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BlackBerry 'Oslo' appears once again in new images

BlackBerry 'Oslo' appears once again in new images

UPDATE - New evidence shows this device might not be codenamed Oslo after all. Instead, BlckBerry has taken to calling it 'Dallas' with the latest OS. But it's just a codename still either way. While the first photo of BlackBerry 'Oslo' was nothing more than a pixelated render, the devices second appearance offers a significantly better look at the Passport-like design. As noted by N4BB, the...

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BlackBerry hosting annual Security Summit on July 23rd in New York

BlackBerry hosting second annual Security Summit on July 23

Last year in July, BlackBerry hosted their annual BlackBerry Security Summit in New York. The event was headed up by BlackBerry CEO John Chen, his senior leadership team, BlackBerry partners, customers and industry experts and this year BlackBerry is doing it again as the 'save the date' invites have now been sent out. Please save the date to join BlackBerry on July 23 for the second...

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John Chen hooks John Legere up with a Batman inspired BlackBerry Classic for his birthday

For those of you who might not already be aware, T-Mobile CEO John Legere is a pretty big Batman fan and it just so happens, June 4th is also Legere's birthday. If you follow him on Twitter, he has been celebrating all day but one mention sent out to John Chen caught our attention. Yep, Chen took the time to go ahead and hook up Legere with a Batman inspired BlackBerry Classic for his...

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BlackBerry Classic now officially available in Colombia

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The BlackBerry Classic has steadily been rolling out around the globe and this week sees Colombia added to the list. The good folk of Colombia can purchase the Classic from Mercadolibre.com from $1.299.900 c/u according to the site. If my memory serves me right, BlackBerry has done pretty well in South America over the years. Are you in Colombia and waiting to snap up the Classic? Let us...

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BlackBerry customer satisfaction in the U.S. rising faster than other smartphone brands

That's according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index published by the University of Michigan, which surveyed more than 70,000 consumers in the U.S. on how happy they are with the products they've purchased. ACSI began tracking BlackBerry customers in 2012 and since then, BlackBerry has seen U.S. customer satisfaction up 13% with a 5.4% increase in a single year, making their total gain...

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T-Mobile US is reportedly in early merger talks with Dish Network

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T-Mobile US could be trying once again to merge with another large company. A new report from The Wall Street Journal claims that talks have begun with the satellite TV company Dish Network. The story's sources claim that if a merger is approved, Dish Network's CEO Charlie Ergen would be the chairman of the combined company, with T-Mobile CEO John Legere getting the same title for the merged...

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Wireless Code of Conduct now applies to all Canadian wireless customers

Canada's Wireless Code of Conduct now applies to all Canadian wireless customers

Starting today, June 3, all Canadians now fall under the Wireless Code of Conduct, which outlines the rights and responsibilities of wireless customers. The Wireless Code of Conduct is a regulation in Canada from the Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission that aims to protect wireless customers from outrageous fees, contract cancellation waiting periods, and more. For instance, the...

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Apple issues voluntary recall on the Beats Pill XL speaker

Apple issues voluntary recall on the Beats Pill XL speaker

Apple has issued a voluntary recall of the Beats Pill XL speaker. The Bluetooth speaker has been found, in what Apple says are rare cases, to pose a fire safety risk. Apple is offering either an electronic payment or Apple Store credit to customers who return their speakers. From Apple: Because customer safety is the company's top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using their...

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Intel and QNX team up to build a 'car of the future'

QNX and Intel partner to build car of the future

The TU-Automotive show seems to be a busy one for the BlackBerry team, as QNX and Intel have announced a new partnership in which they hope to build a "car of the future." Under this new partnership, Intel will work with QNX to accelerate development of technology used in infotainment systems, digital instrument clusters, and advanced driver assistance systems. With connected cars becoming...

