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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

Samsung 5G

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

Amazon

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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AT&T launches new Passport international plans

AT&T launches new Passport international roaming plans

AT&T has a new set of international plans, and while they'll still hit your wallet hard, they're an improvement of what came before. AT&T's new plans, dubbed Passport, Passport Plus, and Passport Pro (not to be confused with plans for the new BlackBerry Passport), bring the same data allotments, but at least offer easier billing international data packages than we've seen before from Ma...

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Dropbox

Those who rely on Dropbox to store their personal files may have lost some of their data. The service has experienced some issues regarding a bug in older versions of its available desktop apps. This bug deleted files uploaded by affected users who activated the Selective Sync feature, leading some to find they'd lost a large amount of files. Should users shut down (or restart) the affected...

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Leaked OS 10.3.0.1418 available for all BlackBerry 10 devices

Leaked OS 10.3.0.1418 available for all BlackBerry 10 devices

Alright, so it's kind of sort of a leak but not really. In any case, while Rogers is in the process of rolling out OS 10.3.0.1418 officially to the BlackBerry Passport, the files are also available for every other BlackBerry 10 device. At this point, you'll have to load the files manually but for anyone familiar with leaks, that shouldn't be an issue. Worst case, you can hang around the...

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Rogers rolling out OS 10.3.0.1418 for the BlackBerry Passport

Rogers rolling out OS 10.3.0.1418 for the BlackBerry Passport

When it comes to OS updates for the BlackBerry Passport, Rogers seems to be leading the pack. They were the first carrier to roll out an update before the device was fully officially announced and now they've gone ahead and released another. Now appearing on Passports is software update v10.3.0.908 otherwise known as OS v10.3.0.1418. The update doesn't really specify what has changed, but...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen to speak at Technologies that Matter forum

BlackBerry CEO John Chen

Since taking charge as CEO at BlackBerry, John Chen has understandably been busy handling the agenda there, he has still managed to find some time to take part in various discussion forums elsewhere. One such occasion is coming up on October 17th where John Chen will be attending the Technologies that Matter series forum at the C.K.K. auditorium, Hong Kong Science Park, which is organised by...

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Shrek, How To Train Your Dragon and Thanksgiving stickers now available

It's Thursday and that means it's time for a new batch of BBM stickers to arrive in the BBM Shop. This week, we have Shrek, How To Train Your Dragon and Thanksgiving stickers available. The Shrek pack is set at $1.99 along with the How To Train Your Dragon pack. The Thanksgiving pack though is set a little higher coming in at $2.99. All the packs are live right now in the BBM Shop, so go grab...

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BlackBerry takes over the front page of the Economic Times India

BlackBerry takes over the front page of the Economic Times India

BlackBerry has been no stranger to taking out newspaper ads recently. Just last month they took out an ad in The Globe and Mail across Ontario, but this time around they've gone further and arguably wider with a more creative ad. The October 9th issue of The Economic Times India features a BlackBerry Passport on the whole front page along with a full page Amazon ad further in the issue also...

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ATT

AT&T has agreed to pay a total of $105 million to settle claims that the wireless carrier "billed customers millions of dollars in unauthorized third-party subscriptions and premium text messaging services." The settlement was jointly announced by the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission. In their statement, the FCC said it was the largest enforcement action...

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Amazon's payment gateway lets Indian buyers shop with confidence

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After launching its payment gateway in the US last year, Amazon is bringing the feature to Indian retailers. Through the service, customers will be able to pay for digital goods on several merchant sites using credit card information stored within their Amazon accounts. The service is expected to launch on merchant sites later this month. In addition to benefitting consumers, Pay with Amazon...

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