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BlackBerry Priv is now even more affordable at AT&T

BlackBerry Priv

AT&T has slashed the price of the BlackBerry Priv by $60, dropping it down to $639 off contract. While this isn't a huge savings, it exceeds the $50 cut that BlackBerry recently did on the phone. If you are in the market for a new phone or have been eyeing the Priv but waiting for the price to drop a little, this may be your time to pick one up. While it is great to see AT&T lower the...

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HotRemit adopts BBM for mobile payments and expense tracking in India

HotRemit adopts BBM for mobile payments and expense tracking in India

BlackBerry and Digitsecure today announced that they are bringing the immediacy and reliability of BBM to HotRemit digital money transfers in India. Starting today, BBM users can initiate instant mobile payment transfers in BBM and receive customized expense reports for personal and professional expenses. "BBM provides a convenient and instant social platform for money transfers, top-ups...

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Verizon

Verizon has announced its Q1 2016 earnings with $32.2 billion in total operating revenue coming in, of which $22 billion came from the wireless end of the business. The carrier was also able to add 640,000 postpaid net additions, which is a low-volume quarter for them. Customer retention remained solid at Verizon, with its retail postpaid churn as low as 0.96%, a huge improvement year over year...

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Priv - Official Smartphone of the Toronto Raptors

Priv - Official Smartphone of the Toronto Raptors

BlackBerry and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment have a longstanding marketing relationship and as part of that relationship, the BlackBerry Priv is the official smartphone of the Toronto Raptors. Fans attending events at the Air Canada Centre get to see plenty of BlackBerry marketing but BlackBerry and the Raptors have now dropped some new videos on their YouTube channels. There's both a...

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Ecnryption

Four big tech coalitions have teamed up to write an open letter to two senators in opposition to a bill that would require smartphone manufacturers to decrypt data for law enforcement on demand. Apple, Google, and Facebook are amongst the companies that these coalitions represent, and the letter expresses their "deep concerns" surrounding the proposed bill. The letter is addressed to Senators...

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Snag an unlocked AT&T BlackBerry Priv for just $450

Snag an unlocked AT&T BlackBerry Priv for just $450

If you've been on the lookout for a good deal on the BlackBerry Priv, DailySteals is currently offering the handset for just $450. For those keeping score, that's a $200 drop from the Priv's current price of $650 elsewhere. DailySteals says that the model on offer is AT&T-branded. However, it is unlocked, so it should work with other GSM carriers like T-Mobile. If you're interested, you...

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BlackBerry logo

Following the recent news that BlackBerry's global decryption key was in the hands of the Canadian Police since 2010, current CEO John Chen has taken to the BlackBerry Blog to clear the air. BlackBerry feels as though "tech companies as good corporate citizens should comply with reasonable lawful access requests," a position they have made clear in the past. The case that surfaced was an old...

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Amazon rolls out monthly subscriptions for Prime and Prime Video

Amazon rolls out monthly subscriptions for Prime and Prime Video

Amazon is now offering monthly subscription plans for its Prime service, which is available for $10.99 a month. The retailer is also targeting Netflix by making Prime Video available as a standalone service for $8.99 a month. A yearly subscription of Prime costs $99, which includes full access to Prime Video. Opting for the monthly route will set you back $131.88 over the course of a year, or...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: The power of 10

Mobile Nations Weekly: The power of 10

All the tens in all the places. The subject of many leaks and speculation is here — no, not the iPhone 7 — it's the HTC 10!. But it's going up against some strong competition in the Galaxy S7 and the LG G5. The Apple front was rather quiet, with ongoing speculation about an update and renaming of Mac OS X and the much-anticipated iPhone 7 — though neither will be here exactly soon. Microsoft...

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Sprint rolls out LTE Plus in New York City to bring you supercharged speeds

Sprint

Sprint has rolled out LTE Plus in New York City. The newly added location joins 190 other markets across the U.S. who already enjoy the network's improved LTE speeds. The company has revealed that speed and capacity of more than 900 cell sites across the New York metropolitan area have been doubled. As well as expanding its network, Sprint notes the company has invested in fine-tuning its...

