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RPX has announced it will acquire the remaining 4,000 patents held by the Rockstar Consortium, which includes BlackBerry among its members, for $900 million. The agreement will also end the lawsuits that Rockstar had previously filed again a number of Android smartphone companies, including Samsung, HTC, LG and Huawei Apple teamed up with Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson, and Sony to purchase...

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BlackBerry 'Rio' appears in leaked device renders

BlackBerry 'Rio' appears in leaked device renders

With the specs of the BlackBerry Rio already available, it was only a matter of time before the images of the device appeared to go along with them and luckily for those interested in the device, it didn't take long at all. The folks over at N4BB have dropped the device renders of the proposed sub $300 mid-range smartphone and for anyone who was wondering where the references to the Z3 came in...

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TELUS could be among the first carriers to roll out BlackBerry 10.3.1

As we already learned during the BlackBerry Classic Q&A panel at the launch event, BlackBerry plans to start rolling out BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 to all in-market devices come February but where the roll out will begin and end still remains a mystery. A new internal document reportedly from TELUS does give us some hints though as it suggests the Canadian carrier will be among the first to have...

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Saluting one of the best moderators CrackBerry (and webOS Nation) ever had

Saluting one of the best moderators CrackBerry (and webOS Nation) ever had

A few weeks ago we received the tragic news that one of our longtime members and forum moderators, Josh Chambers, had passed away. Josh was known as OldSkoolVWLover around Mobile Nations and was a beloved member of our volunteer team at CrackBerry and PreCentral/webOS Nation for many years. Always willing to lend a hand (and joke around), Josh will be greatly missed by members and colleagues...

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Happy Holidays BBM sticker pack now available for free!

Happy Holidays sticker pack now available for free!

UPDATE - What the heck? They were free but now they changed to $1.99. Sorry about that folks, not sure what happened there. Seems like the Grinch creeped in and changed the price! If you're looking to add a little holiday cheer to your BBM, there's a new Happy Holidays BBM sticker pack available for download in the BBM Shop. Best of all, you won't have to pay for this one as it comes to you...

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Amazon announces festive holiday discounts on a variety of apps and media

Amazon announces festive holiday discounts on a variety of apps and media

Amazon has announced a number of holiday discounts on apps, music, movies, and more. Many of the sales run through the end of December, with some content available at steep discounts. From December 24-26, several paid apps and games in the Amazon Appstore will be available for free, all as part of a large Free App of the Day bundle. Halfbrick, Rovio, and Sega are all contributing apps to the...

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New BlackBerry 'Rio' specs show it as an evolved Z3

BlackBerry 'Rio' specs show it as an evolved Z3

If you've been holding out hopes for the BlackBerry 'Rio' to be a high-end all-touch device, you'll have to hold out a bit longer, as it now appears as though that device will fall into the mid-range category according to N4BB. I'm sure many of you will remember the BlackBerry 'Manitoba' which ultimately ended up being the Z3 LTE with a few minor changes and how it never ended up being released...

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From the Editor's Desk: Classic, 10.3.1, CES, MWC and more!

From the Editor's Desk: Classic, 10.3.1, CES, MWC and more!

Between the launch of the BlackBerry Classic and BlackBerry's Q3 Fiscal 2015 earnings report, it has been a busy past few days all around. This week, I'd just like to take a quick look back at some of the stuff that was covered, which ultimately highlights a few of the things we have to look forward to as well as some things folks may have missed in the flurry of news that came out....

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Gameloft brings Spider-Man Unlimited to BlackBerry 10

Gameloft brings Spider-Man Unlimited to BlackBerry 10

Truth be told, it has been a while since Gameloft has brought any of their bigger titles into BlackBerry World but the time has come to change that and well, they went with a good one. Your favorite web-slinging Spider-Man is back and this time it's via the free to download Spider-Man Unlimited. Swing into a hand-drawn Comic-Verse in a brand-new episodic adventure! Unite the Spider-Verse...

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John Chen increases his BlackBerry turnaround odds to 99 percent

John Chen increases his BlackBerry turnaround odds to 99 percent

After BlackBerry's Q3 fiscal 2015 earnings call, BlackBerry CEO John Chen sat down with Bloomberg's Emily Chang to discuss the report, business strategy and profit outlook for the company. As has become a common question for Chen, he was asked how he felt about his chances of fully turning BlackBerry around. Rather than running with 50-50 or 80 percent this time, the CEO was confident enough to...

