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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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T-Mobile offers AT&T customers up to 50% off on smartwatches, speakers, and more

T-Mobile is continuing its "Un-carrier Unwrapped" holiday initiative, this time with a couple of offers for AT&T customers. For a limited time, customers switching from AT&T to T-Mobile can get up to 50 percent, or up to $125, off items like speakers and headphones, chargers, fitness trackers, and even smartwatches. These offers are open to all AT&T customers, including post-paid...

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Verizon is offering 2GB for life when upgrading lines

Verizon has launched a new promotion to entice customers to upgrade or add lines to their XL or XXL data packages. Each line on the account that upgrades their phone, along with each line that is added will get two free gigs of data that are shareable with the whole account. That's right, so if you have four lines, and each of them upgrade, you'll get an extra 8GB of data at no cost to you....

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What gadgets do you want this holiday?

We've seen a lot of new gadgets come out in the past few months and the holiday season upon us. So we thought we'd ask what you're hoping to find under the tree — or maybe are just thinking of getting for yourself. Is it a new smartphone? Or perhaps a shiny new tablet? Maybe a computer? Tell us what you use right now, what you want, and what you think of it all for your chance at $600 to help...

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BES12

Following up on their 2014 win where BES10 Hosted took home the gold for Enterprise Service of the Year, BlackBerry has now announced that BES12 has been named Enterprise Software Product of the Year at the Best in Biz Awards 2015. Thanks to BES12, BlackBerry has been named a Gold winner in the Software category of Enterprise Product of the year in Best in Biz Awards for North America,...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.2.2813 update files now available for download

BlackBerry OS 10.3.2.2813 update files now available for download

Looking for a new BlackBerry 10 OS? If so, you can now go ahead and give OS 10.3.2.2813 a try if you're down with manually installing it using the update files. At this point, as the files are brand new, it's pretty hard to say what has changed but this is the first BlackBerry 10 OS update we've seen in a while. Some app versions have been updated and the OS has a build date of 2015-10-05, but...

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T-Mobile adds 11 more streaming services to Music Freedom

T-Mobile adds 11 more streaming services to Music Freedom

If you're in it with T-Mobile for the music, you now have quite a few more options for getting your fix. T-Mobile has added 11 more streaming services to Music Freedom, allowing you to use them without eating into your data allotment. Here's the rundown of services hitting Music Freedom today: Aud.io Dash Radio DatPiff Jango KCRW Noon Pacific Radio Danz SomaFM Spinrilla StreamOn TuneIn...

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BlackBerry Priv design

As has become a bit of a tradition when releasing a new device, BlackBerry has now posted up an interview with the design team behind the companies latest creation. Lead Industrial Designer, Michael DeFazio and two members of the Priv design team - Principal Mechanical Architect Aaron Allen and Senior Industrial Designer Cortez Corley offer a closer look at the design influences, inspiration...

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AT&T to bump price of grandfathered unlimited data plans to $35

AT&T to bump price of grandfathered unlimited data plans to $35

According to a new support page on its website, AT&T plans to increase the price of grandfathered unlimited data plans from $30 to $35 starting in February 2016. The company says this would mark the first price hike for unlimited plans, which are no longer offered to new customers, in 7 years. From AT&T: Customers who have a grandfathered unlimited smartphone data plan will receive...

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Apple Music coming to Sonos in beta on December 15

Apple Music coming to Sonos in beta on December 15

Sonos has announced that Apple Music will arrive for the speaker system on December 15, 2015, which is just over two weeks from now. However, Apple Music will still be in beta on Sonos at that time, so there will still be fine-tuning taking place once the service rolls out. You'll be able to access Apple Music on Sonos through the Sonos controller app for Android. On Sonos, users will be...

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