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    BlackBerry unveils BBM for Windows Phone

    August 4, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on BlackBerry unveils BBM for Windows Phone

    BlackBerry has revealed a collaboration with Microsoft, which brings BBM to mobile devices running Windows Phone 8 and higher. Bryan Biniak, Vice President and General Manager, Developer Experience, Microsoft stated that: “We are intent on bringing the most...

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    POPI should prompt mobile security rethink for SA

    July 22, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on POPI should prompt mobile security rethink for SA

    Over the past three decades legislatures, across the world, have been trying to update their legal systems in order to address growing concerns around how our private information is being used once handed over to companies… in both the public and...

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    Review: BlackBerry Z3 Smartphone

    July 16, 2014 • ReviewsComments Off on Review: BlackBerry Z3 Smartphone

    Smartphones are essential to our day-to-day lives; however, with the latest technology costing a pretty penny at times, does BlackBerry’s cost conscious Z3 bring an affordable option to the table that is both attractive and usable in today’s...

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    BlackBerry launching cost conscious Z3 smartphone

    July 4, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (3)

    BlackBerry revealed the new BlackBerry Z3 smartphone, which is set to launch in South Africa during mid July 2014. The BlackBerry Z3 smartphone will be available to Vodacom customers. The device has the recommended selling price of R2 999 and will also be...

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    Interview: Rui Brites, Director, Blackberry Africa

    July 4, 2014 • VideoComments Off on Interview: Rui Brites, Director, Blackberry Africa

    The BlackBerry Z3 is set to launch during the course of July; however, no official date has been revealed. When launched, the BlackBerry Z3 will retail at a RRP (Recommended Retail Price) of R2999 and will be available on a Vodacom Smart S plan at R249 per...

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    South Africa: Entrepreneur broadcasts jobs with BBM

    May 27, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Entrepreneur broadcasts jobs with BBM

    The Dala U Crew (DUC) is helping thousands of young South Africans to find jobs by tapping into the power of the BBM™, a leading mobile messaging platform for private and secure communications. The initiative, brainchild of young Durban businessman Sanjeev...

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    BlackBerry Opens up BlackBerry 10 OS

    May 14, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on BlackBerry Opens up BlackBerry 10 OS

    BlackBerry Limited, a leader in mobile communications, has announced that it will enable mobile device management (MDM) companies to directly manage devices with the BlackBerry 10 operating system. AirWatch, Citrix and IBM have expressed their intent to be...

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    BlackBerry willing to give up making smartphones

    April 10, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on BlackBerry willing to give up making smartphones

    Troubled handset manufacturer BlackBerry has conceded that it is open to ditching its device business. BlackBerry CEO John Chen explained that while he had no particular plans to discontinue making smartphones, it could be an option. “I don’t have a plan...

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    South Africa: Telkom Mobile, BlackBerry announce integrated billing

    March 4, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on South Africa: Telkom Mobile, BlackBerry announce integrated billing

    Telkom Mobile, the mobile division of telecommunications company Telkom, and BlackBerry today announced an integrated carrier billing service for BlackBerry smartphone customers in South Africa. The service is made possible through Telkom Mobile’s newly...

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    Is Samsung going the way of BlackBerry?

    February 27, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Is Samsung going the way of BlackBerry?

    Is it even conceivable that Samsung might follow in the footsteps of troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry? Kevin Curran, Senior member of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) spoke to IT news Africa about the sustainability of...

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    BlackBerry launches new Z3 smartphone

    February 25, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on BlackBerry launches new Z3 smartphone

    Smartphone and mobile handset manufacturer BlackBerry today announced new enterprise solutions, partnerships and smartphone models to enable enterprises and individuals maximize their productivity, communication and collaboration, at Mobile World Congress in...

  • BlackBerry announced an update to BBM, which added several fantastic new features for all users (image: BlackBerry)

    BBM Channels aims to help businesses and brands

    February 20, 2014 • Company NewsComments Off on BBM Channels aims to help businesses and brands

    Last week, BlackBerry announced an update to BBM, which added several fantastic new features, including BBM Channels to the Android and iPhone subscriber base. BlackBerry users have had access to BBM Channels beta for several months now.  In those months,...

  • BlackBerry announced an update to BBM, which added several fantastic new features for all users (image: BlackBerry)

    BBM offers free voice calls

    February 14, 2014 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BBM offers free voice calls

    A new version of BBM will be available later today for Android, iPhone and BlackBerry 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...

  • Telkom’s CFO, Mr Jacques Schindehütte (Image source: Windi- http://bit.ly/KkLvCW)

    Africa’s 5 Most Troubled Tech Executives

    January 27, 2014 • ListsComments Off on Africa’s 5 Most Troubled Tech Executives

    Being in charge of a large corporation can be tricky at times, but with the right executive in the right position, most companies can be assured of profits. But while some organisations flourish without incident, others are forced to deal with unethical and...

  • John Sims, President of Global Enterprise Solutions, BlackBerry (image: BlackBerry)

    Enterprise Mobility should not be risky business- BlackBerry

    January 22, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Enterprise Mobility should not be risky business- BlackBerry

    Enterprise and governments’ use of mobile technology has changed drastically over the past few years, but at the same time cyber attackers and cyber criminals have become increasingly savvy. A solid security foundation is essential in such an environment...

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    BlackBerry appoints President of Emerging Solutions

    January 7, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on BlackBerry appoints President of Emerging Solutions

    BlackBerry Limited, a mobile communications company, today announced that Ron Louks will join the Company as President, Devices and Emerging Solutions reporting to BlackBerry’s Executive Chair and CEO, John Chen. “I am pleased to add another outstanding...