Don't miss your favorite TV show with the help of Kalendar

Don't miss your favorite TV show with the help of Kalendar

If you still like to watch TV shows as and when they are aired, then this is an app you'll probably want to check out. Kalendar makes it easier for you to track your favorite TV shows, upcoming movies, even major tournaments, and events. You even have the ability to sync the information with your calendar to make sure you don't miss a thing. As well as shows, Kalendar also includes National...

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John Chen wants to give you a BlackBerry!

John Chen wants to give you a BlackBerry

No, seriously. He does. As announced on his Twitter account, BlackBerry CEO John Chen will be picking a 'BlackBerry Fan of the Month' on the 1st of every month, and the only thing you need to do to win is tweet him with how BlackBerry helps you every day. In fact, he's already awarded the winner for this month with a brand new BlackBerry Passport. 1/4 I'll be picking a #BBFOTM [@BlackBerry Fan...

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TELUS will roll out the Marshmallow update for BlackBerry Priv on May 3

BlackBerry Priv

The Canadian carrier TELUS has announced that it will begin rolling out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for the BlackBerry Priv on May 3. The reveal was posted on the TELUS update schedule, and notes that the Priv will get a security update along with the Marshmallow rollout. BlackBerry began updating the Priv to Marshmallow 6.0.1 earlier this week for people who bought the phone...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: A little bit of give and take

Mobile Nations Weekly: A little bit of give and take

The tech gods giveth and the tech gods taketh. The news this week around Apple revolved around money. Apple reported their quarterly earnings, and while they were right in track with what Apple had predicted, it was the first time that Apple saw a year-over-year drop thanks to a slip in iPhone sales. And Wall Street lost its collective mind despite Apple's forecasting of a great-but-not-...

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About those Rome and Hamburg 'leaked' renders

About those Rome and Hamburg 'leaked' renders

Chances are by now you've all read the headlines about the 'leaked' renders of BlackBerry's next Android devices. There were a ton of sites that ran them without a second thought and, well, that has caused a lot of confusion among those who care about BlackBerry and were already familiar with the images. The problem? They're not 'leaked' renders of the next BlackBerry devices, as in renders...

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Mobile Nations Community Update, April 2016

Mobile Nations Community Update, April 2016

Mobile Nations Community Update Time again for the Mobile Nations Community Update! That's right, it's time to round up some of the best stuff happening around Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central. We've had some really great contests this past month. We've given away a pair of LG G5's, Samsung Galaxy S7's, an iPad Pro, a...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen to present at the Milken Institute Global Conference

The Milken Institute Global Conference kicks off in Los Angeles on May 1-4, and over 700 speakers are scheduled to appear. Among them this year, just like last year, will be BlackBerry CEO John Chen, who will be discussing Digital Darwinism: How Companies Can Survive and Thrive in the Digital Age The panel will be streamed live on Monday, May 2nd at 1:45 PM ET, so be sure to tune in....

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Stop unwanted calls with an updated Call Blockr

Stop those unwanted calls with Call Blockr

Nuisance calls can get very annoying, especially late at night. To prevent those unwanted calls you need an app like Call Blockr. With it you can set your phone to only receive calls from your contacts, make a blacklist of numbers to block or only allow whitelisted listed numbers to call you. There is even the ability to schedule when you want to block calls. Call Blockr has just received an...

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BBM for Android and iOS updated to include BBM video chat in beta

BBM for Android updated to include BBM Video in beta

The iOS version has now gone live on iTunes as well. While BlackBerry 10 customers have had the ability to BBM video chat between each other since the launch of BlackBerry 10, Android and iOS users have been left out of the loop, until now. A new version of BBM for Android has now been released through Google Play, which brings BBM video chat between Android and iOS devices in the US and...

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AT&T will shut down its 2G network by the end of 2016

AT&T

AT&T has announced that it will decommission its 2G EDGE network by the end of 2016. CFO John Stevens told Wireless Week that the carrier has moved over 6 million subscribers off the legacy network over the last 12 months, with the remaining 2G userbase largely consisting of connected devices. Stevens said that the cost played a major factor in the decision to shut down the 2G network...

