N4BB http://n4bb.com BlackBerry News, Reviews, FAQs, Leaks, Help Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:21:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 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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BlackBerry Announces New BES10 Hosted Service http://n4bb.com/blackberry-announces-bes10-hosted-service/ http://n4bb.com/blackberry-announces-bes10-hosted-service/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:18:05 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154213 BlackBerry continues to put the pedal to the metal in the enterprise space, and has today announced a new service that will help give customers more choices and flexibility. The

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BlackBerry continues to put the pedal to the metal in the enterprise space, and has today announced a new service that will help give customers more choices and flexibility. The world class BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES 10) will now be available as a hosted service through third party partners worldwide. Those that jump on this new service will enjoy the benefits of BlackBerry’s enterprise mobility management with its extensive security capabilities along with the convenience of hosted IT administration.

The idea for BlackBerry with BES10 Hosted is obvious: get as many businesses, regardless of size and quantity of employees, on BES. This new initiative is a huge step towards doing exactly that, and can prove to be extremely successful for the company going forward.

The full details are outlined in the press release below, so make sure you check them out.

BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 Now Available as a Hosted Service

WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – July 23, 2014) – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY)(TSX: BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced that BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) will now be available as a hosted service through third-party partners worldwide. BES10 Hosted provides the benefits of trusted BlackBerry enterprise mobility management (EMM) and advanced security capabilities with the convenience of hosted IT administration.

BES10 Hosted allows organizations to benefit from BlackBerry’s secure network while leveraging the expertise of a BlackBerry hosting partner to manage their IT environment. With BES10 Hosted, channel partners can manage and secure iOS®, Android™ and BlackBerry devices to meet their clients’ diverse mobile business requirements.

“BlackBerry’s BES10 Hosted is focused on providing more choices and flexibility in how enterprise customers can manage their mobile environments,” said John Sims, President of Enterprise Services at BlackBerry. “We’re working closely with our hosting partners to deliver best-in-class managed services to customers in a way that meets their unique business needs without compromising on security, reliability and cost-efficiency.”

As part of BES10 Hosted, customers have the benefits of BES10 including:

– A multi-platform EMM offering with a user self-service portal for easy
authentication and device management.
– Support from the hosting partners, backed by BlackBerry’s world-class
technical support.
– Container options for all supported devices: Native built-in BlackBerry
Balance™ for BlackBerry 10 devices and Secure Work Space for iOS and
Android.
– Powerful application management capabilities such as the ability to
distribute public apps, custom apps, ensure device compliance and
centrally manage work apps via work app catalogs and software
configuration profiles.
– Unified console to manage existing BlackBerry OS devices as well as
BlackBerry 10, iOS and Android devices.
– Support for BES10 Gold level EMM and BBM™ Protected.

BES10 Hosted is a scalable solution that can be leveraged by small businesses to global enterprises alike. Hosting partners will also be able to offer silver and gold tiers of BES10 to meet the security, device and application management needs of their customers.
BlackBerry Customer and Partner Validation

“Exchange My Mail is Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certified and coupled with the availability of BES10 Hosted, the ultimate platform for secure end-to-end multiplatform mobility, we will now be able to offer our customers a robust solution for BlackBerry and third party devices,” said Steven Daneshgar, COO of Exchange My Mail. “From a security perspective, I’m pleased that our customers will have access to the only EMM solution that has achieved Full Operational Capability for Department of Defense Networks, by offering BES10 Hosted.”

“With BES10 Hosted, Solvitio can offer our customers flexible, cost-effective and easy to handle hosting for businesses of all sizes, scalable from one user to hundreds and thousands,” said Joerg Baumann, CEO of Solvitio GmbH.

“Today we are proud to announce the launch of our BES10 Hosted service,” said Marco Gocht, CEO of ISEC7 Group, a Global Strategic BlackBerry Partner. “It offers a diverse portfolio of mobile enterprise managed services, including dedicated BES10 hosting, high availability solutions, and fully managed services with the flexibility of monthly subscriptions. This will allow customers to extend their cloud strategy for mobile infrastructures.”

For more information about BES10 Hosted and to become a hosting partner, please visit: www.blackberry.com/hosting.

