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YouTube Ad Depicts “Powered By BlackBerry” Executive

03/09/2014, There are some things that are very Canadian, among them the amount of snow, the maple leaf, as well as BlackBerry. Yes sir, BlackBerry – the smartphone company that has not really been doing too well for quite some time already. In fact, Windows...

Customizable BBM PINs Could Be A Paid Feature

03/09/2014, The other day we reported that thanks to a recent survey, BlackBerry began asking what users might think about the idea of customizable BBM PINs. We thought it was a great idea, although there could be some limitations that might see PIN ideas run out...

Secusmart Selling Secure BlackBerry Phones For $2700

03/09/2014, BlackBerry is always quick to tout its security certifications, generally it is believed that the company puts a lot of focus on safety and security when it develops a new device. It has certainly made a name for itself by being the first choice of most...

BlackBerry Q20 Could See September/October Release

03/07/2014, During MWC 2014, BlackBerry announced two new devices – the BlackBerry Z3 which would be headed to Indonesia and was the result of BlackBerry’s partnership with Foxconn, and the BlackBerry Q20 which is a BlackBerry phone with a physical keyboard...

BlackBerry’s John Chen Calls iPhone Users Wall Huggers

03/07/2014, BlackBerry isn’t doing so good at the moment, based on our earlier reports which shows that the company actually lost market share to Windows Phone, not to mention having carriers lose confidence in them. All of this seems to make for an uphill battle...

UK Carrier Thinks BlackBerry Is Dying Slowly

03/07/2014, It hardly comes as a surprise to many that BlackBerry isn’t doing so hot at the moment. We’re not sure what it is, it could be that more people prefer iOS and Android compared to the BlackBerry platform, it could be the hardware, it could also be the...

Windows Phone Narrowly Edges Out BlackBerry In The US

03/07/2014, Back in 2012, BlackBerry’s then CEO, Thorsten Heins, expressed his belief and confidence that BlackBerry could overtake Windows Phone and become the third most used smartphone operating system, behind both Android and iOS. Unfortunately the latest...

BlackBerry Keyboard Patent Hints At Windermere’s Features

03/07/2014, So earlier last month, we caught wind of a BlackBerry device that was given the codename Windermere. As to how real this device is remains to be seen, but one of the interesting aspects of the phone isn’t so much its odd design, but its unique keyboard...

BBM PINs Could Be Customizable In The Future

03/06/2014, Unless you’re constantly giving out your BBM PIN to people you meet, chances are you will have to go through the BBM menu to find the PIN (or the QR code) to give it to someone who is trying to add you. It also doesn’t help that the BBM PINs are a...

BBM Channel Subscriptions Doubled After Cross-Platform Release

03/05/2014, For those unfamiliar with BBM Channels, you could almost think of them as being somewhat similar to Facebook Pages, where individuals or companies can setup Channels that BBM users can subscribe to. Given BBM’s userbase, that’s a lot of potential...

BlackBerry CEO Gives Turnaround Plans 50% Chance

03/05/2014, Prior to bringing John Chen on board, BlackBerry’s stock had reached new lows last year. The board ousted the sitting CEO, brought Chen in, who then began to restructure the company as well as the top level management. Even though it hasn’t...

94% Of T-Mobile’s BlackBerry Trade-Ins Were For Another OS

03/05/2014, Remember yesterday we reported that thanks to the T-Mobile BlackBerry trade-in promotion that the carrier experienced an increase in BlackBerry trade-ins during the two weeks that the promotion ran for? At that time we weren’t sure if the increase in...

BlackBerry Explains Ads For BBM

03/05/2014, As we reported the other day, BlackBerry appeared to be testing a beta for their BBM Android app that would introduce ads into the messaging service. Based on the description, it sounded like the ads weren’t intrusive as they would appear as Channel...

Microsoft OneDrive For BlackBerry 10 Arrives

03/04/2014, BlackBerry owners who find the cloud a fascinating place for you to stash away your collection of files and content will be pleased to hear that BlackBerry World now carries their very own Microsoft OneDrive app. The OneDrive app has already arrived on...