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  • BBM for Android  (image: iMore)

    BBM Channels now available for BlackBerry users

    November 27, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BBM Channels now available for BlackBerry users

    Today BBM Channels, a forum for active, real conversations between people, brands and communities, will be made available for BlackBerry users on BlackBerry OS 5 and above and BlackBerry 10 through BlackBerry World. BlackBerry users can simply update to the...

  • The new BlackBerry Z30 smartphone (image: BlackBerry)

    BlackBerry Z30 available in South Africa

    November 19, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BlackBerry Z30 available in South Africa

    The new BlackBerry Z30 smartphone is now available in South Africa from Vodacom. Featuring BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2, the new all-touch BlackBerry Z30 smartphone comes with a 5” display and the largest battery ever on a BlackBerry smartphone. The new...

  • FNB's "Bank Your Change" feature saves South Africans R1 billion

    Where to next in Africa for FNB’s App?

    November 18, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Where to next in Africa for FNB’s App?

    South Africa’s First National Bank (FNB) has expanded its digital banking reach into Africa by launching the Banking App and other digital banking services seamlessly into African subsidiaries. According to FNB, the Banking App has amassed over...

  • Yudi Moodley, BlackBerry's new Managing Director for Africa. (Image source: BlackBerry)

    Another management reshuffle at BlackBerry

    November 12, 2013 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Another management reshuffle at BlackBerry

    BlackBerry today announced the appointment of Yudi Moodley as Managing Director for Africa. With this appointment, Yudi Moodley will be responsible for overseeing and driving the overall business strategy and growth for BlackBerry across Africa. Yudi Moodley...

  • Thorsten Heins, President and Chief Executive Officer of BlackBerry (image: ZD Net)

    Thorsten Heins replaced as BlackBerry CEO

    November 4, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Thorsten Heins replaced as BlackBerry CEO

    Troubled mobile device maker BlackBerry announced today that CEO Thorsten Heins is stepping down. The news comes as BlackBerry announced that they have entered into an agreement pursuant to which Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and other institutional...

  • The social BlackBerry 9720 smartphone in blue is now available to customers in South Africa. (image: BlackBerry)

    BlackBerry 9720 now available in blue

    October 31, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BlackBerry 9720 now available in blue

    The social BlackBerry 9720 smartphone in blue is now available to customers in South Africa. Designed for a premium look in a striking shade of blue and packed with all of your favourite social apps, the BlackBerry 9720 smartphone is a stylish upgrade for...

  • Thorsten Heins, President and Chief Executive Officer of BlackBerry (image: ZD Net)

    Troubled BlackBerry attempts to quell fears

    October 15, 2013 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Troubled BlackBerry attempts to quell fears

    Troubled smartphone and device manufacturer BlackBerry has penned an open letter to allay fears that the brand is actually in trouble. The letter has been published in numerous publications around the world, including South Africa, in which it drives the...

  • Thorsten Heins, President and Chief Executive Officer of BlackBerry (image: ZD Net)

    Did BlackBerry inflate company stock price?

    October 7, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Did BlackBerry inflate company stock price?

    Troubled smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry has been hit by a class-action lawsuit by Marvin Pearlstein, a BlackBerry shareholder, for allegedly inflating the company’s stock price – thus misleading investors. Pearlstein said he represents thousands of...

  • Jaun Harmse, senior business continuity management advisor at ContinuitySA. (Image source: Continuity SA)

    Crisis simulation is key to good governance

    October 1, 2013 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Crisis simulation is key to good governance

    Business continuity, IT continuity, and physical and data security are firmly on the boardroom agenda thanks to a growing focus on risk governance by legislators and regulators. As a result, more and more attention is being given to formulating plans to...

  • Thorsten Heins, President and Chief Executive Officer of BlackBerry (image: ZD Net)

    BlackBerry crashes to 49% revenue loss

    September 29, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BlackBerry crashes to 49% revenue loss

    Mobile phone maker BlackBerry on Friday released their financial results for the second quarter for the three months ended August 31, 2013, and highlighted a massive loss in revenue. The company posted a 49% loss from $3.1 billion in the previous quarter to...

  • Smartphones have crossed the billion unit mark for a single year (image: Samsung)

    Smartphone shipments to Africa up 21.5%

    September 25, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Smartphone shipments to Africa up 21.5%

    Smartphone shipments to Africa was up 21.5% year-on-year for Q2 2013, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). Referencing its most recent Middle East and Africa Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, the leading global market...

  • Thorsten Heins, President and Chief Executive Officer of BlackBerry (image: ZD Net)

    BlackBerry agrees to $4.7 billion buyout

    September 24, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BlackBerry agrees to $4.7 billion buyout

    Troubled mobile phone maker BlackBerry announced late on Monday that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) agreement under which a consortium to be led by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited has offered to acquire the company subject to due diligence. “The...

  • The new all-touch BlackBerry Z30 smartphone (image: BlackBerry)

    BlackBerry unveils Z30 smartphone

    September 20, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BlackBerry unveils Z30 smartphone

    On the back of the announcement that BlackBerry’s BBM messenger will be making its way to Android and iOS devices, the Company has also announced a new handset – the BlackBerry Z30 smartphone, which is touted as “its biggest, fastest and most...

  • BBM for Android  (image: iMore)

    BBM for Android officially launches on 21 September

    September 19, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BBM for Android officially launches on 21 September

    BBM – the iconic mobile social network – will begin rolling out for Android and iPhone customers around the world from September 21. Previously exclusive to BlackBerry smartphones, BBM will be available as a free download in Google Play and the...

  • The BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app will be made available for Android and iOS devices very soon. (image: BlackBerry)

    BlackBerry tackles Samsung’s BBM for Android marketing

    September 17, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BlackBerry tackles Samsung’s BBM for Android marketing

    As reported on IT News Africa, Canadian handset manufacturer BlackBerry will be making their hugely-popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app available to Android and iOS devices very soon. But Korean electronics giant Samsung has taken the opportunity to field...

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

    BBM for Android launches tomorrow?

    September 17, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BBM for Android launches tomorrow?

    Canadian handset manufacturer BlackBerry has previously announced that their popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app will be launching to all Android and iOS devices by the end of the northern hemisphere’s summer, and while that time is steadily approaching,...