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It's important to remember that BlackBerry is more than just a smartphone manufacturer

It hasn't quite been a year yet since John Chen accepted position as BlackBerry CEO, but in the time he's been there the company has gone through a lot of changes for the better. They have a renewed focus, new leadership, and have made a reach back to their business roots all while moving forward with Project Ion, investments in NantHealth, and the opening of the BlackBerry Technology...

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Microsoft begins to drop 2 GB file size limit for OneDrive

Microsoft begins to drop 2 GB file size limit for OneDrive

Microsoft is prepping to drop the 2GB file size limit for OneDrive. Right now a small number of users can upload files larger than 2GB in size to OneDrive. Users on Reddit were the first to notice a change, with Microsoft sharing a statement to The Next Web to confirm the file size limit changes. Here's a statement from Microsoft on the OneDrive file size limit: "As we mentioned on our...

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Rocking a BlackBerry OS 7 device on Idea Cellular in India? Here's something that may be of interest to you, as BlackBerry announced today that it is collaborating with Idea in providing a 1GB data plan to all postpaid customers running a BlackBerry OS 7 device for just Rs. 83 ($1.4) a month, or an annual fee of Rs. 999 ($16.5). The caveat here is that the plan covers 1 GB 2G data. Although...

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More BlackBerry Blend details leak - System requirements, supported OS and more!

Although we've been tracking the existence of BlackBerry Blend for what seems forever now, even before it was called BlackBerry Blend, the offering has yet to be officially announced or even commented on by BlackBerry. Given the fact it has been appearing on a larger scale in BlackBerry OS 10.3, it's highly expected it will finally be made official with the BlackBerry Passport. A new leak...

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From the Editor's Desk: September

From the Editor's Desk: September

The month of September is finally upon us and while things might be a little bit slow this weekend due to Labor day long weekend, September is the month many of us have been looking forward to and it's going to be rather busy. As we learned back in June during the Q1 2015 Earnings Report, BlackBerry is planning to make a full announcement surrounding the BlackBerry Passport this month and we...

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Amazon GameCircle will be supported on the BlackBerry 10 Android Runtime

When it comes to the BlackBerry 10 Android Runtime, there's been plenty of debate about whether or not it's good enough to fill the 'app gap' on BlackBerry 10. When the Amazon Appstore deal was announced I was rather skeptical about it all because right now, on official BlackBerry 10 releases the Android Runtime still has what I consider to be a few issues of concern. One of them being the...

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4K video recording being tested for the BlackBerry Passport

4K video recording being tested for the BlackBerry Passport

When it comes to the full specs of the BlackBerry Passport, from everything we know thus far BlackBerry loaded the device up. When it finally gets released, it will have better specs than any previous BlackBerry released. With that in mind though, it seems BlackBerry may have held back just a tiny bit for now when it comes to the video recording capabilities of the device. According to a...

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BlackBerry Beta Zone updated with fixes for OS 10.3

BlackBerry Beta Zone updated with fixes for OS 10.3

A small update to the BlackBerry Beta Zone app has now started appearing on devices. According to the change log, it should fix some issues anyone running BlackBerry OS 10.3 was having with surveys. It also has some broader changes for everyone pertaining to how discussion boards within the app are laid out so, even if you're not on 10.3 you should still update the app. You can now view the...

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AT&T handing out $100 on new line activations

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AT&T has announced a new promotion, offering a $100 bill credit to customers when they activate a live with a smartphone on AT&T Next. The offer has been run before, and is extended to both new and current customers. The promotion runs through September 30, 2014. For those unaware, AT&T Next is a program that lets customers upgrade their phones outside of the conventional two-...

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BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 full specs and new images appear

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 full specs and new images appear

At this point, the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 is far from a secret. Its been spotted all over the place and has even appeared in several up close images already but the list of specs for the device has always been kept to the rather obvious stuff such as the display, processor and RAM. A new spec sheet has now appeared along with another batch of images that claims to list the full specs...

