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BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.2744 update files now available for download

BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.2744 update files now available for download

Familiar with OS leaks and don't mind updating your device through autoloaders and such? If that describes you, you can now download the BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.2744 update files for most BlackBerry 10 smartphones. This OS was certified for the BlackBerry Classic a while ago, so folks have been waiting for it to appear and while there is no autoloaders built as of yet, the debrick, core OS and...

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BlackBerry's Spring device sale extended until May 8th

BlackBerry's Spring device sale extended until May 8th

On April 18th, BlackBerry kicked off a sale where customers could get up-to 40% off of select BlackBerry 10 smartphones and while that sale was set to close on May 5th, BlackBerry has now announced it will continue running up until May 8th, allowing for more customers to get in on the savings across US, Canada, the UK, France and Germany. What's on sale? Well, have a look at some of the offers...

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BlackBerry Leap rumored to launch in India on May 7th

BlackBerry Leap

When BlackBerry announced they had expanded the BlackBerry Leap availability to France, Germany, UK and the United States, one stop that was listed under the 'coming soon' section was India and if a new report coming from The Indian Express is correct, we should see the BlackBerry Leap arrive there on May 7th, 2015 with pricing coming in at under Rs 20,000. As India was one of the markets...

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AT&T acquires Nextel Mexico for $1.875 billion

AT&T

AT&T announced today that it has acquired Nextel Mexico for $1.875 billion. AT&T first announced its plans to acquire Nextel Mexico earlier this year and the acquisition is official as of today. This acquisition marks AT&T's second purchase of a Mexico-based wireless carrier after it acquired lusacell for $2.5 billion. In today's announcement, AT&T says it has plans to...

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Sprint teams up with Boingo to provide free Wifi to customers at airports across the U.S.

Sprint announced a new partnership today that will allow its customers to automatically connect to Boingo Wi-Fi networks at 35 major airports across the U.S.. Sprint says that users within range of a Boingo hotspot will now be able to automatically connect to the Wi-Fi network at no additional charge. From Sprint: Sprint devices within proximity of a Boingo hotspot can automatically...

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BlackBerry lowers BBM Custom PIN pricing for a limited time!

BlackBerry lowers BBM Custom PIN pricing for a limited time!

To go along with their device sale, BlackBerry is also offering a bit of a sale through their BBM Shop as well wherein you can grab a custom BBM PIN of your own for only 99 cents. Although some may have taken advantage of this offer earlier as it seemingly appeared early accidentally, BlackBerry has now made it official and is even offering those who paid $1.99 for a custom PIN to update their...

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John Chen to speak at Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce luncheon

If you live near the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo region, you might interested to know the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce is hosting a special luncheon with BlackBerry CEO, John Chen on May 5th, 2015 at Bingemans – Marshall Hall. The event promises an in-depth Q & A with Chamber of Commerce CEO, Ian McLean, that will cover BlackBerry's turnaround strategy and the company's ongoing...

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Caprecom chooses BlackBerry's Cross-Platform BES12 solution

Caprecom chooses BlackBerry's Cross-Platform BES12 solution

BlackBerry has scored another win for their Cross-Platform BES12 solution with the announcement today that Caprecom, one of the most important Colombian companies in the health services insurance sector and pension fund management, has chosen to upgrade to BES12. "BlackBerry has always been at the forefront of security and productivity. By choosing BES12 as our Enterprise Mobility...

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BlackBerry offering new loyalty program for customers in India

BlackBerry offering new loyalty program for customers in India

For BlackBerry customers living in India and thinking of upgrading to a new BlackBerry 10 smartphone, BlackBerry is now offering a new loyalty program in collaboration with Infibeam wherein you can get up-to Rs. 10,000 off the purchase of a BlackBerry Passport, or BlackBerry Classic, or BlackBerry Z3 and finally a BlackBerry Z30. "The uptake of our BlackBerry 10 smartphones among Indian...

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BlackBerry wins Corporate Branding Campaign of the Year at PRWeek Global Awards

Congratulations are in order for BlackBerry who after being announced as a finalist for the PRWeek Global Awards in the Corporate Branding category earlier this year, were announced as the winners at ceremonies held at London's Park Lane Hotel on April 28th. The PRWeek Global Awards honor 'the transformative work that crosses borders, building brands and trust, enabling the growth of...

