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New Accreditation Enables BlackBerry QNX to More Rapidly Deploy Safe and Secure Software for Mission-Critical Systems

WATERLOO, ON, Aug. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced its QNX® Software Development Platform 7.1 has achieved conformance to the latest Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) technical standard as a General Purpose Profile Unit of Conformance (UoC), enabling developers to rapidly deploy safe and secure software solutions based on the BlackBerry® QNX® platform to deliver competitive and cost effective defense vehicle capabilities.

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The FACE Technical Standard is the global open standard for making computing more robust, interoperable, portable and secure. Software conformance with the FACE Technical Standard can be used—and most importantly, easily reused—by suppliers and integrators of systems across different global defense programs. The FACE framework is supported by over 90 international government and industry member organizations. By achieving FACE conformance, BlackBerry QNX can help manufacturers and service providers reduce procurement costs and prevent supplier lock-in.

For 40 years, BlackBerry QNX has helped hundreds of aerospace and defense companies around the globe build mission-critical systems and the new FACE accreditation now enables these customers to simplify development, accelerate time to market and reduce costs when building their mission-critical embedded systems.

"Aerospace and Defense systems manufacturers need to rapidly deploy their solutions in a wide range of platforms that operate in hostile environments against peer adversaries," said Grant Courville, Vice President, Products and Strategy at BlackBerry QNX. "BlackBerry QNX solutions enable embedded developers with an independently certified software foundation that is designed for safety, security, reliability, and standards conformance, allowing developers to focus on delivering competitive defense capabilities."

"The FACE community welcomes the addition of QNX to the growing list of certified conformant software components," states Chip Downing, Senior Marketing Development Director of Aerospace & Defense at Real-Time Innovations (RTI) and Chair of the FACE Business Working Group Outreach team.  "The QNX solution far exceeds the requirements for FACE OSS conformance and their safety and security credentials add a unique set of capabilities unmatched by any FACE supplier."

QNX SDP 7.1 is compliant with POSIX PSE54 Multipurpose Realtime 1003.13-2003 standard, making it an easy transition for developers to prototype designs using Linux, and then move to QNX for production programs. In addition, the QNX® OS for Safety and the QNX® Hypervisor for Safety are certified to the latest ISO 26262 ASIL D standard for automotive and IEC 61508 SIL3 for electronic systems, allowing rapid safety certification to be achieved across a wide range of systems and devices.

Global companies trust BlackBerry QNX software in a broad range of solutions in automotive, heavy machinery, industrial, rail, robotics, and transportation markets. BlackBerry QNX has powerful portfolio of embedded system software designed for these implementations, including the QNX® Hypervisor and the QNX® Neutrino® Real-time Operating System, in addition to middleware and development tools.

For more information on BlackBerry QNX products and engineering services for the Aerospace and Defense industry, please visit BlackBerry.QNX.com/en/industries/aerospace-and-defense.

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BlackBerry (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world.  The company secures more than 500M endpoints including over 215M vehicles.  Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company leverages AI and machine learning to deliver innovative solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, safety and data privacy solutions, and is a leader in the areas of endpoint management, endpoint security, encryption, and embedded systems.  BlackBerry's vision is clear - to secure a connected future you can trust.

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Killexams : BlackBerry PlayBook hits UK one day ahead of schedule BLACKBERRY® PLAYBOOK™ AVALIABLE IN LONDON STORES A DAY EARLY

From today, Phones 4u the leading mobile retailer for the youth market, will be stocking the highly anticipated BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet from Research In Motion (RIM) in two London stores, a day ahead of the nationwide launch on 16th June.

To celebrate the early availability Phones 4u Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street will be showcasing the BlackBerry PlayBook in the instore BlackBerry zones where visitors will get the chance to be one of the first to try out the new device and get a feel for the world's first professional grade tablet.

Scott Hooton, Trading Director at Phones 4u commented "BlackBerry is incredibly strong in the 16-25 market, 3 of the top 5 retail contract sales in April were BlackBerry devices. Their popularity stems from the brands fashionable nature and its offering of tools, such as BlackBerry Messenger, that allows people to easily stay in touch with friends. The arrival of the BlackBerry PlayBook and unique BlackBerry Bridge feature allows us to offer a top of the range tablet with uncompromised mobile browsing ability, which really sets the device apart from other tablets. We are delighted to be offering the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet a day early in two of our London stores. The BlackBerry PlayBook is set to be THE launch of the summer and we are taking this opportunity to show our customers exactly what all the fuss is about!"

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet with 16 GB and built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity will be available from all Phones 4u stores and online for £399 or with a BlackBerry 9300 bundle on O2 £37 tariff. The 64 GB model with Wi-Fi will be available online only and priced at £549. The tablet features an ultra-portable design and delivers industry leading performance, uncompromised web browsing with support for Adobe® Flash® Player, true multitasking, HD multimedia, advanced security features, out-of-the-box enterprise support and a robust development environment.

You can find out more about the high performance BlackBerry® PlayBook™ and order yours today via the Phones 4u website.

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Killexams : Live from RIM and AT&T's BlackBerry Torch 9800 event!

If you’re a die-hard BlackBerry lover, there is no place in the world you’d rather be right now than New York City. We’re in the Big Apple for the RIM/AT&T BlackBerry Torch 9800 announcement event, and we’ll be reporting live as soon as the festivities get underway. Check back in a little bit (probably around 10:45AM ET) for the live coverage to start flowing! In the meantime, anyone have any absolute wishes for the BlackBerry Torch 9800? Hit the break for our play-by-play!

10:53AM: We’re sitting in the main ballroom (which has a nice BGR blue hue, if we do say so) waiting for the event to start. Though, there’s little doubt what the event is about — the carrier partner, as usual, has screwed up the reveal.

10:57AM: Still waiting, but we’re sitting next to Zach Epstein — an old BGR friend. Well, not old. But kind of smelly.

10:59AM: Mike Lazaridis is walking out now and taking a seat.

