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DTEK60

Over the past few OS updates that have been rolled out to Priv, DTEK50 and DTEK60 owners, there have been a few cases where BlackBerry's DTEK app has reported operating system issues after updating seemingly for no real reason. While the number of folks experiencing the issue thus far appears to be relatively small, there have been enough reports now for BlackBerry to add the problem to the...

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You can upgrade to a year of Amazon Prime for just £59

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Should you use Amazon for a variety of reasons, it may be worth looking into Amazon Prime. The subscription-based membership is available for just £59 for the next few days. Until November 18, new customers will be able to take full advantage of this £20 saving, which unlocks a bunch of benefits, which range from next-day delivery for thousands of products on Amazon to video streaming and music...

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BBM's expansion into the Indonesian market continues with the release of the latest BBM enabled game known as Rogue Life with BBM. As announced on the BBM blog, Rogue Life with BBM is noted to be an an addictive, easy to play game that is action packed as a shooter-RPG crossover, where you defeat monsters and bosses. Embark on a unique and exciting adventure where you shoot monsters...

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Remember when WhatsApp decided to announce they would no longer be supporting BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 handsets by the end of 2016? Well, it seems as though they've had a little bit of a change of heart. As noted in their FAQ section and through a new app update available on BlackBerry 10, WhatsApp has quietly let users know the support will be extended until June 30, 2017. WhatsApp...

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DTEK60

DTEK60 combines Android flagship hardware with BlackBerry's secure Android software. Back in 2007 when I started here at CrackBerry, I never imagined that one day I would be writing about BlackBerry's third Android device being available, but here we are. The DTEK60 has arrived, and after having spent some time with the device, it's time to take a look beyond our initial hands-on and see how the...

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BlackBerry rolls out a small update to BBM on BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry rolls out a small update to BBM on BlackBerry 10

If you're on BlackBerry 10 and have been feeling a little left out when it comes to BBM updates, there's finally a new update now available through BlackBerry World. I would love to tell you it brings a ton of changes to the app but that wouldn't be true. This update is a simple bug fix and general improvement release according to the changelog supplied by BlackBerry. The update is live in...

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New video highlights all the great features of BBM

Ever since BlackBerry announced a new partnership with Indonesia-based Emtek to help expand the consumer BBM business, marketing for BBM has been rolling out pretty rapidly. Everything from new sticker announcements to contests to new features have been highlighted more so than perhaps ever before and now, a new video has been published by BBM to showcase all that BBM offers. As expected, a...

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Ever since BlackBerry announced their plans to end all internal hardware development and outsource that function to partners, there has been a lot of focus on the rumored last 'in-house' BlackBerry due to some mixed messages surrounding the possibility of its release. A new interview from Bloomberg with John Chen clears the air on the matter while also discussing something else that has been on...

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How to reload the OS on your BlackBerry Priv, DTEK50 or DTEK60

How to reload the OS on your BlackBerry Priv, DTEK50 or DTEK60

This guide was updated on November 9, 2016 to reflect new changes within the reloading process and to add details for the DTEK50 and DTEK60. With the autoloaders for all BlackBerry smartphones powered by Android, there's sure to be folks needing to know how the whole process works, and we're glad to help with that. Take a look at our full rundown of how to reinstall the OS on your BlackBerry...

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While the list of retailers selling the DTEK60 in the UK is already pretty great, two new retailers have now been added to the mix. Selfridges and Carphone Warehouse are both now offering the DTEK60 in the UK SIM free. Selfridges At Selfridges, those interested in grabbing a DTEK60 will be expected to lay down £475.00 with £5.00 standard delivery, £8.00 nominated day delivery or £10.00 timed...

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BlackBerry Priv, DTEK50 and DTEK60 November updates now available

Keeping in line with their monthly update schedule, BlackBerry has now begun the roll out of the November update patch for Priv, DTEK50 and DTEK60. Just as with the earlier beta release, this update could come in as a small update for you or as a rather large one. As of now, BlackBerry (nor Google) has posted the bulletin specifics, but the updates are certainly there for some. As always,...

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BlackBerry and Optiemus announce the DTEK50 and DTEK60 in India

BlackBerry customers in India looking to get their hands on either the DTEK50 or DTEK60 will be pleased to know BlackBerry has partnered with Optiemus to bring both devices to market. Announced by Alex Thurber at an event in India, the mid-range DTEK50 will be available for Rs. 21,990 while the higher-end DTEK60 will be available for Rs. 46,990. "India is a very important market for...

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While we had an indication it would be coming soon earlier, there was no official documentation to go along with it from Verizon. Now, though, that has changed and Verizon has finally updated their Priv software update page to officially announce the Android Marshmallow update for Priv owners. Software Version: AAH376 Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce a new software update for your...

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BlackBerry Priv November beta update now available

BlackBerry Priv November beta update now available

While we wait and see if the Verizon Marshmallow update eventually appears for all, BlackBerry has gone ahead and released their November beta update for all Priv owners except those on Verizon. This time around, the update is fairly small coming in at around 98MB (some folks may see a larger update) but once updated, you'll have the latest security patch ahead of everyone else. For those...

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Verizon may finally be rolling out Android Marshmallow to Priv owners

If you're a Priv owner on Verizon and have been waiting for Android Marshmallow, your wait may finally be coming to an end. Verizon may soon finally be rolling out Android Marshmallow to Priv owners. Although it doesn't seem widespread as of yet, at least one member in the CrackBerry Forums has now reported receiving the Android Marshmallow update on their Verizon BlackBerry Priv, while others...

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Get BBM and you could get into an exclusive party in Johannesburg

Get BBM and you could get into an exclusive party in Johannesburg

If you live in South Africa and are looking to have some fun, BBM has now kicked off a new campaign where you could get in on 'the most exclusive party of the year' in Johannesburg, just by using BBM. The event itself will take place on December 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa, and DJ's Black Coffee and Black Motion will be there spinning along with Shizma PH and Twins on Decks. Entering...

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BlackBerry and the Ford Motor Company have a pretty well laid out history of working together and today, that relationship has been extended. BlackBerry has now announced that a new agreement with Ford Motor Company has been signed for the expanded use of BlackBerry's QNX and security software. Although the terms of the deal are confidential, BlackBerry notes it signifies an acceleration in...

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ShopBlackBerry has extended their great deals on Priv and Passport!

ShopBlackBerry has extended their deals on Priv and Passport

If you still haven't taken advantage of the ShopBlackBerry offers on Priv and Passport, BlackBerry has now added some more time to the clock. Whether you are looking for a new BlackBerry 10 or Android smartphone, you won't want to miss out on this deal. You can pick up a Passport for as little as $249 USD (or $299 USD for the Silver Edition) and the Priv is available for $425 USD. As this is a...

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The BlackBerry Keyboard app for Android is loaded with features but that hasn't stopped BlackBerry from gathering feedback on how to make it even better. A new update rolling out through Google Play adds two popular requests to the mix plus, it adds greater security support for enterprise customers. What's New? More security for organizations by separating words learned in your personal...

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BlackBerry fact checks Bloomberg's coverage of Apple hiring QNX talent

If you're up on your Apple rumors then you'll know that Apple reportedly has employees in Canada building a car operating system. More specifically, those employees are based in Kanata, not far from BlackBerry's QNX offices. A recent article on Bloomberg highlighted how 'Apple targeted QNX employees' but according to BlackBerry COO Marty Beard, some incorrect statements were made in the article...

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