How to reload the OS on your BlackBerry Priv

How to reload the OS on your BlackBerry Priv

With the autoloaders for the BlackBerry Priv now available for download, there's sure to be folks needing to know how the whole process works, and we're glad to help with that. Take a look at our full run down of how to reinstall the OS on your BlackBerry Priv. It's all fairly easy, but do keep in mind you will need to have a Windows or Mac computer to complete the process plus, reinstalling...

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BlackBerry Priv autoloaders now available for download

BlackBerry Priv autoloaders now available for download

If for whatever reason you're running into issues with your BlackBerry Priv smartphone or simply want a fresh start and need to reload the OS, BlackBerry has now released the necessary files to do so. The autoloader files as they're referred to will wipe your device entirely clean of any data allowing you to start with a clean slate. You will want to be careful though and ensure you grab the...

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BlackBerry continues to beat expectations with security patches on the Priv

BlackBerry continues to beat expectations with security patches on the Priv

BlackBerry has taken to its official blog to pat itself on the back for being able to keep up with pushing security updates to the Priv faster than any other OEM. Since the release of the Priv, BlackBerry has pushed the security update out the same day Google detailed the changes. Other OEM partners range from one to 37 days, with several partners still not even pushing patches for updates from...

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BlackBerry hosting Mobility Summit on April 6

BlackBerry hosting Mobility Summit on April 6

If you're a CIO, CTO or CSO and looking to learn more about BlackBerry software and services plus, have the opportunity to talk directly with the experts from BlackBerry, BlackBerry is hosting a Mobility Summit on April, 6th at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Hilversum. Join us on April, 6th for the BlackBerry Mobility Summit and hear first-hand about the new joint...

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Keep your BlackBerry charged on the go with this car charger for just $12.95

Keep your BlackBerry charged on the go with this car charger for just $12.95

If you spend any period of your day in the car, you should have a charger in there just in case you need some additional juice. BlackBerry's premium 1.8A car charger makes for a great choice since it will charger your phone quickly while on the go. Today, you can save 57% on the purchase, dropping the price to just $12.95.

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BlackBerry to announce BlackBerry Radar asset tracking system at MATS 2016

Late last year BlackBerry began their proof of concept trials for their IoT asset tracking box and now it looks as though they're gearing up to take things to the next level. Emails have now been sent out inviting folks to the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS), the largest annual heavy-duty trucking industry event in the world, where BlackBerry will be introducing their new end-to-end asset...

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Get slim, sleek protection for your Priv with the Seidio Surface Case

Get slim, sleek protection for your Priv with the Seidio Surface Case

I haven't used a Seidio case since the old BlackBerry smartphones. I never really felt like picking one up for a BlackBerry 10 model, I kind of didn't want to add bulk to the larger device. However, when I saw one become available for the BlackBerry Priv, I picked one up straight away. I thought I'd give it a try again. If you've been thinking about picking up this case for your Priv, read on...

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PillPad goes on sale for a limited time

For those looking to track and organize their prescription list or to schedule refill reminders, there is PillPad. This native BlackBerry 10 app is useful for those with various health conditions that require multiple medications or for managing members of your family. For a limited time, the developer is putting this app on sale for $0.99 (normally $1.99). PillPad offers a variety of...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Big Red

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Big Red

With a host of new updates for Priv stock applications and the official launch of Priv on Verizon, BlackBerry has had a good week of press. BlackBerry Priv reviews continue to be positive as the Priv reaches further global availability. As well, BlackBerry has been promoting new direct purchase options through BlackBerry enterprise sales to allow business a discount on volume BlackBerry device...

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Verizon

Verizon Wireless has been ordered to pay $1.35 million for its use of "Supercookies" in mobile traffic, following an investigation by the FCC. As a result, Verizon will have to make some changes to the way it delivers advertising to customers. The process will now require Verizon to get opt-in or opt-out consent from each customer before it is able to target ads at them. From the FCC's ruling...

