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BlackBerry Z30 returns to the Verizon Wireless site

BlackBerry Z30 returns to the Verizon Wireless site

If you're a Verizon customer who has been on the hunt for a BlackBerry Z30, you might have noticed the device disappeared from the carriers website for pretty much three months. Many said it was on backorder, many said production on it had stopped, many said Verizon just simply decided to stop carrying it and while we might never know the full reason for its disappearance, we can now say it has...

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BlackBerry Classic launch apparently moved to December

BlackBerry Classic launch apparently moved to December

Since April, BlackBerry fans looking to get their hands on a BlackBerry Classic have had a November timeframe of release to look toward based on comments from BlackBerry CEO John Chen, but it seems somewhere along the line, that launch window changed a bit and we'll have to wait a bit longer. When John Chen spoke at the MIT Enterprise Forum in Hong Kong, the video captured from that event...

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BlackBerry CEO: 'BlackBerry as a technology company will survive and do well'

BlackBerry CEO John Chen wants to make that clear. It's a message he has been delivering across several outlets as of late, be it LinkedIn Op-Eds, while he's speaking at Technology Forums in Hong Kong or heading up earnings calls and while there's still some naysayers out there, the message is starting to stick for many. The conversations have changed from can John Chen save the patient to...

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Sprint flips the switch on Spark in 17 new markets

Sprint flips the switch on Spark in 17 new markets

Sprint announced today that it has flipped the switch on Spark in 17 new markets. Spark is the branded name of Sprint's enhanced 4G LTE service, which the carrier says can currently bring wireless speeds of 50-60 Mbps. Below is a list of the new markets covered starting today: Bay City, MI Cleveland, OH Columbus, OH Denver, CO Flint, MI Henderson, NC Midland, MI Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN...

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T-Mobile BlackBerry Q10

While the spat earlier this year between BlackBerry CEO, John Chen and T-Mobile CEO, John Legere, made for some tabloid-like headlines and deals for consumers on both sides in the short-term, since then it has ultimately left a lot of corporate customers in a lurch. With BlackBerry and T-Mobile US putting an end to their licensing agreement, companies that want to remain on T-Mobile and still...

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FTC sues AT&T over unlimited data throttling

FTC sues AT&T over unlimited data throttling

The Federal Trade Commission is suing AT&T Mobility over data throttling on unlimited data plans. The Commission alleges that AT&T's practices regarding unlimited data were deceptive and unfair. The FTC believes that AT&T in some cases reduced unlimited data speeds after certain amounts by up to 90 percent. The FTC's guiding principle is "unlimited means unlimited". This means...

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T-Mobile reports largest quarterly growth in company history

T-Mobile reports largest quarterly growth in company history

T-Mobile has just announced its third quarter 2014 financial report, showing strong growth in several areas. The carrier reported its biggest growth quarter in company history with adding 2.3 million customers in the third quarter alone. In addition the company is reporting that it has already reached its year-end goal for LTE coverage, already having covered 250 million Americans, and it is...

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Kim Kardashian still loves her BlackBerry Bold

Kim Kardashian still loves her BlackBerry Bold

Over the years we've seen Kim Kardashian sporting many BlackBerry devices but, for the most part, those devices have always been from the Bold series. Bold 9000, Bold 9700, Bold 9900 - she's had them all at one point or another. Speaking with Kara Swisher during the Code/Mobile conference put on by Re/Code, Kim let it be known that even though she uses an iPhone and she has a BlackBerry...

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John Chen discusses the keys to executing a turnaround the right way

John Chen discusses the keys to executing a turnaround the right way

When John Chen took over as BlackBerry CEO back in November of 2013, he noted at the time that he was looking 'forward to leading BlackBerry in its turnaround and business model transformation for the benefit of all of its constituencies, including its customers, shareholders and employees'. That was a strong statement to make, but it showed he had immense confidence in the fact that he could...

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Best Buy and Future Shop offering the TELUS BlackBerry Passport for $199.99

If you're looking to grab a BlackBerry Passport in Canada and spend the least amount possible, then Best Buy or Future Shop can save you a little bit of coin as long as you don't mind signing up for a TELUS 2-year contract. Right now, both retailers are offering a $199.99 deal until October 30th across their big box locations. The offer was previously available for a while, then it...

