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BlackBerry KEYone

BlackBerry KEYone

Design

The new BlackBerry KEYone is being released UK wide this May 2017. The new flagship has reinvented the BlackBerry keyboard with the world’s first embedded fingerprint sensor, located in the space bar. Not only is the keyboard designed with heightened security in mind, but also features up to 52 customisable shortcuts, allowing you to transform each letter for quick access to your favourite apps and important contacts and make your way around with speed and ease.  The keyboard also features ‘Flick typing’ which offers predictive text with the ability to ‘flick’ words onto your screen as you type to boost your productivity. Above the backlit keyboard, is the KEYone’s 4.5″ display, complete with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4 for greater impact and scratch resistance. Finished off with an aluminium frame and soft grip textured back.

 

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Key Specs

  • 4.5″ Display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4
  • Embedded fingerprint sensor
  • Android™ 7.1 Nougat
  • 12MP rear camera & 8MP front camera
  • Google Play™ store including BlackBerry®Hub
  • 3505mAh battery
  • Quick Charge™ 3.0 technology
  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ 506 GPU

Features

“World’s most secure Android smartphone”

Alongside being the handset to feature the world’s first embedded fingerprint sensor, the KEYone also takes another title – the world’s most secure Android smartphone. From a hardened operating system to BlackBerry Limited’s proprietary technique for establishing a hardware root of trust adding security keys to the processor, the BlackBerry KEYone is designed to offer the most secure Android smartphone experience possible. The KEYone is also preloaded with DTEK™ by BlackBerry, offering constant security monitoring and protection of your operating system and apps by letting you know when your privacy could be at risk and how you can take action to improve it. A quick glimpse lets you see the overall security rating for your device and provides simple access allowing you to easily improve your security status.
DTEk60 Security

Beyond security, the KEYone provides access to the entire Google Play store with over one million apps, including the legendary BlackBerry Hub which brings all your messages into one consolidated place; including emails, texts and messages from any social media account.  Another benefit of BlackBerry  Hub, is the ability to manage multiple email accounts without switching between apps, with support for Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Outlook, Microsoft Exchange accounts, and many other IMAP and POP3 email providers. Keeping you powered, the KEYone has the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone for 26 hours of mixed use and an astonishing 50% of battery from a charge of roughly 36 minutes. The KEYone includes a 12MP with a Sony camera sensor for crisp shots irrelevant of the lighting. The wide aperture lens with large 1.55μm pixels and dual-tone flash ensures your photos will have superior colour and clarity. Finally, the device includes an 8MP front camera with fixed focus, LCD Flash, and 84 degree wide angle lens.

Get in touch

For more information on the BlackBerry KEYone or for SIM-free and pay monthly tariff prices, please do not hesitate to get in touch via sales@cmmtelecoms.co.uk or phone 01252 854352. We are always more than happy to help.

BlackBerry DTEK60

BlackBerry DTEK60

Design

BlackBerry has released it’s latest flagship and third Android phone, the DTEK60. Similarly to it’s predecessor the DTEK50, the DTEK60 is an all-touch device with the customisable BlackBerry Convenience key, allowing you to launch any apps or functions you want it to, and mutes calls during an active phone call. However instead of using a textured plastic back, the DTEK60 sports a premium glass finish. With a 5.5″ scratch-resistant AMOLED display with a Quad HD resolution, the DTEK60 offers an impressive pixel density of around 534ppi (pixels per inch), 4x the amount the pixels of a standard HDTV. Better yet, the display features a specialized Oleophobic coating to protect against fingerprint smudges and because the display is AMOLED, it delivers richer colours and deeper black levels with less power consumption. The DTEK60 also offers the BlackBerry  Intelligent Keyboard, designed to learn from you and increase your typing accuracy and speed. The smart keyboard learns and provides word suggestions as you type, that include up to 3 languages of your choice, letting you flick them into place for faster conversations.

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Features

The DTEK60 runs a version of Android with BlackBerry’s custom launcher, keyboard and Hub on top. Giving you several benefits of BlackBerry’s old operating system including it’s renowned security software and the BlackBerry Hub, and all the benefits of having an Android phone, including the Google Play store and marshmallow’s features. When it comes to the security, the DTEK60 offers you both control and visbility of your privacy. Equipped with the DTEK™ from BlackBerry® for Android™ app, your OS and apps will be monitored, and you’ll be informed when your security could be risk and be given advice on how you can take action to improve it. Your applications are also tracked, with notifications when someone is taking pictures or videos without your knowledge, turning your microphone on, sending a text message, or accessing your contacts or location. Taking security up another notch, the DTEK60 comes equipped with a fingerprint sensor for unlocking your device, accessing Password keeper and making purchases – including those made through Android Pay.

