The Pentagon has cleared BlackBerry 10 connected via BES 10 and Samsung Android devices connected via Samsung’s Android Knox, for use within the Department of Defense (DoD).
With a very large percentage of BlackBerry devices already being used within the Pentagon (470,000 out of 600,000), the role of BlackBerry including devices and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 continues to be important and relevant for security conscious organisations.
The approval allows all DoD customers to use the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 smartphones, and BlackBerry PlayBook tablets on DoD networks.
It’s always recommended to Backup as often as possible to safeguard your data. On this note, both iTunes and iCloud can back up the data on your iPhone and iPad.
Follow these steps to back up your previous device and then restore the backup to your newly purchased device. Your saved messages, email accounts, photos, notes, and other personal settings will be transferred to your new device. Continue reading →
With more than 60 battery saving improvements in the last update to BB10, users in various online forums have reported the Z10 battery life has improved quite a bit. As the battery life varies depending on how you use your BlackBerry 10 device, to help battery power last longer, try any or all of the following: Continue reading →
BlackBerry ID is designed to allow a convenient and secure method to authenticate the identity across various BlackBerry related products and services. This allows for seamless transferring and sharing of information across the products or services that the account has been authorised for. (Example: A user can have the same BlackBerry ID authenticated to a BlackBerry smartphone and a BlackBerry PlayBook to share billing information for purchases with BlackBerry App World.)
Due to this sharing of information, it is not recommended to share a BlackBerry ID between multiple users.
BlackBerry Link was patched to its latest release v188.8.131.52 to include the above mentioned updated features. The syncing of contacts, calendar and other PIM data was missed as BlackBerry initially thought all BB10 users will be synchronising wirelessly. Continue reading →
Last night at 11pm, Samsung unveiled their latest edition to the Galaxy range, the Galaxy S4.
The Galaxy S4 includes a rear facing 13MP resolution camera and a front facing 2MP resolution camera as well as a 4G, NFC, 2GB RAM and a 1.9 GHz quad core processor. It also features the latest Gorilla Glass 3 as well as the traditional HD Super AMOLED display that measures 5 inches and will run Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) upon an expected release in April. Continue reading →
RIM (now rebranded as “BlackBerry”) today have launched 2 BlackBerry devices. The BlackBerry Z10 touchscreen and Q10 with a Qwerty keyboard. Both devices will be touch screen and based on the established QNX platform. The Z10 is ready to go on sale tomorrow by all providers and the Q10 in a couple of months.
The BlackBerry Z10 will deliver an industry leading 4.2″ display with 356PPI and 768 x 1280 pixels. It is LTE Ready, powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz ARM processor with 2GB of RAM, 16GB on device storage (expandable through the use of a microSD card) and a 1800mAh battery. The Z10 requires a micro SIM, like the iPhone 4S or Samsung Galaxy S III and measures 130 x 65 x 9mm with a weight of 135g. The rear camera is 8-megapixel and the forward facing camera at 2 megapixels and able to record in HD 1080p. Continue reading →
Research In Motion today announced that its new Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution, BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, is now available for download. BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 re-invents RIM’s EMM by bringing together device management, industry leading security, and mobile applications management for BlackBerry smartphones, BlackBerry PlayBook tablets, and new BlackBerry 10 smartphones in a consolidated solution. It also provides a single console for managing BlackBerry, Android and iOS devices. Continue reading →
Bob El-Hawary, Senior Director of Channel Accounts at Research In Motion has been speaking with Vodafone about the upcoming BB10 platform. BlackBerry’s new operating system, set to run on a new breed of advanced handsets, will take centre stage at the official launch on 30th January. Continue reading →