So I’m streaming music tonight, and the Jimmy Eat World song “The Middle” comes on.

Mobile click here

 

 

I’m streaming using my BB Z30. This time with the Slacker app from the Amazon app store. And I’m using Bluetooth audio connected to a cool little Toshiba BT wireless speaker. Yup, .apk music apps have great access to Bluetooth.

Anyway, I felt like checking my carrier (Telus) mobility website for access and pricing on BlackBerry devices because of the revelation that Rogers had here in Canada.

And, what do I see?

I see people getting ripped off. That’s what I see. If you buy an Apple product, you might want to, no you SHOULD look at BlackBerry!

Look at this!

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Look at the prices! Are you nuts?

First of all, $450.00 for an ancient iPhone 4s with a paltry 8gb? Zero dollars down, but really? It should be a giveaway! Scratch that, it needs crushing.

Then there’s the 16gb iPhone 5c. A plastic version of last years iPhone 5 for $130.00. This is bad, it’s yesterday’s news, and a suspect purchase at best.

My favorite is the 64gb iPhone 5s for $440.00 on a 2 year contract. Are you kidding me? What a rip off! For a phone that can’t do what a BB Z30 can do! Thanks to Veeru for kicking it up to 31!

Now look at the BlackBerry pricing…

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The “App Gap” is over people. Look at it!

A Z30 for 50 bucks on the SAME 2 year plan, plus throw in another 50 bucks for a 64gb SD card and you have a 80gb phone with none of the restrictions Apple puts on it’s users!

That’s a savings of $340.00 over a 64gb iPhone 5s!

A phone that is riddled with security issues.

The oldest mobile OS on the planet.

Fraught with messaging problems.

A BB10 device is a much more logical choice for consumers, business, and industry.

It’s safer, smoother, and more affordable.

Get one.

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Now perhaps it’s a bit early to say ZDNet is actually all in on BlackBerry, but they’re definitely dipping their toe in and testing the water. Matthew Miller wrote today “Six reasons to still consider a BlackBerry 10 smartphone”

Android phones are pushing specs to the limit and offer just about every application you could want. There are very few new Windows Phone devices in the US, but with Windows Phone 8.1 starting to appear we may see some new devices before the end of the year. There is still an app gap for many apps beyond just the most popular.

Apple’s new iPhone will perfect things that Android and Windows Phone have been doing for a couple of years and will again sell millions of new devices. After testing the Amazon Fire phone, it is clear to me that a BlackBerry 10 device is a better choice for most people, especially for those using their phone to get work done.

I love that! Pretty much nails what we BlackBerry fans have been saying since the release of the Z10 doesn’t it? Android is a spec whore. Windows Phone has, oh so much more growing to do. Apple is playing catch up. Very concise and true observations Matthew!

A quick run down of his 6 reasons:

  1. Hub
  2. Hardware build quality and design
  3.  Security
  4. Keyboard
  5. Android apps
  6. BBM

We know that list well don’t we? These are the same things I was having to argue were so worth it at a so-called BlackBerry fansite last year, and probably the same thing people are still arguing about over there now. Well, now Matthew over at ZDNet is saying the same thing. Public perception is changing, and that’s all we need. Don’t get me wrong, there are still trolling bloggers out there, but everyday their numbers dwindle, and we will welcome any that want to cross the line and admit that BlackBerry really the best smartphone platform available.

Source: ZDNet

 

mclovin-drivers-licenseIt’s been a while since we’ve looked at the security woes of our little green robot friend. Let’s take a look at one that Arstechnica wrote about today. As most exploits we learn about here, this is hardly new. This particular one has been living inside android since Android 2.1 and still lives on in the Android L preview. This exploit, dubbed ‘Fake ID’ would allow a malicious app to gain access to areas of Android it’s not supposed to be allowed to. The reason for this? Because Android’s sandbox system does not actually check the certificates of apps installed on the device.

Apparently in the android universe, apps are to play within their own data which it has been given permission to access. Some apps however have super powers, meaning that they are allowed to leave their own sandbox, and jump in to a neighbor kids sandbox to help him build his sandcastle. Apps like Adobe Flash are granted these powers as it can be needed for graphics and animation within other apps. There are a handful of these super powered apps that will do precisely as they are expected to do, work where they are supposed to work, and not cause any harm. And Android is happy to let them, without actually verifying they are what they say they are.

And therein lies the problem. A malicious app can tell Google it is one of these apps that are allowed special permissions, and gain access to the phone it’s not supposed to have. There are certain apps that are used to apply security enhancements to phones, that are granted nearly all administrative functions over the phone. A malicious app that has makes a fake ID stating it is one of these apps, could have complete access and control of an android phone.

The Good News: Google has responded to the issue with the following statement.

We appreciate Bluebox responsibly reporting this vulnerability to us; third-party research is one of the ways Android is made stronger for users. After receiving word of this vulnerability, we quickly issued a patch that was distributed to Android partners, as well as to AOSP. Google Play and Verify Apps have also been enhanced to protect users from this issue. At this time, we have scanned all applications submitted to Google Play as well as those Google has reviewed from outside of Google Play, and we have seen no evidence of attempted exploitation of this vulnerability.

The Bad News: We don’t know what the patch was or did. We don’t know how it is being distributed. And as we can guess with how poorly Android users are at updating their phones, there’s probably a lot, if not the majority of users, that will never receive that patch.

So… BlackBerry acquired Secusmart… feels good doesn’t it?

 

source: Arstechnica

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And so it begins…

It wasn’t so long ago that carriers left BlackBerry in the lurch across the west in a domino effect. The US started it, followed by the UK and Europe and, in the end, even the great Rogers of Canada stopped stocking the full range of Blackberry 10 phones.

To the furious anger of many a Canadian.

A pattern not repeated in the East, I have to say.

But, with the signs that the storm is gathering Rogers have made a VERY smart move.

You can, again, get the FULL RANGE of BlackBerry 10 smartphones, including the AMAZING BlackBerry Z30, from Canada’s biggest carrier and there’s not an OS7 handset to be seen!

Well, well, maybe someone is getting the message…

And maybe some others in the West who decided to fall out with BlackBerry in a rather arrogant fit of petulance might well be regretting it.

Eh John?

So, if you are a Rogers customer, you are due an upgrade and you want the world’s greatest smartphone to date then here’s the link for you:

ROGERS FULL RANGE OF BLACKBERRY 10 PHONES

And now Rogers have decided that BlackBerry are not dead after all and actually they’ve been losing money promoting the iPhonian and Androidian stuff whilst we all went to Shop BlackBerry and Amazon for a proper phone, you can expect other Canadian carriers to follow suit.

And then the UK and Europe and, not long now, the US (except one, of course).

Oh, and if you walk into a Rogers store and the staff aren’t quite up with the news feel free to have this article in your hand.

And maybe to avoid a long tedious conversation whilst they attempt to sell you an SG5 from all that unsold stock it might be worth just saying that UTB sent you.

They’ll just go get it then.

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Someone at Bloomberg, it seems, doesn’t like BlackBerry and for a change it’s not our resident iDiot Mr Geller.

Because they have written the most bizarre piece on the fact that it would seem that Ford have decided to distribute iPhones throughout their business to thwart their workers hopes of ever getting a job finished on time.

And probably guaranteeing that all the other motor company’s now know what they are working on.

Which, as our friends at Mercedes Petronas F1 team alluded, isn’t a good idea if you want to win in the motoring world.

Craig Trudell and Keith Naughton of Bloomberg have worked tirelessly on this one, collaborating to bring us the news that:

Ford Motor Co. (F) is deploying iPhones for corporate use to employees worldwide, scoring a win for Apple Inc. (AAPL) as it seeks to lure more corporate customers.

The second largest U.S. automaker will replace BlackBerry Ltd.’s smartphones with iPhones for about 3,300 workers by the end of this year, Sara Tatchio, a Ford spokeswoman, said today in an interview. About 6,000 more employees will receive iPhones over the next two years, replacing flip phones, she said. Ford is hiring a mobile technology analyst whose main focus will be to oversee the “global deployment of corporate iPhones,” the company said in an online job posting.

Wait. What’s that sorry?

BlackBerry flip phones?

Do they mean this?

