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Watch the replay of the 'Health Care in the Digital Age' panel with John Chen

Although it might seem, from the coverage in the media, that John Chen held a sort of briefing of his own for BlackBerry on Monday, he was attending to the Milken Institute Global Conference to partake in a panel discussing Health Care in the Digital Age. That panel took place Monday and as expected, has now been uploaded to the Milken Institute's YouTube page for everyone to watch. Health...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen discusses company strategy and new product launches

While speaking with CNBC at the Milken Institute's Global Conference, BlackBerry CEO John Chen teased the possibilities of a new app strategy for BlackBerry, but aside from that interview, he also settled in for a chat with Bloomberg where he discussed the revenue outlook for BlackBerry, the launch of new products and BlackBerry's hardware business. Although much of the interview was Chen...

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John Chen teases 'something brewing' in terms of new app strategy

John Chen teases 'something brewing'

In an interview with CNBC, John Chen hinted that BlackBerry may have another strategy up its sleeve when it comes to the future of apps on its platform. During the interview Chen says "I am not at liberty to say what we are doing beyond the Amazon apps, but we are working hard at it." Exactly what the plans could entail, or when we could see any changes come are unknown, but it is good to see...

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BlackBerry Classic in white will begin rolling out this week

BlackBerry Classic in white will begin rolling out this week

Have you been waiting for the BlackBerry Classic in white? If so, you'll be pleased to know the white variant will begin rolling out this week in Hong Kong through authorized distributors, and the United Kingdom through ShopBlackBerry and Amazon. As for other regions, rollouts will follow in the coming weeks, including Italy, Vietnam, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia....

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BlackBerry Porsche Design 'Keian' reportedly caught in new photo

BlackBerry Porsche Design 'Keian' reportedly caught in new photos

During Mobile World Congress 2015, BlackBerry CEO John Chen laid out the device roadmap for BlackBerry and made mention of the release of another BlackBerry Porsche Design smartphone. At the time, very few details were announced outside of it using the internal codename 'Keian', in honor of Keian Blundell. Since then, there has been much speculation surrounding the Keian with many folks...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen and Chief Evangelist Mark Wilson to speak at Global Conference 2015

Each year, the Milken Institute Global Conference attracts leaders in business, finance, government, public policy, academia, philanthropy, law, science, news media and more to exchange ideas and attempt to solve some of the world's toughest challenges and this year, the conference will be held on April 26 - 29 in Beverly Hills, CA. Global Conference 2015 will have over 650 speakers covering a...

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AT&T posts Q1 2015 earnings: $32.6 billion in revenue, 1.2 million net wireless adds

AT&T posts Q1 2015 earnings: $32.6 billion in revenue, 1.2 million net wireless adds

AT&T has posted its earnings for the first quarter of 2015 today, reporting a slight bump in revenue over the same quarter last year and its lowest first-quarter churn rate ever. AT&T's combined revenue for its wireless and wireline businesses in the first quarter was $32.6 billion, which marks a year-over-year bump of 0.3 percent. Additionally, earnings per share were 61 cents—down...

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You can now buy the BlackBerry Leap in France, Germany, UK and the United States

Last week, the global rollout of the BlackBerry Leap began in the UK, but BlackBerry has already expanded the areas the device is available. Today, you can purchase a BlackBerry Leap of your own in France, Germany and the United States. France - €289.00 including VAT via ShopBlackBerry with shipping on April 24th Germany - €289.00 including VAT via ShopBlackBerry with shipping on April 24th UK...

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How my BlackBerry Passport scored some winning shots with Weird Al

How my BlackBerry Passport scored some winning shots with Weird Al

For those who are wondering what Weird Al Yankovic has to do with a BlackBerry Passport let me explain. I had the pleasure of attending MAD's issue signing at the Union Square Barnes and Noble in New York City. Weird Al was the "Guest Editor" for this issue and both he and MAD Editor John Ficarra were there to sign copies of the magazine that hit newsstands on Tuesday. Not one to miss an...