 

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BlackBerry Unveils The NEW BlackBerry World Vendor Portal http://n4bb.com/blackberry-unveils-blackberry-world-vendor-portal/ http://n4bb.com/blackberry-unveils-blackberry-world-vendor-portal/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:32:35 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154196 BlackBerry has been testing a totally revamped vendor portal for BlackBerry World. The new portal looks absolutely gorgeous compared to the old and packs in loads of functionality. The old

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BlackBerry has been testing a totally revamped vendor portal for BlackBerry World. The new portal looks absolutely gorgeous compared to the old and packs in loads of functionality.

The old vendor portal will remain active for those while developers become accustomed to the new refined version.

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“Today we’re pleased to unveil, the brand new and completely redesigned BlackBerry World Vendor Portal

With an emphasis on improving the user experience, some of the changes include:

  • New UI look and feel
  • Streamlined process for submitting apps
  • Simplified management of screenshots and images
  • Promotion codes
  • License type management: switch from free to paid
  • Enhanced reports: more detailed and specific for downloads, purchases or subscriptions
  • Reports for customer reviews
  • Both preconfigured and custom charts for apps and promotions”

 

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BlackBerry Passport Spotted in White http://n4bb.com/blackberry-passport-spotted-white/ http://n4bb.com/blackberry-passport-spotted-white/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:02:36 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154185 Gotta love those white BlackBerry devices! Looks like the good people over at CB have happened upon an image of a near final production version of the BlackBerry Passport in

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Gotta love those white BlackBerry devices! Looks like the good people over at CB have happened upon an image of a near final production version of the BlackBerry Passport in white.

Much like the white Z30, the device and bezels are white which does look clean. Some users however have voiced a desire for all black bezels to give the device an “edge to edge” effect.

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What do you think of this, likely real, white Passport?

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BES10 Adopted By The International Organization for Migration in Colombia http://n4bb.com/bes10-adopted-international-organization-migration-colombia/ http://n4bb.com/bes10-adopted-international-organization-migration-colombia/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:00:19 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154183 BES10 uptick in enterprise is always a good sign. The International Organization for Migration in Colombia has adopted BES10 for their EMM needs. It cannot be said enough that the

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BES10 uptick in enterprise is always a good sign. The International Organization for Migration in Colombia has adopted BES10 for their EMM needs.

It cannot be said enough that the end to end nature of BES10 makes it the best solution for enterprises who need a robust, secure way to manage their corporate devices.

The press release below highlights the continued adoption of BES10 with more than 35,000 commercial and test servers installed around the globe.

Press Release:

Bogota, Colombia – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX:BB), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced that the Colombian office of the International Organization for Migration (OIM), an international migration affairs group, has selected BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) as its mobile enterprise mobility platform of choice.

OIM Colombia, with global headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, is the first OIM country of the 155 member organization to implement the BES10 multi-platform Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution. The group’s employees use BlackBerry® 10 smartphones connected to BES10 to ensure the highest level of productivity and security.

“We decided to implement BES10 in order to unify and centralize our device management at OIM Colombia, including BlackBerry smartphones and devices from other platforms, as part of our BYOD strategy. The ability to efficiently and securely manage our organization’s mobile devices with such a robust solution – no matter what operating system they might be running –is why we’ve decided to continue to invest in BlackBerry,” said David Fernando Jimenez Vargas, ITC Coordinator at OIM Colombia. “For our organization, BES10 is the best platform on the market, as it offers the best end-to-end security, the easiest integration with existing IT systems,” added Jimenez Vargas. 

“More than 35,000 BES10 commercial and test servers have been installed globally. This is another indication of how our company is solidifying our presence in the EMM sector across the industry” said Nuncio di Mare, Enterprise Sales Manager for the Andean Region and the Caribbean. “By deploying a platform that supports BYOD corporate policies, OIM Colombia allows their employees to bring a personal device to work while at the same time, allowing IT Managers to implement IT policies in the device’s corporate environment,” said Di Mare. 

Customers are realizing the benefits and cost savings of the recently launched BlackBerry program, which provides free license migration and support for BlackBerry customers to move from BES5 and other MDM platforms to BES10.