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Boeing

During BlackBerry's Q3 fiscal 2015 earnings call, BlackBerry CEO John Chen highlighted the fact his company was now 'collaborating with Boeing to provide a secure mobile solution for Android devices utilizing our BES12 platform' but noted 'That by the way is all they allow me to say.' A new report from Bloomberg though further confirms the collaboration with Andy Lee, a Boeing spokesman...

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BlackBerry Q3 results show progress towards sustainable profitability

BlackBerry Q3 results show progress towards sustainable profitability

Earlier this morning BlackBerry posted its results for Q3 of fiscal 2015. Every quarter it seems people think this is a typo, so as a gentle reminder I'll point out that the company has a February fiscal year end. To jump right to the short term situation, the market is not particularly keen on the numbers. The stock is down about 6% as I type these words. I suspect the big reason for this is...

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Hunger Games Mockingjay BBM stickers have arrived

If you want to bring a bit of The Hunger Games to your BBM, you can now grab the Hunger Games Mockingjay BBM sticker pack which features several characters from the hit movie, from the BBM Shop for only $1.99. Katniss, Peeta, Ceasar and Effie are among some of the stickers in the pack. Sadly, it seems Haymitch has been left out. Hit this link to be taken right to the sticker pack in your...

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TELUS sales of the BlackBerry Classic go live!

TELUS sales of the BlackBerry Classic go live!

If TELUS is your preferred carrier and you want to get your hands on the brand new BlackBerry Classic, you can now place your orders. Sales of the new QWERTY smartphone with the traditional navigation keys and trackpad have gone live with two-year contract pricing set at only $50. If you want to avoid the whole contract thing, you'll be looking at a $550 dip from you bank account to call the...

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BlackBerry Q3 Fiscal 2015 Earnings Call Live Blog!

BlackBerry Q3 Fiscal 2015 Earnings Call Live Blog!

The report is out, but the earnings call still has to happen, so hop into the chat below and we can all listen to it together! Sound off with any comments and thoughts you may have on today's small bevy of news. The conference call and live webcast will be held today beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-888-503-8168 or by logging on at the BlackBerry Investors site.

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Ocean Capital Investments replaces MobileIron with BlackBerry's Hosted Solution on BES12

Press Release Ocean Capital Investments Displaces MobileIron for BlackBerry Hosted Solution on BES12, BlackBerry's Cross-platform EMM Solution Ocean Capital Investment commits to deploying BlackBerry Classic and BlackBerry Passport smartphones WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 19, 2014) - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today...

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BlackBerry Expands Support for Mobility Management Solutions to Android Lollipop

BlackBerry has now made another move to further improve their BES12 offerings by announcing support for Android 5.0 Lollipop. "Customers recognize the risks that mobility brings into their organization, and BES12 is the insurance policy that will protect their critical data while giving them the freedom to choose whichever platforms they prefer," said Billy Ho, Executive Vice President,...

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BlackBerry completes acquisition of Secusmart

BlackBerry completes acquisition of Secusmart

With the acquisition of Secusmart announced back in July and Germany having now approved the move, BlackBerry and Secusmart have finally sealed the deal and have officially announced the acquisition as complete. "The acquisition of Secusmart underscores BlackBerry's long-standing commitment to being the best in enterprise mobile security. BlackBerry is the only vendor to offer secure and...

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BlackBerry announces Q3 Fiscal 2015 Results

BlackBerry announces Q3 Fiscal 2015 Results

BlackBerry has now announced their Q3 Fiscal 2015 results and revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 was $793 million. Revenue breakdown for the quarter was approximately 46% for hardware, 46% for services and 8% for software and other revenue. During the quarter, BlackBerry recognized revenue on approximately 2 million BlackBerry smartphones with 1.9 million being sold through to end...

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BlackBerry to announce Q3 Fiscal 2015 Results December 19th, 2014

It's getting close to that time again where BlackBerry has to offer up everyone a look at their financial stats, more specifically, their Third Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results. The announcements will take place on December 19th, 2014. BlackBerry will be reporting results for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 on December 19th, 2014. A conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 8...

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