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John Chen sits down with CBC's The Exchange to discuss BlackBerry turnaround efforts

As you may have caught on our BBM Channel earlier, BlackBerry CEO John Chen recently sat down with CBC's The Exchange with Amanda Lang for an interview to discuss his company's turnaround efforts. If you weren't able to catch the interview when it aired, you can now watch the replay in its entirety. Aside from the turnaround effort discussions, Chen also addresses rumors surrounding any...

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Google and BlackBerry announce new partnership for Android in enterprise

BlackBerry and Google have announced a new, enterprise-focused partnership. The two companies are working together to marry BlackBerry's BES12 enterprise device deployment service and new security features in Android 5.0 Lollipop for increased mobile security, better device management, and easier deployment of enterprise apps for Android devices. BES12 already comes with support for Lollipop...

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T-Mobile no longer charges you for using your phone in Mexico and Canada

T-Mobile no longer charges you for using your phone in Mexico and Canada

T-Mobile is not finished with the media this morning. The US carrier has just unveiled Mobile Without Borders. This new Un-Carrier Amped move sees the company allowing customers to travel across the border into either Mexico and Canada and use their mobile phone without charge. T-Mobile's Simple Choice plans are affected, meaning those on said plans will be able to text, call and surf the web...

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T-Mobile adds 2.1 million subscribers in Q2 2015

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T-Mobile has released a preliminary report, boasting 2.1 million total net customer additions for Q2 2015. This up 41% year-over-year and is 300,000 more subscribers than what the US mobile network achieved last quarter. This marks the 9th consecutive quarter T-Mobile has experienced growth with over a million net customer additions. More than 1 million branded postpaid net customers were...

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BlackBerry Classic in Cobalt Blue now available for purchase in Hong Kong

After making its debut only a few days ago on ShopBlackBerry for those living in the US, Canada, UK and the Netherlands, BlackBerry has already extended the availability of the cobalt blue BlackBerry Classic into Hong Kong. Gallant Leon, Managing Director, North Asia at BlackBerry, said: "With the arrival of the limited edition cobalt blue coloured BlackBerry Classic, customers in Hong...

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BlackBerry announces BES12 version 12.2 with enhanced multi-OS support

BlackBerry announces BES12 version 12.2

BlackBerry has announced BES12 version 12.2, which brings along with it enhanced multi-OS support. BES12 first launched back in November, and since then BlackBerry has been working to add new features and functionality to the software to make it even easier to manage devices of any operating system. Version 12.2, the latest release, now integrates with Samsung's KNOX Workspace, Android for...

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BlackBerry 'Dallas' and 'Venice' appear on India import records

BlackBerry 'Dallas' and 'Venice' appear on India import records

Following up on the news of the BlackBerry 'Dallas' being certified in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, the device has now also appeared on India import records database Zauba. To go along with the 'Dallas' listing, there's also a new device which has been labeled as the STV100-3 which is believed to be the BlackBerry slider also known as the Venice. At this point, much like with past devices...

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BlackBerry 'Dallas' certified for Singapore and Malaysia

BlackBerry 'Dallas' certified for Singapore and Malaysia

While many folks are concentrating on all the BlackBerry running Android rumors and speculation, it has been rather easy to forget there's still one other BlackBerry device out there that still remains somewhat of a mystery. The BlackBerry 'Dallas' aka SQW100-4, better known thus far as the 'Oslo' has gone through many rumors itself, but the latest news has it being certified in Singapore through...

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Verizon begins OS 10.3.2.858 rollout for BlackBerry Q10, Z10 and Z30

What started back in mid-June with Verizon rolling out BlackBerry 10.3.2 to the BlackBerry Classic, has now extended into devices such as the BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Z30. Verizon customers on any of those devices can now go ahead and check for updates where you should find OS 10.3.2.858 (Software version 10.3.2.556) available for download if you've not already grabbed it...

