BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Cycles

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Cycles

This week, the BlackBerry DTEK50 is large portion of our discussion. We mourn the loss of Blend and take a look at several of the announcements BlackBerry made last week including lowering of Priv pricing for a limited time, Developer Hero Program winners, and the AtHoc receiving a Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) and Authority to Operate (ATO) with the US Army through April 2019 and more...

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BlackBerry is rolling out a patch against the QuadRooter exploit to the Priv and DTEK50 starting today. BlackBerry has built a patch against the fourth and final vulnerability of the QuadRooter exploit. As a refresher, QuadRooter was able to use vulnerabilities in Qualcomm's firmware drivers to gain elevated permissions (read: root) on your phone or tablet. Zero cases have been reported in...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Ramp up

Mobile Nations Weekly: Ramp up

Yet another Android security scare, yet more MacBook rumors, and yet even more Windows 10 builds. Android's open nature doesn't mean that it's any more vulnerable to security threats than any other OS. But it does mean that it's more vulnerable to the perception of being more vulnerable. Case in point: the so-called "QuadRooter" vulnerability — lots of smoke and lots of people blowing it...

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BlackBerry announces Developer Hero Program winners

BlackBerry announces Developer Hero Program winners

Back in June, BlackBerry announced the Developer Hero Program, which was designed to showcase new BlackBerry 10 apps by featuring them on BlackBerry World and promoting them on social media. Now, BlackBerry has announced the winners via the Inside BlackBerry Developer blog. After months of testing, weeks of review and hours of debate we have finally selected the top new BlackBerry 10...

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BlackBerry lowers Priv pricing through ShopBlackBerry for a limited time!

While the DTEK50 is getting the most of the attention thanks to it being the latest BlackBerry device available, there's still plenty of love for the Priv to go around, and if you have been waiting for a sale from BlackBerry, your patience has been rewarded. BlackBerry has reduced Priv pricing through ShopBlackBerry across the board. ShopBlackBerry US - $499 ShopBlackBerry Canada - $650...

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Check out this BlackBerry DTEK50 giveaway for your shot at winning!

Check out this BlackBerry DTEK50 giveaway for your shot at winning!

BlackBerry's newest device, the DTEK50, has just launched. For their second Android offering, BlackBerry sought out a balance between hardware and pricing and we think they might have found it with the DTEK50. It offers BlackBerry's security, privacy and productivity coupled with the Android ecosystem and it's priced to move, which is never a bad thing. If you haven't already, you should check...

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BlackBerry certifies first Global Platinum Solutions providers for Security and Mobility Services

BlackBerry today announced the first wave of Platinum achievements for partners as a result of the renewed Enterprise Partner Program for solutions providers. The program was launched in May and with ISEC7, GFI, GENOA and novalink, already four global partners are now ranked in the top tier level. We are excited that ISEC7, GFI, GENOA and novalink achieved Platinum level in our Enterprise...

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S Army awards BlackBerry Software with Certificate of Networthiness and Authorization

AtHoc continues to collect accolades. BlackBerry has now announced that its AtHoc software has received a Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) and Authority to Operate (ATO) with the US Army through April 2019. The fulfillment of these essential information assurance and security requirements means that the AtHoc networked crisis communication software will remain in uninterrupted use protecting...

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Sizzlin Hot Summer Sale: Save an extra 20% on your favorite BlackBerry accessories

Summer Sale

The heat of summer is still here, so don't miss out on this hot sale. Feeling bummed that summer will soon be winding down? Well, how about an extra 20% off on the already-reduced ShopCrackBerry accessories? Don't miss out on this opportunity to stock up with cases, charging cables and more for your favorite BlackBerry phones. Whether you are looking for something to accompany your BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry DTEK50 review

DTEK50

DTEK50 is BlackBerry's second Android-powered smartphone offering unique security and connectivity features BlackBerry is known for. The release of the Priv was BlackBerry's first trip into the Android world, and it was not without some bumps in the road. The BlackBerry Android software, at the time, still had room to grow and pricing was a little on the high side for a lot of folks. Now, the...

