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Rogers aims to have its BlackBerry devices updated to 10.3.2 by end of July

Rogers posts plans for OS 10.3.2 rollout

Rogers has posted its OS Upgrade plans for the upcoming BlackBerry OS 10.3.2 release in its Community Forums. While they don't give exact dates, it gives a basic understanding of when users can begin to see the update landing on their devices. Here's when each device will see the update. BlackBerry Passport - July BlackBerry Classic - June / July BlackBerry Q10 - June BlackBerry Q5 - July...

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BlackBerry Passport, Leap and Classic bundles all on sale through ShopBlackBerry

UPDATE - As expected, some devices (mostly Passport) have now gone to 'out of stock' status. At the time of this update, 4:39AM ET, there's still some Classics and Leaps left. No telling how long they'll last. If you've been holding off on purchasing a BlackBerry Passport, Leap or Classic for any reason, it might be time to make the jump. Right now, ShopBlackBerry has a pretty awesome sale...

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BBM beta for BlackBerry 10 update brings 'Private Chat' and Quote Message features

Right before the weekend, we saw the BBM for iOS beta get updated with some new features and now, it's time for the BlackBerry 10 BBM beta to get updated. Just as with the iOS release, the latest BBM beta appearing in the BlackBerry Beta Zone for BlackBerry 10 brings the new private chat feature plus, the ability to reorder your sticker packs without having to use a flaky workaround method and...

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BBM for iOS Beta

If you have an iOS device and have been testing out BBM through the Beta Zone, you'll want to ensure you get yourself updated the latest release through TestFlight as BlackBerry has sent out invites for v290.100.0.14. The biggest addition this time around is the introduction of 'Private Chat', which BlackBerry has bundled with the Timed Message and Retraction subscription to create a new...

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Tired of UK signal 'not-spots'? There's a national roaming SIM for that

Anywhere SIM

Many are growing tired of UK signal not-spots dotted across country. If you happen to be struggling with major mobile operators, the new Anywhere SIM may well be the answer you need. The new Lancashire startup connects consumers to whichever UK mobile network currently has the strongest signal in that given location. The new Mobile Virtual Network Operator will essentially allow you to hop...

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Vodafone now offers free Pay Monthly upgrades for SIM-only plan holders

Vodafone

Vodafone has announced new flexible upgrades for those rocking RIM-only plans. Those who sign-up to Vodafone's 12-month SIM-only plans can upgrade to pay monthly contracts after three months. Waiting for the next flagship smartphone to launch can prove to be a pain for many consumers, especially if they're looking to save a penny by taking out SIM-only plans. Vodafone is looking at ways to...

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BlackBerry reportedly considering Android for an upcoming smartphone

BlackBerry reportedly considering using Android on upcoming smartphone

According to a new report, BlackBerry may be considering putting Android as the operating system on an upcoming smartphone. The move is said to be part of a shift to a more software-centric strategy. From Reuters BlackBerry (BB.TO) is considering equipping an upcoming smartphone with Google Inc.'s (GOOGL.O) Android software for the first time, an acknowledgement that its revamped line of...

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere gets fired up about the future of the mobile internet

John Legere gets fired up about future of mobile internet

John Legere is looking to rally together smartphone users to make sure that the future of the mobile internet is not left in the hands of the wrong people. In a new blog post and vlog, Legere states "if you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention." This type of behavior is what we have come to expect from the outspoken CEO, but when he is passionate about something he wants to make sure...

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Germany SecuVOICE for BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry subsidiary, Secusmart has scored another win in Germany. After having been approved by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) for the NATO Restricted security classification, the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) is continuing its evaluation process of the SecuVOICE for BlackBerry 10 for potential use for NATO mobile voice and text...

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BlackBerry Leap now available in Nigeria

BlackBerry-Leap-Device

Good news for you folk in Nigeria that are looking forward to getting a new BlackBerry. The low cost BlackBerry Leap is now officially available in the country which should certainly give the Canadian company a slight increase in market share in the region. That said, BlackBerry has always has a strong presence in Nigeria - along with many countries in Africa and long may that continue. The...

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BlackBerry to announce First Quarter Fiscal 2016 results on June 23

BlackBerry to announce First Quarter Fiscal 2016 results on June 23

If you're eager for some BlackBerry financial news, take note of June 23. That's the day BlackBerry will report its first quarter fiscal 2016 results. Just like in the past, the report will take place via a conference call and live webcast. BlackBerry® (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) will be reporting results for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 on June 23rd, 2015. A conference call and live...

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BlackBerry Blend v1.2 Beta 3 now available through the Beta Zone

BlackBerry Blend v1.2 Beta 3 now available through the Beta Zone

Since its initial release, BlackBerry Blend has been updated several times and following up on the announcement of v1.2 arriving with the BlackBerry OS 10.3.2 update, another new version has now been released to the BlackBerry Beta Zone. This time around, participants can grab beta 3 for BlackBerry 10, Mac, Windows and Android, which BlackBerry notes has over 250 improvements. What exactly...

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BlackBerry 'Oslo' appears once again in new images

BlackBerry 'Oslo' appears once again in new images

UPDATE - New evidence shows this device might not be codenamed Oslo after all. Instead, BlckBerry has taken to calling it 'Dallas' with the latest OS. But it's just a codename still either way. While the first photo of BlackBerry 'Oslo' was nothing more than a pixelated render, the devices second appearance offers a significantly better look at the Passport-like design. As noted by N4BB, the...

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BlackBerry hosting annual Security Summit on July 23rd in New York

BlackBerry hosting second annual Security Summit on July 23

Last year in July, BlackBerry hosted their annual BlackBerry Security Summit in New York. The event was headed up by BlackBerry CEO John Chen, his senior leadership team, BlackBerry partners, customers and industry experts and this year BlackBerry is doing it again as the 'save the date' invites have now been sent out. Please save the date to join BlackBerry on July 23 for the second...

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John Chen hooks John Legere up with a Batman inspired BlackBerry Classic for his birthday

For those of you who might not already be aware, T-Mobile CEO John Legere is a pretty big Batman fan and it just so happens, June 4th is also Legere's birthday. If you follow him on Twitter, he has been celebrating all day but one mention sent out to John Chen caught our attention. Yep, Chen took the time to go ahead and hook up Legere with a Batman inspired BlackBerry Classic for his...

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BlackBerry Classic now officially available in Colombia

BlackBerry-Classic-Device

The BlackBerry Classic has steadily been rolling out around the globe and this week sees Colombia added to the list. The good folk of Colombia can purchase the Classic from Mercadolibre.com from $1.299.900 c/u according to the site. If my memory serves me right, BlackBerry has done pretty well in South America over the years. Are you in Colombia and waiting to snap up the Classic? Let us...

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BlackBerry customer satisfaction in the U.S. rising faster than other smartphone brands

That's according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index published by the University of Michigan, which surveyed more than 70,000 consumers in the U.S. on how happy they are with the products they've purchased. ACSI began tracking BlackBerry customers in 2012 and since then, BlackBerry has seen U.S. customer satisfaction up 13% with a 5.4% increase in a single year, making their total gain...

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