N4BB http://n4bb.com BlackBerry News, Reviews, FAQs, Leaks, Help Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:51:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 BlackBerry Passport Touch-Sensitive Keyboard Demoed (Video) http://n4bb.com/blackberry-passport-touch-sensitive-keyboard-demoed-video/ http://n4bb.com/blackberry-passport-touch-sensitive-keyboard-demoed-video/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:27:25 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154467 When information regarding the BlackBerry ‘Windermere’ Passport was scarce, we exclusively detailed specs and functionality of the rumored device. BlackBerry seeks to reimagine the physical QWERTY smartphone space with the

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When information regarding the BlackBerry ‘Windermere’ Passport was scarce, we exclusively detailed specs and functionality of the rumored device. BlackBerry seeks to reimagine the physical QWERTY smartphone space with the Passport.

BlackBerry Passport will be sporting a 4.5-inch touchscreen with a 1400×1400 resolution. It runs on Snapdragon’s 800 chipset with quad-core power coupled with 3GB of RAM. The phone is set to launch this September in London.

As we first detailed, the Passport’s touch-sensitive keyboard acts as a TrackPad. This lets users command certain aspects on the device, like scrolling and word prediction. Check out the video above and see it all in action.

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BlackBerry Passport’s Speakers Are Nice (Video) http://n4bb.com/blackberry-passports-speakers-nice-video/ http://n4bb.com/blackberry-passports-speakers-nice-video/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:17:50 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154458 As we have detailed before, the BlackBerry Passport will feature some nice speakers. The Passport will apparently feature top and bottom speakers, much like what’s found on the BlackBerry Z30.

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As we have detailed before, the BlackBerry Passport will feature some nice speakers. The Passport will apparently feature top and bottom speakers, much like what’s found on the BlackBerry Z30.

To demonstrate the excellent audio quality coming from the Passport, a user recorded a short Instagram video. It’s of a YouTube video playing, and despite the poor quality of the recording you can hear the audio is robust and clear.

Check it out in the Instagram video below:

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BlackBerry’s Future Marketing Plans Will Involve ‘Traditional Campaigns’ http://n4bb.com/blackberrys-future-marketing-plans-involve-traditional-campaigns/ http://n4bb.com/blackberrys-future-marketing-plans-involve-traditional-campaigns/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:07:59 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154447 BlackBerry’s marketing is probably the biggest problem the company has had over the past few years. While the devices, and operating system are solid, many hardcore BlackBerry fans have complained

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BlackBerry’s marketing is probably the biggest problem the company has had over the past few years. While the devices, and operating system are solid, many hardcore BlackBerry fans have complained that not enough people actually know about them to begin with. After a pretty sloppy BlackBerry 10 launch marketing campaign that underutilized Alicia Keys, and failed to really inform the consumer, this was made painfully obvious, and eventually led to then-CMO Frank Boulben being relieved of his duties.

Fast-forward to 2014, and BlackBerry is poised to take another shot at North America and Europe with two new high-end QWERTY-keyboard devices, the Passport and the Classic. While many will have you believe BlackBerry is ignoring the consumer, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Yes, the focus is on enterprise, but the hardware division relies on device sales to consumers as well.

BlackBerry can only succeed with these two new phones if they market them, and thankfully, that’s what they plan on doing.

During a Q&A session at the BlackBerry Security Summit today, we asked SVP of Marketing, Mark Wilson, if we can expect a marketing push behind these new devices, and if so what kind would it be.

Wilson started by pointing out that enterprise users are also consumers, so if you want to appeal to them along with regular consumers, “you have to market it properly.”

BlackBerry is looking at a “traditional marketing campaign for BlackBerry devices going forward,” explained Wilson. While he wouldn’t go into specifics as to what this means, we can deduce it’s more of what we’re used to from other smartphone manufacturers (commercials, carrier marketing, brand awareness; etc).

What I want BlackBerry to do is to take more of what Chen has said, and will continue to say about their devices and their competitors’ and make something of it. The perfect example of a ‘Chenism’ that was underutilized was his “wall huggers” comment. Chen was the first to call iPhone users by this name, yet Samsung ran with it and made a pretty funny ad about it. Yes, they stole it, but BlackBerry failed to fully embrace it, and allowed them to.

BlackBerry does not have the amount of money Samsung and Apple have to pour into their marketing. They won’t be able (nor should they) get celebrities to endorse their products or commercials. That doesn’t work. I want compelling ads. I want real life applications of why owning a BlackBerry 10 device will make my life easier, and make me more efficient. Tell me about that insane battery life the Passport is going to have (reportedly), and how no other phone even comes close to it. Inform me that I won’t be lacking apps thanks to the Amazon Appstore, but remind me that thanks to the BlackBerry Guardian I can run apps more securely than most Android smartphones. These ideas don’t require a ton of money, but they do require proper execution, and a smart delivery. Hopefully Mark Wilson is cut out to give us exactly that.

