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BlackBerry Enterprise Service v10.1 arrives with support for Android

BlackBerry announced the upcoming support for BBM on Android earlier this morning, however it looks like that was not the only Android related news coming out of BlackBerry Live. The other news was for the release of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 v10.1, which includes support for BlackBerry devices as well as Android and iOS devices. In simpler terms, this means the IT department will be able to manage and lockdown Android handsets under a bring your own device program.

BlackBerry Messenger for Android will be arriving this summer

At present those looking to use BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) would need to be using a BlackBerry device. Moving forward though, that support will be expanding to include other platforms. We have heard plenty of rumors suggesting that BBM was coming to Android in the past, however as of today we have the official confirmation coming by way of BlackBerry. In fact, it was said that BBM will be coming to Android sometime this summer.

BlackBerry CEO claims tablets will be pointless in 5 years

Today some comments are being thrown around by the CEO over at BlackBerry, formerly RIM, about the current and future state of tablets. To quickly sum it up, Thorsten Heins just doesn't really like tablets. Which was pretty evident with their attempts at the segment with the PlayBook piggybacking off of Android. However, he goes on to talk about all tablets in general, and their future.

BlackBerry users getting 20 percent of apps from Android

The BlackBerry Z10 smartphone was announced a short while back and recently came available with both AT&T and T-Mobile. Time will tell how well received the handset will be, however the one argument that we keep seeing comes to the apps. And in the case of the BlackBerry -- that may be better classified as a lack of apps. That is not to say BlackBerry users are necessarily missing everything though, they do have 100,000 apps available.

T-Mobile 4G LTE UNcarrier device lineup revealed

T-Mobile is currently sharing the UNcarrier details, which thankfully includes a breakdown of the devices that will be available. We touched on the devices in a previous post, however it looks like T-Mobile has revealed a bit more in terms of availability and pricing details. Well pricing and availability for most of the devices anyway.

BlackBerry unveils ‘Secure Work Space’ app for BYOD Android users

It looks like we once again have some Android and BlackBerry crossover. We know that BlackBerry 10 users are able to sideload Android apps and we have also seen chatter about select BlackBerry apps coming to Android. This latest is dealing the the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) market and will be managed through BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10. The solution they are discussing is called Secure Work Space.

Lenovo CEO is open to the idea of buying BlackBerry

This isn't the firs time we've heard scattered rumors regarding the extremely popular PC maker Lenovo buying BlackBerry, but today their CEO made a few remarks that has the rumors swirling again. Previously RIM, now known as BlackBerry could be a potential target for Lenovo to buyout, and their CEO said an acquisition “could possibly make sense.”

Smartphone app downloads predicted to reach 56 billion in 2013

How many apps do you have installed on your smartphone or tablet? If we had to guess, that number would be fairly large. I have just over 70 installed on my Galaxy S III, however I would probably say that number is on the lower end as compared to some. Needless to say, regardless of how many apps you have personally, one thing is clear -- apps are popular. And in fact, with more and more users moving to smartphones, the amount of downloaded apps is only going to increase.

BlackBerry Z10 users will be able to sideload Android apps

We have seen details stating that BlackBerry 10 would be launching with 28,000 repackaged Android apps. And while that may sound like a good start, it seems that many more will be available for those willing to do some sideloading. This process is not necessarily as simple as grabbing an APK file and installing it, however thanks to the work of others -- the process should be able to be done by just about anyone that can follow some directions.
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