While BlackBerry 10.3 users will also have to access some apps via the BlackBerry World app store, the process makes the app download process far simpler than it's been up to this point.
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Central to the new features is an extra layer of privacy that BlackBerry said allows users to take more control over their shared messages and content.
BlackBerry said BBM for Windows retains the native user experience and modern design of the Windows UI.
BlackBerry said it would continue to pursue separate patent infringement claims against Nokia.
Prior to LiveOps, Beard was an executive at Sybase during John Chen's tenure as the company's CEO.
The BlackBerry Technology Solutions division comprises several of the company’s key technology assets such as QNX embedded software, Project Ion, and its portfolio of roughly 44,000 patents.
The mobile phone maker vaguely unveiled what it said is the cornerstone of its vision for the Internet of Things, codenamed Project Ion.