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BlackBerry Guardian for Scanning Android Apps Hands-on (Video) http://n4bb.com/blackberry-guardian-scanning-android-apps-hands/ http://n4bb.com/blackberry-guardian-scanning-android-apps-hands/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:35:58 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154443 Earlier today at the BlackBerry Security Summit 2014, BlackBerry announced further integration of BlackBerry Guardian. Current users will have seen the BlackBerry Guardian feature embedded within BlackBerry World. However, BlackBerry

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Earlier today at the BlackBerry Security Summit 2014, BlackBerry announced further integration of BlackBerry Guardian. Current users will have seen the BlackBerry Guardian feature embedded within BlackBerry World. However, BlackBerry looks to allow the Trend Micro service capabilities throughout the BlackBerry 10 operating system.

In some current BlackBerry OS 10.3 betas, the BlackBerry Guardian service is already available with deep integration. I’ve got such a 10.3 loaded on my Z3 (which I accidentally called a Z30. Sorry, it was 4am when I recorded the video) and have gone hands-on with the BlackBerry Guardian service.

It definitely gives you peace of mind when seeing that an application you might not trust has successfully passed the BlackBerry Guardian scan. Check it out in action in the video above and let us know your thoughts on the service in the comments.

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BBM for Android and iPhone Will Get a UI Makeover http://n4bb.com/bbm-android-iphone-ui-makeover/ http://n4bb.com/bbm-android-iphone-ui-makeover/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:14:37 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154437 With the BBM for Windows beta coming out, we got a look at a native, Windows Phone-looking app, that is sure to appeal to those users that are familiar with

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With the BBM for Windows beta coming out, we got a look at a native, Windows Phone-looking app, that is sure to appeal to those users that are familiar with that style of design and UI. Unfortunately, this has not been the case with the Android and iPhone apps during the time that they’ve been out, but it looks like this may be changing.

During a Q&A today at the BlackBerry Security Summit, we asked BlackBerry President John Sims about BBM and how the look of the app may change in the future for Android and iPhone users based on what we’ve seen with the Windows Phone version.

According to Sims, the prevailing philosophy from previous management was that the BBM app in the cross-platform world would be better served if it looked the same, basically like the BlackBerry 10 app, on Android and iPhone. Sims disagrees with that, “Our view of that is that’s not the case.”

The BBM experience on iPhone and Android “needs to be more of a native app experience,” added Sims. “You can expect to see that manifest itself in our Android and iPhone BBM apps.”

Sims did not mention a timeline for these updates, and for this UI redesign, but hopefully it won’t take long. One of the biggest complains from users that downloaded but failed to stay with BBM was that it was a bit confusing.

The current BBM apps do not follow guidelines for Android and iPhone, and for those users, having an app that follows these patterns is crucial for ease and constant use. Just think of how much more we prefer native BlackBerry 10 apps and how they look, over their Android counterparts. The same idea has to be applied for BBM on these other platforms, and it’s clear new BlackBerry management is aware of this. The redesign of how its main consumer focused app, BBM, looks on other platforms will surely impact how much other users support it. That’s why this is a great idea.

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BlackBerry Announces BlackBerry Guardian – Scans Android Apps For Malware http://n4bb.com/blackberry-announces-blackberry-guardian-scans-android-apps-malware/ http://n4bb.com/blackberry-announces-blackberry-guardian-scans-android-apps-malware/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:03:42 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154433 One of the biggest concerns I had with the announcement of the Amazon Appstore was that a malicious Android app could sneak its way into one of our devices. Thankfully,

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One of the biggest concerns I had with the announcement of the Amazon Appstore was that a malicious Android app could sneak its way into one of our devices. Thankfully, BlackBerry being the leader in security that they are have come up with a new way to ensure our protection for this type of malware.

Today at the BlackBerry Security Summit, BlackBerry announced BlackBerry Guardian. This new Guardian will “automatically check all Android apps that customers install on their BlackBerry smartphones.” This new service will includes apps from the Amazon Appstore and apps installed from other sources such as direct installs through the browser or downloads.

The BlackBerry Guardian will be available for free to users starting with BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry Classic and future BlackBerry 10 devices. If you currently have a BlackBerry 10 device, BlackBerry Guardian will be available with a future OS update. No word on whether that will be 10.3 or later.

Check out the source link below for the full post from the BlackBerry Business Blog.

 

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BlackBerry Announces Acquisition of Secusmart http://n4bb.com/blackberry-announces-acquisition-secusmart/ http://n4bb.com/blackberry-announces-acquisition-secusmart/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:05:36 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154423 We’re live at the BlackBerry Security Summit 2014 in New York City. BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, just made a very big industry announcement: BlackBerry will be acquiring German mobile encryption

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We’re live at the BlackBerry Security Summit 2014 in New York City. BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, just made a very big industry announcement: BlackBerry will be acquiring German mobile encryption firm Secusmart.

