BlackBerry Priv stock apps go up on Google Play ahead of launch

BlackBerry Priv stock apps go up on Google Play ahead of launch

With pre-orders live, the BlackBerry Priv is closer than ever to getting into anxious buyers' hands. To further prepare for the impending full launch, BlackBerry has published several of the stock apps that will come with the smartphone on Google Play. In all, there are 6 apps to look out for, including: BlackBerry Launcher BlackBerry Keyboard BlackBerry Services Password Keeper BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry provides update for BB10 devs

BlackBerry has posted an update for BlackBerry 10 developers, confirming that the company will continue to support the platform. On the BlackBerry 10 front, not much will change, as the company gears up to release the Priv by BlackBerry, its first Android smartphone. Development continues on BlackBerry 10, as the company has committed to an early 2016 release for BlackBerry 10.3.3....

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Tundra Core Studios launch Dossier for BlackBerry 10

Tundra Core Studios launch Dossier for BlackBerry 10

For those who use their BlackBerry devices for business, looking for a simple and easy way to organize contacts and client data is necessary. However, there are times where we have no choice but to respond quickly and provide information in a matter of moments. Tundra Core Studios Limited has just released Dossier, the first application to be released as part of their new Productivity Suite....

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US carriers offer free calls to Mexico in wake of Hurricane Patricia

BlackBerry Z30

To help out with relief efforts in Mexico, major US carriers are connecting friends and family who may have been affected by Hurricane Patricia. The wireless networks will enable customers to send texts and place calls from the US to Mexico without charge until specified dates. AT&T AT&T will not charge customers extra for calling and sending texts to those who reside in Mexico....

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Priv On

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Priv On

Looking to hear more about the Priv? Then this is the podcast you'll want to tune into. This week, we dig into everything Priv now that pre-orders have gone live and we've learned plenty more about the device. Join us as we discuss our thoughts on the device, the pricing, the features and how BlackBerry is marketing the Priv thus far. Topics Discussed BlackBerry must influence market focus...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Surfacing the Nexus, watching the Priv

Mobile Nations Weekly: Surfacing the Nexus, watching the Priv

Everything is upside down. It's been a good while since we've had a top-tier Android manufacturer get accussed of copying the iPhone wholesale. Last time it was the Samsung Galaxy S3. Today it's the new HTC One A9 that bears more than an uncanny resembelance to the iPhone 6. And while we ponder that and our crack team at Android Central takes their time to review the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P the...

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Learn more about a point of interest with Ambient Details from Wikipedia

Learn more about a point of interest with Ambient Details from Wikipedia

Out and about visiting historical sites? Or maybe you're just in an area where you have found a few points of interest and what to find out some more information? Ambient Details from Wikipedia may be of help. Using your location, coupled with information in Wikipedia, you can get information about the places around you. So, how does the app work? When you fire up the app, it will load up...

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BlackBerry Priv also coming to Wind Mobile in Canada

BlackBerry Priv also coming to Wind Mobile in Canada

Canada's Wind Mobile has announced that it will be offering the BlackBerry Priv. The carrier has not announced pricing for the phone or release date, with the Wind Mobile store listing saying only that it is "coming soon". With the phone shipping on November 6, it's likely that Wind will see it arrive on the network on or close to that date. The Priv is BlackBerry's first Android-powered...

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1000 free copies of Proximity Photos available to download

1000 free copies of Proximity Photos available to download

This is an app we've looked at previously and made me discover a little place in my area I didn't know existed. It's a handy little app that allows you to discover points of interest through photos taken by other people. Today, we have some free copies of Proximity Photos up for grabs. 1000 free copies for that matter. So, if you're looking for an app to try out this weekend, here is one for...

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John Chen

The BlackBerry Priv is now available for pre-order in the US, UK and Canada. To mark the occasion of the company's latest smartphone, and the first to use Android, BlackBerry CEO John Chen wrote a brief post for the company's official blog. Chen talks about how they wanted the Priv to be highly secure while offering the larger number of apps that the Android platforms provides. Here is his...

