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T-Mobile's latest plan offers two lines with 6GB of LTE data each for $80 a month

T-Mobile is launching yet another limited-time promotion for new customers. This time, the carrier is offering a plan for two lines, each with 6GB of LTE data, for $80 a month. T-Mobile says: "Families who want fewer lines deserve a better option and we're giving them one! Don't let Verizon trick you with their misleading ads. They lure you in with the promise of a 'Large' serving of...

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John Chen: BlackBerry committed to India, eyeing revival

John Chen: BlackBerry committed to India, eyeing revival

During a visit to India, BlackBerry CEO John Chen reiterated the brand's commitment to the country. Chen is meeting with BlackBerry employees, partners, and government officials in India, where the vendor has signed two new partners for its enterprise and mobility solutions. In an interview with Economic Times, Chen said: India at one time was quite a big market for us. Over the years,...

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BlackBerry introduces BBM LIFE – a new daily content channel for customers in Indonesia

Indonesia remains a huge market for BBM – 58 million users – and to help continue that growth, BlackBerry recently launched a new daily content BBM Channel for customers in Indonesia named BBM LIFE. As highlighted in a blog post on Inside BlackBerry from Senior Vice President - Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry, Matthew Talbot, BBM LIFE is their latest initiative to establish a commercial...

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Android N Developer Preview might expand to non-Nexus phones

Android N Developer Preview might expand to non-Nexus phones

While the current Android N Developer Preview is restricted to Google's own Nexus lineup (just as in years past), Google may be looking to expand testing to OEM partner phones as well. Spotted in a bit of hidden HTML code on the Android N Preview site (via FUNExtreme on Reddit), a bit of text intended for the "What's New" section hints that more devices will be supported in the future,...

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Sprint to raise $2.2 billion by selling and leasing back network assets

Sprint to raise $2.2 billion by selling and leasing back network assets

Sprint has announced a plan to shore up its financial house by striking a deal to sell portions of its network assets for $2.2 billion and then lease them back. As part of the deal, Sprint says the transaction will see network assets shifted to several remote entities (referred to collectively as Network LeaseCo) to be used as collateral for loans. From Sprint: Network LeaseCo will acquire...

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John Chen discusses BlackBerry security and E-mail

John Chen discusses BlackBerry security and E-mail

It would seem as though John Chen has had enough of the speculation that 'BlackBerry technology may have been deployed in a non-approved manner, placing sensitive government information at risk' in regards to Hillary Clinton. Although Chen doesn't mention Clinton directly, in the new blog post on Inside BlackBerry he points readers to the Washington Post and uses it as an example to reiterate '...

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Amazon expands Prime same-day delivery to more metro areas in the U.S.

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Amazon has announced the online retail giant has expanded its Prime same-day delivery service to more metro areas in the U.S. These include Charlotte, Cincinnati, Fresno, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Stockton, and Tucson, as well as new areas in Central New Jersey, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and San Diego. This delivery option allows consumers to...

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lackBerry announces AtHoc data center in Europe for global customer support

Following the earlier announcement of a new secure data center in Canada, BlackBerry has now announced the availability of BlackBerry's AtHoc hosted networked crisis communications platform from BlackBerry's secure data centers in Europe. "AtHoc's expanded, secure European hosting capabilities offers high reliability and security with a cloud deployment," said Guy Miasnik, President of...

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T-Mobile's Music Freedom and Binge On add more streaming media services

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T-Mobile customers can now access even more audio and video streaming services without impacting their cellular data plans. The wireless carrier has announced new supporters of both its Music Freedom and Binge On programs. T-Mobile says Music Freedom now includes support for Amazon Music, Chilltrax, ESPN Radio, OHIO.FM, PreDanz and Uforia. T-Mobile says over 40 services now support Music...

