BlackBerry Limited Introduces Limited Edition Cobalt Blue Colored BlackBerry ClassicTM Smartphone
Jul 3 15
BlackBerry Limited announced that it has introduced a limited edition cobalt blue colored BlackBerry ClassicTM smartphone, adding to the growing list of color options, from traditional black, to classy white and now classic cobalt blue. The BlackBerry Classic is a no-nonsense smartphone that is built to meet the needs of productive people who appreciate the speed and accuracy that can be found with a physical QWERTY keyboard. The cobalt blue colored BlackBerry Classic is available starting from July 3, 2015 through ShopBlackBerry.com in the U.S., Canada, the UK and the Netherlands. This new color option will continue to roll out online and through authorized distributors in select countries, including Hong Kong and Italy. Although familiar in appearance, BlackBerry Classic upgrades the BlackBerry® Bold 9900 experience with: Three times faster browser; 60% more screen space; 50% longer battery life; and Greater variety of applications through BlackBerry World and the Amazon Appstore top features of the BlackBerry Classic that drive productivity, communications and collaboration include: BlackBerry Keyboard & Trackpad - The QWERTY keyboard has stood the test of time as the iconic BlackBerry feature that users know and trust. Crafted for optimal speed and accuracy, the BlackBerry Classic's QWERTY keyboard gives users the control and confidence to communicate quickly and clearly using one hand with a trackpad and classic navigation keys; BlackBerry Browser - The BlackBerry 10 web browser is amazingly fast and astoundingly beautiful. Access once favorite online content as it was meant to be seen, faster than ever before and with unlimited browser tabs; Screen & Battery - The BlackBerry Classic offers a form factor optimized for power communicators with a 3.5-inch touch screen display, 294 dpi HD resolution and Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 for greater durability. The BlackBerry Classic also offers a large battery capacity and battery optimization software. With up to 22 hours of battery power, one can be confident that BlackBerry Classic will be ready to deliver results when one need it; Premium Components - The BlackBerry Classic has been designed with high-quality materials and finishes to provide optimal grip and better protection from impact. From the protective outer frame that one machined from a solid block of stainless steel, to the drafted angle of the frame to provide better impact protection when dropped as well as more ergonomic in hand; BlackBerry® 10 OS- The BlackBerry Classic comes preloaded with the BlackBerry 10 operating system. With this operating system, users gain access to powerful features, including: BlackBerry® Blend - BlackBerry Blend brings messaging and content that is on the BlackBerry smartphone to the computer and tablet. Get instant message notifications, read and respond to work and personal email, BBMTM and text messages, and access the documents, calendar, contacts and media in real time on whatever device one is on, powered by the BlackBerry. BlackBerry® Assistant - The BlackBerry Assistant is BlackBerry's first digital assistant and can be used with voice and text commands to help users manage work and personal email, contacts, calendar and other native BlackBerry 10 applications. BlackBerry Assistant intelligently determines how to respond to user based on how user interact with it - if one type, it responds silently, if user speak, it speaks back and if user activate over Bluetooth, it speaks back with additional context because it assumes user might not have access to the screen. Dual app storefronts for a wealth of professional and popular apps: BlackBerry World - BlackBerry World showcases essential productivity apps for business professionals looking to drive efficient communications and collaboration. Amazon Appstore - Preloaded on BlackBerry Classic, users can access popular Android apps and games through the Amazon Appstore including Candy Crush Saga, Pinterest, Kindle for Android and Cut the Rope 2. Users can also scan Android apps for malware and privacy issues prior to installation using BlackBerry Guardian. BlackBerry® Hub - The one place to manage all user conversations - email, texts, BBM, phone calls, social media and more. User can even glance at what's next in your calendar. It's always available with a single swipe to help stay organized, in control and on top of all user conversations. BlackBerry Classic is built on BlackBerry's renowned secure operating system, with built-in protection against viruses, tampering and data leaks. The BlackBerry Classic is private by default, protecting users with encrypted email, web browsing and BBM.
BlackBerry Limited Unveils Blackberry Leap in Italy, Nigeria and South Africa
Jul 2 15
BlackBerry Limited has announced the availability of BlackBerry Leap smartphone in Italy, Nigeria, and South Africa. Beginning on July 02, 2015, young power professionals who want to get things done and companies looking for enterprise fleet renewals can now purchase BlackBerry Leap through selected carriers and partners. BlackBerry Leap features the latest BlackBerry 10.3.1 operating system, a brilliant edge-to-edge five-inch HD display and more than a full day's battery power. The features of the BlackBerry Leap include: security to maintain privacy, battery that powers through a full day; and best-in-class BlackBerry keyboard; BlackBerry Blend; BlackBerry Assistant and dual app storefronts. Users can feel safe in the knowledge that BlackBerry Leap was designed with the higher standards of security in mind to protect of privacy. It is equipped with support for encryption, plus built-in malware protection and back-up, wipe and restore. All to give control and help secure of data against the next embarrassing and potentially costly cyberattack. With up to 25 hours of heavy use, the BlackBerry Leap will power through even most demanding day. The impressive 2800 mAh battery and optimization of power consumption in BlackBerry 10 gives users more than a full day of productive usage. Users can type faster and more accurately on a touchscreen keyboard that learns how write. With superior error correction, multi-language support, customized adaption and flow, BlackBerry's touchscreen keyboard helps to reduce the mistakes and missteps that can hold back. BlackBerry Blend brings messaging and content that is on BlackBerry smartphone to computer and tablet. Get instant message notifications, read and respond to work and personal email, BBM or text messages, and access documents, calendar, contacts and media in real time on whatever device are on, powered by BlackBerry. BlackBerry Blend works across desktop operating systems, including Mac OS X 10.7 +, Windows 7+ and Android tablets running Android 4.4+ via cellular, USB or Wi-Fi connections. The BlackBerry Assistant is BlackBerry's first digital assistant and can be used with voice and text commands to help users manage work and personal email, contacts, calendar and other native BlackBerry 10 applications. It's the only smartphone assistant on the market that can access both personal and work content in work perimeter. BlackBerry Assistant intelligently determines how to respond to based on how interact with it if type, it responds silently, if speak, it speaks back and if activate over Bluetooth, it speaks back with additional context because it assumes might not have access to the screen. Dual app storefronts are preloaded for access to a huge selection of apps for work and play. BlackBerry World offers essential business and productivity apps for professionals looking to drive efficient communications and collaboration including Box, Evernote, Cisco WebEx Meetings and Documents to Go. Amazon Appstore discovers and downloads popular Android apps and games through the Amazon Appstore including Candy Crush Saga, Pinterest, SoundCloud, Kindle and Amazon Shopping.
BlackBerry Mulls Acquisitions
Jun 24 15
BlackBerry Limited (TSX:BB) is seeking acquisitions. BlackBerry has CAD 3.32 billion in cash and could use it for potential strategic acquisitions to bolster its software division, according to John Chen, Chief Executive Officer of BlackBerry.