You can now sign up for the BlackBerry Priv Marshmallow beta

BlackBerry Priv Marshmallow beta begins

As rumored, BlackBerry has announced the Marshmallow beta test for the BlackBerry Priv. You can now sign up to join the program, and the company will accept registrations for two weeks. The first wave will only be available to those who purchased their devices from Amazon, ShopBlackBerry or Carphone Warehouse. Spaces will be limited, and BlackBerry will begin pushing the beta out in the...

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Protect your Priv with this leather smart flip case for $28.95 today!

Protect your Priv with this leather smart flip case for $28.95 today!

If you want to keep the screen of your Priv protected, but don't want to miss any notifications, you'll want to check out BlackBerry's Leather smart flip case. The case snaps onto the back, and the leather flap covers the front with a cutout so you can still see when you get a new message or call. This case can be yours for just $28.95 today!

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Microsoft's boss bots

Mobile Nations Weekly: Microsoft's boss bots

Enter the bot matrix. Microsoft made waves with their annual Build developer conference, unveiling their big new take on computing: 'conversations as a platform'. This idea leverages bots and virtual assistants like Cortana to make computing more natural and predictive, and it's all coming sooner than you might think across the entire Microsoft ecosystem. Microsoft is also planning to make...

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Rad Timer is the app you need if you want interval timer function

Rad Timer is the app you need if you want interval timer function

The weather is getting warmer, and that means I'm going to be stepping up my fitness regime, which also means it will include some high-intensity interval training, amongst other things. That will also require me to get a timer app that allows for intervals. For that, I downloaded Rad Timer, and I think you should too. Rad Timer isn't just for workouts, though, if you're looking for an...

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John Chen: Software done well, hardware underperformed

John Chen: Software done well, hardware underperformed

Following BlackBerry's earnings report and conference call, BlackBerry CEO John Chen sat down with CNBC's Jon Fortt to talk about the earnings and his outlook for the company. The notable comments from the interview focus on whether or not Chen has any intent on exiting the hardware business, something Chen spoke of on the conference call as well. I truly believe that we're very, very...

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BlackBerry exec hints at an upcoming Marshmallow beta test for Priv

Priv

While BlackBerry has confirmed that the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the BlackBerry Priv is coming by early May, it looks like that the company might offer owners of the smartphone access to a beta test for the OS upgrade. Michael Clewley, the director of Handheld Software Product Management at BlackBerry, hinted about the beta in his personal Twitter feed: I'd talk about a #PRIV...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.3 release date moves to mid-June

BlackBerry OS 10.3.3 release date moves to mid-June

Despite earlier confirmations from BlackBerry that OS 10.3.3 would be released in March, BlackBerry CEO John Chen noted today on the BlackBerry Q4 Fiscal 2016 Earnings Call that the date for its release has now moved to mid-June pending technical acceptance for the NIAP certification. Not going to sugarcoat this one, it's a bit disappointing that it seems to be taking this long considering...

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Marshmallow will hit the BlackBerry Priv by early May

Priv Android

As per the earnings call, BlackBerry has confirmed that Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be rolling out to the Priv by late April, early May. The software update was spotted running on the smartphone earlier this week, but it's great news that we now have an estimated time of arrival. Should you wish to read up on exactly what will be introduced with the Marshmallow update, be sure to check out...

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BlackBerry business customers are migrating to its Good platform

BlackBerry

BlackBerry has announced that there's strong traction with Good Secure EMM Suites with business customers slowly migrating across to the EMM solution. Moving across within BlackBerry will allow enterprises to take full advantage of enhanced mobile security, productivity, communications and collaboration capabilities. A major pull factor for businesses is how Good's multi-platform support is...

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BlackBerry Q4 Fiscal 2016 Earnings Call Live Blog!

BlackBerry Q4 Fiscal 2016 Earnings Call Live Blog!

Now that the report is out, next up is the conference call, which will be held beginning at 8 am ET. If you're looking to follow along, you can do so by dialing 1-866-438-1903 or by logging on to the BlackBerry Investors site or jump into the chat below to catch the highlights and discuss the latest news coming out of the call.

