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BBM beta for BlackBerry 10 and iOS updated in the Beta Zone

BBM beta for BlackBerry 10 and iOS updated in the Beta Zone

Aside from their teasing of something new coming on Twitter, the BBM team has also gone ahead and released two new BBM beta versions into the BlackBerry Beta Zone. Between the two new releases, there's ultimately two new features that have been added overall. We've got the rundown for each release. BlackBerry 10 This beta version of BBM introduces: Status Publisher on Feeds Tab: reading...

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BlackBerry Leap arrives in the Philippines May 30th

BlackBerry customers in the Philippines looking to get their hands on a brand new BlackBerry Leap won't have much longer to wait now. As announced by BlackBerry, the device will be made available starting May 30th with retail pricing set at PHP 13,490 through MemoXpress stores. Cameron Vernest, Managing Director, Philippines, at BlackBerry, said: "With an all-touch screen, BlackBerry Leap...

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Watch John Chen's full interview from the Greater KW Chamber of Commerce luncheon

Back on May 5th, BlackBerry CEO John Chen sat down with the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce and 400 guests for a special luncheon and interview with Chamber of Commerce CEO, Ian McLean, that covered such topics as BlackBerry's turnaround strategy and the company's ongoing commitment to the region. At the time, there was no video from the event available but now, the full...

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BlackBerry Sign

I know. It has been a while since I've written a 'From the Editor's Desk' post and I should probably write more of them, but to be honest I really need to feel pretty strongly about something in order to write them and the past few days have me a little fired up. With that out of the way, the past three days have been interesting for the BlackBerry world, made even more so when you consider the...

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BlackBerry launches the Leap in the United Arab Emirates

BlackBerry Leap

BlackBerry has launched the Leap smartphone in the United Arab Emirates. The company has released the white and shadow grey variants, enabling consumers in the region to pick up the all-touch smartphone. From today, you'll be able to pick up the BlackBerry Leap at various telecom retailers at the suggested retail price of 1099 AED ($299). For those who require a quick reminder as to what is...

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Telcel Mexico launches the BlackBerry Classic

BlackBerry Classic now available through Telcel

Telcel customers looking to pick up a BlackBerry Classic now have the choice of doing so through the Mexican carrier. With the launch event held recently, the carrier has now announced the arrival of the BlackBerry Classic to their device lineup. "We understand that many of our customers have held onto their BlackBerry Bold devices for some time because it's the productive device they...

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BlackBerry announces proposed common share purchase program

BlackBerry announces proposed common share purchase program

At its annual meeting of shareholders on June 23, 2015, BlackBerry will present for approval a new employee share purchase plan and a proposed increase in the number of shares available under BlackBerry's equity incentive plan. If these proposals are approved by shareholders at the meeting, BlackBerry will file a notice of intention to commence a normal course issuer bid with the TSX. "...

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BlackBerry Leap will be available in Singapore beginning May 23rd

BlackBerry Leap will be available in Singapore beginning May 23rd

Adding to the already expansive list of areas the BlackBerry Leap has arrived, BlackBerry has now announced the availability date for Singapore. Beginning May 23rd, BlackBerry customers looking to purchase a BlackBerry Leap in Singapore will be able to pick one up through M1 Shop outlets, as well as the enterprise sales teams of carriers M1, Singtel and StarHub. Cameron Vernest, Managing...

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QNX Technology powers automated fare collection system from MSI Global

QNX Technology powers automated fare collection system from MSI Global

We've already had some news from Asia in the past 24 hours with the BlackBerry Leap now being available to buy in Malaysia, but it's time for another announcement - this time regarding QNX. As you'll see in the press release below, QNX will now be powering a fare collecting system within Singapore, the Philippines and Thailand. Already onboard nearly 5000 buses in Singapore it's just another...

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BBM for iOS beta v2.9.0.6 improves timed message and message retraction features

When new features get added to BBM, BlackBerry seemingly rolls them out to iOS beta releases first for whatever reason and that appears to the case once again. A new BBM for iOS beta has arrived with plenty of bug fixes and some improvements to the timed message and message retraction features available through subscriptions. What's New this Build? Edit Messages with the Timed Message and...

