BlackBerry Priv scheduled to make its debut in India on Jan. 28

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The BlackBerry Priv will soon make its debut in yet another major market. A new report says that press invites have been sent to attend the launch of the Android-based smartphone in India on January 28. Other than the fact that the press launch will take place in New Delhi, no other details were revealed about the India launch for the Priv. That includes carrier information and launch prices...

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Dept of Vet Affairs is using BlackBerry's Athoc

BlackBerry's AtHoc division has scored yet another big contract, this time with the Department of Veterans Affairs to power its crisis communications. The deal, which is valued at $20 million, will have AtHoc assist the organization for multiple-year delivery of its emergency communications through pager, phone, fax and more. The system, which is known as VA-PAS is actively used by the VA for...

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WhatsApp gets rid of annual subscription fee

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WhatsApp has announced that it will axe its $1 annual subscription fee starting today. The Facebook-owned messaging service is nearing a billion users, and will start exploring alternate business models. WhatsApp failed to monetize in emerging markets due to low debit and credit card penetration, which led to the service being offered for free. Today's announcement reflects a change of...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - NOC

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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 some of the recent Good Technology announcements, discuss the latest BlackBerry 10.3.2 release and take a look at BlackBerry's announcement of DTSec and more. Topics Several Good Technology apps receive highest levels of certification BlackBerry officially rolls out...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Winding down and ramping up

Mobile Nations Weekly: Winding down and ramping up

As we recover from the CES blitz, MWC looms on the horizon. {.intro} After a week of recovering from the madness of CES, it's time to get back into the swing of things, and the tech industry's wasting no time. Google has set their dates for I/O 2016, bringing the annual Google confab back to their Mountain View, California, headquarters. Speaking of annual confabs, the always-insane Mobile...

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Ad Blocker removes ads from native BlackBerry 10 browser - 250 free copies available to download

If you are looking for an ad blocker to use on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone and don't want to resort to using a third-party browser, Ad Blocker for Default Browser is the app you're looking for. While the developer does have a third-party browser that has an ad-blocking feature, he knows that some people prefer using the native browser and so he is catering to them with this app. There is...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for January 15, 2016: Puzzles, local social, and more!

BlackBerry App Roundup for January 15, 2016: Puzzles, local social, and more!

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 also a way to catch up on all the news that transpired since we last met. We began the week with a look inside the QNX Toyota Highlander and followed up with the CES 2016 edition of the BerryFlow podcast. Next...

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Competition and Markets Authority in the UK clears the BT and EE merger

Competition and Markets Authority in the UK clears the BT and EE merger

BT is set to merge with EE, and the company has just received the green light from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK. This body has approved the merger, which clears BT's £12.5 billion acquisition of EE to become the UK's largest mobile telecoms company. The CMA found that the merger of the two companies would not result in substantial lessening of competition in the UK....

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BlackBerry Priv now available from Unlocked Mobiles

In the UK, Carphone Warehouse had exclusivity in stocking the BlackBerry Priv since its launch in November 2015, outside of Shop BlackBerry. That exclusivity looks has now come to an end and the Priv is now available from online retailers Mobile Phones Direct and Unlocked Mobiles, as well as U.K. carrier, Vodafone. Unlocked Mobiles is selling the Priv SIM free for £545 ($785), which is £14...

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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Canada's recently-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a quick stop at BlackBerry's Network Operations Centre in Waterloo. Trudeau toured the facility that handles the messages sent by BBM users to customers. BlackBerry stated: "We're extremely proud to have shown off the NOC to the Prime Minister. It, along with our BlackBerry Infrastructure, is where we manage the immense amount...

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BlackBerry is defending itself against claims that a Dutch forensics unit has found a way to decrypt messages from a BlackBerry smartphone. The company has issued an official statement, saying it was unaware of the method that was used and added that its phones "remain as secure and private as they have always been." According to BBC News, the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) claims to...

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After going global, Netflix starts cracking down on proxy users

Netflix to prevent proxies and unblockers

Netflix recently became available in 130 more countries, but unfortunately not every area is able to access all of its content. While Netflix works on licensing agreements, it will begin preventing customers from using proxies and unblockers to access more content. This move may not be a popular one from the company, as people obviously will want access to as much content as possible, but it is...

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Mozart In The Jungle

Amazon will cut the price of its Amazon Prime service from $99 a year to just $73 a year for a limited time. The sale begins at 9 p.m. Pacific time on Friday, January 15 and ends at 11:59 a.m. local time on Sunday, January 17. Amazon Prime will be on sale as part of the retailer's celebration of the two Golden Globe wins for its original series Mozart in the Jungle. Both seasons of the...

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ReCall is a great missed call reminder app for BlackBerry 10

ReCall is a great missed call reminder app for BlackBerry 10

After having spent some time in the BlackBerry Beta Zone, a new BlackBerry 10 app called ReCall has now arrived in BlackBerry World. ReCall aims to help remind you to call back those folks who might have called you at an inconvenient time, like say when you're in a meeting or making dinner. It accomplishes this by reviewing your missed calls, incoming and outgoing and offering to set a...

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Keep charged with Kmashi's 15000mAh power bank for just $12.50 with coupon code at Amazon

Kmashi's 15000mAh power bank is on sale at Amazon with the coupon code FBDXPO7W, dropping the price to just $12.50 from its usual $20. That's right, you can save $7.50 on this battery pack to keep your favorite electronics charged by just entering a simple code at checkout. Featuring dual-USB outputs, you are able to charge more than one thing at the same time. Being 15000mAh, there should be...

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BlackBerry officially rolls out OS 10.3.2.2876 globally

BlackBerry officially rolls out OS 10.3.2.2876 globally

Back in December, BlackBerry updated ShopBlackBerry devices to OS 10.3.2.2876 (software version 10.3.2.2836) and it looks as though that OS has been released globally as well as many have started receiving it today from various locations around the world. An update to the BlackBerry blogs shows BlackBerry did start pushing out a new OS with some noted changes. A BlackBerry 10.3.2 Hot Fix...

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1000 free copies of QuickPost available to download

1000 free copies of QuickPost available to download

QuickPost has long been one of my favorite apps on BlackBerry 10, and something I've sorely missed while I have been using the BlackBerry Priv. QuickPost allows you to Type Once, Post Everywhere. For those who frequently post to multiple social media accounts regularly, this app is great at being able to push out a status update without having to type it out repeatedly. What I love about it...

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BlackBerry Priv goes on sale in France for €779

BlackBerry Priv goes on sale in France for €779

The worldwide rollout of the BlackBerry Priv continues, with the handset now available in France. Customers can order the device from the French ShopBlackBerry store for €779. The Priv is BlackBerry's first Android phone, and was originally released in November 2015 in the U.S., UK, Canada, and Germany. Sales expanded to Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands earlier this month. The BlackBerry...

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Several Good Technology apps receive highest levels of certification

Good Technology continues to prove its super secure

Good Technology, which is now a division of BlackBerry, has announced that several of its apps and servers have reached the highest level of certification available. These apps are ones that the company has made available on both iOS and Android, including Good Work, Good Access, Good Connect and several others. To gain this certification, Common Criteria assesses the design and...

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Rogers, Bell and TELUS Priv's now receiving January security patch

Rogers and TELUS Priv's now receiving January security patch

Update: Bell has also now started sending out the January patch, we've updated the post to reflect the addition. Following the initial push of the January security patch for the BlackBerry Priv, Canadian carriers Rogers, Bell and Telus have now gone ahead and released the update to their Priv owning customers. The update itself comes in at only 16MB and is identified as being build version...

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