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CB10 updated with bug fixes, performance improvements and better Passport support!

A little surprise for everyone is now filtering through BlackBerry World. Yes, you can say it. I sure did. Finally! The CB10 app has been updated. This release sees the app jump into v1.7.1 and it brings a TON of improvements across the board, everything from small bug fixes to performance improvements and yes, even improved BlackBerry Passport support. Have a look at the change log....

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EE Store Cambridge

EE will be scrapping the Orange Wednesday 2-for-1 cinema ticket deal after being available for a decade. Customers of Orange (and subsequently EE) have enjoyed a weekly deal that allowed them to head down to their local cinema to check out the latest blockbusters at a reduced price. This offer will no longer be available after February 2015, but the carrier stresses they are working on a worthy...

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HJ Story, Underdog and Disney Fairies BBM stickers now available!

HJ Story, Underdog and Disney Fairies BBM stickers now available!

The BBM Shop has been the past few days releasing new batches of stickers and now they've gone ahead and released a few more. This time around we get HJ Story, Underdog and Disney Fairies to choose from but perhaps with sticker packs all being on sale right now for only 99 cents, you won't have choose, you can just grab them all if you like. HJ Story - Spreading love and happiness and smiles...

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ReadItNow updated with several bug fixes and layout improvements

ReadItNow updated with several bug fixes and layout improvements

If you're like me and store away articles for later reading in your Pocket account, you'll be pleased to know ReadItNow, the third-party Pocket client on BlackBerry 10 has now been updated with several improvements and bug fixes across the board. Jumping into v6.9.4.0, the update is available right now in BlackBerry World and readily available for download. Have a look at the change log....

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BlackBerry Classic Preview: Brick Breaker returns with trackpad controls

Ah, Brick Breaker. The classic game that came pre-loaded on BlackBerry smartphones for years was a favorite time waster for many but when BlackBerry 10 arrived, it was left behind. Eventually, it was re-imagined for BlackBerry 10 and released into BlackBerry World but without trackpad navigation controls it just wasn't the same. Now though, with the upcoming arrival of the BlackBerry Classic,...

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Ford unveils its QNX-powered Sync 3 entertainment and connected car system

Ford Sync 3

Ford officially revealed its plans for Sync 3, the newest version of its entertainment and connected car system, earlier today. The new version is powered at the core by BlackBerry's QNX software, a change we expected was coming at some point. The car maker says that it will start appearing in its new vehicles sometime in 2015. Ford said that while Sync 3 has been made mostly for hands-free...

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lackBerry kicks off their 'Festive Giveaway' with free apps in BlackBerry World

Tis' the season for giving and just as they have in years past, BlackBerry has now kicked off their festive giveaway promo in BlackBerry World where you can grab several previously paid apps for free. The apps vary across devices and regions of course but will change throughout the promotion. The first batch of apps is available now until December 17th and then on December 18th, they'll change...

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Dropbox, Box and OneDrive all updated in BlackBerry World

Dropbox, Box and OneDrive all updated in BlackBerry World

If you're making use of Dropbox, Box or Microsoft OneDrive on your BlackBerry 10 device, all three apps have now been updated in BlackBerry World. According to the change logs for all three, there's several improvements within the apps as well as a few slight visual changes, though some of the stuff mentioned does appear to be older. Support for administrator device pinning to control the...

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Sprint MVNO Ting to support GSM starting in February 2015

Sprint MVNO Ting to support GSM starting in February 2015

Ting, the MVNO that currently runs on Sprint's network, made a curious little announcement today. In a rather epic video on YouTube (as epic as SIM cards can get, anyway), Ting announced that it will support GSM phones starting in February 2015. WIth its SIM, users are free to switch to the Ting and bring their unlock GSM devices with them. It isn't clear which carrier network Ting will be...

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BlackBerry lays out the features of the BlackBerry Classic camera

BlackBerry Classic camera features

For those of us already using a BlackBerry 10 device, the features of the camera built into the OS are no surprise. However, for the BlackBerry Classic, BlackBerry is expecting to grab some customers who might not have yet used a BlackBerry 10 device such as those still using a Bold 9900 or other BlackBerry OS devices and might not know which features are offered on the platform. To help...

