BlackBerry tires of leaks, takes legal action against leakers

HTC isn't the only company doing a terrible job of keeping its products under wraps. BlackBerry has also suffered some recent leaks about its product pipeline, and the premature release of information has moved the company to take action by seeking legal punishment for the person who leaked the information. BlackBerry CEO John Chen has posted a blog saying that someone recently posed as a carrier partner in order to gain access to its...

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OneDrive cloud connection makes its way to BlackBerry 10

Funny thing about this cloud service trend; it's designed to let us upload and access data anywhere, but not all cloud storage providers make their services easily available on all mobile platforms. Microsoft's OneDrive has previously been supported only on Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone, but with today's release of Connect to Microsoft OneDrive, BlackBerry 10 users can store their cloud apps as reliably as people on other...

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BBM Voice and BBM Channels added for Android and iPhone

BlackBerry Messenger has been updated to support two new important features, including the ability to make free voice calls on Android and iPhone devices. Now anyone with an Android, BlackBerry, or iPhone can place free voice calls to other BBM users provided they have Wi-Fi, which offers the best connection, or a strong data collection. Another new feature is BBM Channels, which are basically groups built around a specific topic....

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BlackBerry makes it easer to find your friends using BBM

One of the biggest problems with BlackBerry Messenger, aside from convincing friends and family to use the cross-platform messaging client, is the awkward process to connect with others. BlackBerry has announced a fix for that problem by releasing a Find Friends feature for Android and iPhone that makes it easier to link up with other BBM users that you know. Find Friends works by scanning your contacts list and cross-referencing it...

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BlackBerry 10.2 now available with FM Radio, lock screen actions, and picture passwords

BlackBerry has released version 10.2.1 of its BlackBerry 10 operating system, adding "hundreds of new enhancements" designed to make the software more useful and faster. The update is rolling out to users today, but availability will vary because it's subject to carrier approval. That means someone with an unlocked phone should easily be able to download BB10 version 10.2.1 on an unlocked phone in Europe, but someone with a...

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BlackBerry’s next important smartphone won’t have a keyboard even though it’s likely buyers want one

BlackBerry announced weeks ago that it will partner with Foxconn to manufacture its “Jakarta” smartphone that it is designed to sell in Indonesia and Asia, the few markets where BlackBerry is still among the most popular devices. However, the phone is rumored to remove a core component that makes the device popular - the keyboard. BGR claims that insiders have “confirmed” that the Jakarta will not feature a keyboard. Aside from the...

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