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WhatsApp Beta Program Launches on Beta Zone

Just a few hours after BlackBerry announced that they are opening up the Beta Zone to 3rd party developers we have some good signs. The popular WhatsApp has opened their own Beta Program on the Beta Zone for all to try out. We also received a tip about an app called WeatherTrax but I do…


First Responder App Released For BlackBerry 10

Intergraph’s Mobile Responder app is now available for BlackBerry 10 as a native app. This is a key app for law enforcement and first responders who use the platform. The app provides a consistent connection to Intergraph’s Computer Aided Dispatch (I/CAD), which helps diagnose, answer, route, and assign various incidents to the appropriate first responders….


BlackBerry Beta Zone Opens Up To All Developers

BlackBerry has finally come to their senses and opened up the BlackBerry beta zone to all developers. Since BlackBerry made the annoying decision to cripple developers ability to beta test native apps through public betas with OTA downloads I have been asking when they would offer an alternative. Until now only BlackBerry had been able…


BBC Teams Up With BlackBerry to Deliver News Updates over BBM in Nigeria

It seems like BlackBerry’s BBM team is really spreading wide and far. They just announced a partnership with the BBC in Nigeria to deliver news from their Hausa service to users in Nigeria with five news alerts a day. According to HumanIPO this is being done to bring the stories directly to users where they…


BlackBerry Z3 Indonesia Pre-Order Sells Out On Same Day

It seems like BlackBerry may have underestimated the demand for the BlackBerry Z3 Limited “Jakarta” edition. Jason pointed out to us (via BerryFlow) that the device is sold out on Elevenia, Globalteleshop, and Jeruknipis in Indonesia. Pretty impressive stuff though it makes me truly wonder how many were available since that number could be even…


BlackBerry Z3 Uses Resolution Upscaling Trick But Lacks NFC & Gyroscope

It looks like the low cost Foxconn built BlackBerry Z3 is going to be released any day now and BlackBerry has given developers a heads up on what to expect. They highlight two points about the device that set it apart from previous BlackBerry 10 devices. First of all they clarify that even though the…


Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Expands BES10 Investment

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) just announced it has expanded its investment in BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 (BES10) for multi-platform enterprise mobility management (EMM). That is a pry big deal since SAIC is a large technology integrator with commercial and government clients using BlackBerry, iOS, and Android. They are also using Secure Work Space for…


BlackBerry Z3 Preorder Opens Up in Indonesia for Limited Edition Version

BlackBerry just announced that the low cost Foxconn manufactured BlackBerry Z3 is available now for preorder on two carriers in Indonesia. For now the device seems to be focused on Indonesia where BlackBerry is struggling to be able to maintain market share. The preorder is available on Indosat and XL but maybe others will come…

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