BlackBerry made its BBM Video feature available to Android and iOS users in the U.S. and Canada less than one week after it announced a beta version solely for Android users, and this reporter took it for a spin.
Accellion, Microsoft, Egnyte, Syncplicity, IBM, BlackBerry and VMware were named leaders in the market for hybrid enterprise file sync and sharing platform market, according to the latest Forrester Wave market report.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen published a blog post Monday defending the company's presumed cooperation with Canadian officials who sought access to messages sent through the company's servers during a 2010 murder investigation.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or the Mounties, have had a global encryption key to encrypted messages on BlackBerry Messenger service since 2010, a joint investigation by VICE News and Motherboard found.
BlackBerry has decided not to make any more smartphones running the BlackBerry 10 operating system, but focus instead on Android, company CEO John Chen told the National recently. Instead, BlackBerry plans to launch two mid-range Android-based handsets this year.
Enterprises within highly regulated industries that use BlackBerry's BBM messaging app will be happy to know that some of its best security features, including Retract, are now free.
Increasing realization among companies about the advantages of adopting BYOD will fuel strong growth in the BYOD market, which is forecast by Global Market Insights to reach $367 billion by 2022, up from $94 billion in 2014.
It appears that WhatsApp might have the seven year itch. Shortly after celebrating its seventh anniversary, Facebook's mobile messaging app said it was dumping the BlackBerry operating system and a number of other older operating systems by the end of the year.
BlackBerry announced Wednesday that it has acquired UK-based cybersecurity consulting firm Encription in preparation for launching its Professional Cybersecurity Services practices for enterprises and other organizations.
Microsoft Azure customers may now take advantage of BlackBerry's enterprise mobility solutions and services, according to a Wednesday announcement made by BlackBerry.