N4BB http://n4bb.com BlackBerry News, Reviews, FAQs, Leaks, Help Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:22:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 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 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

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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 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

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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 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

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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 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

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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 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

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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 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

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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 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

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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 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

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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 vendor portal will remain active for those while developers become accustomed to the new refined version. “Today we’re pleased to unveil, the brand new and

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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 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

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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 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

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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 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

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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 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

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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 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

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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 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

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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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BlackBerry World Video and Music Officially Removed http://n4bb.com/blackberry-world-video-music-officially-removed/ http://n4bb.com/blackberry-world-video-music-officially-removed/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:29:56 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154131 As BlackBerry gave us full warning of, the Video and Music sections in BlackBerry World have been ceased, and are no longer accessible within the storefront. BlackBerry is however promoting within their BlackBerry World carosuel that users who previously purchased music can still access their Lockers via the ported 7digital for BlackBerry app just recently

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As BlackBerry gave us full warning of, the Video and Music sections in BlackBerry World have been ceased, and are no longer accessible within the storefront. BlackBerry is however promoting within their BlackBerry World carosuel that users who previously purchased music can still access their Lockers via the ported 7digital for BlackBerry app just recently brought into BlackBerry World.

As sparse as it may look there’s still a wealth of great native application and games listed within BlackBerry World. Developers are sure to continue supporting their apps for the coming 10.3 OS. The removable of these content pipes into BlackBerry World reminds us that the Amazon store is indeed coming for BlackBerry 10 devices and will be taking over the consumer side of those purchases.

Any predilections about the removable of these services from the main BlackBerry World storefront?

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BYOD Revolt ‘I Want My BlackBerry Back’ http://n4bb.com/byod-revolt-blackberry/ http://n4bb.com/byod-revolt-blackberry/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:17:58 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154126 The leading smartphones in the industry were not built for business. Neither Android nor iPhone bring many of the necessary tenants of a purely productive, secure mobile experience. As Apple and Google take care of their own BYOD overflow they do so with devices not tempered for the arena.Security cannot be bolted on. At an

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The leading smartphones in the industry were not built for business. Neither Android nor iPhone bring many of the necessary tenants of a purely productive, secure mobile experience. As Apple and Google take care of their own BYOD overflow they do so with devices not tempered for the arena.Security cannot be bolted on.

At an investment firm in New York City, privacy and mobile app performance are causing serious push back against the Bring Your Own Device policies in place. Many users are clamoring for their corporate BlackBerry’s back. One IT executive speaking on the privacy concerns of BYOD…”It’s a nightmare.”

It’s really the lack of consistency with the various would-be MDM providers. One offers a cool containerized solution but no push email notifications. In other instances applications wouldn’t at all work together e.g emails could not be sent through the Salesfoce app, or even a PDF be opened with GoodReader.

“The failure of these systems has to do with little things that drive users crazy,” the IT executive says. “We’re an investment firm with a hundred-something monkeys, everyone is super smart, everyone is a prima donna, and it’s very difficult to accommodate them.”

If that wasn’t enough, MDM software drains phone battery in mere hours. One kept hounding the servers and subsequently had to be removed from the platform. All of this falls at the scale of security. These companies let you bring your device but then lock you out of most of the functionality. Restricting the use of applications such as text messages. Driving a divide between IT and users.

“Maybe 60 percent of the people requested to go back to a BlackBerry and carry two devices,” the IT executive says. “We were shocked, blown away, by the privacy reaction.”

iPhones – Android these devices are consumer oriented and never designed for use in the strict enterprise setting. BlackBerry is the only real secure solution that ties together, and offers not only a productive experience, but one that is manageable for all devices. In the coming months with the launch of BES12, BlackBerry will be pushing this message even more to customers.

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BlackBerry 10 Screen Resolution Comparison http://n4bb.com/blackberry-10-screen-resolution-comparison/ http://n4bb.com/blackberry-10-screen-resolution-comparison/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:10:51 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154119 When BlackBerry first made the announcement of BlackBerry 10, they clarified a unified screen resolution for future devices. BlackBerry planned to make 720p the standard among its BlackBerry 10 fleet. However, as we have seen, that plan has not panned out. The above image shows a comparison between current and future BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Although,

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When BlackBerry first made the announcement of BlackBerry 10, they clarified a unified screen resolution for future devices. BlackBerry planned to make 720p the standard among its BlackBerry 10 fleet.

However, as we have seen, that plan has not panned out. The above image shows a comparison between current and future BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Although, the Z3 information is a slightly incorrect.