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BlackBerry launches Enterprise Technical Expert video series on YouTube

While BlackBerry has in recent months, held many webinars to cover a lot of their Enterprise offerings, those looking for more information on key products and features from BlackBerry now have a new resource to turn to as BlackBerry has launched a BlackBerry Enterprise Technical Expert Series on YouTube. IT leaders hungry for expert insight on enterprise mobility solutions have a new...

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BlackBerry's global decryption key was obtained by Canadian Police in 2010

BlackBerry's global decryption key was obtained by Canadian Police in 2010

It appears as though BlackBerry's global decryption key was previously obtained by the Canadian Police. According to a report, the police have had the key to BlackBerry devices since 2010, but neither the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) nor BlackBerry will confirm the details of how it was handed over. From Vice's report: According to technical reports by the Royal Canadian Mounted...

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Marshmallow beta will soon begin rolling out to first wave of Priv testers

Marshmallow beta will soon begin rolling out to first wave of Priv testers

BlackBerry is preparing to roll out Marshmallow to Priv beta testers who have opted into the program and completed necessary enrollment steps. The company has confirmed in the beta zone that Marshmallow will be released to the program from today. So, how will you receive the update on your Priv? Should you be in the beta, you'll receive Marshmallow as you would a normal system update. Either...

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Register for the 'Making Sense of the EMM Alphabet Soup' webinar

Register for the 'Making Sense of the EMM Alphabet Soup' webinar

If you get confused by the alphabet soup of acronyms such as EMM, MDM, MAM and MCM, BlackBerry is looking to help clear things up for by hosting a 'Making Sense of the EMM Alphabet Soup - a detailed look at MDM, MAM & MCM' webinar on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Organizations are trying to keep up with the demands of their business to be able to do more through mobile at a time when...

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WhatsApp offers up a new beta release for BlackBerry 10

WhatsApp offers up a new beta release for BlackBerry 10

If you're still riding it out with WhatsApp until the end of 2016, you might as well get yourself on the latest version possible. A new beta build has arrived in the BlackBerry Beta Zone and while the changes are certainly not huge, they might be of interest to you. Reorganized Account settings to match other platforms. (Privacy, Security, Change Numbr, and Delete Account are now all under "...

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Servomex Selects Qnx to Power Gas Analysis for Safety-critical Environments

QNX has scored another win with the announcement that Servomex Group, a world leader in gas analysis technology, has chosen the QNX Neutrino Realtime OS to power its next generation of gas analyzers, which needed a high-performance OS, flexibility to support an array of market-specific applications and the reliability to be deployed in safety-critical environments. "Servomex offers an...

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Sprint may not sell the BlackBerry Priv after all

Sprint may not sell the BlackBerry Priv after all

Update - As per BlackBerry CEO John Chen, Sprint will no longer offer the BlackBerry Priv. .@Sprint will not carry PRIV. Get it at https://t.co/QsCUsMbeq3 @ATT @TMobile @Verizon— John Chen (@JohnChen) April 11, 2016 Despite earlier confirmation coming from BlackBerry CEO John Chen during CES 2016 that the BlackBerry Priv would be arriving on Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, it now appears as...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: HoloMazing

Mobile Nations Weekly: HoloMazing

Double the cameras, double the tours, double the holograms. This week in tech: Huawei goes double with the P9 phone with dual Leica cameras and BlackBerry starts up their Priv Marshmallow beta. Things were relatively quiet in the Apple space, sans more rumors about the iPhone 7 and fancy new Apple Watch Hermes bands. But the really cool stuff is happening in, of all places, Windows land. Yes...

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T-Mobile Netherlands may borrow strategy from its U.S. brother in turnaround attempt

In order to remedy issues with T-Mobile Netherlands, parent company Deutsche Telekom is reportedly planning to take a page out of the book of its U.S. counterpart. While T-Mobile Netherlands has lost over 1 million subscribers in the last three years, T-Mobile US has been consistently adding subscribers for the last couple of years, thanks in large part to aggressive pricing and promotions....

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