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Verizon shares plans for LTE Advanced in 2015

Verizon shares plans for LTE Advanced in 2015

Verizon's Mike Haberman today detailed a number of improvements coming to the carrier's LTE network next year. In short, the carrier in red will be rolling out carrier aggregation, adding more coverage for VoLTE, and continuing to refarm its PCS spectrum for LTE. Perhaps the most notable change is the implementation of carrier aggregation. According to a report by Fierce Wireless: Mike...

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BlackBerry Travel for BlackBerry 10 updated with 'additional device support'

A new update to BlackBerry Travel has now landed in BlackBerry World and while it doesn't appear to have any huge changes, it's still a good idea to check it out. The version will depend on which device you're actually running but the according to the change log, the update includes support for additional devices, which to me essentially means it now has proper support for the upcoming...

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Verizon begins testing 4G LTE on 3G spectrum

Verizon begins testing 4G LTE on 3G spectrum

After having announced that it would repurpose portions of its 3G spectrum to operate the faster 4G LTE protocol sometime in 2015, it looks like the Verizon has begun the conversion process and is testing these plans in select markets. Verizon would not give specifics about the test markets right now, but it is reported that Verizon is at least starting its trial of operating LTE on some of its...

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Bell to carry the BlackBerry Classic in Canada

Bell to carry the BlackBerry Classic in Canada

Although it might seem rather obvious given their budget brand, Virgin Mobile, has started taking pre-orders at Best Buy we now know Bell is gearing up to sell the BlackBerry Classic directly as well. If you head on over to the Bell site and search for the device, you'll be taken to a 'coming soon' page, though it offers very few details and still lacks any pricing structure. That said, if...

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BlackBerry previews the browser and app experience on the BlackBerry Classic

Have you pre-ordered your BlackBerry Classic? If so, the latest video from Donny over at the Inside BlackBerry blog showing off the device might be more of a tease than anything else. This time around, Donny highlights some of what the app stores on the device offer and shows off a little bit of the browser. For most CrackBerry readers, it should be pretty standard stuff but we're never going...

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Sprint's 'Cut Your Bill in Half' promo results in only 20 percent savings

Sprint's 'Cut Your Bill in Half' promo results in only 20 percent savings

After announcing a promotion Tuesday that would cut the bills of AT&T's and Verizon's customers in half if they switch to Sprint, the wireless carrier admitted that the net savings is only closer to 20 percent rather than the 50 percent that it is marketing. When customers on the two larger rival carriers switch, they would still have to pay for a new phone or lease one, costs that are not...

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Vodafone Germany now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Classic

Vodafone Germany now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Classic

If you live in Germany and have been wondering whether or not Vodafone would be carrying the BlackBerry Classic there's now a definite answer for you and it's, yes. If you head on over to their website right now, you will find they've started taking pre-orders for the device with scheduling showing shipments will be sent out somewhere around mid-December (Going out on a limb here and saying Dec...

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Garfield Holidays and Christmas BBM sticker packs now available

Garfield Holidays and Christmas BBM sticker packs now available

I love watching Garfield during the holidays. That lovable little furball was doing Grumpy Cat before Grumpy Cat was even a thing. Although Garfield is no stranger to BBM, having two sticker packs already available, a new holiday one has now arrived and is available for only $0.99 in the BBM Shop. The cool thing about this pack, aside from Garfield, is that it has stickers for a wide array of...

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Sprint offers to cut AT&T and Verizon customers' bills in half

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Sprint has fired its latest salvo against AT&T and Verizon Wireless. It is offering to chop the bill prices for customers of both carriers by half in a new promotion that begins on Friday, December 5. On that day, current AT&T and Verizon customers can go to Sprint's website to upload a copy of their current bill. Then they have to go to their nearest Sprint store with a copy of that...

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How do you work wide with your BlackBerry Passport?

How do you work wide with your BlackBerry Passport?