Since the program launched on March 31, 2014, more than 1.2 million BES10 client access licenses have been issued to customers worldwide. The enterprises participating in the program represent a cross-section of industries from financial services and healthcare, to telecommunications and government organizations. Migrations to BES10 include customers using other MDM vendors such as AirWatch, MobileIron and Good Technology.

The BlackBerry EZ Pass migration program is designed to help customers take full advantage of the BES10 multi-platform solution by seamlessly migrating from BES5 and includes access to BlackBerry’s technical support services.

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BlackBerry Taps SECTOR For Work Space Applications on iOS and Android http://n4bb.com/blackberry-taps-sector-work-space-applications-ios-android/ http://n4bb.com/blackberry-taps-sector-work-space-applications-ios-android/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:15:59 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154178 BlackBerry brought about their answer to BYOD by creating a secure work-space solution for competitor devices. Allowing iPads, iPhones, and Android devices to seamlessly gain access to the BES infrastructure

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BlackBerry brought about their answer to BYOD by creating a secure work-space solution for competitor devices. Allowing iPads, iPhones, and Android devices to seamlessly gain access to the BES infrastructure gives BlackBerry a containerized way to offer their security heritage and proficiency to customers who may want to offer alternatives to their work force.

In an update today on the Business Blog,  BlackBerry is expanding the wealth of applications available for secure use within their workspace on iOS and Android.

If you haven’t seen, here is the Secure Workspace in action:

Secure Work Space Applications for iOS and Android

  • Blend for Sector: Apparound BLEND for SECTOR is a cloud-based mobile productivity suite for your sales team to optimize complex product selling and quotation processes - Download for Android
  • Breezy for Sector: Breezy for SECTOR makes mobile printing easy by giving users secure access to any company from any BYOD or corporate owned mobile device - Download for iOS
  • ISEC7 Mobility for SAP for SECTOR: Provides secure mobile access to SAP® CRM, SAP® ERP and different SAP® Workflows for Sales, Service technicians and management – Download foriOS and Android
  • Fliplet Viewer for SECTOR: An enterprise platform that allows you to quickly create and deploy as many apps as you want across your organization with no technical skills required -Download for iOS
  • Daily Notes + Tasks for SECTOR: A lean and simple notes taking and task management app - Download for iOS
  • hand-e-pix for SECTOR: Uses innovative technology within the latest mobile devices to capture and share photographs or video which are time and date stamped and geo-tagged -Download for Android
  • MySmartKey for SECTOR: Communicates directly and securely with SmartSafe Vault over a local Wi-Fi network (SmartMode) to encrypt and decrypt files - Download for Android
  • SalesNOW CRM for SECTOR: A contact and deal management tool designed for the mobile sales professional to use - Download for Android
  • SignNow for SECTOR: Makes it easy to sign documents anywhere or get anyone’s signature without having to worry about printing, scanning, or faxing - Download for iOS
  • Sector SME Cloud File Manager: Based on SME’s Android Cloud File Manager, which is the Android client for Storage Made Easy’s private Enterprise File Share and Sync Solution -Download for Android
  • MindLink for SECTOR: A collaboration platform that provides access to Presence, Instant Messaging and Persistent Group Chat leveraging Microsoft Lync™ - Download for iOS
  • Splashtop for SECTOR: Based on Splashtop Enterprise, which mobilizes corporate applications and desktops instantly. Splashtop for SECTOR is integrated with BlackBerry Secure Work Space to support BYOD - Download for Android
  • harmon.ie for SECTOR: Provides full-featured, enterprise-grade access to Office 365 and SharePoint, for document and social collaboration on the go – Download for iOS and Android
  • Box for SECTOR: Simplies online file storage, replaces FTP and connects teams in online workspaces - Download for iOS
  • iAnnotate Enterprise for SECTOR: Read. Markup. Share. iAnnotate turns your mobile device into a world-class productivity tool for reading, marking up, and sharing PDFs, Word documents, PowerPoint files, and images. Designed for enterprise clients, iAnnotate Enterprise combines annotation features with configurable security options from an easy-to-use web based administration console - Download for iOS

The move underscores how flexible BlackBerry has become as they transition toward a stronger software offering. Working with OpenPeak to authorize their SECTOR enterprise app network for use within the BlackBerry Secure Workspace will definitely open the door for further support of enterprise customers under BES using Apple, Google, (and soon Windows Phone) products.

