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Coming soon - A close look into how the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS team use BlackBerry 10

Coming soon - A close look into how the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS team use BlackBerry 10

With BlackBerry having chosen the winning Formula One team to sponsor this year they have managed to achieve some of the best marketing out there - not just the BlackBerry logo being on Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg's cars, but also on their helmets and most items of clothing - racing and casual. We've featured promotional videos here before on why Mercedes AMG PETRONAS use BlackBerry 10...

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BlackBerry Classic spotted again in new batch of photos

BlackBerry Classic spotted again in new batch of photos

It would seem as though if you want to get your hands on a BlackBerry Classic ahead of schedule, you'll have to pack your bags and head to Shenzen. Although the BlackBerry Classic has been spotted several times already, someone decided to throw a BlackBerry party and in attendance was a BlackBerry Classic and it got caught posing for some new photos. To go along with the ones from the party...

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Amazon now sending out delivery estimate updates for Passport orders

Amazon now sending out delivery estimate updates for Passport orders

Have you ordered a BlackBerry Passport from Amazon and been waiting for it to ship? If so, you'll want to keep an eye on your inbox for a status update from Amazon. The company has now sent out several emails letting customers know their orders have been processed along with letting them know their new delivery estimates. According to the emails we've received, if you placed your order on or...

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BBM Meetings launching soon for enterprise, consumer release in 2015

BBM Meetings launching soon for enterprise, consumer release in 2015

Back in June during the BlackBerry earnings call a new app called BBM Meetings made an appearance. Since then, there hasn't been a ton of info about it relayed by BlackBerry but like all the other BBM initiatives BlackBerry has been working on such as BBM Protected, BBM Money, Cross-platform BBM, BBM Channels, BBM stickers, BBM Meetings is still well on its way according to BlackBerry's...

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AT&T launches new Passport international plans

AT&T launches new Passport international roaming plans

AT&T has a new set of international plans, and while they'll still hit your wallet hard, they're an improvement of what came before. AT&T's new plans, dubbed Passport, Passport Plus, and Passport Pro (not to be confused with plans for the new BlackBerry Passport), bring the same data allotments, but at least offer easier billing international data packages than we've seen before from Ma...

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Dropbox

Those who rely on Dropbox to store their personal files may have lost some of their data. The service has experienced some issues regarding a bug in older versions of its available desktop apps. This bug deleted files uploaded by affected users who activated the Selective Sync feature, leading some to find they'd lost a large amount of files. Should users shut down (or restart) the affected...

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Leaked OS 10.3.0.1418 available for all BlackBerry 10 devices

Leaked OS 10.3.0.1418 available for all BlackBerry 10 devices

Alright, so it's kind of sort of a leak but not really. In any case, while Rogers is in the process of rolling out OS 10.3.0.1418 officially to the BlackBerry Passport, the files are also available for every other BlackBerry 10 device. At this point, you'll have to load the files manually but for anyone familiar with leaks, that shouldn't be an issue. Worst case, you can hang around the...

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Rogers rolling out OS 10.3.0.1418 for the BlackBerry Passport

Rogers rolling out OS 10.3.0.1418 for the BlackBerry Passport

When it comes to OS updates for the BlackBerry Passport, Rogers seems to be leading the pack. They were the first carrier to roll out an update before the device was fully officially announced and now they've gone ahead and released another. Now appearing on Passports is software update v10.3.0.908 otherwise known as OS v10.3.0.1418. The update doesn't really specify what has changed, but...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen to speak at Technologies that Matter forum

BlackBerry CEO John Chen

Since taking charge as CEO at BlackBerry, John Chen has understandably been busy handling the agenda there, he has still managed to find some time to take part in various discussion forums elsewhere. One such occasion is coming up on October 17th where John Chen will be attending the Technologies that Matter series forum at the C.K.K. auditorium, Hong Kong Science Park, which is organised by...

