The FCC plans to regulate the internet as a utility

It's official, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler wants to reclassify internet service providers as utility providers under the FCC's Title II authority. The move aims to preserve the principles of net neutrality in law, barring ISPs from blocking, throttling, or prioritizing traffic. Said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: "I am submitting to my colleagues the strongest open...

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Blue Line Magazine highlights BlackBerry's role in Law Enforcement

Blue Line Magazine highlights BlackBerry's role in Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement has a long history of making use of BlackBerry products and services around the world, so perhaps it's no surprise that in the latest issue of Blue Line Magazine when the topic of 'how the Internet age, cyberspace and virtual networks affect neighbourhood activity and community safety' comes up, there's also discussion of BlackBerry and how it helps community policing efforts...

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Verizon's cutting its data plans across the board up to $10/month

Verizon

Verizon Wireless will cut prices on most of its existing More Everything plans by up to $10 a month while also adding some new options starting on Thursday. The new plans will also allow some customers to add smartphones on Verizon Edge for $15 a month. Only the 500MB and 10GB data plans will remain the same price. Here are the new prices and the new options for Verizon's More Everything:...

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BlackBerry Blend and BBM Protected nominated for GSMA Global Mobile Awards

Each year, at Mobile World Congress the Global Mobile Awards are held and with this year's nominees now announced, we know BlackBerry has at least two offerings in the running. For Best Mobile Service or App for Consumers, BlackBerry Blend has been nominated and for Best Security/ Anti-Fraud Product or Solution, BBM Protected has received a nomination. On the QNX side, QNX-Powered System for...

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This durable spring clip holster for BlackBerry Z10 is 50% off today while supplies last

The Seidio Spring Clip Holster holds your BlackBerry Z10 securely in place, and then lifts for quick access. Both the felt liner and the face-in design protect your screen from scratches, too. The rear clip can be rotated in both vertical and horizontal positions for optimal comfort. Yours today for just $14.95

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Chef Randy Feltis shows off his creative use of the BlackBerry Passport

Have you ever wanted to make your own pop tarts? If so, Chef Randy Feltis, has a pretty awesome recipe for them called DIY Elvis pop tarts. They consist of peanut butter, bananas and bacon all in one and they look amazing. But what's even more amazing is his process of making them, which he shared with Cityline. You see, this Chef is also a BlackBerry Passport owner, which he calls the world's...

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Who has won a free BlackBerry Classic? Find out now!

Who has won a free BlackBerry Classic? Find out now!

In our most recent contest for a free BlackBerry Classic, we asked you to send out tweets letting the world know why you love this device and why you'd like to own one of your own. There was a huge turnout, with thousands of tweets being sent over the course of the giveaway. It seemed like a pretty close race between the features that people were most interested in. Tweet after tweet saw...

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Bell BlackBerry Classic owners now receiving OS 10.3.1.2072 update

Bell BlackBerry Classic owners now receiving OS 10.3.1.2072 update

First it was Rogers, then it was TELUS and now Bell has finally started rolling out the OS 10.3.1.2072 update for the BlackBerry Classic. I know, I know. It's not the update you were hoping for and yes, I know there's still nothing on your [insert every other device that is not a BlackBerry Classic] but for BlackBerry Classic owners, this is something to be alerted of. If you have a BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry's BBM Shop hit 1 billion user views in January

BlackBerry's BBM Shop hit 1 billion user views in January

So you don't care for BBM Stickers? Well, you just might be in the minority if so. BlackBerry has now announced the BBM Shop has hit 1 billion user views in January and 72% of customers with access to the BBM Shop interact with virtual goods each month. According to Matthew Talbot, Senior Vice President Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry, virtual goods have generated more than 3 billion total...

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BlackBerry highlights how security is embedded in their hardware

BlackBerry Security Begins At The Endpoints

Throughout the history of BlackBerry, they've always pushed the fact that security in their devices isn't just an afterthought, it's not just 'bolted on' after and that it's built right in the core of all their hardware. If you've ever wondered what exactly that means, Alex Manea, Manager of Security Services at BlackBerry over at the Inside BlackBerry Biz Blog has laid it out in a way that's...

