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All BBM sticker packs are on sale for a limited time!

All BBM sticker packs are on sale for a limited time!

To celebrate the launch of the most recent BBM release which brought several changes to the shopping experience and customization options across all platforms, BlackBerry has announced a new promo in the BBM Shop and all stickers are now on sale for a limited time. BBM users can take advantage of a limited time promotion on BBM Stickers. Starting December 9th at 12:01am EST, all BBM...

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NantHealth's cancer genome browser launches on the Passport

BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry has announced that it is collaborating with healthcare-focused data provider NantHealth in launching the NantOmics Cancer Genome Browser on the the BlackBerry Passport. The genome browser is the first such mobile solution available to medical care professionals, and allows them to access patients' genetic data securely. NantHealth CEO Patrick Soon-Shiong showcased how the browser...

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60 Minutes takes a look at NantHealth CEO Patrick Soon-Shiong and how he's shaking up the world of cancer

During the Forbes Healthcare Summit 2014 held on December 3rd and 4th, NantHealth CEO Patrick Soon-Shiong and BlackBerry CEO John Chen sat down to discuss NantHealth's new app that will allow doctors to view genomes via a secure phone such as a BlackBerry Passport. In that interview, it was mentioned 60 Minutes would be further featuring NantHealth and CEO Patrick Soon-Shiong. That episode has...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen sits down with Bloomberg Studio 1.0 for candid interview

Back in July, Bloomberg Television's Emily Chang got to sit down with BlackBerry CEO John Chen for a rather wide-ranging and candid interview. Portions of the interview were posted by Bloomberg previously but as part of Bloomberg Studio 1.0, the full twenty minute interview has now been made available. Among the topics discussed, why John Chen took the CEO job at BlackBerry, how the company...

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BlackBerry preparing new accessories for Passport and Classic

BlackBerry preparing new accessories for Passport and Classic

When the BlackBerry Passport was announced, it was noted to be coming with a rich ecosystem of accessories and while BlackBerry has thus far done a good job of getting the basics out such as the hard shell case, screen protectors as well as the leather flip case, that's pretty much where it has ended. That seems to be changing though as some new accessories for both the Passport and Classic...

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NantHealth CEO Patrick Soon-Shiong discusses viewing Genomes on the BlackBerry Passport

The Forbes Healthcare Summit 2014 kicked off on December 3rd and today, BlackBerry CEO John Chen along with NantHealth CEO Patrick Soon-Shiong took the stage to discuss NantHealth's new app that will allow doctors to view genomes via a secure phone such as a BlackBerry Passport. Earlier, Soon-Shiong had tweeted he was excited about an upcoming joint announcement with BlackBerry but didn't...

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Oregon Senator introduces bill to thwart government snooping in phones, PCs

Oregon Senator introduces bill to thwart government snooping in phones, PCs

Senator Ron Wyden has introduced a bill that would prohibit the U.S. government from mandating backdoor access into the smartphones and computers of Americans. The bill comes after the FBI engaged in a standoff with tech giants like Apple and Google over the use of encryption software on newer phones. Law enforcement officials cite public safety as a concern and claim that having backdoor...

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BES10 Hosted wins Enterprise Service of the Year in Best in Biz Awards

Following up the win of the BlackBerry Z30 in the Consumer Product of the Year category of the Best in Biz Awards 2014 International, BlackBerry has struck gold again. This time the win came by way of BES10 Hosted, which has been named Enterprise Service of the Year in Best in Biz Awards 2014. We're pleased to announce that BES10 Hosted has been named a gold winner in the Enterprise...

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So So Happy BBM stickers now available in the BBM Shop

So So Happy BBM stickers now available in the BBM Shop

While a lot of the stickers that appear in the BBM shop are familiar from such things as movies and cartoons, every now and then a pack arrives that serves a greater purpose and such is the case with the latest arrival from So So Happy Studios. At SO SO Happy Studio, our greatest joy comes from creating crazy, quirky characters and thinking of random fun things that make us happy. Our...

