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BlackBerry 10 gets an Enterprise boost in Spain with NCG Banco taking up BES10

BlackBerry 10 gets an Enterprise boost in Spain with NCG Banco taking up BES10

Another company is riding on BlackBerry 10 Enterprise with NCG Banco one of the leading bank in Spain taking up BlackBerry as their secure Enterprise Mobility Management Solution.

Press Release

Madrid, Spain – BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) today announced that NCG Banco, one of Spain’s leading banks, has chosen BlackBerry® Enterprise Service 10 as the company’s single Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution.

Mobile technology is rapidly evolving and the need to support multiple operating systems and personal devices on corporate networks is increasingly common in today’s workplace. NCG has chosen BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 to manage its mixed environment of mobile devices because it provides a high level of control, security and the flexibility required by the organization.

“The capabilities and ease-of-use of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 will allow us to effectively apply our new mobile strategy, which includes more personalized management, improved efficiency and reduction of costs. The BlackBerry solution provides the necessary flexibility that an IT department needs to support a mobile environment,” said José Manuel Valiño Blanco, Assistant General Manager of Systems at NCG Banco. “The integration of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 into NCG Banco’s IT infrastructure was completed in a record time of two months, thanks to the quality and experience of BlackBerry partner ISEC7.”

“BlackBerry is embracing the ‘bring your own device’ movement as more organizations, such as NCG Banco, are opening their environments to multiple mobile device platforms,” said Antonio Reyes, Country Managing Director for Spain at BlackBerry. “By extending the BlackBerry enterprise solution’s proven security to other devices, we’ve adapted to industry demands and, to date, more than 25,000 BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 commercial and test servers have been installed globally.”

BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 builds on more than a decade of enterprise mobility management expertise, and according to an enterprise mobility market study by J. Gold Associates, the BlackBerry enterprise solution remains the most strategic mobile device management solution for enterprises today. BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 offers enterprise mobility management, mobile application management and secure mobile connectivity, and delivers a cost-efficient and reliable solution for business customers and government agencies.

NCG Banco now plans to carry out additional projects with BlackBerry in the short and medium term. These include the implementation of Secure Work Space for iOS® and Android™. Secure Work Space leverages the same trusted behind-the-firewall connection available for BlackBerry smartphones and extends BlackBerry security capabilities for data-at-rest and data-in-transit to iOS and Android devices. The Secure Work Space container is managed through BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, making it easy and convenient to manage all devices from its single console.

About NCG Banco
NCG Banco is a bank based in Galicia with its main presence in north east Spain, where it’s the leader in both market share and number of offices. The bank’s first-class technological infrastructure, also in Galicia, controls its entire branch network, cash machines and all other banking processes

#BBM4ALL: BBM Gains Over 20 Million New Active Users in First Week

#BBM4ALL: BBM Gains Over 20 Million New Active Users in First Week

With BBM release for only just one week BBM active users have jump up to 20 Million new users. With more than 80 million active users around the globe, BBM was the top free overall app in 35 countries in Google Play and in 107 countries in the App Store since launch.

This weekend, BlackBerry also removed the virtual line-up so that Android and iPhone users can now immediately download and begin to use BBM on their devices. Check out the press release below for more details.

Press Release

BBM Community Grows to More Than 80 Million Active Users Across BlackBerry, Android and iPhone Devices Globally

Waterloo, ON – After the amazing launch of BBM™ on Android® and iPhone® devices, with more than 10 million downloads in the first 24 hours, BBM has now ended its first week with more than 80 million monthly active users*, including over 20 million new users on Android and iPhone devices.

During its first week, BBM was the top free overall app in 35 countries in Google Play™ and in 107 countries in the App StoreSM, and continues to maintain a strong position in key markets such as Canada, the US, the UK, Indonesia and much of the Middle East, to name a few.

“It is great to see so many people downloading BBM, but the true measurement for us is engagement – the connections being made and the conversations in which our BBM community engages. The power of BBM has always been the active, real conversations and interaction that our customers enjoy,” said Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President of BBM at BlackBerry. “From here on out, we will focus on active users of BBM and will no longer focus on simple download numbers.”

With the BBM community now at more than 80 million active users around the globe, users are connecting on the private social network like never before. This past weekend, BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) was able to remove the virtual line-up so that Android and iPhone users can now immediately download, sign in and start using BBM without having to wait.

BBM users are enjoying the immediacy and control that BBM offers as they chat with their new contacts – either one-to-one, in multi-person chats or as part of a BBM Group. The delivered and read statuses, as well as the message-in-progress alert, keep people engaged and active in conversations on BBM. BBM users can also share files such as photos, and voice notes, as well as update their statuses with ease. BBM Groups allows photo, calendar, chat and file sharing for up to 30 people in a user-generated community.

Every BBM user has a unique PIN that helps maintains their privacy, so users never have to give out their phone number or email address to a new or casual contact. BlackBerry ID connects with a person’s PIN, BBM contact list and services to make device switching quick and easy.

The BBM experience will continue to evolve. In the coming months, BlackBerry will deliver BBM Video calling, BBM Voice calling and BBM Channels – a new community building service to connect BBM users even more broadly – to Android and iPhone users.

Android and iPhone device users can download BBM by visiting BBM.com.

Vodafone Australia begin rolling out BlackBerry OS10.2.0.424

Vodafone Australia begin rolling out BlackBerry OS10.2.0.424

From 3pm on the 28th of October 2013, Vodafone will start rolling out the 10.2 software update for the Z10.

What’s included in the update?
1. Priority Hub
2. BlackBerry Messenger Video with Natural Sound
3. Instant previews of BlackBerry Messenger, SMS and email from any app
4. BlackBerry keyboard
5. Copy and paste enhancements

Things to do before updating
• If you’re downloading the update over-the-air (OTA), make sure your phone is connected to a power source or is charged as the update process can drain your battery
• Make sure you’ve backed up any important data such as photos, contacts and messages
How do I install the update?
Visit the BlackBerry 10 update page to find out how to get it

• The update is rolling out progressively but should be available to all devices within one day of release
• It’s roughly 770MB in size
• If you download it over-the-air, you’ll need to do this via Wi-Fi. Because of the size it can’t be downloaded over the mobile network
What are the technical details?
Software Release:
OS Version:
Build ID: 611200
Radio Version: