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Mobile Business Services Provider ISEC7 Offers BlackBerry 10 Readiness Services

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ISEC7 is a German mobile business services provider that has begun to offer a suite of services surrounding companies’ desire to migrate to the BlackBerry 10 platform. Their BlackBerry 10 Readiness Services will help companies transition from their legacy BES to BlackBerry Enterprise Services 10 and port their mission critical business apps. Continue reading ‘Mobile Business Services Provider ISEC7 Offers BlackBerry 10 Readiness Services’

Germany’s IT Security Agency Warns of “Critical Weaknesses” in Apple’s iOS

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The average consumer simply doesn’t care about security today, but they will in 5 years. You can’t go an entire week without reading a story about the Chinese Government or some hacker group trying to access an individual or corporation’s private data. As smartphones become more ubiquitous, users are going to buy more of the smartphone platform that affords them more protection against malware and potential theft of personal data.

Recently, Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security warned that clicking on an infected PDF file “is sufficient to infect the mobile device with malware without the user’s knowledge” on several versions of Apple’s iOS operating system. A statement filed said that cyber criminals could access confidential information such as passwords, online banking data and emails.

QNX Rep Talks a Little About PlayBook at the Embedded World Conference

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At the Embedded World conference in Germany, QNX had a booth and the company was presenting the PlayBook. We’ve heard a lot about the PlayBook and it looks like it’s a month away from being ready to ship. Above is a quick interview with a QNX rep about some of the features of the PlayBook and the partnerships that made the PlayBook possible.

OK RIM and QNX, we’re ready for this tablet. Ship please.

Mike Lazaridis on the BlackBerry Bold 9700

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The official launch of the BlackBerry Bold 9700 took place in Germany and Mike Lazaridis was there to talk about it. He called it a “remarkable feat of engineering.”

The above video gives you a quick look at the device, and then cuts over to Mike Lazaridis, speaking at what appears to be a small press event. Nothing spectacular in the video, but the 9700 looks like a really professional device.

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App World enters French and European market despite legal issues

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Simon picked up the story that RIM VP Jeff McDowell confirmed App World will be hitting France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, this month, with Brazil and India next on the list.

Congratulations to RIM legal for entering the French market, which is a relatively difficult market to enter. The US Commerical Service has echoed this sentiment, and it has portrayed the French market in a way that could be deemed isolationist.

“Enforcement of complex technical standards and lengthy testing procedures sometimes appears to exceed reasonable requirement levels needed to assure proper performance and safety, for example in the areas of electronics, telecommunications equipment, and agriculture phytosanitary standards.”

It takes several months for RIM legal to sort through the legal documents and conditions for App World to enter a new market. It took RIM legal 2 months to get App World to Britain and there are many European countries with more complicated and restrictive laws surrounding content distribution. So while getting App World around the world is a top priority, it could be a couple years before we see global penetration.

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Free software for German and Italian BlackBerry users!

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PeekaWho for BlackBerry

BlackBerry Nation, assemble! The fine gents over at Smrtguard are in need of your help. It turns out that they’re looking to translate their award-winning software PeekaWho into Italian and German, but are without the requisite skills (i.e. being literate in Italian and German)!

Are there any Italian or German-speaking members of the BlackBerry Nation willing to lend a helping hand? If so, Smrtguard is willing to throw in a free copy of PeekaWho and FollowUp! for your BlackBerry, as well as a lifetime supply of appreciation.

All those interested can email support|AT|smrtguard|dot|com with the heading ‘Translate’.