ShopBB device owners can try this to get the 10.3.1 update

Did you purchase your device from ShopBlackBerry or Amazon and not get the BlackBerry 10.3.1 update yet? If so, here's a little something to try that might force the update to arrive on your device though it does seem as though the results are still mixed. ShopBB purchased and not got update? Power off, remove sim, restart wifi only. Check for updates. Power off, re-insert sim, continue.—...

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Verizon confirms BlackBerry Classic sales start Feb. 26

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Verizon Wireless has confirmed that the carrier will start selling the BlackBerry Classic on Thursday, Feb. 26. This news is in line with what we previously reported, but Verizon has also revealed that the smartphone will be priced at $99.99 with a new two-year contract, after a $50 mail in rebate. Sales of the BlackBerry Classic on Verizon will start online on Thursday, but its retail...

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Leaked BlackBerry Passport OS 10.3.1.2480 upgrade files now available

Leaked BlackBerry Passport OS 10.3.1.2480 upgrade files now available

Previously we let you all know BlackBerry was working on a fix for the Passport screen flicker issue and while there was no ETA mentioned, if you don't mind taking an unconventional route, you can try out that fix. OS 10.3.1.2480 has 'leaked' (using the term loosely because it's not a full autoloader) and it certainly does appear to be the fix for the BlackBerry Passport screen flicker issue...

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QNX Wireless Framework brings smartphone-caliber connectivity to Embedded Systems

This week, at Embedded World 2015, QNX Software Systems will showcase its latest product developments for embedded developers but they've already got the news rolling. Following up on their QNX Hypervisor announcement, they've now announced the QNX Wireless Framework, which enables rapid cellular and Wi-Fi integration and faster time to market for embedded system applications. "The QNX...

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Euroimpianti will use the QNX Neutrino to power its next-gen autonomous robots

Euroimpianti, a global leader in automated warehouse solutions, will use the latest release of the QNX Neutrino OS to power the realtime control systems and human machine interfaces (HMIs) of its next-generation autonomous warehouse robots. Until recently, Euroimpianti used another OS for the HMIs of its operator panels and recently re-assessed this approach after evaluating the HMI...

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BlackBerry Rio to be called the BlackBerry Leap at launch?

BlackBerry Rio to be called the BlackBerry Leap at launch?

By now, most folks who keep up on the latest BlackBerry news should be aware of the device known as the BlackBerry Rio and since it first leaked out, we've been wondering whether or not BlackBerry would roll with the Rio name when it was announced or if it would be something like the Z20 as it has also been referred to many times. As it turns out, BlackBerry appears to have given the device...

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BBM beta for BlackBerry 10 updated with custom PIN and no ad options

BBM beta for BlackBerry 10 updated with custom PIN and no ad options

In addition to the iOS beta rolling out, BBM for BlackBerry 10 is also getting a beta update, that brings both platforms in line with each other. With that being the case, the change log for the BlackBerry 10 release is almost identical so, BlackBerry 10 users will have the option to create a custom PIN, remove ads and have a special badge on their profile picture in BBM. New Features BBM...

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BBM for iOS beta updated to v2.7.0.59 with custom PIN and no ad options

Previously we let you all know BlackBerry was testing custom PIN and no ad options for BBM but they weren't fully enabled. Now, BlackBerry has pushed a new BBM for iOS beta that opens the doors to those options for some wide testing. As noted in the changes, vanity PIN's, removable ads and a new avatar badging feature are now up for testing if you have an iOS device and are using BBM on it....

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Evernote updated in BlackBerry Beta Zone - you can now see notebooks shared with you

Evernote users, this one is for you. Evernote for BlackBerry 10 will now give you access to notebooks that have been shared with you. This has been something I have been wanting since the beginning and now it's here. In beta form, at the very least. There is one caveat though, you cannot edit the content of those notebooks -- yet. This update is available via BlackBerry Beta Zone, so if you...

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BlackBerry testing screen flickering fix for the BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry testing Passport screen flickering fix

If you're used to using leaks, then chances are you're fully aware of the 'screen flickering' issue that was present in early builds of BlackBerry 10.3.1 for the BlackBerry Passport. The bug, while random, would cause the screen to flicker off and on with no real pattern to it. When BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 started rolling out, that bug remained in the OS and since then, many folks have reported...