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Well, since it would seem they’ve been using the BlackBerry Pearl 8220 for the last 6 years it would be fair to say they are due an upgrade. Ah… but they haven’t actually upgraded…

Here’s the apparent reasoning behind the switch:

“We are going to get everyone on iPhones,” Tatchio said. “It meets the overall needs of the employees because it is able to serve both our business needs in a secure way and the needs we have in our personal lives with a single device.”
Having all employees on the same smartphone will improve security and simplify information technology management, Tatchio said. Ford is making “no extra investment” to convert to iPhones, other than the cost of replacing the devices, she said.

Poor Sara Tatchio.

Firstly, from the statement here, it would seem there is no Mobile Management system in place here at all. And even if there was, if it isn’t BES10 then you’re heading for trouble as Aviva Insurance found out as their decision to switch to Mobile Iron and iPhones reportedly cost them millions. Whoever has told her that an iPhone is secure is living in fairy land. Won’t be long until they see something like this that Aviva woke up to one day:

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Secondly, at least the 2008 Pearl 8220 had a battery that lasted a day or more. Now they get one that lasts 3 to 4 hours if you are lucky.

Thirdly, the damn thing can hardly hold a signal so here’s hoping Ford (a car manufacturer) don’t want any of their employees to actually move away from the wall socket that they have found is the best one to allow them to make a call whilst charging.

Never mind the appalling email system, fact you can hardly attach a document etc, etc.

So, what we have here is yet another case of someone in a company deciding that the iPhone is actually a good idea in some way and they have unwittingly and with a big smile on their faces opened the door to let anyone see what is on their employees phones whilst making them less productive in the process.

Brilliant!

Ford have form in this area, of course…

Earlier this year they ditched Microsoft to come #BackToBlack with QNX for their in car systems.

We strongly suspect that they’ll be doing the same here further down the line as the full horror of what they have unleashed in their midst starts to become apparent.

Let’s hope they haven’t lost too much money by then.

And Sara?

Let’s hope that she remembers the fact that no one who chose BlackBerry has ever been fired for that choice.

And moves on quick.

Goodbye Ford.

See you soon!

BlackBerry Acquires Secusmart

BlackBerry Acquires Secusmart

At the BlackBerry Security Summit, BlackBerry today announced the acquisition of German high security specialist Secusmart.  To put this acquisition into better perspective, we’ve decided to give you a brief overview of the company and the products they offer.

Secusmart was established in 2007 by founders Dr. Hans-Christoph Quelle and Dr. Christoph Erdmann.  Governmental agencies, defense ministries, and many other institutions are equipped with the secure solutions from Secusmart.  Apart from providing the highest level of protection for emails, text messages and voice communications, Secusmart also secures the landline phones and teleconferences of DAX quoted companies, corporate consulting agencies, and brokers.

The following resource from the Secusmart site provides a great overview of the security technology in place:

At the Heart of all Secusmart Solutions

The Secusmart Security Card is at the heart of all Secusmart solutions. This smart card ensures the highest level of data protection for e-mails, text messages and voice communication. The miniature computer integrated into the micro-SD card contains the NXP SmartMX P5CT072 crypto-controller with a PKI coprocessor for authentication. An additional high-speed coprocessor encrypts voice and data communication using 128 bit AES. AES is considered the most secure and efficient algorithm for the symmetric encryption of data and voice communication. The SecuSUITE for BlackBerry 10 solution is able to meet all the German government’s requirements for secure mobile telephony (VS-NfD security clearance).

Secusmart Tech

 

Hightech Made in Germany

  • The Secusmart Security Card is a wafer-thin encryption computer integrated into a standard card format with a surface size of only 1 cm2.

  • The smart card enables 340 sextillion keys for encryption purposes – it would take ca. 149 billion years to crack this code.

  • At its heart is an NXP SmartMX P5C T072 crypto-controller with a PKI coprocessor for authentication, which has an EAL 5+ certification according to the Common Criteria.

  • An additional high speed coprocessor encrypts voice and data communication using 128 bit AES, the most secure and efficient algorithm for encrypting data and voice communication.

Secusmart provides security solutions for Public Authorities and Companies.   For Public Authorities they offer the SecuSUITE for BlackBerry® 10, and Federal Security Net.

With BlackBerry Balance technology, “SecuSUITE for BlackBerry 10 ensures completely secure mobile voice and data communication. The high security solution protects voice, text messages, mobile e-mail and PIMs with calendar data and notes from third party attacks for the first time ever. Users can switch to the personal area with a single swipe. All the fun of a personal smartphone combined with business high security: with the SecuSUITE for BlackBerry 10, the Secusmart company in Düsseldorf brings everything in balance.” Users will still be able to enjoy the consumer features of their BB10 phones, such as chat apps, social media and music on the personal side.

