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The Lord of the Rings BBM stickers now available on the BBM Shop

The Lord of the Rings BBM stickers now available

Are you a fan of The Lord of the Rings? If so, Bare Tree Media has a new BBM sticker pack that you cannot pass... up. (that was cheesy but I'm not apologizing) For $1.99 you can grab The Lord of the Rings BBM pack featuring several characters from J. R. R. Tolkien's epic fantasy novels including Gandalf, Frodo, Gollum and more from Middle-Earth. You can have a look at the full pack below or...

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Ford talks features in the new QNX-based Sync 3 system

Ford talks features in the new QNX-based Sync 3 system

Ford's Sync 3 system made big waves at CES due to the switch from a Microsoft-based platform to QNX, which is exciting enough on its own, and with an entire platform overhaul like that there's bound to be some new features involved. John and Derek took a few minutes to talk with Jim Buczkowski, Director of Research for Electrical and Electronics at Ford, to figure out what some of those...

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BlackBerry has reportedly declined a handful of recent takeover offers

John Chen

A new report claims that BlackBerry has declined a handful of takeover offers in recent months from unnamed companies, in favor of its current plan to revamp its operations. The report was posted in the wake of Wednesday's rumors that centered on Samsung engaging in buyout talks with BlackBerry, which both BlackBerry and Samsung quickly denied. According to The Globe and Mail, BlackBerry's...

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Baby Popeye and Pro Football BBM Stickers now available in the BBM Shop

Baby-Popeye-BBM-Stickers

Hitting up the BBM Shop today I noticed a couple of new additions that are now available to purchase if stickers are your thing. First up, and following on from the original Popeye sticker pack we told you about a while back, is Baby Popeye. Here you get 20 stickers which are a mix of baby Popeye and baby Olive Oyl, portraying various messages or emotions - all rather sweet. Then for you...

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BlackBerry Classic launched in India

BlackBerry Classic launched in India

Right on time. As expected, BlackBerry India has now announced the arrival of the BlackBerry Classic. At the launch event held in New Delhi, Sunil Lalvani, Managing Director, BlackBerry India noted the device will be available through Snapdeal with a host of offers including trade-in options for any older BlackBerry devices customers may have and retail pricing being set at Rs. 31,990. Not...

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Samsung reportedly in talks to purchase Blackberry

According to a new report, Samsung has approached BlackBerry for a potential takeover worth as much as $7.5 billion. The news from Reuters, citing unnamed sources: Executives from the two companies, which are working with advisers, met last week to discuss a potential transaction, the source said, asking not to be identified because the conversations are private. Reuters also reports...

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Wind Italy now offering the BlackBerry Classic

Wind Italy now offering the BlackBerry Classic

While launch events are still being held for the BlackBerry Classic around the world and India expected to be next, Wind Italy is ready to roll right now. The carrier has now listed the BlackBerry Classic as being available through their website for 449.90 Euro or less when coupled with discounted calling, text and internet tariffs. Some of the deals listed do expire in February so if you're...

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BlackBerry Classic arrives in Malaysia through Celcom

Celcom BlackBerry Classic

Despite the fact it seemed to take forever to come to market, now that it's finally here the BlackBerry Classic has been given a rather fast and furious roll out. One of the latest carriers to pick up the device, is Celcom Malaysia who are now offering the BlackBerry Classic exclusively on their network for would-be customers and those looking to upgrade. Depending on which offering you take...

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Leaked OS 10.3.1.2072 autoloaders now available for download

Leaked OS 10.3.1.2072 autoloaders now available for download

If you've been itching to try out a new leaked OS, now is your chance. After the release of the updated device simulators to 10.3.1.2072, that OS has now appeared for all BlackBerry 10 supported devices as well. While the update is noted to be similar to that of OS 10.3.1.1949, some folks in the CrackBerry Forums are seeing some minor improvements. You can dig through the fixes and findings...

