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Latest Inst10 Beta brings video uploads, faster performance and more!

Latest Inst10 Beta brings video uploads, faster performance and more!

If you're using Inst10 for all your Instagram needs, you might be interested in checking out the latest beta that has now been made available through the BlackBerry Beta Zone. As noted earlier on the Nemory Studios BBM Channel, video uploading has been added to the app in beta form plus, there have been several other improvements over the official BlackBerry World release added to the mix such...

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BlackBerry Blend v1.2 Beta 2 now available in the Beta Zone

BlackBerry Blend

While the first round of beta testing for BlackBerry Blend brought some much-needed fixes, the newest release known as Beta 2 has now arrived in the BlackBerry Beta Zone and is available for download. This release has taken a lot of the feedback offered up by Beta Zone members and implemented it to include not only further fixes but some feature additions as well. Thankfully, we don't have to...

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BlackBerry Chief Security Officer David Kleidermacher

Despite having joined the company back in February, we've not heard a lot about what BlackBerry Chief Security Officer David Kleidermacher is working on at BlackBerry. As we know from the announcement of his arrival, his main focus, according to BlackBerry CEO John Chen, is to 'help extend BlackBerry's gold standard of security as we work with customers to meet new cybersecurity challenges' and...

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BlackBerry Classic now available for purchase online from T-Mobile

BlackBerry Classic now available for purchase online from T-Mobile

As expected, thanks to the earlier announcement, the BlackBerry Classic has now arrived on the T-Mobile website and is readily available for purchase. For $18.33 a month (24-month contract) and $0 down, consumers can pick up the BlackBerry Classic without damaging their wallet. If no contract is the way you wish to go while still purchasing your device from T-Mobile, you'll have to hand over $...

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BlackBerry launches the BlackBerry Leap in Hong Kong

BlackBerry launches the BlackBerry Leap in Hong Kong

Continuing the global rollout of the all-new BlackBerry Leap, BlackBerry has now announced the affordable all-touch smartphone for Hong Kong through various BlackBerry partners. Gallant Leon, Managing Director, Greater China, Japan and Korea at BlackBerry, said: "With an all-touch screen, the BlackBerry Leap rounds out our portfolio of BlackBerry 10 devices, offering an affordable choice...

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Phone Finder moves out of beta and into BlackBerry World

Losing your phone really sucks and while every BlackBerry 10 smartphone comes loaded with BlackBerry Protect out of the box, there's a certain level of comfort gained by having a backup solution in place, one such solution is the latest app from Nemory Studios called Phone Finder. After spending some time in the Beta Zone, Phone Finder has now arrived on BlackBerry World. Whether it's...

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BlackBerry Leap now available for purchase from Infibeam in India

BlackBerry Leap now available for purchase from Infibeam in India

With the BlackBerry Leap officially announced for India and appearing in BlackBerry exclusive stores, one of the first online retailers to make the device available is Infibeam. Customers looking to pick a BlackBerry Leap of their own can now do so with EMI pricing starting at Rs. 1,042 per month or you can outright purchase the BlackBerry Leap for Rs. 21,490. Still undecided about the...

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Verizon and Sprint will pay $158 million to settle FCC billing complaint charges

Verizon Wireless and Sprint will pay a combined total of $158 million to settle billing complaint charges filed by the Federal Communications Commission. Under the terms of the settlement, Verizon will pay $90 million, while Sprint will have to spend $68 million, for a total of $158 million. At least $120 million of the total amount will go to reimbursing consumers hit with the charges. The...

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Verizon to acquire AOL for $4.4 billion

Verizon

Verizon has announced that it will acquire AOL for $4.4 billion, with the deal expected to bolster the carrier's advertising efforts in the mobile video segment. Verizon is launching an mobile-focused video service later this year, and has already inked content deals with several content providers, including the NFL. The carrier will offer paid and ad-supported tiers, which is where AOL's...

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Take the Vision Mobile Developer Economics Survey and win a limited edition red BlackBerry Z10!

It's that time of year again, and our friends at Vision Mobile want to hear from mobile, IoT, desktop and cloud developers in the 9th edition of their Developer Economics Survey. How will IoT play out in your ecosystem? Is HTML vs. Native still relevant? Are you using AWS, Azure or Google Cloud? Which are the hottest IoT verticals? These are some of the questions that our friends at...

