Poll: Should BlackBerry Release a New Tablet?

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There have been rumors and rumblings via social media that BlackBerry could be releasing another tablet. According to an article over at www.ibtimes.co.uk , BlackBerry has a confirmed a new tablet in the works.

If BlackBerry was to release a new tablet I’m sure they would get it right this time but does it make sense from a business perspective? With the release of the BlackBerry Blend software which allows you to run the software on a PC, Mac, iPad and Android tablets, will there really be a need for another BlackBerry tablet?

I for one would love to see a new tablet from BlackBerry but that’s just me. With the BlackBerry 10 Operating System combined with the ability to run a majority of Android applications, this could be a big positive for BlackBerry. I think about security first and apps second when it comes to the devices I choose to use.

Should BlackBerry release a new tablet? Let us know what you think in the poll below. 

 

BlackBerry Blend on iOS

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BlackBerry continues to innovate in order to make your work and play life much easier. With the BlackBerry Blend software, you are able to expand your BlackBerry 10 device options and features cross platform to take full advantage of you tablets, PC and Mac devices. 

You have the option to blend at work, home and while mobile knowing that you are very secure while using BlackBerry Blend on your additional devices. I have put together a demo video showing BlackBerry Blend running on an iPad Mini with i0S 8 installed. 

I also have provided an additional link below that goes into more detail concerning the uses and features of BlackBerry Blend. Currently in order to use BlackBerry Blend you must have a BlackBerry Passport device and or the BlackBerry Porsche P’9983 running the latest BB10 OS. 

*UPDATE- Make sure you have the BlackBerry Blend client opened for full access when using it on any device.

Enjoy the demo!

 

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What happened to U.S. Carrier Support for BlackBerry?

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U.S. Carrier support for BlackBerry is pretty much dead at this point. You can walk into pretty much any carrier store in the U.S. and clearly see that there are no BlackBerry devices on display. Even with the launch of BlackBerry 10, most carriers in the United States with the exception of a few, refused to even truly acknowledge BlackBerry 10’s existence. With the release of the BlackBerry Z10 and followed by the release of the Q10, both of which came with the BlackBerry 10 Operating System, this still wasn’t enough to gain carrier support. 

What could have been the cause to this? What did BlackBerry refuse to do to warrant this lack of carrier support? Could it have been “The Storm?” Yeah, everyone remembers that so called debacle from what I have read. I personally never owned a BlackBerry Storm but from all the reviews and multiple people who remember that device, the information provided stated that it was pretty much a failure all around. Now with that said, I have also talked to plenty of people who said the Storm was actually a very decent phone and worked very well. Could the BlackBerry Storm have been a major player in why carries in the United States simply started to shy away from supporting any future BlackBerry devices? 

Just what was it that made U.S. Carriers refuse continue to promote BlackBerry devices? Some will argue that after the original iPhone dropped BlackBerry failed to properly identify this as a major threat which could have lead to the overall downfall which included the now lack of proper carrier support. [Read more...]

How BlackBerry Blend Will Change The Game

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Last week at the BlackBerry Passport launch there was something special that happened. Not only did BlackBerry deliver on another device but also they delivered big on a new software called BlackBerry Blend.

With BlackBerry Blend you have tons of options to increase your overall productivity and to ease your workload. Having the option of BBM and text messages on your computer and or tablet is pure genius. With BBM now having over 90 million subscribers worldwide, this will be a very nice added benefit.

BlackBerry Blend is more than just a way to have BBM available on other devices it also provides you with a ton of options to ensure your overall success personal or business. BlackBerry Blend will be secured and you can rest assured your information will be safe with BlackBerry.

Below I have added some additional detailed features and a demo video from the launch as well.