Press Release

BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a world leader in mobile communications, has entered into an agreement to acquire Secusmart GmbH, a leader in high-security voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping solutions for government organizations, enterprises and telecommunications service providers in Germany and internationally.

The transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain customary conditions, including the receipt of regulatory approvals.

“We are always improving our security solutions to keep up with the growing complexity of enterprise mobility, with devices being used for more critical tasks and to store more critical information, and security attacks becoming more sophisticated,” said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry. “The acquisition of Secusmart underscores our focus on addressing growing security costs and threats ranging from individual privacy to national security. This acquisition bolsters our security solutions with leading voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping technologies, and furthers BlackBerry’s security leadership in end-to-end mobile solutions.”

BlackBerry and Secusmart have previously partnered to offer Secusmart’s innovative technology to customers that have the most demanding security needs. In fact, last year, the SecuSUITE for BlackBerry® 10 solution was selected by Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security for classified communications for the country’s highest public officials. Through this collaboration, the two companies have provided Secusmart-equipped BlackBerry smartphones to a significant number of German government agencies and almost all German government ministries and leaders, including Chancellor Angela Merkel.

“This transaction is a fantastic opportunity to accelerate growth in the market for high-end secure communications solutions, driven by the need to combat electronic eavesdropping and data theft,” said Dr. Hans-Christoph Quelle, Managing Director of Secusmart. “Secusmart and BlackBerry’s solution already meets the highest security requirements of the German federal authorities and NATO for restricted communications. We see significant opportunities to introduce Secusmart’s solutions to more of BlackBerry’s government and enterprise customers around the world.”

BlackBerry’s acquisition of Secusmart is the latest demonstration of the company’s commitment to being the first name in enterprise mobile security. This commitment is why BlackBerry customers include all G7 governments, 16 of the G20 governments, 10 out of 10 of the largest global enterprises in each of the pharmaceutical, legal and automotive industries, and the five largest oil and gas companies. BlackBerry has more security certifications than any other vendor and is the only mobility solution to receive “Full Operational Capability” (FOC) approval to run on U.S. Department of Defense networks.

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LIVE: BlackBerry Security Summit 2014 in NYC http://n4bb.com/live-blackberry-security-summit-2014-nyc/ http://n4bb.com/live-blackberry-security-summit-2014-nyc/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:23:03 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154413 We’re live at the BlackBerry Security Summit today in New York City. BlackBerry CEO John Chen, and members of his senior leadership team are in attendance along with BlackBerry partners, customers and

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We’re live at the BlackBerry Security Summit today in New York City. BlackBerry CEO John Chen, and members of his senior leadership team are in attendance along with BlackBerry partners, customers and industry experts.

The BlackBerry Security Summit today will feature discussions and demos about today’s security threats, future security risks associated with the Internet of Things, investments in mobile security and security imperatives for regulated industries such as healthcare, financial services and government.

Niko and JT will be reporting live from the event. Follow along in the live blog below:

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Test ‘Pre-Release BlackBerry Products’ in New Beta Zone Program http://n4bb.com/test-pre-release-blackberry-products-beta-zone-program/ http://n4bb.com/test-pre-release-blackberry-products-beta-zone-program/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:51:34 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154399 If you’ve been a member of the BlackBerry Beta Zone, you may want to keep a keen eye for an email detailing a new program. The new Beta Zone program

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If you’ve been a member of the BlackBerry Beta Zone, you may want to keep a keen eye for an email detailing a new program. The new Beta Zone program will supposedly let you test ‘pre-release BlackBerry products’. Check out the email getting sent to members:

We’re excited to announce that in the near future we will be initiating an exciting new beta program for BlackBerry 10 devices! Based on your participation in past betas you look like you would be a good fit for the upcoming program. If you are interested in participating in a beta program on your BlackBerry 10 device please take this quick survey to indicate you’re interested and to help us select individuals who are suitable candidates to participate.

  • What kind of beta is this? – This beta will focus on pre—release BlackBerry products. It will require the use of your BlackBerry 10 smartphone in order to be eligible to participate. Participants will be expected to engage in regular activities such as software upgrades, sharing feedback, and submitting bug reports.
  • What happens if I am selected? – lf you are selected to participate we will contact you with more information about next steps. Only those who are selected will be contacted.

It’s worthy to note that you will need your existing BlackBerry 10 smartphone, which likely rules out the possibility the program extends to pre-release devices. We’ve heard that BlackBerry will be opening a public beta of BlackBerry Blends in the next coming weeks, which may be included as one of these ‘pre-release’ products.

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BlackBerry the ‘Only Brand’ that Meets German Government Security Standards http://n4bb.com/blackberry-brand-meets-german-government-security-standards/ http://n4bb.com/blackberry-brand-meets-german-government-security-standards/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:38:22 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154394 BlackBerry may have taken a hit in the consumer sector, but governments and corporations are still sticking beside the tech giant. Despite growing competition from IBM, Apple and other MDM

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BlackBerry may have taken a hit in the consumer sector, but governments and corporations are still sticking beside the tech giant. Despite growing competition from IBM, Apple and other MDM providers, the German government is keeping their vote to BlackBerry.

