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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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BlackBerry launches Enhanced SIM-based Licensing for China Mobile Hong Kong

Continuing their roll out of Enhanced SIM-based Licensing options for enterprise customers, BlackBerry has now announced the services is available through China Mobile Hong Kong. The offering will enable CMHK to resell to its enterprise customers licenses for BlackBerry EMM services as a bundled offer along with airtime and a data plan. "As the leading global EMM provider, BlackBerry is...

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BlackBerry announces Q4 Fiscal 2015 Results

BlackBerry announces Year-End and Q4 Fiscal 2015 Results

After weeks of mixed sentiment surrounding the company from analysts, BlackBerry has now announced their Year-End and Q4 Fiscal 2015 results. Last quarter, Executive Chairman and CEO John Chen noted BlackBerry would be shifting focus to expanding their distribution and driving revenue growth and this is the first look at how well they've done in that area. Revenue for the fourth quarter of...

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BBM Meetings

Have you been using BBM Meetings? If so, you'll want to make sure you grab the latest updates to the device and desktop apps. BlackBerry has released new versions for most of the supported platforms including BlackBerry 10, Android, Windows and Mac and all the updates contain overall performance improvements and bug fixes that will ensure meetings run smooth. Device release provides:...

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HMV Music app updated to v2.0.0.4 to clear up some bugs

HMV Music app updated to v2.0.0.4 to clear up some bugs

Since the removal of music and movies from BlackBerry World, BlackBerry users have had to look elsewhere to get music on their devices and one option available is the HMV Music app. Truth be told, the app has been neglected for a bit as one might be able to tell from reading the reviews, but that's neither here nor there now as v2.0.0.4 has arrived and is readily available for download from...

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QNX hosting webinar on applying smartphone wireless technology to connected embedded systems

QNX recently unveiled their QNX Wireless Framework, which enables rapid cellular and Wi-Fi integration and faster time to market for embedded system applications by allowing embedded systems developers to make cellular and Wi-Fi hardware changes without having to rewrite software or how apps run. On March 26th, they'll be hosting a webinar for software developers, software engineering managers...

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BlackBerry Leap

UK retailers are gearing up for the BlackBerry Leap and several have now started taking pre-orders for the latest all-touch BlackBerry smartphone. Clove and Expansys have posted up their respective pre-order pages with arrival expected 'late April' however Unlocked Mobiles has taken it one step further and posted an actual release date of April 29th. When it comes to pricing, Unlocked...

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BlackBerry offering extended limited warranty to some Z30 owners

BlackBerry offering extended limited warranty to some Z30 owners

Are you a BlackBerry Z30 owner whose update to BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 didn't go so well? If so, you might be able to apply for an extended limited warranty from BlackBerry provided you meet the criteria. As mentioned in the BlackBerry Knowledge Base, if after updating to BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.3.1.2243 or 10.3.1.2267, you experienced an issue wherein the screen did not power on, you can...

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The BlackBerry Classic launches in Indonesia

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We've already seen the BlackBerry Classic roll out in several countries and today sees another added to the list. Historically a strong market for BlackBerry, Indonesia is to get the Classic - starting on 26th March, 2015 and is expected to come with a price tag of IDR 5,599,000 With the smartphone market ever changing and there being so much competition from the wide selection of Android...

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Owner of Three UK will purchase O2 for £10.25 billion

Owner of Three UK will purchase O2 for £10.25 billion

Three UK owner Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to purchase O2 UK from Telefónica for £10.25 billion. Talks between Hutchison Whampoa and Telefonica began in January of this year. Now this is all but a done deal, with approval needed from British regulators, which is expected to take up to a year. From O2: Hutchison Whampoa has today agreed definitive terms to acquire O2 in the UK from...

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Leaked OS 10.3.2.281 now available for most BlackBerry 10 devices

Leaked OS 10.3.2.281 now available for most BlackBerry 10 devices

Yesterday, BlackBerry started seeding OS 10.3.2.281 to those who are a part of the BlackBerry 10.3 beta program and as always, a few hours later the files started appearing for everyone to download. First they appeared for the BlackBerry Passport, then the BlackBerry Z30 and BlackBerry Classic and now that the beta has landed in the hands of even more folks, so have the files for several other...