The apps listed above are fairly popular cross platform, many have native alternatives on BlackBerry 10 already.

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FlyCraft Herbie: Crazy Machines Arrives in BlackBerry World http://n4bb.com/flycraft-herbie-crazy-machines-arrives-blackberry-world/ http://n4bb.com/flycraft-herbie-crazy-machines-arrives-blackberry-world/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:14:15 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154170 Great new game has been released on BlackBerry 10. The game is actually cross platform for iOS and Android as well. The developer reached out to let us know that

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Great new game has been released on BlackBerry 10. The game is actually cross platform for iOS and Android as well. The developer reached out to let us know that the game is finally available and running very well on BlackBerry 10.

Great option for native gaming on BlackBerry be sure to check it out at the link below!
PR Email: I would like to inform you that today is July 22, 2014. Yes, it’s finally Crazy Machines time!

I know a lot of you were waiting eagerly for this moment. I know it from your personal e-mails, the twitter replies, the facebook comments and all the fuzz that you created. The excitement is the same for me too. I really can’t wait to see your crazy flights (and crashes) on everyplay. To see how you will like the game, what scores you will achieve 30 minutes after release, etc. It is going to be awesome!

So, you can right now download the game for free from your device’s app store. But I made it even easier for you. No matter what device you have, you can follow the link below, and you will be redirected to the appropriate store page:

http://applk.co/fh

So open the above link on your Android phone and you will be redirected directly to the Google Play download page, open it on your iPhone and AppStore will come up. Same for BlackBerry 10 devices. You can even open it on your desktop browser and it will show you a qr-code to scan. How is that for convenient?

Still here? What are you waiting for?

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BlackBerry Q5 Reaches End of Life on Canadian Carrier Bell http://n4bb.com/blackberry-q5-reaches-life-canadian-carrier-bell/ http://n4bb.com/blackberry-q5-reaches-life-canadian-carrier-bell/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:28:58 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154152 Almost a year after launching on Canadian networks the mid-ranged follow up to the Q10, the BlackBerry Q5 has hit end of life (EOL) and the Canadian carrier Bell. The

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Almost a year after launching on Canadian networks the mid-ranged follow up to the Q10, the BlackBerry Q5 has hit end of life (EOL) and the Canadian carrier Bell. The Q5 was a very nice device for the price point and offered a great entry for those who didn’t want to go all out on the Q10 which has maintained a premium price point.

Likely to make space for a newer range of QWERTY devices like the BlackBerry Passport and Classic, Bell is giving the Q5 an EOL notice at the retail level.

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Luckily the device (Q5) can be purchased directly from BlackBerry for about $250 unlocked which is a fantastic deal. White models are actually on sale right now meaning you could get a Q5 for as little as $150 outright.

This is a telling sign that perhaps Bell and other Canadian operates are gearing up for some of the forthcoming devices. We are expecting the Passport out in September with the Classic due sometime in November.

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BlackBerry 10 Beta Zone App Gets Small Update http://n4bb.com/blackberry-10-beta-zone-app-small-update/ http://n4bb.com/blackberry-10-beta-zone-app-small-update/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:14:04 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154148 BlackBerry Beta Zone is the go to place for testing applications on BlackBerry 10. With dedicated discussion boards, BETA programs and more it offers a great utility for developers and

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BlackBerry Beta Zone is the go to place for testing applications on BlackBerry 10. With dedicated discussion boards, BETA programs and more it offers a great utility for developers and users to come together and refine applications before public launch in BlackBerry World.

3rd party applications like Timber, Snap2Chat and others can be found and tested free of charge. On Monday the Beta Zone application received a small update for testers adding in some bug fixes and performance enhancements.

  • Performance improvements
  • Notifications added for Third Party Beta Programs
  • Links posted via app are now recognized as URLs
  • Minor bug fixes

If you’re one of the tests of thousands of beta applicants out there feel free to launch the application and grab the update in-app.

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