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Virgin Atlantic And BBM Partnership!

It seems like BlackBerry is starting to roll out their packages to attract people, especially to their BBM. Now, Virgin Atlantic and BBM have collaborated to bring out the Virgin Atlantic BBM channel. And also, the Virgin Atlantic BBM channel is accessible from on board Virgin Atlantic flights, no matter where you are in the…

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BlackBerry Hitting Android Conferences to Get Apps Ported Over

We told you about the awesome performance improvements coming in BlackBerry 10.3 for Android apps recently. Now it looks like BlackBerry is traveling around the world to make sure all Android developers are aware of how well many Android apps run on BlackBerry 10. They are hitting the road and sponsoring loads of hack-a-thons and…

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BlackBerry WebWorks SDK v2.1 Goes Gold

HTML5 developers will be happy to learn that the BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK v2.1 has gone gold with a bunch of new improvements. This includes much better integration with Apache Cordova and a much improved GUI tool. They also focused some features on the enterprise developer side that will hopefully get them better adoption there….

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Nico Rosberg Explains How BBM Channels Helps The Team Reach Fans

  Nico Rosberg had a nice Q&A on the Mercedes AMG Petronas team BBM Channel recently. Now we have a video of Nico explaining how BBM Channels helps them reach out to their over 120,000 followers making it their third largest social platform. My guess is that puts them right after Facebook and Twitter. In…

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BlackBerry Q10 & Z30 Support Verizon’s AWS-enhanced XLTE

  Verizon is making a bit stink about rolling out their new “XLTE” which can potentially double bandwidth by using their AWS enhanced spectrum. Sadly it does not seem like support for this AWS enhanced XLTE did not make it into the Z10 though thankfully it did make it into the BlackBerry Q10 and Z30….

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Call Blocking Apps Finally Coming With BlackBerry 10.3 APIs

Jason pointed out to me (via Omnitech once again) another great improvement coming in BlackBerry OS 10.3 that will really make power legacy users feel at home. BlackBerry has opened up the API that essentially allows call blocking apps to work on BlackBerry 10 just like they did on legacy devices. Essentially what changed is…

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BlackBerry 10.3 Allows For Android App Permission Changes via "App Ops"

Some of you may know that Google slipped up in Android 4.3 and allowed regular users access to what they called an “internal testing app” called “App Ops” that they eventually removed in Android 4.4.2. This app was tucked away in some hidden settings menu and allowed users to selectively remove permissions that an Android…

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Chen States That “BlackBerry Runs 98% of all the Android Apps”

It seems like BlackBerry 10s Android Runtime is going to be touted as more of a feature in the near future. In the interview we mentioned previously with the WSJ, John Chen stated that BlackBerry is all about the quality of the phone paired with the software which he thinks gives it an edge over…

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