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New BBM Stickers: Disney Princess Collection and Play

New BBM Stickers: Disney Princess Collection and Play

A new batch of BBM Stickers have arrived and this time around, we get Disney Princess Collection and a new Play pack by Alex Stsiazhyn. With the princess pack, you get Snow White, Ariel, Belle Pocahontas, Jasmine and more for the typical $1.99. As for the Play pack, it's based on simple hand drawn doodles that depict 'exciting downtime moments' such as watching movies, skating, bowling and...

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Miss the BlackBerry 10 and ActiveSync webinar? Watch the replay

Miss the BlackBerry 10 and ActiveSync webinar? Watch the replay

Did you miss out on the BlackBerry 10 and ActiveSync webinar? If so, you can now catch the replay. The webinar is aimed at those using BES10 (BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10) and would like to know more about ActiveSync and how BlackBerry 10 uses it but anyone can tune in and come away with learning something. The topics that covered in the webinar are: Understanding the ActiveSync protocol...

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Cast for BlackBerry 10 updated with improved UI and better media controls

If you've using Cast for BlackBerry 10 alongside your Chromecast, you'll want to make sure you're on the latest version. The app has a new update showing in BlackBerry World and although the change log is short, it has some overall improvements to make the app experience better. The UI has seen some minor updates and some more polish to make it look even better and on top of that, the media...

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Want a Verizon BlackBerry Z10 for $100 no contract? Try Fry's

Want a Verizon BlackBerry Z10 for $100 no contract? Try Fry's

Looking for a BlackBerry Z10 for Verizon but don't want to bother with a contract? Well, you might want to hit up your local Fry's location if you have one near you. It seems as though for the past few days they've quietly been having a clearance deal on BlackBerry Z10's where you can pick one up either free with a contract or for only $100 without a contract. That's a pretty sweet deal. The...

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Dropbox becomes more competitive with revamped pricing and storage upgrades

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Dropbox is cutting the price for 1 TB of their cloud storage the service all the way down to $9.99 a month. The change shows that the company is going after Microsoft's OneDrive and Google Drive's paid cloud storage services. Before today, Dropbox Pro offered just 100 GB of space for $9.99, with an upper limit of 500 GB for $500. Now Dropbox Pro's prices are more in line with similar...

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AT&T rolling out 10.2.1.3014 software update

AT&T rolling out 10.2.1.3014 software update

If you've been waiting for the latest AT&T update on your BlackBerry 10 device, you might want to go ahead and check for updates. According to several reports, along with confirmation from within Sachesi, AT&T is now rolling out software update 10.2.1.3014 or otherwise known as OS 10.2.1.3337 on the BlackBerry Z10 as well as the BlackBerry Q10. The change log remains unchanged from...

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AT&T shuffles key excutives; Glenn Lurie now leads Mobility business

AT&T shuffles its excutives; Glenn Lurie now leads Mobility business

AT&T has just shuffled its leadership giving former AT&T Mobility head Ralph de la Vega a promotion and letting Glenn Lurie fill his old role. Under the reorganization, Ralph de la Vega will now lead the new Mobility and Business Solutions group. The news comes just after AT&T rival Sprint had announced that it replaced former CEO Dan Hesse with Brightstar founder Mercelo Claure...

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Verizon preparing to finally launch VoLTE in the coming weeks

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Verizon Wireless today announced that VoLTE (Voice over LTE) will be available on the network nationwide in the coming weeks. Customers with the US mobile operator will soon be able to make higher quality calls (and video calls) with other subscribers on the same network with compatible 4G smartphones. The plan is to slowly roll out the upgrades across the board to compete alongside AT&T...

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Another pre-release BlackBerry Passport review goes up, this time with video

It would seem as though the floodgates have REALLY opened up on the BlackBerry Passport and the device is popping up all over the place. This time around, to go along with the typical photos of the device, mobilenet.cz has given the BlackBerry Passport a look in a 28 minute long video, along with putting its camera and video camera to the test. Unfortunately for those of us who don't speak...

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