MTN, Vodacom and Cell C to offer the BlackBerry Priv in South Africa

MTN, Vodacom and Cell C to offer the BlackBerry Priv in South Africa

In addition to the launch in India, BlackBerry has also announced the Priv is headed to South Africa, although pricing details have yet to be revealed. South African carriers announced to be offering the Priv as of next week are MTN, Vodacom and Cell C. Pricing will be confirmed by those carriers within the coming week. As soon as we hear word on that pricing, we'll be sure to let you all...

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BlackBerry Priv makes its official debut in India

BlackBerry Priv makes its official debut in India

As expected based on earlier rumors, BlackBerry has now officially launched the Priv in India. At an event held at the Oberoi in New Delhi, BlackBerry India Managing Director Narendra Nayak and Damian Tay ‎Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Product Management at BlackBerry introduced the company's first Android-powered smartphone to the market which will be available in stores across India starting...

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BlackBerry Services for the Priv updated through Google Play

BlackBerry Services for the Priv updated through Google Play

BlackBerry Services, which helps control all of the built-in BlackBerry applications on the Priv has now been updated through Google Play. Since the initial release of the Priv, the services app has been updated several times but unfortunately, there's never any changelog to go along with it aside from it simply stating 'minor bug fixes' and that hasn't changed this time around either. In...

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Google and BlackBerry hosting hands-on workshops demonstrating BES12 with Android For Work

Now that BlackBerry's BES12 enterprise mobility management solution has support for Google's Android for Work, BlackBerry and Google have teamed up to offer free, half-day hands-on workshops demonstrating BES12 with Android for Work. The co-hosted workshops are being held at Google offices around North America with Google and BlackBerry executives available to show how Android and BlackBerry...

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Content Transfer now moves SMS and email accounts to your Priv from other Android phones

BlackBerry has just updated their Content Transfer app for Android — it can now backup and transfer your text messages and email accounts from other Android smartphones to the BlackBerry Priv. It also now supports transferring data from a BlackBerry 7 smartphone, so if you're coming from an older device, you'll also be able to transfer your tasks and email accounts over to the Priv. Here is...

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You can now 'thumbs up' individual app reviews in the Google Play app

You can now use the 'thumbs up' in Google Play app

If you've wanted a way to show someone that their review of a particular app helped you, you'll be happy to see that you can now 'thumbs up' a review from the Google Play app. That's right, if you come across a review that you find worthy of being thanked, or liked, or acknowledged positively in some fashion, you can now do so right from your phone. To find helpful reviews, you can sort them by...

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Amazon launches Prime Stations in the UK to get you jamming

Amazon launches Prime Stations in the UK to get you jamming

Amazon has launched Prime Stations in the UK. The online retailer previously rolled out the feature – enabling those with Prime to take advantage of personalized genre-driven music stations – in the U. S., but now those in the UK will be able to tune into their favorite genres and enjoy. The feature is available to Prime members through the Amazon Music app on iOS, Android, Mac, PC, as well as...

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AT&T reports Q4 2015 earnings: $42.1 billion in revenue, adds 2.8 million wireless customers

AT&T has reported its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2015, noting a pretty sizable bump in consolidated revenues due to its DirecTV acquisition, along with respectable wireless subscriber growth. In all, AT&T says that it brought in consolidated revenues of $42.1 billion in Q4, which is up 22 percent from the year prior. For full-year results, AT&T said it brought in total...

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BlackBerry hosting 'Introducing the Good Secure EMM Suites' webinar on Feb. 4

Now that BlackBerry has announced Good Secure Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Suites, a new set of applications which aim to make it even easier to manage enterprise devices regardless of the operating system, they're looking to tell folks more about it. As such, a new webinar has been scheduled for Thursday, February 4, 2016, that serves as an introduction to the offerings....

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Verizon spent $70 million to triple Bay Area LTE capacity ahead of the Super Bowl

Verizon wants to make sure that all of its customers who are headed to the Super Bowl have full coverage, so the carrier has more than tripled its 4G LTE network capacity in the Bay Area. The carrier spent $70 million in what it calls a "long-term investment" to boost network performance from San Francisco to Santa Clara. With the additional capacity, Verizon will be able to deliver a more...