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Verizon shares plans for LTE Advanced in 2015

Verizon shares plans for LTE Advanced in 2015

Verizon's Mike Haberman today detailed a number of improvements coming to the carrier's LTE network next year. In short, the carrier in red will be rolling out carrier aggregation, adding more coverage for VoLTE, and continuing to refarm its PCS spectrum for LTE. Perhaps the most notable change is the implementation of carrier aggregation. According to a report by Fierce Wireless: Mike...

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BlackBerry Travel for BlackBerry 10 updated with 'additional device support'

A new update to BlackBerry Travel has now landed in BlackBerry World and while it doesn't appear to have any huge changes, it's still a good idea to check it out. The version will depend on which device you're actually running but the according to the change log, the update includes support for additional devices, which to me essentially means it now has proper support for the upcoming...

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Verizon begins testing 4G LTE on 3G spectrum

Verizon begins testing 4G LTE on 3G spectrum

After having announced that it would repurpose portions of its 3G spectrum to operate the faster 4G LTE protocol sometime in 2015, it looks like the Verizon has begun the conversion process and is testing these plans in select markets. Verizon would not give specifics about the test markets right now, but it is reported that Verizon is at least starting its trial of operating LTE on some of its...

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Bell to carry the BlackBerry Classic in Canada

Bell to carry the BlackBerry Classic in Canada

Although it might seem rather obvious given their budget brand, Virgin Mobile, has started taking pre-orders at Best Buy we now know Bell is gearing up to sell the BlackBerry Classic directly as well. If you head on over to the Bell site and search for the device, you'll be taken to a 'coming soon' page, though it offers very few details and still lacks any pricing structure. That said, if...

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BlackBerry previews the browser and app experience on the BlackBerry Classic

Have you pre-ordered your BlackBerry Classic? If so, the latest video from Donny over at the Inside BlackBerry blog showing off the device might be more of a tease than anything else. This time around, Donny highlights some of what the app stores on the device offer and shows off a little bit of the browser. For most CrackBerry readers, it should be pretty standard stuff but we're never going...

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Sprint's 'Cut Your Bill in Half' promo results in only 20 percent savings

Sprint's 'Cut Your Bill in Half' promo results in only 20 percent savings

After announcing a promotion Tuesday that would cut the bills of AT&T's and Verizon's customers in half if they switch to Sprint, the wireless carrier admitted that the net savings is only closer to 20 percent rather than the 50 percent that it is marketing. When customers on the two larger rival carriers switch, they would still have to pay for a new phone or lease one, costs that are not...

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Vodafone Germany now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Classic

Vodafone Germany now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Classic

If you live in Germany and have been wondering whether or not Vodafone would be carrying the BlackBerry Classic there's now a definite answer for you and it's, yes. If you head on over to their website right now, you will find they've started taking pre-orders for the device with scheduling showing shipments will be sent out somewhere around mid-December (Going out on a limb here and saying Dec...

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Garfield Holidays and Christmas BBM sticker packs now available

Garfield Holidays and Christmas BBM sticker packs now available

I love watching Garfield during the holidays. That lovable little furball was doing Grumpy Cat before Grumpy Cat was even a thing. Although Garfield is no stranger to BBM, having two sticker packs already available, a new holiday one has now arrived and is available for only $0.99 in the BBM Shop. The cool thing about this pack, aside from Garfield, is that it has stickers for a wide array of...

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Sprint offers to cut AT&T and Verizon customers' bills in half

Sprint Store

Sprint has fired its latest salvo against AT&T and Verizon Wireless. It is offering to chop the bill prices for customers of both carriers by half in a new promotion that begins on Friday, December 5. On that day, current AT&T and Verizon customers can go to Sprint's website to upload a copy of their current bill. Then they have to go to their nearest Sprint store with a copy of that...

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How do you work wide with your BlackBerry Passport?

How do you work wide with your BlackBerry Passport?

Since the release of the BlackBerry Passport, the Inside BlackBerry blog has been highlighting several different ways in which people are using their latest and greatest device. Authors, architects, medical professionals, tech journalists, legal professionals and even celebrity chef and entrepreneur, Tyler Florence, have all spoken about the benefits of using BlackBerry. Now, BlackBerry has put...

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