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Blaq v1.4 is coming soon with a ton of improvements and Passport support!

The native Twitter client space on BlackBerry 10 has been heating up as of late. Twitter for BlackBerry has improved significantly over the past few months, Nemory Studios has introduced Twittly and now Kisai Labs is getting ready to release a new and vastly improved version of my personal favorite BlackBerry 10 Twitter client, Blaq. Dubbed as v1.4, when it arrives later this week, Blaq will...

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BlackBerry hosting Enterprise event on November 13th

BlackBerry hosting Enterprise event on November 13th

With the BlackBerry Passport launch event now over and done with, we were waiting to see what event would be next for BlackBerry and as it turns out, it's one for enterprise customers. On November 13th, BlackBerry has set aside some time in San Francisco where BlackBerry CEO John Chen and members of his senior leadership team will delve into the latest developments of the company's enterprise...

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BlackBerry Passport arrives in Australia through Optus

BlackBerry Passport arrives in Australia through Optus

Australians looking to get their hands on a brand new BlackBerry Passport shouldn't have much trouble now. BlackBerry has announced availability of the device in Australia and it can now be ordered at any Optus Store nationally. Matthew Ball, BlackBerry Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand said, "We are excited to bring the first square screen design and touch-enabled keyboard...

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Update - And now there's rumors of it being false as well. Lenovo is rumored to be making another bid to acquire BlackBerry, with a report claiming that the Chinese company could make its offer to purchase the company as soon as this week. The report comes from the financial news site Benzinga.com, citing unnamed sources. It added that Lenovo's first offer to BlackBerry will be to acquire...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.821 autoloaders available for most devices

BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.821 autoloaders available for most devices

In case you weren't liking the leaked OS 10.3.0.1418, you now have the option of hopping into OS 10.3.1.821 on most BlackBerry 10 devices, unofficially. The files and autoloaders are now available for download for the Q5, Q10, Z3, Z10 as well as the Z30 in the CrackBerry Forums. However, you'll want to read through and find out what's working and what's not, now that there's some feedback on...

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The next BBM beta will bring 'timed messages' and 'message retraction' privacy features

The next BBM beta for BlackBerry, Android, iOS and Windows Phone is coming very, very soon and this time around, the core focus will be on enhanced privacy features. As highlighted in a new video, we'll soon have two brand new premium features added to BBM called 'Timed Messages' and 'Message Retraction'. Just by the names, you can probably guess what they were but thankfully, you don't have to...

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BlackBerry Passport demand has exceeded expectations

BlackBerry Passport demand has exceeded expectations

That's according to BlackBerry CEO John Chen who was in Hong Kong to attend the Technologies that Matter forum hosted by MIT Enterprise. It's certainly no secret that a lot of folks have had their shipments placed on back order, earlier we posted about how ShopBlackBerry shipments were now resuming, but it's also no secret the device has been selling out whenever its been made available....

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All back ordered BlackBerry Passports through ShopBlackBerry are now shipping!

Have you ordered a BlackBerry Passport from ShopBlackBerry but are still waiting for it to ship? If so, we have some good news! Aside from the fact that orders are once again being taken, we can now confirm after having spoke with BlackBerry that all devices that were placed on back order are now shipping out to customers and will continue over the next few days. All back ordered...

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Niko, Ali the Fox and Diwali sticker packs arrive in the BBM shop

Niko, Ali the Fox and Diwali sticker packs arrive in the BBM shop

It's Thursday, and the BBM team has kept up their tradition of releasing new BBM sticker packs into the BBM Shop. This time around, we get Niko the white tiger, Ali the Fox and a celebratory pack of stickers for Diwali. All three packs are priced at $1.99 and available for purchase right now, so if you fancy any of them you can snag them from the BBM shop immediately.