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The BlackBerry 10.3 lockscreen is magical!

The BlackBerry 10.3 lockscreen is magical!

We all know BlackBerry 10.3 is great and has a ton of improvements over previous iterations of BlackBerry 10 but did you know it was magical as well? If not, hit play on the video above from J_Caloy and check it out. Pretty awesome, you won't believe it!

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T-Mobile wants better coverage inside your home and it's asking the FCC for help

T-Mobile wants better coverage inside your home and it's asking the FCC for help

T-Mobile wants its phones, tablets, and devices to work better in your homes and buildings, and to do so it is petitioning the FCC to make that happen. The Un-carrier wants to be able to buy more low-band spectrum to improve in-building coverage in the next FCC auction, and T-Mobile wants the FCC to alter a few rules to help it succeed. Stating the importance of low-band spectrum, T-Mobile's...

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BlackBerry scores patents for wearables, conference calling, enhanced security and more!

Each week on Tuesdays, the USPTO publishes approximately 3500 patents, and this week was a rather large one for BlackBerry. As noted by Bloomberg, BlackBerry had a total of 26 patents published this week and while we generally don't look towards patents for much info due to the sheer amount that get processed and never seen again, the patents published this week for BlackBerry are rather...

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AT&T boasts strong growth but misses earnings estimate

AT&T boasts strong growth but misses earnings estimate

AT&T has just shared their earnings report for the third quarter. The company was able to gain two million new customers, but missed their earnings estimate. Shares of AT&T are down in after-hours trading following the earnings report. Highlights from AT&T's earnings report: More than 2 million new wireless and wireline high-speed broadband connections added Postpaid net adds...

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BlackBerry CEO: 'We have to treat everything as part of our ecosystem, not just BlackBerry'

Last week, BlackBerry CEO John Chen travelled to Hong Kong to speak at the Technologies that Matter forum and cover a wide range of topics as noted below. The event itself wasn't streamed, so we've all been waiting to see if a video of the appearance would be uploaded and luckily, one has now arrived courtesy of BlackBerryClubs. The challenges faced by businesses as technology moves toward...

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Blaq for BlackBerry 10 v1.4 now available in BlackBerry World!

Blaq for BlackBerry 10 v1.4 now available in BlackBerry World!

Right on schedule. Just as we highlighted yesterday, a new version of Blaq (v1.4.0.950 if you need to know specifically) has now gone live on BlackBerry World and it's a pretty massive update to the native Twitter client. Luckily, we've got the full run down of what all has been fixed and improved, so have a look for yourself. TONS of new settings - We're introducing a slew of new options...

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Meet Windows Central, Mobile Nations' new home for everything Microsoft!

In addition to being the home of CrackBerry, the Mobile Nations' family also encompasses all the mobile platforms. We have Android Central for everything Android and Google, iMore for all your iOS and Mac needs and as of today, our WIndows/Microsoft site (formerly known as WPCentral) will henceforth be known as Windows Central. They're still covering everything you need on Windows Phones should...

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Connectedly: Here's why I implanted an NFC chip in my hand

NFC implant

I've recently taken a deeper step into the connected world. A step that some will describe as being interesting, and that some will describe as being crazy. To be honest, as happy as I am since I have taken this step, I have to admit that I fall on both the interesting and crazy sides myself. Before getting any further, I should mention that the "step" I took was implanting an NFC chip in my...

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#CESlive 2015 is going to be bigger and more amazing than ever!

#CESlive 2015 is going to be bigger and more amazing than ever!

At CES 2014 we at Mobile Nations teamed up with our friends at Geek Beat to bring you #CESlive, a unique live broadcast running every day from the show floor at CES 2014 — and CES 2015 is going to be even bigger than before. For #CESlive 2015 you can add Tom's Guide to the mix, with Editor-in-Chief Mark Spoonauer joining Geek Beat's Cali Lewis and John Pozadzides and iMore's Rene Ritchie in...

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