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BBM for Android Gingerbread: It’s Finally Here!

BBM for Android Gingerbread: It’s Finally Here!

In January 2014, BlackBerry hinted a special release of BBM for Android Gingerbread users was in the works. There was a fair bit of chatter since then that BBM for Android Gingerbread was coming to town. After much anticipation, the popular messaging service has finally been made available for Android Gingerbread users since 19 February 2014!

Helpful Links:Download it now on Google Play for free or visit http://www.BBM.com from your Android Gingerbread smartphone.Do also check out what Jeff Gadway, Head of Product and Brand Marketing for BBM had to say about this new release: http://blogs.blackberry.com/2014/02/bbm-gingerbread/

With 21 per cent of the global Android user base running on Gingerbread, this is indeed an exciting move to welcome plenty of new users to the BBM community. #BBM4ALL

BBM Voice and BBM Channels Now Available for Android and iPhone Customers

BBM Voice and BBM Channels Now Available for Android and iPhone Customers

NEWS RELEASE

February 14, 2014

BBM Voice and BBM Channels Now Available for Android and iPhone Customers

New features also include simple file and photo sharing, location sharing, over 100 new emoticons and Dropbox integration for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry Smartphones

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – A new version of BBM™ will be available later today for Android™, iPhone and BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) customers, giving them lots of exciting new features. Android and iPhone customers will now be able to make free voice calls to BBM contacts over a Wi-Fi® or data connection with BBM Voice*, as well as access BBM Channels. In addition, BBM customers on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry** smartphones will have more to chat about with fast one-click sharing of photos, documents, voice notes and more. BBM customers will also be able to share their live location for a specified amount of time with other BBM contacts by using location sharing, powered by Glympse, and will have 100 new emoticons available to help them say what’s on their mind.

“BBM continues to deliver new functionality as a premier messaging platform that provides a simple and effective way to stay connected. Today’s announcement gives Android and iPhone customers the rich experience of BBM Voice and BBM Channels – two great ways to connect with friends, family and colleagues, to build out communities around shared interests, and to follow your favorite people and brands,” said John Sims, President, Global Enterprise Solutions at BlackBerry. “BBM continues to quickly evolve as a social mobile platform for consumers as well as for business customers through innovative features that give you great new ways to connect and share with each other.”

BBM Channels

BBM Channels lets customers chat with other BBM users about topics that interest them. Customers can join channels about a range of topics from products, hobbies and sports to entertainment, fashion, cars and more. Channels can be created by brands, businesses and BBM customers alike and are a great way to communicate directly and immediately with people who share common interests in the broader BBM community.

By posting to their channel, channel owners immediately reach their subscribers with a message that can spark discussions. “Scheduled chat hours” allow BBM customers to have live chats with the channel owner – a great way to engage directly with their favorite channels one on one.

BBM Channels maintains the BBM core values of immediacy, privacy and control. Because BBM Channels live right inside BBM, BBM customers get notified the moment one of the channels they follow has a new post, or when someone responds to their comments.

With BBM Channels, customers can engage with brands or other customers without having to add them to their contact lists, thereby maintaining a high level of privacy. With BBM Channels, customers have the discretion to opt in only to channel brands that are relevant to them and always have control over the channels they subscribe to, while channel owners have control over how subscribers interact with their channel.

For brands and businesses, BBM Channels provides a new way to interact and connect with a highly engaged and targeted mobile audience. There are thousands of brands already using BBM Channels to engage with their customers. More on BBM Channels:

o Open, yet private. Channel owners control the conversation on their channels. Channel owners can choose to: allow subscribers to comment on posts freely or to approve them first; let subscribers chat with them directly anytime, or set chat hours; they can interact with subscribers without ever giving out personal details, or adding them as a personal BBM Contact. And with private channels, channel owners can keep in touch with closer circles on an invite-only basis.

o Channel reporting. Each channel has its own performance dashboard built right in. Channel owners can see stats on how subscribers are engaging with their channel, how many people have viewed each post and how the subscriber base is growing.

o It’s fast and easy. Start a channel right from a BlackBerry, iPhone or Android smartphone. It only takes a few minutes to set up a BBM Channel and once it is set up, posting to it is as simple as choosing a photo and adding a short message.