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BlackBerry Classic now available in the UK from O2

BlackBerry Classic now available in the UK from O2

While there's already several options for picking up a BlackBerry Classic in the UK such as through Carphone Warehouse, Selfridges, Amazon and ShopBlackBerry, O2 is now offering the device as well. Previously listed as coming soon, the BlackBerry Classic can now be purchased through the O2 website with free next day delivery when you order by 10pm and pricing starts at $0 for depending on...

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How would you improve BBM Channels?

How would you improve BBM Channels?

During CES 2015, BlackBerry decided to go ahead and share some hard numbers surrounding BBM and how it's performing. Taking a look back at the numbers, it's easy to see there were some 'wins' there for BlackBerry and the platform. They showed growth across the board with over 140 million new registrations to BBM from iPhone and Android devices, 70% of users being active daily, and the BBM Shop...

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BlackBerry Classic now available from B&H

BlackBerry Classic now available from B&H

Although B&H Photo and Video might not be the first place you think of when looking to purchase a BlackBerry Classic, they've now added the device to their offerings and you can order one directly through their website or if you live in New York, you can pick up the device in person. Pricing at B&H falls in line with other retailers including ShopBlackBerry with it being set at $449...

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You can now get a BlackBerry Passport in gold, platinum or rose gold

Gold Passport

Have some money to burn in your pockets and want to get your hands on a BlackBerry Passport in gold, platinum or rose gold? If so, the folks at Gold Genie are willing to help out. They're now taking orders for your choice of BlackBerry Passport with prices ranging from $1,893.83 USD to $2,020.26 USD. Luxury retailers have seemingly been loving the latest batch of BlackBerry devices as...

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UK Prime Minister wants to ban encrypted messaging apps

UK Prime Minister wants to ban encrypted messaging apps

In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in France, UK Prime Minister David Cameron has come out in support of banning encrypted messaging apps. According to a new report, Cameron alluded that he would be for banning encrypted communication apps, which could include BBM, WhatsApp, and Snapchat, among others. From The Independent: The Prime Minister said today that he would stop the...

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AT&T files motion to dismiss FTC's data throttling suit, invokes common carrier status

AT&T

Late last year, the FTC filed a lawsuit against AT&T, stating that the carrier was throttling data for users on unlimited plans, a practice that has allegedly been going on since 2011. AT&T is now looking to file a motion to dismiss the lawsuit by invoking the Tier II "common carrier" clause, which exempts the carrier from FTC's jurisdiction and places it under the purview of the FCC...

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Did you delete your BlackBerry Hub icon? You can now download it to get it back

Over the past few months BlackBerry has been taking their core apps found on BlackBerry 10 smartphones such as the clock, calculator, compass and more and putting them into BlackBerry making updates to those apps easier for everyone. One of the most recent additions added to BlackBerry World was the text messaging icon and while folks may laugh at that even being an available download, truth is...

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BlackBerry Classic now available from WIND Mobile

BlackBerry Classic now available from WIND Mobile

WIND Mobile has been pretty great about keeping potential BlackBerry Classic buyers in the loop about the device's availability on their network with the most recent update claiming 'very soon'. Well, they meant it because the BlackBerry Classic has now arrived on WIND and is showing available through their online storefront. If you're looking to grab one, you can do so for $499 outright or...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen - The brand is here to stay

Following the announcements from BlackBerry at CES 2015, Liz Claman from Fox Business News caught up with BlackBerry CEO John Chen to discuss the Internet of Things, the BlackBerry brand and security and how he can get everyone to go back to BlackBerry. While some of the questions were rather typical and Chen has been answering them for months now, Claman also touched on the recent Sony...

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PayPal now available on BlackBerry World

Are you one of the many PayPal users in the world? If so, might now be able to access your PayPal account through their app on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. I say might because while the app is now available in BlackBerry World for BlackBerry 10 smartphones, it's rather limited for now. The PayPal app for BlackBerry lets you do things like quickly send and request money, as well as check...

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