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Enpass rolls out version 4.5 - Keep your passwords safe and secure

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Enpass is without doubt one of my 'must have apps' on BlackBerry 10. If you've not seen us feature it before it is essentially a password manager, however it offers some amazing features and I certainly wouldn't want to be without it. There are plenty of apps for saving passwords available to us but there are two main reasons I choose to use Enpass. First up is the ability to sync Enpass...

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Evolution Browser gets updated with parental controls plus more

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While most BlackBerry 10 users are happy with the native browser there are a few decent alternatives out there are one that has been constantly updated and improved since its launch in mid 2014 is Evolution Browser from ShaoSoft. If you missed our previous coverage and hands-on video you may well be interested to hear that Evo Browser very cleverly removes all those annoying adverts from...

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Data Monitor, Mapshot 10 & CallBlocker10 - 500 copies of each going free

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It may be Monday and the start of the working week for most folk but that won't stop us putting a smile on a few BlackBerry 10 users faces. The developer (ETwoLTECH) of Data Monitor, Mapshot10 & CallBlocker10 has been in touch with us and is kindly giving away 500 copies of each application. The three apps on offer today won't be for every BlackBerry user so out of courtesy why not...

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SIM card manufacturer Gemalto says its products are secure following NSA hack

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Digital security vendor Gemalto has announced that its products are "secure" following a report last week stating that the NSA and its UK counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), hacked into the vendor's SIM cards. With a production run of over 2 billion SIM cards a year, Gemalto is the leading SIM card manufacturer in the world, and counts the four major US carriers...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - VMM

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - VMM

Did you miss out on checking out BerryFlow Upstream live? If so, you can now watch the replay or download the audio. This week, we look at QNX's Hypervisor announcement, the BlackBerry 10.3.1 rollout, T-Mobile and BlackBerry, BBM monetization through 'No Ad' and 'Custom PIN' options and much, much more! You can check out the full video, topic list, guest list as well as grab the audio file...

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How to change the color of your virtual keyboard on BlackBerry 10.3.1

How to change the color of your virtual keyboard with BlackBerry 10.3.1

The big update for BlackBerry 10 smartphones started rolling out on February 19th, 2015. It brings a lot of new features such as endless folders, Quick Settings from anywhere, more icons on the homescreen, BlackBerry Blend and much, much more. We've know about a lot of the new features for a long time now and as always there's lots to discover. One such discovery is the ability to change the...

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Follow Mail 2.0 arrives with integrated adaptive theme plus more

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Follow Mail from Emberify has been updated this week and as usual with their BlackBerry 10 apps, the updates are normally feature rich. Things are no different this time around you'll be pleased to hear and although there are several improvements and bug fixes it's the adaptive theme that got me excited. To simplify, the app essentially changes from light to dark theme depending on the...

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Snap v3 Beta 3 now available for download

Snap v3 Beta 3 now available for download

With two beta releases already out there, it's now time for Snap v3 beta 3. As expected, this release brings along with it several bug fixes and changes including some changes to address download issues, scrolling and there's now additional layout fixes for the BlackBerry Passport as well. That's just a small list of additions, you can view the rest below. Snap v3 Beta 3 (2.9.9.2) Fixed...

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Verizon to offer $50 rebate on the BlackBerry Classic

Verizon to offer $50 rebate on the BlackBerry Classic

Earlier this month we learned the BlackBerry Classic was expected to launch on Verizon on February 26th, but that news never brought any indication of expected pricing for the device. Over at N4BB, they've discovered some further details in that area and have noted Verizon intends to launch the BlackBerry Classic for $149.99 on new a two-year contract but a mail-in rebate, which also includes...

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Mobile Phones Direct now has the red BlackBerry Passport available on contract

If you're in the U.K. and have been wanting to get your hands on the red BlackBerry Passport, your current options are SIM free from Clove or Amazon. However, not everyone can afford to fork out on a SIM free device. Now you don't have to. Mobile Phones Direct now has the red BlackBerry Passport available on contract. You can get the red BlackBerry Passport on either EE, Vodafone, Orange or...

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