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BlackBerry's software business continues to grow with new customers in Australia and New Zealand

As BlackBerry continues to focus on the software side of business, they're now seeing growing momentum in Australia and New Zealand as organizations choose BlackBerry's cross-platform solutions for multi-OS EMM, secure file-sharing, and networked crisis communications. "We're pleased these organizations trusted BlackBerry to be their partner in securing, mobilizing and protecting their...

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BlackBerry DTEK50 listed as 'coming soon' to Wind Mobile

BlackBerry DTEK50 listed as 'coming soon' to Wind Mobile

If Wind Mobile is your carrier of choice and you've been waiting for them to pick up the BlackBerry DTEK50, your wait could soon be over. The DTEK50 has been listed on the Wind Mobile site as 'coming soon', though, that's where the release information stops. Earlier rumors had it coming on August 19th but instead, that appears to be the day it got listed on the site according to a post in the...

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DTEK50 owners, be sure to update your BlackBerry Beta Zone profile!

DTEK50 owners, be sure to update your BlackBerry Beta Zone profile!

Did you pick up a brand new BlackBerry DTEK50? If so, you'll want to make sure you go ahead and update your BlackBerry Beta Zone profile as well to show the proper device. Changing your profile is all rather easy, but here are the steps to walk you through it. Visit the BlackBerry Beta Zone and login From there, click on 'My Profile' Once on the 'Core Profile' page, look in the right corner...

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Learn how Certicom ensures security as cars become more autonomous

Learn how Certicom ensures security as cars become more autonomous

If you're looking to learn more about how Certicom is ensuring security as cars become more autonomous, the BlackBerry subsidiary will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, August 23rd covering the three aspects of security for the software-defined car. Certicom, the crypto expert in the BlackBerry Technology Solutions family, is prepared to lead the way to a secure software-defined future for...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: So Noted

Mobile Nations Weekly: So Noted

The Note 7 arrives, Honor 8 makes a splash, and a treat for Windows Phone users. Behold, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is now here — and Android Central has everything you need to know about the S Pen-toting flagship Android phone. Also arriving, a flagship from Huawei that's solidly-specced but about half the price: the dual-camera-toting Honor 8. Just two weeks after landing for Windows PC...

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BlackBerry files patent infringement lawsuit against BLU Products in Florida

Following their filing of a patent infringement lawsuit against Avaya in Texas, BlackBerry has now initiated two patent infringement lawsuits against BLU Products, Inc. in Florida. In the suit, BlackBerry alleges that BLU infringes multiple BlackBerry patents by using, without authorization, BlackBerry's proprietary technology in BLU's commercial mobile devices. As a result of its...

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AT&T ditches monthly overages for reduced data speeds

AT&T ditches monthly overages for reduced data speeds

AT&T has announced that the carrier will be ending overage charges in favor of reduced data speeds once you've used your allotment. The carrier will offer plans ranging from 1GB to 200GB of high-speed data so you can pick the correct amount for what you use. Some customers will actually get more data in their allotment under the new plans without paying any more money. Instead of charging per...

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T-Mobile and Sprint revamp unlimited data plans, but they're not necessarily cheaper

T-Mobile is launching new plans on September 6 that will offer unlimited voice and LTE high-speed data starting at $70 a month. However, these new plans could actually be higher for some customers that make the switch. The new T-Mobile One plans will start at $70 a month for one line with auto-pay billing, with the second line costing $50 a month, and any additional lines adding $20 a month...

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BlackBerry adds 'Buy Now Post' options to BBM Channels

BlackBerry adds 'Buy Now Post' options to BBM Channels

Although the option appeared in an early beta for iOS users, BlackBerry has now taken the next steps in introducing 'Buy Now' options in BBM Channels. If you login to the BBM Channels web portal, you should see options to sign up for access to what BlackBerry has dubbed 'Buy Now Posts.' I say sign up for access because it's not immediately available to everyone, it needs to be approved first...

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Order a BlackBerry DTEK50 from B&H Photo and get a free mobile power pack!

If you missed out on the ShopBlackBerry pre-orders for the DTEK50 with a free mobile power pack, you can still get in on the action. B&H Photo has the all-new, unlocked BlackBerry DTEK50 in stock with the bonus BlackBerry MP-12600 Mobile Power Charger for $299.99 with free, expedited shipping. Unfortunately, B&H Photo doesn't say exactly how many they have remaining in stock with...

