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BlackBerry First to Receive “Full Operational Capability” on U.S. Department of Defense Networks

BlackBerry just scored another huge win in the government space. The BlackBerry 10 solution is the first to get full operational authority it operate on US department of defense networks. Congrats! Full details below: BlackBerry First to Receive Coveted “Full Operational Capability” on U.S. Department of Defense Networks Validation completes DISA’s certification process for BlackBerry…

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BlackBerry News AND BlackBerry Newsstand Are Now End of Life

BlackBerry has nixed two of their news products this week. First of all they have killed off BlackBerry News for the PlayBook and BlackBerry 7 devices. That really is the last vestige of their Viigo acquisition being decommissioned and will no longer work. Essentially it will be end of life on April 3rd. Details are…

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John Chen Declares War On Leaks Including One Specific Individual

BlackBerry has always had a problem with leaks coming from their organization. Now BlackBerry’s new CEO, John Chen, is going all out to stop leakers. He hit the official blog with a post on how leaks that cross the line into stealing confidential information are going to be prosecuted. He said one party in particular…

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BlackBerry Secure Workspace for iOS & Android gets FIPS 120-2 Certification

BlackBerry’s BES10 just got another stamp of approval this time for managing Android and iOS devices. They received FIPS 120-2 validation for their encryption in the BES secure workspace on these traditionally insecure platforms. This should hopefully help BlackBerry seal the deal on MDM deals with government agencies around the world. Details below: March 26,…

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It Looks Like Ottawa Shut Down Lenovo Purchasing BlackBerry

Some more details are coming out on the whole strategic review and possible sale of BlackBerry played out. We heard quite a few rumors that Lenovo was considering the acquisition but nothing ever panned out. Now CBC is reporting that BlackBerry tried pitching a Lenovo purchase to the federal government and was shut down. They…

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BBM Update Coming In the Next Few Days With Loads of Improvements

We told you earlier about a new BBM update coming that is packing a wallop of features together. My favorite is BlackBerry has finally raised the file sending limit to 16MB for BBM users which is an improvement over the previous 6MB limit. Also in this version is BBM Sticker packs with some being free…

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BlackBerry “Windermere” Touch Keyboard Gestures Revealed

The leak of the older BlackBerry OS 10.3 seems to keep on bringing new improvements to light. We have heard a bit about the codename “Windermere” device with its 4.5” screen and 452dpi resolution with the main feature being a touch sensitive keyboard. This means you will not only be able to push buttons on…

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More BlackBerry 10 Codenames Revealed in OS 10.3 Leak

Some days it just feels like BlackBerry has a department dedicated to creating random prototype names and specifications. Ofutur has been doing his best to put all we know from current leaks and the latest 10.3 leak (which is pretty old) to get an overall picture of BlackBerry’s roadmap. So far it seems like the…

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