Category: BlackBerry


BlackBerry announces mobile app development award for Canada-Wide Science Fair

BlackBerry and its former co-CEOs have a long history of giving back to young Canadians interested in the sciences. Today, BlackBerry announced a new mobile development award for the Canada-Wide Science Fair 2014. The Smartphone App Development Award has three age categories: Junior, Intermediate, and Senior. To be eligible, students must build a mobile application



City of Waterloo commits to BES10 and BlackBerry

The success of BlackBerry’s transition to an enterprise services company lies partially in its ability to convince organizations to adopt BES10 as their enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution of choice. To that end, BlackBerry has recently trotted out companies around the globe that have committed to BES10 as news releases in their own right, with



BlackBerry’s CEO says ‘we will be in the handset business, but it’s a matter of what level of integration’

The past several years has brought forward the occasional conversation of Waterloo-based BlackBerry splitting off its business into several parts. Investors pointed toward separate divisions that focused on network, device and patents. This topic somewhat faded away when BlackBerry took itself off the market and decided to continue down the restructuring path, but during an


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BlackBerry releases BBM 2.1 with sticker support

BlackBerry has lobbed its first salvo into the for-profit mobile messaging ecosystem today, adding a Sticker Store to its BBM for Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 products. Last week, the company told us it would be updating the apps to support stickers, which are “larger, bolder and more expressive images than emoticons,” with



BlackBerry wins court order to halt Typo sales

U.S. Disrict Judge William Orrick confirmed what many had expected after validating two of three BlackBerry patents in the company’s case against Typo, ruling today that the iPhone keyboard maker must halt sales of its product. Orrick stated in the ruling that BlackBerry is likely to win the infringement case outright, as Typo has failed



BlackBerry Secure Work Space for iOS and Android gets FIPS certified

Update: Astute reader MXH070 noted that BB10 became the first MDM solution to receive Full Operational Capability (FOC) from the U.S. Department of Defense today. The designation enables government workers on a BB10 smartphone running BES10 to securely access email, data, apps and other DoD network resources. BlackBerry took a big step yesterday towards winning