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INPS chooses BlackBerry's BES12 to securely manage its multi-platform mobile fleet

BlackBerry today announced that In Practice Systems Ltd (INPS), a leader in unique medical software for primary care and the wider healthcare environment in the UK, has upgraded to BES12 to securely manage its multi-platform mobile fleet. "We needed a mobility solution that matched the characteristics we see in ourselves – highly secure and productive. Working with our strategic...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Hub+

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Hub+

Although I had to miss Upstream last night due to travel, James, Alex, Ronell and Brandon kept it going. This week, BlackBerry's announcement of Hub+ takes up a good portion of the discussion alongside new lawsuits, BBM updates and the pending shipments of DTEK50 preorders. If you missed BerryFlow live, now you can get yourself caught up. Topics BlackBerry now rolling out August 5 Android...

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Don't miss out on the DTEK50 special pre-order offer!

Don't miss out on the DTEK50 special pre-order offer!

Have you pre-ordered your BlackBerry DTEK50 yet? If not, today is the last day to do so in order to take advantage of the special pre-order offer. For a limited time, customers who pre-order DTEK50 from ShopBlackBerry will receive a complimentary BlackBerry Mobile Power Pack, a 12600mAh battery portable charger worth $59.99 USD. The offer expires on August 8th at 11:59 pm PST and according to...

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BlackBerry Blend has officially reached EOL status

BlackBerry Blend has officially reached EOL status

If you're a fan of BlackBerry Blend, BlackBerry has quietly posted some disappointing news. According to their software support lifecycle page, BlackBerry Blend as of July 31, 2016, has reached end of life status and will no longer be supported officially. The app which was originally released in September of 2014 alongside the BlackBerry Passport, allowed users to seamlessly bring messaging...

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Grab this durable Bluetooth speaker and a selfie stick for just $13

Grab this durable Bluetooth speaker and a selfie stick for just $13

Aukey is currently offering a sweet deal at Amazon that scores you a free selfie stick with the purchase of its outdoor Bluetooth speaker, and some additional savings on the speaker. You can grab the package deal for just $13, which is a total savings of $19 on the two items. Both will need to be added to your cart, and then you'll need to use coupon code OJSSO3VO for the savings. The outdoor...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Seven One Ten

Mobile Nations Weekly: Seven One Ten

Samsung's new Note and Microsoft's new Xbox: head-to-head. It's time. Time for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. It's both a huge release for Samsung and something of an iteration at the same time. It retains a lot of the design language of the latest Note and S lines with a refined aesthetic, and is practically the same phone inside as the S7, but goes all-in on the big (and curved) display, S Pen...

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Here it is! The first community designed shirt by you, the CrackBerry faithful

Reminder - Last day to order your limited edition CrackBerry shirt before they're gone forever! Here it is! The first community designed shirt by you, the CrackBerry faithful. Member Phan Huy submitted the winning design and for a limited time, you can grab this awesome t-shirt. Available in assorted colors and styles (yes, we have hoodies!), the front features a BlackBerry-inspired keyboard...

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Grab this compact waterproof Bluetooth speaker for $11 right now!

Vtin speaker

Right now, Vtin is offering its waterproof Bluetooth speaker for just $11 with a coupon code at Amazon, a savings of $9. Whether you are looking for a speaker to take on the boat, near the pool or even in the shower, this is worth considering. It's powerful 5W driver will offer high-quality audio, and with its 800mAh battery you should get around 8 hours of playback per charge. Only the blue...

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This guy caught all 142 North American Pokémon in Pokémon Go using his BlackBerry Priv

His name is Roberto Vazquez and according to a new report from CBC, after three and a half weeks, 266 kilometres and 25 pounds later he has managed to catch all 142 Pokemon available in North America using his BlackBerry Priv. Three and a half weeks, 266 kilometres and 25 pounds later, Roberto Vazquez says he's the first Toronto Pokemon Go player to catch all 142 Pokemon available in North...

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BBM for iOS updated with new features and enhancements

BBM iOS

Following the recent updates to BBM for BlackBerry 10 and Android, iOS users can now get in on the action as well. The latest update has arrived and is available for download right now with plenty of new features and enhancements to improve your BBM experience. Free Video calls! BBM users on iOS can now make video calls for free directly from BBM Upgraded group chat! Start a group chat with...

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