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BlackBerry Priv Android 6.0.1 AAE570 system release notes

BlackBerry Priv Android 6.0.1 AAE570 system release notes

For as good as BlackBerry has been about offering up release notes for their monthly security updates, when it comes to issuing release notes for any one specific OS update, they have been slightly less reliable. The last batch of release notes was made available on December 7, 2015, for OS AAD027 and AAD028. But now that Android 6.0.1 has arrived, BlackBerry has made available the release notes...

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Wind Mobile beefs up network coverage in Calgary area

Wind Mobile beefs up network coverage in Calgary area

If you're a Wind Mobile customer in the Calgary, Alberta area, you should begin seeing better cellular coverage and faster LTE speeds across the board. That's because Wind Mobile has announced the completion of a major network upgrade that should improve overall performance for customers in the area. Wind Mobile notes that this completes its second major network upgrade in its Western market...

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BlackBerry hires Alex Thurber to lead global sales of its devices

BlackBerry

BlackBerry has hired Alex Thurber to be its new senior vice president for global device sales. The new hire comes as the company is still dealing with poor sales of its hardware products, including the recent BlackBerry Priv smartphone. According to The Wall Street Journal: Mr. Thurber will oversee BlackBerry's in-house sales teams as well as its efforts to generate additional revenue...

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Grab an unlocked BlackBerry Priv for just $399 at Newegg

BlackBerry Priv

Newegg has a great deal going on right now for the BlackBerry Priv, dropping the price down to just $399. The units being sold are unlocked AT&T variants (STV100-1), so you will be able to use it on the GSM carrier of your choice. Mango Wireless is selling and shipping the phones through Newegg, and you can even get free shipping on your order right now. If you are in the market for a...

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How to enable the swipe to type feature on the BlackBerry Priv keyboard

BlackBerry Keyboard update adds new swipe to type feature to the Priv

Now that the BlackBerry Keyboard app for Priv has reached version 2.0, one of the standout features has been the new swipe to type option. It's a feature already available through other keyboard apps on Android and but it's a welcome feature to the BlackBerry Keyboard for the Priv, over and above the usual flick typing that BlackBerry users love. If you're looking to learn how to use it, check...

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AT&T

AT&T has reported its earnings for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2016, noting yet another big bump in consolidated revenues due to its recent DirecTV acquisition, along with respectable wireless subscriber growth. In all, AT&T says that it brought in consolidated revenues of $40.5 billion, in Q1, which is up 24% compared to the same period a year ago. On the wireless division...

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Forrester names WatchDox by BlackBerry a leader in Enterprise File Sync and Share

WatchDox by BlackBerry has been named a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Enterprise File Sync and Share Platforms, Hybrid Solutions, Q2 2016. WatchDox by BlackBerry tied for the highest score in the Security Capabilities category and received the highest possible scores in 17 of the 37 evaluation criteria. "The Forrester EFSS Wave 2016 validates that enterprises can rely on BlackBerry when...

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Marshmallow is here for the Priv: Here's everything you need to know

Marshmallow is here for the Priv: Here's everything you need to know

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow rolls out to the Priv today. Here's what you need to know. After an interminably long wait for most — and a relatively short beta period for some — some Privs will be updated to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow today. Curious about what's in the update? Here's everything you need to know, with the help of Michael Clewley, BlackBerry's Director of Software Product Management...

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T-Mobile added 2.2 million new customers in Q1 2016, revenue up 10%

T-Mobile

T-Mobile has published company financial results for Q1 2016, showcasing an increase in revenue of 10.6% as well as adding 2.2 million new customers. This quarter marks the 12th consecutive quarter the Un-Carrier has experienced total net growth of more than 2 million. The numbers were made up of more than 1 million branded postpaid net adds, alongside record branded prepaid net adds of 807,...

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