Blackberry handsets had been dominating the smart-phone market for almost a decade. The word Blackberry had become synonymous with the ultimate handheld device.
It is also a preferred choice of business mobile phones around the world. Being the first to provide substantial security and remote-wipe services, it also became the preferred mobile of criminals.
Their powerful security features at the time, made them the mobile phone of choice of the criminal world. This created several problems to law enforcement, and many forensic software vendors had to devote extensive amounts of research and resources in by-passing these security features.
Strathclyde Forensics has extensive experience in dealing with Blackberry devices and recovering calls, texts, BBM conversations as well as media files like photos, videos and voice notes.
Despite the fact that Blackberry sales have dropped the last few years, there is a significant amount of these devices available in the market, held by very loyal customers.
Blackberry Messenger (BBM) is one of the most popular messaging services. It is operated by RIM via the web, and usually it requires a specific connection package. It is so popular that it is now used by iPhones and Android devices too. This means that if you chat with someone through BBM they may not be using a Blackberry. The unique identifier of each user (PIN) is embedded on the Blackberry device, and it remains the same even if you change SIM card or phone number. The PIN in other platforms is software enabled.