Germany’s Federal Ministry of the Interior said it wants more of its officials using encrypted BlackBerry smartphones. Currently, the Ministry is using 3,000 encrypted BlackBerry devices bundled with Secusmart to make them less susceptible to eavesdropping.

More and more BlackBerry devices are constantly being purchased, said interior ministry spokesman Tobias Plate in an interview with Financial Post. “We have a federal authority for information security and they checked several smartphones, and the only brand that was approved by them is the BlackBerry smartphones… It’s the security of the device,” Plate said.

“BlackBerry has a long history providing secure mobility solutions across mission critical industries such as government, financial services, healthcare, and other security and productivity-focused sectors including all G7 nations and 16 of the G20 countries,” said a BlackBerry spokesperson.

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Reminder: BlackBerry Security Summit Tomorrow at 8:30am EDT http://n4bb.com/reminder-blackberry-security-summit-tomorrow-830am-edt/ http://n4bb.com/reminder-blackberry-security-summit-tomorrow-830am-edt/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:10:12 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154391 BlackBerry will be hosting the BlackBerry Security Summit tomorrow, July 29th, in New York City. BlackBerry CEO John Chen, and members of his senior leadership team will be in attendance

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BlackBerry will be hosting the BlackBerry Security Summit tomorrow, July 29th, in New York City. BlackBerry CEO John Chen, and members of his senior leadership team will be in attendance along with BlackBerry partners, customers and industry experts.

The BlackBerry Security Summit will feature discussions and demos about today’s security threats, future security risks associated with the Internet of Things, investments in mobile security and security imperatives for regulated industries such as healthcare, financial services and government.

Niko and I will be there covering the event, and we’ll be liveblogging on N4BB.com and livetweeting via our @N4_BB handle. The keynote starts bright and early at 8:30am, so make sure you keep it locked here for all the latest info.

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BlackBerry CEO Has No Buyout Offers, Aims To Build Value http://n4bb.com/blackberry-ceo-buyout-offers-seeks-build/ http://n4bb.com/blackberry-ceo-buyout-offers-seeks-build/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:47:06 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154382 John Chen sits this morning with Bloomberg, giving his update on the company’s fortunes as he navigates BlackBerry toward profitability during the quarter coming in March. When asked about “speculation”

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John Chen sits this morning with Bloomberg, giving his update on the company’s fortunes as he navigates BlackBerry toward profitability during the quarter coming in March. When asked about “speculation” regarding buyout offers Chen quips, “I don’t have any offers on my desk…If people would like to talk, I mean, talk is not an offer.”

Chen has put he turnaround success for BlackBerry at “better than 80/20″ but shys away from 100% so as to not jynx his own fortunes. Withheld, but clearly focused, Chen seems pleased with the strategy taking shape, the leadership roles he’s brought in, and is looking to make this Fall one of the most revealing segments of BlackBerry’s 2014.

Chen closes the interview with a tempered sense of optimism,

“I am comfortable with where the company is today, how we managed our technology, our businesses, the margins, the distribution channel or the new products that’s coming out,” Chen said. “Whether it’s going to be good enough to be iconic again, OK, that’s something I need to chew on. I don’t know the answer to that question.”

 

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Snap2Chat Update Now Available for BlackBerry 10 http://n4bb.com/snap2chat-update-blackberry-10/ http://n4bb.com/snap2chat-update-blackberry-10/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:32:07 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154379 A new update has been released for the popular Snap2Chat app for BlackBerry 10. This app is a thirdparty client for the popular SnapChat application that let’s you share photos friends

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A new update has been released for the popular Snap2Chat app for BlackBerry 10. This app is a thirdparty client for the popular SnapChat application that let’s you share photos friends for up to 10 seconds before they are automatically deleted. Here’s what the new update brings:

  • Fixed @ new Profile Design
  • Fixed & New Viewing Best Friends Dialog
  • File size limit checking only for attached files
  • Video recording timer syncing
  • Fixed Registration
  • Shows selected & blocked friends by default
  • Fixed send to all recipients

Snap2Chat is available in BlackBerry World in both a Lite and Full version.

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BlackBerry Passport Size Compared To Other Smartphones http://n4bb.com/blackberry-passport-size-compared-smartphones/ http://n4bb.com/blackberry-passport-size-compared-smartphones/#comments Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:42:30 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154372 The BlackBerry Passport has been anything but camera shy. We’ve seen it pop up left and right, with comparisons to a Bold 9900 and other smartphones. We’ve even seen a

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The BlackBerry Passport has been anything but camera shy. We’ve seen it pop up left and right, with comparisons to a Bold 9900 and other smartphones.

