I’ve always said that BlackBerry OS 10 is the best mobile platform for communications and it turns out that some recent experiences confirm that is still the case today even with the latest and greatest smartphones.My cousin texted me a couple of days ago asking if I could help fix a new issue with his Samsung Galaxy S6. All of his Facebook contacts were now missing from the contacts application. After testing various Android phones I found it wasn’t working for me either. It turns out that Facebook disabled contact syncing sometime over the past two months.
Stacey Jones doesn’t have time to waste. In her multiple roles as fashion director for As If magazine, a large-format luxury fashion and art magazine, as well as a cutting-edge stylist and creative director for a fashion line, Jones must stay on track and focused at all times to get her job done.Jones is rarely working on one thing at a time, and she says her BlackBerry Passport is her essential multi-tasking tool. On the day we spoke with her, she was working on a photo shoot, checking out the latest fashion news, looking at images of design samples from her design team, taking photos and posting images on Instagram, answering emails and texts, all from her Passport.If As If isn’t a household name along the lines of Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue or Marie Claire, just wait. In only seven issues, it’s won more than 40 national and international platinum and gold awards for best new magazine, best editorial design, best art direction and best photography. Under Jones’s direction, it’s featured layouts with luminaries including Daniel Radcliffe, Christina Ricci and Uzo Aduba in gorgeous, artistic photos.
Blackberry’s latest smartphone Blackberry Priv is yet another new invention by Blackberry after its Blackberry Passport which did manage to get some good reviews. Blackberry Priv is unique and very different than any other smartphones out there in the market. Because it reminds us of the old days slider phones that we used
– A new BlackBerry smartphone has been spotted in GFXBench listings tipping that the company may be testing use of Samsung’s Exynos chips in its devices.Spotted first by a Weibo user, the BlackBerry smartphone is codenamed as STV100-1 in GFXBench listings. According to the benchmark listings, the handset will feature a 5.1-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) and pack Samsung’s octa-core Exynos 7420 processor clocked at 2.1GHz. Other specifications include 3GB of RAM; 32GB inbuilt storage; a 16-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front-camera. At the moment, details on the BlackBerry STV100-1 are limited.To recall, Samsung’s Exynos chipsets, apart from being used in Galaxy range of the device, have been used by other handset makers as well. Meizu launched its new flagship smartphone, the Pro 5, in September featuring the Samsung’s Exynos 7420 octa-core processor.Back in April, Android benchmark app AnTuTu claimed that Samsung’s Galaxy S6 topped in benchmarks with an AnTuTu score of 67,520 beating other high-end smartphones. We can expect BlackBerry to target high-end segment with its new Exynos-powered smartphone.
A topic close to the heart of many of our readers, the much loved Canadian handset company has experienced some turbulent times in the past few years. There’s no denying that they have made some excellent phones, but they are in the middle of a turnaround at the moment (event T-Mobile US’ John Legere recently said “they’re on the up”) in a bid to regain market share, as well as focus on areas such as security software and device management.In today’s article, James Rosewell, Founder and CEO of 51Degrees offers his opinion and some facts about the rise and fall (and rise again?) of Blackberry.Until a few years ago, it was rare for businessmen and women to venture far from their trusty BlackBerry devices. In late 2007, BlackBerry took the mobile market by storm with the launch of its 8800 series, which became one of the first widely used connected, ‘smart’ devices. It may have been a far cry from the smartphone as we know it now but the 8800 series generated more than 10 million sales around the world which helped Blackberry hit its highest estimated worth of £49 billion.
EVP Billy Ho on Why Gartner Gives WatchDox by BlackBerry the Top [3.41/5] Score for “High Security” among EFSS Solutions 2nd Year in RowWatchDox11.24.15 / Nicholas C. Greene0 CommentsShare A few months ago, Gartner recognized WatchDox by BlackBerry as a Visionary in its EFSS Magic Quadrant for the second year in a row[i]. We also found WatchDox’s approach to Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing to be unique and superior – which is why we acquired WatchDox back in May. WatchDox’s data-centric architecture follows files wherever they go, protecting critical enterprise data regardless of how, where, or by whom it’s accessed.Now the analyst firm has recognized WatchDox again, this time in its annual Critical Capabilities for EFSS report[ii], which analyzes and scores the top 16 EFSS solutions on the market. I had the opportunity to sit down for a brief discussion on the report with Billy Ho, BlackBerry’s Executive Vice President of Enterprise Products and Value Added Solutions. I also got insight on precisely why WatchDox comes so highly recommended by analysts and enterprise customers.
How PRIV Sets the Bar for Android PrivacyPRIV by BlackBerry10.16.15 / David Kleidermacher97 CommentsShare If you use an Android device today, chances are that it’s not protecting your privacy. According to a study published earlier this week by Cambridge University researchers, nearly 9 out of 10 Android devices are exposed to a critical vulnerability that puts your communications and personal data at risk.It’s not a good situation. However, we at BlackBerry think we can do better. BlackBerry’s new PRIV™ security-enhanced smartphone will bring BlackBerry mobile privacy, security and productivity to the Android world. With full access to Google Mobile Services, the Google Play app store, the latest hardware specs, and a revolutionary slide-out, touch-enabled keyboard, PRIV offers a no-compromise user experience to privacy-minded consumers and enterprises.
How Piers Morgan’s BlackBerry Passport Keeps the World Coming to HimCustomer Q&A11.24.15 / Vicki C. Walker2 CommentsShare When Piers Morgan isn’t busy covering the news, he’s likely making headlines on his own. The British journalist and television personality has a keen eye for knowing what people are interested in, and his brash, bold personality ensures that the news he uncovers will be noticed.
Journey back to 1985 to explore a future of personal computing that never quite came to pass. A film about the legendary Amiga system.
With the release of the AmigaOne X5000 fast approaching, our manufacturers have started shipping the Cyrus+ production motherboards to our supplier. The production board is designated version 2.2 and is equipped with a silent CPU cooling fan and improved CPU fan control firmware. A new “Boing Ball” case design is also being released for the AmigaOne X5000 system.
Source: Trevor’s Amiga Blog