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Earlier this week, Google revamped its official logo, and soon Verizon Wireless will do the same thing. The wireless carrier will officially reveal the new logo for the company on Thursday. According to Ad Age: Verizon said that design agency Pentagram created the new logo. Landor Associates crafted the old Verizon logo back in 2000, when Verizon Communications was formed after the...

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Kindle Unlimited India

Amazon has launched its Kindle Unlimited rental service in India, giving customers in the country the ability to choose from over 1 million titles for just ₹199 ($3) a month. Amazon is sweetening the deal by offering the first month of membership for ₹99 ($1.5). You don't require a Kindle e-reader or tablet to enjoy the service, as you can subscribe and read on your BlackBerry device using...

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AtHoc

The ink might not yet be dry on BlackBerry's definitive agreement to acquire AtHoc but already, AtHoc is making some big moves. The company has now announced a new contract award from the Transportation Security Administration that extends their already existing agreements to further protect and account for TSA staff within TSA facilities and across over 200 domestic airports. "TSA is...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Sticky S Pens, an iPhone 6s event, and leaky ships

Mobile Nations Weekly: Sticky S Pens, an iPhone 6s event, and leaky ships

Sure, next week is IFA 2015, but that doesn't mean we can't have news now! We're still putting the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 through its paces, but we got one surprise this week: if you put the stylus in backwards, it sticks and will probably break your phone when you try to pull it out (if you can). So don't do that. Apple also announced the date for the anticipated iPhone 6s launch event, more...

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BlackBerry 'Venice' slider spotted once again in new images [UPDATED]

BlackBerry 'Venice' slider spotted once again in new images [UPDATED]

While the rumors surrounding the BlackBerry 'Venice' slider continue to swirl, the device has now appeared once again in some new, clearer images which are pretty on par with everything we've seen thus far. As you can tell from looking at the keyboard, it falls directly in line with an earlier leak from @evleaks and even has those three dots that got everyone's feathers so ruffled. Something...

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Watch the replay of John Chen's interview with the Churchill Club

Watch the replay of John Chen's interview with the Churchill Club

As we mentioned earlier, BlackBerry CEO John Chen recently sat down with Rich Karlgaard at the Churchill Club breakfast to discuss a wide array of topics from business transformation to cyber security to the emergence of the Internet of Things and where Chen sees the greatest opportunities for technology innovation and growth. As expected, a lot of that discussion surrounded what's going on...

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John Chen talks lack of apps and need for partnerships

In the latest discussion at the Churchill Club, BlackBerry CEO John Chen discussed the company's need for more apps, and his desire to gain more partnerships. During his conversation, Chen noted that he feels as though apps are a big part of the problem, and that Amazon's offering for an app store wasn't enough to fill the gap. Chen also feels as though the company needs to gain more...

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Sprint takes aim at AT&T, offers DirecTV customers a full year of free cellular service

Sprint takes aim at AT&T, offers DirecTV customers a full year of free service

Sprint has announced its latest bid to pull customers away from one of its biggest rivals, and it's a doozy. To "celebrate" the AT&T and DirecTV merger, Sprint is offering DirecTV customers a full year of service for free. The plan that Sprint is offering up for free includes 12 months of unlimited talk, text, and 2GB of data per line on up to five lines. While this obviously isn't for the...

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T-Mobile wants you to bring your BlackBerry to their network

T-Mobile wants you to bring your BlackBerry to their network

Yes, it's true! Now that T-Mobile and BlackBerry have repaired their business relationship, T-Mobile has kicked off a bit of a campaign, letting BlackBerry customers know they're welcome to bring their BlackBerry smartphones to the uncarrier. Of course, there are some requirements such as the fact you need to purchase a qualifying plan, pick up a T-Mobile SIM and have a compatible unlocked...

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WatchDox

BlackBerry today announced some updates for WatchDox, including additional platform integration and a new app for BlackBerry 10 smartphones. The secure enterprise file sharing and mobile content management solution offers organizations full control over corporate content, and the new app provides secure access to stored files with sync options for mobile, PC and the web. As well as this new...