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Shrek, How To Train Your Dragon and Thanksgiving stickers now available

It's Thursday and that means it's time for a new batch of BBM stickers to arrive in the BBM Shop. This week, we have Shrek, How To Train Your Dragon and Thanksgiving stickers available. The Shrek pack is set at $1.99 along with the How To Train Your Dragon pack. The Thanksgiving pack though is set a little higher coming in at $2.99. All the packs are live right now in the BBM Shop, so go grab...

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BlackBerry takes over the front page of the Economic Times India

BlackBerry takes over the front page of the Economic Times India

BlackBerry has been no stranger to taking out newspaper ads recently. Just last month they took out an ad in The Globe and Mail across Ontario, but this time around they've gone further and arguably wider with a more creative ad. The October 9th issue of The Economic Times India features a BlackBerry Passport on the whole front page along with a full page Amazon ad further in the issue also...

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ATT

AT&T has agreed to pay a total of $105 million to settle claims that the wireless carrier "billed customers millions of dollars in unauthorized third-party subscriptions and premium text messaging services." The settlement was jointly announced by the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission. In their statement, the FCC said it was the largest enforcement action...

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Amazon's payment gateway lets Indian buyers shop with confidence

Amazon

After launching its payment gateway in the US last year, Amazon is bringing the feature to Indian retailers. Through the service, customers will be able to pay for digital goods on several merchant sites using credit card information stored within their Amazon accounts. The service is expected to launch on merchant sites later this month. In addition to benefitting consumers, Pay with Amazon...

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MindLink announces strategic reseller agreement with BlackBerry

MindLink announces strategic reseller agreement with BlackBerry

MindLink, developer of secure, integrated Enterprise Group Chat applications built for Microsoft Lync, has now announced a new strategic reseller agreement with BlackBerry. Starting today, MindLink joins the BlackBerry Enterprise ISV Reseller Program, which enables the company's group chat app to be distributed internationally by BlackBerry sales teams. "This agreement signifies an...

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Twittly updated to v0.2.700.1 - Brings full BlackBerry Passport support!

A while back we let you all know of a new Twitter client coming from Nemory Studios called Twittly that was available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone and since then the app has grown rather significantly and gained quite a few users along the way. We haven't been tracking EVERY beta update but rather sticking to the large updates and letting folks know when they arrive. In the case of the latest...

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Alec Saunders

BlackBerry's Alec Saunders has announced his departure from the company sometime between now and November 3. We don't normally harp on outgoing BlackBerry staff, but Alec Saunders was a high profile guy who figured largely in many important launches. Prior to taking on the role of VP of Cloud Businesses and heading up Project Ion, BlackBerry's play into the Internet of Things space, Saunders...

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BlackBerry Passport launched in Hong Kong

BlackBerry Passport launched in Hong Kong

If you live in Hong Kong and have patiently been awaiting the arrival of the BlackBerry Passport, your wait is over. The device has now officially been announced at a launch event held earlier today and is available for ordering across several ordering channels of HKT such as CSL and 1010 with a suggested retail price of $6288 HKD. Nice to see the Passport roll out so quickly to all the...

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BlackBerry Passport Gold Edition spotted looking luxurious

BlackBerry Passport Gold Edition spotted looking luxurious

We've all seen the piano black and porcelain white version of the BlackBerry Passport, which are both great looking devices. Then we saw an all black version appear and as we know from previous device launches, it was only a matter of time before we saw one pampered in gold, be it directly from BlackBerry or a third-party. As it turns out, we didn't have to wait all that long at all as one...

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Top 5 new features coming with BlackBerry 10.3.1

Top 5 new features coming with BlackBerry 10.3.1

Earlier we posted up a quick look at some of the new features coming with BlackBerry 10.3.1 from the SDK but since then, an unofficial developer build of 10.3.1 has leaked out and folks have been going through it and finding out what's new. For those of you not interested in loading up a leaked or developer OS, CrackBerry Forums member pttptppt decided to do up a video and show off some of the...

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