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March security patch now available for the BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry Priv March security patches available

Update: The full details of what has been addressed in this release can now be viewed on the BlackBerry Knowledge Base. The March security patch for the BlackBerry Priv is now available to download. The update, which weighs in around 17MB, brings some additional security enhancements to the phone. At this time it is not known which vulnerabilities are addressed in this update, though Google is...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Filings, Releases, and Updates

Mobile Nations Weekly: Filings, Releases, and Updates

Pre-orders, shipment orders, and legal orders. HTC's long-awaited Vive VR headset is now available for pre-order and the Samsung Galaxy S7 is now shipping to pre-order customers. Amazon expanded their Alexa virtual assistant to the portable Amazon Tap Bluetooth speaker and the compact Echo Dot (which you can amusingly only order through an Echo voice command). And BlackBerry's Android-powered...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for March 4, 2016: Games, launchers, and more!

BlackBerry App Roundup 3/4/16

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 apps 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. Starting things off this week was a brand new episode of the BerryFlow Podcast, where James, Chris, and Alex discussed the various...

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits digital on April 1

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits digital on April 1

If you've been waiting for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to become available for you to purchase, you won't have to wait too much longer. The digital copy will be available on April 1, with the DVD and Blu Ray versions becoming available on April 5. After shattering box office records with more than $926 million domestic and $2.05 billion worldwide, many have been anxiously awaiting the chance...

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BlackBerry Priv launches in Israel via Accel Telecom and Partner

Priv

Residents of Israel can officially purchase the Android-based BlackBerry Priv for the first time. The smartphone is being sold via Accel Telecom Ltd and Partner on its website, and it is also available in select retail stores. People in that country can buy the Priv for 4,299 ILS (excluding VAT). You can also check out more information on the smartphone itself by read our extensive review...

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BlackBerry Priv now available from Verizon

BlackBerry Priv now available from Verizon

If you've patiently been awaiting the arrival of the BlackBerry Priv on Verizon, it looks like your time has come. BlackBerry's first Android-powered smartphone is now available to order from Verizon's website, further expanding the Priv's reach across carriers. As for pricing, Verizon is offering the Priv at $30 per month for 24 months or, for those looking to buy outright, at a full retail...

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Take a look at BlackBerry from Mobile World Congress 2016

Take a look at BlackBerry from Mobile World Congress 2016

Although BlackBerry didn't have any hardware news for Mobile World Congress 2016, they were still in Barcelona to announce new partnerships, new acquisitions and new company initiatives. As part of that, they were on site to showcase their strong enterprise solutions covering EMM, secure messaging and IoT as the latest video uploaded to the BlackBerry YouTube account shows. BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry launches new direct sales program for business owners and IT administrators

BlackBerry has now announced a new BlackBerry smartphone sales initiative allowing business owners and IT administrators looking for a cost-effective way to purchase unlocked BlackBerry devices in volume to buy directly from BlackBerry's Smartphone Business Sales Team. At BlackBerry, it's always been our goal to make mobility easier for businesses of all sizes. From our powerful BES12...

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Best Fitbit to buy: Here's what our editors are using!

Fitbit

Fitbit is one of the most popular wearables on the planet. Here's what the Mobile Nations editor's wear, and why. There are lots of reasons to get a Fitbit. More than just a fitness-focused wearable, it comes a whole social platform that its some 21 million users can all be a part of. For some, it means bragging rights over their friends, for others it's a way to keep motivated to stay in...

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Charge and sync your Passport with a BlackBerry Sync Pod for just $16.95

Charge and sync your Passport with a BlackBerry Sync Pod for just $16.95

Make syncing up with your computer even easier with the BlackBerry's sync pod for the Passport. It makes a great addition to any desk or nightstand, allowing you to just place your phone in it and start your sync. Today only, you can grab one for yourself for $16.95.

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