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Media Markt Germany now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Passport

Media Markt Germany now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Passport

If you live in Germany and are looking to be among the first to own a BlackBerry Passport, you'll want to hit up the Media Markt site and place your pre-order. Europe's largest retailer of consumer electronics has priced the device at €599 Euros at this point which includes VAT, though the site lacks details on when it's actually expected to ship after pre-orders have been placed. In fact...

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AIESEC Canada's Executive team uses BlackBerry Z30 smartphones to improve collaboration and productivity

BlackBerry has now announced a new partnership with AIESEC Canada wherein over the next 12 months, AIESEC Canada's seven-person executive team will be equipped with BlackBerry Z30 smartphones to help them manage their demanding schedule and document their experiences. The AIESEC executive team will utilize BBM, BBM Video and Screen Share, among other BlackBerry 10 productivity applications, as...

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National Transportation Safety Board calls for U.S. ban on distracted driving

U.S. National Transportation Safety Board calls for ban on distracted driving

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, or NTSB, is advocating the elimination of distractions while in a transportation vehicle. Citing disasters, sometimes fatal, that could have been avoided if the operator of their transport vehicle, whether that's a car, boat, plane, or train, was focused on the task at hand rather than distractions caused by the use of personal electronic devices (...

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Sprint's Prepaid service revamps with new tiered data plans

Sprint's Prepaid service revamps with new tiered data plans

The Sprint Prepaid brand will now have three new monthly plans, all of which offer its customers unlimited talk and text. The cheapest is now priced at $35 a month with 1 GB of data, followed by $45 a month with 3 GB of data and $55 a month for 6 GB of data. Those new plans, which the company announced in an email press release, are a lot better than what the Sprint Prepaid brand offered...

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From the Editor's Desk: See the bigger picture

From the Editor's Desk: See the bigger picture

As you may or may not have noticed, I skipped my From the Editor's Desk last week. For those who were wondering and asked, it was because I was traveling and shortly after my travels I was a little under the weather. No matter though, I'm all good once again after having loaded up on cold meds, drinking entirely too much Nyquil and catching up on some long lost sleep. Perhaps it's a good thing...

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UK retailer Phones 4U set to close its doors

UK retailer Phones 4U set to close its doors

UK's Phones 4U is set to close the doors on its 720 outlets after EE becomes the final carrier partner to terminate its relationship with the retailer prompting administration. The decision to shutter its stores will affect almost 6,000 employees though private equity owner BC Partners assures that "employees will continue to be paid until further notice." "Today is a very sad day for our...

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BlackBerry Classic appears once again in new batch of photos

BlackBerry Classic appears once again in new batch of photos

With one batch of BlackBerry Classic photos having already arrived via DTBlackBerry on Weibo, we were pretty much guaranteed to see more appear and that's exactly what was happened. This time around the images are looking a little more cleaned up and offer up a better look at the device many folks are waiting to get their hands on. Aside from looking pretty, the photos don't offer up much...

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BlackBerry will announce Q2 FY2015 earnings on Sept. 26

BlackBerry will announce Q2 FY2015 earnings on Sept. 26

BlackBerry has announced that it will announce earnings for the second quarter of the 2015 fiscal year on Friday, September 26. The announcement will be made over a conference call for investors as well as via a live webcast at 8 AM ET. "A conference call and live webcast will be held beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing 1-888-503-8168 or by logging on at http://ca....

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AT&T not in a rush, will offer Wi-Fi calling in 2015

AT&T not in a rush, will offer Wi-Fi calling in 2015

AT&T has plans to start offering Wi-Fi calling support by 2015. The system would allow subscribers to place calls using their phone's Wi-Fi connection instead of the cellular network. If that sounds familiar, it should, as T-Mobile has offered Wi-Fi calling for years now, and even dedicated their Uncarrier 7.0 press event to expanding on the concept. AT&T Mobile and Business...

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Porsche Design P'9983 hits the FCC ahead of official unveiling

Porsche Design P'9983 hits the FCC ahead of official unveiling

While Porsche Design was busy teasing a new device launch on Twitter, the FCC was busy blowing whatever remained of their cover for the upcoming launch of the Porsche Design P'9983 for those paying attention. The new documents don't exactly reveal much outside of the supported bands for the device but we'll be getting the full details on September 17th when the device is set to be officially...