11:02AM: It’s starting! AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega is on stage now. He’s going over how AT&T is letting people maximize customer’s experience. “Today we’re introducing the best BlackBerry ever. And I have one to prove it!”

11:04AM: Ralph is going over AT&T’s HSPA footprint, and their Wi-Fi network as well. “Bet on mobile broadband and smartphones early, and it’s paid off. We were the first to offer the BlackBerry messaging solution in 1999 with RIM.

11:05AM: We offer great choices. Those choices are about to get better thanks to our alliance with RIM.AT&T and RIM have worked closed together for years to deliver some of the most advanced wireless products. First EDGE-enabled BlackBerry, first with BlackBerry Curve.

11:06AM: It takes months and years of effort to refine and finally bring to market truly innovative services. If you include meetings, from the engineering levels to the CEO level, we spent hundreds of thousands of hours between the companies.

11:07AM: Today we celebrate that vision by introducing the best BlackBerry ever. It’s available only from AT&T on the best wireless broadband network. Ralph is introducing Mike Lazaridis now!

11:04AM: Ralph is going over AT&T’s HSPA footprint, and their Wi-Fi network as well. “Bet on mobile broadband and smartphones early, and it’s paid off. We were the first to offer the BlackBerry messaging solution in 1999 with RIM.

11:05AM: We offer great choices. Those choices are about to get better thanks to our alliance with RIM.AT&T and RIM have worked closed together for years to deliver some of the most advanced wireless products. First EDGE-enabled BlackBerry, first with BlackBerry Curve.

11:06AM: It takes months and years of effort to refine and finally bring to market truly innovative services. If you include meetings, from the engineering levels to the CEO level, we spent hundreds of thousands of hours between the companies.

11:07AM: Today we celebrate that vision by introducing the best BlackBerry ever. It’s available only from AT&T on the best wireless broadband network. Ralph is introducing Mike Lazaridis now!

11:13AM Mike is now talking about OS 6 and the new features.

11:14AM We’ve invented auto wrap text zoom, which will wrap and zoom in, and magnify text in the browser. We redesigned out multimedia environment. We’ve provided a new way of looking at your content. Thumbnails and album art throughout the device.

11:15AM There is now Wi-Fi sync on the device.

11:13AM Mike is now talking about OS 6 and the new features

11:14AM We’ve invented auto wrap text zoom, which will wrap and zoom in, and magnify text in the browser. We redesigned out multimedia environment. We’ve provided a new way of looking at your content. Thumbnails and album art throughout the device

11:15AM There is now Wi-Fi sync on the device

11:15AM We’re really excited to have worked with AT&T and both excited about the partnership. He’s intoducing Don Lindsay to talk in-depth about the BlackBerry 6 UI.

11:19AM We’ve redesigned the entire homescreen experience.

11:19AM One new feature is about notifications. We have always provided icons to alert you to mail, text messages, calendars.

11:21AM: Beyond providing content from the device, with universal search, you can start to go online and not just local. Search locally, and then go and do internet searches. Third parties can link into this. Oh great, more clutter.

11:23AM: We take pictures on our phone, we syncronize those pictures to our phone. We haven’t been able to manage this though. We have a degree on control on here, you can manage media content. Create folders, make folders sort by date, two finger tap gesture to select stuff. Honestly, this sounds like a bit complex for something most people don’t care too much about. “We use geolocation on the camera to title your photos automatically, so New York City and then a string. Now you can search by pictures or titles of cities.” New podcast application.

11:31 AM RSS feed readers. We have cross application integration. Multitasking without taxing the user.

11:31 AM We’re seeing a video of the UI and media interface now.

11:32 AM Our team has been busy, On a personal note, this past year we worked on BlackBerry 6 and it’s been a pleasure to work with AT&T.

11:33 AM David Yach is on to talk about platform.

11:33 AM We have tried to significantly expand the world of blackberry applications. Create a seamless experience to users while making it easier for developers.

11:33 AM Three dimensions are improved: easier to find apps, buy apps, and pay developers.

11:34 AM App World is pre-installed.

11:34 AM You can use universal search to search through App World.

11:35 AM The goal of simplifying app discovery and usage will result in greater demand for app.

11:35 AM The second dimension, carrier billing, and blackberry payment service a new API. Having chargeable events means you can try before you buy. You can pay for levels.

David is having trouble remembering his speech and it’s kind of uncomfortable. He’s really struggling.

11:38 AM This is a huge step forward in opening up our platform. Enabling developers to make apps more quickie and lower costs.

11:38 AM HTML5 apps are a go. And you can run apps in the background. Accessing files and information on the device, leveraging location based services.

11:39 AM Developers using web application platform get all the capabilities java application developers do.

11:39 AM We have new features for our java developers.

11:41 AM Watching another video, detailing applications, search, App World, etc.

11:42 AM Example of how third-party apps can link into universal serach: Slacker can hook into universal search an start a station.

11:42 AM All of these are monthly subscription services from AT&T ew.

11:43 AM You may have noticed while these apps all look great, they also offer unique blackberry 6 functionality. Apps take advantage our of multitasking capability, as soon a you get a wifi connection they can get content automatically.

11:44 AM We’ve made it easier to find apps, buy and pay for apps and also opened up the platform.

11:44 AM David christopher, AT&T mobility and consume markets CEO is now on stage.

11:44 AM I can’t tell you how excited we are about the BlackBerry Torch, it is an incredible device. It’s the best blackberry ever. Not just for business but for consumers.

11:45 AM Begininng. Spent thousands of hours with rim working on design.

11:45 AM Here is how we are going to bring this to market. Leveraged AT&T developer program. Carrier billing to purchase applications. Simple and easy to use experience.

11:46 AM We’ve made a significant marketing investment, going to see some great print and TV adverts starting on Thursday. It will be national.

11:47 AM They are showing us the first commercial now. It looks pretty good.

