BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Q1 Earnings

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Q1 Earnings

As some folks have noticed, we skipped Upstream on Sunday, but it was all for a good reason. We decided to wait until BlackBerry's Q10 FY2016 results were out so we could ensure that information was covered sooner rather than later. If you missed Upstream live, you can now tune into the video replay or grab the audio version for playback. A couple new faces joined this week to offer some...

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Partnering for Innovation: BlackBerry and Mackenzie Health

Partnering for Innovation: BlackBerry and Mackenzie Health

Extending the already existing relationship with Mackenzie Health, BlackBerry CEO John Chen joined the "Partnering for Innovation: Healthcare in the Digital Age" keynote discussion at the launch of Phase Two of the Mackenzie Health Innovation Unit earlier today. Alongside Altaf Stationwala, President and CEO of Mackenzie Health, the discussions covered the role mobility can play in providing...

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Rogers now completely owns Mobilicity, acquires remaining Shaw spectrum

Rogers completes acquisition of Mobilicity, LTE spectrum from Shaw

Canada's Rogers Communications has announced that it has completed a deal that will allow it to immediately boost speeds for customers in British Columbia, Alberta, and Southern Ontario. The company has just finished its acquisition of Shaw's AWS-1 spectrum, and now completely owns Mobilicity. The deal gives Rogers significant spectrum that is already compatible with their LTE devices. From...

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Blast your way to victory with Vector Wars

Vector Wars

Between work, blogging, and commuting, there is nothing I enjoy more than sitting back with a good game to relax. The latest release from FileArchiveHaven, named Vector Wars, is a simple top-down shooting game that pits your newly graduated from the academy character at the heart of an epic space battle. Your job is to eliminate the enemy fighters to protect Anna, the folks on the mothership,...

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The BlackBerry OEM Leather Pouch is a professional way to carry around your BlackBerry Leap

The BlackBerry OEM Leather Pouch is available to buy for BlackBerry 10 smartphones, the BlackBerry Leap version is no exception. I got my hands on one and took it for a spin for a while. One of the benefits of using the Leather Pouch is that your device is protect on the go but you can still use it in its naked form. Continue reading to see what I think of the BlackBerry Leap Leather Pouch...

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BlackBerry announces election results for the company's Board of Directors

Just in case you missed the announcement during our live coverage of the BlackBerry Q1 Fiscal 2016 results, BlackBerry has now announced that the six nominees listed in the company's management information circular dated May 11, 2015 for the company's annual and special meeting of shareholders held on June 23, 2015, were elected as directors to serve until the next annual meeting of...

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T-Mobile teases Un-Carrier Amped, more details coming June 25

T-Mobile teases Un-Carrier Amped, more details coming June 25

T-Mobile is getting ready to make some more announcements on June 25, as the company teases Un-Carrier Amped in a new video. The next series of announcements to come from T-Mobile will carry the Un-Carrier Amped branding. With this, the company will be beefing up some of its already popular Un-carrier moves, making them even bigger. The first announcement will be on Thursday, June 25, with...

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John Chen not against building an Android device, provided he can make it secure

While neither BlackBerry's earnings report nor AGM webcast addressed any of the rumors surrounding the possibility of BlackBerry building an Android device, John Chen did sit down with CNBC for an interview where the question was raised. When asked about building a pure Android phone, Chen noted 'We only build secure phones and BlackBerry is the most secure phone so, if I can find a way to...

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Try Noted for BlackBerry 10 for free - 500 promo codes available while they last!

Try Noted for BlackBerry 10 for free - 500 promo codes available while they last!

Summer may be officially here, but our everyday schedule, unfortunately does not go on vacation so easily. On the contrary, I find there are even more items to track during this time. Noted is one such application for jotting and tracking important notes, todos and tasks. Since its initial release Noted has grown into a great tool for not only writing down tasks on the go but for dictating...

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BlackBerry Q1 Fiscal 2016 Earnings Call Live Blog!

BlackBerry Q1 Fiscal 2016 Earnings Call Live Blog!

The report is out, but the earnings call still has to happen, so hop into the chat below and settle in. The conference call and live webcast will be held today beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-877-795-3635 or by logging onto the BlackBerry Investors site. After the earnings call, you'll want to come back at 10 am ET for the annual meeting webcast as well. We'll let the...

