BBM video calling now supported on iOS and Android globally

BBM video calling now supported on iOS and Android globally

A few short days after announcing availability in Asia-Pacific, Matthew Talbot Senior Vice President at BlackBerry, took to Twitter to let it be known BBM video calling is now supported on iOS and Android globally. Although it's not stated, the update is one that gets taken care of on the backend so there should be no update to BBM required for folks to start using BBM video on iOS or Android...

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John Chen discusses BlackBerry profit forecast and new smartphones

John Chen discusses BlackBerry profit forecast and new smartphones

Making his media rounds after the BlackBerry earnings call, BlackBerry CEO John Chen sat down to talk with Bloomberg's Emily Chang about the Q1 Fiscal 2017 results, the full-fiscal year profit forecast, two new phones coming to market as well as the future of BlackBerry hardware production. */ ' Although Chen avoided mentioning new devices on the earnings call, those waiting on new...

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Listen to the BlackBerry Q1 Fiscal 2017 conference call replay

Listen to the BlackBerry Q1 Fiscal 2017 conference call replay

For those of you out there who are not early risers or live in different time zones but still want to listen to the BlackBerry Q1 Fiscal 2017 conference call, we got you covered. You can now listen to the BlackBerry Q1 Fiscal 2017 conference call replay at your leisure. Aside from what was already noted in the press release, there was a few notable highlights and comments throughout the call....

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T-Mobile will let you enjoy your unlimited data plans in Europe this summer

T-Mobile

T-Mobile has announced those who are planning to travel to Europe this summer will be able to use their unlimited data allowances while abroad. Not only that, but T-Mobile has added Belize to Simple Global. This means that customers with appropriate plans will be able to enjoy unlimited data and texting all across the Americas and beyond. Previously T-Mobile allowed you to use data in Europe...

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BlackBerry Q1 Fiscal 2017 earnings call live blog!

BlackBerry Q1 Fiscal 2017 earnings call live blog!

As expected, BlackBerry has now released their earnings report for Q1 Fiscal 2017 and next up is the live conference call and webcast which kicks off beginning at 8 AM ET. If you're looking to listen in on the call, it can be accessed by dialing 1-844-309-0607 or by visiting the BlackBerry Investors site and be sure to jump into our live blog to catch the highlights and discuss the latest news...

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BlackBerry announces Q1 Fiscal 2017 results

BlackBerry announces Q1 Fiscal 2017 results

BlackBerry has now announced their Q1 Fiscal 2017 earnings results for the period ending May 31, 2016. For Q1 Fiscal 2017, BlackBerry has reported Non-GAAP total revenue of $424 million. Non-GAAP software and services revenue of $166 million and a cash and investments balance of $2.5 billion at the end of the first fiscal quarter. For hardware sales, BlackBerry recongnized approximately 500K...

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Listen to the BlackBerry annual and special meeting replay

Listen to the BlackBerry annual and special meeting replay

If you missed out or just plain skipped the BlackBerry annual and special meeting webcast, you can now go ahead and listen to the replay. As expected, there were no huge announcements to come out of the webcast but instead, it was all focused on forward-looking statements and where BlackBerry is today and where they're headed in the future. All rather standard, save a few what can only be...

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Let's all give a warm welcome to MrMobile

Let's all give a warm welcome to MrMobile

But who is MrMobile, you ask? Well, you might know him better as Michael Fisher and he's going to be taking on some awesome projects and producing some amazing content that I'm positive a lot of you out there will want to follow along with. While Mr. Fisher won't be directly working on CrackBerry, or iMore, or Android Central, or any of our other sites, he's still going to be a large part...

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BlackBerry launches summer sale on Passport and Priv

BlackBerry launches summer sale on Passport and Priv

BlackBerry is offering some great summer deals on the Passport and Priv. For a limited time, the company is offering the Passport for $355 in the U.S. through ShopBlackBerry. Canadian and European customers can pick up the phone for CAD$489 and €449, respectively. If you're looking for something a little fancier, the Passport Silver Edition is available for US$399, CAD$550, and €479. And...

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Mobile World Congress Americas to launch in the U.S. in September 2017

Mobile World Congress

The GSMA group, which runs the annual Mobile World Congress trade show, is teaming up with CTIA to launch Mobile World Congress Americas. It will be held September 12-14, 2017 in San Francisco and will replace the CTIA Super Mobility show beginning that year. The 2016 show will still be held on September 7-9 in Las Vegas. The joint press release states: Mobile World Congress Americas...

