Items tagged with BlackBerry-10

BlackBerry has big on security, but according to the findings of German site GeekHeim, the Canadian company has a big, nasty security flaw in its own ranks. Apparently, when you set up an email account using BlackBerry 10’s email client, you’re unwittingly sharing your login credentials with BlackBerry. “If you use one of the main functions of the phone, the email client for POP and IMAP, the complete account information including user name and password are sent to BlackBerry server without warning, without notice, without option to turn off this behavior,” said Frank Rieger... Read more...
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has a massive amount of confidence in his company’s new BlackBerry 10 OS and associated devices, and now BlackBerry has a mass order for the devices to match. According to Bloomberg, the Canadian Tire Corp. has ordered 3,000 BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 handsets for its employees, which the company claims is the largest corporate order of BB10 devices yet. The enterprise space has always been BlackBerry’s biggest cash cow, so the company will need lots of volume sales like this one to take a substantial bite out of its competitor’s mobile market share.... Read more...
If a leaked photo posted at BlackBerryOS is real, button-mashing BB lovers have cause for joy, as the device has the iconic full keyboard. According to the poster, the phone is a “Curve-like” R-series device that will run BlackBerry 10. There are specs no available for the leaked device, but you can see that it’s silver and rather small. The size indicates that this will be a midrange option in the BlackBerry 10 family, which will be good news for users who aren’t interested in splurging on the BlackBerry Z10--which looks to cost $1,000 off contract (or a couple hundred... Read more...
Although he doesn’t mention any hard numbers, BlackBerry (the company formerly known as RIM) President and CEO Thorsten Heins (pictured) is apparently very happy with how the launch of the BlackBerry 10 OS and its accompanying pair of phones is going. In a release posted on BlackBerry’s site, Heins said that yesterday was the best launch day ever in Canada for a BlackBerry device--by a long shot. “In fact, it was more than 50% better than any other launch day in our history in Canada,” he said, adding that “In the UK, we have seen close to three times our best performance... Read more...
Dell has been rather quiet on the mobile front lately, and there’s good reason: the company is officially getting out of the smartphone game, rendering your Streak, Aero, and Venue handsets instant relics of mobile computing history. Dell’s Jeff Clarke (pictured) told Forbes, “It needs a lot of investments to really be successful,” which is something of an understatement. The smartphone market is intensely competitive, and it’s been getting uglier with the ongoing patent wars between giants Apple and Samsung. Nokia is fighting for a comeback powered by Windows Phone... Read more...
In many ways, RIM’s once mighty BlackBerry brand is now an also-ran in a mobile market that’s dominated by Android and iOS devices, but today’s news bodes well for the Canadian company. RIM announced that its BlackBerry 10 platform has received the prized FIPS 140-2 certification from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which means that government agencies and enterprises can deploy BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 from the first day of launch. Image credit: The Telegraph “Achieving FIPS 140-2 certification means that... Read more...