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BlackBerry acquires Movirtu to help improve BYOD support

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BlackBerry has revealed it has acquired another company, Movirtu, which has created "virtual identity solutions for mobile operators that allows multiple numbers to be active on a single device." This should help BlackBerry support more businesses who want "bring-your-own device" (BYOD) features. "In a BYOD and COPE world, there remain a number of efficiency and convenience challenges...

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#TeamBlackBerry - One of your members needs your help

#TeamBlackBerry - One of your members needs your help

You might not know the name Morten Lindstrom but if you look carefully through a lot of BlackBerry webinars, developer documentation and various other parts of BlackBerry related content, you're sure to find his name. Morten is part of the BlackBerry community, especially the developer community being a BlackBerry Elite member. He gives up a lot of his time to help others but this time around...

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BlackBerry hosting Porsche Design P'9983 launch event on Sept. 17th

BlackBerry hosting Porsche Design P'9983 launch event on Sept. 17th

With the BlackBerry Passport event all set for September 24th in London, Dubai and Toronto, we were starting to wonder exactly when the Porsche Design P'9983 unveiling would be slotted in. Would it come during the Passport events or would it get an event of its own? As it turns out, the Porsche Design P'9983 will get its own unveiling with invites having now been sent out for September 17th...

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Celebrating 15 Years of Mobile Nations!

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On September 9th, 1999, the origin story for Mobile Nations began when VisorCentral launched from my student apartment at University of Florida. Immediately the website became a fixture of the Handspring Visor online community by delivering high quality and reliable news, articles, reviews, and an active forum. While today the Visor is a relic — I'm sure many of our younger readers have never...

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Save up to 60% on SanDisk memory products from Amazon today

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Amazon's Gold Box deal of the day has a wide variety of SanDisk products on offer, with USB drives, microSD cards and SSDs on sale. Here's the breakdown: SanDisk Ultra 128 GB Micro SDXC for $99 – down from $129 SanDisk Ultra 64 GB Micro SDXC for $31 – down from $64 SanDisk Extreme Pro 960 GB SSD for $449 – down from $699 SanDisk Extreme Pro 480 GB SSD for $259 – down from $429 Amazon is...

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UK mobile operators reject government plans on national roaming

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Mobile operators in the UK have rejected government proposals on setting up national roaming, according to the Financial Times. Earlier this year, operators were urged by officials to look into the possibility of sharing infrastructure in rural parts of the country, as well as locations where consumers seemingly loose signal coverage. While this would help prevent customers experiencing drop...

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BlackBerry Classic caught posing for the camera

BlackBerry Classic caught posing for the camera

So, you're not a fan of the BlackBerry Passport and have been waiting to hear more about the BlackBerry Classic? Good news! It would seem as though now that the Passport is getting closer to availability, we're starting to see just a bit more of the Classic sneak and the device has been caught posing a bit for the camera. Sure, the device has been caught before but that was in the hands of...

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BlackBerry Passport marketing ramps up in Canada with full page newspaper ad

Marketing. It's a key thing to do when you're looking to sell smartphones and if you're a BlackBerry fan, there's a pretty good chance you've found yourself wondering why BlackBerry doesn't do more of it, especially when it comes time to launch a new device. The BlackBerry Passport launch is just around the corner and once again, many folks were wondering whether or not BlackBerry would drive...

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Disney Pixar Collection and Baby Boop stickers arrive in the BBM Shop

Disney Pixar Collection and Baby Boop stickers arrive in the BBM Shop

I'm really starting to wonder just how much money BlackBerry is actually pulling in from adding stickers to BBM. It seems each week we get at least two brand new sticker packs for BBM and this week is no different. Now appearing in the BBM Shop is the Disney Pixar Collection consisting of many of your favorite Disney characters such as Wall-E, Lightning McQueen, Mater, Dory, Nemo and more....

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BlackBerry leaders heading to CTIA Super Mobility Week

BlackBerry leaders heading to CTIA Super Mobility Week

Super Mobility Week is set to kick off at the Sands Expo and Convention Center on September 9, 10 & 11 in Las Vegas and BlackBerry has announced several sessions will include BlackBerry leaders and experts to discuss mobile innovations, connected life and what the future holds for all of us in those areas. Who will be attending? Well, BlackBerry has shared the full run down of sessions...

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ISIS mobile payments service rebrands itself as Softcard

ISIS mobile payments service rebrands itself as Softcard

NFC payment service ISIS has unveiled their rebranding, Softcard. The joint payment venture bewteen Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile US announced earlier this year that they would change their name in order to avoid being associated with violence in the Middle East being perpetrated by a group that, at the time, went by ISIS. Softcard will remain the same service as before, just with a new...

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EE rolls out new PAYG packs, offering 4G for just £1 a week

EE rolls out new PAYG packs, offering 4G for just £1 a week

With all eyes on IFA this week the UK's largest 4G network are kicking things of nice an early by announcing some restructuring with their Pay-As-You-Go offerings. As you'll see from the following press release EE have studied what PAYG users are after and have come up with some solutions which include 4G packs from just £1 per week. Although EE were the first carrier in the UK to offer 4G...

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BlackBerry Passport launch events to be hosted on Sept 24th

BlackBerry Passport launch events to be hosted on Sept 24th

BlackBerry is being a little coy in their announcement but with the tag line 'See the bigger picture' it can only really mean one thing. We have launch party and announcements coming for the BlackBerry Passport. On September 24, all eyes will be on BlackBerry as we host exclusive, invite-only events in Toronto, London and Dubai to show off… well I guess you'll have to wait and see. You're...

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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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Bold 9930

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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