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AT&T reports Q3 2015 earnings: $39.1 billion in revenue, adds 2.5 million wireless customers

AT&T has reported its earnings for the third quarter of 2015, noting quite a bump in revenues due mostly to the acquisition of DirecTV. In all, consolidated revenues totaled $39.1 billion, which is up 19 percent over the same period last year. In addition, earnings per share were 74 cents—up from 65 cents a year ago— before accounting for merger-related expenses and other one-time costs....

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Priv by BlackBerry pre-orders now available through Rogers reservation system

Earlier we pointed out that Bell was gearing up for the release of the Priv by having the device appear in their latest flyer but not to be left out of the mix, Rogers has also let their own bit of Priv information out as well. Rogers customers looking to pick up a Priv by BlackBerry can now go ahead and place their pre-order through the Rogers device registration system. Like all...

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Verizon reports its earnings for Q3 2015, welcoming 1.3 million new customers

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Verizon has published its financial report for Q3 2015. The US wireless carrier brought in $33.2 billion of revenue during that time period, and also added 1.3 million customers, with its churn rate set at just 0.93 percent for the quarter. As well as revenues of $33.2 billion, which was a 5 percent increase compared to the same period a year before, Verizon also reported net income earnings...

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BlackBerry CSO David Kleidermacher talks IoT and raising the bar on cybersecurity

As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, NASDAQ recently hosted a closing bell ceremony and luncheon with the focus being placed on 'Your Evolving Digital Life' that covered the smart world we live in and the importance of educating everyone on cyber security as we become increasingly connected. Joining in on the discussions was BlackBerry Chief Security Officer David Kleidermacher,...

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St. Louis County Emergency Management signs deal with BlackBerry's AtHoc

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BlackBerry signed a deal with St. Louis County Emergency Management (EMA) to utilize the company's AtHoc division, providing a secure crisis communication platform to enable reliable and critical channels. This partnership enables services to protect not only first responders, but also the general public during emergency situations that call for immediate deployment. The platform was...

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ems

BlackBerry has now announced that EMS, a BlackBerry strategic channel partner, has expanded their portfolio of mobility solutions from BlackBerry. The entire suite of BlackBerry enterprise solutions will now be offered through EMS including BES12, BES12 Cloud, ESBL, BlackBerry Technical Support Services as well as BlackBerry's value added services such as VPN Authentication by BlackBerry, BBM...

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Interswitch partners with BlackBerry to integrate payments through BBM in Nigeria

Interswitch, Africa's leading digital payments and commerce provider, has announced the integration of its Quickteller services with BlackBerry's BBM. Through the use of the new app called Quickteller Mini, BBM users with a Nigerian bank account can make a request for money, airtime and payment for services from one of their BBM contacts. In much the same way as PayPal through BBM works, you...

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Carphone Warehouse goes hands on with the Priv by BlackBerry

Earlier this month, Carphone Warehouse was gauging customer interest in the Priv by BlackBerry by having set up a 'register for updates' page on their site and now, it looks as though they've decided to go all in on the device. A new hands-on video posted to their YouTube account offers up a closer look at the Priv, and it's certainly looking more polished than some of those earlier leaks that...

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T-Mobile signage

T-Mobile has announced that for a limited time it is bringing back its fourth line free promotion under the 10GB for all plan. The offer is the same as it was, families with four lines can get the fourth line free of charge, and each line gets 10GB of its own data. That's right, for $120 a month, you get four lines with unlimited talk and text, and 10GB of data each. In addition, you can take...

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BlackBerry adds Wayne G. Wouters to its Board of Directors

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BlackBerry has added another member to its Board of Directors. The company has appointed The Honourable Wayne G. Wouters to the board, and he will serve as a member of the audit and risk management committee. BlackBerry stated: From 2009 to 2014, Mr. Wouters was the Clerk of the Privy Council of Canada and held the roles of Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister, Secretary to the Cabinet...

