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BlackBerry Leap now available for purchase through Flipkart

BlackBerry Leap now available for purchase through Flipkart

BlackBerry customers in India looking to pick up a BlackBerry Leap have had several options for purchasing the latest all-touch smartphone including Infibeam and BlackBerry Exclusive stores but the device has now arrived at India's largest online retail shop, Flipkart. In total, there are six retailers offering the device through Flipkart, but pricing remains consistent across all offers...

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Work Wide v1.3.0.61 update has 'bug fixes all over the place'

Work Wide v1.3.0.61 update brings multiple bug fixes and improvements

Following up on the initial rollout of v1.3, Work Wide has now been updated to v1.3.0.61. While there are no new features in this release, the changelog does note there are many bug fixes and improvements that should improve the user experience. If you've been having issues with Work Wide, have a look and see if they have been fixed in this latest build. Bug fixes all over the place Fixed -...

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BlackBerry Leap now officially available in Malaysia

BlackBerry Leap now shipping in Malaysia

With pre-orders having kicked off through 11Street on May 6th, BlackBerry customers in Malaysia looking to get their hands on a brand new BlackBerry Leap can now do so with minimal wait time. Pre-ordered devices are now being shipped and in the event you never placed a pre-order, you can still purchase a BlackBerry Leap through 11Street for RM 1,089.00 (GST Included) with free shipping. As of...

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BlackBerry will make money on phones again one day

Tell me if you've heard this question before. Why is BlackBerry still making phones? You've heard it before, right? Of course, you have. Every blog, media outlet and armchair CEO that questions how BlackBerry is still alive resorts to asking that same tired question though they never provide an answer to it because an answer can only come from the top. Right now, the top is BlackBerry CEO John...

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Jennifer Doidge

With Heidi Davidson having now exited her role as SVP of Corporate Communications for BlackBerry, Jennifer Doidge has joined the company as Vice President of Corporate Communications after having spent nine years in various communications roles at Visa, as noted by PR Week. As confirmed by BlackBerry's current VP of Corporate Communications, Adam Emery, Doidge will work from the BlackBerry...

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White BlackBerry Leap now available from ShopBlackBerry

White BlackBerry Leap now available from ShopBlackBerry

Is the BlackBerry Leap in shadow grey not really your style? If you've been holding out on purchasing a Leap in hopes BlackBerry would quickly release the white one, your patience has been rewarded. Arriving on ShopBlackBerry today, the white version of the BlackBerry Leap is now available for purchase provided you live in the United States or Canada. As expected, there is no pricing...

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Latest Inst10 Beta brings video uploads, faster performance and more!

Latest Inst10 Beta brings video uploads, faster performance and more!

If you're using Inst10 for all your Instagram needs, you might be interested in checking out the latest beta that has now been made available through the BlackBerry Beta Zone. As noted earlier on the Nemory Studios BBM Channel, video uploading has been added to the app in beta form plus, there have been several other improvements over the official BlackBerry World release added to the mix such...

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BlackBerry Blend v1.2 Beta 2 now available in the Beta Zone

BlackBerry Blend

While the first round of beta testing for BlackBerry Blend brought some much-needed fixes, the newest release known as Beta 2 has now arrived in the BlackBerry Beta Zone and is available for download. This release has taken a lot of the feedback offered up by Beta Zone members and implemented it to include not only further fixes but some feature additions as well. Thankfully, we don't have to...

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BlackBerry Chief Security Officer David Kleidermacher

Despite having joined the company back in February, we've not heard a lot about what BlackBerry Chief Security Officer David Kleidermacher is working on at BlackBerry. As we know from the announcement of his arrival, his main focus, according to BlackBerry CEO John Chen, is to 'help extend BlackBerry's gold standard of security as we work with customers to meet new cybersecurity challenges' and...

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BlackBerry Classic now available for purchase online from T-Mobile

BlackBerry Classic now available for purchase online from T-Mobile

As expected, thanks to the earlier announcement, the BlackBerry Classic has now arrived on the T-Mobile website and is readily available for purchase. For $18.33 a month (24-month contract) and $0 down, consumers can pick up the BlackBerry Classic without damaging their wallet. If no contract is the way you wish to go while still purchasing your device from T-Mobile, you'll have to hand over $...

