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BlackBerry Q3 Fiscal 2016 Earnings Call Live Blog!

BlackBerry Q3 Fiscal 2016 Earnings Call Live Blog!

The report is out, but the earnings call still has to happen, so hop into the chat below and settle in. The conference call will be held today beginning at 8 am ET, and can be accessed by dialing 888-428-9507 or by logging onto the BlackBerry Investors site. A replay of the conference call will be available at around 10 am EST by calling in to 1-647-436-0148 and entering the pass code 8820480...

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BlackBerry announces Q3 Fiscal 2016 results

BlackBerry reports Q3 Fiscal 2016 earnings results

As expected, BlackBerry has now announced their Q3 Fiscal 2016 results. Non-GAAP revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 was $557 million with GAAP revenue of $548 million. GAAP revenue reflects a purchase accounting write down of deferred revenue associated with recent acquisitions. The non-GAAP revenue breakdown for the quarter was approximately 29% for software and services, 31% for...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.2.2876 update files now available for download

BlackBerry OS 10.3.2.2876 now official and rolling out

December has been a rather interesting month for BlackBerry 10 OS updates. First we saw Sprint finally roll out OS 10.3.2.2813, which was then made available for everyone to update to manually, and now BlackBerry has pushed out OS 10.3.2.2876 to Shop BlackBerry purchased devices, while everyone else can manually update by downloading the required files for the CrackBerry Forums....

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WhatsApp will be blocked by courts in Brazil for 48 hours

Update: Reuters is now reporting that a Brazilian higher court has lifted the 48-hour block of WhatsApp, overturning the lower court's ruling. Original story: A Brazilian court has issued a block on the massively-popular messenger service WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook. This temporary block will remain in place for 48 hours starting this evening. This move will only affect those in the...

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BlackBerry Priv now available for pre-order at Orange France

BlackBerry Priv now available for pre-order at Orange France

The BlackBerry Priv is now available for pre-order through Orange in France, continuing its slow march around the world. Orange is offering the BlackBerry's first Android handset for a cool €299 after a €100 rebate with a 2-year contract. For €608, you can nab the Priv on a one-year contract, or opt out altogether and snag the smartphone unlocked for €799. If you're hoping to get your hands...

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Shaw Communications announces plans to acquire Wind Mobile

Shaw Communications announces plans to acquire Wind Mobile

Canada's Shaw Communications has announced plans to acquire Wind Mobile, aiming to dip its toes into the wireless market. Shaw, which currently provides cable and internet services, says that it hopes the $1.6 billion deal will help it tackle an increasingly "mobile-first" media landscape: "The global telecom landscape is quickly evolving towards 'mobile-first' product offerings as...

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John Chen speaks on the great encryption debate and where BlackBerry stands on it all

For more than a decade now there has been ongoing debates about encryption and role it plays in the technology world, and unless you live under a rock, I'm sure you've have caught some of that debate by now. While not the sole reason for the rise in the debate, the recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California have brought encryption and its use in technology to the forefront once...

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Score yourself some free NHL BBM stickers from the BBM Shop!

Score yourself some free NHL BBM stickers from the BBM Shop!

The BBM Shop has been rather busy as of late loading up on a wide assortment of stickers, and while we don't go crazy around here posting each and every single pack, when cool (and especially free) packs come up, we share them. Right now, there's a new pack that has just arrived that I KNOW a lot of folks have been waiting for. Following up on the earlier NHL pack from Molson, which featured...

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BlackBerry Services, Camera, Keyboard and Launcher all updated for Priv

As expected, now that the software update for Priv has rolled out to both unlocked devices and AT&T devices, BlackBerry has also pushed out several app updates to improve upon the Priv experience. Right now, we're seeing BlackBerry Services, Camera, Launcher, and Keyboard have all been updated with varying levels of changes. We've got the rundown of each for you. BlackBerry Services -...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Media

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Media

And we're back! This week, we returned to a live broadcast to get everyone caught up on the latest BlackBerry news and discussion. Quite a few things on tap this week, such as Sprint finally rolling out BlackBerry 10.3.2, the Priv being sold through Walmart plus, new updates for BBM on BlackBerry 10 and Android. Settle in and check out the video or grab the audio download for playback at your...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Pixelated Humps

Mobile Nations Weekly: Pixelated Humps

This train shows no signs of stopping. At long last, the not-a-Nexus-but-kind-of Google Pixel C Android tablet has been unleashed upon the world. It's an interesting, if occasionally confusing and frustrating affair — not unlike the also-just-released Sony Xperia Z5 Premium. Speaking of confusing, Apple did some of that themselves by releasing their first iPhone battery case, the "Apple...

