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Winnie The Pooh stickers now available in the BBM Shop

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Disney have released another sticker pack into the BBM Shop - this time it's Winnie The Pooh. The pack consists of a selection of Stickers featuring Winnie and his friends, perfect for you slipping into your BBM conversations with your buddies. Winnie The Pooh is hugely popular all around the world so this pack should bring some joy to many a BBM chat. It's going to cost you a couple of...

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BBM for iOS beta moves into v2.7.0.33

BBM for iOS beta moves into v2.7.0.33

With the last beta version having gone public a few days ago, the BlackBerry Beta Zone has already fired up a new BBM beta putting it into v2.7.0.33. This one isn't a massive update but there's still a few new things on the list to check out plus, some known issues that need to be worked through as well. New Features We have lots of new features and improvements to share based on your...

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AT&T's newest data plan offers 7GB for $75

AT&T's new 7GB data plan starts at $75

AT&T's added another tier to their Mobile Share Value data plans: 7GB for $75. Of course, that's just for the data, but if you're thinking about grabbing a new smartphone at the same time and go with AT&T's Next payment plan option for a new smartphone, they'll cut the $40 smartphone access charge down to just $15/month. That equals out to $90/month in service charges for 7GB of data...

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BlackBerry Classic appears set to arrive on Verizon February 26th

BlackBerry Classic appears set to arrive on Verizon February 26th

While a lot of the new device focus has been placed on AT&T since they have both the BlackBerry Classic and their own exclusive version of the BlackBerry Passport arriving at some point in time, a lot of folks out there are still waiting for Verizon to get the BlackBerry Classic as it was announced at the same time. For their part, Verizon has been all rather hush-hush on it all and...

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BlackBerry India hosting BlackBerry Passport giveaway

BlackBerry India hosting BlackBerry Passport giveaway

If you live in India and want a chance to win a brand new BlackBerry Passport, you now have a chance to do so thanks to BlackBerry India. All you have to do is follow @BlackBerryIn on Twitter and answer a simple question they've set up via a Google Docs form and you're all set. You'll be entered to win a brand new BlackBerry Passport. Giveaway ends on Monday and is only open to India...

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Amazon matching ShopBlackBerry sale prices on the BlackBerry Passport

Amazon matching ShopBlackBerry sale prices on the BlackBerry Passport

Earlier we let you know that ShopBlackBerry had posted up their Valentine's Day sale on the BlackBerry Passport, but it seems as though that's not the only place to get the deal. If you live in the U.S. and would prefer to order your device from Amazon, you're in luck. They've now matched the pricing on Amazon.com, so you have the option of ordering from ShopBlackBerry or Amazon. Sadly, it...

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New BBM beta brings picture sharing in groups, read receipt for file transfers

Although the majority of users won't be able to take advantage of this one just yet, a new limited BBM beta has been released to the BlackBerry Beta Zone that brings with it some new features for groups and file transfers. Share Pictures in BBM Group Chats – we know this is one you have been waiting for! In the middle of a Group Chat and have the perfect picture to share in the moment? Now,...

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Snap v3 Beta 2 now available for download

Snap v3 Beta 2 now available for download

Although the announcement of a new release on Tuesday hit some snags, Red Light of Love has now been updated and you'll find Snap v3 beta 2 now available for download and it's packed with quite a few changes even from the previous release. Looking for the change log? Jump below and have a look for yourself. Changes Fixed encoding issues for non-latin character sets Fixed Share/Open in...

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Telegram BlackBerry 10 $50,000 app contest winners announced

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Back in November of last year, we let you all know about a developer contest being held by Telegram wherein they would be giving away in total $50,000 to bring their cloud-based mobile and desktop messaging app to the BlackBerry 10 platform. That contest is now over and two developers won the first prize of $10,000 each while another four developers won the second prize, $5,000 each. So who won...

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QNX to showcase products at Embedded World 2015

QNX to showcase products at Embedded World 2015

Embedded World 2015 takes place in Nuremberg, Germany on February 24 - 26th and QNX will be there to showcase their technology through customer products for medical, automotive, the home and more. The list below highlights what all will be featured at the event, but keen eyes will notice the fact QNX plans to showcase a brand new QNX product in an automotive demo with Texas Instruments. The...

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David Kleidermacher joins BlackBerry as Chief Security Officer

David Kleidermacher joins BlackBerry as Chief Security Officer

BlackBerry has now announced they've signed on David Kleidermacher as Chief Security Officer where he will oversee security-specific research, product development and be in charge of BlackBerry's product certification and approval program. Mr. Kleidermacher most recently served as Chief Technology Officer at Green Hills Software. He holds patents and patents pending in the areas of software...

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Snap v3 Beta sees over 11,000 downloads in the first 24 hours

Snap v3 sees over 11,000 downloads in the first 24 hours

With Snap v3 now out in beta form, the developer has decided to drop a note sharing some of the statistics on downloads 24 hours after its release. According to a new blog post over at Red Light of Love, Snap v3 was downloaded over 11,000 (11,500 to be precise) times and there was over 200 emails generated from user feedback. The first beta of Snap v3 brought an overwhelming response from...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.2267 autoloaders now available for download

If you follow OS leak news, then chances are you already have this OS loaded and can move on about your business. However, if you're not as familiar with loading OS leaks or decided that the process of loading OS 10.3.1.2267 without the help of autoloaders was just too much hassle then this is the post for you. If you head on into the CrackBerry Forums right now, you will find autoloaders...

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Qualcomm

Qualcomm has now confirmed a previous report from this morning that it has entered into a settlement with the government of China's National Development and Reform Commission to settle an antitrust dispute. The amount of the settlement will be 6.088 billion Chinese Yuan Renminbi, or about $975 million. China claimed that after a 14-month investigation, it found that Qualcomm engaged in anti-...

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ShopBlackBerry drops pricing on the BlackBerry Z30

ShopBlackBerry drops pricing on the BlackBerry Z30

Update - And just like that, pricing has returned back to normal. If you missed out this time, keep watching for next time. Seems they randomly like to drop prices and we don't often know how long it will last. Are you still looking to get your hands on a BlackBerry Z30 but haven't yet pulled the trigger? If so, now might be a great time to do so as ShopBlackBerry has dropped the pricing for...

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The Battle of Waterloo: An outsiders view of BlackBerry's hometown

The Battle of Waterloo: An outsiders view of BlackBerry's hometown

Over the years, there has been several articles that have taken a look at Waterloo from many different angles and almost all of them include BlackBerry in some way. They kind of have to, given the company's history in the area and over at Fusion they've posted up a new article dubbed 'The life, death, and rebirth of BlackBerry's hometown'. It's an interesting look at Waterloo with the writer,...

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Some popular third-party BlackBerry 10 apps need to improve their security

As BlackBerry users, we've become accustomed to a certain level of comfort when it comes to installing apps and not worrying about what's going on behind the scenes security wise. The BlackBerry 10 OS allows us to adjust permissions on native apps on the fly, and if we see something happening we don't like, we can usually shut it down or disable it. But at the same time, that comfort in...

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