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Do you own a BlackBerry Passport? Tell us why you love it!

Do you own a BlackBerry Passport? Tell us why you love it!

Since the release of the BlackBerry Passport, we've heard plenty of testimonials as to why people love their BlackBerry Passport. On Amazon, in forum posts, in device reviews and more. BlackBerry has now put together a video sharing some of what people are saying about their BlackBerry Passport and why they love it. Rather than just sharing the video though, we figured there's no better time...

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AT&T BlackBerry Passport passes through the FCC

AT&T BlackBerry Passport passes through the FCC

In some slightly obvious but still somewhat surprising news, the AT&T BlackBerry Passport has just now slid through the FCC. Despite being announced at CES 2015, the actual submission to the FCC for the AT&T specific BlackBerry Passport was only submitted on January 7th, 2015. The next stop is almost certainly the actual arrival on AT&T and the FCC documents may possibly hint at...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen calls for 'app neutrality'

John Chen calls for app neutrality

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has taken to the Inside BlackBerry Blog to share his thoughts on Net Neutrality and something he calls 'App Neutrality'. The post is adapted from a letter sent to the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, John Thune, the Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Fred Upton, and Ranking Committee Members, U.S....

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Rumors of Samsung wanting to buy BlackBerry refuse to die

Samsung BlackBerry

A new report from The Financial Post, is claiming that all may not be as it seems when it comes to the Samsung / BlackBerry rumors and goes so far as to say Samsung is still actively pursuing a plan to take over or buy a significant stake in BlackBerry Limited and that they were caught off guard by the earlier Reuters report, as they hoped to go unnoticed with their moves on BlackBerry and...

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WhatsApp now has a Chrome web client

WhatsApp now has a Chrome web client

About a month back, there were rumors that the Facebook-owned and very popular messenger service WhatsApp would soon be available on your computer via the web. Today, the folks at Whatsapp have pulled it off. The new web client is an extension of the data from your phone, displayed in a Google Chrome page. It's simple to set up, and as long as your phone has a data connection you'll be able to...

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BlackBerry Classic in white caught on camera

BlackBerry Classic in white

With the black version of the BlackBerry Classic already making its rounds, it was only a matter of time before we started to see the other noted to be arriving colors (white, bronze, blue) appear as well and the folks over at MondoBlackBerry have scored some images of the white Classic and have shared some details about it. This variant does not differ for materials used than the...

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John Chen not a fan of UK Prime Minister's desire to ban encrypted messaging apps

In what I'm sure will come as a surprise to no one, John Chen has now spoken out against UK Prime Minister David Cameron's comments supporting the banning of encrypted messaging apps which could include BBM, WhatsApp, and Snapchat, among others. Heading to LinkedIn to share his thoughts, the BlackBerry CEO laid out details that highlight how privacy and national security can be balanced. Hint:...

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Evernote shutting down support for BlackBerry 7 and PlayBook

Evernote shutting down support for BlackBerry 7 and PlayBook

For those of you who might still be using Evernote on your BlackBerry 7 device or BlackBerry PlayBook, Evernote has now announced they'll be discontinuing support on those platforms while BlackBerry 10 support is still ongoing. As of February 7th, we'll be retiring Evernote Hello, Evernote Peek, Evernote for BlackBerry 7, and Evernote for BlackBerry PlayBook. This means they'll no longer...

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For $5-a-month, AT&T subscribers can now place unlimited calls to Mexico

$5-a-month gets unlimited calls to Mexico on AT&T

AT&T has revamped their AT&T World Connect $5 monthly international calling package to offer unlimited calls to Mexico. The news comes just days after AT&T got approval from the Mexican government for a $2.5 billion acquisition of Iusacell, Mexico's third-largest cellular carrier. Said AT&T Mobility Chief Marketing Officer David Christopher: "We're always looking for...

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You can now order the BlackBerry Z3 SIM free in the UK

BlackBerry-Z3-Hero

This one maybe a little late to the party but if you fancy picking up the low cost BlackBerry Z3 SIM free in the UK you can now do so thanks to Clove. The British online retailer has the Z3 priced at £154.99, including VAT, which seems reasonable value for money if you ask me. It feels an age away that the BlackBerry Z3 was announced, although it was only February last year and it then went...

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Big Hero 6 and Puss in Boots BBM Stickers now available

Big Hero 6 and Puss in Boots BBM Stickers now available

Disney and Dreamworks are no strangers to the BBM Shop and both have now expanded their offerings of BBM stickers available. First up is Disney, which has released a brand new Big Hero 6 sticker pack that offers artwork featuring Baymax and Hiro as well as several other characters from the hit movie such as Tadashi and Go Go. Next up is Dreamworks, which is now offering a Puss in Boots sticker...

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Samsung may extend its current partnership with BlackBerry but won't buy it

Samsung may extend its current partnership with BlackBerry but won't buy it

The head of Samsung's mobile phone division stated today that the company could extend its current partnership with BlackBerry. However, he repeated what the company said last week that Samsung has no plans to acquire BlackBerry itself. Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Samsung's mobile phone leader J.K. Shin stated, "We want to work with BlackBerry and develop this partnership, not...

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Official Limited Edition gold and black BlackBerry Passport looks to be arriving soon

While we've seen several luxury retailers hop into mix willing to customize your BlackBerry Passport with some gold trim, BlackBerry themselves have yet to offer such a thing but that might soon be changing. According to a new listing on the ShopBlackBerry Canada website, a limited edition gold and black BlackBerry Passport could be in the works. Here's what the site has to say about it...

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Get $100 off a red BlackBerry Passport for a limited time!

Get $100 off a red BlackBerry Passport for a limited time!

Looking for a good deal on a red BlackBerry Passport? Head on over to ShopBlackBerry and pick one up for $100 off, bringing the cost down to $599. This deal is only running today from now until midnight EST. That's right, this sale ends just a little under 6 hours from now so if you're interested you're going to want to hurry. Please note, if you take advantage of special pricing offer for...

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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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