Verizon spent $70 million to triple Bay Area LTE capacity ahead of the Super Bowl

Verizon wants to make sure that all of its customers who are headed to the Super Bowl have full coverage, so the carrier has more than tripled its 4G LTE network capacity in the Bay Area. The carrier spent $70 million in what it calls a "long-term investment" to boost network performance from San Francisco to Santa Clara. With the additional capacity, Verizon will be able to deliver a more...

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New BES12 integrations make the platform more robust

BlackBerry has integrated WatchDox and Good, two of its recent acquisitions, into BES12 in a new Unified Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) platform. This announcement comes along with the company's release of a new suite of mobile apps under the Good Secure EMM branding. The new platform will provide centralized management from BES12 for admins, and the upgrades include new security,...

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BlackBerry announces Good Secure EMM Suites for easier enterprise management

BlackBerry announces Good Secure EMM Suite of apps

BlackBerry has announced Good Secure Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Suites, a new set of applications which aim to make it even easier to manage enterprise devices regardless of the operating system. The suite of apps include security, management, productivity and collaboration offerings that all feature best-in-class app security. With Good's Secure EMM Suites, admins will be able to...

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Sprint comes close to profit in Q3 2015, continues to attract more customers

Sprint

Sprint has published the company's financial earnings report for Q3 2015. The major U.S. carrier made an operating loss of $197 million, which is a substantial improvement over Q2's $585 million in the red. The company also added the highest number of porting postpaid phone customers in three years. Net additions for this most recent quarter totalled 501,000, which is an improvement of 471,000...

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BlackBerry Priv now available from T-Mobile

BlackBerry Priv now available from T-Mobile

If you've been waiting for T-Mobile to launch the BlackBerry Priv, your wait is now over. As announced previously, the Un-carrier has now made BlackBerry's first Android-powered smartphone available online at T-Mobile.com and in T-Mobile stores. Pricing for the Priv from T-Mobile starts at $0 down and $30 a month for 24 months through T-Mobile's standard leasing program while JUMP! On Demand...

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How to uninstall and disable applications on a BlackBerry smartphone powered by Android

As you know, the BlackBerry Priv comes pre-installed with a handful of BlackBerry apps, to help ease existing users into the Android world. Some people are loving the apps, such as the Hub while others would rather not use it. If you're part of the latter group, then you'll be happy to know that you can disable the apps. You can disable the use of any of the pre-loaded apps. What about the apps...

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Secure your BlackBerry with Pattern Lock Pro — get your free copy now!

Secure your device with Pattern Lock Pro - 300 copies available

As part of its commitment to security, BlackBerry embedded several different methods to secure and protect our personal information into its native OS. However, it is always helpful to add an extra layer for safeguarding data and other personal files by utilizing a third party application we've discussed before called Pattern Lock Pro. Pattern Lock Pro is a lite version of Toysoft's more...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Hollywood

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Hollywood

If you missed BerryFlow live this week, you'll want to make sure you catch the audio or video replay. This week, we dig into the recent AtHoc announcements, the BlackBerry Priv's eventual arrival in India and on T-Mobile plus, we discuss the ending of the Built for BlackBerry program for app developers and much, much more. Topics Department of Veterans Affairs selects BlackBerry's AtHoc to...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Silly season commences in 3… 2… 1...

Mobile Nations Weekly: Silly season commences in 3… 2… 1...

Rumors of leaks, leaks of rumors, updates on suppositions of tales of releases. We're entering something of a lull in tech news. Well, lull might not be the right word. It's not like the end-of-year holiday hiatus slash pre-CES quiet time. No, this is more like that period of time at the restaurant between the appetizer and the main course. In this metaphor, CES was the appetizer, and now we'...

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Firstmonie, MMIT and BlackBerry team up to enable social commerce through BBM in Nigeria

Back in November, Matthew Talbot, Senior Vice President of Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry noted that BlackBerry was expanding BBM Shop payment options for Nigeria by making use of the Firstmonie mobile wallet, provided by Nigeria's largest bank, First Bank of Nigeria Limited and teaming up with Mobile Media Info Tech (MMIT) to bring secure payments to the BBM Shop. Those partnerships have now...

