BlackBerry launches the BlackBerry Leap in Hong Kong

BlackBerry launches the BlackBerry Leap in Hong Kong

Continuing the global rollout of the all-new BlackBerry Leap, BlackBerry has now announced the affordable all-touch smartphone for Hong Kong through various BlackBerry partners. Gallant Leon, Managing Director, Greater China, Japan and Korea at BlackBerry, said: "With an all-touch screen, the BlackBerry Leap rounds out our portfolio of BlackBerry 10 devices, offering an affordable choice...

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Phone Finder moves out of beta and into BlackBerry World

Losing your phone really sucks and while every BlackBerry 10 smartphone comes loaded with BlackBerry Protect out of the box, there's a certain level of comfort gained by having a backup solution in place, one such solution is the latest app from Nemory Studios called Phone Finder. After spending some time in the Beta Zone, Phone Finder has now arrived on BlackBerry World. Whether it's...

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BlackBerry Leap now available for purchase from Infibeam in India

BlackBerry Leap now available for purchase from Infibeam in India

With the BlackBerry Leap officially announced for India and appearing in BlackBerry exclusive stores, one of the first online retailers to make the device available is Infibeam. Customers looking to pick a BlackBerry Leap of their own can now do so with EMI pricing starting at Rs. 1,042 per month or you can outright purchase the BlackBerry Leap for Rs. 21,490. Still undecided about the...

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Verizon and Sprint will pay $158 million to settle FCC billing complaint charges

Verizon Wireless and Sprint will pay a combined total of $158 million to settle billing complaint charges filed by the Federal Communications Commission. Under the terms of the settlement, Verizon will pay $90 million, while Sprint will have to spend $68 million, for a total of $158 million. At least $120 million of the total amount will go to reimbursing consumers hit with the charges. The...

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Verizon to acquire AOL for $4.4 billion

Verizon

Verizon has announced that it will acquire AOL for $4.4 billion, with the deal expected to bolster the carrier's advertising efforts in the mobile video segment. Verizon is launching an mobile-focused video service later this year, and has already inked content deals with several content providers, including the NFL. The carrier will offer paid and ad-supported tiers, which is where AOL's...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Rep!

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Rep!

Although it was Mother's day yesterday, we still managed to get together and get up a BerryFlow podcast for everyone covering a lot of last weeks topics of BlackBerry news. Everything from John Chen joining Twitter right down to T-Mobile and BlackBerry making up and preparing to sell the BlackBerry Classic. We kept things nice and short for everyone, so download the audio below or hit play on...

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Take the Vision Mobile Developer Economics Survey and win a limited edition red BlackBerry Z10!

It's that time of year again, and our friends at Vision Mobile want to hear from mobile, IoT, desktop and cloud developers in the 9th edition of their Developer Economics Survey. How will IoT play out in your ecosystem? Is HTML vs. Native still relevant? Are you using AWS, Azure or Google Cloud? Which are the hottest IoT verticals? These are some of the questions that our friends at...

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WhatsApp rolls out small update through the BlackBerry Beta Zone

WhatsApp rolls out small update through the BlackBerry Beta Zone

WhatsApp beta testers looking to get in on the latest release can now fire up the BlackBerry Beta Zone app where you should find v2.12.19.2 available for download. Unlike some of the previous beta releases, the changelog for this one is kept rather small and only highlights two changes in particular. Added the ability to select skin color variations for support emoji Fixed an issue where Add...

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BlackBerry hosting live webinar: Introducing WatchDox and the ABC's of Secure File Sharing

With BlackBerry's acquisition of WatchDox now announced and complete, BlackBerry is looking to further explain 'the impact this will have on enterprise mobility' and as such, they've set up a live webinar event (with a Q&A session) to introduce WatchDox. Learn more about BlackBerry's acquisition of WatchDox and what it means for your business when it comes to secure file sharing and...

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BlackBerry Leap officially launches in India

BlackBerry Leap officially launches in India

BlackBerry customers in India looking to pick up a new BlackBerry Leap will be able to do so starting May 12th at BlackBerry Exclusive stores and online retailers with pricing set at Rs. 21, 490. "The BlackBerry Leap was designed specifically for the young power professionals who see their smartphone device as a powerful and durable productivity tool that also safeguards sensitive...

