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BlackBerry Mercury

*/ /*-->*/ Ahead of CES 2017, TCL teased that they would be offering a look at the first device to come out of their smartphone software and brand licensing deal with BlackBerry and they've now made good on that, though, they're keeping a lot of the finer details surrounding the phone secret for just a bit longer. More of an introduction than a full announcement So secret...

*/ /*-->*/ In the lead up to CES 2017, BlackBerry QNX let it be known the show would be big for them and they're already off to great start, having now announced what they're calling their "most advanced and secure embedded software platform for autonomous drive and connected cars." also known as QNX SDP 7.0. From John Wall, senior vice president and head of BlackBerry QNX:...

*/ /*-->*/ Just in case the earlier teaser was not enough for you, Steve Cistulli, President and General Manager for TCL Communication, North America just dropped another for everyone to take in.

BlackBerry begins rollout of January Android security update

BlackBerry begins rollout of January Android security update

Beta Zone has been updated with the new details as well, so some of you will start seeing it pushed as a 'beta' release. Seemingly skipping the Beta Zone testing phase this month, BlackBerry has now begun their rollout of the January Android security update. As posted on the BlackBerry Knowledge Base, the software version is available immediately for BlackBerry powered by Android smartphones...

*/ /*-->*/ With TCL already letting it be known they will 'unveil an evolutionary first in the mobile industry' and include a first look at how the BlackBerry brand will live on at CES, perhaps getting a tease ahead of CES 2017 is no surprise, but that's exactly what Steve Cistulli, President and General Manager for TCL Communication (TCT), North America dropped on Twitter....

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - 2K17

As we wrap up the holidays and head right into 2017, for the podcast this week we decided to take a quick look back at BlackBerry's 2016, what we expect to see in 2017 starting with CES, which kicks off later this week where we're expecting to hear more from TCL, QNX and more! Tune in. Topics UKarbon outfits DTEK60 with grippy device skins BlackBerry 'Mercury' may make its way to Verizon...

BlackBerry 'Mercury' could make its way to Verizon

BlackBerry 'Mercury' could make its way to Verizon

While TCL has already committed to telling us more about their BlackBerry plans at CES 2017, that certainly has not stopped the bits and pieces about the BlackBerry 'Mercury' from popping up unofficially. The latest comes by way of Roland Quandt, some of which has been floated about before, but some of which is certainly new information, such as a possible launch of the device on Verizon. In a...

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Gala

Given our next BerryFlow podcast was scheduled to take place on Christmas Day, we decided to have a bit of an impromptu gathering before the holidays fully took over. With BlackBerry's Q3 Fiscal 2017 results, new deals for BlackBerry Radar, TCL being vocal about the BlackBerry brand in their device portfolio and reaffirmations of the trajectory for BBM in 2017, there was plenty to discuss....

Inst10

Just in time for your holiday photo taking, Inst10 for Instagram has now been updated. This release has multiple fixes across the board addressing the speediness of the app itself right down to new a new icon and graphics. Updated to the very latest Instagram API version 10 Direct Message Fixes and Improvements Load Older Direct Conversations & Chats View Posts from a Location Faster...

The news for BlackBerry Radar is starting to add up. First, Titanium Transporation announced they would be equipping their entire fleet with the system and now, fleet services graphics provider Modagrafics has announced a sales agent agreement with BlackBerry. Speaking on the announcement, Paul Pirkle, President and CEO of Modagrafics noted: The fleet customers we serve around the country...

*/ /*-->*/ When the TCL-BlackBerry smartphone software and brand licensing deal was announced, we knew TCL had bigger plans for CES simply based on the tweets sent out but now the company has gone and made the news official. A new announcement today highlights TCL's plans to 'unveil an evolutionary first in the mobile industry' and include a first look at how the BlackBerry brand...

As we prepare to close out 2016, BlackBerry has been doing a little housekeeping so to speak and in doing so, they have been busy clearing the air and cleaning up some misconceptions about the company. Everything from what's happening in hardware, to the rumors of BBM moving servers to Indonesia and who 'owns' BBM have been clarified recently. The latest clarification comes to us by way of...

As mentioned on BlackBerry's Q3 Fiscal 2017 earnings call, Titanium Transportation has now signed on to integrate BlackBerry Radar. The mention during the conference call never made clear the scope of integration Titanium would be implementing but the company has now announced its entire fleet of trailers will be integrating the asset tracking solution to 'boost efficiencies, increase revenue...

John Chen talks BlackBerry earnings, autonomous vehicles and more!

John Chen talks BlackBerry earnings, autonomous vehicles and more!

Following the BlackBerry Q3 Fiscal 2017 earnings report announcement and conference call, BlackBerry CEO John Chen hit several media outlets to discuss the results, profit margins, autonomous vehicles and more. One of his first stops was with Amber Kanwar at BNN, where he was pressed on when BlackBerry might turn over some overall total revenue for the company now that he has increased profit...

BlackBerry Q3 Fiscal 2017 earnings call live blog!

BlackBerry Q3 Fiscal 2017 earnings call live blog!

Now that BlackBerry's Q3 Fiscal 2017 earnings report is out, next up is the conference call and live webcast which will be held beginning at 8 am ET. You can tune in by dialing into 1-844-309-0607 or by logging onto the BlackBerry Investor site. As always, we invite you to join our live chat below and discuss the latest news with others. Additionally, a replay of the conference call will also...

BlackBerry announces Q3 Fiscal 2017 results

BlackBerry announces Q3 Fiscal 2017 results

Right on time. BlackBerry has now announced their Q3 Fiscal 2017 earnings results. For the quarter ending November 30, 2016, Non-GAAP revenue was $301 million with GAAP revenue of $289 million. Approximately 80% of the third quarter Software & Services segment revenue (excluding IP licensing and professional services) was recurring. BlackBerry had over 3,000 enterprise customer orders in...

Keeping in line with their investor schedule, BlackBerry has now announced they will report their Q3 Fiscal 2017 results on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016. A conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-844-309-0607 or by logging onto the BlackBerry Investor site. A replay of the conference call will also be available at approximately...

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - TCL

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - TCL

As we head into BlackBerry Q3 Fiscal 2017 earnings, there has been a lot of small bits of news breaking cover. If you missed out on BerryFlow last night, now is a good time to go ahead and get yourself caught up on all that has been happening ahead of the earnings call. Topics Hardware is BlackBerry's Horcrux Five things you need to know about the new BlackBerry BlackBerry and TCL sign...

BlackBerry QNX unveils innovation centre for connected and autonomous vehicles

*/ /*-->*/ Although we had a bit of a heads up on the announcement earlier, BlackBerry QNX has now officially unveiled the BlackBerry QNX Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre (AVIC). As part of the BlackBerry QNX facility in Ottawa, Ontario, folks working at the centre will be tasked with working on connected and self-driving cars by developing production-ready software both...

BlackBerry has no plans to move BBM servers to Indonesia

Back in June, BlackBerry announced a new partnership with Indonesia-based Emtek to help expand the consumer BBM business. Since then, several inaccurate articles have come out about who now owns BBM and most recently, several outlets published articles noting that BlackBerry would be moving BBM server(s) to Indonesia. Looking to clear the air surrounding that information, BlackBerry COO Marty...

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