We’ve even seen a screen resolution and size comparison between all BlackBerry 10 smartphones. However, some users still just aren’t sure if the BlackBerry Passport’s size will be realistically useable in real world scenarios.

To put it all in as best perspective as possible, Canoopsy has created two videos showcasing the Passport beside a range of different smartphones. Canoopsy went as far as to create a cardboard mockup to envision the Passport’s size and feel in hand.

Check out the video above of the Passport compared to other smartphones and the usability video below:

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BlackBerry P’9981 Makes Appearance in The Expendables 3 http://n4bb.com/blackberry-p9981-appearance-expendables-3/ http://n4bb.com/blackberry-p9981-appearance-expendables-3/#comments Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:27:00 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154364 Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford, and a host of other celebrities will be hitting the big screen in The Expendables 3. The movie is expected to release in US

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Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford, and a host of other celebrities will be hitting the big screen in The Expendables 3. The movie is expected to release in US theaters on August 15th.

However, some early viewings of the movie have discovered there’s a BlackBerry cameo. During the movie, actor Harrison Ford uses a Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9981 for his device in a very serious conversation.

Here’s another clip from the scene:

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If you plan to watch the movie, keep a keen eye on this scene to catch the P’9981 in all its glory among the hands of Harrison Ford.

Thanks Dave!

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Spot2fy Brings Native Spotify App for BlackBerry 10 http://n4bb.com/spot2fy-brings-native-spotify-app-blackberry-10/ http://n4bb.com/spot2fy-brings-native-spotify-app-blackberry-10/#comments Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:58:16 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154349 BlackBerry 10 users will finally get a native Spotify app. However, it will not be from Spotify directly. NemOry, the developer behind Snap2Chat, will be developing a version of the

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BlackBerry 10 users will finally get a native Spotify app. However, it will not be from Spotify directly. NemOry, the developer behind Snap2Chat, will be developing a version of the highly sought after music app.

Originally, there were rumors that Spotify was working on an official release, whether it was native or Android port. Somewhere along the lines, the BlackBerry Developer Relations team just couldn’t seal the deal.

Features of Spot2fy will include:

  • Login / Register
  • Search – By Track, Albums, Artist & All
  • View Profile

NemOry says the Radio feature of Spotify will likely not be available due to limitations of the Spotify API. Spot2fy is expected to hit the BlackBerry Beta Zone in a few weeks. Check out the images of the current beta below:

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Never Lose a Shipment Again With Track A Pack for BlackBerry 10 http://n4bb.com/lose-shipment-track-pack-blackberry-10/ http://n4bb.com/lose-shipment-track-pack-blackberry-10/#comments Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:52:12 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=153881 If you’re anything like me, you sometimes have several items being shipped to you at one time. You also probably like to keep track of where all these packages are

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If you’re anything like me, you sometimes have several items being shipped to you at one time. You also probably like to keep track of where all these packages are because you really enjoy getting stuff in the mail. And finally, you also probably get annoyed switching from email to email to open up the tracking information on your many packages. Thankfully there’s Track A Pack for BlackBerry 10 that helps you streamline all your shipping information in one location so you can obsess over when your new goodies will arrive like a healthy person.

What Is It?

I love when an app tells you exactly what it is just by the name alone. With Track A Pack you can… track a package. See what they did there? It’s a pretty self-explanatory app name for a pretty simple app that somehow still does quite a bit. Users can add the tracking information from nearly all shipping companies in North America, with no limit to amount of packages you can add, and follow along with the progress of its journey to your home.

You can also share the tracking info with people on BBM, Text, Email, Remember, and more, as well as give each shipment its own name for easier reference.

The Good

It’s extremely convenient having all your package information in one location. There have been times where I’ve been waiting for three to five packages to come in, and I would have to pull up the email with tracking information of each one individually. That’s such a hassle and inconvenience. I’m sure there were better ways out there, but that’s what I was working with.

Track A Pack centralizes them and lets you easily switch from one to the other with little to no struggle at all. Plus, you can add information from UPS, USPS, Fedex, UPS Mail Innovations, and CanadaPost. (DHL and Purolator integration are on their way soon).

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The Bad

While it is nifty to have all your tracking info in one spot, it’s a bit of a hassle to enter them all in individually. You have to put in the tracking number, name the package, enter the shipping company information, and so on. It’s not exactly difficult if you’ve got one or two packages to add at a time, but once you start getting in to larger numbers, it can be a bit tedious.

I would like to see Track A Pack have the ability to scan my email for tracking numbers and automatically add them in the app. Then maybe notify me that they’ve done that and give me the option to customize the information in there. That would really make this the perfect app.

Download It?

At only .99 cents in BlackBerry World, Track A Pack is a great bargain for an incredible that has a lot of room to grow, but will really help keep you moving. If you’re anything like me, you’re going to want to get this app to help you keep track of all the goodies you’ve got coming in the mail.