11:47 AM The fixtures in the AT&T stores are for the 9800.

11:48 AM PRICE $199 with 2-year contract.

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Killexams : This Week In Security: Symbiote Research And Detection, Routing Hijacks, Bruggling, And More

Last week we covered the Symbiote Rootkit, based on the excellent work by Blackberry, Intezer, and Cyber Geeks. This particular piece of malware takes some particularly clever and devious steps to hide. It uses an LD_PRELOAD to interfere with system libraries on-the-fly, hiding certain files, processes, ports, and even traffic from users and detection tools. Read last week’s column and the source articles linked there for the details.

There is a general technique for detecting rootkits, where a tool creates a file or process that mimics the elements of the rootkit, and then checks whether any of the fakes mysteriously disappear. In reading about Symbiote, I looked for tooling that we could recommend, that uses this technique to check for infections. Coming up short, I dusted my security researcher hat off, and got to work. A very helpful pointer from Intezer led me to MalwareBazaar’s page on Symbiote. Do note, that page hosts live malware samples. Don’t get lightly.

This brings us to the first big problem we need to address. How do you handle malware without getting your machine and wider network infected? Virtualization can be a big part of the answer here. It’s a really big leap for malware to infect a virtual machine, and then jump the gap to infect the host. A bit of careful setup can make that even safer. First, use a different OS or distro for your VM host and research client. Sophisticated malware tends to be very targeted, and it’s unlikely that a given demo will have support for two different distros baked in. The bare-metal host is an up-to-date install for best security, but what about the victim?

While we want a bulletproof foundation, our research VM needs to be vulnerable. If the malware is targeted at a specific kernel version or library, we need that exact version to even get started. Unfortunately the samples at MalwareBazaar don’t include details on the machine where they were found, but they do come with links off to other analysis tools, like Intezer Analyze. One particular embedded string caught my eye: GCC: (GNU) 4.4.7 20120313 (Red Hat 4.4.7-17) That’s likely from the machine where this particular Symbiote demo was compiled, and it seems like a good starting point. GCC 4.4.7-17 shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6.8. So we grab a CentOS 6.8 live DVD ISO, and get it booting on our VM host.

The next step is to get the malware samples directly from MalwareBazaar. They come in encrypted zips, just to make it harder to accidentally infect yourself. We don’t want those to land anywhere but the intended target. I went a step further and disconnected both the virtual network adapter and physical network cable, to truly air gap my research environment. I had my malware and likely target, and it was time to test my theory that Symbiote was trying too hard to be sneaky, and would sound the alarm on itself if I poked it just right.

Success! We’re using touch to create a file named java.h, and using ls to verify that it’s really there. Then, add the LD_PRELOAD and run ls again, and java.h is mysteriously missing. A similar trick works for detecting process hiding. We turn java.h into a script by writing while true; do sleep 1; done into it. Run the script in the background, and see if it’s listed in ps -A -caf. For a filename on Symbiote’s hide list, it too disappears. The best part is that we can script this detection. I supply you, sym-test.sh. It creates and runs a simple script for each of the known Symbiote files, then uses ls and ps to look for the scripts. A Symbiote variant that works like the samples we’ve seen in the wild will supply away its presence and be detected. If you find Symbiote on your machine via this script, be sure to let us know!

BGP Hijack — Maybe

There was a bit of BGP weirdness last week, where the Russian telecom company, Rostelecom, announced routing for 17.70.96.0/19. This block of IPs is owned by Apple, and all signs point to this being an unauthorized announce. BGP, the Border Gateway Protocol, is one of the most important network protocols you may not have heard of, and essentially carries the instructions on how to route internet traffic around the world. It’s also historically not had any security protocols baked-in, simply relying on good behavior from all the players. There is RPKI, a new standard for cryptographic signatures for routing updates, but it’s not a hard requirement and not widely deployed yet.

BGP, without any of the security enhancement schemes, works by honoring the most specific route available. Apple announces routes for 17.0.0.0/9, a network of over 8,000,000 IPs. Rostelecom started announcing 17.70.96.0/19, a much smaller subnet containing just over 8,000 IPs. The more specific route wins, and Rostelecom has a valid ASN, so the Internet made the routing shift. Someone at Apple was paying attention, and pushed a routing update for 17.70.96.0/21, moving what is presumably the most important 2,046 IPs back to their proper destination. After about 12 hours, Rostelecom dropped the bogus routes. Neither Apple nor Rostelecom have released statements about the incident.

Were this the first incident involving Rostelecom, it would be natural to conclude this was an honest mistake. Rostelecom has demonstrated bad behavior in the past, so the element of plausible deniability is waning. Could this have been part of a targeted operation against someone’s iPhone or Apple account? It’s hard to say whether we’ll be privy to the details any time soon. At the very least, you can watch a replay of the network carnage.

Email Routing Hijack

Cloudflare is expanding into email routing, and researcher [Albert Pedersen] was a bit miffed not to get invited into the closed Beta. (The Beta is open now, if you need virtual email addresses for your domains.) Turns out, you can use something like the Burp Suite to “opt in” to the beta on the sly — just intercept the Cloudflare API response on loading the dashboard, and set "beta": true. The backend doesn’t check after the initial dashboard load. While access to a temporarily closed beta isn’t a huge security issue, it suggests that there might be some similar bugs to find. Spoilers: there were.

When setting up a domain on your Cloudflare account, you first add the domain, and then go through the steps to verify ownership. Until that is completed, it is an unverified domain, a limbo state where you shouldn’t be able to do anything other than complete verification or drop the domain. Even if a domain is fully active in an account, you can attempt to add it to a different account, and it will show up as one of these pending domains. Our intrepid hacker had to check, was there a similar missing check here? What happens if you add email routing to an unverified domain? Turns out, at the time, it worked without complaint. A domain had to already be using Cloudflare for email, but this trick allowed intercepting all emails going to such a domain. [Albert] informed Cloudflare via HackerOne, and scored a handy $6,000 for the find. Nice!

