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John Chen discusses the keys to executing a turnaround the right way

John Chen discusses the keys to executing a turnaround the right way

When John Chen took over as BlackBerry CEO back in November of 2013, he noted at the time that he was looking 'forward to leading BlackBerry in its turnaround and business model transformation for the benefit of all of its constituencies, including its customers, shareholders and employees'. That was a strong statement to make, but it showed he had immense confidence in the fact that he could...

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Best Buy and Future Shop offering the TELUS BlackBerry Passport for $199.99

If you're looking to grab a BlackBerry Passport in Canada and spend the least amount possible, then Best Buy or Future Shop can save you a little bit of coin as long as you don't mind signing up for a TELUS 2-year contract. Right now, both retailers are offering a $199.99 deal until October 30th across their big box locations. The offer was previously available for a while, then it...

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The BlackBerry 10.3 lockscreen is magical!

The BlackBerry 10.3 lockscreen is magical!

We all know BlackBerry 10.3 is great and has a ton of improvements over previous iterations of BlackBerry 10 but did you know it was magical as well? If not, hit play on the video above from J_Caloy and check it out. Pretty awesome, you won't believe it!

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T-Mobile wants better coverage inside your home and it's asking the FCC for help

T-Mobile wants better coverage inside your home and it's asking the FCC for help

T-Mobile wants its phones, tablets, and devices to work better in your homes and buildings, and to do so it is petitioning the FCC to make that happen. The Un-carrier wants to be able to buy more low-band spectrum to improve in-building coverage in the next FCC auction, and T-Mobile wants the FCC to alter a few rules to help it succeed. Stating the importance of low-band spectrum, T-Mobile's...

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BlackBerry scores patents for wearables, conference calling, enhanced security and more!

Each week on Tuesdays, the USPTO publishes approximately 3500 patents, and this week was a rather large one for BlackBerry. As noted by Bloomberg, BlackBerry had a total of 26 patents published this week and while we generally don't look towards patents for much info due to the sheer amount that get processed and never seen again, the patents published this week for BlackBerry are rather...

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AT&T boasts strong growth but misses earnings estimate

AT&T boasts strong growth but misses earnings estimate

AT&T has just shared their earnings report for the third quarter. The company was able to gain two million new customers, but missed their earnings estimate. Shares of AT&T are down in after-hours trading following the earnings report. Highlights from AT&T's earnings report: More than 2 million new wireless and wireline high-speed broadband connections added Postpaid net adds...

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BlackBerry CEO: 'We have to treat everything as part of our ecosystem, not just BlackBerry'

Last week, BlackBerry CEO John Chen travelled to Hong Kong to speak at the Technologies that Matter forum and cover a wide range of topics as noted below. The event itself wasn't streamed, so we've all been waiting to see if a video of the appearance would be uploaded and luckily, one has now arrived courtesy of BlackBerryClubs. The challenges faced by businesses as technology moves toward...

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Blaq for BlackBerry 10 v1.4 now available in BlackBerry World!

Blaq for BlackBerry 10 v1.4 now available in BlackBerry World!

Right on schedule. Just as we highlighted yesterday, a new version of Blaq (v1.4.0.950 if you need to know specifically) has now gone live on BlackBerry World and it's a pretty massive update to the native Twitter client. Luckily, we've got the full run down of what all has been fixed and improved, so have a look for yourself. TONS of new settings - We're introducing a slew of new options...

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Meet Windows Central, Mobile Nations' new home for everything Microsoft!

In addition to being the home of CrackBerry, the Mobile Nations' family also encompasses all the mobile platforms. We have Android Central for everything Android and Google, iMore for all your iOS and Mac needs and as of today, our WIndows/Microsoft site (formerly known as WPCentral) will henceforth be known as Windows Central. They're still covering everything you need on Windows Phones should...

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Connectedly: Here's why I implanted an NFC chip in my hand

NFC implant

I've recently taken a deeper step into the connected world. A step that some will describe as being interesting, and that some will describe as being crazy. To be honest, as happy as I am since I have taken this step, I have to admit that I fall on both the interesting and crazy sides myself. Before getting any further, I should mention that the "step" I took was implanting an NFC chip in my...