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BlackBerry annual and special meeting webcast live blog!

BlackBerry annual and special meeting webcast live blog!

This year, BlackBerry has decided to host their annual general meeting of shareholders the day before reporting their Q1 2017 results. As per normal, the event is being streamed via the BlackBerry Investors page so everyone interested can tune in. Feel free to hop into the live blog below and follow along with us! The meeting officially kicks off at 10 AM ET but we'll open chat up a bit earlier...

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Unicode 9.0 is now official with 72 new emoji

Unicode 9.0 is official with 72 new emoji

Unicode 9 is now official, making standard a whole new set of characters and — yes — new emoji. In fact, in addition to 7,500 new characters, Unicode 9.0 has added a total of 72 new emoji to the standard. New additions include emoji ranging from an avocado and a clown to animals like a gorilla and bat. In the graphic below, put together by the folks at Emojipedia, you can take a look at all 72...

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BlackBerry annual and special meeting webcast to be held on June 22

BlackBerry annual and special meeting webcast to be held on June 22

Before reporting their Q1 2017 results on June 23, BlackBerry has announced they will be holding their annual and special meeting of shareholders on Wednesday, June 22, at 10 am ET in Waterloo, Ontario. For those interested in tuning in, you can do so by heading here at 10 am ET or visit the BlackBerry Investors event page right here. As always, we'll be following along as well to bring you...

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Here's how to check if you have Amazon credit from Apple's ebook settlement

Here's how to check if you have Amazon credit from Apple's ebook settlement

If you're expecting any credit coming your way from Kindle purchases as a result of Apple's ebook antitrust case, Amazon now has a convenient way to check. The retailer is now alerting Kindle users to the settlement payments on its Kindle site, along with a look at how much credit you can expect to receive. Says Amazon: In November 2014, a federal court approved a Settlement of antitrust...

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BBM video support for iPhone and Android expands to Asia-Pacific

BBM video support for iPhone and Android expands to Asia-Pacific

Hot on the heels of announcing availability for Europe and Africa, BlackBerry has now announced BBM video support for iPhone and Android has expanded to Asia-Pacific in beta form, giving iPhone and Android users the ability to video-call each over BBM. As noted on the announcement post, this update is part of a much larger BBM update coming later this summer: This 1.0 version of BBM...

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Instagram is now used by 500 million people

Instagram is now used by 500 million people

Instagram has announced that the popular social network is now used by 500 million people, and that a majority of those folks access it every day. In a blog post, the company stated: Today, we're excited to announce our community has grown to more than 500 million Instagrammers — more than 300 million of whom use Instagram every single day. Our community also continues to become even...

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This is the lowest price we've seen for an unlocked BlackBerry Priv!

This is the lowest price we've seen for an unlocked BlackBerry Priv!

If you have been waiting for the price to drop below $300 to pick up a BlackBerry Priv, your time has come. Right now, you can pick one up at eBay for just $299, which is the lowest we have seen it yet. Before you really dive in, it needs to be noted that this is an unlocked AT&T model, but the listing is for a brand-new unit. Looking at the ad, it's the exact same retailer who was...

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BlackBerry opens new pop-up store in New York!

BlackBerry opens new pop-up store in New York!

If you live in or are visiting New York and want to try out a brand new BlackBerry smartphone, you now have the chance to do so at one of BlackBerry's own shops. Seemingly out of nowhere, BlackBerry has now opened up a new pop-up store in New York. You can find us in Brookfield Place, one of New York's largest office complexes and shopping centers. Located just across the street from the...

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Work Wide v1.4.0.1 brings multiple improvements and bug fixes!

Work Wide v1.4.0.1 brings multiple improvements and bug fixes!

A new update to Work Wide has now landed in BlackBerry World and this time around, it brings along with it multiple improvements and bug fixes. Thankfully, there's a full changelog for us all to refer to so that we know everything that has changed. Updates Compose New SMS conversation - Previously the SMS app only allowed you to continue conversations that already existed. Now there's the...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Year 2

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Year 2

Did you miss out on BerryFlow Upstream live last because of spending time with the family or perhaps you were watching the NBA finals? If so, no worries. We got you covered. This week, we dig into AT&T Priv owners now having access to the Android Marshmallow beta, BlackBerry being named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for EMM Suites and discuss a bit about the upcoming annual and...

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