Post-Quantum, But Still Busted

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST, is running an ongoing competition to select the next generation of cryptography algorithms, with the goal of a set of standards that are immune to quantum computers. There was recently a rather stark reminder that in addition to resistance to quantum algorithms, a cryptographic scheme needs to be secure against classical attacks as well.

SIKE was one of the algorithms making its way through the selection process, and a paper was just recently published that demonstrated a technique to crack the algorithm in about an hour. The technique used has been known for a while, but is extremely high-level mathematics, which is why it took so long for the exact attack to be demonstrated. While cryptographers are mathematicians, they don’t generally work in the realm of bleeding-edge math, so these unanticipated interactions do show up from time to time. If nothing else, it’s great that the flaw was discovered now, and not after ratification and widespread use of the new technique.

Bits and Bruggling Bytes

A portmanteau of Browser and Smuggling, Bruggling is a new data exfiltration technique that is just silly enough to work. Some corporate networks try very hard to limit the ways users and malicious applications can get data off the network and out to a bad actor over the Internet. This is something of a hopeless quest, and Bruggling is yet another example. So what is it? Bruggling is stuffing data into the names and contents of bookmarks, and letting the browser sync those bookmarks. As this looks like normal traffic, albeit potentially a *lot* of traffic, it generally won’t trigger any IDS systems the way odd DNS requests might. So far Bruggling is just an academic idea, and hasn’t been observed in the wild, but just may be coming to malware near you.

LibreOffice just patched a handful of issues, and two of them are particularly noteworthy. First is CVE-2022-26305, a flaw in how macros are signed and verified. The signature of the macro itself wasn’t properly checked, and by cloning the serial number and issuer string of a trusted macro, a malicious one could bypass the normal filter. And CVE-2022-26306 is a cryptographic weakness in how LibreOffice stores passwords. The Initialization Vector used for encryption was a static value rather than randomly created for each install. This sort of flaw usually allows a pre-computation attack, where a lookup table can be compiled that enables quickly cracking an arbitrary encrypted data set. In up-to-date versions of LibreOffice, if using this feature, the user will be prompted for a new password to re-encrypt their configuration more securely.

Samba has also fixed a handful of problems, one of which sounds like a great plot point for a Hollywood hacking movie. First is CVE-2022-32744, a logic flaw where any valid password is accepted for a password change request, rather than only accepting the valid password for the account being changed. And CVE-2022-32742 is the fun one, where an SMB1 connection can trigger a buffer underflow. Essentially a client tells the server it wants to print 10 megabytes, and sends along the 15 bytes to print (numbers are fabricated for making the point). The server copies the data from the way-too-small buffer, and uses the size value set by the attacker, a la Heartbleed. I want to see the caper movie where data is stolen by using this sort of bug to print it out to the long-forgotten line-feed printer.

And finally, Atlassian Confluence installs are under active attack, as a result of a handful of exploits. There were hard-coded credentials left behind in the on-premise Confluence solution, and those credentials were released online. A pair of critical vulnerabilities in Servlet Filters are exploitable without valid credentials. If you’re still running unpatched, unmitigated Confluence installs, it may be time to jump straight to containment and cleanup. Ouch!

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If there’s ever been two devices so closely pitted against each other, it would be none other than the BlackBerry Bold and the iPhone 3G. Heck, people we’re even putting the original iPhone against the Bold. We’re going to break down each device piece by piece and supply you an unbiased comparison of both. We’ll supply you our personal opinion at the end, but besides that, we’re going to be completely accurate and fair. Hopefully this will help you make up your mind on what phone you’re going to get. You know, if the Bold is ever released, and the iPhone 3G is ever in stock. Hit the jump for the craziness!

Design:

BlackBerry Bold:

Some could agree the Bold is the sharpest and cleanest-looking BlackBerry ever to come out of Waterloo. With a complete black face, chrome border and sides, and faux black leather back, the device looks great. From all the matching chrome accents all over the phone to the simple and not confusing layout, RIM has designed a great BlackBerry which should set the bar for future devices down the road.

iPhone 3G:

If there’s one iconic handset design in the last couple years, it would certainly be an iPhone. There’s not too many people on earth who couldn’t easily recognize the device. The iPhone 3G is a logical extension of the previous model, still holding true to its original design roots. While there are two color choices, each both work marvelously well with handset’s design. It would be hard to find a more solid and sexy design on a phone. From the gorgeous screen to the matching black (or white) back, you’ve definitely got a true Apple product — totally minimalistic, yet offering enough access to the most commonly used functions.

Even though the Bold is definitely a looker, we’d be hard pressed to find anyone who wouldn’t supply the design award to the iPhone 3G.

Build quality:

BlackBerry Bold:

The BlackBerry Bold is built extremely well. Not including minor screen scratches and things of that nature, the Bold should be able to last you as long as you want to keep the thing. The unit is a little lighter than it looks and there no creaks or anything to get you panic about. The only negative thing we’d have to say, it that the build quality on the BlackBerry Curve slightly trumps the Bold. We’d ever go as far to say that the 8800 does too. But not the Pearl. Hell no.

iPhone 3G:

Unless you’re talking about military-grade handsets, we don’t think you’d have an easy time finding a handset as well built as the iPhone. From precision-laser-cut glass, to the absolute stunning engineering on the inside of the device, we see the iPhone 3G lasting you a very long time. Even with key scratching and concrete-dropping, the iPhone 3G definitely holds its own.

The BlackBerry Bold’s build quality is great even if its not as good as the BlackBerry Curve, but we can’t help but feel the iPhone 3G will last the average user longer. You know, there’s no moving parts. That alone gives the iPhone a head start, and since the screen is proven to stand up to a lot of abuse, the most fragile part on the device is actually the strongest.

