Stop unwanted calls with an updated Call Blockr

Stop those unwanted calls with Call Blockr

Nuisance calls can get very annoying, especially late at night. To prevent those unwanted calls you need an app like Call Blockr. With it you can set your phone to only receive calls from your contacts, make a blacklist of numbers to block or only allow whitelisted listed numbers to call you. There is even the ability to schedule when you want to block calls. Call Blockr has just received an...

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BBM for Android and iOS updated to include BBM video chat in beta

BBM for Android updated to include BBM Video in beta

The iOS version has now gone live on iTunes as well. While BlackBerry 10 customers have had the ability to BBM video chat between each other since the launch of BlackBerry 10, Android and iOS users have been left out of the loop, until now. A new version of BBM for Android has now been released through Google Play, which brings BBM video chat between Android and iOS devices in the US and...

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AT&T will shut down its 2G network by the end of 2016

AT&T

AT&T has announced that it will decommission its 2G EDGE network by the end of 2016. CFO John Stevens told Wireless Week that the carrier has moved over 6 million subscribers off the legacy network over the last 12 months, with the remaining 2G userbase largely consisting of connected devices. Stevens said that the cost played a major factor in the decision to shut down the 2G network...

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BlackBerry Priv Android 6.0.1 AAE570 system release notes

BlackBerry Priv Android 6.0.1 AAE570 system release notes

For as good as BlackBerry has been about offering up release notes for their monthly security updates, when it comes to issuing release notes for any one specific OS update, they have been slightly less reliable. The last batch of release notes was made available on December 7, 2015, for OS AAD027 and AAD028. But now that Android 6.0.1 has arrived, BlackBerry has made available the release notes...

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Wind Mobile beefs up network coverage in Calgary area

Wind Mobile beefs up network coverage in Calgary area

If you're a Wind Mobile customer in the Calgary, Alberta area, you should begin seeing better cellular coverage and faster LTE speeds across the board. That's because Wind Mobile has announced the completion of a major network upgrade that should improve overall performance for customers in the area. Wind Mobile notes that this completes its second major network upgrade in its Western market...

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BlackBerry hires Alex Thurber to lead global sales of its devices

BlackBerry

BlackBerry has hired Alex Thurber to be its new senior vice president for global device sales. The new hire comes as the company is still dealing with poor sales of its hardware products, including the recent BlackBerry Priv smartphone. According to The Wall Street Journal: Mr. Thurber will oversee BlackBerry's in-house sales teams as well as its efforts to generate additional revenue...

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Grab an unlocked BlackBerry Priv for just $399 at Newegg

BlackBerry Priv

Newegg has a great deal going on right now for the BlackBerry Priv, dropping the price down to just $399. The units being sold are unlocked AT&T variants (STV100-1), so you will be able to use it on the GSM carrier of your choice. Mango Wireless is selling and shipping the phones through Newegg, and you can even get free shipping on your order right now. If you are in the market for a...

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How to enable the swipe to type feature on the BlackBerry Priv keyboard

BlackBerry Keyboard update adds new swipe to type feature to the Priv

Now that the BlackBerry Keyboard app for Priv has reached version 2.0, one of the standout features has been the new swipe to type option. It's a feature already available through other keyboard apps on Android and but it's a welcome feature to the BlackBerry Keyboard for the Priv, over and above the usual flick typing that BlackBerry users love. If you're looking to learn how to use it, check...

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AT&T

AT&T has reported its earnings for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016, noting yet another big bump in consolidated revenues due to its recent DirecTV acquisition, along with respectable wireless subscriber growth. In all, AT&T says that it brought in consolidated revenues of $40.5 billion, in Q1, which is up 24% compared to the same period a year ago. On the wireless division...

