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Amazon expands Prime same-day delivery to more metro areas in the U.S.

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Amazon has announced the online retail giant has expanded its Prime same-day delivery service to more metro areas in the U.S. These include Charlotte, Cincinnati, Fresno, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Stockton, and Tucson, as well as new areas in Central New Jersey, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and San Diego. This delivery option allows consumers to...

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lackBerry announces AtHoc data center in Europe for global customer support

Following the earlier announcement of a new secure data center in Canada, BlackBerry has now announced the availability of BlackBerry's AtHoc hosted networked crisis communications platform from BlackBerry's secure data centers in Europe. "AtHoc's expanded, secure European hosting capabilities offers high reliability and security with a cloud deployment," said Guy Miasnik, President of...

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T-Mobile's Music Freedom and Binge On add more streaming media services

T-Mobile

T-Mobile customers can now access even more audio and video streaming services without impacting their cellular data plans. The wireless carrier has announced new supporters of both its Music Freedom and Binge On programs. T-Mobile says Music Freedom now includes support for Amazon Music, Chilltrax, ESPN Radio, OHIO.FM, PreDanz and Uforia. T-Mobile says over 40 services now support Music...

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April security patch now available for the BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry PRiv

The April security patches are now available for BlackBerry Priv owners. Those who purchased their phones from ShopBlackBerry may have already received the update on March 23, but now more carriers are pushing it. This update patches the latest round of vulnerabilities that Google discovered, keeping your phone even more secure. BlackBerry has posted additional details about the update as...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Q42016

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Q42016

Did you miss BerryFlow Upstream live last night? If so, you can now sit back and watch the video or download the audio and enjoy! This week, we dug into BlackBerry Radar, Priv winning the Red Dot Award for Product Design 2016, the latest BBM updates which ditches the fees for Privacy and Control features and of course, BlackBerry's Q4 Fiscal 2016 results and much, much more! Topics...

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You can now sign up for the BlackBerry Priv Marshmallow beta

BlackBerry Priv Marshmallow beta begins

As rumored, BlackBerry has announced the Marshmallow beta test for the BlackBerry Priv. You can now sign up to join the program, and the company will accept registrations for two weeks. The first wave will only be available to those who purchased their devices from Amazon, ShopBlackBerry or Carphone Warehouse. Spaces will be limited, and BlackBerry will begin pushing the beta out in the...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Microsoft's boss bots

Mobile Nations Weekly: Microsoft's boss bots

Enter the bot matrix. Microsoft made waves with their annual Build developer conference, unveiling their big new take on computing: 'conversations as a platform'. This idea leverages bots and virtual assistants like Cortana to make computing more natural and predictive, and it's all coming sooner than you might think across the entire Microsoft ecosystem. Microsoft is also planning to make...

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John Chen: Software done well, hardware underperformed

John Chen: Software done well, hardware underperformed

Following BlackBerry's earnings report and conference call, BlackBerry CEO John Chen sat down with CNBC's Jon Fortt to talk about the earnings and his outlook for the company. The notable comments from the interview focus on whether or not Chen has any intent on exiting the hardware business, something Chen spoke of on the conference call as well. I truly believe that we're very, very...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.3 release date moves to mid-June

BlackBerry OS 10.3.3 release date moves to mid-June

Despite earlier confirmations from BlackBerry that OS 10.3.3 would be released in March, BlackBerry CEO John Chen noted today on the BlackBerry Q4 Fiscal 2016 Earnings Call that the date for its release has now moved to mid-June pending technical acceptance for the NIAP certification. Not going to sugarcoat this one, it's a bit disappointing that it seems to be taking this long considering...

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Marshmallow will hit the BlackBerry Priv by early May

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As per the earnings call, BlackBerry has confirmed that Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be rolling out to the Priv by late April, early May. The software update was spotted running on the smartphone earlier this week, but it's great news that we now have an estimated time of arrival. Should you wish to read up on exactly what will be introduced with the Marshmallow update, be sure to check out...