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#CESlive 2015 is going to be bigger and more amazing than ever!

#CESlive 2015 is going to be bigger and more amazing than ever!

At CES 2014 we at Mobile Nations teamed up with our friends at Geek Beat to bring you #CESlive, a unique live broadcast running every day from the show floor at CES 2014 — and CES 2015 is going to be even bigger than before. For #CESlive 2015 you can add Tom's Guide to the mix, with Editor-in-Chief Mark Spoonauer joining Geek Beat's Cali Lewis and John Pozadzides and iMore's Rene Ritchie in...

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Blaq v1.4 is coming soon with a ton of improvements and Passport support!

The native Twitter client space on BlackBerry 10 has been heating up as of late. Twitter for BlackBerry has improved significantly over the past few months, Nemory Studios has introduced Twittly and now Kisai Labs is getting ready to release a new and vastly improved version of my personal favorite BlackBerry 10 Twitter client, Blaq. Dubbed as v1.4, when it arrives later this week, Blaq will...

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BlackBerry hosting Enterprise event on November 13th

BlackBerry hosting Enterprise event on November 13th

With the BlackBerry Passport launch event now over and done with, we were waiting to see what event would be next for BlackBerry and as it turns out, it's one for enterprise customers. On November 13th, BlackBerry has set aside some time in San Francisco where BlackBerry CEO John Chen and members of his senior leadership team will delve into the latest developments of the company's enterprise...

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BlackBerry Passport arrives in Australia through Optus

BlackBerry Passport arrives in Australia through Optus

Australians looking to get their hands on a brand new BlackBerry Passport shouldn't have much trouble now. BlackBerry has announced availability of the device in Australia and it can now be ordered at any Optus Store nationally. Matthew Ball, BlackBerry Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand said, "We are excited to bring the first square screen design and touch-enabled keyboard...

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lenovo

Update - And now there's rumors of it being false as well. Lenovo is rumored to be making another bid to acquire BlackBerry, with a report claiming that the Chinese company could make its offer to purchase the company as soon as this week. The report comes from the financial news site Benzinga.com, citing unnamed sources. It added that Lenovo's first offer to BlackBerry will be to acquire...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.821 autoloaders available for most devices

BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.821 autoloaders available for most devices

In case you weren't liking the leaked OS 10.3.0.1418, you now have the option of hopping into OS 10.3.1.821 on most BlackBerry 10 devices, unofficially. The files and autoloaders are now available for download for the Q5, Q10, Z3, Z10 as well as the Z30 in the CrackBerry Forums. However, you'll want to read through and find out what's working and what's not, now that there's some feedback on...

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The next BBM beta will bring 'timed messages' and 'message retraction' privacy features

The next BBM beta for BlackBerry, Android, iOS and Windows Phone is coming very, very soon and this time around, the core focus will be on enhanced privacy features. As highlighted in a new video, we'll soon have two brand new premium features added to BBM called 'Timed Messages' and 'Message Retraction'. Just by the names, you can probably guess what they were but thankfully, you don't have to...

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BlackBerry Passport demand has exceeded expectations

BlackBerry Passport demand has exceeded expectations

That's according to BlackBerry CEO John Chen who was in Hong Kong to attend the Technologies that Matter forum hosted by MIT Enterprise. It's certainly no secret that a lot of folks have had their shipments placed on back order, earlier we posted about how ShopBlackBerry shipments were now resuming, but it's also no secret the device has been selling out whenever its been made available....

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All back ordered BlackBerry Passports through ShopBlackBerry are now shipping!

Have you ordered a BlackBerry Passport from ShopBlackBerry but are still waiting for it to ship? If so, we have some good news! Aside from the fact that orders are once again being taken, we can now confirm after having spoke with BlackBerry that all devices that were placed on back order are now shipping out to customers and will continue over the next few days. All back ordered...

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