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BlackBerry Classic now officially available in South Africa

BlackBerry Classic now officially available in South Africa

To go along with the great South African BBM recruitment contest, BlackBerry has now announced the official release of the BlackBerry Classic there as well. While the press release lacks mention of carriers right now, Orange SA has the device listed online and in-stock for R5,445 with free shipping. South Africa is just one many new regions to now have rolled out the device including Australia...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Feb

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Feb

Did you miss out on the BerryFlow Upstream live Sunday because of the Super Bowl? If so, you can now watch the replay or download the audio. Among topics discussed, we touched on the latest BlackBerry 10 BBM update, the BlackBerry Enterprise Products and Services Webcast, our case or caseless poll, why people are choosing the BlackBerry Passport as well, we took a closer look at QNX Medical:...

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FCC set to propose strong net neutrality rules this week

FCC Board Members smile for the camera

A new report says that the Federal Communications Commission could propose a set of regulations Thursday that would support net neutrality for both fixed and mobile broadband service providers. The proposal is likely to be similar to the ones that President Barack Obama announced in November 2014. The Wall Street Journal reports that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will state that broadband...

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BlackBerry Classic owners on TELUS receiving OS 10.3.1.2072 update

BlackBerry Classic owners on TELUS receiving OS 10.3.1.2072 update

Although it started with Rogers, it seems as though TELUS has now joined the party in rolling out OS 10.3.1.2072. We've received several reports the OS is now appearing on devices when owners check for software updates and is readily available to download via OTA. If you're seeing it, go ahead and grab it. Of course, let us know how the process goes for you in the comments. Sadly, it appears as...

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Alex Saunders, former BlackBerry developer relations lead goes to Microsoft

Alec Saunders, formerly the BlackBerry VP of Developer Relations and the QNX, has landed at Microsoft. Specifically, after having left BlackBerry back in October, Saunders is now a "Principal Technical Evangelist" at Microsoft Ventures, Microsoft's venture capital arm. Said Saunders in a blog post announcing the move: "So it was natural that one of the first companies I reached out to...

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Select Canada Inc. apps up to 60% off for a limited time - 50 free copies of each up for grabs!

Between now and February 6th, Canada Inc. have placed many of their apps on sale up to 60% off. In addition, there are also running a promotion code to celebrate and as such are giving away 50 free copies of each app to any user. Now there is one caveat regarding the promo code that is shown below. As per the developer, the promo code is set up in such a way that each user has a redemption...

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The great South African BBM recruitment contest

BBM-Passport-Hero

Over in South Africa it looks like BlackBerry are having a purge on getting more folk signed up to BBM and you can't blame them as it's without doubt the best instant messaging platform around. If you're in South Africa and are a BBM user, on any mobile platform, you can win R1,000 airtime just by getting as many of your friends to use BBM as possible. It works like this; you need to already...

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BlackBerry App Roundup for February 1, 2015

BlackBerry App Roundup for February 1, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Welcome to another edition of our roundup. This week not only saw some Classic owners on Rogers receiving an update, but a new BBM beta, and the release of a brand new Beta Instagram app - Insta10. Also, if you haven't already taken advantage of it, just a reminder that ShopCrackBerry is holding a Big Game Day sale of 15% off all BlackBerry accessories. All you have to...

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The new F1 W06 Hybrid Silver Arrow

The BlackBerry sponsored MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team ended the 2014 season on top with 16 wins, 18 pole positions, 12 fastest laps and 31 podium finishes throughout the 2014 season between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg plus, eleven one-two wins in a single season which, broke the previous record put in place by McLaren in 1988. Lewis Hamilton won the first ever Formula 1 Russian...

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Kloudmix - The first native Mixcloud client for BlackBerry 10

Kloudmix - The first native Mixcloud client for BlackBerry 10

These days, there's a ton of streaming music services out there to choose from, but not all of them are, shall we say, BlackBerry 10 friendly. One service I like to use for listening to mixtapes from DJ's and radio hosts is Mixcloud as it offers a wide array of categories to choose from plus, it's free with some advertisements here and there. So what does this have to do with BlackBerry 10?...

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