Tag: BlackBerry

More Than 10 Million Downloads: BBM For All

More Than 10 Million Downloads: BBM For All

BlackBerry made its BlackBerry Messenger [BBM] app for Android and Apple devices available earlier this week after having to postpone the launch in September, with more than 10 million downloads taking place in its first two days online. Social media has been filled with Bermudians discussing the new launch, with countless status updates of people posting... Read more of this article

Butterfield Bank Introduce Mobile Banking Apps

Butterfield Bank Introduce Mobile Banking Apps

The Bank of Butterfield today [Oct 21] introduced their new Mobile Banking Apps which are available in the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store and BlackBerry’s AppWorld. The app allows Butterfield customers to perform a wide range of banking transactions, securely, while on the go at any time of day or night. Personal banking services include:Balance... Read more of this article

BlackBerry Strikes Go-Private Deal for $4.7 Billion

BlackBerry Strikes Go-Private Deal for $4.7 Billion

BlackBerry today [Sept 23] announced it has signed a letter of intent agreement under which a consortium to be led by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited has offered to acquire the company subject to due diligence. The letter of intent contemplates a transaction in which BlackBerry shareholders would receive U.S. $9 in cash for each share of BlackBerry... Read more of this article

BlackBerry Delays iPhone/Android BBM Rollout

BlackBerry Delays iPhone/Android BBM Rollout

BlackBerry was due to introduce BBM for iPhones and Android yesterday [Sept 21] however has delayed the rollout citing issues caused by an unreleased version posted online. Earlier this month, BlackBerry announced that it would make its popular BlackBerry Messaging [BBM] service available for users of other devices, allowing people to connect with friends... Read more of this article

BlackBerry Posts Huge Loss, To Cut 4500 Staff

BlackBerry Posts Huge Loss, To Cut 4500 Staff

On Friday [Sept 20], BlackBerry announced that it would lay off 4,500 employees — nearly 40% of its workforce — and also posted a loss of nearly $1 billion. Once the dominant smartphone in Bermuda and around the world, BlackBerry has been hammered by the Apple iPhone and Android-based rivals like Samsung in recent years. This year’s... Read more of this article

CellOne Launches BlackBerry Q5 For $299

CellOne Launches BlackBerry Q5 For $299

CellOne announced the arrival of the BlackBerry Q5, the third BlackBerry 10 Smartphone which was initially unveiled at the BlackBerry Live 2013 Keynote earlier this year. Priced at $299 with a 2 year commitment, the Q5 is billed as an inexpensive option for customers looking to update an older device or seeking to upgrade from a feature phone.“BlackBerry... Read more of this article

BlackBerry Q5 Now Available At Digicel Stores

BlackBerry Q5 Now Available At Digicel Stores

The new BlackBerry® Q5 smartphone is now available at Digicel Bermuda stores, starting at $299. The BlackBerry Q5 smartphone features a QWERTY keyboard and comes pre-loaded with the new BlackBerry® 10 OS version 10.1 software. Digicel Bermuda Sales Director, Shane McDonnell, said, “Style and value are important to our customers and the BlackBerry... Read more of this article

BlackBerry Announces BBM For iPhone, Android

BlackBerry Announces BBM For iPhone, Android

The feature has been requested by Bermudians and people around the world for years now, and BlackBerry has finally announced that it will make its popular BlackBerry Messaging [BBM] service available for users of other devices, allowing you to connect with your friends and colleagues no matter which mobile platform they use. That’s right BBM fans... Read more of this article

Feedback Request: Email, Cell Phone Unlocking

Feedback Request: Email, Cell Phone Unlocking

The Regulatory Authority of Bermuda is asking for the public’s help with two projects – email mobility and cell phone unlocking. It has published on its webpage, www.rab.bm, consultation documents asking any member of the public who has an interest to submit his or her views on each of these proposals, by September 30th. In the case of cell phone... Read more of this article

BlackBerry Q10 Proving Popular With Locals

BlackBerry Q10 Proving Popular With Locals

Available on the island for just a few weeks now, the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone is proving to be a popular device with Bermudians, showing that the BlackBerry brand still has something to offer those for whom a mobile phone is an integral part of doing business. The first BlackBerry 10 device to sport a QWERTY keyboard, the Q10 is a versatile tool that... Read more of this article