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BES12 Cloud now available for China Mobile Hong Kong enterprise customers

Following the announcement of BES12 Cloud being available for 1O1O enterprise customers in Hong Kong, BlackBerry has now announced that China Mobile Hong Kong will also be offering its enterprise customers BES12 Cloud that provides easy management of iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry 10 smartphones and tablets, as well as a wide range of Samsung KNOX and Android for Work smartphones and...

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John Chen set to appear at Techonomy 15 conference

John Chen set to speak at Techonomy 15 conference

Each year, since 2010, Techonomy Media Inc. organizes their annual invitation-only thought leadership Techonomy conference and attending this year will be BlackBerry CEO, John Chen as well as a long list of various other industry leaders. The conference itself will take place on November 8-10, 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Although the event is by invitation-only, Techonomy takes...

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BlackBerry and Google hosting BES12 and Android for Work webinar

BlackBerry and Google hosting BES12 and Android for Work webinar

If you're interested in learning how BES12 and Android for Work operate together, you'll want to get yourself registered for the upcoming BES12 and Android for Work webinar being hosted by BlackBerry and Google. The webinar will be headed up by David Arnold, Senior Enterprise Solutions Manager, BlackBerry Enterprise and Michael Wyatt EMEA Head of Chrome and Android at Google and will take place...

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Priv by BlackBerry hands on

At this point, the Priv by BlackBerry has appeared in so many random places now it's all starting to get a little bit silly but in any case, we're now getting yet another look at the device. The folks over at derStandard.at have posted up a sort of mini-review of the device based on pre-release hardware and software. A lot of the review is just basic items that have already been covered and...

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Watch the full replay of John Chen's interview from Code/Mobile

Watch the full replay of John Chen's interview from Code/Mobile

Just in case John Chen's follow-up comments on the Inside BlackBerry blog were not enough to clear the air for you, you can now check out the full replay of his interview from Code/Mobile. The interview itself comes in at nearly half an hour and helps add some additional context to comments made surrounding Priv, the future of BlackBerry 10, BlackBerry competitors and more. Needless to say, if...

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Carphone Warehouse wants to know if you're interested in the Priv by BlackBerry

If you live in the UK and are hoping to purchase the Priv by BlackBerry as soon as possible, you'll want to head on over to the Carphone Warehouse website where they have now set up a 'register for updates' page for the Android-powered Priv by BlackBerry. Coupling the best BlackBerry software with the power and flexibility of Android, PRIV by BlackBerry offers unbeatable privacy in a...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: The Week of Windows

Mobile Nations Weekly: The Week of Windows

This week was Windows Week. This time of year it seems like everybody in the tech industry is taking turns claiming all of the news coverage for a week, and this week was all about Windows 10. Microsoft dominated the news cycle with the announcement of a pair of new Windows Phones, the Surface Pro 4 tablet, and the surprise 2-in-1 Surface Book. If the Windowstravaganza wasn't your thing, this...

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John Chen clears the air on some of his comments made at Code/Mobile

To say BlackBerry CEO John Chen's interview with Code/Mobile went over well would pretty much be a flat out lie. After we posted highlights from the event, the comments section here on CrackBerry went a little crazy along with the rest of the internet. You've all seen the headlines, so there's not much sense in pointing them out but taking to the Inside BlackBerry Blog, John Chen felt the need...

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Priv by BlackBerry passes through Bluetooth SIG for certification

Priv by BlackBerry passes through Bluetooth SIG for certification

As we noted when the BlackBerry Priv accessories started appearing, the device is quickly making its way through all the official channels needed before it can hit shelves. Another of those channels can now be marked off the list as the Priv by BlackBerry has, as of October 7, 2015, been certified for Bluetooth 4.1 by the Bluetooth SIG, for at least three of the regional variations that will be...

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Priv by BlackBerry caught once again in new batch of photos

Priv by BlackBerry

Seems if you want to get your hands on a Priv by BlackBerry, CISO conferences are something you might want to look into attending. As posted up on Reddit, imsorandom attended one recently in Toronto where he ran into a 'BlackBerry Executive' who allowed him to give the device a once over and as such, has now shared some quick thoughts on it from a Note 5 users perspective. At a conference...

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