Size:

The Bold is the biggest BlackBerry to be released in a pretty long time. Well, since the 8700. It is larger in every way than the BlackBerry 8800 and can sometimes feel a little hard to hold in one hand. It’s definitely no Curve. Comparing it to the iPhone 3G, the iPhone is a tad bit taller than the Bold, but less wide, and thinner. The iPhone 3G feels much better when holding it and using it, but since the Bold’s keyboard makes use of the larger size, we’re going to call this one a tie because of the pretty comfy Bold QWERTY.

Screen:

As much as we we’d love to say the iPhone’s screen is better, it isn’t. Not in terms of displaying graphics, text-based content, or even videos. Everything looks better on the Bold due to the incredibly dense ppi ratio. You have to see it to believe it. Honestly. On the other hand, the iPhone’s screen is a close second, with a vibrant and large 3.5″ display. When you’re not using the on-screen virtual keyboard, the entire screen is your oyster, and you can make full use of it. We’d rather look at awesome MP3 album images, watch videos, web browse, and even look at our email on our iPhone rather than our BlackBerry Bold. This is going to be another tie, fellas. We’d rather use the iPhone specifically looking at the screen side of things, but we’d rather look at the Bold’s screen.

Applications:

You probably already know the answer to this one, but we’re still going to break it down for you. RIM has some very loyal developers working on applications for them, but the tools the developers use are outdated, and don’t supply them enough access to core APIs on BlackBerry handsets. Ever notice how the nicest applications are always ones made by RIM? An outside developer could never create the BlackBerry Facebook application in a million years, again, because of the API access. We heard RIM is actively trying to listen to developer’s cries for help, open up some APIs, supply them newer and better tools, and possibly include things such as OpenGL graphics support. But it’s still extremely difficult to develop for BlackBerry devices and distribute those applications. Desktop loading, OTA loading — it isn’t the most straight forward way to handle things. On the flipside, we have Apple who as you all should know, finally released their own SDK and have launched the App Store. Not looking at distribution for the meantime, we can honestly say that the iPhone is the easiest device to develop applications for. We’ve only worked on our BGR Mobile application for around a day, and even with some of the cool features like geo-tagging photos, commenting on posts, and more, it’s been a breeze. More on the BGR Mobile application another day. But don’t listen to us, listen to the thousands upon thousands of developers that have created beautiful games with full 3D graphics, or awesome instant messaging clients, and so forth. While the BlackBerry Bold is prettier than other BlackBerrys, the applications and tools to create them are the same. Without a doubt, this round goes to the iPhone. Scratch that, the iPhone wins over any other handset in the world in regards to applications.

OS:

BlackBerry Bold:

This is a tricky and sensitive subject for a lot of people. Many of us live and die by the BlackBerry OS. Some could say we even know it better than we know some of our significant others… But therein lies the problem. While RIM has been on a mission to revamp the BlackBerry from the old school “pager” into an all-in-one communications device for consumers and business alike, we can’t help but wonder when the OS will get a real makeover. Not a Mariah Carey cover page airbrushed makeover, more like a Carnie Wilson 300lbs to 150lbs makeover. But, we do have to say that RIM has a great thing going. The BlackBerry minions have figured out every single tip and trick there is to squeeze every ounce of usability out the operating system, and for a lot of people, the OS is fine. It does what it is supposed to, and there is nothing wrong with that. It’s just that the market has changed so drastically in the last year and half. People want to be connected more, they want to do more while doing less.

iPhone 3G:

Whether you believe Apple’s words of the iPhone OS actually running a scaled down OS X or not, it’s very difficult to rip apart the iPhone’s operating system. Sure, we’d absolutely love copy and paste, and it’s pretty sad we even had to write that, but for the most part, this is the finest and most technologically advanced mobile operating system on the planet. That’s not even open to debate, ok? There is always room for improvement, however, and we have no doubt that Apple will begin addressing some of the shortcomings of the operating system pretty soon.

iPhone 3G wins by a landslide.

Call quality:

Let’s assume we’re talking about voice-calling over a 3G network, ok? If that’s the case, then we think both devices held up pretty well against each other. The iPhone 3G sounded a tiny bit better and more natural than the BlackBerry, and wasn’t distorted as much. But that’s relative. Both devices fared extremely well with voice-calling, and you’d be pleased to use either one of them as your phone. Aww, how sweet!

Battery life

While the Bold has taken its fair share of battery life criticism, we’re happy to report than we don’t have a battery issue with the Bold at this point. The latest hardware and software are pretty top-notch when it comes to battery life, and you’d most likely get the same amount of usage out of the Bold as you would from your current BlackBerry. Now, going up against the iPhone, we’d say the Bold wins. Not by too much, but definitely by a little bit. Again, there isn’t too much of a difference that we’re finding, but the Bold does last a little longer in everyday usage. We’re not talking about talk time vs. talk time, or web browsing over 3G vs. web browsing over 3G. Just general everyday usage, and the Bold wins on this one.

Keyboard:

Let’s face it, virtual keyboards aren’t for everybody. Check out our personal thoughts and impressions at the end of the article for more information. The BlackBerry Bold holds true to RIM’s roots with their excellent QWERTY keyboard execution. The layout, key travel and feel make RIM’s keyboard a winner. But not so fast. Plenty of people don’t want a QWERTY keyboard. A lot of iPhone buyers came from a simple phone like a RAZR, and they rave about the keyboard. Well, it can’t take the place of a hardware keyboard, no matter how we try and convince ourselves. And if you’re going after a real keyboard on a mobile device, RIM is going to win. 9 times out of 10.