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John Chen speaks out against Shafiq Qaadri, the Ontario MPP, who wants legislature to drop its BlackBerry-only policy

Last week, Etobicoke North MPP Shafiq Qaadri, introduced a petition asking the Ontario legislature to allow members and staff to use a variety of smartphones instead of sticking to the BlackBerry-only policy but did so in a rather terrible way. Qaadri called the assembly's policy "handicapping, retarding and penalizing MPPs" to which many, including, Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris found...

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BlackBerry Classic in white now available in Saudi Arabia

BlackBerry Classic in white now available in Saudi Arabia

Since the initial announcement of the BlackBerry Classic in white being made available, BlackBerry has been quick to roll it out to new regions and they've now announced another. BlackBerry customers looking to pick up a white BlackBerry Classic in Saudi Arabia can find the device available now at leading telecom retail stores with retail pricing set at SAR 1,799. BlackBerry Classic now...

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WhereIs...? updated with theme options and other additional features

WhereIs...? updated with theme options and other additional features

It has been a while since we have seen an update to WhereIs...? It's an app that comes from one of my favorite developers. WhereIs...? is an app that lets you discover places to eat at or visit. Handy for when you are in unfamiliar places but also great even for places you know. The first time I used it I discovered a restaurant in my local town that I didn't know existed. You can search via...

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Hands-on with the newest features of Work Wide v1.3

Hands-on with the newest features of Work Wide v1.3

One of my most used app on BlackBerry 10 recently received an update and today we take a closer look at the newest features. If you didn't know already, [Work Wide is an app that allows you to have two apps on the screen side-by-side. You can take a look at our original review to see how the app works. WorkWide was initially made for the BlackBerry Passport due to its nice wide screen but the...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for May 9, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup for May 8, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope you all are ready for the weekend. My how the time has flown by this week. All sorts of good things happened this week that I wanted to share you with you. One of the biggest announcements had to be BlackBerry's return to T-Mobile and how the Classic would be available on May 13th. Next, we saw the announcement that the BlackBerry Leap would be available in Canada...

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How to monitor and manage mobile data usage with BlackBerry 10.3

Data-Monitor-Device

There's nothing worse than getting your monthly carrier bill and finding out that you've exceeded your data allowance and now have to part with some extra cash to cover it. Luckily with BlackBerry 10 you can easily keep an eye on the amount of data you use and can also be notified when you're getting close to your limit - nice! Each year carriers tend to give us a greater allowance of mobile...

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BlackBerry Leap arrives in the Netherlands via Belsimpel and Cool Blue

While the BlackBerry Leap has been ceremoniously arriving in some regions, there are other regions where the device has quietly appeared as well. One such region is the Netherlands. While there have been no official announcements from BlackBerry as of yet, the device is now readily available through several retailers including Belsimpel and Cool Blue with a purchase price set at €299.00 for...

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Connect to Box, Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive all updated in BlackBerry World

If you use any of the 'Connect to' cloud storage apps on BlackBerry 10 such as Box, Dropbox or Microsoft OneDrive, you'll want to go ahead and load up BlackBerry World to ensure you have the latest releases. All three of the connector apps have been updated but when it comes tracking down what exactly has changed, that's a bit harder. It appears as though the changelogs were just recycled...

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Latest iGrann Pro update brings video uploading in beta form

While iGrann Pro is a pretty amazing app for accessing Instagram on BlackBerry 10, one missing feature thus far has been the ability to upload videos, but the latest update to the app aims to change that. As noted in the changelog, iGran developer, Adrian Sacchi, has now introduced video uploading to iGrann Pro in beta form and is seeking some feedback on how it all works. Video Upload beta...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen is now on Twitter

BlackBerry CEO John Chen is now on Twitter

While previously we had the surprise of T-Mobile and BlackBerry getting back together, today has taken things to a whole other unexpected level. Assuming the handle @JohnChen, BlackBerry CEO John Chen is now on Twitter. His first Tweet? A mention to T-Mobile CEO John Legere, of course, who earlier took to Twitter to show himself wearing a BlackBerry T-shirt. As for Chen wearing a magenta T...

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