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BlackBerry P’9983 (Khan) and Z3 LTE (Manitoba) Specs, Details http://n4bb.com/blackberry-p9983-khan-z3-lte-manitoba-specs-details/ http://n4bb.com/blackberry-p9983-khan-z3-lte-manitoba-specs-details/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:43:54 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154314 BlackBerry will be releasing four devices in 2014. These include the BlackBerry Classic, Passport and two others with codenames Khan, Manitoba. Thus far, we’ve seen quite a lot of coverage

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BlackBerry will be releasing four devices in 2014. These include the BlackBerry Classic, Passport and two others with codenames Khan, Manitoba. Thus far, we’ve seen quite a lot of coverage on the Classic and Passport. However, little is known about the Khan and Manitoba.

There have been inaccurate reports on the Manitoba, which pegged it as a high-end all-touch. We can confirm this to not be true in the least bit. BlackBerry has already publicly stated there will be a Z3 LTE device. We can confirm that the Manitoba is the Z3 LTE, but with a twist.

Z3 LTE (Manitoba) Specs:

  • 5-inch touch screen
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Dual-core 1.7 GHz CPU

But wait, these specs seem vastly familiar. That’s because the Z3 LTE a.k.a. Manitoba features similar specs as the BlackBerry Z30, but will be in a Z3-like form factor. The only difference in form factor from the original Z3 is the back, which features a different camera placement in a glass strip across the top (similar to the Bold 9900). We’re told the price target for the Manitoba is under $400 USD.

Sadly, this reiterates our sentiment that BlackBerry has distanced itself from the high-end all-touch device market, at least for 2014. Don’t expect a “Z50″ style device any time soon.

The next device we haven’t heard much about is the BlackBerry Khan. This will be Porsche Designs first BlackBerry 10 QWERTY device. It will likely be called the P’9983. The Khan will essentially be a BlackBerry Classic with a sexy Porsche Design form factor and a little better specs.

BlackBerry P’9983 (Khan) Specs:

  • 3.5-inch touchscreen
  • 3 GB RAM
  • Dual-core 1.7 GHz CPU
  • 64GB Memory

We’re told the Khan will have a form factor of carbon and steel. Think of it as a more aggressive looking P’9981. It’s like a stealth fighter jet. Price target is $2,000+ USD with availability before Christmas 2014.

2014 looks to be an interesting year for BlackBerry with a blend of devices manufactured in-house and from Foxconn. Which device(s) will you likely get this year?

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BBM Coming to Android Wear OS and Samsung’s Tizen? http://n4bb.com/bbm-coming-android-wear-os/ http://n4bb.com/bbm-coming-android-wear-os/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:09:55 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154300 BlackBerry has no plans to venture in the wearables market. The company is solely focusing on enterprise software solutions and smartphones. However, that doesn’t mean BlackBerry hasn’t wanted to support

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BlackBerry has no plans to venture in the wearables market. The company is solely focusing on enterprise software solutions and smartphones.

However, that doesn’t mean BlackBerry hasn’t wanted to support the wearable market. If a recently surfaced image is to be believed as authentic, it appears BBM may soon be available on Samsung’s Tizen and possibly Android Wear OS.

The image allegedly shows BBM on a Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch. Nothing else has been detailed on the alleged BBM on Galaxy Gear 2, so take this with a grain of salt for now.

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BlackBerry Passport Leather Flip Cover Case Pictured http://n4bb.com/blackberry-passport-leather-flip-cover-case-pictured/ http://n4bb.com/blackberry-passport-leather-flip-cover-case-pictured/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:10:48 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154288 We’ve been waiting to see what types of accessories would come alongside the Passport device later this year. Bla1ze has gotten his hands on a great picture detailing two leather

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We’ve been waiting to see what types of accessories would come alongside the Passport device later this year. Bla1ze has gotten his hands on a great picture detailing two leather flip covers for the Passport and they look absolutely gorgeous. Keeping in-line with the premium feel of the high-end QWERTY phabelt the leather covers which we are familiar with on devices like the Z30 will be making their way to future devices as the picture suggests.

The case looks to be OEM and is getting us curious as to what other accessories may come. I caught sight of this on NerdBerry a few das ago and I would love to see it materialize a Passport dock? Sign me up!

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IBM Partners With BlackBerry for BES10 Hosting in EMEA http://n4bb.com/ibm-partners-blackberry-bes10-hosting-emea/ http://n4bb.com/ibm-partners-blackberry-bes10-hosting-emea/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:46:01 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154279 Despite the media frenzy surrounding the Apple/IBM alliance, new information regarding BES10 hosting has shed some light on another side of the equation. IBM’s German subsidiary will be one of

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Despite the media frenzy surrounding the Apple/IBM alliance, new information regarding BES10 hosting has shed some light on another side of the equation. IBM’s German subsidiary will be one of the partners to offer BES10 hosting services in the EMEA region. BES10 hosting allows enterprises to tap into the BES infrastructure without the need for managing the day-to-day faculties of on-site server architecture.

