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Anonymous AT&T exec claims Priv sales are 'really struggling'

Anonymous AT&T exec claims Priv sales are 'really struggling'

That's according to a new report coming from Roger Cheng over at CNET who spoke with a high-level executive who asked not to be named. "The BlackBerry Priv is really struggling," the high-level executive, who asked not to be named, said last week. "We've seen more returns than we would like." So what's the noted cause for the returns? Well, many factors are behind it, at least one of...

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Kim Kardashian might have to give up her BlackBerry Bold

Kim Kardashian might have to give up her BlackBerry Bold

It's certainly no secret that Kim Kardashian is a fan of the BlackBerry Bold 9900. Aside from the countless photos of her using what is arguably one of the best BlackBerry smartphones ever made alongside her iPhone, she let it be known at Recode's 2014 Code/Mobile conference that she was scooping them up off of eBay and hoarding them in threes simply because of anxiety that she might not have one...

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BlackBerry's AtHoc brings new capabilities to its platform to improve rapid response crisis communications

Expanding on their already existing market-leading crisis communications platform, BlackBerry's AtHoc has now announced several new enhancements and capabilities that will give AtHoc customers additional pre-planning resources and automated processing of crisis communication activities, to help resolve critical incidents with less manual intervention and fewer improvised, on-the-spot decisions...

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M1 Singapore to offer BES12 Cloud to business customers on one mobile bill

As announced by BlackBerry, M1 Singapore is the first carrier in Southeast Asia to launch BlackBerry's Enhanced SIM-Based Licensing (ESBL), allowing for new and re-contracting M1 mobile business customers to have BES12 Cloud bundled for free with their new or renewed monthly plans. Mr. Willis Sim, Chief Product Development and Corporate Solutions Officer, M1 says, "M1 is pleased to be the...

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XL and BlackBerry team up to launch NOVI which allows three numbers on one SIM

XL Axiata and BlackBerry have now launched NOVI, a service that will enable XL customers to use multiple mobile numbers on a single device. Nicanor V. Santiago III, Chief Brand and Customer Experience Officer of XL says: "One of the ways we provide the best experience for XL customers is through continued delivery of new and innovative services that truly meet our customers' needs. NOVI...

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T-Mobile's latest Uncarrier move is all about thanking you

T-Mobile's latest Uncarrier move is all about thanking you

T-Mobile's latest Uncarrier move is all about thanking its customers. After doubling its subscriber base from 33 million to 66 million, the carrier wants to give back to everyone who made it possible. There are three different parts to Uncarrier 11, and those include: T-Mobile Tuesdays - You get free stuff from the T-Mobile Tuesday's app. There are free gifts each week, like pizza from...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Taipei calling

Mobile Nations Weekly: Taipei calling

ASUS goes big, Samsung gets fit, Tesla drives itself, and into the virtual realm. ASUS kicked things off at Computex 2016 with the announcement of an impressive and expanded ZenFone 3 lineup, Transformer 3 and Transformer 3 Pro tablets, and the thin-and-light ZenBook 3 — oh, and a weird meowing/rolling robot. But they weren't the only ones at the big show in Taipei: Samsung launched the...

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BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Forum events coming to cities across North America

Much like previous years, BlackBerry has now announced they will once again be hitting the road this summer to host several BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Forum events. If you want to see BlackBerry solutions in action, speak to mobility and security experts and see how BlackBerry's portfolio can impact your enterprise mobility strategy across all devices, operating systems, you'll want to attend...

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AT&T's new rewards program offers free movie tickets and more

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AT&T is starting up a new rewards program for its customers this summer called AT&T Thanks. The carrier will offer free movie tickets, special deals on concerts and more as part of the program. Here are some of the new benefits of the program: 'Ticket Twosdays': AT&T postpaid wireless customers will qualify to get a free movie ticket on AT&T when they buy one at full...