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April security patch now available for the BlackBerry Priv

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The April security patches are now available for BlackBerry Priv owners. Those who purchased their phones from ShopBlackBerry may have already received the update on March 23, but now more carriers are pushing it. This update patches the latest round of vulnerabilities that Google discovered, keeping your phone even more secure. BlackBerry has posted additional details about the update as...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Q42016

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Q42016

Did you miss BerryFlow Upstream live last night? If so, you can now sit back and watch the video or download the audio and enjoy! This week, we dug into BlackBerry Radar, Priv winning the Red Dot Award for Product Design 2016, the latest BBM updates which ditches the fees for Privacy and Control features and of course, BlackBerry's Q4 Fiscal 2016 results and much, much more! Topics...

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You can now sign up for the BlackBerry Priv Marshmallow beta

BlackBerry Priv Marshmallow beta begins

As rumored, BlackBerry has announced the Marshmallow beta test for the BlackBerry Priv. You can now sign up to join the program, and the company will accept registrations for two weeks. The first wave will only be available to those who purchased their devices from Amazon, ShopBlackBerry or Carphone Warehouse. Spaces will be limited, and BlackBerry will begin pushing the beta out in the...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Microsoft's boss bots

Mobile Nations Weekly: Microsoft's boss bots

Enter the bot matrix. Microsoft made waves with their annual Build developer conference, unveiling their big new take on computing: 'conversations as a platform'. This idea leverages bots and virtual assistants like Cortana to make computing more natural and predictive, and it's all coming sooner than you might think across the entire Microsoft ecosystem. Microsoft is also planning to make...

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John Chen: Software done well, hardware underperformed

John Chen: Software done well, hardware underperformed

Following BlackBerry's earnings report and conference call, BlackBerry CEO John Chen sat down with CNBC's Jon Fortt to talk about the earnings and his outlook for the company. The notable comments from the interview focus on whether or not Chen has any intent on exiting the hardware business, something Chen spoke of on the conference call as well. I truly believe that we're very, very...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.3 release date moves to mid-June

BlackBerry OS 10.3.3 release date moves to mid-June

Despite earlier confirmations from BlackBerry that OS 10.3.3 would be released in March, BlackBerry CEO John Chen noted today on the BlackBerry Q4 Fiscal 2016 Earnings Call that the date for its release has now moved to mid-June pending technical acceptance for the NIAP certification. Not going to sugarcoat this one, it's a bit disappointing that it seems to be taking this long considering...

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Marshmallow will hit the BlackBerry Priv by early May

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As per the earnings call, BlackBerry has confirmed that Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be rolling out to the Priv by late April, early May. The software update was spotted running on the smartphone earlier this week, but it's great news that we now have an estimated time of arrival. Should you wish to read up on exactly what will be introduced with the Marshmallow update, be sure to check out...

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BlackBerry business customers are migrating to its Good platform

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BlackBerry has announced that there's strong traction with Good Secure EMM Suites with business customers slowly migrating across to the EMM solution. Moving across within BlackBerry will allow enterprises to take full advantage of enhanced mobile security, productivity, communications and collaboration capabilities. A major pull factor for businesses is how Good's multi-platform support is...

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BlackBerry Q4 Fiscal 2016 Earnings Call Live Blog!

BlackBerry Q4 Fiscal 2016 Earnings Call Live Blog!

Now that the report is out, next up is the conference call, which will be held beginning at 8 am ET. If you're looking to follow along, you can do so by dialing 1-866-438-1903 or by logging on to the BlackBerry Investors site or jump into the chat below to catch the highlights and discuss the latest news coming out of the call.

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BlackBerry announces Year-End and Q4 Fiscal 2016 results

BlackBerry announces Year-End and Q4 Fiscal 2016 results

Right on time, BlackBerry has now announced their Year-End and Q4 Fiscal 2016 results ahead of their live conference call. For Q4 Fiscal 2016, BlackBerry has reported Non-GAAP total revenue of $487 million. Non-GAAP software and services revenue of $153 million, up 106% percent for the same quarter year over year, allowing software and services revenue to grow to $527 million in FY 2016. Q4...

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BBM for BlackBerry 10 updated, all Privacy and Control features now free!

In addition to the BBM for Android update being rolled out, BlackBerry has also updated BBM for BlackBerry with much of the same improvements including ditching the fees for all the Privacy and Control features such as timed messages and photos, retract, private chat, and the ability to edit messages. Additionally, there are a few other changes as well according to the full change log. All...

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