BBM Now Available for Windows Phone Users

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August 1, 2014

BBM Now Available for Windows Phone Users

Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced a collaboration with Microsoft to bring BBM™ to Windows Phone 8 and higher.

“We are intent on bringing the most popular application experiences to Windows Phone, and with BBM, we are pleased to bring many of its top features to the Windows Phone platform,” said Bryan Biniak, Vice President and General Manager, Developer Experience, Microsoft. “BBM on Windows Phone brings our customers the secure, easy-to-use messaging experience they demand, and we expect that new features will roll out in the months to come.”

“As the popularity of BBM continues to grow, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand its availability to the Windows Phone community,” said John Sims, President Global Enterprise Services at BlackBerry. “The BBM app for Windows Phone shows our commitment to supporting cross-platform capabilities, and we are excited to be working with Microsoft to deliver a new level of collaboration to the Windows Phone platform.”

The BBM app for Windows Phone builds on the collaboration, privacy and security features that are at the core of the BBM experience loved by more than 85 million monthly active users around the world. Built specifically for the Windows Phone experience, BBM users will have a familiar, native user experience that embraces the clean, modern design of the Windows Phone UI.

Starting today, Windows Phone 8 users can download BBM and gain access to renowned features, including:

BBM Chats: The Chats page is your single destination for all your chats, including groups, multi-person and one-to-one. In a chat, you have lots of ways to share. You can attach a picture from your camera, add a voice note, send a contact, share a photo from your gallery or send your location. Chats also include BBM signature “D” and “R” notifications that allow users to know when messages are delivered and read.

  • BBM Groups: With BBM Groups, up to 50 people can be added to the conversation. Chat, share photos and schedules with even more friends.
  • Find Friends: Discover people you know that are also using BBM and invite them to your BBM contact list, from within the app. With the ability to easily share your PIN with your friends and family, connecting is easier than ever.
  • BBM Feeds: Feeds lets you see what’s happening with your BBM contacts. Here you will see when contacts update their status or profile photo. If you want to chat about one of their updates, just touch on their name and you’ll be taken to a chat. Here you can also quickly update your own status to share what you’re up to or what’s on your mind.
  • ‘Pin’ to Start: Pin BBM Groups and 1:1 chats to the Start screen for easy access to your most important chats

Additional features for BBM on Windows Phone will continue to be added in future releases.

Check out more information and a “How to video” on Inside BlackBerry.

 About BBM

Introduced in 2005, BBM set the standard for mobile messaging and continues to drive innovation in messaging and private social networking. Today, BBM is one of the largest private social mobile networks, driving real, active conversations. Customers love BBM for its privacy, controls and immediacy with Delivered and Read statuses and message-in-progress notices.

About BlackBerry

A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The Company trades under the ticker symbols “BB” on the Toronto Stock Exchange and “BBRY” on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit www.blackberry.com.

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How BlackBerry And Trend Micro Protect You From Malicious Apps

Originally posted on Inside BlackBerry for Business Blog:

Applications are a key component of any software platform, and BlackBerry is one of the leading platforms for mobile app development. In addition to all the apps in BlackBerry World, we’ve partnered with Amazon to make the Amazon Appstore available on BlackBerry 10 smartphones. This vibrant ecosystem gives users maximum choice and lets us place our emphasis on developing vital enterprise and productivity applications.

As leaders in mobile security, we at BlackBerry feel a strong responsibility to protect users’ privacy and security. I’m very proud to lead the team responsible for BlackBerry Guardian, a program that combines automated and manual analysis with Trend Micro’s Mobile App Reputation Service to comprehensively vet apps in our storefront. Apps submitted to BlackBerry World are continuously monitored to help protect customers from malware and privacy issues. If we identify a suspicious app, we investigate and take whatever action is needed to protect BlackBerry…

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The BlackBerry Passport IRL: Lasting Battery Life, 4 Microphones and 1 Touch-Enabled Keyboard

Originally posted on Inside BlackBerry:

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Earlier this week, I started to tell you about my experiences actually using the BlackBerry Passport (albeit a beta version). It has changed the way I work with its large square touch screen. At its core, this is a messaging powerhouse, built for writing and talking all day long. I can tell you right now, this device has the battery chops to back up all the conference calls, emails and browsing I do throughout the day, with more than enough juice to let me blast some tunes over Bluetooth for my commute home. When I get home I’m not running for the charger either… and if I forget to plug it in before bed (or am burning the midnight oil well into the night) it’s consistently still had enough charge to start the next day.

I Do Not Suffer from Range Anxiety.

I can now relate to electric vehicle…

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BlackBerry “Stop Missing Out” Campaign Begins Today

BlackBerry “Stop Missing Out” Campaign Begins Today

The BlackBerry “Stop Missing Out” campaign is back again, offering Malaysian customers the opportunity to stay connected, while joining in on the fun. Starting 14 July until 21 August 2014, fans and customers of BlackBerry will have the opportunity to enter a contest, for the chance to win fun-filled outings and activities with some of Malaysia’s top entertainers and celebrities, including gregarious pop star Aizat Amdan, popular TV host Daphne Iking, radio personality and adventure junkie Rina Omar, and lovable TV personality Nazrudin Rahman.
The Contest
Anyone purchasing the new BlackBerry Z3 will be eligible for five (5) entries into the contest, while customers with any other BlackBerry 10 smartphone will be awarded three (3) entries each. Any customers using a BlackBerry device running the BlackBerry 7 OS or earlier will gain one entry. To participate, users must submit their entries online by uploading a picture of how their BlackBerry keeps them connected. The picture has to include their BlackBerry device.
The winners will be picked at the end of the campaign, with five winners tagged to each celebrity. They will get to spend the day on exciting experiences such as going on a shopping spree, attending a gig or going on a foodie tour.
For more information on BlackBerry Malaysia’s “Stop Missing Out” campaign and to join the contest, log on to http://www.StopMissingOut.my.

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How to color code accounts in BlackBerry Hub using BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2.1

Originally posted on Inside BlackBerry Help Blog:

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Depending on how many accounts and services you have set up on your device, here’s a quick tip for applying a specific color to each account.

Doing so allows you to quickly identify which account a new interaction came through whenever you switch to the BlackBerry Hub on your smartphone :)

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