John Chen discusses BlackBerry security and E-mail

John Chen discusses BlackBerry security and E-mail

It would seem as though John Chen has had enough of the speculation that 'BlackBerry technology may have been deployed in a non-approved manner, placing sensitive government information at risk' in regards to Hillary Clinton. Although Chen doesn't mention Clinton directly, in the new blog post on Inside BlackBerry he points readers to the Washington Post and uses it as an example to reiterate '...

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Amazon expands Prime same-day delivery to more metro areas in the U.S.

Amazon Prime

Amazon has announced the online retail giant has expanded its Prime same-day delivery service to more metro areas in the U.S. These include Charlotte, Cincinnati, Fresno, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Stockton, and Tucson, as well as new areas in Central New Jersey, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and San Diego. This delivery option allows consumers to...

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Charge and sync your BlackBerry Classic with ease for just $16.95 today!

Charge and sync your BlackBerry Classic with ease for just $16.95 today!

Tired of hunting down that pesky USB cable that always seems to be hiding so you can charge or sync your Classic? BlackBerry's official sync pod is the perfect addition to any desk or nightstand so you can do just that and find it easily. Today, you can save $13 on the purchase, making it just $16.95.

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WhatsApp turns on end-to-end encryption for its 1 billion users

WhatsApp turns on end-to-end encryption for its 1 billion users

The Facebook-owned WhatsApp has announced that going forward, messages, voice calls, and sharing of photos and videos, are now encrypted end-to-end. Now people using WhatsApp on any platform can send anything to another user, and it will be inaccessible to anyone except the recipient. Not even WhatsApp itself can get in. From Wired: This means that if any group of people uses the latest...

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lackBerry announces AtHoc data center in Europe for global customer support

Following the earlier announcement of a new secure data center in Canada, BlackBerry has now announced the availability of BlackBerry's AtHoc hosted networked crisis communications platform from BlackBerry's secure data centers in Europe. "AtHoc's expanded, secure European hosting capabilities offers high reliability and security with a cloud deployment," said Guy Miasnik, President of...

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Unlocked BlackBerry Priv gets a permanent $50 price cut to $649 in U.S.

Priv

Several months after its launch, the unlocked version of the Android-based BlackBerry Priv is getting a price cut in the U.S., the UK and parts of Europe. The new US price from ShopBlackBerry.com has been reduced by $50, in the U.S. from $699 to $649. BlackBerry adds that the UK unlocked price has gone down from £559 to just £529, while the price in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and The...

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Kmashi 20000mAh power bank

Right now you can grab Kmashi's 20000mAh power bank for $20 at Amazon with coupon code 3Z9KLROS, a savings of $13. The power bank is Quick Charge 2.0 compliant, so you'll be able to charge your phone fast while on the go. The ultra-slim design keeps it at just over half an inch thin, and the built-in LED flashlight can come in handy during an emergency situation. If you find yourself wishing...

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T-Mobile's Music Freedom and Binge On add more streaming media services

T-Mobile

T-Mobile customers can now access even more audio and video streaming services without impacting their cellular data plans. The wireless carrier has announced new supporters of both its Music Freedom and Binge On programs. T-Mobile says Music Freedom now includes support for Amazon Music, Chilltrax, ESPN Radio, OHIO.FM, PreDanz and Uforia. T-Mobile says over 40 services now support Music...

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Want to win a BlackBerry Priv or Passport? Enter here!

BlackBerry Priv and Passport

Update - CLOSED! Winner below! It's time to announce the winner of our February contest for a BlackBerry Priv, and to get our next contest underway! We decided this time around to let the winner choose their own prize. You can find all the details on that below, but first, let's go ahead and reveal who the winner of our last giveaway is! Everyone please join me in congratulation CrackBerry...

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The best in-ear headphones

The best in-ear headphones

Our editors share their picks for the best in-ear headphones available today! Choosing a pair of in-ear headphones is tough. We all have different tastes, budgets, and needs. So we rounded up a group of people used to making tough choices — our Mobile Nations editors. They've shared the in-ear headphones they're using and, more importantly, why! DJ Reyes - BlackBerry Premium Headset WS-410...