Location Sharing

With location sharing powered by Glympse, customers can now share their real-time location with one or several BBM contacts for a specified amount of time – perfect for when people are running late, out with friends and more. BBM puts control in the customers’ hands, allowing them to specify how long they want to share their location for, by setting a timer. When the timer runs out the customers’ location becomes private again.

Dropbox Support

Built-in support for Dropbox™ makes it easy to send large files like presentations and videos. With Dropbox built in to BBM, you can send a file from your personal cloud directly to a BBM contact. On the receiving end, you can save the file directly to your smartphone or add it to your Dropbox account.

Emoticons

BBM customers have been asking for more emoticons, and now more than 100 new emoticons have been added to help you express yourself. Many of the new emoticons came from ideas submitted by customers!

BBM continues to connect friends, family and colleagues across a myriad of mobile networks, as the standard for mobile instant messaging with a fast, reliable, and engaging experience that puts control of privacy and personal information back in the customers’ hands.

Useful Links:

Read more about the latest of BBM here on Inside BlackBerry.

About BBM

Introduced in 2005, BBM set the standard for mobile instant 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 http://www.blackberry.com.

* BBM customers and their contacts will need to have BBM Voice, a data plan and Wi-Fi coverage to make calls to each other. Data charges may apply.

**The new version of BBM on BlackBerry (BBM v.10.3) will be available on BlackBerry 10. BlackBerry OS5 and above will also be updated but will not include location sharing or Dropbox integration. For a full list of the new features of BBM, please visit http://www.bbm.com.

Open Standards and Cross Platform Development for BES10

BYOD is a reality in enterprise that brings challenges to IT and development staff. Learn how BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 and the cross platform application development support BlackBerry provides can help with the development and deployment of enterprise apps across, BlackBerry, iOS and Android devices. For more information visit http://www.developer.blackberry.com

Aptoide – Easy way to find huge collections of APKs Directly

Aptoide – Easy way to find huge collections of APKs Directly

For those who already installed LEAKED BlackBerry 10.2.1. Aptoide will make it easier for you to install APKs.

To get APKs install on your device is very easy ;

1. Download Aptoide from here: https://m.aptoide.com/
2. Install Aptoide and open it up, swipe to the right.
3. You should be under the “available” tab. Click add store.
4. Type in “bb10store.store.aptoide.com” and click add store.
5. BB10Store should now be under your available stores.

Source : via nerdberry

Max Mobile Security for BlackBerry 10 updated to v6.0.0.52

Max Mobile Security for BlackBerry 10 updated to v6.0.0.52

Max Mobile Security is one of the security app that you can’t live without, now they have updated to v6.0.0.52 to address the increasing virus and malware threat from Android Apps. The current update include:-

– Updated with APK scanner which will scan selected APK files for viruses and file
  permission.
– APK Scanner will also show the threat level imposed by APK as far as security and privacy
  is concerned.
– Updated UI

Press Release

Pune, India (January 4th, 2013) – Max Secure Software announces the release of the ninth version of Max Mobile Security for BlackBerry® 10 (NASDAQ: BBRY). The update adds Advance APK Scanner and other improvements.

Advance APK Scanner allows the user to scan APK files not only for malware but also for its permissions and privacy risk. It checks & displays the APK’s permissions and also the privacy risk to the user. It categorizes the android app in 3 levels depending on its privacy risk: low, moderate and critical.

“With OS 10.2.1 allowing direct apk installation, the apk scanner will help protect our users from android threats,” said Sanjay Pradhan, CEO and Founder of Max Secure Software. Also in the new version, the safe browser has been updated with added features and enhanced browsing speed.

It will be a free update for the current users of Max Mobile Security, available in BlackBerry World.

Why use the APK Scanner in Max Mobile Security?
Since over 90% of the Android malware comes from 3rd party app stores and unofficial sources increasing the threat for BlackBerry 10 users. The APK scanner scans for malware, displays permissions and also assigns the privacy threat level for each APK.

Next up for BBM… a preview of what is coming!

