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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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Grab the Minions Emoji BBM sticker pack for free!

Grab the Minions Emoji BBM sticker pack for free!

Stuart, Kevin and Bob have invaded BBM by way of the BBM Sticker Shop. Right now, you can head on into the shop and grab the free Minions Emoji BBM sticker pack. All in all, the pack includes 20 different stickers to use featuring the lovable Minions. To be perfectly honest, it's probably one of the most versatile and largest sticker packs offered for free thus far through the BBM Shop, so go...

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Sprint now rolling out OS 10.3.2.2813 to BlackBerry Q10 owners

Sprint now rolling out OS 10.3.2.2813 to BlackBerry Q10 owners

Are you still using a BlackBerry Q10 on Sprint and haven't updated to 10.3.2 manually out of frustration yet? If so, we have some good news for you. The carrier last week approved a new 10.3.2 build noting that it would be rolled out gradually but for whatever reason, that build seemed to have got pulled rather quickly. Now, OS 10.3.2.2813 has started appearing as available for download as...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: A Virtual Winter

Mobile Nations Weekly: A Virtual Winter

Drawing lines, virtual jacks, and fall updates. Virtual reality is still in its early stages and we're still trying out all facets of it — which means we were excited to get some extended face time (literally) with the all-new Samsung Gear VR. The BlackBerry Priv received its first update, promising improved camera performance and more for the Android handset. Apple surprised the development...

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iGrann update brings the return of direct messages and support for new Instagram image sizes

If you're using iGrann as your Instagram app on BlackBerry 10, then you'll be pleased to know a new update for the app has now arrived in BlackBerry World. The latest release sees the return of direct messages enabled, pro only for now according to BlackBerry World. Plus, it also adds support for viewing of new Instagram sizes to the feed view as well as the download feature. Fixed the...

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BlackBerry to announce Q3 Fiscal 2016 results on December 18

BlackBerry to announce Q3 Fiscal 2016 results on December 18

Save the date for December 18, as that's when BlackBerry will be announcing its third quarter fiscal 2016 results. Like previous reports, BlackBerry will reveal its financial results for the quarter via a conference call and live webcast. BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) will be reporting results for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 on December 18, 2015. A conference call and live...

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BlackBerry Priv lands in the Philippines for ₱45,000

BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry has launched the Priv in the Philippines, with the handset going on sale in the country from mid-December. The phone will be sold for ₱45,000 ($955), and will be available through BlackBerry's exclusive partner in the country, MemoXpress. Interested in knowing more about the BlackBerry Priv? Be sure to check our full review and the Priv superpage. RELEASING PRIV™, BLACKBERRY'S...

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Which keyboard do you use the most on your Priv - Physical or Virtual?

One of the key selling points of the Priv is that it offers the best of both worlds when it comes to the keyboard. You can choose the on-screen virtual keyboard if that's how you roll, or you can slide the device open and just pound away on that awesome physical keyboard if you wish. Realistically, I'm sure it doesn't come down to a one of the other situation for most folks, but the choice is...

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Six interesting takeaways from BlackBerry's Priv AMA on Reddit

Six interesting takeaways from BlackBerry's Priv AMA on Reddit

Did you miss out on BlackBerry's Priv AMA? Well, the good news is you can head on over to Reddit and check it at your leisure but, if you're not really into Reddit or just want a quick rundown of some of the most interesting questions that cropped up, we got you covered. We've dug out six of the what we feel are larger highlights, so you don't have to go digging through it all. Comment from...

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