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BlackBerry Leap now available for purchase through Flipkart

BlackBerry Leap now available for purchase through Flipkart

BlackBerry customers in India looking to pick up a BlackBerry Leap have had several options for purchasing the latest all-touch smartphone including Infibeam and BlackBerry Exclusive stores but the device has now arrived at India's largest online retail shop, Flipkart. In total, there are six retailers offering the device through Flipkart, but pricing remains consistent across all offers...

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Work Wide v1.3.0.61 update has 'bug fixes all over the place'

Work Wide v1.3.0.61 update brings multiple bug fixes and improvements

Following up on the initial rollout of v1.3, Work Wide has now been updated to v1.3.0.61. While there are no new features in this release, the changelog does note there are many bug fixes and improvements that should improve the user experience. If you've been having issues with Work Wide, have a look and see if they have been fixed in this latest build. Bug fixes all over the place Fixed -...

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BlackBerry Leap now officially available in Malaysia

BlackBerry Leap now shipping in Malaysia

With pre-orders having kicked off through 11Street on May 6th, BlackBerry customers in Malaysia looking to get their hands on a brand new BlackBerry Leap can now do so with minimal wait time. Pre-ordered devices are now being shipped and in the event you never placed a pre-order, you can still purchase a BlackBerry Leap through 11Street for RM 1,089.00 (GST Included) with free shipping. As of...

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BlackBerry will make money on phones again one day

Tell me if you've heard this question before. Why is BlackBerry still making phones? You've heard it before, right? Of course, you have. Every blog, media outlet and armchair CEO that questions how BlackBerry is still alive resorts to asking that same tired question though they never provide an answer to it because an answer can only come from the top. Right now, the top is BlackBerry CEO John...

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Jennifer Doidge

With Heidi Davidson having now exited her role as SVP of Corporate Communications for BlackBerry, Jennifer Doidge has joined the company as Vice President of Corporate Communications after having spent nine years in various communications roles at Visa, as noted by PR Week. As confirmed by BlackBerry's current VP of Corporate Communications, Adam Emery, Doidge will work from the BlackBerry...

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White BlackBerry Leap now available from ShopBlackBerry

White BlackBerry Leap now available from ShopBlackBerry

Is the BlackBerry Leap in shadow grey not really your style? If you've been holding out on purchasing a Leap in hopes BlackBerry would quickly release the white one, your patience has been rewarded. Arriving on ShopBlackBerry today, the white version of the BlackBerry Leap is now available for purchase provided you live in the United States or Canada. As expected, there is no pricing...

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Latest Inst10 Beta brings video uploads, faster performance and more!

Latest Inst10 Beta brings video uploads, faster performance and more!

If you're using Inst10 for all your Instagram needs, you might be interested in checking out the latest beta that has now been made available through the BlackBerry Beta Zone. As noted earlier on the Nemory Studios BBM Channel, video uploading has been added to the app in beta form plus, there have been several other improvements over the official BlackBerry World release added to the mix such...

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BlackBerry Blend v1.2 Beta 2 now available in the Beta Zone

BlackBerry Blend

While the first round of beta testing for BlackBerry Blend brought some much-needed fixes, the newest release known as Beta 2 has now arrived in the BlackBerry Beta Zone and is available for download. This release has taken a lot of the feedback offered up by Beta Zone members and implemented it to include not only further fixes but some feature additions as well. Thankfully, we don't have to...

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BlackBerry Chief Security Officer David Kleidermacher

Despite having joined the company back in February, we've not heard a lot about what BlackBerry Chief Security Officer David Kleidermacher is working on at BlackBerry. As we know from the announcement of his arrival, his main focus, according to BlackBerry CEO John Chen, is to 'help extend BlackBerry's gold standard of security as we work with customers to meet new cybersecurity challenges' and...

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BlackBerry Classic now available for purchase online from T-Mobile

BlackBerry Classic now available for purchase online from T-Mobile

As expected, thanks to the earlier announcement, the BlackBerry Classic has now arrived on the T-Mobile website and is readily available for purchase. For $18.33 a month (24-month contract) and $0 down, consumers can pick up the BlackBerry Classic without damaging their wallet. If no contract is the way you wish to go while still purchasing your device from T-Mobile, you'll have to hand over $...

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