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Grab three months of Spotify Premium for only 99 cents

Grab three months of Spotify Premium for only 99 cents

Now and then the fine folks at Spotify decide to go ahead and offer up a bit of a discount on their streaming music services premium offering and with the holidays right around the corner, they're once again in a generous mood. Right now, until the end of December, you can snag three months of Spotify Premium for just 99 cents provided you're new to the service. Listen without the distraction...

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QNX and AdasWorks team up to collaborate on Automated Driving Technology

Although it may seem as though things have been quiet on the QNX side of things for BlackBerry, it's really just the opposite. The BlackBerry subsidiary has been tremendously busy hosting webinars, attending conventions and conferences and not so quietly working innovations such as QNX OS for Safety and gearing up for CES 2016 where they will fully unveil their all-new Toyota Highlander concept...

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T-Mobile offers Verizon customers a free year of Hulu and 50% off select accessories

T-Mobile is making it sweeter for Verizon customers who want to make the switch to its network. We've already seen T-Mobile give its customers 3 months of unlimited data, as well as enticing offers for customers on other carriers. Sprint customers got an extra $200 when switching, while AT&T customers got discounts on accessories and savings on the iPhone. The deal for Verizon customers...

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BlackBerry adds Walmart to the list of retailers selling Priv

BlackBerry adds Walmart to the list of retailers selling Priv

Aside from rolling the Priv out to Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore, BlackBerry has also been working expanding retailer availability in the U.S. and Canada adding the likes of Best Buy, Staples and even our own ShopCrackBerry Canada to the mix. Now, they've added the world's largest retailer as well, Walmart. Customers in the U.S. looking to pick up a brand new BlackBerry Priv can...

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BlackBerry Priv officially launched in Malaysia with a retail price of RM3,559

Adding another region to the growing list of areas which Priv is available, BlackBerry has now officially launched the device in Malaysia. Customers looking to pick up a Priv can now preorder the device through 11street with special offers in place if you're quick. The first 60 customers who preorder through 11street will be able to purchase Priv at a discounted price of MYR 3,388. If you're...

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Forrester Research names BlackBerry a leader in Enterprise Mobile Management

Each year, Forrester Research, Inc. evaluates the most significant mobile device management vendors and this year, as they have in previous years as well, have named BlackBerry a leader in Enterprise Mobile Management. The BlackBerry solution portfolio of BES12 and Good Powered by BlackBerry scored among the highest in 14 of the 25 criteria measured by Forrester. As noted Forrester Research, "...

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens officially opens on December 18, 2015 and it seems as though the marketing department at Disney has gone absolutely nuts with their promotion of the movie. Not wanting to miss out on the marketing blitz, Canadian carrier Bell has released a new 'Epic' TV commercial to promote the movie and of course, lineup of phones which includes the epic all-new Android-powered...

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We've updated the CB10 app for BlackBerry 10 to fix some bugs

We've updated the CB10 app for BlackBerry 10 to fix some bugs

I know. I know. It's been a while since we last updated the CB10 app for BlackBerry 10 but as I'm sure some folks have already realized, a new update has now arrived in BlackBerry World. This release is pretty much just a maintenance release to address a few bugs that were in the app as well as improve upon some of the performance issues folks were seeing. We've included a change log for the...

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Priv security update patches sixteen holes for safety's sake

Priv security update patches sixteen holes for safety's sake

Last week, BlackBerry began pushing their first formal update to BlackBerry Priv owners with improvements the camera, device performance, stability and of course, security. The security improvements portion of the update were not outlined at the time but now that Google has gone live with their December 2015 Security Bulletin, BlackBerry has laid out the specifics that apply to Priv. In total...

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