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Amazon's 20th anniversary sale will feature 'more deals than Black Friday'

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Amazon is turning 20 on July 15, and to commemorate the occasion, the retailer will offer "more deals than Black Friday." Dubbed Prime Day, the retailer is promising a "global shopping event" that will be open to Prime subscribers in the US, the UK, Spain, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Canada, and Austria. To further incentivize the purchase of Prime subscriptions, Amazon is slashing the...

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Leaked render shows off the BlackBerry Venice and all of its Android glory

Leaked render shows off BlackBerry Venice with Android

The rumors continue about the BlackBerry Venice. This time around we have a render of what is said to be BlackBerry's upcoming slider phone, running a full version of Android. Recently it was rumored that this device would be headed to AT&T, which wouldn't be much of a surprise. Taking a look at the render in comparison to the images shown off on stage at Mobile World Congress, they do...

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ShopBlackBerry begins selling the blue Classic

Recently it was spotted that Amazon Italy was accepting preorders for the Cobalt Blue variant of the BlackBerry Classic, but it was localized to Italy, with some shipping options for out of the country. BlackBerry has announced that beginning on July 3, the limited edition variant of the Classic will be available on ShopBlackBerry for customers in the US, Canada, UK, and Netherlands. The blue...

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New rumor claims Android-powered BlackBerry 'Venice' slider headed to AT&T

It would seem as though the Android-powered BlackBerry rumors are continuing to flow. Adding to the already mounting rumors that BlackBerry is building an Android smartphone is longtime leaker @evleaks who noted on Twitter that the slider, which has taken on the name 'Venice' will be Android-powered and headed to AT&T. The Android-powered BlackBerry Venice slider is AT&T-bound.— Evan...

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Rogers' acquisition of Mobilicity and Shaw AWS spectrum gains regulatory approval

Rogers' acquisition of Mobilicity and Shaw AWS spectrum gains regulatory approval

Canadian carrier Rogers has received court approval for its acquisition of Mobilicity and Shaw's AWS spectrum, completing a deal that will see the carrier pick up a significant amount of spectrum compatible with its LTE devices. From Rogers: Rogers Communications, a leading diversified Canadian telecommunications and media company, said that it received all requisite governmental,...

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Amazon Italy now taking pre-orders for the blue BlackBerry Classic

Amazon Italy now taking pre-orders for the blue BlackBerry Classic

Remember at Mobile World Congress when it was announced the BlackBerry Classic would be coming in white, blue and bronze? Of course, you do. While some regions now have the white version, the blue and bronze versions have remained missing from release with the exception of the blue version appearing in at least one BlackBerry Execs hands. The wait might soon be over though if you're looking to...

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Grab a Telus BlackBerry Q5 from Best Buy Canada for only $89.99

Grab a Telus BlackBerry Q5 from Best Buy Canada for only $89.99

If you live in Canada and are looking to move into a new BlackBerry 10 device or are just looking to pick up a spare for those 'just in case' moments, Best Buy has a deal for you. Right now, up until July 2nd, you can pick up a TELUS branded BlackBerry Q5 from the retailer for only $89.99 contract free. Keep in mind, when unlocked it is compatible with most GSM networks in Canada including WIND...

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New Site Feature: Follow the CrackBerry content you care about and get notified of it instantly!

We are very excited to introduce Follow - a way to personalize your CrackBerry experience and get notified when new content is added. In addition to CrackBerry, the Follow feature is also available across our family of Mobile Nations properties, including Android Central, iMore, Windows Central and Connectedly. We have built a system that is easy to use yet offers you maximum flexibility....

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Passport

Europe has agreed a final proposal to scrap roaming charges altogether across the continent, as well as new rules on net neutrality. The extra charges applied to your account for using your mobile phone abroad will be scrapped by June 2017, although a fair use policy will be put in place. To help soften the blow before the charges are scrapped, said fees will be capped at five cents per MB...

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BBM Money users in Indonesia can now pay for goods and services online and in stores

While we're still waiting to hear some news about BBM Money for the U.S. and Canada, BlackBerry last week held an event to update media and the Android, BlackBerry and iOS communities in Indonesia on the latest additions to BBM Money that for the first time brings Instant Mobile Payments to users of the app on all major platforms and allows them pay for goods and services online and in stores...

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