Finally, the DTEK60 sports a 8MP selfie camera with LED flash and a 21MP auto-focus rear camera, a large improvement from the previous DTEK50’s 13MP rear camera.

Spec overview

  • 5.5″ display
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  • 21MP rear camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 32GB, 4GB RAM
  • MicroSD card slot for up to 256GB
  • Quick Charge 3.0 – 83% in 30 min

Overall, the BlackBerry DTEK60 makes a superb business phone with high-end security measures, the best of Android and an improved, premium-looking design. For more information on the BlackBerry DTEK60 and information on SIM free and pay-monthly prices, please do not hesitate to contact your account manager via Email: sales@callmastermobile.co.uk or Phone: 01252 854352.

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BlackBerry DTEK50 Review

BlackBerry DTEK50 Review

Design

The DTEK50 from BlackBerry features an all-touch design with an on-screen BlackBerry keyboard and 5.2″ scratch resistant display. Sporting all-black with a grippy, textured back, the DTEK50 may be easy to hold but it certainly doesn’t stand out against more premium looking smartphones such as the Apple iPhone. However for BlackBerry fans, the DTEK50 does offer a much slimmer and lighter option from the recent Priv. In fact, the DTEK50 is BlackBerry’s thinnest smartphone to date, at just 7.4mm thick. Further design features include a MicroSD card slot that can expand the 16GB memory to a whopping 256GB, and the ‘Convenience Key’ that with the press of a button, allows you to gain quick access to your most-used applications, tasks, and more.

The DTEK50’s smart keyboard learns how you type and uses that information to increase your typing speed and accuracy. Through the BlackBerry Intelligent Keyboard software, it provides word suggestions in up to three languages of your choice and lets you flick them into place for faster conversations. While typing, you can also swipe horizontally from left to right to delete a previous word, and swipe vertically from top to bottom to toggle between letters, numbers, and characters.

Key Features

With security keys baked into the processor during manufacturing and full-disk encryption that’s enabled by default, the DTEK50 is an ideal business phone thanks to BlackBerry’s legendary security know-how. In fact, BlackBerry has taken a number of measures such as OS hardening to protect against rooting and to make it more difficult for attackers to target you, and with the featured DTEK app, you’ll be able to take a look into how secure your device is and how you can lock it up even further. The app monitors your OS and apps and informs you when your security could be at risk, as well as tips for improvement.

BlackBerry DTEK 50 ReviewFor a quick look, you can view the overall security rating of your device on a scale of excellent, fair or poor. Your applications will be tracked and you’ll be notified when an app’s doing something on your device without your knowledge, such as taking pictures or videos, turning your microphone on, sending a text message or accessing your contacts or location. You’ll also be given the option to manage your apps’ permissions from inside it, made possible by Android Marshmallow. Excluding the security touch-ups, Android Marshmallow remains relevantly un-tweaked and BlackBerry’s security software doesn’t affect the OS performance,  remaining as fast as the new Moto G4.  But better yet, 

“BlackBerry has a record of being the quickest to deliver security patches. Other smartphone makers can take weeks, months, or even years to push out Android updates, during which time you’re vulnerable to already patched OS-related security threats.”

ensuring BlackBerry will stay committed to the security of your device, long after purchase. You’ll also be able to take advantage of BlackBerry’s hub, pulling together all your messaging and social media accounts such as Emails, Texts, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, into one convenient spot. Further hub features include: Custom Account Colors: Define account colors within the Hub settings to easily identify which account you’re sending from; Calendar Peek: Pull down within the Hub for a quick view of up to four of your upcoming calendar events, or jump straight to the calendar app and Swipe Actions: Quickly take action on messages within Hub by swiping left or right. You can also add custom gesture controls for actions including delete, snooze, flag/clear flag, file, mute, and mark read/unread.

More from the DTEK50:

  • Pop-Up Widgets: View any app widget by swiping up or down across the icon on your home screen and get fast, private access to information you need, when you need it.
  • BlackBerry Device Search: Quickly seek out files, apps, help, and more. You can also type an Instant Actions command in the search field to execute it.
  • Instant Actions: Perform tasks quickly and efficiently, such as making a phone call, sending an email, sending a text message, playing music, or getting directions.
  • Gesture Controls: With a swipe gesture, access up to three shortcuts from anywhere on your device – swipe to open an app, speed-dial a number, send a message, and more.

Specs

  • 5.2″ Touchscreen
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow – view features here
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 chipset
  • 13MP rear camera, 8MP front camera
  • 16GB memory expandable up to 256GB via MicroSD card slot
  • 3GB ram
  • 2610 mAh battery
  • NFC for Android Pay
  • FM Radio

Overview

With a combination of BlackBerry’s renowned security, privacy and productivity features and Marshmallow giving you access to over a million Google Play apps and widgets, Google Now, and the ability to easily manage and stream from a wide range of smart devices – the DTEK50 is an ideal business phone. For more details on the DTEK50 or information on SIM free and pay monthly prices, please get in touch with your account manager via Email: sales@callmastermobile.co.uk or Phone: 01252 854352 – we are always more than happy to help.

