an unbelievable $399.99.