Nevertheless, we get an interesting visual comparison to see how each device differentiates between one another.

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Two Instagram Accounts On One Device Thanks To Instwogram http://n4bb.com/instagram-accounts-device-instwogram/ http://n4bb.com/instagram-accounts-device-instwogram/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:51:58 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154114 If you happen to manage two or more accounts on Instagram then you already know how frustrating it is to do so on an BlackBerry device. Instagram has yet to make it possible for us to manage two or more accounts on the official app, so we have to log in and out everytime we want to switch

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If you happen to manage two or more accounts on Instagram then you already know how frustrating it is to do so on an BlackBerry device. Instagram has yet to make it possible for us to manage two or more accounts on the official app, so we have to log in and out everytime we want to switch accounts. Well, that has just been made a whole lot easier for us thanks to Instwogram.

Thanks to an XDA member, Me-Nex S, we’ve got an interesting Instagram clone, which he called Instwogram, and it’s basically the exact same Instagram client with a different icon and name. This way, you get to manage two accounts without the need to log in and out everytime. But if you happen to have more than two accounts, sadly you will still have some work to do.

If you want it just head over to XDA forum for direct download. App has been tested and works on BlackBerry Z10, but if you test it in any other BlackBerry device and find any issues, make sure you leave them in the comments below and also on the XDA thread.

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BlackBerry Appoints Marty Beard As COO http://n4bb.com/blackberry-appoints-marty-beard-coo/ http://n4bb.com/blackberry-appoints-marty-beard-coo/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:43:07 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154103 BlackBerry is adding another executive to its ranks as it has officially appointed Marty Beard as their new COO. The press release – which you can see in its entirety below – mentions Beard’s responsibilities will include “cross-functional organizations, including Marketing, BlackBerry 10 Application Development, Customer Care and Quality. Marty is also responsible for instituting

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BlackBerry is adding another executive to its ranks as it has officially appointed Marty Beard as their new COO. The press release – which you can see in its entirety below – mentions Beard’s responsibilities will include “cross-functional organizations, including Marketing, BlackBerry 10 Application Development, Customer Care and Quality. Marty is also responsible for instituting best practices and processes.”

With the addition of Beard, BlackBerry CEO John Chen adds another former Sybase executive to the growing list that’s currently working for BlackBerry.  Beard also served as CEO and Chairman at LiveOps, Inc, SVP of Marketing at Sybase, and VP at Oracle in its e-Commerce service unit.

Marty Beard starts immediately at his new job at BlackBerry.

BlackBerry Appoints Marty Beard as COO

WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – July 21, 2014) – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced that it has named Marty Beard as Chief Operating Officer. As the new COO, Marty is responsible for cross-functional organizations, including Marketing, BlackBerry 10 Application Development, Customer Care and Quality. Marty is also responsible for instituting best practices and processes.

BlackBerry Executive Chairman and CEO John Chen said, “BlackBerry continues to attract top talent to the company. Marty brings extensive experience in operations, marketing and serving customers through the best technologies and processes available.”

Most recently, Mr. Beard was Chairman and CEO of LiveOps, Inc., a leading provider of cloud applications for customer service. Under his leadership, LiveOps leveraged the cloud, mobile and social interactions to improve customer service interactions for its customers. Prior to joining LiveOps, Marty was President of Sybase 365 (a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc.), a mobile messaging and mobile commerce services unit, and held a series of executive positions including SVP of Marketing. Prior to Sybase, Marty worked at Oracle as Vice President of Oracle Online, its e-Commerce service unit. In his role at Oracle, he was responsible for leveraging the Web to improve customer sales and support.

Marty starts immediately.

About BlackBerry

A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry(R) revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The Company trades under the ticker symbols “BB” on the Toronto Stock Exchange and “BBRY” on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit www.BlackBerry.com.

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#N4BBAfterDark Live: BlackBerry Passport, Classic, Blackphone, IBM and Apple http://n4bb.com/n4bbafterdark-live-blackberry-passport-classic-blackphone-ibm-apple/ http://n4bb.com/n4bbafterdark-live-blackberry-passport-classic-blackphone-ibm-apple/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 01:07:33 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154094 Join us for another N4BB After Dark live webcast. We have a lot to discuss with Niko, JT, and the crew. We’re going to discuss the latest on the BlackBerry Passport, Classic, the big news with Blackphone and the Apple and IBM, and how it could affect BlackBerry down the line. Follow along in the

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Join us for another N4BB After Dark live webcast. We have a lot to discuss with Niko, JT, and the crew.