Their solution doesn’t end at mobile security, as landline voice communications can also be secured.   Federal Security Net will include SecuSUITE for BlackBerry 10, and highly secure telecommunication systems (SecuGATE LV) and telephone conferences (SecuBRIDGE) and SecuGATE LV 1 snom edition and SecuGATE LV 1 tiptel edition desk telephones.

Companies can also take advantage of SecuSUITE for BlackBerry 10 and a maximum security calling app developed in collaboration with Vodafone called Secure Call: “Secure Call isn’t just designed for politicians and government agencies, it also helps companies of all sizes to protect their intellectual property. Secure Call is a product that offers both the corporate and consumer sector top government-level encryption for maximum voice communications security. Inexpensively priced, the app will be a very attractive option for companies of all sizes.”…”Secure Call offers both businesses and private individuals the same standard of voice communication encryption that Angela Merkel enjoys on a platform-independent basis, which means that that the app can be used on all leading smartphones. It gives users complete flexibility in conjunction with absolutely secure voice communications.”

Interesting to note that Secure Call will be available for private use as well and will be cross platform.   Not only does BlackBerry offer secure instant messaging via cross platform BBM, but consumers will be able to have fully encrypted mobile voice communication as well.   Unfortunately, the pricing for the app/service with Vodafone is not yet available on the site.

So there you have it, a brief overview of Secusmart and its offerings. For more in depth details, I highly recommend visiting their site at https://www.secusmart.com.

We know that BlackBerry provides the most secure end-to-end mobile solution via BES and BlackBerry devices; now BlackBerry has just taken it to the next level by offering secure voice communication as well.  Today’s announcement further underscores that security is a top priority at BlackBerry.  While a lot of media attention was given to the recent Apple and IBM deal, this is a very big announcement in its own right as BlackBerry will now also become the best choice for secure voice communication as well as MDM/EMM.

If you’re a governmental agency, or an enterprise that deals with very sensitive information, your choice is quite clear.  Forget the fancy and misleading advertising of the competitors and trust BlackBerry.   NATO does, the US Department of Defense does, the German government does, and so can you.

Source:  https://www.secusmart.com

business-fills-the-gapSince the arrival of bb10 the common complaint has been the lack of apps available, or as it has been referred to as the “app gap”.  It has been a long time statement or argument of mine of how this circle has been going.  Since its infancy, bb10 has had a struggle for apps to draw “new” users or even some previous users back to the world of BlackBerry.    The circle I refer to starts with the fact that the lack of apps deterred many would be users, less potential users deterred devs to build native BlackBerry10 applications.   Now we see where the circle comes to play.

Then, it became known that bb10 was in fact becoming more adept at running android APK’s. Early on many users who were savvy enough learned what has now become known as side loading. The conversion of and Android APK into the .bar files that BlackBerry10 allows to run.  This method had a learning curve and definitely not for your amateur user.   Think involved debug codes, special programs to convert and then certain programs to load the converted files onto the device.

Then came os 10.2.xxxx and suddenly everything we knew of side loading has changed.   Built within the operating system was a now opened installer of APK’S… within the device itself! but still, finding APK’s was a challenge and side loading of the APK was your quickest bet. Just side load the APK and then open it in the device and the conversion happened like magic and installed.

This the led to one dev’s idea, an application, or “store” per say called SNAP. One side load of the program and now in a snap you can search, download, and install any android app within minutes if not seconds sometimes. Thus, changing the game when it came to the “app gap”. Just about any android App is at the users fingertips… IF the user side loaded SNAP that is.

This did NOT go unnoticed throughout the community, or in BlackBerry for that matter. Now, with the announcement recently of a deal with Amazon for a built in native android APK downloader that requires NO side loading whatsoever, taking the hardest part out of the equation of app downloading.  Though many still say they will continue to use SNAP for less of a “restriction” on what to download and such compared to a companies “store”.

So why this discussion of “App Gap”, side loading, android APK’S and installing onto our beloved BlackBerry10 devices? Simple, it is a potentially great stepping stone.  Close the “App Gap”, gain new users or even previous users into BlackBerry10. The more potential users / customers for app developers, the more inclined they may be to build a native bb10 version for our devices. THEN more native apps will be less of an excuse for users to pass on bb10.