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QNX and Certicom look to enhance automotive security together

QNX and Certicom partner for better automotive security

Coming from the TU-Automotive show in Detroit, QNX has announced a new partnership with Certicom in an effort to enhance automotive security. Both companies are subsidaries of BlackBerry, and while QNX focuses on the software distribution, Certicom's focus is on the protection of the content, applications, and devices. With a variety of new technology making its way to the automotive industry...

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QNX revamps the digital instrument cluster for cars

At the TU-Automotive show in Detriot, QNX has revealed a new digital instrument cluster for vehicles. The new and improved cluster is said to offer drivers a much safer, and more enjoyable experience on the road. With vehicles adding more and more sensors, upcoming clusters will need to be able to display pertinent information to the drivers, and QNX will be providing just that. Drivers will...

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BlackBerry announces new IoT platform

BlackBerry has announced a new Internet of Things (IoT) platform that is aimed to make software updates on vehicles much easier. The new platform was unveiled in Detriot at the TU-Automotive show, and it is aimed to help cut maintenance costs, reduce recalls, and improve customer satisfaction for car manufacturers. With the BlackBerry IoT platform, manufacturers would be able to push out...

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Inst10 v2.1.0.1 has arrived with multiple bug fixes including image quality improvements

For those of you out there using Inst10 as your Instagram app of choice on BlackBerry 10, you'll want to fire up BlackBerry World and get the latest version downloaded. Noted as being v2.1.0.1, this release includes multiple bug fixes include greatly improved upload image quality, fixes for login issues and more. We've got the full list of improvements for you all to review. Greatly Improved...

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QNX-powered Ford Sync 3 infotainment system launching on 2016 Escape and Fiesta

Ford unveiled its brand-new QNX powered Sync 3 infotainment system late last year and while it has been a bit of a wait, they've now announced the first batch of vehicles to come loaded with the new technology. Arriving this summer on the 2016 Ford Escape and Fiesta, Sync 3 has been designed to work along the same lines as your phone or tablet, with plenty of big icons and swipe navigation...

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OS 10.3.2.798 update files for all BlackBerry 10 devices now available

While BlackBerry has announced the official roll out of BlackBerry 10.3.2, there's already another OS available for download that's slightly higher than what BlackBerry is delivering officially. The 10.3.2 update officially arriving on BlackBerry 10 smartphones varies a bit, but the highest release appears to be OS 10.3.2.680 (Software version 10.3.2.440) but savvy users looking to live a...

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BlackBerry 10.3.2 and Blend 1.2 will make their way to all BlackBerry 10 devices

All BlackBerry 10 users will be excited to find out that their devices will be receiving BlackBerry OS 10.3.2, along with BlackBerry Blend 1.2. In a post on their official blog, BlackBerry has announced that 'over the coming weeks' users will begin seeing the software update hitting their devices. With these new updates, users will notice enhancements across their device, as well as...

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Vodafone's new PAYG bundles offer generous 4G allowances from just £10

Vodafone's new PAYG bundles offer generous 4G allowances from just £10

Vodafone today launched Big Value Bundles on Pay As You Go, offering generous calls, SMS allowances and 4G access for those who top-up by £10 or more. Vodafone will be throwing in unlimited SMS, minutes and capped 4G data at certain price points. Simply pick up a SIM, throw it into your phone and top-up when you feel like doing so. For the unlimited calls and messages, you'll need to top-up...

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BBM for Android beta gets Material Design update

BBM for Android beta gets Material Design update

Last week BlackBerry teased something new was coming and while there was much speculation over what it would be, we can now put it to rest. As noted on the Inside BlackBerry blog, a new beta is filtering through the Beta Zone for those making use of an Android device and beta testing BBM that finally brings Android Material Design to the app, something BlackBerry committed to bringing several...

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BlackBerry and Typo have reached a settlement

BlackBerry and Typo have reached a settlement in the case against Typo for the blatant attempts at copying BlackBerry's iconic keyboard design. The two companies have seen each other in court before, but this settlement could mark the end of that. Some of the terms of the agreement include: As part of the settlement, Typo Products LLC, Typo Innovations LLC, Show Media LLC, Hallier...

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