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BlackBerry for Enterprise and Investor Day live blog!

BlackBerry for Enterprise and Investor Day live blog!

Today is the day BlackBerry has set aside to tell us all about their new chapter for enterprise mobility and according to previous announcements, they'll be 'revealing a portfolio of products and services that mark the end of mobile compromises — and the beginning of secure possibilities.' and on top of that excitement, they've also scheduled and Investor Day call for after the BlackBerry for...

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BES12 Client apps now available for download

BES12 Client apps now available for download

With it being no secret that BES12 is coming at the BlackBerry For Enterprise event tomorrow in San Francisco, I suppose it's not really a surprise to see that suite of Enterprise apps for BES have now been updated to reflect the changes as well. BES12 Client, Secure Work Space for BES12, Work Space Manager for BES12, Work Browser for BES12 and finally, Work Security ID for BES12 are all...

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Reminder: BlackBerry hosting Enterprise event and Investor Day tomorrow!

Tomorrow is shaping up to be a busy day for BlackBerry. Both the BlackBerry Enterprise event and Investor day are taking place tomorrow starting at 9AM PT, and we'll be tuned into it all. The Enterprise event will be streamed and anyone can tune into the investor call, plus we'll be setting up a live blog for everyone who wants to watch along and chat. As for expectations, well we know...

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Sprint could be in talks to buy FreedomPop

Sprint Store

A new report claims that Sprint is among the many companies that might be thinking about acquiring FreedomPop, the wireless carrier that offers a number of voice minutes and data for free each month to US customers. USA Today, citing unnamed sources, also claims that some of the other companies that might be in the running to purchase FreedomPop include an unnamed but "large U.S. technology...

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Verizon offers deals on digital content with Connection Day

Verizon offers deals on digital content with Connection Day

In an attempt to get you to sign up for their service, Verizon has introduced Connection Day, a day of digital giveaways for people visiting Verizon stores. Taking place on November 26, the day before Thanksgiving, Connection Day will see Verizon give away music, apps, movies, and more from participating companies like Amazon, Apple, and Pandora. Free content from Amazon comes from Amazon...

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WhatsApp updated in the BlackBerry Beta Zone

If you're a WhatsApp user and like helping out with the beta releases from the BlackBerry Beta Zone, a new version has now arrived. Coming up as v2.11.1016.2 the new release includes several bug fixes to help improve the overall app experience. Added a chats-list filter drop-down (Pull the list down past the first item to see.) Added support for sharing locations from BlackBerry Maps. Group...

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Missing U - lament for a shortcut key

U on the BlackBerry Passport

I've been using the BlackBerry Passport since launch, and it's been really great to be back on familiar turf. The Samsung Galaxy S5 I've been using for the last six months or so feels cheap and plasticky by comparison. Unorthodox as the Passport may be, it's great to have a physical keyboard under my thumbs again. OS 10.3 is a refreshing visual overhaul and there are a handful of functional...

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BitTorque development revived, v1.3.0 now available for download

BitTorque development revived, v1.3.0 now available for download

Previously, we mentioned the native BlackBerry 10 torrent downloader had risen from the dead but now it's more true than ever. After some discussion in the CrackBerry Forums with the developer of BitTorque, they've decided to go ahead and once again take on the project and as such have released v1.3.0 of the BitTorque. The community has spoken and I have been spurred into action. I've...

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Sprint to reduce monthly data access charge for some Family Share plans

Sprint Store

Sprint will reduce the data access charge for its $80 and $90 Sprint Family Share plans to $15 a month beginning on Friday, November 14 in their latest attempt to undercut the pricing plans of its competitors. Sprint claims that the data access reduction means that it offers more data for its customers than comparable plans at AT&T and Verizon for the same price or lower. It says that...

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This is the red BlackBerry Passport! [Updated]

This is the red BlackBerry Passport!

