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Partnering for Innovation: BlackBerry and Mackenzie Health

Partnering for Innovation: BlackBerry and Mackenzie Health

Extending the already existing relationship with Mackenzie Health, BlackBerry CEO John Chen joined the "Partnering for Innovation: Healthcare in the Digital Age" keynote discussion at the launch of Phase Two of the Mackenzie Health Innovation Unit earlier today. Alongside Altaf Stationwala, President and CEO of Mackenzie Health, the discussions covered the role mobility can play in providing...

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Rogers now completely owns Mobilicity, acquires remaining Shaw spectrum

Rogers completes acquisition of Mobilicity, LTE spectrum from Shaw

Canada's Rogers Communications has announced that it has completed a deal that will allow it to immediately boost speeds for customers in British Columbia, Alberta, and Southern Ontario. The company has just finished its acquisition of Shaw's AWS-1 spectrum, and now completely owns Mobilicity. The deal gives Rogers significant spectrum that is already compatible with their LTE devices. From...

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BlackBerry announces election results for the company's Board of Directors

Just in case you missed the announcement during our live coverage of the BlackBerry Q1 Fiscal 2016 results, BlackBerry has now announced that the six nominees listed in the company's management information circular dated May 11, 2015 for the company's annual and special meeting of shareholders held on June 23, 2015, were elected as directors to serve until the next annual meeting of...

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T-Mobile teases Un-Carrier Amped, more details coming June 25

T-Mobile teases Un-Carrier Amped, more details coming June 25

T-Mobile is getting ready to make some more announcements on June 25, as the company teases Un-Carrier Amped in a new video. The next series of announcements to come from T-Mobile will carry the Un-Carrier Amped branding. With this, the company will be beefing up some of its already popular Un-carrier moves, making them even bigger. The first announcement will be on Thursday, June 25, with...

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John Chen not against building an Android device, provided he can make it secure

While neither BlackBerry's earnings report nor AGM webcast addressed any of the rumors surrounding the possibility of BlackBerry building an Android device, John Chen did sit down with CNBC for an interview where the question was raised. When asked about building a pure Android phone, Chen noted 'We only build secure phones and BlackBerry is the most secure phone so, if I can find a way to...

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BlackBerry Q1 Fiscal 2016 Earnings Call Live Blog!

BlackBerry Q1 Fiscal 2016 Earnings Call Live Blog!

The report is out, but the earnings call still has to happen, so hop into the chat below and settle in. The conference call and live webcast will be held today beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-877-795-3635 or by logging onto the BlackBerry Investors site. After the earnings call, you'll want to come back at 10 am ET for the annual meeting webcast as well. We'll let the...

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BlackBerry and Cisco sign broad patent cross-licensing agreement

BlackBerry and Cisco Sign broad patent cross-licensing agreement

BlackBerry and Cisco today announced that they have entered into a long-term patent cross-licensing agreement covering their respective products and technologies. BlackBerry and Cisco have a long history of technical cooperation and intend to further collaborate under this agreement. "Our agreement with Cisco underscores the value companies place on BlackBerry's broad and foundational...

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BlackBerry Appoints Dr. Laurie Smaldone Alsup to the Board of Directors

In addition to the earnings reports announced today, BlackBerry has also announced the appointment of Laurie Smaldone Alsup, M.D., President and Chief Scientific Officer of PharmApprove, to the Company's Board of Directors. "I am pleased to welcome Dr. Laurie Smaldone Alsup to our Board of Directors. Dr. Smaldone Alsup's expertise in the pharmaceutical industry aligns very well with our...

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BlackBerry announces Q1 Fiscal 2016 results

BlackBerry announces Q1 Fiscal 2016 Results

Right on schedule, BlackBerry has now announced their Q1 Fiscal 2016 financial results for the period ending May 30th, 2015. Last quarter, Executive Chairman and CEO John Chen noted "The second half of our turnaround focuses on stabilization of revenue with sustainable profitability and cash generation" and this report offers up a look at how well that focus has played out for BlackBerry. Q1...

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Reminder: BlackBerry to announce Q1 FY2016 results on June 23

Reminder: BlackBerry to announce First Quarter Fiscal 2016 results on June 23

Just a quick, friendly reminder for those of you holding shares of BBRY that Tuesday morning we'll see BlackBerry report its Q1 FY2016 results. The conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-877-795-3635 or by logging onto the BlackBerry Investors site. As always, we'll have a live blog set up for those who rise early and wish to...

