Mobile Nations Weekly: CES 2016 Edition

Mobile Nations Weekly: CES 2016 Edition

It's the biggest tech show of the year, and we were all over it. CES 2016 was last week in Las Vegas, and unsurprisingly there was a lot of news from the trade show. It takes over pretty much all of Las Vegas — it's simply absurd. The world's biggest tech companies (well, most of them), descend on the desert oasis with all their latest wares. There's everything and anything on the show floor,...

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Inside the QNX Toyota Highlander at CES 2016

Inside the QNX Toyota Highlander at CES 2016

This year at CES, QNX took the covers off their latest technology concept vehicle, based on a Toyota Highlander, and it's packed will all the latest innovations from the company. For the Highlander, QNX took their usual digital instrument cluster and a head unit concepts one step further and created what they refer to as a "glass cockpit" that combines the functions of both systems, along...

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BlackBerry Virtual Expert arrives on the Google Play Store for Priv owners

BlackBerry has now added another app to their growing list of Android offerings and this time around, it's one that will be familiar to some BlackBerry users. The BlackBerry Virtual Expert, which lets you run various diagnostics on your device to test everything from the display to speakers to the keyboard, has now arrived on the Google Play Store for Priv owners. Does your BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry Camera app updated through the Google Play Store

BlackBerry Camera app updated through the Google Play Store

The good news: For all you Priv owners out there, the BlackBerry Camera app on the Google Play Store has been updated to v1.0.0.3605. The bad news: We have no idea as to what has actually changed within the app as the changelog itself has simply been recycled from the last it was updated back on December 14th, 2015. If you spot anything actually new in the update, be sure to let us and everyone...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for January 8, 2016: Productivity, games, and more!

BlackBerry App Roundup for January 8 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 also a way to catch up on all the news that transpired since we last met. This week, all of the exciting tech news came out of CES 2016. Whether it was QNX showcasing their advanced driver assistance systems (...

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Sprint adds 36 more countries to its international roaming add-ons

Sprint adds 36 more countries to its international roaming add-ons

Sprint has announced that it has added 36 new countries to its Open World and Global Roaming add-ons, allowing users to take advantage of affordable calls and data, along with free texts when venturing around the globe. Here's the list of new countries added in the latest expansion: Austria Afghanistan Bangladesh Belarus Belgium Bolivia Bulgaria Cambodia Croatia Estonia Finland Ghana Hong...

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John Chen confirms commitment to BlackBerry 10, updates coming in 2016

John Chen confirms commitment to BlackBerry 10

Following the recent reports that BlackBerry was all but abandoning BlackBerry 10, John Chen has cleared the air on the company's stance regarding the operating system. The reports claimed that BlackBerry was going all-in on Android, and was leaving behind the BlackBerry 10 platform. According to a new post from the CEO, John Chen, that may not be entirely true, though he does not specifically...

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Sprint kills 2-year contracts for smartphones

Sprint kills 2-year contracts for smartphones

Sprint has gone through with its plans to 2-year contracts for smartphones, according to an internal document sent to our sister site, Android Central, by an anonymous tipster. According to the document below, customers activating a new account with Sprint will no longer have the option of subsidizing their smartphone purchase with a 2-year agreement. Tablets, apparently, are still able to be...

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Camera++ and Effetica Pro are now on sale for a limited time

For a limited time Camera++ and Effetica Pro get a price reduction of up to 50% off

No matter what level of expertise we possess when it comes to photography, be it novice or expert, we strive to capture the perfect shot to track important events, milestones, and all of the special moments in-between. Camera++ and Effetica Pro are two such advanced photography and editing applications with which one can edit, customize, and exert more control over their images. As part of a...

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T-Mobile

T-Mobile is adding even more services to its recently launched Binge On program, which allows its customers to stream video from select services on the carrier's network with no data plan penalty. The new services include A&E, Lifetime, HISTORY, PlayStation Vue, Tennis Channel Anywhere, FuboTV, Kidoodle TV, Curiosity Stream, Fandor, Newsy, ODK Media, Lifetime Movie Club, and FYI. T-...

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Dossier adds export capabilities, duplicates check and more in latest version

Dossier adds export capabilities, duplicates check, bug fixes and more in latest version

Dossier for BlackBerry 10, the app from Tundra Core Studios that helps business users respond to client demands, has gained a few new features. The demands of the business world present various challenges which need to be met, and one of them is being able to provide prompt customer support and deliver their goods and services reliably. Always seeking to improve their application and provide...

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DBPOWER sports armband just $3.50 at Amazon

DBPOWER is offering a 50 percent savings on its sports armband at Amazon with the coupon code D4YPGOPP, so you'll only pay $3.50. There are three different size pouches to fit your smartphone of choice in it, whether it be large or small. The pouch allows you to place your smartphone, a house key, ID and even cash if you need it inside, and then it gets strapped to your arm. This is a great...

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CES 2016, Day 3: HP, Netflix, Dell, Honor, and more!

CES 2016, Day 3: HP, Netflix, Dell, Honor, and more!

CES officially opened today, and the show floor was absolutely packed with the latest and greatest wares from companies around the globe. Sure, a lot of the big announcements were yesterday, but that didn't stop anybody from rolling out even more new gadgets and services. This is CES, after all, and what's a day of CES without a bunch of new tech? 06 January HP goes premium Early in its...

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BlackBerry clears up the misconceptions surrounding John Chen's compensation

Chances are if you keep on BlackBerry news, you will have recently read the report put out by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) that claimed John Chen was the highest-paid CEO in Canada with total earnings of more than $89.7 million in 2014. At the time the report was issued, it seemed a little off in regards to how that number was established and as such, we chose not to post...

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BlackBerry Priv launching on Verizon 'by the end of March'

BlackBerry Priv launching on Verizon 'by the end of March'

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has already confirmed that the BlackBerry Priv is headed to more carriers soon, and we now have confirmation that one of them, Verizon, is planning to carry the phone by the end of March, if not sooner. The news comes by way of Verizon's VP of communications Jeffrey Nelson on Twitter: We expect to have the @BlackBerry #PRIV on the nation's most reliable network by the...

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John Chen discusses BlackBerry's CES 2016 announcements, security and the smartphone market

Following BlackBerry's CES 2016 presentation, BlackBerry CEO John Chen sat down with CNBC's Jon Fortt to discuss some of the announcements such as QNX's Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), the new Acoustics Management Platform (AMP) as well as the collaboration between Ford and QNX. Also on tap for conversation, of course, was BlackBerry's security business and how BlackBerry is...

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BlackBerry Priv

Owners of the BlackBerry Priv will have to wait a bit longer to find out when the Android-based smartphone will be updated to the current Marshmallow version. During a CES 2016 presentation, BlackBerry executive Ron Louks stated that news about when the update will be released will be revealed sometime in the first quarter of 2016. Louks also stated there will be news on new third-party...

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QNX showcases the building blocks for Automated Driving at CES 2016

QNX showcases the building blocks for Automated Driving at CES 2016

Ahead of CES 2016, QNX promised to show us their vision for the evolution of automated driving and they've now done so by showcasing advances in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications. and OS technologies that will enable autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles. "QNX has the unique advantage of...

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