AT&T rolls out unlimited international messaging for texts, pictures, and video

If you happen to be on one of AT&T's Mobile Share plans and have friends, relatives, acquaintances, coworkers, or just people you want to message with that happen to live outside of the United States, then we've got good news: AT&T is making international messaging free on February 28th. In addition to the free messaging, AT&T is rolling out reduced international calling rates. The...

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T-Mobile's aggressiveness brings in 1.65 million new customers, but also costs then $20 million in Q4

The old adage goes that you have to spend money to make money, and that's exactly what T-Mobile's been doing. Today the fourth-place US carrier reported their Q4 2013 earnings and the results were mixed. While they added 1.65 million new customers — good for the long haul — the hyper-aggressive marketing and incentives resulted in a quarterly loss of $20 million. Granted, that's on revenue of $...

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How to setup and use Picture Password on OS 10.2.1

How to setup and use Picture Password on OS 10.2.1

BlackBerry is known for security and one of the new features introduced in OS 10.2.1 is the ability to lock and unlock your device using a number (0 to 9) and a picture combination rather than inputting in a password. As Kevin demonstrated for us in his guess my picture password post, the process itself is quite simple. Users are asked to select a specific number and a unique point on their...

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It's business as usual with app development on the BlackBerry Q20

Belt

With the recent announcement of the BlackBerry Q20 to arrive later in the year and the re-introduction of the trackpad, call send/end, menu and back buttons - BlackBerry developers may initially be concerned whether their apps that they already have released on the Q10 and Q5 will run. The answer (thankfully) is yes and BlackBerry have been quick of the mark to give developers piece of mind...

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The BlackBerry Z3 and its potential in the low cost smartphone wars

The BlackBerry Z3 and its potential in the low cost smartphone wars

Right — just to get things straight — this article is based on my own thoughts and from a UK perspective. With the BlackBerry Z3 getting announced at Mobile World Congress and being targeted at the Indonesian market, initially I felt compelled to share my thoughts on where the Z3 should go after it's launch.  The Foxconn manufactured device is hitting Indonesia first as that's where BlackBerry...

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Leather Holster for Q10

Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Leather Holster for Q10

For today only, you can purchase the BlackBerry Leather Holster for Q10 and save 50% off the list price! The BlackBerry Leather Holster is hand-crafted in genuine leather and has a soft inner lining for added protection. It also integrates power saving technology to help extend battery life. A durable 360 degree rotating belt clip and secure magnetic flap closure allows for personal wearing...

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The first BlackBerry Q20 concept makes an appearance - looking good

Q20 Concept

With the BlackBerry Q20 getting confirmed earlier today at Mobile World Congress we are in the dark as to what the device will look like exactly as it's not yet been shown off and won't be with us until the second half of 2014. With the important news that it will see a return of the trackpad and function keys it's certainly got my brain working overtime imagining how the Q20 will shape up. ...

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Trackpad

Although we don't have images of the forthcoming BlackBerry Q20 (or Classic), BlackBerry CEO John Chen has confirmed that the next flagship hardware keyboard device will see the return of the famous trackpad and function keys.  As a hardcore Q10 user myself it's certainly going to feel a bit odd almost going back, but with a bigger screen on the Q20 (3.5 inch) the ability to navigate with the...

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Hands-on with the BlackBerry Z3

The BlackBerry Z3 has a 5-inch display

We go hands-on with the very first BlackBerry 10 smartphone manufactured by Foxconn: the BlackBerry Z3. Announced today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the Z3 is set to retail for less than $200 and is bound for a launch in Indonesia (hence the "Jakarta" codename). It spots a 3G radio (no LTE here, yet), a 5-inch display, and is said to have a long battery (typical for a BlackBerry,...

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John Chen makes quiet statement about where BBM could end up next

When it comes to news surrounding BBM, there was plenty of it coming out of Mobile World Congress but it was a rather off the cuff comment made by BlackBerry CEO, John Chen that caught my attention when he was asked about the WhatsApp acquisition by Facebook and whether or not it changes the strategy for BlackBerry and BBM. No, not really. We have always been working on putting BBM on every...