Email:

BlackBerry Bold:

Listen, you can’t throw around the word “BlackBerry” without thinking about email. That’s RIM bread and butter, and we don’t see that changing for a very long time. There are probably 500 competitors vying for the title of “Best. Email. Ever.”, but they’re not coming close anytime soon. While Windows Mobile offers some of the same feature-set, there is nothing like using a BlackBerry for email. From changing your out of office message, to configuring email filters on the go (what, you think we actually get all 6,000 comments from our iPhone 3G giveaway post on our BlackBerry?), to remote searching (awesome!), RIM has perfected email on the BlackBerry for the most part. When new features like full attachment viewing and HTML get introduced, though, it gets a little murky. Instead of viewing attachments natively off the bat on your BlackBerry, RIM’s data network will compress and send you what you need bit by bit. There is also a clear separation between RIM’s BES services and BIS services, and they are totally unnecessary. There is no reason we should have the ability to view HTML on BIS, but not on BES yet (unless you hacked that in), and there is no reason file type support is so convoluted. For instance, we can listen to our voicemail MP3s on our BIS email, but not on BES because even the latest BES service pack still doesn’t support the encoding used in our MP3s. Things like this really confuse users and there’s no reason for it. BIS features should mirror BES features as much as possible and be upgraded at the same time. If we have to email an attachment from our BES to one of our BIS email accounts one more time… One last thing, RIM. Please for the love of everything holy, allow us to edit forwarded messages. Please. Pretty please.

iPhone 3G:

Up for much debate is how well the iPhone 3G competes in the email arena. They have made strides in regard to improving the email application, even going as far to supporting full Exchange 2003 and 2007 email, but Apple has left a lot to be desired when working with anything other than simple POP and IMAP accounts. Forget the sexy stuff like filters and out of office messages, there is still no access to remote email search, or heck, email search period. There’s no way to mark multiple items read or unread, and if you have multiple email accounts, have fun switching back and forth to check them. Things aren’t localized like they are on a BlackBerry, and you don’t have the fun keyboard shortcuts to make things easier and get to them faster. When it comes to how email is rendered and behaves, though, the iPhone probably beats any other device out there. The HTML rendering is second to none, it murders the BlackBerry HTML, attachments can not be saved locally which is a real pain, but in terms of viewing them, it offers the most organic way of looking at them or playing them. From flipping the device to goto landscape mode, to double-tapping and zooming, the iPhone makes email a pleasure to read.

No question who the winner is here. RIM’s email can’t be touched, but for not-so-hardcore email users, Apple’s iPhone definitely offers a great experience, even with an Exchange server or their MobileMe service.

Corporate usage:

BlackBerry Bold:

RIM has made the BlackBerry the hands-down winner for a perfect desktop extension. Pretty much whatever you can do from Outlook on your Exchange server, you can do from your BlackBerry. In addition to looking at the device specifically, RIM’s BES server offers the now standard way of managing, controlling, and deploying devices across a corporate infrastructure. Their BES servers allow IT admins to tweak and configure every possible setting, making this is the ideal solution for mid-to-large businesses and government agencies. RIM’s focus on security also make the BlackBerry the most secure device on the planet to use in a corporate environment.

iPhone 3G:

The iPhone still has a lot to prove to corporate entities. Apple has made device deployment tools, but they aren’t as easy to use as RIM’s setup. While the iPhone is pretty secure, it’s security has not been fully tested, and there are many corporations still wary of allowing iPhones on their infrastructure. Sure, it has things like remote wipe and password enforcement, but it doesn’t come to offering the customization abilities of RIM’s BES servers and security.

Again, corporate usage goes to the BlackBerry. Heck, without corporate users, we don’t think RIM would still be in business. We don’t see the iPhone 3G making BlackBerry users in mid-to-large corporations switch that quickly, but we do see the iPhone being a possible device choice for small businesses that don’t rely so heavily on RIM already.

Pricing:

BlackBerry Bold:

Bold pricing has not been fully announced, but we’d wager on it being $199-$299 with a 2-year service agreement. Probably $299, but let’s see what happens. We know RIM went back to the negotiating tables after the iPhone 3G pricing was announced, as they were going to price the device much higher.

iPhone 3G:

You have a choice of $199 (8GB) and $299 (16GB) for the iPhone 3G. People have said that the pricing scheme is confusing because of the eligibility factor and upgrade factor, but that’s how mobile operators have worked since we can remember. So, that’s not new to 99% of people. Some will have to pay more, some will get to pay the aforementioned prices, just like with the Bold.

Pricing looks to be pretty even between both devices, so we’ll call it a tie.

Device longevity:

This is hard to speculate on, because we’re not talking about which device will physically last longer in terms of not breaking. We’re talking about how long the device can last you, the consumer, as a phone. And how long you’ll want to use it for. Taking a peek at RIM’s road map, we know that they’re coming out with four new devices (including the Bold), all likely to appear before the year’s end. We’d also bet on them churning out update replacement handsets a lot quicker if they can manage to. There will also likely be a new iPhone in a year’s time, or even less. Assuming you don’t upgrade to a new handset, we’d say the iPhone will last longer as you have an ingenious method for doing software updates and upgrades, and you have the App Store which will constantly be fresh with newer and better applications.

Personal Opinion:

Here’s where we’re going to voice our opinions of both devices as we kept the head-to-head review completely unbiased. True BlackBerry fans will want the Bold. It honestly is the best BlackBerry ever. There is no other choice — it’s the Bold. Plus the Bold spoils you. We cringe at the sight of our friends using Curves now. From the screen, to the keyboard, to the OS, which hate it or love it is pretty darn solid, the Bold is fantastic. But when you throw the iPhone 3G in the mix, it’s gets pretty difficult. A lot of early criticisms surrounding the original iPhone have been addressed. Corporate email, 3G, GPS, price, 3rd party applications, and so on. The honest truth is that if we had to use only one of the two devices, we’d be happy enough with whichever one you gave us. We could deal with the email shortcomings on the iPhone, and we could deal with the improved but not incredible browser on the Bold. It really comes down to what you need more in a phone. While the Bold certainly has improved media and other consumer features, it really is a business device at the end of the day. The iPhone 3G is a consumer device that happens to play nice with a lot of corporations, and we honestly think you won’t find many people dropping their BlackBerrys for an iPhone. They’ll carry both as long as they can afford it.

