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Do you REALLY want a Limited Edition Gold and Black BlackBerry Passport?

If so, eBay is likely your best chance of getting one and right now, you can scoop up number 45 out of the 50 produced. That is if you have around $4,000 to spend on it, nearly $5,000 if you're Canadian. Yes, that's the asking price for this Limited Edition Gold and Black BlackBerry Passport but it looks like it comes with a few other goodies as well. You know, to really sell you on it....

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BlackBerry Classic now available in Australia from Telstra

BlackBerry Classic now available from Telstra

Launching today in Australia, the BlackBerry Classic is now available for purchase through Telstra in a wide array of pricing options ranging from $63 AUD to $130 AUD on Telstra S, M, L, XL plans. If you do not want to sign up for a plan, the outright purchase cost is set at $504 AUD but you'll need to check with retailers as the Classic might not be available for purchase across all Telstra...

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AT&T to acquire Nextel Mexico for $1.875 billion

AT&T Nextel Mexico

AT&T plans to acquire Nextel Mexico for $1.875 billion in an effort to create a massive North American Mobile Service area that will be able to offer wireless access to 400 million people. The news comes a few months after AT&T announced plans to buy another Mexico-based wireless carrier, Iusacell, for $2.5 billion. Nextel Mexico has three million customers and its network covers 76...

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Amazon Prime annual membership discounted to $72 for one day only

Amazon Prime

If you're looking to become an Amazon Prime member, now is the time to do it as the retailer is offering the annual membership for just $72, down from its usual price of $99. In addition to the discount on the membership, Amazon is streaming all ten episodes of its original series Transparent for free to non-Prime members on January 24. The discount is in celebration of Amazon's strong...

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Limited Edition Black & Gold BlackBerry Passport

When BlackBerry announced the black and gold BlackBerry Passport, there were only 50 available, truly making it a limited edition device. Those 50 were snatched up pretty quickly and shipped out just as fast as they've now started arriving at buyers' doors. Folks in the forums have been asking for unboxings, as well as photos, and one CrackBerry reader has obliged though they wish to stay...

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Valentine's Day sticker packs now available in the BBM Shop

Valentine's Day BBM sticker packs now available in the BBM Shop

It's not yet February, but retailers have already begun gearing up for Valentine's Day so it seems fitting the BBM Shop would be ahead of the game as well. Two new Valentine's Day specific BBM packs have arrived and are available for $1.99 each. First up is the aptly named Valentine's Day pack that features all the standard lovey stuff you can handle including teddy bears, hearts, flowers,...

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Sprint, come join us. Please.

Sprint's taking the fight straight to T-Mobile and is offering customers of the Un-carrier a guaranteed minimum trade-in credit of $200 for their current working T-Mobile smartphone. That's in addition to the current contract buy-out offer (though T-Mobile ditched traditional contracts nearly two years ago) or up to $350 in credit to pay for their new Sprint phone. The offer's good through...

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BlackBerry Passport part of Amazon India Lightning Deals

If you live in India and are looking to grab a good deal on a BlackBerry Passport, Amazon has now placed the device on their site as part of their Lightning Deals. The listing drops pricing on the BlackBerry to Rs. 41,830.00 which is a savings of Rs. 8,160.00 (16%) but it's only good for the next seven hours at the time of this posting with 44% claimed thus far. If you want in on the deal, you...

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Three UK reportedly confirmed to be purchasing O2 for £10 billion

Three UK reportedly confirmed to be purchasing O2 for £10 billion

It was reported a few days ago that Three UK was looking to purchase O2 from Telefonica, and now the deal has reportedly been confirmed at a price of 10 billion pounds (roughly 15 billion US dollars) and is expected to be finalized Friday morning. The report comes from The Financial Times, which says: The deal to merge O2, Britain's second-biggest mobile operator, with Hutchison Whampoa'...

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BBM beta for iOS updated to v2.7.0.20

BBM beta for iOS updated to v2.7.0.20

Are you among the many beta testers for BBM on iOS? If so, you'll want to check Test Flight for the latest release. A new update has arrived as v2.7.0.20 and it has a few things for everyone to test out. Some of them are new, some of them apparently may have been reworked and just need more testing. You can have a look at the noted changes thanks to change log from BlackBerry. What to Test...

