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U.S. House clears legislation to make unlocking cellphones legal

U.S. House clears legislation to make unlocking cellphones legal

Although most people generally don't think of it when they go to unlock their cellphone for another carrier, the process of doing so in the U.S. has been a topic of much debate involving consumers, the House of Representatives, and even the President of the United States. For those unfamiliar, service providers like AT&T and Verizon typically lock their devices so they can only be used...

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BBM for Windows Phone beta saw 10,000 signups within 24 hours

BBM for Windows Phone beta saw 10,000 signups within 24 hours

Over at the Inside BlackBerry Blog today, Matthew Talbot Senior Vice President, Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry has detailed some information about where BlackBerry is hoping to take BBM in the long term and the overall cross-platform strategy of the app. The post highlights a lot of interesting stuff such as his recent trip to Jakarta and seeing billboards advertising devices as coming with...

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Verizon to put some limits on unlimited data

Verizon to crack down on heaviest users of unlimited data

If you've managed to stay on an unlimited data plan on Verizon, you might soon notice that your speeds beginning to slow down if you're using a lot of data. A limited set of customers will fall under the umbrella of Verizon's so-called "Network Optimization" policy, which Verizon says is not throttling. The shift impacts customers in a very specific set of circumstances, according to Verizon...

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First look: Leather flip cover case for the BlackBerry Passport!

First look: Leather flip cover case for the BlackBerry Passport!

Now that the white BlackBerry Passport is out there for all to see, next up is some accessories. BlackBerry CEO John Chen that noted along with the arrival of the Passport there would also be a wide selection of premium accessories to go along with it and he wasn't kidding around. I know a lot of you caught that mention and have been waiting to see what accessories would be arriving. Luckily,...

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Strong subscriber growth powers AT&T's Q2 2014 earnings

Strong subscriber growth powers AT&T's FQ2 2014 earnings

AT&T had a great quarter that was driven by the addition of 2 million new users to its wireless and wireline businesses. Combined with the rest of its operations, the carrier reported that revenues were up 1.6 percent, meaning that it took in $32.6 billion. The carrier noted a higher $1 billion operating expense compared to a year ago at $27 billion giving it an operating income of $5.6...

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BlackBerry confirms that the Passport will indeed come in white

BlackBerry confirms that the Passport will indeed come in white

BlackBerry has officially unveiled the BlackBerry Passport in white. Sure, we may have gotten to the white Passport first, as they freely admit, but it's still an official confirmation that the most-hotly anticipated BlackBerry of the season will be available in more than just basic black. Designers Brian Paschke and Joseph Hofer talked a bit about the design of the white Passport. For...

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BlackBerry hosting BES10 Secure Work Space webinar on July 30th

BlackBerry hosting BES10 Secure Work Space webinar on July 30th

If you're looking to learn more about BES10 and how Secure Work Space works across BlackBerry, Android and iOS then you'll want to set aside some time on July 30th. BlackBerry is hosting a BES10 Secure Work Space webinar that day from 11:00AM to 12:00PM EST. With BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 Secure Work Space for iOS and Android, the convenience, strength and efficiency of the trusted...

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First Look: Here's the BlackBerry Passport in white!

First Look: Here's the BlackBerry Passport in white!

When BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced the BlackBerry Passport, he also made sure to note the device would be arriving in white alongside the standard black. Since then, many folks have been waiting to see the white version and until now, they've been disappointed. The white version has been hard to catch and while many folks like Pootermobile and Dylan Habkirk have created renders of what...

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New COO at BlackBerry another sign of software focus

New COO at BlackBerry another sign of software focus

Yesterday BlackBerry announced that they've hired a Chief Operating Officer. The company has not had a COO since John Chen took over and cleaned house. Remember when Thorsten Heins brought in his own management team including COO Kristian Tear who had tremendous experience from Sony Ericsson and Ericsson? Or how about the co-COO structure that worked very well for BlackBerry during its hyper...

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Verizon's second quarter profits soar, highest recorded revenue in six quarters

Verizon

Verizon has posted its second quarter earnings, which saw the carrier accruing a double-digit percentage increase in operating income and earnings per share. Over the course of the quarter, Verizon has managed to add 1.4 million new postpaid wireless subscribers, up from 941,000 over the same period last year. The carrier posted profits of $4.21 billion and $1.01 earnings per share, up from...