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Press release: BlackBerry signs Daimler AG and Airbus Group as BES customers

BlackBerry announced today that they have signed car manufacturer Daimler AG and airplane builder Airbus Group as BES 10 customers with plans to deploy BlackBerry 10 devices to their workforce. Dr. Michael Gorriz, CIO of Daimler AG said: "BES10 in combination with BlackBerry 10 smartphones offers us the safest environment for mobile device management. With BlackBerry Balance technology, we...

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CrackBerry Asks: Do you prefer the name BlackBerry Q20 or BlackBerry Classic?

CrackBerry Asks: Do you prefer the name BlackBerry Q20 or BlackBerry Classic?

Hot off the heels of John Chen announcing the BlackBerry Q20 at MWC he made it very clear that he prefers to call the Q20 the BlackBerry Classic and wants users to do so as well.  I've now got use to the Z and Q line of names, but with the Q20 bringing back the trackpad and hardware buttons the name Classic does seem quite apt.  Which name will you be favoring?  Do you prefer the name...

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BlackBerry announces their Enterprise BBM Suite - BBM Protected

BlackBerry announces their Enterprise BBM Suite - BBM Protected

The offerings from BlackBerry surrounding BBM continue to grow as BlackBerry has just announced a new Enterprise suite for BBM known as BBM Protected. Take the stage at Mobile World Congress, John Sims, President, Global Enterprise Services at BlackBerry advised of the service which will be run under a subscription based model and serve as one way BlackBerry plans to monetize BBM. "BBM has...

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BlackBerry announces BES12 - One enterprise mobile device management system for all smartphones

BlackBerry has announced BES12, a new MDM solution that will allow for managing of all devices. Previously it was required to have more than one system for legacy BlackBerry devices, BB10 devices and iOS/Android/Windows Phone devices, but with BES12 everything can be managed all in one place. BES12 is slated to be released along with the BlackBerry Classic (Q20) later this year.  Press...

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BlackBerry announces the BlackBerry Z3

BlackBerry announces the BlackBerry Z3

BlackBerry has announced the BlackBerry Z3 today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Z3 (aka "Jakarta") is an entry-level BlackBerry 10 device that will be geared toward emerging markets. It is also the first device from BlackBerry's partnership with Foxconn.  The Z3 joins the BlackBerry Z10 and Z30 as an all-touch BB10 device. It is due out in April in Indonesia (hence the Jakarta...

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BlackBerry announces the BlackBerry Q20 - A keyboard phone with the classic trackpad and function keys

We heard through the grapevine that this one was coming, and sure enough, today BlackBerry has announced the BlackBerry Q20. The physical keyboard device is the third BlackBerry 10 QWERTY model with one striking difference — it marks the return of the "tool belt" (trackpad and function keys) that we haven't seen since BB7.  The "BlackBerry Classic" will be out before the end of the year. No...

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QNX Brings Mobile-Class User Experience to Secure and Reliable Embedded Systems

Today QNX has introduced their latest generation QNX Neutrino OS. The QNX OS 6.6 is designed to bring new graphics, UI, security and more to developers and allows them to create all kinds of products for everything from industrial automation to in-flight entertainment. QNX OS 6.6 is tops for security, adding things like enhanced heap, stack, and memory layout protection to help thwart potential...

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BlackBerry Press Conference Live Blog! #MWC14

BlackBerry Press Conference Live Blog! #MWC14

It's time CrackBerry Nation. We're on location in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2014 and are front and center for BlackBerry's Tuesday Morning Press Conference.  BlackBerry CEO John Chen is on stage for this one. Tune into the live blog below for announcements as they happen, commentary, community discussion and more!

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MEGA cloud storage app for BlackBerry 10 updated to correct login bugs

A small update to the MEGA cloud storage app is now filtering through BlackBerry World. The update pushes the app into v1.0.1596.0 and aims to correct a bit of a login bug that was plaguing some folks. It includes updates to the PIN Lock settings. If you were having issues with the app before, go ahead and give this release a go and let us know how it's working for you. Download MEGA for...

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MLB.com At Bat 14 for BlackBerry 10 arrives in BlackBerry World

MLB.com At Bat 14 for BlackBerry 10 arrives in BlackBerry World

A lot of folks have been asking whether or not MLB.com's At Bat 2014 would be available for BlackBerry 10 and now we know for sure with it's arrival in BlackBerry World. This time around, MLB has updated some of the features available for BlackBerry customers so you can follow along for the entire 2014 season from spring training through to the 2014 World Series. Watch the Free MLB.TV Game of...

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