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BlackBerry Details BlackBerry 10.3 Android Runtime Improvements

BlackBerry has done a nice job of detailing out the new features of the much improved runtime in BlackBerry 10.3. This update brings Android Jelly Bean 4.3 compatibility from the previous 4.2.2. It also allows Account support to use the accounts in your BlackBerry where it used to expect Android accounts. They don’t make any…

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Bert Nordberg Stepping Down From BlackBerry Board

It looks like there are a few changes coming to the BlackBerry Board of Directors. In an SEC filing they revealed that Bert Nordberg, who joined the board in February of last year will not seek re-election in the upcoming shareholders meeting next month. Nordberg is a veteran of Ericsson and has a long history…

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BlackBerry 10.3 Adding “Lift to Wake” and “Face Down for Power Save” Options

Two new options that showed up in BlackBerry 10.3 leaked betas are some advanced integration that really perked my interest. It does not really work reliably on my device but you have the ability to use sensors on the device to interact with it. The first two options are the ability to set your BlackBerry…

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BlackBerry Blasts Rivals Good & MobileIron Over Mounting Losses

I am loving Eric Lai’s latest writeup on BlackBerry’s competitors on BlackBerry’s official blogs. After years of “taking their lumps” from upstart Good Technologies and MobileIron pointing towards “BlackBerry’s eminent demise” we now see some signs of BlackBerry finally fighting back. I am not sure if it was BlackBerry just being “Canadian” but they refused…

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A Simple Reason BlackBerry Opened Up BB10 to Competitor MDMs

I have been speaking to quite a few current and former BlackBerry BES enterprise customers about BlackBerry’s latest move to open their MDM. It seems like there is an overall common reason for BlackBerry making this move. Many enterprises still have a BES5 implementation for legacy BlackBerry devices and as time moves on they are…

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Ladies and Gentlemen BBM Sticker Packs Now Available from Andre Jolicoeur

BlackBerry Messenger just got two slick new sticker packs in the BBM Shop. Andre Jolicoeur has released a “Ladies” and a “Gentlemen” sticker pack for BBM that look pretty slick. Each one is $1.99 on the BBM shop. Check them out and let us know what you think!

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BlackBerry Rounds Up Confirmed OS 10.3 End User Features

  We have been covering most of the small features of BlackBerry 10.3 that Michael Clewley has been revealing in his BBM Channel. Now he has thankfully decided to roll them all up for now into a list of the 18 so far confirmed improvements. He makes clear that this is nowhere near the final…

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BlackBerry Blend Beta Demo Site Extracted For All to Play

My buddy Bla1ze over at CrackBerry seems to have found a way to extract the demo site for the BlackBerry Blend Beta for all of us. That means you can head on over to his site here and check out what the current dummy beta looks like for yourself. You will get prompts for a…

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