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Is the Comparisons done by reviewers on BlackBerry, Android and I-Phone correct?

There is a lot of comparisons between all three phones and most reviewers will sideline BlackBerry and go for Android or I-Phone, but there is one thing that the comparisons is wrong is Android and I-phone is meant for general consumers, where BlackBerry phones are meant for Corporate its like comparing a fighter jet with Commercial Airlines and a heavy tractor with a Sedan. So the whole comparison is wrong. I think its what you use your phone for, I have I-phone, Android and BlackBerry and i use them for different purpose, BlackBerry is a work phone, it is stable, allows work to be done, i use it for remote access to my PC when i am oversea and it work like a charm, but i can’t do that on android or i-phone,as it will lagged get disconnected too frequently for any work to be done.

So for those who write a review they should be comparing the correct category of items and not comparing and orange with an apple. For those that really need work to be done, and you have not try the BlackBerry Passport i suggest you try it first, the reviews done by some do not do any justice to the device itself.

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How BBM Channels Are Leading the Convergence of Social and Mobile Media

Originally posted on Inside BlackBerry for Business Blog:

BBM ChannelsMass marketing — reaching the largest number of people possible — used to mean national TV, radio, newspapers and magazines. Not anymore. Today, mass marketing is increasingly happening through mobile and social media. BBM Channels combines the best of both.

BBM Channels is a social networking feature inside your BBM app. A BBM Channel is like a Facebook page or a Tumblr blog in that it’s a place to post messages and pictures, and also interact with people. But because it lives inside BBM, Channels is all about facilitating conversations, helping you directly connect with brands you like and chat with others about topics that interest you.

Keep ’em Separated

At its heart, BBM is a mobile messaging app, a tool that allows you to securely connect with colleagues, friends and family in real time. BBM has also evolved to become something bigger: a platform where consumers and companies can…

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Check it Out: BlackBerry Passport Rocks Leading Apps Via the Amazon Appstore on BB OS 10.3

Originally posted on Inside BlackBerry:

In case you didn’t know, the Amazon Appstore’s inclusion in the BlackBerry 10.3 update will transform the end-user experience, coinciding with the BlackBerry Passport’s release.

This is looking to be a serious incentive for those already considering switching from other platforms.

Coming pre-installed on BlackBerry Passport at release, the Amazon Appstore delivers a huge selection of free and paid apps that can run on all BlackBerry 10.3+-generation devices (and the free app of the day doesn’t hurt, either).

With the integration of the Amazon Appstore into BlackBerry 10.3, you’ll just tap on the Appstore icon, make your purchase, and revel as you enjoy your freedom!

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Easy As Pushing a Button

With BlackBerry 10.3, accessing a wealth of apps is as easy as pushing a button (okay, you’re actually tapping an icon, but you get the meaning).

I was really impressed by the way the Passport runs Android apps. There’s a…

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How to find a lost BlackBerry 10 smartphone using BlackBerry Protect

Originally posted on Inside BlackBerry Help Blog:

It’s a scenario no one wants to encounter but here’s a quick overview how you can help locate your BlackBerry 10 smartphone using BlackBerry Protect if you can’t find it.

Tip: Using a BlackBerry OS device? Check out this post for help locating your device using BlackBerry Protect.

Step 1 – Enable BlackBerry Protect and turn on Location Services

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Why your Company should choose BlackBerry, the most secure MDM and Enterprise software and hardware in one

BlackBerry Today

  • BlackBerry is a mobile solution company that services the needs of customers looking for secure technologies that drive productivity, communications and collaboration.
  • BlackBerry has more than 44,000 patents, a suite of smartphones, the most secure enterprise mobility management platform and a popular messaging service that will be parlayed into a secure enterprise service for those customers looking for an end-to-end mobile solution.
  • In addition, our QNX embedded solution creates the building blocks for BlackBerry to deliver machine-to-machine technologies that will act as the backbone to the emerging era of the Internet of Things.
  • BlackBerry manages the mobile infrastructure of over tens of thousands of customers worldwide, including all G7 governments, 16 of the G20 governments and 10 out of 10 largest global enterprises in each of the pharmaceutical, law firm and automotive industries.
  • BlackBerry will continue to be the number one player for customers who care about productivity and enterprise mobility. BlackBerry is synonymous with security and privacy—it is built into everything we do, and we have been doing it longer and better than anyone else in the industry.
  • While we have a focus on the enterprise market, we still have a very compelling proposition for our retail customers who see the value in our iconic keyboard and productivity feature and application set. BlackBerry has invested years of research and development to create the world’s best mobile keyboard, and that will continue to be a fundamental differentiating focus for us.