We’re going to discuss the latest on the BlackBerry Passport, Classic, the big news with Blackphone and the Apple and IBM, and how it could affect BlackBerry down the line.

Follow along in the live video and join in the chat to ask us questions and have it answered.

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7digital Ports Android Music Storefront into BlackBerry World http://n4bb.com/7digital-ports-android-music-storefront-blackberry-world/ http://n4bb.com/7digital-ports-android-music-storefront-blackberry-world/#comments Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:08:17 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154072 7digital is one of the largest sources for music out there. They have been partners with BlackBerry for a very long time and that partnership was extended with the launch of BlackBerry 10 which saw 7digital’s music catalog integrated and accessible directly within BlackBerry World. Following the Amazon partnership, BlackBerry clarified that as of July 21st 3rd

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7digital is one of the largest sources for music out there. They have been partners with BlackBerry for a very long time and that partnership was extended with the launch of BlackBerry 10 which saw 7digital’s music catalog integrated and accessible directly within BlackBerry World.

Following the Amazon partnership, BlackBerry clarified that as of July 21st 3rd party content like Movies, TV Shows and Music would be stripped from BlackBerry World in lieu of the Amazon storefront which more or less offers the same things (and more). 7digital’s stock dropped 18% following the news, as BlackBerry was their largest single customer.

It seems however that they are still contractually obligated to support the platform and keep those customers supported. In a statement earlier this month,

“7digital understands that it is BlackBerry’s intention, after the closure of its own storefront, to continue to provide its users with access to the music they have stored in their ‘lockers’ using the company’s services,” said 7Digital in its statement.

“7digital is also working with BlackBerry on an alternative solution for the purchase of new music and will update the market further when the specifics have been agreed.”- MorningStar.

Right on time to meet that alternative solution, 7digital has ported over their Android application into Blackberry World which allows content owners who purchased music through BlackBerry World an easy way to maintain access to their media. It’s all about flexibility at this point and the BB10 platform is open enough to allows for quick alternatives such as this.

If you, like our editor Niko, frequently purchased from the BlackBerry World storefront you can reclaim your music by downloading 7digital’s application within said storefront via the link below.

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BlackBerry Passport Photo Gallery http://n4bb.com/blackberry-passport-photo-gallery/ http://n4bb.com/blackberry-passport-photo-gallery/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:02:09 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154021 The BlackBerry Passport will be the first-to-market QWERTY phablet device. We’ve just learned that the Passport will be rocking a massive 3450 mAh battery and have four microphones for “BlackBerry Natural Sound.” We have also gotten the first look at how the Passport’s touch-sensitive keyboard works, which is exactly as we previously and exclusively detailed.

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The BlackBerry Passport will be the first-to-market QWERTY phablet device. We’ve just learned that the Passport will be rocking a massive 3450 mAh battery and have four microphones for “BlackBerry Natural Sound.”

We have also gotten the first look at how the Passport’s touch-sensitive keyboard works, which is exactly as we previously and exclusively detailed.

Now, there’s some fresh new photos of the BlackBerry Passport showing off the Arabic keyboard and it comparative in size to the Q10. Lust at the photo gallery below:

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BlackBerry Passport has 3450 mAh Battery and 4 Microphones http://n4bb.com/blackberry-passport-3450-mah-battery-4-microphones/ http://n4bb.com/blackberry-passport-3450-mah-battery-4-microphones/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:32:11 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154013 Long before the BlackBerry Passport was officially announced, rumors spread that the device would feature a mammoth battery. It was later rumored that the Passport would sport a 3450 mAh battery. Today, BlackBerry has confirmed the Passport’s battery and claims, “No other smartphone or phablet on the market today has a battery that large.” BlackBerry says

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Long before the BlackBerry Passport was officially announced, rumors spread that the device would feature a mammoth battery. It was later rumored that the Passport would sport a 3450 mAh battery.

Today, BlackBerry has confirmed the Passport’s battery and claims, “No other smartphone or phablet on the market today has a battery that large.”

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BlackBerry says the Passport battery life will have enough to keep you going throughout the day and enough for you to rock out with music on the commute home.

When BlackBerry released OS 10.2.1 with the Z30, it featured “BlackBerry Natural Sound” technology. This technology made BBM calls sound quality much more crisp and clear. The Passport will have four microphones. BlackBerry intends to expand the Natural Sound feature to normal phone calls.

