Flash Notification uses your Priv or DTEK50's camera flash as a notification LED

All of us are accustomed to seeing the notification light go off on our devices. We are drawn and addicted to the flashing red light. However, for certain Android handsets such as the DTEK50, they do not come with a RGB LED. To help solve this problem, as well as a tendency to miss alerts, popular BlackBerry 10 and Android app developer Toysoft released Flash Notification. As indicated by its...

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John Chen: It's the start of a new chapter rather than the end of an era

Looking at the headlines and comments from people following the announcement from BlackBerry that they would end all internal hardware development of BlackBerry handsets and will be outsourcing to partners from here on out, one common phrase used to describe the situation has been 'end of era.' BlackBerry CEO John Chen doesn't see it that way at all, though, and prefers to view it as the start...

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MPP Michael Harris name-drops the unreleased DTEK60 in Ontario Legislature speech

While much of the media was busy writing obituaries and retrospectives for BlackBerry handsets, Michael Harris, MPP (Kitchener—Conestoga) was busy letting the Ontario Legislature know the facts behind BlackBerry's announcement. The speech itself was pretty great as it lays out the reality of the situation at BlackBerry, granted it might not be the reality that some folks had hoped for...

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Save $35 on this Bluetooth speaker that will keep your party going!

Save $35 on this Bluetooth speaker that will keep your party going!

Right now you can grab Sharkk's Commando+ Bluetooth speaker for $75 at Amazon, a savings of $35 with coupon code Sharkk35. This powerful speaker has a 20w driver inside to get your music going loud, and the battery will last around 16 hours per charge to keep it flowing all night. The rugged design is paired with an IP65 rating so you can get it wet, just not fully submerge it. Unlike some other...

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This thin and protective Priv case is just $16.95 today!

This thin and protective Priv case is just $16.95 today!

Looking for a protective case for your BlackBerry Priv that doesn't add a ton of bulk to it? Seidio's Surface series provides a thin layer of solid protection to it that will prevent dings and scratches without making the phone any harder to use. Right now you can pick one up for just $16.95!

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John Chen: BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard will live on

John Chen: BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard will live on

Despite BlackBerry getting out of the business of making handsets, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has plans for devices with the iconic BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard. Speaking to Amber Kanwar, John Chen confirmed it will continue on and BlackBerry will be selective when managing the brand. A lighter side of the video, John Chen got to pick out his three favorite BlackBerrys. The Bold 9900, the...

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John Chen: We will have BlackBerry devices on an ongoing basis

As the news of BlackBerry's plans to end all internal hardware development and outsource that function to partners makes it way around the web, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has been handling interviews with the media after the announcement. Speaking to Amber Kanwar via BNN, John Chen took the time to expand upon the announcement and clarify some of the remaining questions such as what it means for...

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BlackBerry is done designing and building their own phones, but they're not done with phones

Announced within their Q2 Fiscal 2017 results, BlackBerry has clearly stated they have plans to end all internal hardware development of BlackBerry devices and will be outsourcing to partners from here on out. Our new Mobility Solutions strategy is showing signs of momentum, including our first major device software licensing agreement with a telecom joint venture in Indonesia. Under this...

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BlackBerry announces device software licensing agreement with joint venture PT BB Merah Putih

BlackBerry announced an agreement with newly formed joint venture PT BB Merah Putih to license BlackBerry software and services for the production of handsets for the Indonesian market. This partnership accelerates BlackBerry's overall focus on driving software growth, specifically developing and licensing device software offerings, including security solutions and applications, through its...

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BlackBerry appoints of Steven Capelli as Chief Financial Officer

BlackBerry appoints of Steven Capelli as Chief Financial Officer

BlackBerry today announced the appointment of Steven Capelli as Chief Financial Officer. Capelli brings 25 years of executive experience in the software and technology industry with a strong track record for driving profitable growth and increased operational efficiencies across business and corporate functions. I am pleased to welcome Steve Capelli as our new Chief Financial Officer,...

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BlackBerry Q2 Fiscal 2017 earnings call live blog!

BlackBerry Q2 Fiscal 2017 earnings call live blog!

