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Verizon's new contract terms make it more expensive to defect early

Verizon's new contract terms make it more expensive to defect early

Verizon Wireless has updated its terms of service, which could increase the amount you're paying in early termination fees, or ETF, depending on when you wish to defect and leave the carrier. According to the new terms, if you sign a new two-year contract with Verizon and decide to leave towards the beginning of the contract term, you'll be out more money as your early termination fees do not...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.1151 autoloaders now available

BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.1151 autoloaders now available for all BlackBerry 10 devices

Looking for something to do this weekend? Well, if playing around with unofficial BlackBerry 10 builds is your idea of fun, you can now grab OS 10.3.1.1151 and give it a go. Autoloaders, as well as all the signed files, have appeared in the CrackBerry Forums and a readily available for download for most BlackBerry 10 smartphones. The rest are still being uploaded. As always, if you download...

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Join the BlackBerry Classic mosaic and be a part of the launch event!

Join the BlackBerry Classic mosaic and be a part of the launch event!

With the BlackBerry Classic launch date now announced, BlackBerry is welcoming everyone to be a part of it in a really cool way. They've set up a mosaic of the BlackBerry Classic comprised entirely of images and tweets from Twitter based on the tweets you've been sending using the hashtag #INeedMyBB or #BlackBerryClassic. You can hit Twitter now or head on over to the mosaic site to add...

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Work Wide - The best multitasking app ever now on BlackBerry World

Work Wide - The best multitasking app ever now on BlackBerry World

For those of you who own a BlackBerry Passport, you already know the device was built around productivity. But what if you could further improve that productivity through an app? That's the goal with the new Work Wide app now available in BlackBerry World. The Work Wide app started life based on speculation of being able to run two apps side-by-side on the BlackBerry Passport but when that didn...

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Rogers now taking preorders for the BlackBerry Classic

Rogers now taking preorders for the BlackBerry Classic

Rogers has wasted no time in letting folks know they'll be carrying the BlackBerry Classic. If you visit the Rogers website right now and look at the BlackBerry offerings, you'll see an ad letting everyone know the device is now available through the Rogers reservation system. At this time, it doesn't indicate how much Rogers will be selling the BlackBerry Classic for but it's likely to be...

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BlackBerry is on the cusp of returning as a growth company

BlackBerry is on the cusp of returning as a growth company

Yesterday could turn out to be one of the most pivotal days in the transformation of BlackBerry. I don't say this lightly either. I've been very concerned, yet hopeful about the future of the business since before the launch of BlackBerry 10. Despite the huge earnings and stock price volatility I still remain both concerned and hopeful. And I'm still a shareholder. I've never sold any of the...

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BlackBerry partners with ISEC7 to distribute BES12

BlackBerry partners with ISEC7 to distribute BES12

BlackBerry is teaming up once again with German group ISEC7 for the release of BES12. ISEC7 will provide customer support for customers switching over to BES12, as well as several other support. The company will provide full hosting of BES12 for their customers. BES12 was originally announced earlier this year as BlackBerry's mobile device management solution for all smartphone platforms. It...

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Telegram wants to give away $50,000 to a BlackBerry dev to bring their app to BlackBerry 10

Are you a BlackBerry developer who could use $50,000? If so, the folks from Telegram are looking for you. As noted on their Twitter account and company blog, they are looking for a BlackBerry developer or developers to bring their cloud-based mobile and desktop messaging app with a focus on security and speed to the BlackBerry 10 platform. A lot of Telegram users asked us to support...

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Sonic the Hedgehog spins onto the BBM shop in sticker form

Sonic the Hedgehog

A little something for 'old school' video game and cartoon lovers. Sonic blasted onto the scene in 1991 as a mascot for SEGA (Nintendo had Mario) and since then, he's starred in games, five different cartoon series and a TON of spin-offs. Now, you can bring Sonic to your BBM thanks to a brand new sticker pack having now arrived in the BBM Shop. The pack will set you back $1.99, but you get...