BlackBerry says the four microphones “help adapt the audio levels in real time to the ambient environment and position of the phone relative to your ear. This is, in part, how Natural Sound provides a dynamic and clear audio experience for you AND the other caller.”

How does that work? BlackBerry says “that one of the four microphones is placed in the receiver port to detect the ear position relative to the phone in order to adjust the sound accordingly. The aim is to provide an experience that is as close to an in-person conversation as possible.”

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BlackBerry Passport Touch Sensitive Keyboard Acts Like Trackpad (Video) http://n4bb.com/watch-passport-touch-sensetive-keyboard-acts-trackpad/ http://n4bb.com/watch-passport-touch-sensetive-keyboard-acts-trackpad/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:11:04 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154006 BlackBerry’s Passport has been lauded as one of the most innovative devices to be conceptualized this year. One of the biggest barriers the device breaks is the idea that you must choose between a physical QWERTY keypad and a touch screen. Pulling from their heritage BlackBerry has reinvented the keyboard on the Passport, shown here

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BlackBerry’s Passport has been lauded as one of the most innovative devices to be conceptualized this year. One of the biggest barriers the device breaks is the idea that you must choose between a physical QWERTY keypad and a touch screen. Pulling from their heritage BlackBerry has reinvented the keyboard on the Passport, shown here in the short video the keyboard (which is touch sensitive) allows you to use the keyboard as an integrated trackpad within certain application.

You’ll be able to enjoy a marriage of the advanced BlackBerry brought to BlackBerry 10 with their virtual keyboard and the refinement and efficiency brought from their lineage of physical QWERTY keypads. Overall the device looks great. The one pictured looks very near if not final hardware.

What do you think about this keyboard technology and having many of the number, symbols etc on the 4th on screen row? If you are having trouble seeing the video above you can tap here to watch it as well.

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WeeWorld Brings Winston & Fox Stickers to BBM Shop (UK) http://n4bb.com/weeworld-brings-winston-fox-stickers-bbm-shop-uk/ http://n4bb.com/weeworld-brings-winston-fox-stickers-bbm-shop-uk/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:28:32 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=154001 Those of you in the UK have gotten a new sticker pack uploaded to the BBM Shop earlier this morning. The sticker pack comes in at the usual $1.99 price tag or 1.5 quid. This pack features the characters Winston & Fox and they are quite adorable. Those who fancy the pack can slide over

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Those of you in the UK have gotten a new sticker pack uploaded to the BBM Shop earlier this morning. The sticker pack comes in at the usual $1.99 price tag or 1.5 quid. This pack features the characters Winston & Fox and they are quite adorable. Those who fancy the pack can slide over to the BBM Shop within BBM on iOS, Android and BlackBerry to purchase these for your own.

I must say I appreciate the steady influx of packs for the BBM community. The stickers are almost collectible in a sense and I love trading packs with contacts from around the world. Like a virtual goods scavenger hunt of sorts. Regardless, I’ll be supporting BBM in anyway I can, even if it means countless pages of stickers galore.

BBMStickas

Thanks for the screenshot @tobster619!

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Max Secure 50% Off App Sale Going On Now http://n4bb.com/max-secure-50-app-sale/ http://n4bb.com/max-secure-50-app-sale/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:22:24 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=153991 Max Secure Software let us know that they have just launched a sale on all their Privacy, Security, and Utility apps in BlackBerry World. As we’ve covered before, Max Secure builds Build for BlackBerry certified applications for the platform. As an added note Max Secure is beginning to see BES deployment of some of their

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Max Secure Software let us know that they have just launched a sale on all their Privacy, Security, and Utility apps in BlackBerry World. As we’ve covered before, Max Secure builds Build for BlackBerry certified applications for the platform.

As an added note Max Secure is beginning to see BES deployment of some of their applications in multiple countires. The mailer mentions that they are still very much dedicated to building applications for consumers and enterprise and have bundled the list below along with a statement.

Applications presently on sale:

  1. Max Mobile Security $7
  2. Max Contact Manager $2
  3. Max Safe Browser $2
  4. Max Network Stat $1
  5. Max Hide and Encrypt $2
  6. Max Battery Monitor $2
  7. Max SMS Spam Blocker $1

From the press release. “Building on the BlackBerry values of security, privacy and productivity our apps for BlackBerry 10 aim to extend these principles,” says Sanjay Pradhan the CEO of Max Secure Software.