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BlackBerry opening more slots for OS 10.3.2 beta testing

Have you got the BlackBerry Beta Zone app installed on your device? If so, you'll want to fire it up and see if you have a new survey available from BlackBerry. As reported in the CrackBerry Forums by multiple users now, BlackBerry has sent out invites for a new survey asking potential BlackBerry OS 10.3.2 beta testers to sign up. Although the survey is no guarantee you'll be invited once...

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Watch the replay of the 'Health Care in the Digital Age' panel with John Chen

Although it might seem, from the coverage in the media, that John Chen held a sort of briefing of his own for BlackBerry on Monday, he was attending to the Milken Institute Global Conference to partake in a panel discussing Health Care in the Digital Age. That panel took place Monday and as expected, has now been uploaded to the Milken Institute's YouTube page for everyone to watch. Health...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen discusses company strategy and new product launches

While speaking with CNBC at the Milken Institute's Global Conference, BlackBerry CEO John Chen teased the possibilities of a new app strategy for BlackBerry, but aside from that interview, he also settled in for a chat with Bloomberg where he discussed the revenue outlook for BlackBerry, the launch of new products and BlackBerry's hardware business. Although much of the interview was Chen...

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John Chen teases 'something brewing' in terms of new app strategy

John Chen teases 'something brewing'

In an interview with CNBC, John Chen hinted that BlackBerry may have another strategy up its sleeve when it comes to the future of apps on its platform. During the interview Chen says "I am not at liberty to say what we are doing beyond the Amazon apps, but we are working hard at it." Exactly what the plans could entail, or when we could see any changes come are unknown, but it is good to see...

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BlackBerry Classic in white will begin rolling out this week

BlackBerry Classic in white will begin rolling out this week

Have you been waiting for the BlackBerry Classic in white? If so, you'll be pleased to know the white variant will begin rolling out this week in Hong Kong through authorized distributors, and the United Kingdom through ShopBlackBerry and Amazon. As for other regions, rollouts will follow in the coming weeks, including Italy, Vietnam, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia....

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BlackBerry Porsche Design 'Keian' reportedly caught in new photo

BlackBerry Porsche Design 'Keian' reportedly caught in new photos

During Mobile World Congress 2015, BlackBerry CEO John Chen laid out the device roadmap for BlackBerry and made mention of the release of another BlackBerry Porsche Design smartphone. At the time, very few details were announced outside of it using the internal codename 'Keian', in honor of Keian Blundell. Since then, there has been much speculation surrounding the Keian with many folks...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen and Chief Evangelist Mark Wilson to speak at Global Conference 2015

Each year, the Milken Institute Global Conference attracts leaders in business, finance, government, public policy, academia, philanthropy, law, science, news media and more to exchange ideas and attempt to solve some of the world's toughest challenges and this year, the conference will be held on April 26 - 29 in Beverly Hills, CA. Global Conference 2015 will have over 650 speakers covering a...

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AT&T posts Q1 2015 earnings: $32.6 billion in revenue, 1.2 million net wireless adds

AT&T posts Q1 2015 earnings: $32.6 billion in revenue, 1.2 million net wireless adds

AT&T has posted its earnings for the first quarter of 2015 today, reporting a slight bump in revenue over the same quarter last year and its lowest first-quarter churn rate ever. AT&T's combined revenue for its wireless and wireline businesses in the first quarter was $32.6 billion, which marks a year-over-year bump of 0.3 percent. Additionally, earnings per share were 61 cents—down...

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You can now buy the BlackBerry Leap in France, Germany, UK and the United States

Last week, the global rollout of the BlackBerry Leap began in the UK, but BlackBerry has already expanded the areas the device is available. Today, you can purchase a BlackBerry Leap of your own in France, Germany and the United States. France - €289.00 including VAT via ShopBlackBerry with shipping on April 24th Germany - €289.00 including VAT via ShopBlackBerry with shipping on April 24th UK...

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How my BlackBerry Passport scored some winning shots with Weird Al

How my BlackBerry Passport scored some winning shots with Weird Al

For those who are wondering what Weird Al Yankovic has to do with a BlackBerry Passport let me explain. I had the pleasure of attending MAD's issue signing at the Union Square Barnes and Noble in New York City. Weird Al was the "Guest Editor" for this issue and both he and MAD Editor John Ficarra were there to sign copies of the magazine that hit newsstands on Tuesday. Not one to miss an...

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