The BBM team haven’t slowed down since launching BBM for iPhone and Android in October and BBM Channels for BlackBerry 10 and BBOS in November. They have been working on some new ways to make it faster and easier to share with your BBM contacts. Whether it’s talking with BBM Voice, connecting over a BBM Channel, sending a quick photo, or even sharing your location, there’s more to BBM than just chatting. Here’s what’s up next from BBM:

1. BBM Voice for iPhone and Android

bbmscreen1Or as I like to say, free voice calls to any BBM contact anywhere in the world! Just another way that BBM helps to bring you together with people when you can’t be there in person – without having to pay long distance charges

2. BBM Channels for iPhone and Android

bbmscreens21BBM Channels are a great way to join conversations happening with the BBM community beyond your contact list. By creating your own channel you can start conversations sparked by your thoughts, ideas and passions. Subscribing to a BBM channel lets you join conversations with others who share your interests.

3. Faster and easier sharing – from photos to voice notes, your location and more

bbmscreens3BBM chats happen fast – so fast it’s like you’re there in the same room. Now you can share just about anything with that same speed. Share photos in a snap, send a voice note with just one touch and more. And get this, you can even share your location, live, for a limited time with any contact you choose. When the timer runs out your location is private again. Perfect for when you’re meeting up with friends, stuck in traffic or lost at a concert

4. Lots of new emoticons

bbmemoticonsSpeaking of emoticons, ask and ye shall receive. We’ve got loads of new emoticons to help you make your point. 100 new emoticons in all! This includes a bunch that came from you, our fans. We can’t wait for you to meet all our new emoticons from ROTFL, Epic Fail, Face palm, a serious hug and yes, even a smiley-poo.

BlackBerry Beta Zone Wants Android Users To Test Out BBM for Android, Opens Up Waiting List

BlackBerry Beta Zone Wants Android Users To Test Out BBM for Android, Opens Up Waiting List

The BlackBerry Beta Zone is reaching out to as many Android users as possible to get on the BBM beta program as it’s starting up. Currently, the program is listed as “full,” but you can still sign up for the waiting list, and be notified when the program expands. Head over to the Beta Zone and sign up now.

Over 40 Million iOS and Android users now on BBM in Last 60 Days!

Over 40 Million iOS and Android users now on BBM  in Last 60 Days!

In BlackBerry’s announcement of their Q3 fiscal 2014 earnings report it was unveiled BBM’s latest statistics. BlackBerry has announced that over 40 million new registered iOS and Android users in the last 60 days.

More than a dozen Android OEMs to preload BBM, including most recently LG. So far, over 250,000 BBM Channels have been created by global user base since launch of BBM Channels on BlackBerry, including large brands such as Coke Indonesia and USA Today.

To date, BBM is the most secure mobile messaging service for use in regulated enterprises.

40 Million is big number and a solid base from BBM to continue to build on. Hopefully we’ll see new features in 2014, along with a continued push to market and grow the base

Secure Work Space for iOS and Android with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10

Is your company embracing BYOD culture? no problem use BlackBerry Secure WorkSpace to protect and secure your devices running from iOS and Android. And with your BlackBerry devices running on BlackBerry Balance you have secured your BYOD devices for your company.

Secure Work Space is a new containerization, application-wrapping and secure connectivity option for iOS and Android devices, all managed through BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10. Secure Work Space extends BlackBerry security to iOS and Android without the need for a VPN infrastructure. The straightforward deployment, unified console management, and availability of global support allow your business and IT department to confidently manage BYOD and corporate-owned devices with efficiency, security, and high functionality.

OS 10.2.1 – Use Amazon App Store and 1Mobile to Install Android Apps to BlackBerry 10

OS 10.2.1 - Use Amazon App Store and 1Mobile to Install Android Apps to BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry will be introducing an unlocked Android runtime in OS 10.2.1. This new Android runtime will allow users the ability to install Android app APKs directly to their BlackBerry 10 smartphone.

No longer will users have to side-load or use debug tokens in order to run their favorite apps, which might not have been brought officially to BlackBerry 10.

With the upcoming OS 10.2.1 you can utilize the Amazon app store and 1Mobile Market to download and then install Android apps directly.

Simply download the Amazon app store here or the 1Mobile Market app here. Find the apps you’d like to install, download, and the installation process will begin through the new Android runtime.