BBM users can ‘Retract’ their message and pictures from recipients. Plus, by setting a timer, users can control how long contacts can view messages and pictures that have been shared or communicate their location for only as long as they want to.
AtHoc develops secure emergency alert systems for governments and agencies. The platform supports iOS, Android, PCs, Macs, radios, IP phones, sirens, fire panels and even speakers. The acquisition will give BlackBerry access to a bevy of marquee customers and AtHoc’s platform could serve as the base for future services from BlackBerry.
The partnership with bring a version of Android OS with the security features of BES12 integrated into Android 5.0 Lollipop and Google Play for Work. The move will give Google an opportunity to break into the enterprise market while Blackberry can ward off attack from Apple in the market. The tie-up also gives wings to rumours of an Android-powered Blackberry device.
BlackBerry had 4,000 developers a couple of years ago which stands at over 49,000 today developing across BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS 7 platforms, says Prosenjit Sen, Director, Channel Sales, BlackBerry India.
At Rs 25k, the BlackBerry Q5 feels more solidly built than Android phones at this price range. The OS also performs a lot better. The roadblock to its adoption is unfortunately the apps, and that is one thing that we don’t see changing for the foreseeable future.
BlackBerry has officially unveiled the BlackBerry Q5 in India today. The mobile phone manufacturer has priced the device at Rs 24,990 and it will be available in stores starting tomorrow. The smartphone will be available in black, pure white and pure red colors.
The Q5 sports a 3.1-inch 720×720 capacitive touchscreen display (similar to that on the Q10) and a physical QWERTY keyboard that is very similar to that of the Curve.
SEBI says that these messaging services are being used by manipulators to spread sensitive information about their target stocks.
We take a look at BlackBerry 10 and the Z10 to see if BlackBerry has done enough to retain its customers and also draw new ones from iOS and Android.
RIM has launched Blackberry App world in India, enabling Blackberry users to use India specific apps on their phone. Few specific India apps include Hungama MyPlay, CNBC TV18 Moneycontrol, Mundu Radio and Arrowmatics.