Category: BB10


Roam Mobility gets cutthroat with new unlimited U.S. plans

Roaming is for suckers, according to Roam Mobility. The Canadian company has staked its reputation on providing better service and significantly cheaper rates for customers travelling to the United States, and today is announcing a new range of plans, bundles and add-ons to undercut Canadian carriers even further. Earlier this month, we told you about Roam’s



BBM for iOS and Android being redesigned to less resemble BB10

At a Q&A during BlackBerry’s Security Summit in New York today, Enterprise Chief John Sims said that a native redesign is coming down the pipe for BBM on Android and iOS. As BBM for Windows Phone hit the market, users noted that its design more resembled other Modern UI apps on the platform, while the



Hilton working to make smartphone hotel room unlocking a reality by 2016

Millions of flyers already use their smartphones to pay for tickets, check in and choose seats. But once they reach the hotel, the check-in and verification process is still, for the most part, a manual experience. Hilton Worldwide Holdings, owner of 4,200 hotels and resorts globally, will begin integrating smartphones into the check-in and even



Visa just made it easier for the next iPhone to become a payment platform

Visa today announced a consolidation of its disparate payments solutions into Visa Digital Solutions, a suite of products, services and developer tools aimed at bringing payments to smartphones and wearables. Last week, the company launched Checkout, a multi-screen solution for online payments. But omitted from that announcement was an explanation of how Visa plans to



Canadian mobile customers now pay less for more, and more for less: Wall Report

Canadians now pay less for higher-end plans, and more for entry-level plans, according to the updated CRTC-commissioned Wall Report. An annual review of wireless, wireline, mobile data and broadband data prices across various usage models, the Wall Report details the realities of Canadian monthly spending. In its seventh year, this is the first report since


John Chen BlackBerry CEO

BlackBerry posts narrow loss on $966 million revenue, improves growth outlook

BlackBerry claimed a narrow loss in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, but the company is close to emerging from its darkest historical time on the back of the John Chen’s efficient leadership. BlackBerry posted an adjusted operating loss of $60 million, or $0.11 per share, on revenue of $966 million for the quarter. Gross margins increased



BlackBerry releases BBM Protected, first product of its eBBM Suite

BlackBerry has finally released the first enterprise-ready eBBM Suite, dubbed BBM Protected, poised to increase the security between the company’s devices. Available today for BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 devices, BBM Protected uses FIPS 140-2 encryption to send messages between those in the same company and other Protected customers, a feature that does not require



Bell adding encryption to push-to-talk service

Bell is set to issue an software upgrade for its push-to-talk service over the weekend, adding the infrastructure to provide a number of new features and performance improvements. The upgrade will allow business and enterprise users on the IP-based PTT network to have more secure conversations, and create group calls over WiFi or cellular. The