BlackBerry CEO John Chen calls for 'app neutrality'

John Chen calls for app neutrality

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has taken to the Inside BlackBerry Blog to share his thoughts on Net Neutrality and something he calls 'App Neutrality'. The post is adapted from a letter sent to the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, John Thune, the Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Fred Upton, and Ranking Committee Members, U.S....

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Reminder Now, which rolled out to BlackBerry 10 in September 2014 has today been given a nice overhaul to version 3.0. As well as fixes and support for the BlackBerry Classic, the app has been given a breath of fresh air with a new user interface. If you think you could use an app that provides you with reminders based on your location or people that you receive emails and SMS from then...

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Rumors of Samsung wanting to buy BlackBerry refuse to die

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A new report from The Financial Post, is claiming that all may not be as it seems when it comes to the Samsung / BlackBerry rumors and goes so far as to say Samsung is still actively pursuing a plan to take over or buy a significant stake in BlackBerry Limited and that they were caught off guard by the earlier Reuters report, as they hoped to go unnoticed with their moves on BlackBerry and...

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1000 free copies of Stickers++ up for grabs

1000 free copies of Stickers++ up for grabs

We first posted an article about the Stickers++ app back in November 2014. The has a vast collection of stickers to use with other instant messaging apps, not just BBM. Such as WhatsApp or Viber. You can even use them in email messages. There are over 1000 stickers available, divided into many categories so you can find the one you're looking for. The developer has 1000 free copies available...

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WhatsApp now has a Chrome web client

WhatsApp now has a Chrome web client

About a month back, there were rumors that the Facebook-owned and very popular messenger service WhatsApp would soon be available on your computer via the web. Today, the folks at Whatsapp have pulled it off. The new web client is an extension of the data from your phone, displayed in a Google Chrome page. It's simple to set up, and as long as your phone has a data connection you'll be able to...

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Register for the BlackBerry Enterprise Products and Services webcast

Register for the BlackBerry Enterprise Products and Services webcast

BlackBerry has been on a roll with announcing new products and services for Enterprise and if you're looking to learn how they may fit into your environments, BlackBerry is hosting a webcast on January 28, 2015 at 11:00am - 12:00pm EST, to take a deeper look at some of their latest offerings. In the past few months, BlackBerry has announced many innovative products and services that are...

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BlackBerry Classic in white caught on camera

BlackBerry Classic in white

With the black version of the BlackBerry Classic already making its rounds, it was only a matter of time before we started to see the other noted to be arriving colors (white, bronze, blue) appear as well and the folks over at MondoBlackBerry have scored some images of the white Classic and have shared some details about it. This variant does not differ for materials used than the...

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Only Screenshots

As I've mentioned several times before, I love small, creative apps that help me get things done. They don't have to be complicated to be awesome and one such app is Only Screenshots, the latest and greatest from QBO. Only Screenshots is available as a free download in BlackBerry World right now and if you happen to take a lot of screenshots, it'll be a lifesaver for you. With Only...

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John Chen not a fan of UK Prime Minister's desire to ban encrypted messaging apps

In what I'm sure will come as a surprise to no one, John Chen has now spoken out against UK Prime Minister David Cameron's comments supporting the banning of encrypted messaging apps which could include BBM, WhatsApp, and Snapchat, among others. Heading to LinkedIn to share his thoughts, the BlackBerry CEO laid out details that highlight how privacy and national security can be balanced. Hint:...

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Gold BlackBerry Passport

Update: It's not exactly a shock, but it appears that BlackBerry has now sold out of its limited edition Black & Gold BlackBerry Passport just a couple of hours after it went on sale. Original story: As previously rumored. BlackBerry has started selling a limited edition version of its BlackBerry Passport, in black but with gold trim, for $899 in the US and $999 in Canada. Only 50 units of...

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Get hours of arcade fun with Ice Cubes for BlackBerry 10

Get hours of arcade fun with Ice Cubes for BlackBerry 10

With the freezing temperatures hitting the Northeast, nothing like playing an arcade game to keeps you on your toes and distracted from the weather. Ice Cubes is the latest game to hit the store by Marco Gallo, who previously kept us glued to our devices with Nostalgia. This time, he has taken his coding talents and created a simple, yet quite addicting, stacking game to occupy us during these...

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Evernote shutting down support for BlackBerry 7 and PlayBook

Evernote shutting down support for BlackBerry 7 and PlayBook

For those of you who might still be using Evernote on your BlackBerry 7 device or BlackBerry PlayBook, Evernote has now announced they'll be discontinuing support on those platforms while BlackBerry 10 support is still ongoing. As of February 7th, we'll be retiring Evernote Hello, Evernote Peek, Evernote for BlackBerry 7, and Evernote for BlackBerry PlayBook. This means they'll no longer...

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SuperTube updated - Passport keyboard scrolling now included, plus more

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For those of you that prefer to use the third party app SuperTube, instead of watching videos using the native BlackBerry 10 browser, you'll be pleased to hear that a new version of the app is now available. This latest version brings us some new features as well as plenty of fixes which have been ironed out. New in the latest version: Added direct link to upload your own local videos to...

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For $5-a-month, AT&T subscribers can now place unlimited calls to Mexico

$5-a-month gets unlimited calls to Mexico on AT&T

AT&T has revamped their AT&T World Connect $5 monthly international calling package to offer unlimited calls to Mexico. The news comes just days after AT&T got approval from the Mexican government for a $2.5 billion acquisition of Iusacell, Mexico's third-largest cellular carrier. Said AT&T Mobility Chief Marketing Officer David Christopher: "We're always looking for...

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You can now order the BlackBerry Z3 SIM free in the UK

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This one maybe a little late to the party but if you fancy picking up the low cost BlackBerry Z3 SIM free in the UK you can now do so thanks to Clove. The British online retailer has the Z3 priced at £154.99, including VAT, which seems reasonable value for money if you ask me. It feels an age away that the BlackBerry Z3 was announced, although it was only February last year and it then went...

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WhatsApp Messenger gets a juicy update for BlackBerry 10

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For you folk out there that use WhatsApp to communicate with your non-BBM friends on other platforms, you'll want to hit up BlackBerry World and grab the latest version which is now available. Version 2.11.1167.2 contains a mix of new features and fixes, covering a broad spectrum, which is always good to see. What's also encouraging, once again, is that although us BlackBerry 10 users prefer...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - BlackSung

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - BlackSung

Did you miss out on checking out BerryFlow live last night? If so, you can now watch the replay or download the audio. Among topics discussed, we touched on the Samsung BlackBerry rumors, the further roll out of the BlackBerry Classic, how we would improve BBM channels and even a look at Passport numbers from a developers perspective. You can check out the full video, topic list, guest list as...

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Big Hero 6 and Puss in Boots BBM Stickers now available

Big Hero 6 and Puss in Boots BBM Stickers now available

Disney and Dreamworks are no strangers to the BBM Shop and both have now expanded their offerings of BBM stickers available. First up is Disney, which has released a brand new Big Hero 6 sticker pack that offers artwork featuring Baymax and Hiro as well as several other characters from the hit movie such as Tadashi and Go Go. Next up is Dreamworks, which is now offering a Puss in Boots sticker...

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