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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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Highlights from John Chen's interview at Code/Mobile

Sitting down with Walt Mossberg and Ina Fried at the Code/Mobile conference in California, BlackBerry CEO John Chen discussed a number of topics including the first Android-powered smartphone from BlackBerry better known as Priv by BlackBerry, the future of BlackBerry 10 and more. Although it was an interesting interview to take in, there wasn't a ton of new details to come out of the event but...

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Netflix raising price of most popular plan to $9.99 per month for new customers

Netflix will soon raise the price of its most popular streaming option by $1 per month. Currently $8.99, Netflix's option that allows you to watch two screens at a time with HD quality will soon cost $9.99 for new members. Existing members currently paying $8.99, or in some cases, $7.99, will be able to keep their current pricing for varying amounts of time. Netflix has two other...

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Verizon raises price of grandfathered unlimited data

Verizon may soon be raising the price of its unlimited data plan for those who are grandfathered in if they are not under contract anymore. This report, which comes from The Verge, states that Verizon will be hiking the cost of the plan up to $49 a month, up $20 from the current $30 a month fee. The new $50 a month fee is just $5 more than the equivalent of having only 3GB of data on Verizon's...

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Accessory listings for the Priv by BlackBerry start appearing

Accessory listings for the Priv by BlackBerry start appearing

One sign that a device is approaching release, generally speaking, is when accessory listings for said device start appearing across the internet and such is now the case for the Priv by BlackBerry. As spotted in the CrackBerry Forums and on Reddit, a few distributor sites for wholesale deals have now started listing multiple compatible accessories which will eventually be made available for...

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Priv by BlackBerry

Back in June we asked folks if they would buy an Android-based BlackBerry based on all the, at the time, Android rumors that were circulating. Unsurprisingly, the result was pretty unanimous with 53.86% stating that if the device wasn't running BlackBerry 10, they didn't want it. Jump back to last week when we asked pretty much the same question again only this time around, armed with the...

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Amazon reportedly considering move into live TV streaming

Amazon reportedly considering move into live TV streaming

According to a new report, Amazon is looking into building out its own live online TV service. The report comes from Bloomberg, and while it doesn't contain much in the way of details, it seems that the service would be distinctly different from its current on-demand Amazon Prime Video streaming service. From Bloomberg: Amazon.com Inc. is exploring the creation of a live online TV service...

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Bell, TELUS, Virgin and Koodo subscribers can now use the Scotiabank mobile payments app

If you're a Scotiabank customer, you may be pleased to know they've now become the first bank in Canada to offer a mobile wallet for credit and debit cards on both Android and BlackBerry devices. Announced earlier this week, Scotiabank unveiled a series of enhancements to its mobile payment service, My Mobile Wallet. The announced enhancements will allow any customer with an eligible...

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BBM passes another mobile commerce milestone by serving 1 billion ad requests per day

For those of you out there concerned about the business and potential profit side of BBM, Matthew Talbot, Senior Vice President of Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry has once again taken to the Inside BlackBerry Biz Blog to share a new milestone passing for BBM. Earlier this year I wrote about the milestone of hitting 1 billion views in our BBM Shop after only 12 months. In the last four...

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