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Killexams : NETA AUTO selects BlackBerry QNX to Power the NETA S, Next-Generation EV Sedan for the Chinese Market

WATERLOO, ON and SHANGHAI, Aug. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) and HOZON NEW ENERGY AUTOMOBILE CO., LTD. (HOZON) today announced that NETA AUTO, China’s EV brand owned by HOZON, has selected BlackBerry QNX technology to power its soon-to-be-produced futuristic sports sedan, the NETA S. The deployment will ensure the functional safety, cybersecurity and reliability of the vehicle’s critical systems while providing users with an engaging, immersive, and digital-first driving experience.

As part of the agreement, the NETA S will use the BlackBerry QNX® Neutrino® RTOS and QNX® Hypervisor for the vehicle’s new intelligent technology cockpit, the ‘NETA SPACE’. In addition, NETA AUTO’s full-stack NETA PILOT 3.0 intelligent ADAS technology will also feature the QNX® OS for Safety, helping realize intelligent assisted driving in multiple scenarios.

“We are pleased to partner with NETA AUTO to create a next-generation digital cockpit system and intelligent driver assistance system for the NETA S. Since its inception, NETA AUTO has always pursued the development of high-quality vehicles featuring both innovation and technology,” said Dhiraj Handa, VP, Asia-Pacific, BlackBerry Technology Solutions. “BlackBerry is pleased to empower China’s new energy automotive brands with our latest technologies, helping NETA AUTO to expand its footprint for the future of safe & secure mobility.”

“The NETA S is a representative of NETA AUTO’s level of technical strength and is dedicated to bringing the sedan to millions of homes with new levels of safety, security, comfort & connectivity. BlackBerry is the industry leader in automotive embedded systems, providing us with a safety-certified software foundation, ” said Zhang Qi, Executive Vice President of Intelligent Institution, Neta Auto. “In the future, NETA AUTO will continue to collaborate with BlackBerry to bring more convenient, enriched and intelligent automotive life experiences to our customers.”

The NETA S has a digital design style that fully demonstrates the power and athleticism expected of a sports sedan. The interior of the model features a stunning advanced intelligent cockpit with a large 17.6-inch central touchscreen, allowing the driver to receive important information via the minimalist display located behind the steering wheel or from the AR head-up display. Additionally, the front passenger also has an exclusive 12.3-inch passenger infotainment screen. Additional highlights of the NETA S include heated and ventilated massage seats, as well as headrest speakers, with a further 21 speakers installed throughout the car to provide an enjoyable acoustics experience for all passengers.

The NETA S is armed with the 3rd Generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform and the highly reliable BlackBerry QNX Neutrino RTOS and QNX Hypervisor, which allows for scalability and flexibility in its intelligent NETA SPACE. The QNX Hypervisor can consolidate multiple systems with mixed-criticality and different operating environments onto a single hardware platform, effectively reducing both the model’s initial development and long-term costs of ownership, while still ensuring industry-leading safety and security.

About BlackBerry

BlackBerry (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments around the world. The company secures more than 500M endpoints including 215M vehicles. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company leverages AI and machine learning to deliver innovative solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, safety, and data privacy solutions, and is a leader in the areas of endpoint security, endpoint management, encryption, and embedded systems. BlackBerry’s vision is clear - to secure a connected future you can trust.

BlackBerry. Intelligent Security. Everywhere.

For more information, visit BlackBerry.com and follow @BlackBerry.

Trademarks, including but not limited to BLACKBERRY and EMBLEM Design are the trademarks or registered trademarks of BlackBerry Limited, and the exclusive rights to such trademarks are expressly reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. BlackBerry is not responsible for any third-party products or services.

About HOZON New Energy Automobile Co., Ltd.

HOZON is an innovation-drive tech company that integrates the hardware products and software services based on the R&D innovation, intelligent manufacturing and multi-channel sales service. NETA AUTO, a car brand affiliated to HOZON. NETA AUTO’s vision is to “make high-quality intelligent NEVs available for all”. It shoulders the responsibility of breaking the norm to make travel more comfortable with innovative technologies and operates with the aim to be a popularizer of intelligent vehicles. Focusing on products and advanced technologies, NETA AUTO is dedicated to promoting continuous evolvement of electric vehicles and playing a leading role in future technology development trends.

NETA AUTO’s core technologies are derived from Yangtze Delta Region Institute of Tsinghua University, Zhejiang. Currently, the company has cultivated competitive advantages in auto intelligent cockpit, which is called NETA SPACE, autonomous driving, technologies of electrical machine, battery, and electrical control system, etc. and accumulatively applied for over 1,000 patents.

In June 2022, NETA AUTO delivered 13,157 vehicles, with an increase of approximately 156% YOY, an increase of approximately 20% from May 2022, achieving a sales volume increase for 24 consecutive months since July 2020. Specifically, the sales volumes in June 2022 of NETA V and NETA U PRO were 9,147 units and 4,010 units respectively. Moreover, the total sales volume of NETA AUTO in the first half of 2022 was 63,131 units, an increase of approximately 199% from the same period last year.

As a leading force among Chinese NEV manufacturers, NETA AUTO has further increased market share of “Made in China” products in the intelligent manufacturing and new energy field, and strengthened Chinese brand value around the globe.

Media Contact:
BlackBerry Media Relations
+1 (519) 597-7273
mediarelations@BlackBerry.com

NETA Auto Media Relations
+86-18501002778
huxiaoqian@hozonauto.com

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BlackBerry BB has partnered with LeapXpert to enable the use of the BlackBerry Dynamics platform on popular messaging applications like WhatsApp, iMessage, WeChat, SMS, Telegram, Signal etc.

Organizations worldwide are using messaging applications to convey sensitive information to their customers as work from home has become a necessity. However, these applications are prone to hackers who look to exploit the loopholes in the security system to gain sensitive information.

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The collaboration will provide customers with secure storage for important information and data leakage protection. It will also ensure that employee-customer interactions are end-to-end encrypted and captured.

