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Grab a BlackBerry Classic from Amazon today for only $403

Grab a BlackBerry Classic from Amazon today for only $403

Normally, I wouldn't even bother putting on pants to save 10% but when it comes to electronics, it's sometimes worth it and such is the case with the BlackBerry Classic. Right now, Amazon (US) is hosting a little bit of a sale on the latest BlackBerry QWERTY designed to meet the needs of productive people who appreciate the speed and accuracy that can only be found with a physical keyboard....

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Secusmart

CeBIT 2015 is all set for March 16th - 20th in Hannover, Germany and BlackBerry subsidiary Secusmart has some rather interesting plans laid out for a press conference ahead of the event. According to a brief press release sent out, Secusmart, in collaboration with IBM and Samsung, will be unveiling a new device for 'highly secure mobile communication'. This year, Secusmart is giving...

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QNX-equipped Solar Impulse 2 readies for round-the-world flight

On Monday, March 9th, the Solar Impulse 2, a one-of-a-kind airplane that runs exclusively on solar power, will take off from Abu Dhabi and set course for a round-the-world flight. This isn't just any regular flight. It is the first attempt to fly around the world using only the power of the sun through the Solar Impulse 2's 17,248 solar panels covering a 72-metre wingspan. The solar panels will...

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Canadian man faces fines and jail time for refusal to unlock BlackBerry at airport

Here's a little something that hit close to home for me personally. Alain Philippon, 38, of Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, Quebec who arrived at Halifax's Stanfield International Airport from Puerto Plata has been charged under section 153.1 (b) of the Customs Act for hindering or preventing border officers from performing their role under the act based on his refusal to provide his BlackBerry password...

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The BlackBerry Slider envisioned through new renders

The BlackBerry Slider envisioned through new renders

While the BlackBerry 'Slide' as CEO John Chen likes to call it has thus far managed to escape being captured in any great way by thousands of dollars worth of fancy cameras, one thing it can't escape is Photoshop. Dylan Habkirk has created some pretty great renders of BlackBerry smartphones in the past and he's given the Slider a go with a new set of renders where the device gets dubbed the...

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BBM for Android passes 100 million downloads on Google Play

BBM for Android passes 100 million downloads

BlackBerry has announced that BBM for Android has been downloaded over 100 million times from the Google Play Store. The app has hit this milestone in 17 months following its October 2013 launch. BBM is now showing in the 100 million-500 million installs category. BlackBerry also notes that this is just a part of their total, given their availability on iOS, Windows Phone, and of course,...

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This just might be the only video of the BlackBerry Slider

This just might be the only video of the BlackBerry Slider

Well, thus far anyway. Since BlackBerry showed off their BlackBerry Slider at Mobile World Congress, one question people have been asking is, how come no one got a good picture of it? Even our own Derek Kessler who was there couldn't capture it. Well, Ron Louks, BlackBerry's President of devices and emerging solutions only showed the device on stage for approximately five seconds. If higher...

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Should BlackBerry consider releasing a new tablet?

Should BlackBerry be considering another tablet?

It never seems to fail. Any time you stick BlackBerry CEO John Chen in a room with the media someone is going to ask about a BlackBerry tablet and, no surprise, it has happened again. This time around it was CNET who asked the question whether or not BlackBerry was working on a tablet during the BlackBerry event at Mobile World Congress. For John Chen's part, the answer remained mostly the same...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen speaks on diversifying BlackBerry

BlackBerry CEO John Chen speaks on diversifying BlackBerry

The secret is out. Actually, the secret has been out for a while now but a lot of folks simply chose to ignore it. BlackBerry CEO John Chen is determined to make software a business for BlackBerry and along with that he wants to make sure that everything BlackBerry does is agnostic as well. In case that wasn't clear from all the previous announcements coming from BlackBerry at Mobile World...

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TELUS BlackBerry Passport 10.3.1 update now available

Have a BlackBerry Passport on TELUS? If so, you're waiting for BlackBerry 10.3.1 is now over. According to several folks in the CrackBerry Forums (and confirmed via Sachesi) the Canadian carrier has now started their roll out of BlackBerry 10.3.1 to BlackBerry Passport owners. The update is the same as the previous releases, so what you're looking at is OS 10.3.1.2267 which will be showing...

