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Amazon rolls out monthly subscriptions for Prime and Prime Video

Amazon rolls out monthly subscriptions for Prime and Prime Video

Amazon is now offering monthly subscription plans for its Prime service, which is available for $10.99 a month. The retailer is also targeting Netflix by making Prime Video available as a standalone service for $8.99 a month. A yearly subscription of Prime costs $99, which includes full access to Prime Video. Opting for the monthly route will set you back $131.88 over the course of a year, or...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: The power of 10

Mobile Nations Weekly: The power of 10

All the tens in all the places. The subject of many leaks and speculation is here — no, not the iPhone 7 — it's the HTC 10!. But it's going up against some strong competition in the Galaxy S7 and the LG G5. The Apple front was rather quiet, with ongoing speculation about an update and renaming of Mac OS X and the much-anticipated iPhone 7 — though neither will be here exactly soon. Microsoft...

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Sprint rolls out LTE Plus in New York City to bring you supercharged speeds

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Sprint has rolled out LTE Plus in New York City. The newly added location joins 190 other markets across the U.S. who already enjoy the network's improved LTE speeds. The company has revealed that speed and capacity of more than 900 cell sites across the New York metropolitan area have been doubled. As well as expanding its network, Sprint notes the company has invested in fine-tuning its...

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BlackBerry launches Enterprise Technical Expert video series on YouTube

While BlackBerry has in recent months, held many webinars to cover a lot of their Enterprise offerings, those looking for more information on key products and features from BlackBerry now have a new resource to turn to as BlackBerry has launched a BlackBerry Enterprise Technical Expert Series on YouTube. IT leaders hungry for expert insight on enterprise mobility solutions have a new...

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BlackBerry's global decryption key was obtained by Canadian Police in 2010

BlackBerry's global decryption key was obtained by Canadian Police in 2010

It appears as though BlackBerry's global decryption key was previously obtained by the Canadian Police. According to a report, the police have had the key to BlackBerry devices since 2010, but neither the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) nor BlackBerry will confirm the details of how it was handed over. From Vice's report: According to technical reports by the Royal Canadian Mounted...

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Marshmallow beta will soon begin rolling out to first wave of Priv testers

Marshmallow beta will soon begin rolling out to first wave of Priv testers

BlackBerry is preparing to roll out Marshmallow to Priv beta testers who have opted into the program and completed necessary enrollment steps. The company has confirmed in the beta zone that Marshmallow will be released to the program from today. So, how will you receive the update on your Priv? Should you be in the beta, you'll receive Marshmallow as you would a normal system update. Either...

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Register for the 'Making Sense of the EMM Alphabet Soup' webinar

Register for the 'Making Sense of the EMM Alphabet Soup' webinar

If you get confused by the alphabet soup of acronyms such as EMM, MDM, MAM and MCM, BlackBerry is looking to help clear things up for by hosting a 'Making Sense of the EMM Alphabet Soup - a detailed look at MDM, MAM & MCM' webinar on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Organizations are trying to keep up with the demands of their business to be able to do more through mobile at a time when...

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WhatsApp offers up a new beta release for BlackBerry 10

WhatsApp offers up a new beta release for BlackBerry 10

If you're still riding it out with WhatsApp until the end of 2016, you might as well get yourself on the latest version possible. A new beta build has arrived in the BlackBerry Beta Zone and while the changes are certainly not huge, they might be of interest to you. Reorganized Account settings to match other platforms. (Privacy, Security, Change Numbr, and Delete Account are now all under "...

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Servomex Selects Qnx to Power Gas Analysis for Safety-critical Environments

QNX has scored another win with the announcement that Servomex Group, a world leader in gas analysis technology, has chosen the QNX Neutrino Realtime OS to power its next generation of gas analyzers, which needed a high-performance OS, flexibility to support an array of market-specific applications and the reliability to be deployed in safety-critical environments. "Servomex offers an...