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John Chen: This is a platform that is going to last us for a very, very long time

In between taking the stage at the BlackBerry for Enterprise event and the BlackBerry investor day call, BlackBerry CEO John Chen found time to talk to CNBC about all the announcements from the event. As expected, there was a few choice quotes offered up in the interview surrounding what's in the pipeline for BlackBerry, how BlackBerry will compete and what they need to do in order to turn...

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U.S. government accused of spying on citizens with fake towers to collect phone data

A new report suggests that a U.S. Marshals Service spy program operating under the Justice Department is collecting thousands of cellphone identification numbers from Americans by employing fake communication towers. The program has been operational since 2007 and the towers are mounted on Cessna airplanes operating out of at least five metropolitan-area airports. These fake towers would trick...

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Miss the BlackBerry for Enterprise event? You can now watch the replay

Were you too busy to tune into the BlackBerry for Enterprise event and don't feel like reading through it all? If so, you can now settle in and watch the full replay of all the announcements that happened in San Francisco. Just head on over to the BlackBerry live stream site, though keep in mind that you'll need to set aside nearly two hours if you're wishing to catch it all. Watch the replay...

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BlackBerry announces new partnerships and broad Enterprise portfolio

BlackBerry announces new partnerships and broad Enterprise portfolio

The announcements from BlackBerry came fast today at their BlackBerry for Enterprise event and they covered a lot of bases, making a complete Enterprise portfolio. New partnerships, new services, new software and more got announced. "Our Enterprise Portfolio, with BES12 at its foundation, does so much more than just manage cross-platform devices. Amongst many other capabilities, the...

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Red BlackBerry Passport to be available on Black Friday in limited quantities

Although we caught a look at the device earlier through Amazon listings and then a fresh image, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has now made the red BlackBerry Passport official. Announced at the BlackBerry for Enterprise event, the red version of the BlackBerry Passport initially expected to arrive on Christmas, will now be available in limited quantities in time for Black Friday. Will you be trying...

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BlackBerry Classic launch set for December 17th in NYC, Frankfurt and Singapore

To close out the BlackBerry for Enterprise event today, BlackBerry CEO John Chen dropped the vital release details for the BlackBerry Classic that a lot of people have been waiting for. The BlackBerry Classic launch event has been set for December 17th in NYC, Frankfurt and Singapore. Pricing for the BlackBerry Classic has been set at $449 through ShopBlackBerry. Hopefully, it'll be like the...

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BlackBerry introduces WorkLife for enterprise users

BlackBerry Balance has been key for many users in the corporate world, allowing to have two distinct areas on one device — one personal and one business. Balance does a great job at keeping these two areas separate, but it's still not the perfect solution. Today BlackBerry introduced WorkLife — a new way for enterprise customers to use their devices. WorkLife by BlackBerry isn't just...

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BlackBerry Enterprise Server 12 now available

BlackBerry Enterprise Server 12 now available

Another gem out of the BlackBerry Enterprise Summit today is the global release of BES12. A long line of partners have already shown support for the well-known device management platform are already vouching for it, including Bombardier, American Crane, Home Hardware and Rocco Forte. Carriers worldwide are signing on to sell BES12, including Ingram Micro, Orange France SA, Verizon Wireless,...

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BlackBerry and Samsung partner to provide end-to-end security for Android

At the BlackBerry Enterprise event today in San Francisco, BlackBerry together with Samsung has announced a ne partnership to bring end-to-end security to Android through BES12 and Samsung KNOX. "We share the goal to provide enterprises with the most secure mobility solutions through this partnership with BlackBerry," said Injong Rhee, Senior Vice President of KNOX Business Group, Samsung...

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Z30 back

Press Release BlackBerry Announces Partnership with Brightstar to Deliver Enterprise Mobility Solutions Brightstar will distribute BlackBerry's cross-platform Enterprise Mobility Management solution Waterloo, ON and Miami, FL – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced Brightstar Corp., the world's largest wireless distribution...

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BBM Meetings made official, offers high-quality collaboration on the go

BBM

As expected, BBM Meetings has been made official. The conferencing solution allows users on BlackBerry 10, Android, Mac and Windows PC to have high-quality video & voice conferences on the go while leveraging the great collaboration tools that BlackBerry provides. BBM chats can become meetings with just a tap and meetings can be started right from your mobile device. The service is...

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