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BBM Baby is Lana Del Rey's unreleased song about BlackBerry Messenger

BBM Baby is Lana Del Rey's unreleased song about BlackBerry Messenger

Lana Del Rey has a pretty extensive history of unreleased songs hitting the internet and one of the latest having now appeared online is straight up about BlackBerry Messenger. BBM Baby, as it is known, was written and produced with Penguin Prison back in 2011 according to an interview with FILTER but it was never released until now. I also heard that you were recently in the studio with...

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BlackBerry is rolling out a patch against the QuadRooter exploit to the Priv and DTEK50 starting today. BlackBerry has built a patch against the fourth and final vulnerability of the QuadRooter exploit. As a refresher, QuadRooter was able to use vulnerabilities in Qualcomm's firmware drivers to gain elevated permissions (read: root) on your phone or tablet. Zero cases have been reported in...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Ramp up

Mobile Nations Weekly: Ramp up

Yet another Android security scare, yet more MacBook rumors, and yet even more Windows 10 builds. Android's open nature doesn't mean that it's any more vulnerable to security threats than any other OS. But it does mean that it's more vulnerable to the perception of being more vulnerable. Case in point: the so-called "QuadRooter" vulnerability — lots of smoke and lots of people blowing it...

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BlackBerry lowers Priv pricing through ShopBlackBerry for a limited time!

While the DTEK50 is getting the most of the attention thanks to it being the latest BlackBerry device available, there's still plenty of love for the Priv to go around, and if you have been waiting for a sale from BlackBerry, your patience has been rewarded. BlackBerry has reduced Priv pricing through ShopBlackBerry across the board. ShopBlackBerry US - $499 ShopBlackBerry Canada - $650...

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BlackBerry certifies first Global Platinum Solutions providers for Security and Mobility Services

BlackBerry today announced the first wave of Platinum achievements for partners as a result of the renewed Enterprise Partner Program for solutions providers. The program was launched in May and with ISEC7, GFI, GENOA and novalink, already four global partners are now ranked in the top tier level. We are excited that ISEC7, GFI, GENOA and novalink achieved Platinum level in our Enterprise...

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S Army awards BlackBerry Software with Certificate of Networthiness and Authorization

AtHoc continues to collect accolades. BlackBerry has now announced that its AtHoc software has received a Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) and Authority to Operate (ATO) with the US Army through April 2019. The fulfillment of these essential information assurance and security requirements means that the AtHoc networked crisis communication software will remain in uninterrupted use protecting...

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Sizzlin Hot Summer Sale: Save an extra 20% on your favorite BlackBerry accessories

Summer Sale

The heat of summer is still here, so don't miss out on this hot sale. Feeling bummed that summer will soon be winding down? Well, how about an extra 20% off on the already-reduced ShopCrackBerry accessories? Don't miss out on this opportunity to stock up with cases, charging cables and more for your favorite BlackBerry phones. Whether you are looking for something to accompany your BlackBerry...

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INPS chooses BlackBerry's BES12 to securely manage its multi-platform mobile fleet

BlackBerry today announced that In Practice Systems Ltd (INPS), a leader in unique medical software for primary care and the wider healthcare environment in the UK, has upgraded to BES12 to securely manage its multi-platform mobile fleet. "We needed a mobility solution that matched the characteristics we see in ourselves – highly secure and productive. Working with our strategic...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Hub+

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Hub+

Although I had to miss Upstream last night due to travel, James, Alex, Ronell and Brandon kept it going. This week, BlackBerry's announcement of Hub+ takes up a good portion of the discussion alongside new lawsuits, BBM updates and the pending shipments of DTEK50 preorders. If you missed BerryFlow live, now you can get yourself caught up. Topics BlackBerry now rolling out August 5 Android...

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Don't miss out on the DTEK50 special pre-order offer!

Don't miss out on the DTEK50 special pre-order offer!

Have you pre-ordered your BlackBerry DTEK50 yet? If not, today is the last day to do so in order to take advantage of the special pre-order offer. For a limited time, customers who pre-order DTEK50 from ShopBlackBerry will receive a complimentary BlackBerry Mobile Power Pack, a 12600mAh battery portable charger worth $59.99 USD. The offer expires on August 8th at 11:59 pm PST and according to...

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