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BlackBerry Priv Tips and Tricks

BlackBerry Priv Tips and Tricks

How to enable Wi-Fi Calling on your BlackBerry Priv

Wi-Fi calling gives you the ability to make and receive calls and texts over Wi-Fi. By doing so, you can stay connected even in areas with weak or no mobile reception. To set up Wi-Fi Calling on your Priv, simply follow the steps below:

  1. Swipe down from the top of your screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.
  2. Tap The Settings icon > More > Wi-Fi calling.
  3. Turn on the Wi-Fi Calling switch.
  4. To see when your device will make Wi-Fi calls, turn on Wi-Fi Calling Status.
  5. Tap Wi-Fi calling preferences > Connection preferences.
    • To use a Wi-Fi network, even when you have a cellular signal, tap Wi-Fi preferred.
    • To never use a cellular network and only use a Wi-Fi network, tap Wi-Fi only.
    • To only use a Wi-Fi network for calls when you don’t have a cellular signal, tap Cellular network preferred.

Please note: Depending on your service provider, this feature may or may not be supported. If you’re unsure whether or not they support Wi-Fi Calling, please contact them for more information.

How to disable a pre-installed app on the BlackBerry Priv

Although there are some apps that cannot be un-installed, you can disable them if they are no use to you. To do so, open the app drawer from your home-screen (the white circle with 6 dots, near the bottom center of your display), then tap and hold the app you would like to disable. You’ll see two options at the top of the screen ‘App Info’ or ‘Disable’, you can then drag your chosen app to Disable. A prompt will appear to verify your decision, to which you need to tap OK.

Disable Apps on Priv Method 1

Alternatively, can also head to Settings > Apps > Downloaded and select the apps you would like to disable and/or un-install.

How to find, lock or erase your BlackBerry Priv from Android Device Manager

The Android device manager works in the same way that BlackBerry Protect does for BlackBerry 10 smartphones, allowing you to find your device’s approximate location, ring your device and lock your device or erase it remotely. Putting your mind at rest if you have lost your device or would like to protect your private data from being accessed if your Priv has been stolen.

Using Android Device Manager:
  1. Go to http://google.com/android/devicemanager
  2. Sign in with your Google account
  3. If this is the very first time you have logged into the Android Device Manager console, you may see a Welcome window, just click on Accept.
  4. The location of you BlackBerry Priv will be shown to you on a map
  5. You’ll also be given a breakdown that includes
    • Time device was last located
    • Location of your device
    • Date your device was last online
  6. You’ll also find three other options you can carry out
    • Ring – your device will ring for a full 5 minutes – even if your device was previously set to silent.Android Device Manager Ring option
      • Lock – You can set a lock your device with a message that will replace your current lock screen and override any password you have set.Android Device Manager Lock option
      • Erase – This will perform a factory reset, completely erasing all data on your BlackBerry Priv, and you will no longer be able to use Android Device Manager to locate your phone. We recommend Erase as a last resort.
        Android Device Manager Erase option

Please bear in mind that for this service to work, your Priv will need to be powered on. 

How to power manage your BlackBerry Priv emails:

Mark all your messages as read: A BlackBerry favourite. In Hub, press and hold the date. Everything prior to that date will be selected. Tap the three dot menu button in the top right-hand corner and you have the option to delete or mark as read.

Change swipe actions: In BB Hub you can swipe left or right to action an email. This action is customisable, however. Head into Hub > Settings > Left/Right Swipe Gesture and you get the option for delete, snooze, flag, file, mute, or mark as read.

Delete from Hub and server: You can swipe to delete. This can just be to remove messages from BB Hub, but you can set it to delete from the server too, ideal for killing spam. Head into Hub > Settings > Delete on to select your preference.

Automatic image download: Images not showing in emails? You need to turn on that option in Hub > Settings > Download images automatically.

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Blackberry’s BBM update: More secure than ever before

Blackberry’s BBM update: More secure than ever before

Blackberry has enhanced the privacy and control features of it’s messaging app BBM for users on Android, iOS and Blackberry devices. Two key updates include ‘Retract‘ and ‘Timer‘. With Retract, you’ll now be able to delete sent messages from the recipients device, giving you full ownership over what you share through BBM – even after it leaves your phone. And with Timer, you can now control how long your contacts can view shared messages, pictures or location information, features that were previously only available to those with a BBM subscription.