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iGrann Pro updated with new language support and improved notifications

If you've skipped loading the Android version of Instagram and instead opted to grab iGrann Pro, the native BlackBerry 10 Instagram client, you'll want to fire up BlackBerry World and grab the latest releases available. Coming in at v2.2.8.1, this release adds improved Hub support, improved notifications along with the addition of support for Arabic, Chinese and Turkish languages. Of course,...

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CBS launches 'All Access' streaming subscription without the need for cable

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CBS has unveiled a new subscription service for consumers who simply wish to stream their favorite shows via the Internet, without the need to have an active cable subscription. The broadcaster's announcement follows HBO revealing similar plans. The CBS All Access service will set viewers back $5.99 a month. A total of 14 US markets will be supported at launch, including New York, Los...

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BlackBerry Classic caught yet again, skips the blurry cam this time around

Although leaks of the BlackBerry Classic haven't exactly been plentiful over the past few months since it's unveiling, it would seem as though as we get closer to its expected launch date things have picked up. Just the other day, some new images of the hardware popped up but now yet another batch has appeared. This time around, the device has been captured in some higher quality images by the...

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Samsung achieves download speeds of 7.5 Gbps in super-fast 5G test

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The world is currently rolling out 4G, but already some parties are looking at what 5G could bring to consumers. Samsung has been testing out its own infrastructure for the next generation of wireless and the company has been able to achieve jaw-dropping data transfer speeds using high frequency signal. Samsung has reported speeds of up to 7.5Gbps (940MB per second) stationary and...

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Amazon announces free same-day collection for Prime members in the UK

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Amazon UK has today announced a new same-day collection service, available free for Prime subscribers. The online retail giant will allow Prime members to have a package delivered to a chosen collection point within 12 hours, part of its Click & Collect service. If you're not a Prime member, you'll have to part with £4.99 for the luxury. Selecting same-day collection when checking out,...

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Take a survey, win $600 for a new phone

Right now it's crazy season for new phones. Between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Android L, the BlackBerry Passport and Classic, and Windows Phone 8.1. There's never been a hotter time for new gadgets. So we want to know what you think — what phones are you looking forward to, what's important to you in a phone, and what you think of your carrier. So we have a...

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Coming soon - A close look into how the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS team use BlackBerry 10

Coming soon - A close look into how the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS team use BlackBerry 10

With BlackBerry having chosen the winning Formula One team to sponsor this year they have managed to achieve some of the best marketing out there - not just the BlackBerry logo being on Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg's cars, but also on their helmets and most items of clothing - racing and casual. We've featured promotional videos here before on why Mercedes AMG PETRONAS use BlackBerry 10...

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BlackBerry Classic spotted again in new batch of photos

BlackBerry Classic spotted again in new batch of photos

It would seem as though if you want to get your hands on a BlackBerry Classic ahead of schedule, you'll have to pack your bags and head to Shenzen. Although the BlackBerry Classic has been spotted several times already, someone decided to throw a BlackBerry party and in attendance was a BlackBerry Classic and it got caught posing for some new photos. To go along with the ones from the party...

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Amazon now sending out delivery estimate updates for Passport orders

Amazon now sending out delivery estimate updates for Passport orders

Have you ordered a BlackBerry Passport from Amazon and been waiting for it to ship? If so, you'll want to keep an eye on your inbox for a status update from Amazon. The company has now sent out several emails letting customers know their orders have been processed along with letting them know their new delivery estimates. According to the emails we've received, if you placed your order on or...

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BBM Meetings launching soon for enterprise, consumer release in 2015

BBM Meetings launching soon for enterprise, consumer release in 2015

Back in June during the BlackBerry earnings call a new app called BBM Meetings made an appearance. Since then, there hasn't been a ton of info about it relayed by BlackBerry but like all the other BBM initiatives BlackBerry has been working on such as BBM Protected, BBM Money, Cross-platform BBM, BBM Channels, BBM stickers, BBM Meetings is still well on its way according to BlackBerry's...

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