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Amazon rumored to give away paid apps for free with new 'Unlocked' program

Amazon Unlocked

According to slides obtained by TechCrunch Amazon is working on a new way to entice more downloads through the Amazon Appstore. The new program, called 'Unlocked', will apparently allow users to download paid apps and in-app purchases free of charge for various large name apps and games. Among the developers shown participating in the program are Sega America, who has Sonic Dash in various...

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BlackBerry Leap arrives at the FCC

BlackBerry Leap

Although BlackBerry slipped up a bit early and listed the device formerly known as the Z20, now the BlackBerry Leap, inside FCC documents for the BlackBerry Passport, the BlackBerry Leap has arrived at the FCC seeking approval. As the device is already official, the FCC documents don't reveal much of anything that isn't already known about the latest all-touch device except, perhaps, a possible...

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Behind the design of the BlackBerry Leap

BlackBerry Leap

Like all of the devices coming from BlackBerry, the BlackBerry Leap design has a story behind it. Over at the Inside BlackBerry Blog, Donny Halliwell has sat down with the designers of the BlackBerry Leap, Brian Paschke and Younghwan Kim, to discuss some of the design inspirations for the latest all-touch device. When I sat down with the designers of the BlackBerry Leap, I was interested...

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Telkomsel now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Classic

Telkomsel now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Classic

Although the initial roll out of the BlackBerry Classic came pretty fast, there's still some regions out there waiting for the device to arrive fully and one of them is Indonesia but the wait is soon over. Telkomsel, one of Indonesia's largest carriers, has now started taking pre-orders for the device and will continue all the way through until March 24th and through their partnerships with...

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T-Mobile won't just pay your ETF — they'll pay off your phone as well

T-Mobile

T-Mobile's new Carrier Freedom program is designed to steal customers from Verizon and AT&T by offering to pay all of their outstanding phone payments and device leases. T-Mobile announced this plan as part of their "Uncarrier 9.0" press event. It says that this new program is for phone or tablet customers who bought their devices on AT&T Next or Verizon Edge plans. T-Mobile says...

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T-Mobile announces new plans for businesses, starting at $16 a line

T-Mobile announces new plans for businesses, starting at $16 a line

T-Mobile has announced its latest Un-carrier move, this one aimed at businesses. They will offer businesses plans with unlimited talk and text, with 1GB of data included, for $16 a month for 10 to 19 lines. At 20 or more lines, companies will pay $15 per line. If your company has 1000 lines or more, it will cost $10/line For an additional $10 a line, they can add 2GB of data, and for $30 per...

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EE announces new Film Club to replace Orange Wednesdays

WuakiTV

EE today unveiled Film Club to offer new and existing customers to rent a single title from WuakiTV for just £1 each week. This new service replaces Orange Wednesdays, which closed last month. The UK mobile operator has essentially taken Orange Wednesdays, scrapped the deal with UK cinemas, and has gone digital. Taking advantage of the company's expansive 4G LTE network, EE customers will be...

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Score More Baseball brings the power of Moneyball to hometown teams

Score More Baseball

Score More Baseball is Moneyball in your pocket Just in time for baseball season, a new baseball scoring app hits the field for BlackBerry, Android, and iPhone. Score More Baseball provides simple scoring for amateurs and youth teams using the Moneyball method. Score More Baseball allows anyone to use a phone or tablet to accurately score baseball games, using the Moneyball approach to help...

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Porsche Design Passport concepts might offer a glimpse into the future

Porsche Design Passport concept

While BlackBerry and Porsche Design took the covers off the P'9983 Graphite earlier, there's still another Porsche Design device slated for this year under the codename 'Keian' in honor of Keian Blundell and it's widely rumored, expected and hoped to be a variation of the BlackBerry Passport. Playing off of those rumors and expectations, Ziro1, has posted up several new concept renders for a...

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