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T-Mobile's Un-carrier 11 announcements will be made on Monday, June 6

T-Mobile's Un-carrier 11 announcements will be made on Monday, June 6

T-Mobile will hold its Un-carrier 11 media event on Monday, June 6, where the wireless carrier is expected to reveal a number of new features for its customers. T-Mobile revealed the date for Un-carrier 11 via Twitter: You're invited! Tune in LIVE to be blown away by our next Un-carrier move. Epic news you won't want to miss! https://t.co/cYCU2xOHzi— T-Mobile (@TMobile) June 2, 2016 The...

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WhatsApp pushes their latest BlackBerry 10 update from beta to official

Back around the middle of April, WhatsApp rolled out a new beta for BlackBerry 10 that included several improvements and now, after a bit of testing, they have pushed that release to BlackBerry World making it available for everyone. The changelog has grown a bit from beta to official, so take a look at what's new. Added rich text formatting support for message text Added support for...

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VRHeads.com is here! Welcome CrackBerry's new virtual reality sibling site!

Welcome VRHeads.com, the new virtual and augmented reality community from the Mobile Nations team Are you interested in virtual reality? If so, I would like to take a moment to introduce you all to the latest site joining Windows Central, iMore, Android Central and, TeslaCentral as part of the Mobile Nations family, VRHeads.com. The folks at VRHeads have a single mission — invite everyone to...

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Pentagon expands its threat response capability using BlackBerry's AtHoc

BlackBerry has now announced that the Pentagon Force Protection Agency has awarded a contract to renew and expand its use of BlackBerry's AtHoc Networked Crisis Communications Suite. "We are honored by the continued trust in AtHoc by the Pentagon towards protecting its personnel," said Guy Miasnik, President of BlackBerry's AtHoc Division. "Their trust in AtHoc reinforces a shared mission...

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How your phone can help now that hurricane season is here

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Hurricane season is upon us, and your smartphone is now one of the most important tools in your preparedness kit. June 1 marks the official start to hurricane season. And while we've actually gotten off to a bit of an early start this year, with a bit of a development off the East Coast, there's no better time than to bone up on some of the best ways to keep current on what's out there, and...

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T-Mobile offers visitors to the U.S. a new $30 calling and data plan

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T-Mobile will launch its new Tourist Plan on June 12 for people who are visiting the United States. It will give them unlimited data and 1,000 minutes of calls inside the U.S for three weeks for $30. The T-Mobile Tourist Plan also includes 2GB of high-speed data, along with unlimited texting to over 140 countries. The plan also gives tourists in the U.S. a free SIM card. However, the plan...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.3 beta autoloaders now available for developers

BlackBerry OS 10.3.3 beta autoloaders now available for developers

Remember the good old days when BlackBerry used to release beta OS builds to developers? Well, they're back. BlackBerry has rather quietly updated the BlackBerry Dev Alpha downloads page with beta builds of BlackBerry 10.3.3.746 so developers may test their apps against that build to ensure all remains working fine. Just as before, the OS builds are not full builds of the OS, they are...

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Some Priv owners receiving June Marshmallow update early

Some Priv owners receiving June Marshmallow update early

On Friday, BlackBerry released their fifth Marshmallow beta to ShopBlackBerry, Amazon, and T-Mobile devices but it seems as though the rollout went beyond those in the beta. Many folks in the CrackBerry Forums have now reported receiving Marshmallow build AAF153, which would presumably be the June 1st security update, on their ShopBlackBerry, and Amazon purchased devices. Fixes Bluetooth...

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BlackBerry working to allow updates on unlocked AT&T branded Priv's when not using AT&T SIM

If you're among the many who scooped up an unlocked AT&T branded Priv on the cheap only to find out the OS can't be updated unless you have an AT&T SIM, BlackBerry is offering some hope that that might soon no longer be an issue. As noted in the BlackBerry Knowledge Base, BlackBerry is currently working on a solution to allow updates to be made available to these devices. Software...

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