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BlackBerry and Cisco sign broad patent cross-licensing agreement

BlackBerry and Cisco Sign broad patent cross-licensing agreement

BlackBerry and Cisco today announced that they have entered into a long-term patent cross-licensing agreement covering their respective products and technologies. BlackBerry and Cisco have a long history of technical cooperation and intend to further collaborate under this agreement. "Our agreement with Cisco underscores the value companies place on BlackBerry's broad and foundational...

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BlackBerry Appoints Dr. Laurie Smaldone Alsup to the Board of Directors

In addition to the earnings reports announced today, BlackBerry has also announced the appointment of Laurie Smaldone Alsup, M.D., President and Chief Scientific Officer of PharmApprove, to the Company's Board of Directors. "I am pleased to welcome Dr. Laurie Smaldone Alsup to our Board of Directors. Dr. Smaldone Alsup's expertise in the pharmaceutical industry aligns very well with our...

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BlackBerry announces Q1 Fiscal 2016 results

BlackBerry announces Q1 Fiscal 2016 Results

Right on schedule, BlackBerry has now announced their Q1 Fiscal 2016 financial results for the period ending May 30th, 2015. Last quarter, Executive Chairman and CEO John Chen noted "The second half of our turnaround focuses on stabilization of revenue with sustainable profitability and cash generation" and this report offers up a look at how well that focus has played out for BlackBerry. Q1...

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Reminder: BlackBerry to announce Q1 FY2016 results on June 23

Reminder: BlackBerry to announce First Quarter Fiscal 2016 results on June 23

Just a quick, friendly reminder for those of you holding shares of BBRY that Tuesday morning we'll see BlackBerry report its Q1 FY2016 results. The conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-877-795-3635 or by logging onto the BlackBerry Investors site. As always, we'll have a live blog set up for those who rise early and wish to...

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Talk2Watch Pro updated to support the Pebble Time

Talk2Watch Pro updated to support the Pebble Time

Pebble smartwatch owners with BlackBerry 10 smartphones know that the go-to app to make the most of it is Talk2Watch, specifically the Pro version which has seen a substantial update since it was first released. We even have access to the Pebble app store from within the app, therefore eliminating the need to install the Android Pebble app. When the Pebble Time was announced, many people asked...

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Instant from Emberify hits version 3.0 and the app sale continues

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For you BlackBerry 10 users that like to keep an eye on how many times a day you use your device, you'll be pleased to hear that Instant from Emberify has been updated to version 3.0. As well as Instant, three of the other apps from Emberify are on sale for a two week period, so if you've not yet tried them, now may be a good time to do so? Grab yourself a bargain: Reminder Now - 33% off...

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AppLock Password Protects Select System Apps

Security is an integral part of BlackBerry. Being able to protect your messages and other items from prying eyes is important. Over the years we've seen applications go a step further and protect or lock the hub. AppLock, from the developer behind Power Tools, is designed to password protect all Android applications, the BlackBerry Hub, Assistant, Phone, Text Message, Contacts, and Calendar...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for June 19, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup 6/19/15

Howdy CrackBerry nation! I hope you are all excited for not only the upcoming weekend but for the news and happenings in the world of BlackBerry this week. Not to mention our selection of apps and games, but we'll get to that later. One bit of news to hit the blog was this week is the rollout of OS 10.3.2 for U.S. carriers. Verizon's support site shows the update as coming soon for all their...

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Tune your instrument on the go with Chromatic Tuner

Tune your instrument on the go with Chromatic Tuner

One for musicians, particularly those who played stringed instruments, though the app description does say that you can use it to tune any instrument. Chromatic Tuner is just that, a chromatic tuner that you can have on you all the time on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. I tend to tune by ear but sometimes it's nice to let a tuner do the work for you. Join me as we take a closer look at...

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BlackBerry the first EMM vendor to join HP Helion Network

BlackBerry the first EMM vendor to join HP's Helion Network

As announced through the Inside BlackBerry for Business Blog, BlackBerry's cloud-based enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution, BES12 Cloud, has now been certified through the HP Helion Ready Program making BlackBerry the first EMM vendor to become part of the HP Helion Network, an ecosystem of service providers, value-added resellers, independent software vendors and other partners...

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