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BlackBerry offers up a quick look at apps on the BlackBerry Leap

BlackBerry Leap

Have you pre-ordered a BlackBerry Leap? If you have and you're waiting, BlackBerry has put out another video quickly showing off the device plus, shared '5 Facts about Apps for BlackBerry Leap'. Most of them should be pretty well known to already existing BlackBerry owners, but Donny always likes to share his experiences with the devices he gets to play with ahead of the official release with...

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Watch the replay of the QNX Wireless Framework webinar

Watch the replay of the QNX Wireless Framework webinar

On March 26th, QNX hosted a webinar for software developers, software engineering managers, and others involved in building connected embedded systems to outline how the QNX Wireless Framework can be used for rapid cellular and Wi-Fi integration and faster time to market for embedded system applications but if missed out on tuning into the hour-long webinar, you can now catch the replay....

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Red BlackBerry Passport now available in UAE & KSA

The Limited Edition red BlackBerry Passport hasn't expanded to nearly as many regions as the original piano black version, but it's slowly getting there. As announced by BlackBerry Mid East, the red Passport has now arrived in the UAE and KSA. If you live in either region and are looking to pick one up, Axiom is currently listing the device for 2,399 AED in the UAE and 2,499 SAR respectively...

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BBM Shop turns one year old, BlackBerry share some stats on its use

In addition to the BlackBerry World celebrations, the BBM Shop is also celebrating its one year of existence and over at the Inside BlackBerry Blog, Matthew Talbot, Senior Vice President - Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry has shared some stats on its level of usage and offers some insight on just how many people are out there actually buying and using stickers for BBM. Stickers Sent (since...

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BlackBerry Leap pricing set at $349 in Canada

BlackBerry Leap pricing set at $349 in Canada

While BlackBerry has opened the doors to pre-orders for the BlackBerry Leap in the US, UK, Germany and France, they interestingly left pre-orders for Canada off the list and opted to just simply state the device was 'coming soon'. Since then, ShopBlackBerry has been updated slightly to show the pricing for the BlackBerry Leap in Canada which is set at $349, thanks to the exchange rate....

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BlackBerry earns 'most improved' in Net Promoter consumer study

BlackBerry earns 'most improved' Net Promoter Score

While BlackBerry has had a bit of a rough go competing against Apple and Android over the past few years, the sentiment surrounding the company has begun to change for the better if only ever so slightly. The road ahead is long, twisty and full of hills but at least BlackBerry is still on the road and one of sign of that sentiment change I referred to has come by way of a new report coming from...

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BES12 Cloud webcast to be held on April 9th

BES12 Cloud: Introducing Flexible and Cost Effective Mobility Management webcast

With BES 12 Cloud now officially announced and launched, BlackBerry will be hosting a live BES12 Cloud webcast on April 9th, 2015 at 11:00 EDT introducing the flexible and cost-effective mobility management offering. Presenters will be, Jef Gadway, Director of Enterprise Product Marketing at BlackBerry and Mohammed Ahmed, Enterprise Product Marketing Manager at BlackBerry. The session will last...

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Cross-platform BES12 Cloud for Enterprises and SMBs now available

Cross-platform BES12 Cloud for Enterprises and SMBs now available

Officially announced during Mobile World Congress 2015 and previously available in a closed beta, BlackBerry has now opened the doors to BES12 Cloud for all enterprises as well as small and medium sized organizations who wish to sign up for the services. BES12 Cloud Makes Powerful EMM Simple BES12 Cloud makes mobility easy for businesses. For SMBs looking to mobility to help start...

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BlackBerry App Generator end of life is planned for May 29, 2015

BlackBerry App Generator

Since BlackBerry World 2012, Mippin and BlackBerry have provided a fast and easy way to allow anyone to create a BBOS, PlayBook and BlackBerry 10 app through the BlackBerry App Generator. Now though, emails have gone out letting anyone with an account know the service will reach end of life status as of May 29, 2015. Here's what you need to do Prior to May 29, 2015, log in to the...

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New BBM beta arriving this week will introduce message retraction and timed message subscriptions

If you're looking in the BBM Shop today and happen to spot a "Timed and Retracted Messages" subscription item available but it doesn't work, there's actually a good reason for it. As noted in a new Beta Zone email being sent out, it's in preparation for a new BBM beta build that is set to be arriving this week for those invited to try it out. In a few days, an upcoming BBM beta release...