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BlackBerry launches the BlackBerry Leap in Hong Kong

BlackBerry launches the BlackBerry Leap in Hong Kong

Continuing the global rollout of the all-new BlackBerry Leap, BlackBerry has now announced the affordable all-touch smartphone for Hong Kong through various BlackBerry partners. Gallant Leon, Managing Director, Greater China, Japan and Korea at BlackBerry, said: "With an all-touch screen, the BlackBerry Leap rounds out our portfolio of BlackBerry 10 devices, offering an affordable choice...

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Phone Finder moves out of beta and into BlackBerry World

Losing your phone really sucks and while every BlackBerry 10 smartphone comes loaded with BlackBerry Protect out of the box, there's a certain level of comfort gained by having a backup solution in place, one such solution is the latest app from Nemory Studios called Phone Finder. After spending some time in the Beta Zone, Phone Finder has now arrived on BlackBerry World. Whether it's...

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BlackBerry Leap now available for purchase from Infibeam in India

BlackBerry Leap now available for purchase from Infibeam in India

With the BlackBerry Leap officially announced for India and appearing in BlackBerry exclusive stores, one of the first online retailers to make the device available is Infibeam. Customers looking to pick a BlackBerry Leap of their own can now do so with EMI pricing starting at Rs. 1,042 per month or you can outright purchase the BlackBerry Leap for Rs. 21,490. Still undecided about the...

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Verizon and Sprint will pay $158 million to settle FCC billing complaint charges

Verizon Wireless and Sprint will pay a combined total of $158 million to settle billing complaint charges filed by the Federal Communications Commission. Under the terms of the settlement, Verizon will pay $90 million, while Sprint will have to spend $68 million, for a total of $158 million. At least $120 million of the total amount will go to reimbursing consumers hit with the charges. The...

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Verizon to acquire AOL for $4.4 billion

Verizon

Verizon has announced that it will acquire AOL for $4.4 billion, with the deal expected to bolster the carrier's advertising efforts in the mobile video segment. Verizon is launching an mobile-focused video service later this year, and has already inked content deals with several content providers, including the NFL. The carrier will offer paid and ad-supported tiers, which is where AOL's...

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Take the Vision Mobile Developer Economics Survey and win a limited edition red BlackBerry Z10!

It's that time of year again, and our friends at Vision Mobile want to hear from mobile, IoT, desktop and cloud developers in the 9th edition of their Developer Economics Survey. How will IoT play out in your ecosystem? Is HTML vs. Native still relevant? Are you using AWS, Azure or Google Cloud? Which are the hottest IoT verticals? These are some of the questions that our friends at...

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WhatsApp rolls out small update through the BlackBerry Beta Zone

WhatsApp rolls out small update through the BlackBerry Beta Zone

WhatsApp beta testers looking to get in on the latest release can now fire up the BlackBerry Beta Zone app where you should find v2.12.19.2 available for download. Unlike some of the previous beta releases, the changelog for this one is kept rather small and only highlights two changes in particular. Added the ability to select skin color variations for support emoji Fixed an issue where Add...

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BlackBerry hosting live webinar: Introducing WatchDox and the ABC's of Secure File Sharing

With BlackBerry's acquisition of WatchDox now announced and complete, BlackBerry is looking to further explain 'the impact this will have on enterprise mobility' and as such, they've set up a live webinar event (with a Q&A session) to introduce WatchDox. Learn more about BlackBerry's acquisition of WatchDox and what it means for your business when it comes to secure file sharing and...

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BlackBerry Leap officially launches in India

BlackBerry Leap officially launches in India

BlackBerry customers in India looking to pick up a new BlackBerry Leap will be able to do so starting May 12th at BlackBerry Exclusive stores and online retailers with pricing set at Rs. 21, 490. "The BlackBerry Leap was designed specifically for the young power professionals who see their smartphone device as a powerful and durable productivity tool that also safeguards sensitive...

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John Chen speaks out against Shafiq Qaadri, the Ontario MPP, who wants legislature to drop its BlackBerry-only policy

Last week, Etobicoke North MPP Shafiq Qaadri, introduced a petition asking the Ontario legislature to allow members and staff to use a variety of smartphones instead of sticking to the BlackBerry-only policy but did so in a rather terrible way. Qaadri called the assembly's policy "handicapping, retarding and penalizing MPPs" to which many, including, Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris found...

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