BlackBerry Protect Now Available in Beta for All
Research In Motion today announced the general availability of BlackBerry Protect in beta for all interested users. BlackBerry Protect lets BlackBerry users manage the security of their smartphone. Some of the application's features include: remote wipe, lock, lost screen and ringer activation; cell tower and GPS tracking; and back-up and restore of contacts, text messages, bookmarks, and calendar items. BlackBerry Protect is tied to users BlackBerry ID, and offers a web-based control panel for accessing and enabling these features on a lost device. The software had previously only been available to Beta Zone testers. Starting today, it is available to all BlackBerry users in North and Latin America.
BlackBerry Expands Hub+ to More Android Phones
BlackBerry today made its BlackBerry Hub+ suite of enterprise applications available to a wider range of devices. At the same time, it added five more apps to the suite.
BlackBerry Debuts Marshmallow Beta Program for Priv
BlackBerry is opening the Android OS in Beta Zone program so consumers can download and test Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the Priv smartphone. BlackBerry says space in the beta program is limited.
BlackBerry Pushing BBOS 10.3.2 and Blend 1.2 to Most Phones
BlackBerry today said it is prepared to update most devices running BlackBerry OS 10 to version 10.3.2. The update also installs BlackBerry Blend version 1.2.
CTIA Says Smartphones Better Protected Against Theft
Beginning today, most smartphones sold in the U.S. will include anti-theft security tools.
BlackBerry Offers Its Secure Hub to Android Phones
BlackBerry today announced BlackBerry Hub+, a software offering that brings the company's BBOS 10-based messaging control center to all Android devices running 6.0 Marshmallow and up. The bundle includes BlackBerry Hub, Calendar, and Password Keeper and is available on a trial basis for free for 30 days.