IBM being open to hosting BES10 shows that BlackBerry remains a predominate player in enterprise field. Their service cannot be ignored as it offers the most robust, reliable and secure platform for EMM. It serves well to understand that IBM does have an MDM platform, but their market share is negligible at best, as they are not even one of BlackBerry’s top 3 competitors at this point.

It begs the question – as IBM beings pushing iPads/iPhones to their customer base – what solution will provide the security infrastructure behind the devices? Another great point to bring up is that the Apple/IBM announcement was just that, an announcement. The BlackBerry and IBM deal is live right now, along with several other partners. You can set up BES10 hosting today, not ‘later this year.’

Once again, Apple is all talk, while BlackBerry actually delivers.

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Shopping For Amazon Available in BlackBerry World http://n4bb.com/shopping-amazon-blackberry-world/ http://n4bb.com/shopping-amazon-blackberry-world/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:11:54 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154275 If you find yourself frequently checking Amazon for the latest deals, Shopping for Amazon will be right up your alley. Developed nativley by Tundra Core Studios, SFA offers a great

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If you find yourself frequently checking Amazon for the latest deals, Shopping for Amazon will be right up your alley. Developed nativley by Tundra Core Studios, SFA offers a great native wrapper around the Amazon site and allows you a seamless way to browse, share and explore the various Amazon stores by region.

The application is BBM connected and features a native search bar to tie in the whole experience. The app is free to download and very simple to use. Check it out and get shopping!

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How To Migrate BlackBerry World Music to 7digital http://n4bb.com/migrate-blackberry-world-music-7digital/ http://n4bb.com/migrate-blackberry-world-music-7digital/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:21:18 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154269 BlackBerry has removed the Music and Video sections within BlackBerry World. To access your content that you’ve previously purchased you’ll have to migrate your music over to the new standalone

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BlackBerry has removed the Music and Video sections within BlackBerry World. To access your content that you’ve previously purchased you’ll have to migrate your music over to the new standalone 7digtial application in BlackBerry World.

The BlackBerry World team have been pushing notifications to users to let them know how to migrate their accounts and preserver their music purchases. As for Video, your video downloads are still accessible within BlackBerry World for the next 12 months check in the ‘My World’ section.

Here are the instructions to migrate your account over to 7digital:

As we announced previously, the music section of BlackBerry World powered by 7digital will close on July 21, 2014. Previously purchased music will be available for re-download on other devices such as laptops and tablets for one year, until July 20, 2015.

To access previous downloads as well as to continue purchasing new music on your BlackBerry 10 device, migrate your account to 7digital. To begin:

 

If you have any questions or concerns visit the 7digtial FAQ

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Foursquare Check-Ins on BlackBerry Will Still Work http://n4bb.com/foursquare-checkins-blackberry-work/ http://n4bb.com/foursquare-checkins-blackberry-work/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:06:57 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154250 Foursquare is in the process of shaking up its current app on iOS and Android. The company announced today a new logo, a new redesign of its UI and that starting

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Foursquare is in the process of shaking up its current app on iOS and Android. The company announced today a new logo, a new redesign of its UI and that starting tomorrow, all users using Foursquare will no longer be able to check-in using the app, and will instead have to switch over to their newly launched Swarm app. Thankfully, these changes will not affect BlackBerry 10, or BlackBerry OS device owners.

Kyle Fowler, client developer at Foursquare, let us know that check-ins will continue to work just as they have so far on all platforms that don’t have Swarm. Seeing as how Foursquare has yet to make a Swarm app for BB10 or BBOS, this would apply to their corresponding apps. So fear not, teamBlackBerry, you will still be able to share your location and check-ins with your friends with your BlackBerry device come tomorrow, and for the foreseeable future.

Foursquare has also just confirmed this in a tweet sent this evening.

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My First BlackBerry Sponsored Post in BBM http://n4bb.com/blackberry-sponsored-post-bbm/ http://n4bb.com/blackberry-sponsored-post-bbm/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:25:02 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154244 When BlackBerry first announced it was reviewing ways to monetize BBM, many had wondered if the traditionally free service would become ad supported. BlackBerry later confirmed that BBM would soon

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When BlackBerry first announced it was reviewing ways to monetize BBM, many had wondered if the traditionally free service would become ad supported. BlackBerry later confirmed that BBM would soon feature ‘Sponsored Posts’, but it was unclear whether it would be isolated to only iOS and Android users. However, BlackBerry looks to be rolling out sponsored posts to normal BlackBerry users on BBM too.

Until today, we haven’t seen any BBM sponsored posts outside of the beta. I am not in the BBM beta to receive the sponsored posts. Here’s what it looked like as I scrolled through my BBM feed on my Z30:

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You could easily share the sponsored post with users. Or, you could click on the ad for more details, where you could share again, accept the ad, or ignore it as shown:

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Once you ignore a sponsored post it is supposed to never show again. However, it appears to not have worked properly. I later accepted and nothing happened either. Perhaps this was merely a glitch in the matrix and BlackBerry did not intentionally want to roll out the sponsored post.

