T-Mobile teaser for its Super Bowl 50 ads is a look back at classic commercials

T-Mobile teaser for its Super Bowl 50 ads is a look back at classic commercials

T-Mobile will once again run commercials during this year's Super Bowl on Feb. 7. The carrier has posted up a teaser for those ads that looks back at classic commercials that have debuted during the big NFL game. The clip has visuals that reference ads like Apple's 1984 commercial for the Macintosh, along with Volkswagen's Darth Vader ad and more. The teaser says that none of those...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for January 29, 2016: Games, doodles, photos and more!

BlackBerry App Roundup 1/29/16

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Another week has passed so you know what that means? Not only is it time to share with you another batch of applications for your BlackBerry 10 or Priv smartphone, but it's also time to catch up on all the news that transpired since we last met. The major announcement this week was the Priv hitting shelves at T-Mobile — both the literal shelves and the online ones. We...

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Mobile Nations Community Update, January 2016

Mobile Nations Community Update, January 2016

Mobile Nations Community Update Greetings all! Hope you had a very happy new year, and things are going great for you in 2016. It's time again for our Community Update, where we take a quick look at some of the best stuff happening around Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central. As you'd expect, our teams were busy earlier in the...

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BlackBerry more than doubles the number of shares they intend to buy back

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BlackBerry today announced the company had received approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange to increase the maximum number of common shares for repurchase. This increase will take the total number of common shares BlackBerry can use as an alternative to dividends to 27 million (5.8% of the public float). BlackBerry has also enlisted a broker to allow for up to just shy of 2.7 million shares to...

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BT completes its acquisition of EE

BT completes its acquisition of EE

BT has successfully escaped the gauntlet of regulatory approvals and is now able to complete the company's purchase of EE. Picking up and absorbing the largest UK mobile operator, the £12.5 billion deal is a victory for BT, which has plans to enter the competitive mobile industry once more. 31 million EE customers will be included in the deal, which will put BT in a strong position against the...

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BBM for BlackBerry 10 updated with improvements for BBM Protected

BBM for BlackBerry 10 updated

Following the announcement of BBM Protected improvements as part of BlackBerry's expansion of their enterprise software portfolio, a new BBM update for BlackBerry 10 has arrived containing those improvements. The changelog for the update is brief, noting the changes for BBM Protected and the ability for users to set a subject for a multi-person chat, but we've expanded on what it all means....

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BBM, BlackBerry Hub, Calendar, Contacts and more updated for the Priv

BBM, BlackBerry Hub, Calendar, Contacts and more updated for the Priv

BlackBerry just pushed a handful of updates to their Google Play apps for the Priv. Most of the updates are for stability improvements and bug fixes though there are some new things added to BBM, which was added in a recent beta update. There's an update to BBM, BlackBerry Hub, Calendar, Contacts, Notes and Tasks. Get a rundown of what's new from each app below. BBM Users can now set a...

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BlackBerry offers smartphone savings and free accessories until Feb. 24

Priv and Passport

People who have been waiting to get a BlackBerry Priv or a BlackBerry Passport can take advantage of some special promotions from now until Feb. 25. People who buy the smartphones via ShopBlackBerry will be able to get a free accessory bundle for those phones that are worth up to $99. The BlackBerry Priv bundle will include a black Leather Smart Flip Case and a Sync Pod with a 1.2m USB cable...

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T-Mobile continues to expand its Binge On video streaming program, adding four new content providers for customers to access without affecting their monthly data service. The new providers include Amazon Video, Fox News, Univision NOW and WWE Network. T-Mobile also says it has made it easier for customers to access the settings for Binge On through their smartphone's dialer Just dial #...

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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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