Blackberry continues to invest in its cyber security portfolio to tap the growing demand for this market. The company had launched BlackBerry Gateway and Optics 3.0, which is part of its Extended Detection and Response strategy.

Per a research from Allied Market Research, the global cyber security market is projected to reach $478.68 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 9.5% from 2021 to 2030.

Recently, BlackBerry partnered with Alphabet’s Google to introduce Chrome Enterprise Management with BlackBerry’s Unified Endpoint Management. The new solution will extend enhanced security to various devices powered by Google’s Chrome OS and browsers.

Prior to that, Blackberry announced that 13 channel partners across the Asia-Pacific region will be offering BlackBerry Jarvis 2.0 to companies, aiding them to create secure systems amid increasing cyberattacks.

Headquartered in Waterloo, Canada, BlackBerry provides intelligent security software and services to enterprises and governments worldwide.

However, BlackBerry needs to invest heavily in research and development activities to introduce new products and fend off competition, which takes a heavy toll on its profitability. The global chip shortage faced by the auto industry due to supply chain troubles is an added concern.

The company reported an adjusted loss per share of 5 cents in first-quarter fiscal 2023, in line with the prior-year quarter’s levels. The Zacks Consensus Estimate was pegged at a loss of 6 cents per share. Quarterly total revenues declined 3.4% year over year to $168 million.

BlackBerry currently holds a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell). Shares of the company have lost 43% in the past year compared with the industry’s fall of 15.7%.

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Stocks to Consider

Some better-ranked stocks from the broader technology space are Aspen Technology AZPN, Synopsys SNPS and Broadcom AVGO. Broadcom sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) whereas Aspen Technology and Synopsys carry a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Aspen Technology’s 2022 earnings is pegged at $5.49 per share, increasing 0.4% in the past 60 days. The long-term earnings growth rate is anticipated to be 16.3%.

Aspen Technology’s earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate in the last four quarters, the average being 4.1%. Shares of AZPN have soared 25.1% in the past year.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Synopsys 2022 earnings is pegged at $8.67 per share, unchanged in the past 60 days. The long-term earnings growth rate is anticipated to be 19.6%.

Synopsys earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate in the last four quarters, the average being 2.7%. Shares of SNPS have jumped 18.8% in the past year.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Broadcom’s fiscal 2022 earnings is pegged at $37.06 per share, up 3.9% in the past 60 days. AVGO’s expected long-term earnings growth rate is 14.5%.

Broadcom’s earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate in all the preceding four quarters, with the average being 2.2%. Shares of AVGO have gained 6.9% in the past year.


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Killexams : BlackBerry (TSE:BB) Has Debt But No Earnings; Should You Worry?

David Iben put it well when he said, 'Volatility is not a risk we care about. What we care about is avoiding the permanent loss of capital.' So it might be obvious that you need to consider debt, when you think about how risky any given stock is, because too much debt can sink a company. As with many other companies BlackBerry Limited (TSE:BB) makes use of debt. But the more important question is: how much risk is that debt creating?

Why Does Debt Bring Risk?

Debt is a tool to help businesses grow, but if a business is incapable of paying off its lenders, then it exists at their mercy. Part and parcel of capitalism is the process of 'creative destruction' where failed businesses are mercilessly liquidated by their bankers. However, a more usual (but still expensive) situation is where a company must dilute shareholders at a cheap share price simply to get debt under control. Of course, debt can be an important tool in businesses, particularly capital heavy businesses. When we think about a company's use of debt, we first look at cash and debt together.

See our latest analysis for BlackBerry

What Is BlackBerry's Net Debt?

You can click the graphic below for the historical numbers, but it shows that BlackBerry had US$459.0m of debt in May 2022, down from US$715.0m, one year before. However, it does have US$663.0m in cash offsetting this, leading to net cash of US$204.0m.

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A Look At BlackBerry's Liabilities

We can see from the most latest balance sheet that BlackBerry had liabilities of US$521.0m falling due within a year, and liabilities of US$554.0m due beyond that. Offsetting these obligations, it had cash of US$663.0m as well as receivables valued at US$132.0m due within 12 months. So its liabilities total US$280.0m more than the combination of its cash and short-term receivables.

Since publicly traded BlackBerry shares are worth a total of US$3.33b, it seems unlikely that this level of liabilities would be a major threat. But there are sufficient liabilities that we would certainly recommend shareholders continue to monitor the balance sheet, going forward. While it does have liabilities worth noting, BlackBerry also has more cash than debt, so we're pretty confident it can manage its debt safely. The balance sheet is clearly the area to focus on when you are analysing debt. But it is future earnings, more than anything, that will determine BlackBerry's ability to maintain a healthy balance sheet going forward. So if you're focused on the future you can check out this free report showing analyst profit forecasts.

In the last year BlackBerry had a loss before interest and tax, and actually shrunk its revenue by 17%, to US$712m. We would much prefer see growth.

So How Risky Is BlackBerry?

We have no doubt that loss making companies are, in general, riskier than profitable ones. And in the last year BlackBerry had an earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) loss, truth be told. And over the same period it saw negative free cash outflow of US$77m and booked a US$107m accounting loss. But the saving grace is the US$204.0m on the balance sheet. That means it could keep spending at its current rate for more than two years. Summing up, we're a little skeptical of this one, as it seems fairly risky in the absence of free cashflow. The balance sheet is clearly the area to focus on when you are analysing debt. However, not all investment risk resides within the balance sheet - far from it. For instance, we've identified 2 warning signs for BlackBerry that you should be aware of.

If, after all that, you're more interested in a fast growing company with a rock-solid balance sheet, then check out our list of net cash growth stocks without delay.

Have feedback on this article? Concerned about the content? Get in touch with us directly. Alternatively, email editorial-team (at) simplywallst.com.

This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. We provide commentary based on historical data and analyst forecasts only using an unbiased methodology and our articles are not intended to be financial advice. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.

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