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BBM for BlackBerry 10 and Android updated with new features and enhancements

After spending some time in beta, BlackBerry has now rolled out the latest BBM updates for BlackBerry 10 and Android. This time around, there is plenty of new features and enhancements including upgraded group chat, the ability to share longer videos, iOS and Android users can now make video calls for free directly from BBM and much, much more! Have a look at the full list of notable changes...

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Watch the BlackBerry DTEK50 Facebook Live Q&A replay

Watch the BlackBerry DTEK50 Facebook Live Q&A replay

BlackBerry's first Facebook Live Q&A event covering DTEK50 has now wrapped up but if you missed out on watching it live you can catch the replay. Eric Lai and BlackBerry's Global Head of Device Sales, Alex Thurber, fielded questions covering DTEK50, upcoming updates as well as the technical challenges of making a dual-boot Android/BlackBerry 10 phone. Plus, if you pay attention, you'll hear...

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Telus adds even more destinations to its Easy Roam offering

Telus adds even more destinations to its Easy Roam offering

Telus is looking to make it easier for customers to use their cell service while traveling abroad by adding even more countries to its Easy Roam options. In addition to the U.S., Telus says that customers traveling to England, China and more can now take advantage of its cheaper and less-confusing Easy Roam international roaming option. From Telus: Canadian travellers visiting our...

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Amazon launches its Dash grocery scanner in the UK to help you order stuff

Amazon Dash Scanner

Amazon has launched its Dash grocery scanner in the UK to help consumers quickly and conveniently add items to their basket for easy checkout by scanning barcodes. Once the items have been added, all that's required is to complete the checkout process on a PC or using one of the official Amazon mobile apps. As noted in Engadget's report, should two Amazon Fresh orders be completed before...

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DTEK50 now available for pre-order from Unlocked Mobiles and Clove in the UK

For those of you who live in the UK and might not want to pre-order your DTEK50 from ShopBlackBerry for whatever reason, two other UK retailers are now also taking pre-orders for BlackBerry's latest Android-powered smartphone. As noted on their respective sites, Unlocked Mobiles has the DTEK50 scheduled to ship from the week of Aug. 1, priced at £274.99 while, Clove Technology has an Aug. 5...

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ring your questions about DTEK50 to BlackBerry's first Facebook Live event

Do you have some questions about DTEK50 that simply can't be found elsewhere? If so, you might want to take part in BlackBerry's first Facebook Live event taking place on Thursday, July 28 where BlackBerry's Global Head of Device Sales, Alex Thurber will be taking on a Q&A session. Alex will answer your questions about DTEK's svelte design, its end user features such as its sharp 13...

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Watch the BlackBerry DTEK50 launch webcast

Watch the BlackBerry DTEK50 launch webcast

As you may have noticed, for the launch of the DTEK50, BlackBerry did have a webcast set up to introduce the device to the world, but it was not made public. Instead, BlackBerry opted to record the event and as such have now made it available for everyone to check out. This July 26, 2016, webcast from our headquarters in Waterloo, Canada was done with Alex Thurber, senior vice president...

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Will you be pre-ordering a BlackBerry DTEK50?

Will you be pre-ordering a BlackBerry DTEK50?

In a bit of a surprise as part of the BlackBerry DTEK50 announcement, BlackBerry let it be known the device is available for pre-order on ShopBlackBerry right now for those in the U.S., Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands and is expected to start shipping the week of August 8. With that in mind, we figured there's no time better than now to ask. Will you be pre-...

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Our BlackBerry DTEK50 forums are now open!

Our BlackBerry DTEK50 forums are now open!

Looking to discuss the BlackBerry DTEK50? Good news! We've now opened up our BlackBerry DTEK50 forums and you're all invited to come hang out. As it stands, there's already plenty of threads discussing BlackBerry's latest Android-powered smartphone and with pre-orders for the device open right now and shipping on August 8, the forums will continue to grow with plenty of questions, device help...

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BlackBerry DTEK50 specs

BlackBerry DTEK50 specs

Now that BlackBerry has officially announced their latest Android-powered device, better known as DTEK50, we've got the full run down of specs for you. For the DTEK50, BlackBerry decided to go with mid-range specs and an all-touch form factor as was rumored early on. Take a look at what powers the DTEK50 from BlackBerry. Category DTEK50 Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow Display...

