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BlackBerry is Getting a Personal Assistant App of its Very Own

BlackBerry is Getting a Personal Assistant App of its Very Own

BlackBerry may be going down, but not without a fight. Aside from a unique, square-screened handset called the Passport due to launch in September the BlackBerry software is getting a personal assistant app of its own. The company highlighted its BlackBerry Assistant app, which is part of the forthcoming BlackBerry 10.3 ...

BlackBerry’s BBM is Now Available on Windows Phone

BlackBerry’s BBM is Now Available on Windows Phone

If you thought that BlackBerry’s messaging service landed on iOS and Android several years too late, its (late) arrival on Windows Phone takes it to the next level. BlackBerry teased the launch of its BBM messaging service on Windows Phone back in February, and now users can finally get their hands on a beta version, the ...

BlackBerry to Add 200,000 Amazon Appstore Apps Later This Year

BlackBerry to Add 200,000 Amazon Appstore Apps Later This Year

BlackBerry has just announced a deal that will see more than 200,000 Android apps made available for BlackBerry devices via the Amazon App Store when the new version of BlackBerry’s operating system arrives later in the year. According to BlackBerry, popular apps like Groupon and Netflix will be available for direct ...

BlackBerry’s ‘BBM Protected’ Offers Confidential Messaging

BlackBerry’s ‘BBM Protected’ Offers Confidential Messaging

BlackBerry on Monday began the rollout of its first eBBM suite product, which tailors its BBM instant messaging service to enterprise users. Monday marked the debut of BBM Protected, FIPS 140-2 cryptographic library-enabled messaging, between users within the same enterprise, or between organizations who also use BBM ...

BlackBerry’s ‘BBM Protected’ Encrypts Every Message Individually

BlackBerry’s ‘BBM Protected’ Encrypts Every Message Individually

Chat systems like BBM and iMessage are typically very secure, since they're encrypted end-to-end. However, they still have a glaring flaw: if intruders do crack the code, they can see everything you've said. That's where BlackBerry's soon-to-launch BBM Protected comes in. As the company showed at its BlackBerry Experience ...

BlackBerry Enters The Internet of Things with ‘Project Ion’

BlackBerry Enters The Internet of Things with ‘Project Ion’

BlackBerry is launching a series of projects called Project Ion for the internet of things with the idea of using its experience in building secure, connected devices to connect sensors, cars and anything else in a secure fashion to a cloud back end. Alec Saunders, the vice president of cloud at BlackBerry, launched the ...

BlackBerry is Releasing Heartbleed Security Updates

BlackBerry is Releasing Heartbleed Security Updates

BlackBerry said on Sunday it plans to release security updates for messaging software for Android and iOS devices by Friday, to address vulnerabilities in programs related to the "Heartbleed" security threat. Researchers last week warned that they had uncovered Heartbleed, a bug that targets the OpenSSL software commonly ...

BlackBerry’s QNX OS Tapped to Power Some Autonomous Cars

BlackBerry’s QNX OS Tapped to Power Some Autonomous Cars

BlackBerry’s QNX operating system may not be the hit in mobile phones that the company hoped, but one day QNX may be helping you with a different kind of mobility: the autonomous car. BlackBerry is working with VisLab, an Italian laboratory run by the University of Parma that focuses on computer vision research. One of ...

BlackBerry CEO: Company Has ‘No Intention’ of Abandoning Smartphones

BlackBerry CEO: Company Has ‘No Intention’ of Abandoning Smartphones

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has denied he would exit the smartphone business if it remains unprofitable for the Canadian company. His new statements come less than a day after being quoted by Reuters, which he now says took his words out of context. Here’s how the original article reads: "BlackBerry Ltd would consider ...

BlackBerry to End Licensing Agreement With T-Mobile

BlackBerry to End Licensing Agreement With T-Mobile

BlackBerry announced on Tuesday it will end its licensing agreement with T-Mobile when it expires on April 25th, meaning the fourth-largest carrier in the United States will soon no longer be able to sell BlackBerry products. In a press release, John Chen, BlackBerry's CEO, said although the two companies had "a positive ...