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BlackBerry announces Year-End and Q4 Fiscal 2016 results

BlackBerry announces Year-End and Q4 Fiscal 2016 results

Right on time, BlackBerry has now announced their Year-End and Q4 Fiscal 2016 results ahead of their live conference call. For Q4 Fiscal 2016, BlackBerry has reported Non-GAAP total revenue of $487 million. Non-GAAP software and services revenue of $153 million, up 106% percent for the same quarter year over year, allowing software and services revenue to grow to $527 million in FY 2016. Q4...

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Keep your BlackBerry Passport SE charged and synced for just $16.95

Keep your BlackBerry Passport SE charged and synced for just $16.95

BlackBerry's official sync pod for the BlackBerry Passport SE is an awesome addition to any desk or work space. It gives you an easy and secure location to charge and sync your phone, and lets you avoid having to fumble around for a cable to plug in. Today, you can grab one for just $16.95.

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Inst10 for Instagram gets refreshed with new Hub icons and graphics

Inst10 for Instagram gets refreshed with new Hub icons and graphics

Every now and then apps need a simple refresh to make them look better and feel better and such is the case with the latest update for Inst10. The latest update rolling out through BlackBerry World only addresses one bug, tagging in comments, but it also brings a bit of a visual refresh to the app. Fixed Tagging in Comments New Icon New Hub Icons New Graphics The update is live right now in...

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Messenger v1.8 update improves the Hub and SMS experience for Priv owners

Although I'm not sure how many Priv owners are using the built-in Messenger app on Priv, there's a new update for the app rolling out through the Google Play store that has some shall we say undocumented improvements for those of you out there who are using it. I say the improvements are undocumented because nothing in the change log specifically calls out the improvements for Priv owners but...

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Mobile Nations Community Update, March 2016

Mobile Nations Community Update, March 2016

Mobile Nations Community Update It's that time again, time for the Mobile Nations Community Update, time for a monthly recap of the best stuff happening around Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central. First off, our latest Gems series has come to a close on Windows Central. A huge shout out to our friends at Microsoft for their...

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BBM for BlackBerry 10 updated, all Privacy and Control features now free!

In addition to the BBM for Android update being rolled out, BlackBerry has also updated BBM for BlackBerry with much of the same improvements including ditching the fees for all the Privacy and Control features such as timed messages and photos, retract, private chat, and the ability to edit messages. Additionally, there are a few other changes as well according to the full change log. All...

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Latest BBM update for Android adds support for Marshmallow, ditches fees for Privacy and Control features

A fresh update to BBM for Android has now arrived on the Google Play store and its one you're going to want to update to as soon as possible. This time around, there is a whole lot more than just the usual performance and bug fixes. In addition to adding support for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, BlackBerry has also ditched the fees for all privacy and control features, meaning timed messages and...

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Reminder: BlackBerry to announce Year-End and Q4 Fiscal 2016 results on April 1

Just a quick, friendly reminder for those of you holding shares of BBRY that BlackBerry will be reporting results for its Q4 FY 2016 earnings on April 1, 2016. BlackBerry Limited will be reporting results for the year-end and fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 on April 1, 2016. A conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-866-438-1903...

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Verizon set to add new $20 charge to smartphone upgrades [Update]

Verizon set to add new $20 charge to smartphone upgrades

Update: In a statement to Droid Life, Verizon confirmed the move, saying: "The upgrade fee helps cover our increased support costs associated with customers switching devices. Customers can pay the charge when they upgrade, bill it to their account or trade in an old device to offset the cost. The fee for upgrading on device payment is still half of the two-year contract upgrade fee."...

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Amazon Dash Buttons can now ship more than 100 products to your door

Amazon Dash Button

Amazon has tripled the number of brands available on the retail giant's Amazon Dash Button program, enabling Prime customers to choose from more than 100 consumables to order through the push of a button. Quite literally. With these handy little devices installed throughout the home, you'll be able to conveniently have products delivered straight to your door without even firing up your web...

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