“Building on the renowned immediacy, reliability and security inherent to BBM, the new release provides unmatched level of privacy and control to BBM users without any subscription fees,” – Matthew Talbot, SVP, BBM.

In addition to Retract and Timer, you’ll also be able to access Private Chat and Edit features. Allowing you to remove names and avatars from the chat window and edit messages you’ve sent to a contact. Finally, BBM users with Android, iOS and Blackberry 10  devices can also forward messages from one to chat to another, and enjoy general performance improvements and bug fixes. While the following updates are dependent on your operating system:

Android

  • Mute notifications for multi-person chats
  • Scroll through all pictures shared within a 1:1 or multi-person chat
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) support
  • Improved BBM Voice call quality
  • Option for users to save pictures taken during BBM chat to device

iOS

  • Enhanced look and feel for the chat screen
  • Capture and share larger videos with enhanced video sharing
  • Multi-select mode: delete, retract, or forward multiple messages at once
  • Improved BBM Voice call quality
  • Option for users to save pictures taken during BBM chat to device

BlackBerry 10

  • Delete messages from just your view of the chat
  • Retract and edit messages in group chats
  • Option to retract all messages in a chat when it ends

Please note

If you are currently a BBM subscriber, your subscription may not end automatically when you update BBM in your app store. If it was purchased on a different platform from the one you are currently using, cancel it through the following process:

– On iOS: Simply don’t renew your subscription, and it will cancel automatically.

– On Android: Access the Google Play Store, tap on the menu button in the top left, access My Account, go to Subscriptions, and cancel.

– BlackBerry 10: Access BlackBerry World, go to my world, access Subscriptions, and cancel.

If you are a CMM Customer and would like any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our support team: 01252 854352 or email support@callmastermobile.co.uk. 

The BlackBerry Leap

Introducing the BlackBerry Leap

The BlackBerry Leap is your ideal business companion, with features that will boost productivity and security.

Design:

  • 5″ HD display
    The BlackBerry Leap features a 5″, all-touch screen with a 1280 x 720 HD resolution and an edge-to-edge finish.
  • Body
    The Leap features a slim line body that is 5.6″ (H) x 2.8″ (W) and weighs 170 grams, with dedicated keys for volume up/down, mute and lock for power on/off.

BlackBerry Leap Review

Features:

  • Voice and text personal assistant
    With the Leap, you can take advantage of your very own assistant that will manage your email, contacts, calendar and more, through voice and text commands. Whether you’re on the road, in a meeting or at your desk, with the assistant commands, you can ensure you execute important tasks quickly – irrelevant of your current situation.
  • BlackBerry Hub
    The BlackBerry Hub acts as a centre for all the messages and notifications you receive from different accounts, allowing you to access them from one convenient location. With the hub, you can receive and respond to email, text messages or BBM chats, see and respond to notifications from your social networking accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, glance up your upcoming events and more.
  • BBM
    BBM is featured as another tool to turbocharge your productivity levels – allowing you to chat and share with speed, control and privacy. Better yet, BBM is available to download across various OS systems, allowing you to connect and share instant messages, pictures and more for free, in real-time, whether your colleagues are on BlackBerry, Android, iPhone or Windows.
  • BlackBerry® 10 browser with unlimited browser tabs
    The BlackBerry 10 browser offers fast and powerful web browsing, in fact…

    Speed tests recently published by the New Relic show that when it comes to loading pages, BlackBerry 10 obliterates the competition – including Apple and Microsoft – with an average of just 1.55 seconds.

  • Best-in-class BlackBerry Keyboard
    BlackBerry has been renowned for their keypad models offering fast and easy typing, and they’ve ensured you won’t miss out on their touch-screen devices. The BlackBerry Leap features a keyboard  that learns how you write, and offers personalised next-word suggestions for effortless typing that is quick, accurate and productive.
  • High level security
    The Leap is fully equipped with support for encryption, and built in malware protection and back-up, wipe and restore. A vital feature for business devices, that offers you power and control over potential cyber-attacks that could be very costly to your private business data.

BlackBerry Leap Review

Specs:

  • 2800 mAH battery
    The Leap’s 2800 mAH battery will keep you connected for up to 25 hours, while the optimisation of power consumption will ensure you stay on call through your most demanding days.
  • 8MP rear camera & 2MP front camera
    The 8MP rear camera offers 5x digital zoom, 1080p HD video recording at 30fps. While the 2MP fixed focus camera has 720p HD video recording and a 3x digital zoom.
  • 16GB internal storage
    The Leap offers 16GB of standard internal storage but this can be extended with MicroSD card support for up to 128GB.

For more details on the Leap or information on SIM free and pay monthly prices, please get in touch with your account manager via Email: sales@callmastermobile.co.ukor Phone: 01252 854352 – we are always more than happy to help.

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