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Telus confirms plans to sell BlackBerry Priv starting Nov. 6

Telus confirms plans to sell BlackBerry Priv starting Nov. 6

Although it was rumored earlier, Telus has confirmed that it will start offering the Priv by BlackBerry starting November 6. In addition, it doesn't look like there are going to be any pre-orders for Telus customers, according to a rep on Twitter: @Im_Sure_ Hey Matt, no pre-order this year. The device will be available in-store and online on Nov 6th. :)— TELUS Support (@TELUSsupport) October...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for October 23, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup 10/23/15

Howdy CrackBerry Nation! My how time flies since our last outing. Since then, we have seen BlackBerry's own hands-on with the Priv, BlackBerry strategic channel partner EMS expanded their portfolio of mobility solutions with BlackBerry and even a rundown on how BlackBerry secured Android on the Priv. However, that is not even the best part. No, taking that honor is the fact that Priv by...

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BlackBerry Priv pre-orders go live: USA $699, Canada $899, UK £559

BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry has gone live with the pre-orders for the Android-based BlackBerry Priv smartphones for both the US and Canada in its company's stores. Pricing for the US version is $699 and Canada's price is $899. Shipments are scheduled to begin on November 6. One interesting thing about the US pre-order listing is that the Priv is not compatible with Verizon, Sprint or US Cellular but that has...

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You can now schedule posts for a later time in BBM Channels

You can now schedule posts for a later time in BBM Channels

Let's be honest here. BBM Channels has not received much love from BlackBerry by way of updates outside of a few additional features here and there, so when updates do come along they tend to be a surprise. Such is the case with the latest feature now appearing for those who use channels through the online portal vs. using it on their devices. A new scheduling feature has arrived which...

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AT&T reports Q3 2015 earnings: $39.1 billion in revenue, adds 2.5 million wireless customers

AT&T has reported its earnings for the third quarter of 2015, noting quite a bump in revenues due mostly to the acquisition of DirecTV. In all, consolidated revenues totaled $39.1 billion, which is up 19 percent over the same period last year. In addition, earnings per share were 74 cents—up from 65 cents a year ago— before accounting for merger-related expenses and other one-time costs....

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Priv by BlackBerry passes through the FCC

Priv by BlackBerry passes through the FCC

The moment you have been waiting for has arrived! Alright, not really. But, it's one more hurdle the Priv had to jump before BlackBerry could officially sell the device. Yes, several versions of the Priv by BlackBerry have now passed through the FCC under the following ID's L6ARHK210LW, L6ARHL210LW, L6ARHM180LW with model numbers RHK211LW, RHL211LW, RHM181LW accordingly. Astute folks will...

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Latest BlackBerry Blend update brings a few bug fixes

If you love BlackBerry Blend as much as I do, you're going to want to stop for a minute and fire up BlackBerry World. A new BlackBerry Blend app update has now arrived and is available for download. The change log on this one is pretty short and simply notes 'bug fixes' and does not call out anything specific, but improvements are always a welcome addition. With that in mind, if you happen to...

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Quickly add emojis to your messages and apps with 1000 copies of Emoji Pack Pro

A short time ago, I told you about an application called Emoji Pack Pro. This native application gives users the ability to insert various types and styles of emojis into their messages and various applications. The free version of Emoji Pack comes with over 200 emojis arranged in five different categories: people, nature, objects, places, and symbols. The premium version unlocks the...

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Grab a JBL Clip Bluetooth speaker from Best Buy for $30

JBL Clip speaker on sale for $30 at Best Buy

Best Buy is currently offering JBL's Clip portable Bluetooth speaker for $30, which is a savings of $20. If you're looking to play music from your smartphone or tablet a little bit louder than the built-in speakers allow for, this is the accessory for you. The built-in clip design makes it ultra portable, and it comes in a variety of colors to match your style. The deal won't last forever, so...

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Official BlackBerry Priv listings pop up with detailed specs and price, November 16 ship date

UPDATE - The pricing reflected here has changed now that pre-orders have gone live. Priv pricing is now set at $699 in the US and $899 in Canada and available in the UK for £559 If the ads pointing to a Friday pre-order date for the Priv didn't have you salivating already, things are starting to heat up. BlackBerry is now listing the Priv on ShopBlackBerry, and although you can't pre-order...

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