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T-Mobile uses 'real-time customer experience' for its new coverage map

T-Mobile Coverage Map

T-Mobile has launched a revamped version of its coverage map that is based on what it calls "real-time customer experience" to offer a more accurate look at its footprint in the US. T-Mobile says the map on its website is based on "200 million actual customer usage data points every day" rather than just best estimates of its coverage. It also uses third-party customer data from sources like...

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Future Shop in Canada to end, some locations to rebrand under Best Buy

Future Shop

Future Shop parent Best Buy is consolidating, with some stores closing, other rebranding. Best Buy outlined its plans in a statement released today, saying it had conducted a review of its Canadian operations before making these changes. Roughly half the Future Shop locations will survive the cuts. Best Buy stated: The result of this review is the closure of 66 Future Shop locations,...

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BlackBerry is cash flow positive and growing the software business

BlackBerry is cash flow positive and growing the software business

Earlier this morning BlackBerry reported Q4 results for fiscal 2015. Revenue dropped from $793 million in Q3 to only $660 million in Q4, but that's mostly hardware related. On most other metrics things are looking up for the company, which explains the stock market's mildly positive reaction to the results. The stock is up about 20 cents as I write this, to US $9.52 per share. Remember that...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.2708 now available through several Canadian carriers

An already busy day has just got a little bit busier. BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.2708 has now started rolling out for multiple devices on several Canadian carriers such Rogers, TELUS and Koodo. If that's not enough, the links for the OS have also gone live as well and are now available in the CrackBerry Forums, allowing anyone who is familiar with autoloaders and Sachesi to update their device to OS...

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New BlackBerry Blend beta invites going out through Beta Zone

New BlackBerry Blend beta invites going out

BlackBerry Blend is without a doubt one of my favorite additions that came with BlackBerry 10.3 and up but to be honest I've been bit miffed at the fact it hasn't gotten any real love since release. The last update to the desktop apps was back in December I believe and since then they've remained untouched despite some pretty obvious and annoying bugs. Don't get me wrong, I still use...

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John Chen not worried about BlackBerry non-believers

John Chen not worried about BlackBerry non-believers

With the Q4 Fiscal 2015 results now available and the earnings call wrapped up (download the audio replay here), BlackBerry CEO John Chen has been hitting media outlets as well to discuss the events. Speaking with BNN's Amber Kanwar in Waterloo, Chen took the time to discuss the results and answer some questions about how he plans to make software profits grow for BlackBerry, where BlackBerry...

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PCMarket names BES12 Best Enterprise Mobile Device Management Product

PCMarket names BES12 Best Enterprise Mobile Device Management Product

Amidst the earnings report news, BlackBerry also announced the win of a major IT award In Hong Kong. The Best of IT Awards are organized annually, by leading Hong Kong IT publication PCMarket and serve to recognize the most popular IT products and services from the preceding year. This time around BES12 was named Best Enterprise Mobile Device Management Product, 2014 at award ceremonies held...

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BlackBerry offers up a hands-on look at the BlackBerry Leap

BlackBerry offers up a hands-on look at the BlackBerry Leap

Thinking about picking up a BlackBerry Leap when it officially becomes available? If you are, you'll want to check out the latest BlackBerry Leap hands-on from Inside BlackBerry's very own Donny Halliwell who gives us a quick look at the all-touch device running BlackBerry 10.3.1. Folks in the UK can already place some pre-orders for the device through third-party retailers. Plus, while it's...

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BlackBerry Q4 Fiscal 2015 Earnings Call Live Blog!

BlackBerry Q4 Fiscal 2015 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 and live webcast will be held today beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing directly into 1-888-503-8168 or by logging on at the BlackBerry Investors site.

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BlackBerry launches Enhanced SIM-based Licensing for 3 Hong Kong

3 Hong Kong

On top of the addition of China Mobile Hong Kong, BlackBerry has also announced 3 Hong Kong, the mobile telecommunications division of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited, is now also offering its enterprise customers Enhanced SIM-Based Licensing (ESBL) by BlackBerry, will provide enterprise customers an improved purchasing experience, meaning they can consolidate...

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