Nevertheless, now you get a better understanding of how sponsored posts from BBM Channels will look throughout your feed. Do you think these are seamless or intrusive to your BBM experience?

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iGrann Pro for BlackBerry 10 Updated to 2.0.1.1 http://n4bb.com/igrann-pro-blackberry-10-updated-2-0-1-1/ http://n4bb.com/igrann-pro-blackberry-10-updated-2-0-1-1/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:20:44 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154240 Adrian Sacchi has issued an update to the Pro version of the native BlackBerry 10 Instagram app iGrann. Version 2.0.1.1 brings the following changelog: Fix for issue where WebEx may

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Adrian Sacchi has issued an update to the Pro version of the native BlackBerry 10 Instagram app iGrann. Version 2.0.1.1 brings the following changelog:

  • Fix for issue where WebEx may be started when clicking on notification
  • Fix for issue with private posts

You can get the update now in BlackBerry World. If you haven’t yet upgraded to iGrann Pro, you can do so for only $0.99 here.

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Conduit Episode #3 Hosted by N4BB http://n4bb.com/conduit-episode-3-hosted-n4bb/ http://n4bb.com/conduit-episode-3-hosted-n4bb/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:40 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154235 After brief sabbatical we are back within another episode of Conduit. Despite some technical issues that have postponed the regularity of the show in light of the last week of

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After brief sabbatical we are back within another episode of Conduit. Despite some technical issues that have postponed the regularity of the show in light of the last week of news we wanted to come together and bring another short summation of what’s gone on. We cover the Apple/IBM news and also discuss the appointment of a Marty Beard as COO. Kick your feet up and enjoy!

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BlackBerry Cuts 9320, 9720 and Q5 Pricing in India http://n4bb.com/blackberry-cuts-9320-9720-q5-pricing-india/ http://n4bb.com/blackberry-cuts-9320-9720-q5-pricing-india/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:56:44 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154230 Users in India are getting some BlackBerry smartphone prices slashed. BlackBerry QWERTY devices like the 9320, 9720, and Q5 have had their prices cut by as much as Rs 6,000 to

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Users in India are getting some BlackBerry smartphone prices slashed. BlackBerry QWERTY devices like the 9320, 9720, and Q5 have had their prices cut by as much as Rs 6,000 to sell them for Rs 9,900 onwards.

BlackBerry cut the price of the 9320 by 10 per cent from Rs 11,000 to Rs 9,900, while 9720 will be available for Rs 11,990 (from Rs 15,990 earlier). Q5 will now be available for Rs 13,990, cheaper by almost 30 per cent from the earlier price of Rs 19,990.

“The classic BlackBerry keyboard has huge fan base who swear by the distinct typing experience that BlackBerry offers,” said Sameer Bhatia, Director ( Distribution) at BlackBerry India.

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BlackBerry Details ‘Porcelain Feel’ Alongside White Passport Confirmation http://n4bb.com/blackberry-details-porcelain-feel-white-passport-confirmation/ http://n4bb.com/blackberry-details-porcelain-feel-white-passport-confirmation/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:09:43 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154224 Many have wondered whether the ‘glass weave’ seen on devices like the Q10 and Z30 would return on high end devices like the Passport, that have long since been teased

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Many have wondered whether the ‘glass weave’ seen on devices like the Q10 and Z30 would return on high end devices like the Passport, that have long since been teased by both BlackBerry CEO John Chen, and his cohorts on the Inside BlackBerry Blog.

This time Donny is at it again and he’s brought on two designers of the BlackBerry Passport to detail some of the design ideology. Biggest take away is that there is a new soft touch back designed for the Passport that gives it a clean porcelain feel. This material also gives the necessary grip to wield the device with both hands.

Designer Brian Paschke states, “The rear cover uses a ‘porcelain feel’ coating that is smooth to the touch while providing grip and complementing the soft touch coating used on the black Passport. So they work as a family.”

We’re certainly looking forward to testing that material out for ourselves.

 

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DevTools Available Now in BlackBerry World http://n4bb.com/devtools-blackberry-world/ http://n4bb.com/devtools-blackberry-world/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:01:47 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154220 What is DevTools? Probably the best java script terminal in BlackBerry World. Geared toward developers and students, DevTools can be used to test java script code which could be used

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What is DevTools? Probably the best java script terminal in BlackBerry World. Geared toward developers and students, DevTools can be used to test java script code which could be used in mobile web, standard web, Cascades and beyond. Javascript is a pretty ubiquitous language overall. With DevTools you can test the REST API, web-services or other endpoint API.

If this sounds like something you could use give it a download it’s free in BlackBerry World. The Javascript console, Ajax Debugger and Code Formatter are all free to use, with paid additions coming in a future update. From my uses, the application works very well and is very straightforward to use, which makes it an efficient utility for its purposes.

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