Now, it may seems that this article is promoting the use of APK’S over native apps, quite the opposite.   It is promoting the little boost some developer may need to build more native bb10 apps.  To break the viciously redundant circle we as a community run into when it cam to the “App Gap “. Gain more users to gain apps, apps come the users will follow.

If viewed as a stepping stone to break the cycle, tbe packaging of new devices with APK down loaders or stores could be a great next step… but hopefully will be viewed and executed as such. The support of bb10 developers os a necessity to push forward. Let’s show that we WANT native apps, but show the devs what we will do to obtain them. If enough download through the native APK store those numbers may translate to a bb10 native app… the end goal.

So support your local native devs first (obviously) but let the voice be heard that users are indeed here and can bring more if the stepping stone idea is properly executed.

BlackBerry10 on!

Miles @mopar_fxr

Verizon Rolling Out BB10 OS 10.2.1.3253 For The Q10

Verizon Rolling Out BB10 OS 10.2.1.3253 For The Q10

 

Great news for Q10 users on the Verizon network as Verizon has begun rolling out OS 10.2.1.3253 (Software Release 10.2.1.2976).

See here for full details of the update, and here for download instructions.

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BlackBerry and Trend Micro systems partnered to vet malicious apps. This partnership is named BlackBerry guardian and is already in place to monitor apps available through BlackBerry World. Starting with Passport device launch and OS 10.3, Guardian program is being extended to apps that will ie installed from Amazon App store. Here is the full announcement from BlackBerry.
“Applications are a key component of any software platform, and BlackBerry is one of the leading platforms for mobile app development. In addition to all the apps in BlackBerry World, we’ve partnered with Amazon to make the Amazon Appstore available on BlackBerry 10 smartphones. This vibrant ecosystem gives users maximum choice and lets us place our emphasis on developing vital enterprise and productivity applications.

As leaders in mobile security, we at BlackBerry feel a strong responsibility to protect users’ privacy and security. I’m very proud to lead the team responsible for BlackBerry Guardian, a program that combines automated and manual analysis with Trend Micro’s Mobile App Reputation Service to comprehensively vet apps in our storefront. Apps submitted to BlackBerry World are continuously monitored to help protect customers from malware and privacy issues. If we identify a suspicious app, we investigate and take whatever action is needed to protect BlackBerry customers, including either denying the app or removing it from BlackBerry World.

I’m happy to announce that starting with the BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry Guardian will automatically check all Android apps that customers install on their BlackBerry smartphones. This includes apps from the Amazon Appstore and apps installed from other sources. If a suspicious app is detected, the user will have the choice to proceed or cancel the installation. This on-device service will be available for free to users of the BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry Classic and future BlackBerry 10 devices. Existing BlackBerry 10 customers can expect to see BlackBerry Guardian in an upcoming BlackBerry 10 software update.

BlackBerry Guardian is just one part of our multi-layered security strategy. BlackBerry 10 was designed for security from the ground up. Resilient enough to power nuclear power plants and designed to fail safe, the QNX microkernel core that powers the BlackBerry 10 OS offers exceptional security strengths. Its unique sandboxing capabilities are designed to contain and separate each application and its data from other applications and core system functionality. For nearly 10 years, our on-device application permissions have given BlackBerry users full visibility and control over what resources apps can access (e.g. GPS, Calendar). BlackBerry Balance provides a clear separation between Work and Personal apps and data, protecting users’ privacy and letting them install apps while securing corporate data. Enterprises can whitelist and blacklist applications through BlackBerry World for Work and enforce IT policy controls to protect users.

Last but definitely not least, we’re committed to transparent communication and response to security incidents and threats. Our dedicated BlackBerry Security Incident Response Team constantly monitors emerging threats and works with internal teams to get them resolved as quickly as possible. We also engage with BlackBerry developers to help them follow security best practices and protect user privacy.

As we continue to expand our app platform, you can be sure that we’ll continue to proactively protect all of our customers. BlackBerry is synonymous with mobile security, and our malware and privacy protections are yet another example of our industry leadership and innovation.”
So there you folks, android apps are more secured on BlackBerry!

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Oh, Mr Chen, you never cease to surprise!