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BlackBerry 'Prague' rumored to be company's first Android-powered device

BlackBerry 'Prague' rumored to be company's first Android-powered device

There has been quite a bit of chatter lately about Android-powered BlackBerry devices, and yet another rumor has surfaced. According to N4BB, BlackBerry's first Android device is called the BlackBerry "Prague", which won't be flagship style hardware, instead more on the lower end. It is said that the "Prague" will be aimed towards emerging markets, much like the Android One devices that other...

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The majority of CrackBerry readers wouldn't buy an Android-based BlackBerry

Shocking, right? Who would have thought? BlackBerry users love BlackBerry 10 and don't want an Android-based BlackBerry. Truthfully, I was playing devil's advocate a bit in asking the question because I entirely expected the majority to flat out tell me I was crazy for asking and proceed to reach for their pitchforks. But, that never happened aside from the odd 'what a dumb question' comment....

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FCC fines AT&T $100 million over throttling complaints

AT&T has received a $100 million fine from the FCC in regards to complaints that it was throttling data on unlimited plans. The FCC says it has received thousands of complaints from customers who noticed lower data speeds on their grandfathered data plan, and as a result AT&T will have to pay a hefty sum. In the ruling, the FCC points out that "AT&T inhibited consumers' ability to...

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Comcast is reportedly interested in acquiring T-Mobile US

Comcast is reportedly interested in acquiring T-Mobile US

Deutsche Telekom is now said to be in talks with Comcast about a potential sale of T-Mobile US. Recently, the Comcast deal fell through with Time Warner, and it was reported that Dish was interested in T-Mobile as well. According to Reuters, Comcast is considered to be the "more attractive" buyer for T-Mobile by the parent company. With Comcast's current financial situation, the company would...

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BlackBerry's upcoming slider, codenamed 'Venice', may release by November 2015

BlackBerry 'Venice' Slider may launch this year

According to some new information from N4BB, it appears as though BlackBerry's upcoming slider may be launching by November 2015. Currently the slider carries a codename of 'Venice', and in addition some supposed specs have surfaced as well. Here is what the reported specs of the Venice are: 5.4-inch Quad-HD display 18 MP rear-camera 5 MP front-camera 1.8 GHz Hexa-core (Snapdragon 808 chipset...

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Verizon gearing up for the rollout of BlackBerry OS 10.3.2.840

Verizon gearing up for the rollout of BlackBerry OS 10.3.2.840

On Verizon and wondering when you'll officially be getting the BlackBerry 10.3.2 update? If so, you might not have long to wait, especially if you're a BlackBerry Classic owner. Looking at the Verizon devices support site, they've started updating all of their BlackBerry 10 devices such as the BlackBerry Classic, Z10, Z30 and Q10 to show OS 10.3.2.840 as coming soon. Right now, it seems as...

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BlackBerry hosting Annual and Special Meeting webcast on June 23

BlackBerry hosting Annual and Special Meeting webcast on June 23rd

To go along with their First Quarter Fiscal 2016 results, BlackBerry will also be hosting their annual and special meeting webcast on June 23. The live webcast will kick off at 10am ET and you can tune in yourself via the BlackBerry Investor events website. As usual, we'll be tuned in to report on any news that comes out of the webcast, and follow-up posts for any of the important tidbits...

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T-Mobile will push out 10.3.2.798 for the Classic on June 17

T-Mobile will begin rolling out BlackBerry OS 10.3.2.798 for the BlackBerry Classic to users starting on June 17. According to T-Mobile Product Manager Des Smith, the update has received approval and is set to start pushing out for the Classic. BlackBerry already announced that OS 10.3.2 would make its way to all BlackBerry 10 devices, so it is great to see T-Mobile pushing it out sooner than...

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Rogers aims to have its BlackBerry devices updated to 10.3.2 by end of July

Rogers posts plans for OS 10.3.2 rollout

Rogers has posted its OS Upgrade plans for the upcoming BlackBerry OS 10.3.2 release in its Community Forums. While they don't give exact dates, it gives a basic understanding of when users can begin to see the update landing on their devices. Here's when each device will see the update. BlackBerry Passport - July BlackBerry Classic - June / July BlackBerry Q10 - June BlackBerry Q5 - July...

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