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BlackBerry offers a look at recent BBM growth

Since joining BlackBerry back in May of 2014, Matthew Talbot, Senior Vice President Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry, has been in charge of the monetization and growth of BBM for BlackBerry. Every few months he heads to the Inside BlackBerry blog to offer some updates on how things are working out in the BBM department and in his most recent post, he notes July was one of the strongest months...

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Sprint Direct 2 You

Sprint's recently launched phone delivery and set up service, Direct 2 You, has expanded to several new cities in the US, including Minneapolis/St. Paul, Orlando, Phoenix, St. Louis, San Antonio and Seattle. Ths newest expansion brings the service to 20 major metropolitan areas in the US. Direct 2 You offers Sprint customers a way to not only order a new smartphone, but also have a company...

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BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition captured on video running Android

BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition captured on video running Android

Before the weekend kicked off, the folks over at 4GNews posted up some images of the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition running Android Lollipop but what most folks missed was that the images were taken from a video. Rather then posting just those images, we decided to wait and see if the video would pop up and sure enough, it has now appeared. The device appears to be the same device that...

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Latest BlackBerry 'Venice' slider leak shows off BlackBerry Productivity Suite

When BlackBerry announced the BlackBerry Experience Suite back in March at Mobile World Congress for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, the packages were broken up into three different sections, BlackBerry Productivity Suite, BlackBerry Communication Suite and BlackBerry Security Suite, with each package offering something special to other platforms. To go along with all other the BlackBerry '...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Note 5, BlackBerry doing Android, and Apple Music: The Book

It's been a great week in mobile tech, and this is your look back at it all! Last week saw the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, and this week saw Android Central's definitive review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, and as you might expect, it's a great device for the Android crowd. But the more interesting Android news came out of the CrackBerry camp, with new renders that all but...

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BlackBerry Blend, BES12 Cloud and WatchDox finalists for CTIA Super Mobility 2015 Awards

The CTIA Super Mobility 2015 Awards are just around the corner and will be presented at the Super Mobility 2015 conference to be held Sept. 9-11 in Las Vegas. This year, BlackBerry has three products from their enterprise portfolio in the running as finalists and you can help them win with your votes. BlackBerry Blend, our content access software that lets you remotely view and edit content...

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BlackBerry 'Venice' slider device demo video leaks out

BlackBerry 'Venice' slider device demo video leaks out

As most folks should know from all of the previous leaks in the past, BlackBerry often includes videos on devices as tools for help (how to insert SIM) and often to showcase features available (Time Shift) and it looks as though one of those videos has possibly escaped from the upcoming BlackBerry 'Venice' slider. As posted up by @evleaks, the new video offers up another look at the slider...

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Leaked render shows off the BlackBerry 'Venice' slider keyboard

Leaked render shows off the BlackBerry 'Venice' slider keyboard

Out of all the BlackBerry 'Venice' slider leaks thus far, none have really given us a full look at the keyboard on the upcoming device and that, of course, has left some folks skeptical of everything we've seen recently. Looking to end some of those doubts, @evleaks, has now posted up a follow-up to the first leaked render of the device that clearly shows off that glorious BlackBerry keyboard...

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BlackBerry 'Venice' slider could land on all four national US carriers in November

Following up on some previous launch date rumors about the BlackBerry 'Venice' slider, Evan Blass, also known as @evleaks, has taken to Twitter to offer some details on the launch timeframe as well, wherein he notes the device will be headed to Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon in November though the info lacks the specific date heard earlier of November 16th. BlackBerry Venice...

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Sprint to ditch two-year contracts for all smartphones by the end of 2015

Sprint

Sprint will join T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless in abandoning the traditional two-year contract for selling smartphones by the end of 2015. The news comes via a new interview with Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure, who said the company will slowly move towards selling smartphones at full price via a leasing business model. Sprint is already making the move to the new leasing model with today's reveal...

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