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Yahoo scoops up mobile analytics firm Flurry to strengthen their mobile products

Yahoo has been on a mission to strengthen their mobile products for a while now and to push that envelope even further, the company has now announced they'll be acquiring mobile analytics firm Flurry after having reached a definitive agreement. Flurry, was started in 2008 and today has reached over 170,000 developers across 1.4 billion devices monthly with their services being offered to pretty...

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At one investment firm in NY, privacy concerns are leading many to ask for their BlackBerry back

Over at CIO today, Tom Kaneshige ran an article titled: Mobile Workers: 'I Want My Blackberry Back' It highlights comments from an IT executive at 'a well-known investment firm in New York City' and the troubles the organization is having with their Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategy and MDM solutions that ultimately has employees asking for their corporate BlackBerry back. The issues...

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Get online while abroad for just £2 a day with O2 Travel

EU Passport

If you're looking for a sweet deal with regards to using data abroad on this year's holiday, O2 may well have the right bundle price at just £2 a day. We've all been in that situation, looking at pricing and being stunned by just how expensive roaming can be, even when travelling within the EU. UK mobile operators are attempting to tackle the issue of high charges (as is the EU, which hopes to...

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From the office to the track, the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 team stays secure with BlackBerry

It's hardly a secret that BlackBerry is one of the sponsors for the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS F1 team. The partnership was announced back in February 2013 and continues today but rather than just being a sticker on the cars and a logo on the teams gear and fire suits, BlackBerry is deeply involved in the organization by providing BES 10 encrypted solutions and handsets across the board. How...

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From the Editor's Desk: The past month of BlackBerry

From the Editor's Desk: The past month of BlackBerry

Time flies when you're having fun. That's the old saying right? July 19th marked exactly one month since BlackBerry CEO John Chen pretty much fully unveiled the BlackBerry Passport and the BlackBerry Classic. For the most part, much of the focus has been on the BlackBerry Passport. Considering it's the first of the two new devices out of the gate, there seems to be more of them out there in the...

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The numbers are in, 73 percent of CrackBerry readers still want to see another all touch BlackBerry released

The BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Classic are the next two devices set to arrive from BlackBerry. They're locked in and John Chen and his team are readying the rollout for each right now. The issue there though, for some, is that both of those devices are QWERTY keyboard devices leaving those who like all touch devices such as the Z10 and Z30 with nothing to really upgrade to. Last week we...

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Missed the Project Ion Internet of Things webinar? Catch the replay

Missed the Project Ion Internet of Things webinar? Catch the replay

If you missed out on the Project Ion Internet of Things webinar that was held on July 10th, this weekend might be a good time to get caught up on it all, as the replay is now available. The QNX Cloud team hosted the event and ran through a lot of stuff surrounding Project Ion and the initiatives happening at BlackBerry and QNX in the Internet of Things arena. Led by Steve West, senior...

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7Digital drops their own music purchasing app into BlackBerry World

7Digital drops their own music purchasing app into BlackBerry World

Remember back in July when we noted 7Digital was still working with BlackBerry on a solution to offer music to BlackBerry customers? They seemingly wanted to get the message out thanks to it having a negative effect on their stock. At the time, we postulated that the arrangement could end up simply being the release of a 7Digital app on BlackBerry World and lo and behold, that's exactly what...

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BlackBerry Passport gets caught in hands-on video and fresh images!

BlackBerry Passport gets caught in hands-on video and fresh images!

Well, this has been a long time coming so, sit back relax and enjoy a good nearly three minute hands-on video with the BlackBerry Passport. In the video, you get a nice look at the hardware everyone is waiting to get their hands on and although the video is chopped a bit to cover up the PIN, you get to see that capacitive keyboard in action. It's hard to say going by video how final this device...

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Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited, a new ebook rental service for $9.99 a month

Amazon Kindle on the BlackBerry Z3

Amazon has today announced a new ebook rental service called Kindle Unlimited. The new service enables consumers to choose from over 600,000 books, listen to thousands of audiobooks from Audible and more for just $9.99 a month. Think of it as a music streaming package, but for books with Amazon. The online retailer will have Kindle Unlimited logos on eligible titles, which can be read for...

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