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Rogers Suretap Wallet updated to support the BlackBerry Z30 and Q10

Rogers Suretap Wallet updated to support the BlackBerry Z30 and Q10

Although it's coming incredibly later than expected, Rogers has now updated their Suretap Wallet app for BlackBerry 10. The update, which is available in BlackBerry World right now, brings NFC Payment support through the Rogers Suretap system on both the BlackBerry Z30 and the BlackBerry Q10. As an added bonus, from now until January 6th, you can receive a free $100 credit when you download...

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T-Mobile's new unlimited family package starts at $100 per month [updated]

T-Mobile's new unlimited family package starts at $100 per month [updated]

It looks like T-Mobile is pushing forward with its un-carrier initiative with a new family package that offers unlimited everything for a base cost of $100 for two lines. Each additional line will run you $40 extra per line. Overall, at $180 for 4 lines, the package deal would end up saving you $40 per month over building the plan yourself, which would set you back $220 per month. [Updated...

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Three new BBM Sticker packs available - MotoGP, Moonicornz and Precious Moments

I guess BlackBerry decided since they went ahead and announced all BBM Sticker packs were on sale, they'd also go ahead and unleash a small bevy of new ones for folks to choose from. Joining the line up now is MotoGP, Moonicornz and Precious Moments. MotoGP - Gear up for some high flying stickers with this cutting edge MotoGP pack! Moonicornz - Moonicornz is a social expressions brand from...

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John Chen won't waver from his enterprise strategy for BlackBerry

John Chen Executive Chairman and CEO at BlackBerry

John Chen has a master plan for BlackBerry and as highlighted earlier in a famously straightforward LinkedIn blog post from the BlackBerry CEO titled 'Don't Believe The Hype', he's not going to stray away from that plan just for some short term hype or to chase trends, despite pressure to do so. That plan as we know it includes BlackBerry focusing and building upon their security foundation by...

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BeWeather 10 Pro updated with bug fixes and improvements for Passport

Although it's the time of year most people would likely want to forget about the weather depending on where you live, that hasn't stopped the folks at Bellshare who thought now was a good time to go ahead and release a new update to their popular BeWeather 10 Pro app. According to the change log, a few things have been improved in this v2.1.42.1843 release, especially for BlackBerry Passport...

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Rocco Forte Hotels choose BlackBerry and BES12 for its flexibility and security

When you run a business, especially in the hospitality industry, great customer service is an expectation and having the right tools to meet customer demands when they arise is crucial. Rocco Forte Hotels employs over 2000 people across Europe, Russia, and the Middle East and to help meet customers needs and service level expectations they make use of BlackBerry and BES12 for its flexibility...

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BlackBerry Classic appears in white

BlackBerry Classic appears in white

Although we had an idea the BlackBerry Classic would also be coming in white, thanks to the accessories arriving in the Shop CrackBerry Canada store giving us a side view of the device, we've now gotten a front on look at a media render of it thanks to the folks over at N4BB. At this point, there's no telling when exactly BlackBerry plans to release the white version, after all, the pre-...

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All BBM sticker packs are on sale for a limited time!

All BBM sticker packs are on sale for a limited time!

To celebrate the launch of the most recent BBM release which brought several changes to the shopping experience and customization options across all platforms, BlackBerry has announced a new promo in the BBM Shop and all stickers are now on sale for a limited time. BBM users can take advantage of a limited time promotion on BBM Stickers. Starting December 9th at 12:01am EST, all BBM...

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NantHealth's cancer genome browser launches on the Passport

BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry has announced that it is collaborating with healthcare-focused data provider NantHealth in launching the NantOmics Cancer Genome Browser on the the BlackBerry Passport. The genome browser is the first such mobile solution available to medical care professionals, and allows them to access patients' genetic data securely. NantHealth CEO Patrick Soon-Shiong showcased how the browser...

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