Showing posts with label Blackberry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blackberry. Show all posts

Monday, March 16, 2015

Blackberry launches new secure tablet

Seeking to extend its range of secure mobile devices, BlackBerry Ltd said on Saturday it was launching a high-security tablet, developed with International Business Machines Corp and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.
The SecuTABLET, based on Samsung's Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and being presented by BlackBerry unit Secusmart at tech fair CeBIT 2015 in Germany, reflects the Canadian company's stress on secure connections for governments and businesses as it seeks to preserve a niche market after a drubbing in recent years at the hands of emerging smartphone makers such as Apple Inc.
“Security is ingrained in every part of BlackBerry’s portfolio, which includes voice and data encryption solutions,” said Dr. Hans-Christoph Quelle, chief executive officer of Secusmart GmbH, in a statement on the new device.
The device was undergoing certification by the German Federal Office for Information Security for secure rating, the statement said, adding that the new tablet used the same security technology as the Secusmart Security Card.

"Working alongside IBM and Samsung, we have added the last link in the chain of the Federal Security Network. Subject to certification of the SecuTABLET, German government agencies will have a new way to access BlackBerry’s most secure and complete communications network in the world,” Quelle said.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

BlackBerry unveils its mid-range 4G all-touch Leap smartphone

BlackBerry unveiled its new Leap smartphone today at Mobile World Congress. It’s a 5-inch all-touch 4G LTE device aimed at young professionals and features the latest version of BlackBerry 10 OS.
The Leap has a 720p screen, a 1.5Ghz processor, and 2GB of RAM along with 16GB of onboard storage. There’s also an MicroSD slot that supports cards up to 128GB, and a 2,800mAh battery that promises 25 hours of use on a single charge.

Those specs are modest by today’s standards, but not shabby by any means. The device also has an 8-megapixel camera in the rear that’s capable of shooting 1080p video at 30 fps, as well as a 2-megapixel shooter in front, which should do the trick for amateur shutterbugs.

What’s more exciting than those specs is the OS. BlackBerry 10 has a number of neat features, including Amazon Appstore for downloading Android apps, and the voice-activated BlackBerry Assistant that you can command to quickly search the Web and send messages.
The Leap sounds like it could be a decent buy for people buying their first business-oriented phone. However, we’ll have to wait and see if BlackBerry can keep the price low enough to compete with similarly specced Android devices on the market.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Blackberry 10.3.1 update starts rolling out to Blackberry 10 devices

Blackberry 10.3.1 update brings Blackberry Assistant, Amazon App Store, and more to Blackberry 10 smartphones.

Blackberry has announced the ver. 10.3.1 update for BlackBerry 10 smartphones including the BlackBerry Z30, Z3, Z10, Passport, Q10, Q5, and the Porsche Design P’9983 and P’9982 smartphones.

10.3.1 is the company's first major update since ver.10.2.1 last year and brings a whole new range of features and enhancements for Blackberry 10 users. It brings BlackBerry Blend which seamlessly connects your Blackberry to your computer or tablet, so you access your messages, mails and documents across different devices and platforms.

Users will also be able to get access to BlackBerry Assistant which uses voice and text commands to access emails, messages, set up meetings, etc. The update brings Instant Actions to BlackBerry Hub that allows you to quickly organize and action your inbox without having to go through each individual message.

Apart from Blackberry World, now the Amazon Appstore will come preinstalled on Blackberry 10, so users will have access to thousands of new games and apps. The Camera has got new features including automatic recommendations and an enhanced Time Shift mode. Users will now be able to capture images and record images at the same time.

Blackberry Meetings have been added to the latest OS update. It comes with a new meeting mode that will turn off notifications and set your phone to quiet mode during meetings. The update also brings keyboard shortcuts to Blackberry 10 devices. Blackberry has also added a Your Power Saving Profile which according to the company improves your smartphones battery life up to 15%.

The update has started rolling out in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa for the entire range of BlackBerry 10 smartphones. The company's latest handset, the Blackberry Classic comes preloaded with the software.