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BlackBerry log

Blackberry's security software subsidiary Certicom has launched what they are calling a "new managed public key infrastructure certificate service" designed specifically for "Internet of Things" connected devices for business and enterprise customers. BlackBerry says: This cost-effective service will help device manufacturers and service providers secure their IoT networks and ecosystems...

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BlackBerry advances security of Mobile and Internet of Things with New High Assurance Initiative

In addition to their announcement of acquiring WatchDox Ltd. in a bid to further bolster the company's enterprise and security solutions, BlackBerry has also now announced a new initiative dubbed the BlackBerry Center for High Assurance Computing Excellence (CHACE) that expands the Company's research and development efforts to drive worldwide innovation and improvement in computer security...

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BlackBerry acquires WatchDox to bolster security and enterprise offerings

BlackBerry Leap

BlackBerry today announced the company has purchased WatchDox Ltd. in a bid to further bolster the company's enterprise and security solutions. Technology and services included in the WatchDox acquisition will be offered to BlackBerry customers as value-added services to compliment the Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) portfolio. It's a strong purchase for BlackBerry. WatchDox is a...

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ShopBlackBerry hosting BlackBerry 10 device sale!

ShopBlackBerry hosting BlackBerry 10 device sale!

If you're looking to pick up a new BlackBerry 10 device for a little bit cheaper than normal, you might want to head on over to ShopBlackBerry as it would seem as though they're having a bit of a spring sale on BlackBerry 10 smartphones wherein you can save up-to 40%. BlackBerry Classic - $399 BlackBerry Passport - $549 (Red, White and Black) BlackBerry Q5 (White) - $149 BlackBerry Z30 - $...

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First image of the BlackBerry 'Oslo' appears

First image of the BlackBerry 'Oslo' appears

By now, everyone knows the story of the rounded off BlackBerry Passport for AT&T but there have been plenty of rumblings about another rounded off Passport as well and that device has been referred to as the BlackBerry Oslo, essentially an AT&T BlackBerry Passport that has been rumored for launch in China and a small number of various other regions. A new image and claims of it being...

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SaveTheInternet

Indian travel portal Cleartrip and media conglomerates NDTV and Times Group have withdrawn support for Facebook's Internet.org program, citing net neutrality concerns. Internet.org made its debut in India earlier this year, with Facebook partnering with carrier Reliance in launching the initiative. Several content producers were on board to provide free access to their services to Reliance's...

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BBM beta update brings the ability to hide sticker packs, bug fixes

BBM beta update brings the ability to hide sticker packs, bug fixes

The BBM beta for BlackBerry 10 has been updated today, and while it isn't a huge update, it does bring along the ability to hide sticker packs, which, as BlackBerry notes, could come in handy for packing away those seasonal packs. Of course, the update brings along the usual bug fixes as well. Here's the full breakdown of what's new in BBM beta build 10.8: What's New this Build? Hide...

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BlackBerry Leap now available from Vodafone UK

BlackBerry Leap now available from Vodafone UK

The global rollout of the BlackBerry Leap has begun starting with the UK and one of the first carriers on board is Vodafone UK. Right now, the BlackBerry Leap is being offered on their website for free when you go with one of their Pay Monthly plans which start at £22. The Leap is only being offered in shadow grey for now but when you place your order, you should have it within 2-4 days with...

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FYI: Important BlackBerry Protect update for BlackBerry 10.3.2 users

Important BlackBerry Protect update for BlackBerry 10.3.2 users

Here's a little bit of an FYI for anyone out there who might be running the BlackBerry 10.3.2 beta but are not actually part of the beta program. BlackBerry has just sent out an email highlighting an important update happening with BlackBerry Protect that will affect ALL BlackBerry 10.3.2 users whether you're in the beta officially or you used the leaked files to get it installed. If you used...

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BlackBerry Leap Review!

BlackBerry Leap Review

Although it feels like only last week I was writing a post announcing the device, in reality it wasn't. It was well over a month ago now at Mobile World Congress but, thanks to a quick turnaround time from announcement to delivery, here we are taking a look at the latest all-touch BlackBerry 10 smartphone introduced to the world as the BlackBerry Leap, which starts rolling out globally today...

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