UPDATE - Despite this image being found on Amazon's servers, I've received word that it's not the final revision of the device and changes to it are expected. What changes exactly? I'm not sure. Even more red on the front/top being added, perhaps, as some people were hoping. Personally, I like the one above better but that's just me. So, a few days ago Amazon slipped up and listed the red and...

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BlackBerry earns a 2014 Green Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive

One of the key changes BlackBerry has made this year comes by way of their supply chain and thanks to those changes, the company has scored themselves a 2014 Green Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive. The awards highlight companies that are making sustainability a core part of the businesses and supply chain strategies. And they have the results to show for it. Almost 200...

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Kim Kardashian won't be getting a job at BlackBerry anytime soon

BlackBerry won't be hiring Kim Kardashian anytime soon

Despite having professed her love for BlackBerry's smartphones, self-proclaimed BlackBerry Bold-addict and reality television star Kim Kardashian won't be hired as a celebrity spokesperson for the brand. BlackBerry CEO John Chen said that it's strictly business and that he is not focusing on the consumer market at this time. In an interview at the APEC CEO Summit in Beijing, Chen said of his...

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BlackBerry joins the Missing Children Society of Canada's mission to find missing children

BBM has a long history of being used in the aid of public safety and a new partnership with the Toronto Police Service and the Missing Children Society of Canada highlights that once again. At an event held in Toronto today, the Toronto Police Service and the Missing Children Society of Canada announced BlackBerry/BBM as the latest addition to their search program, Milk Carton 2.0. By...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen seeks growth in China, meets with Lenovo, Xiaomi and HTC

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has noted several times already that the next step in his plan for BlackBerry is to grow the company and one place where he sees opportunity, due to the demand for security, encryption and privacy is in China. Attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Summit in Beijing, John Chen sat down with Xiaomi's CEO Lei Jun, and Lenovo's head Yang Yuanqing along with...

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AT&T ditches plans for in-flight 4G LTE connectivity

AT&T ditches plans for in-flight 4G LTE connectivity

AT&T announced that it will be abandoning plans to bring in-flight wireless connectivity. The carrier will not be bringing its 4G LTE service to the skies as previously planned through an air-to-ground-based service for domestic flights, citing that in-flight connectivity is too risky of an investment. In a statement to Runway Girl Network, AT&T said: As AT&T explores...

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President Obama wants ISPs to be regulated under net neutrality principles

President Obama Net Neutrality

President Barack Obama has issued a new request to the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify broadband wired Internet service in the US as a public utility, like telephone or power companies are currently classified. This is just the latest attempt to regulate Internet service providers under net neutrality principles. President Obama believes that ISPs should not be allowed to...

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BitTorque - A native BlackBerry 10 torrent downloader, rises from the dead

UPDATE - BitTorque development revived, v1.3.0 now available for download BitTorque, the native BlackBerry 10 torrent downloader hasn't been available since February 2013, but thanks to some work put in by xsacha the app has now arisen from the dead. The app appeared on BlackBerry World but was quickly removed, thought to be never seen again. The developers tried to get BlackBerry to reapprove...

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BlackBerry ranked second highest Canadian company in R&D spending

BlackBerry ranked second highest Canadian company in R&D spending

Canadian smartphone-maker BlackBerry is still a leading spender in research and development. In 2013, the company had invested over $1.3 billion in R&D, placing it second behind Bombardier in the list of Canada's top spending companies in R&D. BlackBerry was ranked higher than IBM Canada, Rogers Communications, Ericsson Canada, and Sierra Wireless. Despite BlackBerry's high spending...

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John Chen: 'BlackBerry has survived; now we have to start looking at growth'

That's the message John Chen has been relaying in all of his recent interviews but once again reiterated in an interview with Reuters. November 4th marked John Chens one-year anniversary at BlackBerry, and there's no doubt things have changed since his arrival, including how others are now looking at the company. It's no longer a company stuck in a 'death spiral' as many predicted. "Once...

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