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BlackBerry Z3 Headed For Launch in Philippines http://n4bb.com/blackberry-z3-headed-launch-philippines/ http://n4bb.com/blackberry-z3-headed-launch-philippines/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:11:42 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=153986 As the Z3 device continues its emerging market release tour, its next stop is in the Philippines where BlackBerry as targeted the device at around P 10,990. Overall the device has done well in markets such as Indonesia, India, and South Africa. The Z3 is BlackBerry’s market share device and bundles a low end price

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As the Z3 device continues its emerging market release tour, its next stop is in the Philippines where BlackBerry as targeted the device at around P 10,990. Overall the device has done well in markets such as Indonesia, India, and South Africa.

The Z3 is BlackBerry’s market share device and bundles a low end price point with a mid level device that really offers a great entry into the BlackBerry 10 ecosystem. BlackBerry has worked closely with distributors and even their own BlackBerry World teams to create buzz and incentives for those entering the fray. The device will officially launch on July 22.

Doubling down onkey market growth sectors will allow BlackBerry to consolidate their kaunch dollars and focus on region specific marketing efforts to push sales of these devices.

Cameron Vernest, Managing Director for Singapore and the Philippines at BlackBerry said, “The Philippines is a key market for BlackBerry Z3 and we are excited to be working with our partners to bring this new BlackBerry to our loyal Filipino customers. This device gives users more ways to connect, share and communicate, providing the best tool for secure, reliable communications and collaboration with friends, family and co-workers. Priced affordably, the BlackBerry Z3 will extend the full capabilities of the BlackBerry 10 Operating System version 10.2.1 experience for a new generation of customers in the Philippines.”

The device is up on BlackBerrys’s Philippines website, and showing availability via Telecom Carriers Globe, Smart and Sun Cellular.If in the region let us know if you’ll be getting a Z3!

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iGrann Goes Pro with Hub Integration and Headless Support http://n4bb.com/igrann-pro-hub-integration-headless-support/ http://n4bb.com/igrann-pro-hub-integration-headless-support/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:58:01 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=153975 The full featured Instagram Client for BlackBerry 10, iGrann now has a pro version available for download in BlackBerry World. While the free and pro version seem nearly identical, the pro version features hub integration and headless notifications which makes the “Pro” version the most integrated Instagram experience on BlackBerry 10. The pro version can

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The full featured Instagram Client for BlackBerry 10, iGrann now has a pro version available for download in BlackBerry World.

While the free and pro version seem nearly identical, the pro version features hub integration and headless notifications which makes the “Pro” version the most integrated Instagram experience on BlackBerry 10.

The pro version can be downloaded for only $0.99 in BlackBerry World for at an introductory price. Pricing moves up to $2.99 so be sure to grab your copy now if at all interested.

Added benefits of iGrann Pro?:

  • Integration into BlackBerry Hub
  • Headless Notifcations

I use iGrann quite often its regranning ability, pinch to zoom on photos and overall BlackBerry 10 look and feel make it a strong alternative, now with hub integration that advantage is even greater.

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BBM for Windows Phone Beta Now Available http://n4bb.com/bbm-windows-phone-beta/ http://n4bb.com/bbm-windows-phone-beta/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:53:20 +0000 http://n4bb.com/?p=153963 For those who were quick to register for the Windows Phone BBM Program in BlackBerry Beta Zone, the download is now officially available to you. The BBM Beta for Windows has a couple features that are going into testing prior to an official launch on the platform. BBID Setup and Log-in (for Whitelisted BBIDs) Create

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For those who were quick to register for the Windows Phone BBM Program in BlackBerry Beta Zone, the download is now officially available to you.

The BBM Beta for Windows has a couple features that are going into testing prior to an official launch on the platform.

  • BBID Setup and Log-in (for Whitelisted BBIDs)
  • Create BBM Profile
  • Invite a contact and suggested contacts (people you know)
  • 1-to-1 & Multi-person Chat
  • Contact Categories
  • Manage Settings
  • BBM Groups
  • Pin to Start
  • Notifications and in-app “splats” for new content. See them in Feeds, Contacts when they’ve sent you a message, etc.

Check your emails for further instructions and be sure to hit up the discussion boards and in submit feedback on what you like, and what you don’t.

Seeing as the BBM application on this platform is built to match the aesthetic of the platform it will be fun to get started testing it out and comparing it to the iOS and Android versions.

We’ll be back with more coverage on this front.

BBM for Windows Phone Beta Now Available written by James Nieves on N4BB

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