BlackBerry Blend v1.2 Beta 2 now available in the Beta Zone

BlackBerry Blend

While the first round of beta testing for BlackBerry Blend brought some much-needed fixes, the newest release known as Beta 2 has now arrived in the BlackBerry Beta Zone and is available for download. This release has taken a lot of the feedback offered up by Beta Zone members and implemented it to include not only further fixes but some feature additions as well. Thankfully, we don't have to...

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Emberify offer up more free copies of their apps!

Emberify-Apps-Device

BlackBerry 10 app developer Emberify is at it again - giving us dedicated BlackBerry fans a bunch of promo codes for their apps. You'll have to be quick off the mark though as there's only 200 copies of each up for grabs and as I'm sure you know from experience, they disappear real quick. If you've not seen our previous coverage of Emberify's apps and your BlackBerry 10 device is all about...

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Amazon's latest Appstore giveaway includes $110 worth of apps and games

Amazon giveaway

Amazon's latest giveaway includes hit games such as Telltale's Game of Thrones, Five Nights at Freddy's 3 and more. Here's what is included in the giveaway: Games Angry Birds Seasons HD (Fire Edition) Bike Race Pro by Top Free Games Cooking Dash Deluxe Empress of the Deep: The Darkest Secret (Full) Five Nights at Freddy's 3 Game Of Thrones - A Telltale Games Series Grudgeball: Enter the...

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BlackBerry Chief Security Officer David Kleidermacher

Despite having joined the company back in February, we've not heard a lot about what BlackBerry Chief Security Officer David Kleidermacher is working on at BlackBerry. As we know from the announcement of his arrival, his main focus, according to BlackBerry CEO John Chen, is to 'help extend BlackBerry's gold standard of security as we work with customers to meet new cybersecurity challenges' and...

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Quickly access your files and settings with 1000 copies of Custom Shortcuts

Quickly access your files and settings with 1000 copies of Custom Shortcuts

Each and every day our BlackBerry devices keep us organized and productive. However, I am always on the lookout for third-party applications that provide even more functionality. A former employer once said he preferred apps and programs that saved as many "clicks" as they could in order to get things done. Custom Shortcuts, from the developer that brought us Nightly Clock, aims to do just that...

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BlackBerry Classic now available for purchase online from T-Mobile

BlackBerry Classic now available for purchase online from T-Mobile

As expected, thanks to the earlier announcement, the BlackBerry Classic has now arrived on the T-Mobile website and is readily available for purchase. For $18.33 a month (24-month contract) and $0 down, consumers can pick up the BlackBerry Classic without damaging their wallet. If no contract is the way you wish to go while still purchasing your device from T-Mobile, you'll have to hand over $...

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Power Tools updated to v7

The last update may have only been a short while ago, but a new version was already in the works. If you are not already familiar with this productivity application, it is a one that bundles several different applications together. For instance, there is a Custom LED for contacts, apps, and messages, a Call and Message blocker to bar calls, texts, and emails, a Wallpaper Setup to rotate your...

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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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