  • Never miss a BBM or text message: Blend brings all your BBM and text messages from your BlackBerry smartphone to an integrated messaging hub now conveniently available on your computer and tablet.
  • Use your smartphone as a mobile network hub: Gain secure access to work email, calendars and important files on any device connected to Blend.
  • Transfer files across devices: Save files from your computer to your BlackBerry smartphone so they are accessible on any device connected to BlackBerry Blend.
  • BlackBerry security, across your devices: Powered by the BlackBerry device through the BlackBerry network, this seamless experience is also secure. And IT Administrators can rest easy, as they have the ability to set BlackBerry Blend parameters for users that match their security guidelines.
  • Unified Calendar Management: BlackBerry Blend merges all of your work meetings, personal appointments and events into one view.
  • Connect anywhere, anytime: BlackBerry Blend can connect wirelessly via Wi-Fi or cellular connection, or wired through the USB port on your PC. Once connected, use your BlackBerry ID on your computer and tablet to connect to BlackBerry Blend.

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BlackBerry Passport commercial

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Built for the enterprise professional, the BlackBerry Passport is your tool for overall success. Not only is this device for the professional, it also will greatly satisfy for the average consumer as well.

Check out the BlackBerry Passport commercial below and hopefully we can see some active marketing done in order to ensure the world knows just how awesome this device is. Enjoy!

 

 

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CNET’S Roger Cheng on CNBC Talking The BlackBerry Passport

My good buddy Roger Cheng, who is the Executive Editor for CNET was on CNBC earlier today sharing his thoughts about the BlackBerry Passport.

Check out the video below as he talks with other CNBC analyst about the BlackBerry Passport and the current direction BlackBerry is heading. You can follow Roger Cheng on Twitter @RogerwCheng.

Let us know what you think in the comments section. 

 

 

 

Another BlackBerry Passport Hands-On Video

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TechnoBaffalo has dropped its BlackBerry Passport hands on video to share with the world. They do a pretty decent job showing off some of the cool features of the Passport and provide a positive outlook on the new BlackBerry device.

Check out the hands on video below and let us know what you think.

 

 

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Missed the BlackBerry Passport Launch Event…RIMarkable Has You Covered!

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Today was truly a successful launch day for BlackBerry and the brand. With the release of the much anticipated BlackBerry Passport and the unveiling of the BlackBerry Blend software, there are a lot of positive things in store for BlackBerry.

In case you missed the event you can click on the picture above and or click on the link below in order to enjoy the full broadcast of the BlackBerry Passport Launch Event.

Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Official Pricing for The BlackBerry Passport!

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The BlackBerry Passport is now available at store.shopblackberry.com for $599.00 unlocked. Might as well order your BlackBerry Passport today!

FEATURES:
  • 4.5” square touch display
  • 13 MP OIS camera
  • 32 GB Internal storage
  • 3450 mAh battery (Up to 30 hours battery life)
  • 1440 x 1440 resolution, 453 PPI
  • 1080p HD video recording at 60 fps
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3

*Update The Official Pricing and Availability for the BlackBerry Passport*

 

The BlackBerry Passport (unlocked) will be available through ShopBlackBerry.com for customers in Canada, France, Germany, the UK and the U.S. immediately following the launch, at the special introductory rates below.

BlackBerry Passport – Introductory Offer Price

  • Canada – $699
  • France – €649
  • Germany – €649
  • UK – £529
  • USA – $599

The BlackBerry Passport (unlocked) will be available through Amazon.com as well. They will be announcing their pricing soon.

Expected On-Contract Prices

In addition, we expect our many carrier and distributor partners to offer BlackBerry Passport with a contract for around US$249, though the exact price will vary by partner.  As an example, at TELUS in Canada:

  • BlackBerry Passport price will be $250, but…
  • From September 24th until Oct 1st, as a limited time promotional offer, TELUS will be pricing the BlackBerry Passport at $200 on a Smartphone plan ($50 off). On Oct 1st, TELUS will resume the regular price of $250.

Before the end of the year, the BlackBerry Passport will be available through our carrier and/or distributor partners inmore than 30 countries around the world, including:

    • U.S.
    • UK
    • Canada
    • Saudi Arabia and the other parts of the Middle East
    • France
    • India
    • Singapore
    • Austria
    • Germany
    • Nigeria
    • Hong Kong
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • Netherlands
    • South Africa
    • Australia Vietnam
    • Belgium
    • Italy
    • Switzerland
    • Mexico
    • Venezuela
    • Philippines
    • Russia Slovakia
    • Spain
    • Romania
    • and Colombia.

 

 

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