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Sprint may not sell the BlackBerry Priv after all

Sprint may not sell the BlackBerry Priv after all

Update - As per BlackBerry CEO John Chen, Sprint will no longer offer the BlackBerry Priv. .@Sprint will not carry PRIV. Get it at https://t.co/QsCUsMbeq3 @ATT @TMobile @Verizon— John Chen (@JohnChen) April 11, 2016 Despite earlier confirmation coming from BlackBerry CEO John Chen during CES 2016 that the BlackBerry Priv would be arriving on Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, it now appears as...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: HoloMazing

Mobile Nations Weekly: HoloMazing

Double the cameras, double the tours, double the holograms. This week in tech: Huawei goes double with the P9 phone with dual Leica cameras and BlackBerry starts up their Priv Marshmallow beta. Things were relatively quiet in the Apple space, sans more rumors about the iPhone 7 and fancy new Apple Watch Hermes bands. But the really cool stuff is happening in, of all places, Windows land. Yes...

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T-Mobile Netherlands may borrow strategy from its U.S. brother in turnaround attempt

In order to remedy issues with T-Mobile Netherlands, parent company Deutsche Telekom is reportedly planning to take a page out of the book of its U.S. counterpart. While T-Mobile Netherlands has lost over 1 million subscribers in the last three years, T-Mobile US has been consistently adding subscribers for the last couple of years, thanks in large part to aggressive pricing and promotions....

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BlackBerry and Fast Telecom sign distribution agreement

BlackBerry and Fast Telecom sign distribution agreement

One of the key points made by BlackBerry CEO John Chen during the Q4 Fiscal 2016 earnings call was that BlackBerry was needing to ramp up their distribution and now BlackBerry and Fast Telecom have announced that they have signed a distribution agreement. "Today, Fast Telecom and BlackBerry have signed an agreement that will enhance the footprint of BlackBerry devices and widen the...

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Verizon and Google said to be preparing bids for Yahoo

Verizon and Google said to be preparing bids for Yahoo

Verizon is reportedly preparing to make a first-round bid for Yahoo next week. Both Verizon and its AOL subsidiary are said to be in talks with three separate financial institutions about the bid. Google may also make its own bid for the beleaguered company. From Bloomberg: Verizon Communications Inc. plans to make a first-round bid for Yahoo Inc.'s Web business next week, and is willing...

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Verizon offers three free months of HBO Now for new lines or upgrades

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Verizon is aiming to get the TV binge-watching audience with its latest promotional offer. It will give customers who switch to Verizon Wireless, along with current users who upgrade or activate a new line, three free months of access to HBO Now, which is normally worth about $45. The carrier's press release states: To be eligible you'll need to upgrade or activate a new line on a smart...

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T-Mobile's latest plan offers two lines with 6GB of LTE data each for $80 a month

T-Mobile is launching yet another limited-time promotion for new customers. This time, the carrier is offering a plan for two lines, each with 6GB of LTE data, for $80 a month. T-Mobile says: "Families who want fewer lines deserve a better option and we're giving them one! Don't let Verizon trick you with their misleading ads. They lure you in with the promise of a 'Large' serving of...

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John Chen: BlackBerry committed to India, eyeing revival

John Chen: BlackBerry committed to India, eyeing revival

During a visit to India, BlackBerry CEO John Chen reiterated the brand's commitment to the country. Chen is meeting with BlackBerry employees, partners, and government officials in India, where the vendor has signed two new partners for its enterprise and mobility solutions. In an interview with Economic Times, Chen said: India at one time was quite a big market for us. Over the years,...

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BlackBerry introduces BBM LIFE – a new daily content channel for customers in Indonesia

Indonesia remains a huge market for BBM – 58 million users – and to help continue that growth, BlackBerry recently launched a new daily content BBM Channel for customers in Indonesia named BBM LIFE. As highlighted in a blog post on Inside BlackBerry from Senior Vice President - Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry, Matthew Talbot, BBM LIFE is their latest initiative to establish a commercial...

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Android N Developer Preview might expand to non-Nexus phones

Android N Developer Preview might expand to non-Nexus phones

While the current Android N Developer Preview is restricted to Google's own Nexus lineup (just as in years past), Google may be looking to expand testing to OEM partner phones as well. Spotted in a bit of hidden HTML code on the Android N Preview site (via FUNExtreme on Reddit), a bit of text intended for the "What's New" section hints that more devices will be supported in the future,...

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