BlackBerry Classic Review!

BlackBerry Classic

The wait is over. The BlackBerry Classic has now arrived, and it brings the promise of the speed and performance of BlackBerry 10 with the familiar and classic navigation keys you know and love. All that in a package that is 'designed from the ground up to meet the needs of productive people who appreciate the speed and accuracy that can only be found with a physical QWERTY keyboard'. It's a...

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BlackBerry Q3 Fiscal 2015 Earnings Call Live Blog!

BlackBerry Q3 Fiscal 2015 Earnings Call Live Blog!

The report is out, but the earnings call still has to happen, so hop into the chat below and we can all listen to it together! Sound off with any comments and thoughts you may have on today's small bevy of news. The conference call and live webcast will be held today beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-888-503-8168 or by logging on at the BlackBerry Investors site.

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Ocean Capital Investments replaces MobileIron with BlackBerry's Hosted Solution on BES12

Press Release Ocean Capital Investments Displaces MobileIron for BlackBerry Hosted Solution on BES12, BlackBerry's Cross-platform EMM Solution Ocean Capital Investment commits to deploying BlackBerry Classic and BlackBerry Passport smartphones WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 19, 2014) - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today...

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BlackBerry Expands Support for Mobility Management Solutions to Android Lollipop

BlackBerry has now made another move to further improve their BES12 offerings by announcing support for Android 5.0 Lollipop. "Customers recognize the risks that mobility brings into their organization, and BES12 is the insurance policy that will protect their critical data while giving them the freedom to choose whichever platforms they prefer," said Billy Ho, Executive Vice President,...

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BlackBerry completes acquisition of Secusmart

BlackBerry completes acquisition of Secusmart

With the acquisition of Secusmart announced back in July and Germany having now approved the move, BlackBerry and Secusmart have finally sealed the deal and have officially announced the acquisition as complete. "The acquisition of Secusmart underscores BlackBerry's long-standing commitment to being the best in enterprise mobile security. BlackBerry is the only vendor to offer secure and...

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BlackBerry announces Q3 Fiscal 2015 Results

BlackBerry announces Q3 Fiscal 2015 Results

BlackBerry has now announced their Q3 Fiscal 2015 results and revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 was $793 million. Revenue breakdown for the quarter was approximately 46% for hardware, 46% for services and 8% for software and other revenue. During the quarter, BlackBerry recognized revenue on approximately 2 million BlackBerry smartphones with 1.9 million being sold through to end...

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BlackBerry Classic coming soon to Vodafone UK - but only for business customers!

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If you're a Vodafone customer in the UK I bring you both good news and bad. The company dropped me a quick email to advise that they would indeed be stocking the new BlackBerry Classic in early January, but only for business customers. Now I know that the enterprise market is where BlackBerry are focusing, but yet again it looks like that when I visit a Vodafone store I probably won't see a...

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Mickey-Sticker-Hero

If you're into your BBM stickers and are feeling festive you may well want to dive into the BBM shop and check out the latest two offerings? Holiday Mickey from Disney clearly features Mickey Mouse, but you'll also find a few of his friends there too, including Donald Duck and Pluto. Next up is Frosty the Snowman - the loveable character from the song. Once again, this one's a mix of Frosty...

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BlackBerry to announce Q3 Fiscal 2015 Results December 19th, 2014

It's getting close to that time again where BlackBerry has to offer up everyone a look at their financial stats, more specifically, their Third Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results. The announcements will take place on December 19th, 2014. BlackBerry will be reporting results for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 on December 19th, 2014. A conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 8...

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BBM rolls out new dynamic emoticon and sticker picker

BBM rolls out new dynamic emoticon and sticker picker

With the last BBM update, a lot of folks weren't happy that BBM defaulted to using stickers before emoticons in the app and didn't hold back on letting BlackBerry know the change was less than ideal. Thankfully, BlackBerry is pretty open to listening to feedback and as such, have now pushed a new BBM update into BlackBerry World that fixes the situation up a bit by meeting somewhere in the...

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1000 free copies of 3Words available

1000 free copies of 3Words available

It's promo time! If you're looking for an interesting app to download, you may want to try out 3Words. 3Words is a third party client for the what3words service. Until this app made its way to my inbox, I had never heard of the service before but it's a pretty neat one. The service is all about making addresses simpler. Instead of a big long address, it assigns three words to a 3mx3m square on...

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Whine gets updated to v3.2 bringing notifications

Whine gets updated to v3.2 bringing notifications

If you're a Whine app user, you may have noticed an update available. Whine is a Vine third party client for BlackBerry 10 and is a pretty nice app. This update takes us to v3.2 and brings some nice new features, including the ability to add people as favorites, so when they make an update, you can be notified about it. However, you do need to have the app open in order to be notified. The...

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'Tis the Season for the next round of free apps in the 'Festive Giveaway'

'Tis the Season for the next round of free apps in the 'Festive Giveaway'

BlackBerry kicked off their 'Festive Giveaway' earlier this month whereby users could download a selection of premium applications and games for free. The first batch of applications included in the promo ran until December 17th, with another one set to begin on December 18th through Christmas day. Now that the new second week has begun, there is a whole new selection of popular and useful...

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EE Store

The UK government has managed to reach an agreement with local operators to work on the issue of nationwide 'not-spots': areas restricting access to basic mobile functions due to weak signal coverage. EE, O2, Three and Vodafone will invest a guaranteed £5 billion to improve mobile infrastructure by 2017 with the aim to provide 90 per cent of the UK with both voice and text coverage. Not only...

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BlackBerry Classic launched in Singapore

BlackBerry Classic launched in Singapore

Following the launch of the BlackBerry Classic in New York, BlackBerry has now announced the BlackBerry Classic for Singapore as well. In Singapore, the device is available now through all of BlackBerry's major Singapore operators. Cameron Vernest, Managing Director, Singapore & The Philippines, BlackBerry, said: "We're delighted our three loyal partners, M1, SingTel and StarHub, are...

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BlackBerry Classic now available through Virgin Mobile Canada

BlackBerry Classic now available through Virgin Mobile Canada

Live in Canada and want a BlackBerry Classic right now? If so, Virgin Mobile wants to hook you up with one. As listed on their site, you can now pick a BlackBerry Classic from the carrier for as little as $49.99 with a two-year agreement. The pricing gets tiered based on the plan options you choose with the month-to-month pricing ending up at $499.99. 2 year Platinum Plan – $49.99 2 year...

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BlackBerry Blend smartphone and desktop apps all updated to new versions

Whether you're looking for the PC and Mac apps or the BlackBerry 10, iOS or Android versions, BlackBerry Blend has been updated across the board today with several improvements and fixes. Right now, the desktop versions don't really have a change log but the smartphone apps all share the same one. New in this release: Support for timed messages and message retraction in BBM Support for...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen

If you weren't able to tune into the BlackBerry Classic launch event live, you can now head on over to the event website and watch the replay at a time that is convenient for you. In order to take it all in, you'll need to set aside about an hour and ten minutes unless there's some parts you feel like skipping through. Be sure to check out the end as well if you took part in the BlackBerry...

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