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WhatsApp rolls out small update through the BlackBerry Beta Zone

WhatsApp rolls out small update through the BlackBerry Beta Zone

WhatsApp beta testers looking to get in on the latest release can now fire up the BlackBerry Beta Zone app where you should find v2.12.19.2 available for download. Unlike some of the previous beta releases, the changelog for this one is kept rather small and only highlights two changes in particular. Added the ability to select skin color variations for support emoji Fixed an issue where Add...

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BlackBerry hosting live webinar: Introducing WatchDox and the ABC's of Secure File Sharing

With BlackBerry's acquisition of WatchDox now announced and complete, BlackBerry is looking to further explain 'the impact this will have on enterprise mobility' and as such, they've set up a live webinar event (with a Q&A session) to introduce WatchDox. Learn more about BlackBerry's acquisition of WatchDox and what it means for your business when it comes to secure file sharing and...

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BlackBerry Leap officially launches in India

BlackBerry Leap officially launches in India

BlackBerry customers in India looking to pick up a new BlackBerry Leap will be able to do so starting May 12th at BlackBerry Exclusive stores and online retailers with pricing set at Rs. 21, 490. "The BlackBerry Leap was designed specifically for the young power professionals who see their smartphone device as a powerful and durable productivity tool that also safeguards sensitive...

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John Chen speaks out against Shafiq Qaadri, the Ontario MPP, who wants legislature to drop its BlackBerry-only policy

Last week, Etobicoke North MPP Shafiq Qaadri, introduced a petition asking the Ontario legislature to allow members and staff to use a variety of smartphones instead of sticking to the BlackBerry-only policy but did so in a rather terrible way. Qaadri called the assembly's policy "handicapping, retarding and penalizing MPPs" to which many, including, Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris found...

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BlackBerry Classic in white now available in Saudi Arabia

BlackBerry Classic in white now available in Saudi Arabia

Since the initial announcement of the BlackBerry Classic in white being made available, BlackBerry has been quick to roll it out to new regions and they've now announced another. BlackBerry customers looking to pick up a white BlackBerry Classic in Saudi Arabia can find the device available now at leading telecom retail stores with retail pricing set at SAR 1,799. BlackBerry Classic now...

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BlackBerry Leap arrives in the Netherlands via Belsimpel and Cool Blue

While the BlackBerry Leap has been ceremoniously arriving in some regions, there are other regions where the device has quietly appeared as well. One such region is the Netherlands. While there have been no official announcements from BlackBerry as of yet, the device is now readily available through several retailers including Belsimpel and Cool Blue with a purchase price set at €299.00 for...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen is now on Twitter

BlackBerry CEO John Chen is now on Twitter

While previously we had the surprise of T-Mobile and BlackBerry getting back together, today has taken things to a whole other unexpected level. Assuming the handle @JohnChen, BlackBerry CEO John Chen is now on Twitter. His first Tweet? A mention to T-Mobile CEO John Legere, of course, who earlier took to Twitter to show himself wearing a BlackBerry T-shirt. As for Chen wearing a magenta T...

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BlackBerry completes WatchDox acquisition

BlackBerry completes WatchDox acquisition

Back on April 21, it was announced that BlackBerry had purchased WatchDox Ltd in a bid to further bolster the company's enterprise and security solutions and now, BlackBerry has announced the acquisition is complete and highlighted how the service will be integrated into BlackBerry solutions and services offerings. WatchDox is available as a value-added solution that complements...

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BBM for Windows Phone snags Channel support in latest update

BBM for Windows Phone snags Channel support in latest update

BlackBerry has pushed an update to BBM for Windows Phone today that finally adds access to the Channels feature. After making its debut in the beta version of BBM not too long ago, Channels are finally in the main app for everyone to enjoy. BlackBerry users are no doubt already very familiar with Channels and how they work, but this is a pretty big new feature for the Windows Phone version of...

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John Chen

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has written an editorial about the company's decision to start selling the BlackBerry Classic on May 13 via T-Mobile again, saying that the move was "an important step that does the right thing for both of our customers and shareholders." In April 2014, BlackBerry announced it would not renew its smartphone sales agreement with T-Mobile, in part because of a campaign...

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