BlackBerry 10.3.3 update is causing problems for BlackBerry 10 handsets

Starting last November, BlackBerry rolled out OS version 10.3.3 for its BlackBerry 10 series of handsets. While the company turned to Android for its newer models like the BlackBerry Priv, DTEK50, DTEK60 and the upcoming BlackBerry KEYone, there are still a number of BlackBerry 10 handsets that receive updates. A BlackBerry Knowledge Issue article pertaining to the version 10.3.3 update lists a number of problems with the software build:

Slow/poor performanceMenu items missing or slow to respondDevice temperature warmer than usualApplications not openingUnable to connect to wireless networksAs …


BlackBerry Hub update brings dual-SIM support, integration with Kik and Telegram, more

BlackBerry recently kicked off the roll-out of March security update to its Android smartphones. Along with the patch, the Canadian company released a couple of updates for some of its Android apps like Hub, Contacts, and DTEK.

Of the three, BlackBerry Hub is getting the most important update, as we reported a few days ago. The new version of Hub adds dual-SIM support for BlackBerry smartphones like the newly announced Aurora. It will allow users to switch between them just like you would with multiple emails.

The newest version of BlackBerry Hub features support for Kik and Telegram, …

BlackBerry releases a new video showing off its Dynamics Launcher for the enterprise

We can’t forget that BlackBerry is now basically a software company. Yesterday, we told you about the new Privacy Shade app that can be found for ‘Berry handsets in the Google Play Store. It’s a simple, but well thought out solution to a security problem. Now, the company has released a video showing off its renamed launcher for the enterprise, the BlackBerry Dynamics Launcher. The latter solves some problems facing employees in the field. 

One solution for workers on the go is to use native apps. But as BlackBerry tells us, these are fraught with danger. There is a decided …

BlackBerry Aurora is now official; CEO John Chen videos congratulatory message

BlackBerry officially unveiled the BlackBerry Aurora this morning, introducing a touch only handset that is going to be made and sold in Indonesia. It is the first ‘Berry to be produced under a licensing deal that BlackBerry signed with BB Merah Putih last September. The Aurora features a 5.5-inch display sporting a 720 x 1280 (HD) resolution. Powering the device is the Snapdragon 425 chipset carrying a quad-core CPU, and the Adreno 308 GPU.

Surprisingly, the Aurora comes with 4GB of RAM inside, along with 32GB of native storage. A 13MP camera adorns the back of the phone, while an 8MP front-facing …

BlackBerry Aurora going official on March 9 with mid-range specs, but packs 4GB RAM and 32GB storage

The Aurora is a new mid-range BlackBerry-branded smartphone that will soon make its debut in Indonesia. BlackBerry Aurora went on pre-order on the first day of the month, and it should have been available for purchase starting March 3.

However, it looks like PT BB Merah Putih, the company handling the distribution of BlackBerry smartphones in Indonesia, won’t be launching the Aurora until tomorrow, March 9.

The smartphone will be available in three colors including Gold, Silver, and Black. Customers who pre-order the Aurora for $262 will also receive a free …

Video shows off the rear camera on the BlackBerry Aurora

As many of you know, the BlackBerry KEYone is not the only new BlackBerry that is going to be released in the near future. As we told you earlier today, the BlackBerry Aurora is expected to be introduced on March 9th, and is the result of a partnership between BlackBerry and Indonesia’s Merah Putih. In fact, the phone’s distribution will be limited to that country. The handset is available to be pre-ordered, priced at the equivalent of $262 USD; those who pre-order the unit will receive a free JBL Go speaker and a free flip case from participating retailers.

A video for the Aurora …

BlackBerry Android smartphones getting March security patch

Although not the first this month, BlackBerry is still one of the companies that offer timely security updates. Following Google’s rollout of the March security patch, the Canadian firm announced its Android smartphones are now eligible for a similar update.

The March security update is available immediately for BlackBerry smartphones powered by Android operating system, which were purchased via ShopBlackBerry. The same update should come to BlackBerry Android phones available from other retailers or carrier, dependent on their deployment schedule.

BlackBerry …

Updated BlackBerry Hub+ beta releases for Android are on the way

Bug exterminations and small enhancements are the order of the day for the beta versions of the BlackBerry Hub+ suite. The new version of the app takes it to v1.5.1.12521. The suite includes BlackBerry Hub, where messages of all type from texts to emails and tweets all hang out in one place. This makes it easier to find chats and messages, which in turn makes it harder to overlook them.

Other parts of the suite include BlackBerry Calendar, BlackBerry Password Keeper, Contacts, Notes, Launcher, Tasks and Device Search. The Calendar allows you to sign into a conference call by tapping a listing …

Deal: BlackBerry PRIV on sale for $289.99

TCL’s recent announcement of the BlackBerry KEYone effectively spurred many good deals for older smartphones previously launched by the Canadian company.

BlackBerry officially did a flash sale of its Passport model, which was followed by a $279.99 deal on eBay for the BlackBerry PRIV. However, big demand for the latter apparently caused the reseller to hike the price to $329.99, so let us present you with a better discount for the BB flagship of 2015.

Dailysteals.com is currently offering a brand-new PRIV with a full package of accessories for $289.99. The …

Watch BlackBerry CEO John Chen answer some silly questions on CBS This Morning (VIDEO)

BlackBerry CEO John Chen appeared today on CBS This Morning. During the interview, Chen was asked what a BlackBerry has that the Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy don’t have. Chen responded that BlackBerry has the most secure smartphone infrastructure. Other topics included the new licensing pact with TCL. By the way,, Chen was armed with the BlackBerry KEYone for his visit to the television studio.

CBS failed big time here. For someone as interesting as Chen, you would have expected that at least one person on the panel would know something about smartphones in general, and BlackBerry …