 

Enterprise Business

  • BlackBerry is poised to tackle current and future challenges in enterprise mobility. We’ve taken the time to listen closely to our enterprise and government customers. And, in short order we have:
  • Developed a new BES12 platform that takes customers beyond EMM to application-enabled mobile environments.
    • Opened our mobility ecosystem by enabling AirWatch, Citrix, IBM and SAP to be the first MDM companies to manage BlackBerry 10 devices.
    • Made it significantly easier to migrate or upgrade to BES12 thanks to the EZ Pass Migration Program.
  • MDM has become table stakes; it’s no longer a meaningful point of differentiation. The differentiation for BlackBerry will be our ability to enable secure, productive mobile communications, collaboration and other applications.
    • The BlackBerry end-to-end experience will always be the paradigm, but we also help customers manage the full range of their mobility requirements—from the most open multi-platform BYOD environments to the most secure corporate-only use cases.
  • For more than a decade, BlackBerry has been the valued and trusted partner to global government agencies and enterprises, especially in the regulated industries.
    • BlackBerry remains the dominant mobile device management leader with an installed base of customers that is significantly larger than our top 3 competitors combined. 
    • Government and corporate customers around the world continue to rely on the unmatched security of BlackBerry. BlackBerry customers include all G7 governments, 16 of the G20 governments, and 10 out of 10 largest global enterprises.
    • BlackBerry 10 recently became the first and only mobility solution to receive Full Operational Capability (FOC) from DISA to run on DoD networks.
  • BlackBerry provides the industry’s most comprehensive mobile security platform, and we’re committed to advancing mobile security in order to continue delivering the unique level of protection BlackBerry customers rely upon.
  • No other company can claim BlackBerry’s security milestones including:
    • BlackBerry 10 is the first mobile solution to earn “Full Operational Capability” level of certification for operation on U.S. Department of Defense Networks.
    • BES10 and BlackBerry 10 smartphones were the first to be approved by NATO for classified communications up to “Restricted” level
    • Working with Secusmart, BlackBerry is the only vendor able to provide mobile devices that include anti-eavesdrop technology that meets the requirements of government organizations around the globe, including the German government.
  • The BlackBerry security model is the only model in the industry that encompasses hardware, manufacturing (supply chain), software, service authentication, VPN and behind the firewall management into a single end-to-end solution.
    • BlackBerry products and solutions are protected by best-in-class AES 256-bit encryption, a highly secure, internationally recognized data protection standard.
  • Security is at the core of what enables us to provide the mobile-first capabilities that enable enterprises to be more productive in the workplace.
  • BlackBerry has an aggressive plan to continue to lead the enterprise mobility market while also developing a broader set of tools and value-add services.
  • Today, BlackBerry has the largest enterprise mobility management install base in the industry, an unparalleled global infrastructure, and the deepest understanding of how to provide secure, productive mobile collaboration and communications in the enterprise space.
  • Our goal is to remain the number one provider of EMM solutions, with BES10 today and BES12 later this year, and we’re focused on providing our customers with increased choice and flexibility in how they will meet their employees’ mobility needs.

 

Consumer Privacy

  • BlackBerry® is synonymous with security; it’s baked into our solutions, deep in our DNA. We use the same countermeasures developed for heads of state to protect individual privacy.
  • For messaging, we have BBM®, BlackBerry®’s award winning instant messaging application, which relies on an anonymous PIN number to uniquely identify each user. Unlike most solutions in the market that rely on the user’s phone number or their email address, the unique PIN provides absolute anonymity. A user must share their PIN with another to connect over BBM® because we value the user’s privacy over viral growth.
  • Instead of asking millions of BlackBerry® users to purchase download and maintain anti-virus software on their devices, we scan each and every app in our cloud with BlackBerry®’s multi-layered approach for app-vetting. BlackBerry® Guardian and Trend Micro’s reputation engine ensure that apps that don’t meet our stringent security and privacy specifications are never on offer on our storefront.
  • Built into our operating system, Parental Controls provide clear options to restrict access to specific BlackBerry functions, features and applications such as the Browser and Messaging amongst others. BlackBerry Protect allows for tracking of lost or stolen devices to protect their users and the information they hold.blackberry_hq