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New BES12 integrations make the platform more robust

BlackBerry has integrated WatchDox and Good, two of its recent acquisitions, into BES12 in a new Unified Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) platform. This announcement comes along with the company's release of a new suite of mobile apps under the Good Secure EMM branding. The new platform will provide centralized management from BES12 for admins, and the upgrades include new security,...

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BlackBerry announces Good Secure EMM Suites for easier enterprise management

BlackBerry announces Good Secure EMM Suite of apps

BlackBerry has announced Good Secure Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Suites, a new set of applications which aim to make it even easier to manage enterprise devices regardless of the operating system. The suite of apps include security, management, productivity and collaboration offerings that all feature best-in-class app security. With Good's Secure EMM Suites, admins will be able to...

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Sprint comes close to profit in Q3 2015, continues to attract more customers

Sprint

Sprint has published the company's financial earnings report for Q3 2015. The major U.S. carrier made an operating loss of $197 million, which is a substantial improvement over Q2's $585 million in the red. The company also added the highest number of porting postpaid phone customers in three years. Net additions for this most recent quarter totalled 501,000, which is an improvement of 471,000...

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BlackBerry Priv now available from T-Mobile

BlackBerry Priv now available from T-Mobile

If you've been waiting for T-Mobile to launch the BlackBerry Priv, your wait is now over. As announced previously, the Un-carrier has now made BlackBerry's first Android-powered smartphone available online at T-Mobile.com and in T-Mobile stores. Pricing for the Priv from T-Mobile starts at $0 down and $30 a month for 24 months through T-Mobile's standard leasing program while JUMP! On Demand...

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How to uninstall and disable applications on a BlackBerry smartphone powered by Android

As you know, the BlackBerry Priv comes pre-installed with a handful of BlackBerry apps, to help ease existing users into the Android world. Some people are loving the apps, such as the Hub while others would rather not use it. If you're part of the latter group, then you'll be happy to know that you can disable the apps. You can disable the use of any of the pre-loaded apps. What about the apps...

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Secure your BlackBerry with Pattern Lock Pro — get your free copy now!

Secure your device with Pattern Lock Pro - 300 copies available

As part of its commitment to security, BlackBerry embedded several different methods to secure and protect our personal information into its native OS. However, it is always helpful to add an extra layer for safeguarding data and other personal files by utilizing a third party application we've discussed before called Pattern Lock Pro. Pattern Lock Pro is a lite version of Toysoft's more...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Hollywood

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Hollywood

If you missed BerryFlow live this week, you'll want to make sure you catch the audio or video replay. This week, we dig into the recent AtHoc announcements, the BlackBerry Priv's eventual arrival in India and on T-Mobile plus, we discuss the ending of the Built for BlackBerry program for app developers and much, much more. Topics Department of Veterans Affairs selects BlackBerry's AtHoc to...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Silly season commences in 3… 2… 1...

Mobile Nations Weekly: Silly season commences in 3… 2… 1...

Rumors of leaks, leaks of rumors, updates on suppositions of tales of releases. We're entering something of a lull in tech news. Well, lull might not be the right word. It's not like the end-of-year holiday hiatus slash pre-CES quiet time. No, this is more like that period of time at the restaurant between the appetizer and the main course. In this metaphor, CES was the appetizer, and now we'...

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Firstmonie, MMIT and BlackBerry team up to enable social commerce through BBM in Nigeria

Back in November, Matthew Talbot, Senior Vice President of Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry noted that BlackBerry was expanding BBM Shop payment options for Nigeria by making use of the Firstmonie mobile wallet, provided by Nigeria's largest bank, First Bank of Nigeria Limited and teaming up with Mobile Media Info Tech (MMIT) to bring secure payments to the BBM Shop. Those partnerships have now...

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How to change your video settings on the BlackBerry Priv camera

How to change your video settings on the BlackBerry Priv camera

Our smartphones have become an all-in-one device that we carry around every day and it is the device most of us will reach for to take photos and videos. I love to take home videos on my BlackBerry smartphone, as I'm sure many of you do too, and that will continue with my use of the BlackBerry Priv. If you didn't know already, the Priv does 4K video recording but of course other video shooting...

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