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How to change your video settings on the BlackBerry Priv camera

How to change your video settings on the BlackBerry Priv camera

Our smartphones have become an all-in-one device that we carry around every day and it is the device most of us will reach for to take photos and videos. I love to take home videos on my BlackBerry smartphone, as I'm sure many of you do too, and that will continue with my use of the BlackBerry Priv. If you didn't know already, the Priv does 4K video recording but of course other video shooting...

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Text-to-speech app Read Out returns to BlackBerry World

Text to Speech app Read Out is available through BlackBerry World again

After leaving the BlackBerry World store in December, Read Out has made it's return. As the name suggests, Read out will, well, read text out loud, be it an email, an article or any text you send to the app. It can come in handy when your hands are otherwise occupied and you can't hold your phone, like when you're in the car. After running into bugs with the app, the developer pulled Read Out...

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See how addicted you are to your BlackBerry Priv with Instant

See how addicted you are to your BlackBerry Priv with Instant

For those seeking to track their device usage, BlackBerry 10 users are familiar with Instant by Emberify. This utility application tracks how much time you spend on your device so you can better understand your daily phone usage trends and make adjustments according to your needs. Priv owners will be pleased to know the developer coded a brand new version and made it available to download in...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for January 22, 2016: Games, photo editing, and more!

BlackBerry App Roundup for January 22, 2016

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 applications for your BlackBerry 10 or Priv device, but it's also time to catch up on all the news that transpired since we last met. Kicking things off was a brand new episode of the (BerryFlow Podcast which discussed the Good Technology announcements, the...

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Amazon UK has £10 off any order of £50 and above for one day only

Amazon UK

For one day only, Amazon UK is offering £10 off any order of £50 and above. All you need to do to avail the discount is add products totaling £50 or above to your cart, and use the promo code BIGTHANKS at checkout. The retailer is offering the promotion after coming out on top in the UK's customer satisfaction survey for January. The only limitations to the deal include digital items — such...

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BlackBerry hosting Good Dynamics App SDK webcast for Enterprise Developers

Now that the acquisition of Good Technology is wrapped up, BlackBerry has been hosting several webcasts that offer a look into how the Good and BlackBerry world's meet. One such webcast is scheduled for February 2, 2016, at 11 am ET where Ed Bourne, Senior Enterprise Solutions Manager and Richard Schaefer, Senior Enterprise Solutions Manager will discuss the BlackBerry and Good product...

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Verizon publishes strong report for Q4, adds 1.5 million new postpaid lines

 Verizon

U.S. carrier Verizon released the network's financial report for Q4, showing some solid performance and higher-than-expected earnings. The company brought in $34.25 billion in revenue, which is slightly higher than the previous quarter of $33.2 billion, and a further 1.5 million new postpaid customers were signed up. Today's report ($1.32 in earnings per share) also shows a slight increase...

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BlackBerry Priv now available from Saudi Telecom Company

BlackBerry Priv now available from Saudi Telecom Company

As BlackBerry noted back in December, the Priv is now seeing a broader release in the Middle East. Saudi Telecom Company (STC) is now offering the first-ever BlackBerry smartphone powered by Android to their customers through their website and retail outlets. As expected, pricing for the Priv has been set at SAR 2899 ($772 USD) but is available with lower pricing through postpaid bundles...

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The Built for BlackBerry program for app developers has ended

The Built for BlackBerry program for app developers has ended

Back during BlackBerry 10 Jam in 2012, BlackBerry introduced the Built for BlackBerry program to further promote great native BlackBerry apps. As part of the certification, developers got permission to use the designation in association with their app marketing and the Built for BlackBerry logo badge and icon, appeared next to apps in BlackBerry World, letting folks know that the app was of...

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BlackBerry Priv now available from KPN in the Netherlands

BlackBerry Priv now available in the Netherlands from KPN

Adding to the already existing availability of Priv through ShopBlackBerry in the Netherlands, BlackBerry has announced their first Android-powered smartphone is now also available through the various KPN channels including KPN retail stores, KPN XL stores, KPN B2B channels and online through KPN.com. The suggested retail price for Priv is set at Euro 779 including taxes and for reduced...

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