BlackBerry Introduces Stylish, 5” All-Touch BlackBerry 10 Smartphone Designed for Customers in Indonesia

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BlackBerry Z3 smartphone

BlackBerry Z3 smartphone

BlackBerry Limited, a global leader in mobile communications, today announced the BlackBerry Z3 smartphone, a new all-touch BlackBerry 10 smartphone designed with Indonesian customers in mind. Made for the next generation of BlackBerry customers in Indonesia, and customized with local apps and content, the stylish new BlackBerry Z3 smartphone features a modern design with a 5” display, long lasting battery and comes with BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2.1.  The new BlackBerry Z3 smartphone is customized with access to local apps and Indonesian content and comes with the latest BlackBerry 10 OS, version 10.2.1, that will make the things you do every day faster and easier.

Key features include:

·         BlackBerry Hub – The ever present BlackBerry Hub lets you access all your work and personal email, BBM™, text messages, social media updates and notifications in one place, with the ability to “peek” into the BlackBerry Hub from anywhere, so you’re always only one swipe away from what matters to you. The Hub can be customized to identify priority messages and to filter the message list by various criteria that you can then activate with a simple pinch gesture.

·         BBM – BBM on the BlackBerry Z3 smartphone includes all the latest features of the popular mobile social network, customized for Indonesians. You get BBM voice and video chatting with Screen Share and support for BlackBerry Natural Sound, letting you hear nuances and variations in tone in a BBM Voice chat, and making the conversation sound like you’re in the same room. BBM Channels features a variety of Indonesian channels as well as a package of BBM stickers that have been specially designed by an Indonesian artist.

·         BlackBerry Keyboard – The BlackBerry Keyboard learns what words you use and how you use them, then offers them up to you so you can type faster and more accurately. It gives you the best Bahasa Indonesia typing experience on a touchscreen, complete with multi-language support that lets you type in up to 3 different languages at the same time.

·         Time Shift & Story Maker – The BlackBerry Z3 smartphone’s astonishing Time Shift camera feature lets you capture a group shot where everyone is smiling with their eyes wide open. You can also use Story Maker to bring a collection of photos and videos together, along with music and effects, to produce an HD movie that you can instantly share on YouTube.

·         BlackBerry 10 Browser – The BlackBerry 10 browser sets the industry benchmark for HTML5 performance on smartphones, and is incredibly fast, with fluid and responsive scrolling and zooming. The browser includes many advanced features, supports multiple tabs, lets you browse sites privately, includes a reader mode, and integrates with the platform for easily sharing content. You can even save web pages for later viewing.

·         Instant Previews & Reply Now – Be more timely and responsive with Instant Previews that bring BBM, SMS and email message to you no matter what you are doing on your BlackBerry Z3 smartphone. You can even reply to your BBM or SMS messages in any app, or swipe to the BlackBerry Hub to respond. If you get a phone call that you can’t answer right way, you can instantly silence the call and send a Reply Now response through BBM, SMS or email to let the caller know you’re busy.

·         Fast, Easy Sharing – The BlackBerry Z3 smartphone learns how you share and who you share with, helping you reduce the number of steps and amount of time it takes to get your files, photos, or documents to where they need to go. Touching “share” in any app provides suggestions on who and how to share your files based on who you’ve shared with in the past, and the feature only gets smarter the more you use it.

·         FM Radio – The new BlackBerry Z3 includes a built-in FM radio. You can listen to local FM stations, which does not require any network connection.

The new BlackBerry Z3 smartphone is expected to be available from leading carriers and retailers in Indonesia in April. Further details on pricing and availability will be announced at launch.


Facebook for BlackBerry 10 Updated

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Facebook for BlackBerry 10 Updated

Facebook for BlackBerry 10 Updated

BBM team has updated BlackBerry 10 to OS 10.2.1 and has been cooking up some exciting announcements. The Facebook app for BlackBerry 10 v10.3 receives some nice improvements to help me get the most of the Facebook experience on BlackBerry 10 device.

Facebook v 10.3 Highlights:

  • Inline Tagging in Status Posts – Easily tag friends in a status post or a shared post. Your friends list automatically appears as you type.
  • “New Stories” active link in newsfeed – Get notification as new stories are posted. Notifications appear when in the newsfeed, and instantly refreshes the newsfeed when selected.
  • Deleting/hiding posts on your own timeline – Second thoughts about that post… not to worry, you can now delete or hide posts on your own timeline.
  • View content when offline – Improved caching means that you can now see all content downloaded prior to going offline, when you are offline.

Other improvements include the ability to comment on comments. Download Facebook for BlackBerry 10 and give these features a try.


BlackBerry Launches BBM Channels

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BBM Channels

BBM Channels

BBM Channels for BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS devices has officially launched! BBM Channels is a great way to have real conversations with people across the world, whether you’re engaging with others across a variety of BBM Channels or creating your own and connecting with new BBM Channels Contacts. To help you dive in, here’s an overview of a few things you’ll want to know. For example, you can create and manage a BBM Channel using the BBM Channels Manager website. BBM Channels is not yet available to those using BBM on Android and iPhone devices, but you can still get started on the website if you have a confirmed BlackBerry ID email address!

What is BBM Channels, and how do I get it?

If you aren’t familiar with BBM Channels, it is a new feature that allows you to engage in conversations with other people, brands and communities. For example, I love Formula1, so I joined the Mercedes AMG Petronas BBM Channel to follow insider news from my favorite team. You can also make your own channel and take advantage of several unique features that make connecting with your subscribers really easy.

BBM Channels is available for BlackBerry 10 and BlackBerry OS devices and can be found in BlackBerry World. If you already have BBM installed, upgrade by clicking here while using a BlackBerry device, or open BlackBerry World and select My World. You’ll be shown your application updates that will include a BBM update. After updating, look for the new channels option the next time you open BBM.

Find and participate in other BBM Channels

Provided you have the latest version of BBM, discovering new channels to join and participate in couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is open BBM and tap the menu icon in the bottom-left corner followed by selecting Channels. You’ll be shown a collection of featured channels and posts that might interest you, or you can search for other channels.

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Updated Facebook App Now Available for BlackBerry 10 Smartphones

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Facebook v10.2.2 for BlackBerry 10 smartphone

Facebook v10.2.2 for BlackBerry 10 smartphone

Facebook v10.2.2 for BlackBerry 10 smartphones is available on the BlackBerry World storefront as a free download. Facebook v10.2.2 is an update designed to make it easier than ever to express yourself and stay connected while on the go. Here’s a quick rundown of the highlight features. Be sure to read through these, then download the update to Facebook for BlackBerry 10. The new Facebook app for BlackBerry 10 smartphones includes:

  • Share updates from your friends or pages on your wall, on a friend’s wall, in a group, in a list, or in a message.
  • Do more with chat: Add a friend to a group chat, and see when your chat messages have been read.
  • Preview links before you share them to your timeline.
  • View videos and use the Facebook app in landscape mode.
  • Delete status updates and other posts from within the Facebook app.

Download the Facebook app here and let us know what you think in the comments below.