As scheduled, BlackBerry has now released their earnings report for Q2 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 Q2 Fiscal 2017 results

BlackBerry announces Q2 Fiscal 2017 results

BlackBerry has now announced their Q1 Fiscal 2017 earnings results for the period ending August 31, 2016. For Q2 Fiscal 2017, BlackBerry has reported Non-GAAP total revenue of $352 million; GAAP revenue of $334 million. Non-GAAP software and services revenue of $156 million; GAAP software and services revenue of $138 million. As far as devices sales goes, BlackBerry CEO John Chen noted...

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Leaked BlackBerry DTEK60 images show the device from all angles

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As expected once one image pops up, more have arrived now. This time around courtesy of the folks over at WinFuture.de. While not as clear as one would hope, the latest round of images offer up a nice look at the BlackBerry DTEK60 from all angles. Get used to picking up some USB-C cables. Specs: 5.5" diagonal, 534 PPI, 2560 x 1440 Quad HD resolution All-touch screen Qualcomm Snapdragon 820...

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BlackBerry to announce Q2 fiscal 2017 results September 28th

Keeping in line with the date on their investor events calendar, BlackBerry has now announced they will be reporting results for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 on September 28, 2016. BlackBerry to Announce Second Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results on Wednesday September 28th, 2016 WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 14, 2016) - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) will be reporting...

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BlackBerry DTEK60 leaks out once again via promo image

BlackBerry DTEK60 leaks out once again via promo image

Just in case the direct from BlackBerry's servers leaked spec sheet or the FCC fillings or the GCF certification or the WiFi Alliance certification were not enough confirmation for you of the DTEK60's existence, Evan Blass, also known as @evleaks has shared a fresh new promotional image for the DTEK60. BlackBerry. pic.twitter.com/rZ1iNSeEpd— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 27, 2016 Based on...

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Watch the replay of BlackBerry CEO John Chen's interview from the Empire Club

If you weren't able to catch BlackBerry CEO John Chen's interview with Amber Kanwar at the Empire Club of Canada as it was live streamed, no matter. You can now catch the replay of the discussion. As expected, a lot of what was discussed revolved around BlackBerry, and Chen's handling of the operations both in the past and in the future. Perhaps, the most interesting part of this interview...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - BlackBerry Argon 'DTEK60'

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - BlackBerry Argon 'DTEK60'

Did you miss the latest BerryFlow live? If so, now is as good a time as any to go ahead and get yourself caught up. This week, we had a larger than normal panel to discuss the week in BlackBerry. On tap for discussion was the latest on the BlackBerry 'Argon' which is now known as the DTEK60, some BlackBerry Radar news finally, and BlackBerry and Zimperium's partnership announcement and much,...

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BlackBerry 'Argon' passes through the FCC and WiFi Alliance as DTEK60

BlackBerry 'Argon' passes through the FCC and WiFi Alliance as DTEK60

Following up on the earlier leak of the DTEK60, the device has now landed at the FCC and WiFi Alliance sites. At the FCC, the device has been registered under the model number BBA100­1 but at the WiFi Alliance site, the device shows as both BBA100­1 and the DTEK60 confirming the naming convention across the board. As expected, there's not a lot of further info to be gleaned from the filings as...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen set to speak to the Empire Club on Sept. 26

BlackBerry CEO John Chen set to speak to the Empire Club on Sept. 26

Established in 1903, the Empire Club of Canada is recognized as one of Canada's oldest and largest, more important speaker's forum and on September 26, BlackBerry CEO John Chen will be sitting down with Amber Kanwar there for an in-depth discussion. Tickets for the event have already sold out, but it does appear as though at least some of the conversation will be live-streamed. Mr. John...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Sequels and successors

Mobile Nations Weekly: Sequels and successors

iPhone 7 takes the world by storm, Forza races onto consoles everywhere, and yet another chat platform says Allo. If there's only one iPhone 7 review you read, make it Rene's at iMore. Diving deep into what makes the new iPhone, both good and bad, it's everything you need to know about the phone you're going to start seeing everywhere. Oh, and there's also a whole new version of tvOS and even...

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