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NEWS : Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President of BBM Left BlackBerry

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Andrew-Bocking

BGR earlier yesterday has reported that Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President of BBM who in charge of its BBM instant messaging business, has left BlackBerry.

I can confirm that Andrew Bocking, EVP, BBM has made the decision to leave BlackBerry. We thank him for his years of leadership and contribution.

BlackBerry however did not disclose whether Bocking’s departure was part of an internal management shuffle or whether he left to pursue other interests and only comments that Bocking “made the decision to leave BlackBerry”. However, it’s learned that he choose to resign.

 BlackBerry said John Sims, who heads the company’s enterprise segment, will add the BBM team to his organisation. The company said it plans to build on BBM’s strength in messaging and expand it into new areas, including mobile marketing, community building and enterprise messaging.
Source : BGR

APPS : BlackBerry BETA Zone App Update to v10.0.0.33 – Bring Changes and Improvements

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BetaZone On Z10

 

If you have BlackBerry Beta Zone App installed in your device, you may know find that the app has been updated to v10.0.0.33 . You may do so by open the Blackberry Beta Zone App, it will prompt for update.

Below are the changes and improvements :

  • “My Discussions” feature lets you view a list of your active threads
  • Basic Search functionality
  • You can now “Like” individual posts
  • “Go to Page” allows you to navigate to a specified page
  • App remains on current page after posting/replying
  • Survey navigation improvements

 

APPS : Snap 2.0 – Google Play Store Client Updated To v2.0.0.1

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Snap – Google Play Store client for your BlackBerry 10 has been updated to 2.0.0.1.

Version 2.0.0.1 Changelog

  • Fix for password with special characters
  • Fix for generic Network Error while downloading
  • Fix for crash after download completion or choosing save folder
  • Fix for Post-install behavior setting dropdown reverting to “Delete APK”
  • Fix for Email address clearing out on unsuccessful sign-in
  • Fix for some Apps not loading description/details
  • Added notification for users with OS version that does not include Android installer

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APPS : Celebrate Free App February with BlackBerry World!

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BlackBerry, a world leader in mobile communications, has a line-up of exciting offers for the month of February. From a free bundle of popular games to a series of daily app giveaways, BlackBerry 10 users sure have plenty to look forward to in this month of love and friendship.

In celebration of this romantic month, BlackBerry will be holding its Valentine’s Day Free Giveaway promotion from the 8th to the 14th of February. During this period, BlackBerry 10 users across the region will enjoy downloading an app a day for free.

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February 6, 2014

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Celebrate Free App February with BlackBerry World!

Kuala Lumpur, 6 February 2014 – BlackBerry, a world leader in mobile communications, has a line-up of exciting offers for the month of February. From a free bundle of popular games to a series of daily app giveaways, BlackBerry 10 users are sure to have something to look forward to in this month of love and friendship.

In celebration of this romantic month, BlackBerry will be holding its Valentine’s Day Free Giveaway promotion from the 8th to the 14th of February. During this period, BlackBerry 10 users across the region will enjoy downloading an app a day for free. Send your partner a romantic message on BBM with the Mega Emoji – Premium Messages Gadget app, get fit with a friend through Better Body Yoga, or record your sweet musings using Call Recorder 10 to make moments last a lifetime.

BlackBerry’s Valentine’s Day Free Giveaway Promo

8 February: Better Body Yoga

Better Body Yoga - BlackBerry’s Valentine’s Day Free Giveaway Promo

9 February: Call Recorder 10

10 February: Mega Emoji – Premium Messages Gadget

11 February: Talking Animated Smileys for BBM, WhatsApp and Line

12 February: Max Contact Manager

13 February: InstaVenue

14 February: Wallpaper Sky Pro

BlackBerry users unable to wait until the 8th of February need not worry as BlackBerry currently has a “Best of EA Games” promotion running until the 19th of this month. This promotion enables all Asia Pacific users to download a bundle of 15 popular games at no cost.

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Games in the bundle include the popular titles Plants vs. ZombiesNeed for Speed UndercoverTetris,YAHTZEE AdventuresThe Game of LifeMonopoly Millionaire, and more.

To take advantage of these exciting offers, BlackBerry users can visit BlackBerry World from their BlackBerry 10 smartphone, tap on the respective promo, click on the “Free” button and enjoy.

 

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.

 

#BBM4ALL : Latest update to BBM for Android & iPhone: Find Friends on BBM!

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BBM on Android & iPhone is rolling out this week, starting today!.

BBM now includes a new Find Friends feature that allows you to discover people you know that are also using BBM and invite them to your BBM contact list, from within the app.

The feature lets you see which of your contacts are already using BBM, then quickly send them an invite. It also allowed you to send an SMS or email invite to download the app to those who yet to download it.

The Find Friends feature will detect which contacts in your smartphone’s contact list are already using BBM, and allow you to quickly send them an invite to join your BBM contact list. For those contacts that don’t yet have BBM, you can invite them to download the app with an email or SMS invite.

We know how important it is for you to connect with your closest friends, family and colleagues. With this update, we’ve made it easier to find and invite them quickly and easily. You’re always in control of your contact lists.

Source : Inside BlackBerry