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BlackBerry business customers are migrating to its Good platform

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BlackBerry has announced that there's strong traction with Good Secure EMM Suites with business customers slowly migrating across to the EMM solution. Moving across within BlackBerry will allow enterprises to take full advantage of enhanced mobile security, productivity, communications and collaboration capabilities. A major pull factor for businesses is how Good's multi-platform support is...

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BlackBerry Q4 Fiscal 2016 Earnings Call Live Blog!

BlackBerry Q4 Fiscal 2016 Earnings Call Live Blog!

Now that the report is out, next up is the conference call, which will be held beginning at 8 am ET. If you're looking to follow along, you can do so by dialing 1-866-438-1903 or by logging on to the BlackBerry Investors site or jump into the chat below to catch the highlights and discuss the latest news coming out of the call.

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BlackBerry announces Year-End and Q4 Fiscal 2016 results

BlackBerry announces Year-End and Q4 Fiscal 2016 results

Right on time, BlackBerry has now announced their Year-End and Q4 Fiscal 2016 results ahead of their live conference call. For Q4 Fiscal 2016, BlackBerry has reported Non-GAAP total revenue of $487 million. Non-GAAP software and services revenue of $153 million, up 106% percent for the same quarter year over year, allowing software and services revenue to grow to $527 million in FY 2016. Q4...

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BBM for BlackBerry 10 updated, all Privacy and Control features now free!

In addition to the BBM for Android update being rolled out, BlackBerry has also updated BBM for BlackBerry with much of the same improvements including ditching the fees for all the Privacy and Control features such as timed messages and photos, retract, private chat, and the ability to edit messages. Additionally, there are a few other changes as well according to the full change log. All...

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Reminder: BlackBerry to announce Year-End and Q4 Fiscal 2016 results on April 1

Just a quick, friendly reminder for those of you holding shares of BBRY that BlackBerry will be reporting results for its Q4 FY 2016 earnings on April 1, 2016. BlackBerry Limited will be reporting results for the year-end and fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 on April 1, 2016. A conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-866-438-1903...

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Verizon set to add new $20 charge to smartphone upgrades [Update]

Verizon set to add new $20 charge to smartphone upgrades

Update: In a statement to Droid Life, Verizon confirmed the move, saying: "The upgrade fee helps cover our increased support costs associated with customers switching devices. Customers can pay the charge when they upgrade, bill it to their account or trade in an old device to offset the cost. The fee for upgrading on device payment is still half of the two-year contract upgrade fee."...

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Amazon Dash Buttons can now ship more than 100 products to your door

Amazon Dash Button

Amazon has tripled the number of brands available on the retail giant's Amazon Dash Button program, enabling Prime customers to choose from more than 100 consumables to order through the push of a button. Quite literally. With these handy little devices installed throughout the home, you'll be able to conveniently have products delivered straight to your door without even firing up your web...

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BlackBerry Radar will help trucking companies track and monitor shipments

BlackBerry Radar will help trucking companies track and monitor shipments

BlackBerry has unveiled Radar, a new end-to-end tracking system for trucking companies. With this system installed, companies can optimize the use of trailers and shipping containers, improving on-time deliveries, reducing theft, and generating more revenue. BlackBerry Radar already sports the capabilities to track mobile assets without relying on expensive and complicated IT infrastructure,...

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Amazon Prime now available to Sprint customers for $11 a month

Amazon Prime

If you wanted to try out Amazon Prime but don't have the $99 on hands for its normal annual fee, you might want to switch over to Sprint. The carrier has announced that new or current customers have the option to access Amazon Prime as an option on their bills for $10.99 a month. This is the first time that Amazon Prime has been available on a month-to-month basis. Sprint says: "Amazon...

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BlackBerry Priv spotted running Android Marshmallow

BlackBerry Priv spotted running Android Marshmallow

Just in case anyone out there was still wondering whether or not BlackBerry was working on Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the BlackBerry Priv, there's now further evidence of its existence outside of the few images of devices running it that have popped up. Looking at the video, it's pretty easy to say that with the jump to Marshmallow, BlackBerry didn't change much by way of looks on the...

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