Since the release of the BlackBerry Passport, the Inside BlackBerry blog has been highlighting several different ways in which people are using their latest and greatest device. Authors, architects, medical professionals, tech journalists, legal professionals and even celebrity chef and entrepreneur, Tyler Florence, have all spoken about the benefits of using BlackBerry. Now, BlackBerry has put...

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Red BlackBerry Passport unboxing!

Red BlackBerry Passport unboxing!

It's here! Yes, I waited all morning for my UPS delivery and it has now finally arrived. Sure, it's just an unboxing video but to finally get the red BlackBerry Passport in my hands feels good and it arrived just in time to kick off the holidays. Sit back and check out the video and photos below. Have you got your red BlackBerry Passport today? If so, let us know in the comments and more...

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Netflix announces return date for House of Cards

Netflix announces return date for House of Cards

Netflix has announced that it's popular drama House of Cards will be returning for its third season on Friday, February 27, 2015. The announcement consists of a short video posted to Twitter, which features Frank and his wife Claire ascending stairs onto Air Force One, followed by the date. The series follows Frank Underwood in his schemes to rise to power in Washington D.C. through...

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Amazon shipments of the red BlackBerry Passport have begun

Amazon shipments of the red BlackBerry Passport have begun

Did you order yourself a fancy red BlackBerry Passport from Amazon? If so, you'll want to keep an eye on your inbox. Amazon has now begun sending out shipment notifications letting everyone know their device has shipped and although times may vary depending on when your order was placed, most people should have the device in their hands by Monday at some point. The red Passport has gone '...

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Christmas BBM sticker pack now available in the BBM Shop

Christmas BBM sticker pack now available in the BBM Shop

Although it might still be a little bit early for some folks, plenty of people are gearing up for Christmas and that includes the BBM shop. A new Christmas BBM sticker pack has now arrived and is available for purchase for $1.99. This particular pack was put together by Meemo and features several different stickers including Santa, Snowmen and plenty of other holiday activities. No doubt there...

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Germany gives thumbs-up to BlackBerry's acquisition of Secusmart

German gives thumbs-up to BlackBerry's acquisition of Secusmart

Germany has backed BlackBerry's acquisition of mobile security company Secusmart. The government wanted to make sure that the purchase would not be a threat to Germany's security interests, as many government officials in the country use devices with Secusmart encryption. Secusmart offers high-security voice and data encryption, along with anti-eavesdropping software for its customers, a...

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Indonesian culture mini BBM sticker pack now available!

Indonesian culture mini BBM sticker pack now available!

Susilo Saptoady is an Indonesian freelance illustrator and graphic designer. His mission is to introduce others to Indonesian culture through his artwork and now, through BBM he has released a special mini Indonesian BBM sticker pack. The pack contains eight stickers in total and is available now for only $0.49. If you're looking to add some Indonesian culture to your BBM, you can grab the pack...

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U.S. passes E-Label Act to free your gadgets from ugly labels

U.S. passes E-Label Act to free your gadgets from ugly labels

President Obama has signed the E-Label Act into law on Wednesday, which will allow electronics manufacturers to add labels for products using software rather than having to print the labels on hardware. Essentially, with the law, phones and tablets can be made with cleaner designs as labels and stickers will no longer be needed and the information could instead be found within the phone's...

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Evernote for BlackBerry 10 updated with various improvements and bug fixes

If Evernote is your go-to app for taking notes on BlackBerry 10, you'll want to make sure you grab the latest release. Appearing now in BlackBerry World, v5.5.1.561 is a small update that simply highlights 'various improvements and bug fixes' as what has changed. Quickly looking over the update, nothing appears to of have visually changed but if Evernote says there're improvements, we'll have...

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Commence Operation BBM - Penguins of Madagascar stickers arrive in the BBM Shop!

Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private have arrived on BBM just in time for their latest adventure on the big screen. If you head on into the BBM Shop you can now grab a sticker pack of the whole gang for only $1.99. The pack should be live for everyone right now, so if you're not seeing it as of yet, try and hit this link to make it appear for you.

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