John Sims, President of Global Sales at BlackBerry discusses the proliferation of mobility in government

John Sims, President of Global Sales at BlackBerry sat down with the folks from Fedscoop to discuss how Federal governments are expanding their mobile system offerings and increasing the mobility offerings to their workforce but while doing so, end users are changing as well as what their expectations are when it comes to what they can do on their government-issued devices. The situation...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Milk

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Milk

Looking to get yourself caught up on the latest BlackBerry news? Of course, you are and there's no better way to start or wrap up your Monday than by tuning into Upstream. We kept it all on schedule this week, meaning it's around an hour long, but we still managed to hit all the latest important news in the world of BlackBerry that doesn't involve yet another render of the BlackBerry slider,...

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BlackBerry Slider render and concept roundup

BlackBerry Slider render and concept roundup

The upcoming BlackBerry slider device has been one of the most discussed and anticipated BlackBerry devices since the BlackBerry Passport. Although it was announced during Mobile World Congress, there's still not a lot of solid information about the device that is known. Sure, there's a ton of rumors and speculation but the fact remains, BlackBerry has offered very little by way of official...

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Phone Finder

Although every BlackBerry 10 smartphone comes loaded with BlackBerry Protect, which is designed to help find your lost BlackBerry smartphone and keep the information on it safe & secure, there's nothing wrong with adding an additional layer of security to the mix as well. Built on the foundation of the previously released Where's My Phone app, Nemory Studios has now released Phone Finder to...

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White BlackBerry Classic now available on Amazon and ShopBlackBerry UK

If you've been waiting for the white BlackBerry Classic that was previously announced as arriving this week on Amazon and ShopBlackBerry for UK customers and carriers throughout Hong Kong, your wait is now over. Both shops have now listed the device for UK customers, so you can start placing your orders right away, but you'll want to be mindful of a few things here when it comes to delivery...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for May 1, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup for May 1, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Not only is it the end of a busy week, but it is also the first day of a brand new month. This week we saw John Chen hint at a new app strategy as well as discuss new product launches. In addition, BlackBerry won the Corporate Branding Campaign of the Year Award. Finally, be sure to take advantage of the ShopCrackBerry spring sale to receive 20% off by entering the code...

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BlackBerry and Carphone Warehouse team up for '5-Stars' Passport campaign

If you were to ask just about any BlackBerry Passport owner whether or not they love their device, the chances are insanely high they'll say they do and likely give you an amazing demo of its capabilities. Actual user reviews for the device have been fantastic across the board, but this weekend, BlackBerry, and Carphone Warehouse are teaming up in the UK for what they're calling the '5-Stars'...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.2744 update files now available for download

BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.2744 update files now available for download

Familiar with OS leaks and don't mind updating your device through autoloaders and such? If that describes you, you can now download the BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.2744 update files for most BlackBerry 10 smartphones. This OS was certified for the BlackBerry Classic a while ago, so folks have been waiting for it to appear and while there is no autoloaders built as of yet, the debrick, core OS and...

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BlackBerry's Spring device sale extended until May 8th

BlackBerry's Spring device sale extended until May 8th

On April 18th, BlackBerry kicked off a sale where customers could get up-to 40% off of select BlackBerry 10 smartphones and while that sale was set to close on May 5th, BlackBerry has now announced it will continue running up until May 8th, allowing for more customers to get in on the savings across US, Canada, the UK, France and Germany. What's on sale? Well, have a look at some of the offers...

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BlackBerry Leap rumored to launch in India on May 7th

BlackBerry Leap

When BlackBerry announced they had expanded the BlackBerry Leap availability to France, Germany, UK and the United States, one stop that was listed under the 'coming soon' section was India and if a new report coming from The Indian Express is correct, we should see the BlackBerry Leap arrive there on May 7th, 2015 with pricing coming in at under Rs 20,000. As India was one of the markets...

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BlackBerry Leap now available SIM free in the UK

BlackBerry-Leap-Front

If you've been holding out to order the attractively priced BlackBerry Leap in the UK you can do so today. Unlocked-Mobiles dropped me an email to let me know that the latest BlackBerry 10 handset is now in stock and ready for shipping. We told you a while back that the three main British SIM free retailers were taking pre-orders of the Leap and as we detailed there, it is in fact unlocked-...

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AT&T acquires Nextel Mexico for $1.875 billion

AT&T

AT&T announced today that it has acquired Nextel Mexico for $1.875 billion. AT&T first announced its plans to acquire Nextel Mexico earlier this year and the acquisition is official as of today. This acquisition marks AT&T's second purchase of a Mexico-based wireless carrier after it acquired lusacell for $2.5 billion. In today's announcement, AT&T says it has plans to...

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Sprint teams up with Boingo to provide free Wifi to customers at airports across the U.S.

Sprint announced a new partnership today that will allow its customers to automatically connect to Boingo Wi-Fi networks at 35 major airports across the U.S.. Sprint says that users within range of a Boingo hotspot will now be able to automatically connect to the Wi-Fi network at no additional charge. From Sprint: Sprint devices within proximity of a Boingo hotspot can automatically...

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Watch the BES12 Cloud: Mobility Made Easy webcast replay

Watch the BES12 Cloud: Mobility Made Easy webcast replay

If you happened to miss the BES12 Cloud: Mobility Made Easy webcast on April 29th for some reason but were really looking forward to it, you can now watch the replay of the event. BlackBerry's Principal Analyst Brian Bernard walks everyone through a BES12 Cloud overview while explaining the product features, architecture and key components and plenty more. BES12 Cloud is an intuitive, low...

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BlackBerry lowers BBM Custom PIN pricing for a limited time!

BlackBerry lowers BBM Custom PIN pricing for a limited time!

To go along with their device sale, BlackBerry is also offering a bit of a sale through their BBM Shop as well wherein you can grab a custom BBM PIN of your own for only 99 cents. Although some may have taken advantage of this offer earlier as it seemingly appeared early accidentally, BlackBerry has now made it official and is even offering those who paid $1.99 for a custom PIN to update their...

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Mobile Nations Community Update, April 2015

Mobile Nations Community Update, April 2015

Mobile Nations Community Update Hellooooo everyone! It's the end of the month, and that means it's Community Update time! Within we will take a closer look at the happenings around the Mobile Nations Network, including Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central. Perhaps the biggest buzz recently was centered around the Apple Watch....

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John Chen to speak at Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce luncheon

If you live near the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo region, you might interested to know the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce is hosting a special luncheon with BlackBerry CEO, John Chen on May 5th, 2015 at Bingemans – Marshall Hall. The event promises an in-depth Q & A with Chamber of Commerce CEO, Ian McLean, that will cover BlackBerry's turnaround strategy and the company's ongoing...

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