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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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BBM rolls out new dynamic emoticon and sticker picker

BBM rolls out new dynamic emoticon and sticker picker

With the last BBM update, a lot of folks weren't happy that BBM defaulted to using stickers before emoticons in the app and didn't hold back on letting BlackBerry know the change was less than ideal. Thankfully, BlackBerry is pretty open to listening to feedback and as such, have now pushed a new BBM update into BlackBerry World that fixes the situation up a bit by meeting somewhere in the...

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The UK government has managed to reach an agreement with local operators to work on the issue of nationwide 'not-spots': areas restricting access to basic mobile functions due to weak signal coverage. EE, O2, Three and Vodafone will invest a guaranteed £5 billion to improve mobile infrastructure by 2017 with the aim to provide 90 per cent of the UK with both voice and text coverage. Not only...

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BlackBerry Classic launched in Singapore

BlackBerry Classic launched in Singapore

Following the launch of the BlackBerry Classic in New York, BlackBerry has now announced the BlackBerry Classic for Singapore as well. In Singapore, the device is available now through all of BlackBerry's major Singapore operators. Cameron Vernest, Managing Director, Singapore & The Philippines, BlackBerry, said: "We're delighted our three loyal partners, M1, SingTel and StarHub, are...

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BlackBerry Classic now available through Virgin Mobile Canada

BlackBerry Classic now available through Virgin Mobile Canada

Live in Canada and want a BlackBerry Classic right now? If so, Virgin Mobile wants to hook you up with one. As listed on their site, you can now pick a BlackBerry Classic from the carrier for as little as $49.99 with a two-year agreement. The pricing gets tiered based on the plan options you choose with the month-to-month pricing ending up at $499.99. 2 year Platinum Plan – $49.99 2 year...

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BlackBerry Blend smartphone and desktop apps all updated to new versions

Whether you're looking for the PC and Mac apps or the BlackBerry 10, iOS or Android versions, BlackBerry Blend has been updated across the board today with several improvements and fixes. Right now, the desktop versions don't really have a change log but the smartphone apps all share the same one. New in this release: Support for timed messages and message retraction in BBM Support for...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen

If you weren't able to tune into the BlackBerry Classic launch event live, you can now head on over to the event website and watch the replay at a time that is convenient for you. In order to take it all in, you'll need to set aside about an hour and ten minutes unless there's some parts you feel like skipping through. Be sure to check out the end as well if you took part in the BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry announces partnerships for launch of BlackBerry Classic

BlackBerry announces partnerships for launch of BlackBerry Classic

BlackBerry has announced a couple of new device partnerships with Mackenzie Health and Ingram Micro Mobility. Both companies will launch the new BlackBerry Classic. Mackenzie Health will launch the device to its employees, including those in sensitive positions. In addition to launching the BlackBerry Classic, Ingram Micro will also distribute BlackBerry enterprise bundles, and already...

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BlackBerry officially announces the navigation-bearing BlackBerry Classic

BlackBerry officially announces the BlackBerry Classic

After teasing for ages, BlackBerry today finally and officially announced the BlackBerry Classic. The phone combines the best of BlackBerry 10 with a design that melds together the modern BlackBerry Q10 with the classic navigation keys and trackpad loved on the BlackBerry Bold 9900. It's a heck of a BlackBerry, and you should definitely check out our comprehensive review of the BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry Classic photo gallery!

BlackBerry Classic With Leather Pouch

Now that the BlackBerry Classic has been announced, we can show you all some better images of the device up close and personal. Below, I've laid out a nice selection of some random and device comparison shots for everyone. You can jump for a better look or you can head on over to the BlackBerry Classic review as well to see them and more.

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BlackBerry Classic Launch Live Blog and Chat!

BlackBerry Classic Live Blog and Chat!

Is everybody ready? Today is the day for the BlackBerry Classic launch in NYC, Frankfurt and Singapore and you can tune into all the action as it happens both here in our live blog and via the streaming link at the BlackBerry Live events website. Settle in, kick back, have some fun and wait for things to get rolling. The event FULLY kicks off at 10AM EST but we'll be opening the chat up around...

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BlackBerry to ring Nasdaq stock market closing bell on December 17

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BlackBerry is set to launch the Classic later today, with events scheduled at New York City, Frankfurt, and Singapore. After the launch of the handset, the Canadian manufacturer will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to ring the stock market closing bell. James Yersh, BlackBerry's Chief Financial Officer, will ring the closing bell. The event will take place at the Nasdaq...

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WIND Mobile to get BlackBerry Classic next month

WIND Mobile to get Blackberry Classic next month

As anticipation heats up ahead of the Blackberry Classic's official launch, WIND Mobile has announced that will be bringing the device to the great white north next month. The announcement was made via the company's Twitter account earlier today: Super exciting news... the #BlackBerryClassic will be landing at WIND next month! #WINDturns5— WIND Mobile (@WINDmobile) December 16, 2014 Are...

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Canada loans Vodafone $850 million to help strengthen BlackBerry

Canada loans Vodafone $850 million to help strengthen BlackBerry

Canada is expressing its support for home-grown smartphone manufacturer with a massive 5-year, $850 million loan to British telecom giant Vodafone Group. Under the terms of the loan agreement, Vodafone will use $750 million to purchase services and products produced by BlackBerry, with the remaining $100 million used towards expanding smaller Canadian suppliers to to the carrier. As...

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T-Mobile Un-carrier 8 gives you rollover data with Data Stash

T-Mobile Un-carrier 8 gives you rollover data with Data Stash

T-Mobile has today announced Un-carrier 8.0, introducing its new personal Data Stash feature for subscribers. This new Data Stash will enable anyone who doesn't use up their data allowance for that month to store this remaining balance on their T-Mobile account for use another time. Put simply, you'll be able to automatically save the remaining data allowance each month for free, and then use...

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BlackBerry Classic now available to pre-order from Amazon, official promo video in tow

BlackBerry Classic

With BlackBerry's store running out of Classic pre-orders for a bit there, it looks like you now have another option for placing a pre-order. Amazon now has the BlackBerry Classic pre-order listed for $449 ahead of the device's official launch on December 17. The listing also features a promo video that gives us a look at all the essential features of the handset, which you can view below...

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BlackBerry Z30 takes home 2014 Good Design award

BlackBerry Z30 takes home 2014 Good Design award

The iconic look of BlackBerry's Z30 slate-styled smartphone has just nabbed itself an award for 2014. After reviewing submissions from several thousand of the world's leading manufacturers and industrial and graphic designers around the world, the Chicago Athenaeum: Music of Architecture and Design along with the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies awarded the...

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Whatsapp for the web reportedly in the works

Whatsapp for the web reportedly in the works

Facebook-owned Whatsapp appears to be working on a web-based version. A number of strings were found in the Android version of the app that point to a web-based Whatsapp. However, since Whatsapp doesn't use accounts, and is instead tied to a phone number, there is the issue of authentication. It appears that Whatsapp on the web may solve this with QR codes. From Android World: However,...

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From the Editor's Desk: It's time for the BlackBerry Classic

It's time for the BlackBerry Classic

February 25th, 2014 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. That's when BlackBerry announced they would be releasing a keyboard phone with the classic trackpad and function keys, better known at that time as the BlackBerry Q20. Since then, the device has gone through a bit of a branding change, arguably for the better, thanks to BlackBerry Executive Chairman and CEO John Chen and it will be...

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