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BlackBerry Argon Leaked – DTEK60

BlackBerry DTEK60 Render by Dylan Habkirk

BlackBerry accidentally let the cat out of the bag earlier today with regards to the next upcoming Android device, codenamed Argon. Whilst most of the specs have already been rumoured, this seems to solidify the position as the next BlackBerry Flagship device and confirming these rumours. The image above is a render by Dylan Habkirk (@realdhabkirk). Continue reading

BlackBerry Releases Quadrooter Security Patches

This morning, BlackBerry released a new update for the Android based devices, Priv and DTEK50. This update was a security patch for the Quadrooter vulnerabilities unveiled last week at DEF CON Conference. These high-severity vulnerabilities affects pretty much most of the devices running on Qualcomm processors and BlackBerry is the first vendor in the world to release the security patches for the devices. Continue reading

Pokémon Go Is Officially Out In Singapore!

Pokémon Go, the augmented reality mobile game from Nintendo and developer Niantic Labs, is out now for both iOS and Android in Singapore! Those of you sporting a BlackBerry Priv (and the upcoming DTEK50) – good news, you can play it natively by downloading and installing from the Google Play Store now. For those of you sporting a BlackBerry 10 device, unfortunately, it is not that simple and as of this point, only the BlackBerry Passport is able to support it with a couple of tricks.

For more tips and tricks, do refer to our original article in July.

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BlackBerry Updates the BlackBerry Applications on BlackBerry Android Devices

BlackBerry Keyboard Update

Still in the news of Android applications, BlackBerry today has also started rolling out a series of application updates for the BlackBerry applications on BlackBerry devices powered by Android, such as the BlackBerry Priv and BlackBerry DTEK50. The application updates are pretty much across the BlackBerry apps so there’s quite a few! If your a BlackBerry Android device owner, check your Google Play Store for the updates now! Continue reading

Get The ‘BlackBerry’ Essentials on Any Android Device Now!

BlackBerry Hub+

Today BlackBerry announced that they will be opening up the BlackBerry suite of Android apps to all Android devices under a new subscription model. This means that you will be able to use the key essential BlackBerry Applications on you android devices, as long as it runs Android Marshmallow (6.0) and above – although BlackBerry mentions that they are working to bring it to Lollipop (5.0) based devices soon. Dubbed as the BlackBerry Hub+, this bundle of subscription-based applications includes BlackBerry Calender, Password Keeper, Contacts, Notes, Launcher and more. Continue reading

Deleted A WhatsApp Chat? It May Not Be Deleted

WhatsApp Chat screen

According to iOS researcher Jonathan Zdziarski, WhatsApp doesn’t actually delete chats that you have deleted – until a much later date. In essence, the software retains and stores a forensic trace of the chat logs even after the chats have been deleted, which would really delight anyone with interest in your chat history. And if you have it backed up remotely, this same data are also purportedly recoverable. Continue reading

PSA: Singtel No Longer Supports BIS

Singtel Ceasing all BIS services

As of 25 July 2016, Singtel has announced that it will cease and stop supporting the legacy BlackBerry Internet Service. This legacy BlackBerry Internet Service was required for all BlackBerry devices to connect securely to the BlackBerry infrastructure and receive email’s, BBM and data both safely and more reliably than any other devices, and at the same time, compressing hence, resulting in lower data usage. This was removed when BlackBerry 10 was launched as we have covered back in 2013. As all BlackBerry devices that relies on this BIS runs on either 2G or 2G-3G only, with Singapore removing support for 2G services in April 2017, it would have rendered more than half of the models useless already. However, despite this, those still clutching on a 3G enabled legacy BlackBerry device (which basically are the more popular 9xxx series such as 9000 or 9780 or 9790 or 9800 or 9810 or 9900), you are unfortunately out of options with Singtel right now. There’s no word from the other two telco’s right now but we suspect that it is a matter of time.

Devices that are NOT affected:

  • Any BlackBerry 10 device including:
    • BlackBerry Z3
    • BlackBerry Z10
    • BlackBerry Z30
    • BlackBerry Q5
    • BlackBerry Q10
    • BlackBerry Leap
    • BlackBerry Passport
    • BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition
    • BlackBerry Classic
  • Any BlackBerry-Android device including (list compiled as of 1 August 2016, any device released later will also not be affected):
    • BlackBerry Priv
    • BlackBerry DTEK50

For those of you affected by Singtel and still like to stick to Singtel but still like the device, and still like to use it for Whatsapp (maybe unstable) and internet surfing, you can follow our APN setup here on our FAQ.