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Hands-on with the BlackBerry Leap

Hands-on with the BlackBerry Leap

This is BlackBerry's newest smartphone: the BlackBerry Leap. Sporting a 5-inch 720x1280 IPS LCD display, an 8MP rear camera, and 16GB of storage, the phone offers quality mid-range specs at an affordable $275 off-contract. We've been told the phone's built by Wistron, the manufacturing arm of Taiwan-based Acer. It has a Foxconn feel to it, but this is more the entry-level design language...

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BlackBerry Classic in white arrives this month, blue and bronze in April

A lot of folks have been asking when the white, blue and bronze BlackBerry Classic smartphones would be arriving and today during their Mobile World Congress event, BlackBerry gave us all a timeline. The white version of the BlackBerry Classic will land at some point in time this month while the blue and bronze versions will see release in April. There was no mention of carriers at this...

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BlackBerry shows off all new BlackBerry 10 slider

BlackBerry shows off all new BlackBerry 10 slider

UPDATE - A previous version of the article noted the device codename being 'Keian'. That was incorrect. That device, as noted by BlackBerry will be a high-end luxury phone, designed in partnership with Porsche Design codenamed 'Keian' in honour of Keian Blundell. Calling all BlackBerry Torch fans. BlackBerry has just shown off an all new BlackBerry 10 slider at their Mobile World Congress...

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BlackBerry announces the BlackBerry Leap!

BlackBerry announces the BlackBerry Leap!

BlackBerry has finally taken the covers off their latest device better known as the BlackBerry Leap. Announced at Mobile World Congress, the BlackBerry Leap is an affordable all-touch smartphone in a modern and powerful design that is built for career builders and companies who value security and privacy when pushing their productivity to the next level. "In today's mobile world -...

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BlackBerry Traffic will be retired as of March 27th

BlackBerry Traffic will be retired as of March 27th

Still on a legacy BlackBerry OS device and love BlackBerry Traffic? If so, I have a bit of bad news for you. The app, which has existed and been maintained since 2010, will be retired as of March 27th, 2015 and will no longer function as per normal according to new emails being sent out to BlackBerry customers. BlackBerry Traffic End of Life Notification Please be advised that the...

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KloudMix beta updated in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

KloudMix beta updated in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

If you've been checking out the native BlackBerry 10 Mixcloud client better known as KloudMix, you'll want to ensure you load up the BlackBerry Beta Zone and grab the latest version. Updated to v1.0.17.1, this release covers a few bugs and feature requests for the app, including uploading, track seeking and landscape support throughout the whole app. Have a look at the full list of changes...

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BBM for BlackBerry 10, iOS and Android updates now available

BBM for BlackBerry 10, iOS and Android updates now available

As expected, thanks to the earlier announcement, BBM has now been updated for BlackBerry 10, iOS and Android. The feature list for this update is rather large and includes custom BBM PINs, Android Wear support, Password protection and landscape mode for iOS users plus, you can now share photos in group chats and have multiple BBM channel contributors. You can have a look at the full rundown...

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Global application partners choose BlackBerry solutions for Healthcare

Healthcare organizations require a platform that secures data end-to-end and today, BlackBerry announced several new BlackBerry partner applications are now available for BlackBerry 10, iOS and Android devices that are enabling innovative solutions to improve healthcare communications, workflow, and patient care spanning several categories in growing markets. Medical Reference and Screening...

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BlackBerry partners with GSX and ISEC7 to expand solutions portfolio

As BES12 adoption grows, customers and partners from around the world are enhancing the value of the solution by adopting BES Monitoring solutions from ISV partners such as GSX and ISEC7, giving customers the ability to access real-time monitoring, automated trend reporting and availability forecasting of BES12, allowing issues to be identified immediately. "An important advantage of...

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BlackBerry announces carriers support for BES12 ESBL

BlackBerry has now announced a rather large list of carriers that will support monthly billing of BES12, including EE (UK), Vodafone India, Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan), Maxis Berhad (Malaysia), Telekom Slovenia and Telekom Hungary. These mobile operators join a growing list that has already launched ESBL, including Vodafone Germany and Idea Cellular (India). Mobile operators using ESBL are...

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