Jan 31

BlackBerry News Weekly 32 – Embrace the change?

This week BlackBerry announced the integration of WatchDox and Good into BES12 and have some webinars coming up to give an insight into Good Secure EMM Suites has to offer. The PRIV also say a bunch of updates for the BlackBerry apps, including BBM, Hub, Calendar, Keyboard, Camera and more. I also discuss a blog that made its way around during the week with regards to the future of BlackBerry 10, so note, there is a bit of a rant in this week’s show. Continue reading

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Jan 29

BlackBerry News Weekly 31 – More PRIV Everywhere

Nothing too big in the world of BlackBerry this week. We saw the PRIV by BlackBerry roll out to a few more countries and it will be heading to T-Mobile this week. The Built for BlackBerry program for developers has ended and I give my thoughts on why I think BlackBerry should make their virtual keyboard available to all Android phones. Continue reading

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Jan 20

BlackBerry News Weekly 30 – Updates

It was a quiet week on the BlackBerry front but there were a few notable things that came up. Canadian PM, Justin Trudeau, visited BlackBerry HQ, Good Technology apps and servers received highest level of certification. There were also some OS update roll outs for both the Priv and BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Enjoy the show. Continue reading

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Jan 10

BlackBerry News Weekly 29 – CES 2016 and QNX

Back to regular scheduling and in the past week CES 2016 happened. BlackBerry was there and pumped out a few press releases, most of which were QNX related. That was expected though. Though there was some BlackBerry specific news in terms of BlackBerry Priv carrier availability in the U.S., as well as a teeny bit of news regarding the Android Marshmallow update. We also saw John Chen have to reiterate the fact that BlackBerry 10 is far from dead. Happy listening. Continue reading

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Jan 03

BlackBerry News Weekly 28 – Happy 2016

Back a week earlier than scheduled. There wasn’t really much in the news over the Christmas period but on the last day of the year, BlackBerry announced via their blog site that they would be continuing their operations in Pakistan. The PRIV was also reported to be heading to T-Mobile on January 26, 2016. In this episode, I also give some more thoughts on the PRIV by BlackBerry. Happy listening. Continue reading

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Dec 20

BlackBerry News Weekly 027 – 2015 and PRIV impressions

It’s a jam packed episode and runs just about an hour. This episode was originally planned as a look back over the year in the world of BlackBerry. However, there was a lot of news and things to talk about following the Q3 FY2016 earning’s call. Plus, I also (finally) received my PRIV and I give a mini review, having only used the phone four days at the time of recording. I still go through a quick year in review. Hope you enjoy the podcast. Continue reading

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Dec 13

BlackBerry News Weekly 026 – Stock up

Lots of new again this week. We saw an update to BBM on both BlackBerry 10 and Android. The BlackBerry stock price went up after the PRIV sold out at Walmart. And yes, Walmart started selling the PRIV during the week. A few other tidbits were in the news too, including some QNX news. Happy listening. Continue reading

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Dec 06

BlackBerry News Weekly 025 – Ask Me Anything

We’ve got two weeks worth of news to catch up on this week. While last week was fairly quiet on the news front, this week made up for it and there is a lot to talk about. There was the Reddit AMA, the #PRIVbyBlackBerry was taken apart and dipped in gold and BlackBerry also ended all operation in Pakistan. This episode runs just under an hour but you’ll see, there was lots to talk about. Continue reading

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Nov 22

BlackBerry News Weekly 024 – A PRIV for you

This week BlackBerry gave away 40 PRIV’s to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Good Morning America. COO Marty Beard was on hand to help hand them out. BlackBerry was also named in Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators and John Chen himself made it in to the Top 50 most powerful business people in Canada. A little more PRIV talk this week too, although we still haven’t got our hands on one yet. Hope you enjoy the show! Continue reading

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