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Someone sent a wish out through the air, Care Bear stickers arrive in the BBM Shop!

A new BBM sticker pack has arrived in the BBM Shop and it appears as though someone sent a wish out through the air. Prepare to do the Care Bear countdown, because this time around it's the Care Bears. Grumpy Bear, Bedtime Bear, Birthday Bear, Cheer Bear and more are available in this sticker pack, which is priced at $1.99 and filtering through to the BBM Shop right now. Yes, I bought it in...

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PressReader for BlackBerry 10 updated with improved user experience and bug fixes

There's some jokes to be made about the desire to read newspapers on your smartphone but there's no shortage of folks out there who do it, myself included. On BlackBerry 10, PressReader is the go-to app for that and a new update rolling through BlackBerry World aims to improve that experience. The latest update gets noted as v2.2.1409.8 and brings plenty of bug fixes and improvements to the app...

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QNX-powered Audi Virtual Cockpit wins CTIA '2014 Hot for the Holidays' award

CTIA Super Mobility Week is wrapping up at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas and the folks from QNX are celebrating yet another win in the connected car category. This time around, the new Audi Virtual Cockpit, which is based on the QNX OS, has won first prize in the 2014 CTIA Hot for the Holidays awards. Created in 2009, the Hot for the Holidays award categories identify...

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BlackBerry acquires Movirtu to help improve BYOD support

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BlackBerry has revealed it has acquired another company, Movirtu, which has created "virtual identity solutions for mobile operators that allows multiple numbers to be active on a single device." This should help BlackBerry support more businesses who want "bring-your-own device" (BYOD) features. "In a BYOD and COPE world, there remain a number of efficiency and convenience challenges...

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#TeamBlackBerry - One of your members needs your help

#TeamBlackBerry - One of your members needs your help

You might not know the name Morten Lindstrom but if you look carefully through a lot of BlackBerry webinars, developer documentation and various other parts of BlackBerry related content, you're sure to find his name. Morten is part of the BlackBerry community, especially the developer community being a BlackBerry Elite member. He gives up a lot of his time to help others but this time around...

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BlackBerry hosting Porsche Design P'9983 launch event on Sept. 17th

BlackBerry hosting Porsche Design P'9983 launch event on Sept. 17th

With the BlackBerry Passport event all set for September 24th in London, Dubai and Toronto, we were starting to wonder exactly when the Porsche Design P'9983 unveiling would be slotted in. Would it come during the Passport events or would it get an event of its own? As it turns out, the Porsche Design P'9983 will get its own unveiling with invites having now been sent out for September 17th...

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Celebrating 15 Years of Mobile Nations!

15 Years!

On September 9th, 1999, the origin story for Mobile Nations began when VisorCentral launched from my student apartment at University of Florida. Immediately the website became a fixture of the Handspring Visor online community by delivering high quality and reliable news, articles, reviews, and an active forum. While today the Visor is a relic — I'm sure many of our younger readers have never...

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Save up to 60% on SanDisk memory products from Amazon today

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Amazon's Gold Box deal of the day has a wide variety of SanDisk products on offer, with USB drives, microSD cards and SSDs on sale. Here's the breakdown: SanDisk Ultra 128 GB Micro SDXC for $99 – down from $129 SanDisk Ultra 64 GB Micro SDXC for $31 – down from $64 SanDisk Extreme Pro 960 GB SSD for $449 – down from $699 SanDisk Extreme Pro 480 GB SSD for $259 – down from $429 Amazon is...

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UK mobile operators reject government plans on national roaming

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Mobile operators in the UK have rejected government proposals on setting up national roaming, according to the Financial Times. Earlier this year, operators were urged by officials to look into the possibility of sharing infrastructure in rural parts of the country, as well as locations where consumers seemingly loose signal coverage. While this would help prevent customers experiencing drop...

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BlackBerry Classic caught posing for the camera

BlackBerry Classic caught posing for the camera

So, you're not a fan of the BlackBerry Passport and have been waiting to hear more about the BlackBerry Classic? Good news! It would seem as though now that the Passport is getting closer to availability, we're starting to see just a bit more of the Classic sneak and the device has been caught posing a bit for the camera. Sure, the device has been caught before but that was in the hands of...

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