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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Samsung may extend its current partnership with BlackBerry but won't buy it

Samsung may extend its current partnership with BlackBerry but won't buy it

The head of Samsung's mobile phone division stated today that the company could extend its current partnership with BlackBerry. However, he repeated what the company said last week that Samsung has no plans to acquire BlackBerry itself. Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Samsung's mobile phone leader J.K. Shin stated, "We want to work with BlackBerry and develop this partnership, not...

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Official Limited Edition gold and black BlackBerry Passport looks to be arriving soon

While we've seen several luxury retailers hop into mix willing to customize your BlackBerry Passport with some gold trim, BlackBerry themselves have yet to offer such a thing but that might soon be changing. According to a new listing on the ShopBlackBerry Canada website, a limited edition gold and black BlackBerry Passport could be in the works. Here's what the site has to say about it...

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Get $100 off a red BlackBerry Passport for a limited time!

Get $100 off a red BlackBerry Passport for a limited time!

Looking for a good deal on a red BlackBerry Passport? Head on over to ShopBlackBerry and pick one up for $100 off, bringing the cost down to $599. This deal is only running today from now until midnight EST. That's right, this sale ends just a little under 6 hours from now so if you're interested you're going to want to hurry. Please note, if you take advantage of special pricing offer for...

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Pootermobile Wallpapers app updated for Passport and Classic!

Pootermobile Wallpapers app updated for Passport and Classic!

Finding wallpapers for your BlackBerry is a fairly easy process. Finding BlackBerry specific wallpapers that celebrate the brand is a bit harder, and that's where Pootermobile's Wallpapers app comes in. Pooter takes time to create wallpapers specifically to celebrate the BlackBerry brand using elements, slogans and branding that we're all familiar with such as BBM emoticons, Team BlackBerry,...

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The Lord of the Rings BBM stickers now available on the BBM Shop

The Lord of the Rings BBM stickers now available

Are you a fan of The Lord of the Rings? If so, Bare Tree Media has a new BBM sticker pack that you cannot pass... up. (that was cheesy but I'm not apologizing) For $1.99 you can grab The Lord of the Rings BBM pack featuring several characters from J. R. R. Tolkien's epic fantasy novels including Gandalf, Frodo, Gollum and more from Middle-Earth. You can have a look at the full pack below or...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for January 16, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup for January 16, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Hope you all had a fantastic week. From Ford discussing the new features in their QNX based system and creating your own luxury BlackBerry Passport thanks to Gold Genie to Bla1ze's look into how to improve BBM Channels it has been quite busy. Be sure to catch up on all of these items and more including how BlackBerry has reportedly turned down takeover offers. Now it...

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Twittly - Beta Zone update

For you folk that have been using the limited beta Pro version of Twittly (a third party Twitter app for BlackBerry 10), you'll be interested to hear that there's an updated version in the BlackBerry Beta Zone now. The developer, Nemory Studios, has been hard at work, as this latest version for testing contains a huge bunch of fixes and improvements as you can see from the list below. Most...

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BlackBerry hosting webinar on managing security threats in today's Mobile Enterprise

It seems not a day goes by that we don't hear some news about a new security breach or hacking that has occurred and such news is only expected to increase in 2015. BlackBerry is uniquely positioned to help organizations with those situations through their Enterprise portfolio and if you're looking to learn more about those solutions, a webinar is being held on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 11:00 AM EST...

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Ford talks features in the new QNX-based Sync 3 system

Ford talks features in the new QNX-based Sync 3 system

Ford's Sync 3 system made big waves at CES due to the switch from a Microsoft-based platform to QNX, which is exciting enough on its own, and with an entire platform overhaul like that there's bound to be some new features involved. John and Derek took a few minutes to talk with Jim Buczkowski, Director of Research for Electrical and Electronics at Ford, to figure out what some of those...

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