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T-Mobile adds 16 more providers to Binge On, bringing the total to over 100

T-Mobile adds 16 more providers to Binge On, bringing the total to over 100

T-Mobile has announced the U.S. carrier is adding a further 16 providers to its Binge On program, which essentially enables subscribers to enjoy select services and streaming platforms without using up any data on their plan. The company boasts more than 100 services on this program, allowing customers to enjoy 765 million hours of video for free so far. Here's the full list of newly added...

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Verizon

Verzion has published the U.S. carrier's results for Q2 2016, noting total revenues of $30.5 billion for the quarter. The company also recently finalized its acquisition of Yahoo, which will sit comfortably alongside AOL. Operating income for Q2 was $4.6 billion and the carrier announced 615,000 new postpaid net additions. Verizon now has 113 million retail connections, up just over 3% from last...

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BlackBerry Neon / DTEK50 appears in new images

BlackBerry Neon / DTEK50 appears in new images

Fresh off the BlackBerry servers, where it appears as though someone slipped up and let a portion of the site go live for a short period of time, is a new image of BlackBerry's second Android-powered smartphone, more commonly known as 'Neon' or as FCC documents note it as, the DTEK50. To go along with the single image of the device, the specifications page also went live for a short period,...

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Amazon Prime finally makes its way to India, 60-day trial available

Amazon Prime India

Amazon has finally launched its Prime service in India. The service offers free (and unlimited) one-day and two-day delivery options across 100 cities in India, with no minimum order amount required for delivery. There's discounted same-day delivery options for Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and other cities as well. Prime also offers early access to Amazon's lightning deals, as well...

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Microsoft logo

BlackBerry has announced another partnership with Microsoft that will see the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform made available on the Microsoft Azure cloud service. BlackBerry stated: Enterprises can now opt to install and deploy the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform by BlackBerry through Microsoft Azure to mobilize a broad range of business apps, including collaboration apps,...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Modular, mainstream, McLaren

Mobile Nations Weekly: Modular, mainstream, McLaren

Moto's modular masterpiece and Nokia's never known novelty. Motorola's latest phones — the Moto Z and Moto Z Force have at long last arrived, but with a catch: they're Verizon "Droid"-brand exclusives for now. But give it a little while and the modular-backed smartphones will be available elsewhere. And even though the BlackBerry Security Summit was all about, well, security, we couldn't help...

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How your tea kettle could be a gateway for hackers

BlackBerry shows how your tea kettle could be a gateway for hackers

At last year's BlackBerry Security Summit, BlackBerry showed how it would be possible for hackers to take over an infusion pump and while this year's attack on a tea kettle, which you can now watch the video of, may not have carried the same shock value, it was certainly as interesting when you consider the amount of stuff we continue to add to our connected world. BlackBerry's goal here was...

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BlackBerry victorious in U.S. patent infringement lawsuit brought by Mobile Telecommunications LLC

BlackBerry has scored 'a sweeping victory' as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas ruled in favor of BlackBerry in a patent infringement case brought by Mobile Telecommunications LLC (MTel). MTel had originally claimed that BlackBerry infringed on five of their patents but before heading to trial, the Court found that two of the patents were directed to non-patentable...

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BlackBerry Hamburg / Neon built by TCL turns up at the FCC, marketing name DTEK 50

UPDATE - Additional variations have also appeared showing the marketing name once again as DTEK 50. You can view those FCC documents here. When BlackBerry's Chief Operating Officer Marty Beard noted to us that BlackBerry's next handset release is "very, very imminent," he wasn't joking as a recent filing at the FCC appears to show. Documents dated July 14, have now appeared in the FCC database...

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AT&T reports Q2 2016 earnings with $40.5 billion in revenue, 2.1 million wireless net adds

AT&T has reported its earnings for the second quarter of 2016, noting a solid bump in both consolidated revenues and wireless net adds over this time a year ago. In total, AT&T says that consolidated revenues were up to $40.5 billion for the quarter, which is an increase of 22% over the same period a year ago. Concerning the wireless market specifically, AT&T says that it saw a...

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