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Do you own a BlackBerry Passport? Tell us why you love it!

Do you own a BlackBerry Passport? Tell us why you love it!

Since the release of the BlackBerry Passport, we've heard plenty of testimonials as to why people love their BlackBerry Passport. On Amazon, in forum posts, in device reviews and more. BlackBerry has now put together a video sharing some of what people are saying about their BlackBerry Passport and why they love it. Rather than just sharing the video though, we figured there's no better time...

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AT&T BlackBerry Passport passes through the FCC

AT&T BlackBerry Passport passes through the FCC

In some slightly obvious but still somewhat surprising news, the AT&T BlackBerry Passport has just now slid through the FCC. Despite being announced at CES 2015, the actual submission to the FCC for the AT&T specific BlackBerry Passport was only submitted on January 7th, 2015. The next stop is almost certainly the actual arrival on AT&T and the FCC documents may possibly hint at...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen calls for 'app neutrality'

John Chen calls for app neutrality

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has taken to the Inside BlackBerry Blog to share his thoughts on Net Neutrality and something he calls 'App Neutrality'. The post is adapted from a letter sent to the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, John Thune, the Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Fred Upton, and Ranking Committee Members, U.S....

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Rumors of Samsung wanting to buy BlackBerry refuse to die

Samsung BlackBerry

A new report from The Financial Post, is claiming that all may not be as it seems when it comes to the Samsung / BlackBerry rumors and goes so far as to say Samsung is still actively pursuing a plan to take over or buy a significant stake in BlackBerry Limited and that they were caught off guard by the earlier Reuters report, as they hoped to go unnoticed with their moves on BlackBerry and...

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WhatsApp now has a Chrome web client

WhatsApp now has a Chrome web client

About a month back, there were rumors that the Facebook-owned and very popular messenger service WhatsApp would soon be available on your computer via the web. Today, the folks at Whatsapp have pulled it off. The new web client is an extension of the data from your phone, displayed in a Google Chrome page. It's simple to set up, and as long as your phone has a data connection you'll be able to...

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BlackBerry Classic in white caught on camera

BlackBerry Classic in white

With the black version of the BlackBerry Classic already making its rounds, it was only a matter of time before we started to see the other noted to be arriving colors (white, bronze, blue) appear as well and the folks over at MondoBlackBerry have scored some images of the white Classic and have shared some details about it. This variant does not differ for materials used than the...

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John Chen not a fan of UK Prime Minister's desire to ban encrypted messaging apps

In what I'm sure will come as a surprise to no one, John Chen has now spoken out against UK Prime Minister David Cameron's comments supporting the banning of encrypted messaging apps which could include BBM, WhatsApp, and Snapchat, among others. Heading to LinkedIn to share his thoughts, the BlackBerry CEO laid out details that highlight how privacy and national security can be balanced. Hint:...

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Evernote shutting down support for BlackBerry 7 and PlayBook

Evernote shutting down support for BlackBerry 7 and PlayBook

For those of you who might still be using Evernote on your BlackBerry 7 device or BlackBerry PlayBook, Evernote has now announced they'll be discontinuing support on those platforms while BlackBerry 10 support is still ongoing. As of February 7th, we'll be retiring Evernote Hello, Evernote Peek, Evernote for BlackBerry 7, and Evernote for BlackBerry PlayBook. This means they'll no longer...

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For $5-a-month, AT&T subscribers can now place unlimited calls to Mexico

$5-a-month gets unlimited calls to Mexico on AT&T

AT&T has revamped their AT&T World Connect $5 monthly international calling package to offer unlimited calls to Mexico. The news comes just days after AT&T got approval from the Mexican government for a $2.5 billion acquisition of Iusacell, Mexico's third-largest cellular carrier. Said AT&T Mobility Chief Marketing Officer David Christopher: "We're always looking for...

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You can now order the BlackBerry Z3 SIM free in the UK

BlackBerry-Z3-Hero

This one maybe a little late to the party but if you fancy picking up the low cost BlackBerry Z3 SIM free in the UK you can now do so thanks to Clove. The British online retailer has the Z3 priced at £154.99, including VAT, which seems reasonable value for money if you ask me. It feels an age away that the BlackBerry Z3 was announced, although it was only February last year and it then went...

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