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April security patch now available for the BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry PRiv

The April security patches are now available for BlackBerry Priv owners. Those who purchased their phones from ShopBlackBerry may have already received the update on March 23, but now more carriers are pushing it. This update patches the latest round of vulnerabilities that Google discovered, keeping your phone even more secure. BlackBerry has posted additional details about the update as...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Q42016

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Q42016

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 dug into BlackBerry Radar, Priv winning the Red Dot Award for Product Design 2016, the latest BBM updates which ditches the fees for Privacy and Control features and of course, BlackBerry's Q4 Fiscal 2016 results and much, much more! Topics...

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You can now sign up for the BlackBerry Priv Marshmallow beta

BlackBerry Priv Marshmallow beta begins

As rumored, BlackBerry has announced the Marshmallow beta test for the BlackBerry Priv. You can now sign up to join the program, and the company will accept registrations for two weeks. The first wave will only be available to those who purchased their devices from Amazon, ShopBlackBerry or Carphone Warehouse. Spaces will be limited, and BlackBerry will begin pushing the beta out in the...

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Protect your Priv with this leather smart flip case for $28.95 today!

Protect your Priv with this leather smart flip case for $28.95 today!

If you want to keep the screen of your Priv protected, but don't want to miss any notifications, you'll want to check out BlackBerry's Leather smart flip case. The case snaps onto the back, and the leather flap covers the front with a cutout so you can still see when you get a new message or call. This case can be yours for just $28.95 today!

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Microsoft's boss bots

Mobile Nations Weekly: Microsoft's boss bots

Enter the bot matrix. Microsoft made waves with their annual Build developer conference, unveiling their big new take on computing: 'conversations as a platform'. This idea leverages bots and virtual assistants like Cortana to make computing more natural and predictive, and it's all coming sooner than you might think across the entire Microsoft ecosystem. Microsoft is also planning to make...

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Rad Timer is the app you need if you want interval timer function

Rad Timer is the app you need if you want interval timer function

The weather is getting warmer, and that means I'm going to be stepping up my fitness regime, which also means it will include some high-intensity interval training, amongst other things. That will also require me to get a timer app that allows for intervals. For that, I downloaded Rad Timer, and I think you should too. Rad Timer isn't just for workouts, though, if you're looking for an...

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John Chen: Software done well, hardware underperformed

John Chen: Software done well, hardware underperformed

Following BlackBerry's earnings report and conference call, BlackBerry CEO John Chen sat down with CNBC's Jon Fortt to talk about the earnings and his outlook for the company. The notable comments from the interview focus on whether or not Chen has any intent on exiting the hardware business, something Chen spoke of on the conference call as well. I truly believe that we're very, very...

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BlackBerry exec hints at an upcoming Marshmallow beta test for Priv

Priv

While BlackBerry has confirmed that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the BlackBerry Priv is coming by early May, it looks like that the company might offer owners of the smartphone access to a beta test for the OS upgrade. Michael Clewley, the director of Handheld Software Product Management at BlackBerry, hinted about the beta in his personal Twitter feed: I'd talk about a #PRIV...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.3 release date moves to mid-June

BlackBerry OS 10.3.3 release date moves to mid-June

Despite earlier confirmations from BlackBerry that OS 10.3.3 would be released in March, BlackBerry CEO John Chen noted today on the BlackBerry Q4 Fiscal 2016 Earnings Call that the date for its release has now moved to mid-June pending technical acceptance for the NIAP certification. Not going to sugarcoat this one, it's a bit disappointing that it seems to be taking this long considering...

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Marshmallow will hit the BlackBerry Priv by early May

Priv Android

As per the earnings call, BlackBerry has confirmed that Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be rolling out to the Priv by late April, early May. The software update was spotted running on the smartphone earlier this week, but it's great news that we now have an estimated time of arrival. Should you wish to read up on exactly what will be introduced with the Marshmallow update, be sure to check out...

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