Should BlackBerry 10 be Marketed as the Secure Android?

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BlackBerry made a relatively large announcement today. The new BlackBerry CEO, John Chen, has hired Mark Wilson as Senior Vice President of Marketing. Chen says Wilson will “…bring extensive experience and add the necessary leadership and depth that will help us drive our transformation.” Wilson and Chen have worked together in the past and Chen says…

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BlackBerry 10.2.1 Launching in January 2014?

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The other day we reported on a BlackBerry Jam Direct virtual event. BlackBerry held the developer focussed event to discuss the upcoming Android Jellybean 4.2.2 runtime in BlackBerry 10.2.1. Since BlackBerry OS 10.2.1.1055 leaked, it would seem that BlackBerry was well on their way into development of 10.2.1, with an official launch sometime soon. We…

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BBM to be Preinstalled on Some Android-Based Smartphones

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BBM will soon come preinstalled on a variety of Android-based smartphones from leading OEMs across Africa, India, Indonesia, Latin America and the Middle East. Beginning next month, Android smartphones from Be, Brightstar, Celkon, EVERCOSS, IMO, Micromax, Mito, Snexian, Spice, TECNO, TiPhone and Zen will include BBM preinstalled. In addition, BlackBerry confirmed that BBM will also continue…

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How to Install Android App APKs Directly with BlackBerry 10.2.1 (Video)

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BlackBerry 10.2.1 introduces a new Android Jellybean 4.2.2 runtime that is unlocked and allows you to install any Android app APK directly. No longer do you have to convert the APK into a BAR file and side-load those buggers. BlackBerry has simplified the entire process for easy installation of apps that might not be available…

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BBM for Android and iPhone Updates Now Available

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Since the release of BBM, millions of users have downloaded the application and are currently using it on their iPhone and Android devices. BlackBerry has been actively working on making the application better based on your feedback, and that’s why new updates have been released for Android and iPhone. Among the bug fixes and perfomance…

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Install Android App APKs Directly with BlackBerry 10.2.1

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Rumors regarding Google Play Store and the Android runtime have been swirling lately. While BlackBerry denies offering support for the Google Play Store, the Android runtime in BlackBerry 10.2.1 will allow you to directly install Android app APKs directly. Shown in the screenshot above, users will be able to download Android app APKs and install…

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Mobidia Reveals Insights Into Usage of BBM for Android, iOS

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Mobidia Technology, Inc., a provider of mobile analytics, today released new insight into mobile usage of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) application for Android. Mobidia’s data demonstrates BlackBerry’s success in entering the stand-alone, social messaging application space 2 weeks ago, but also highlights the highly competitive and fragmented market. The data shows the growing number of messaging applications that…

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BlackBerry 10 Getting Android Apps with Google Play Store?

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*UPDATE* – While the pictures illustrating Google Play Store on BlackBerry 10 have been confirmed as fake, the negotiations between BlackBerry and Google are very real. The Android runtime baked into BlackBerry 10 allows you to do extraordinary things. You can literally run any Android app within the secure boundaries of the BlackBerry 10 operating…

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