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Forrester names WatchDox by BlackBerry a leader in Enterprise File Sync and Share

WatchDox by BlackBerry has been named a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Enterprise File Sync and Share Platforms, Hybrid Solutions, Q2 2016. WatchDox by BlackBerry tied for the highest score in the Security Capabilities category and received the highest possible scores in 17 of the 37 evaluation criteria. "The Forrester EFSS Wave 2016 validates that enterprises can rely on BlackBerry when...

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Marshmallow is here for the Priv: Here's everything you need to know

Marshmallow is here for the Priv: Here's everything you need to know

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow rolls out to the Priv today. Here's what you need to know. After an interminably long wait for most — and a relatively short beta period for some — some Privs will be updated to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow today. Curious about what's in the update? Here's everything you need to know, with the help of Michael Clewley, BlackBerry's Director of Software Product Management...

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T-Mobile added 2.2 million new customers in Q1 2016, revenue up 10%

T-Mobile

T-Mobile has published company financial results for Q1 2016, showcasing an increase in revenue of 10.6% as well as adding 2.2 million new customers. This quarter marks the 12th consecutive quarter the Un-Carrier has experienced total net growth of more than 2 million. The numbers were made up of more than 1 million branded postpaid net adds, alongside record branded prepaid net adds of 807,...

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Register for the BlackBerry and Microsoft Executive Panel: Security, Productivity, and the Cloud

Microsoft and BlackBerry continue to partner in enabling secure enterprise mobile productivity and management solutions and most recently, they've announced a new webinar that will take place on April 27th, 11:00 AM ET. Lead by David Kleidermacher, Chief Security Officer at BlackBerry, and John Hewie, National Security Officer at Microsoft Canada, the webinar will discuss security challenges,...

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Indian government mandates panic button on all phones sold in the country from 2017

Indian government mandates panic button on all phones sold in the country from 2017

The Indian government has announced that all mobile phones sold in the country from January 1, 2017 should come with a panic button that will allow anyone in need the ability to contact authorities with a single key. Built-in GPS is also a mandatory feature in phones going on sale next year. The move comes after the government has instituted a single "112" number for emergencies, including police...

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Grab the official BlackBerry Classic sync pod for just $16.95 today!

Grab the official BlackBerry Classic sync pod for just $16.95 today!

Do you find yourself constantly needing to sync data between your BlackBerry Classic and computer? BlackBerry's official sync pod is definitely the best and easiest way to get this done, and it doubles as a nice charging station. You can pick one up for only $16.95 today!

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Priv apps updated in the Google Play Store - Keyboard, Services and more!

A new batch of updates to the BlackBerry Priv apps, such as BlackBerry Services, BlackBerry Device Search, and the BlackBerry Keyboard have now started to arrive on the Google Play Store. For the most part, the noted changes include the typical bug fixes and improvements, but it's also clear Android Marshmallow is on BlackBerry's mind as well as several of the apps have improved support for...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Raptors

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Raptors

Did you miss BerryFlow Upstream live last night? If so, you can now sit back and watch the video or download the audio and enjoy! This week, we dig into Priv being the official smartphone of the Toronto Raptors, the latest Android Marshmallow beta, AT&T dropping Priv pricing and much, much more! Topics Priv - Official Smartphone of the Toronto Raptors First Priv Marshmallow beta update...

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Coocheer Bluetooth speaker

Right now you can pick up this Coocheer Bluetooth speaker for just $9 at Amazon with coupon code TUFIEZWH, a savings of $11. In addition to being Bluetooth, the speaker also has built-in NFC for quick and easy pairing to any phone that is compatible. The premium sound with bass enhance technology will give you a great quality of audio output for keeping the party going. If you aren't a fan of...

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MetroPCS

T-Mobile's no-contract carrier subsidiary MetroPCS has launched a new promotional offer. This one gives customers two lines, each with unlimited talk, text and data and 6GB of 4G speeds, for a total of $60 a month. T-Mobile says: That means you can walk into a MetroPCS store and get 2 lines with unlimited talk, text, data, and 6GB of 4G LTE data for just $60 a month - and just $30 a...

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