So, all this BlackBerry buyout talk was absolutely correct.

Only it just so happens that it was BLACKBERRY doing all the buying.

In your face naysayers.

With impeccable timing, hot on the heels of our report yesterday that the German government had placed an order for BlackBerry devices worth around 40 million Euro to secure their communications from prying foreign eyes and ears BlackBerry have pulled out the Ace in the pack.

You see, those devices have one extra component that finishes the job off as far as top level security is concerned, a chip from Dusseldorf specialists Secusmart that was fitted to the original 5,000 devices the German government ordered. And, they must have been convinced enough that the combination had done the job as they’ve ordered more.

Previously, of course, the profit on the order would have been split between the two companies – now not only have BlackBerry secured the profits on this deal but they have a tried and tested government solution which is now powered by the BlackBerry Secusmart chip, ready to go for any other top level organisation that requires such a solution.

Not promises.

TRIED AND TESTED.

So, we can see a lot of Governments lining up for this one and we also hear that a little organisation called NATO have employed BlackBerry Secusmart to secure their devices too.

Wow! Great move for BlackBerry! Here’s the press release:

BlackBerry Reinforces Mobile Security Leadership with Acquisition of Secusmart

Waterloo, ON – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a world leader in mobile communications, has entered into an agreement to acquire Secusmart GmbH, a leader in high-security voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping solutions for government organizations, enterprises and telecommunications service providers in Germany and internationally.

The transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain customary conditions, including the receipt of regulatory approvals.

“We are always improving our security solutions to keep up with the growing complexity of enterprise mobility, with devices being used for more critical tasks and to store more critical information, and security attacks becoming more sophisticated,” said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO, BlackBerry. “The acquisition of Secusmart underscores our focus on addressing growing security costs and threats ranging from individual privacy to national security. This acquisition bolsters our security solutions with leading voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping technologies, and furthers BlackBerry’s security leadership in end-to-end mobile solutions.”

BlackBerry and Secusmart have previously partnered to offer Secusmart’s innovative technology to customers that have the most demanding security needs. In fact, last year, the SecuSUITE for BlackBerry® 10 solution was selected by Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security for classified communications for the country’s highest public officials. Through this collaboration, the two companies have provided Secusmart-equipped BlackBerry smartphones to a significant number of German government agencies and almost all German government ministries and leaders, including Chancellor Angela Merkel.

“This transaction is a fantastic opportunity to accelerate growth in the market for high-end secure communications solutions, driven by the need to combat electronic eavesdropping and data theft,” said Dr. Hans-Christoph Quelle, Managing Director of Secusmart. “Secusmart and BlackBerry’s solution already meets the highest security requirements of the German federal authorities and NATO for restricted communications. We see significant opportunities to introduce Secusmart’s solutions to more of BlackBerry’s government and enterprise customers around the world.”

BlackBerry’s acquisition of Secusmart is the latest demonstration of the company’s commitment to being the first name in enterprise mobile security. This commitment is why BlackBerry customers include all G7 governments, 16 of the G20 governments, 10 out of 10 of the largest global enterprises in each of the pharmaceutical, legal and automotive industries, and the five largest oil and gas companies. BlackBerry has more security certifications than any other vendor and is the only mobility solution to receive “Full Operational Capability” (FOC) approval to run on U.S. Department of Defense networks.

About BlackBerry

A global leader in mobile communications, BlackBerry® revolutionized the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The company trades under the ticker symbols “BB” on the Toronto Stock Exchange and “BBRY” on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit www.blackberry.com.

About Secusmart

Secusmart (www.secusmart.com) is the leading expert in the development and implementation of comprehensive anti-eavesdropping solutions for German government agencies and organizations responsible for the provision of emergency services as well as governments and public authorities outside of Germany. With the SecuSUITE for BlackBerry 10 Chancellor Phone, Secusmart combines modern smartphone convenience with highly secure mobile communication. Together with Vodafone, the Düsseldorf anti-eavesdropping experts have integrated the highly secure voice encryption from SecuSUITE for BlackBerry 10 into the new Secure Call app, providing a highly secure smartphone for businesses. Landline phones are also protected within the scope of the Federal Security Network, a customer specific solution including SecuGATE LV, tap-proof desk telephones, and SecuBRIDGE, encrypted telephone conferences.