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AT&T files motion to dismiss FTC's data throttling suit, invokes common carrier status

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Late last year, the FTC filed a lawsuit against AT&T, stating that the carrier was throttling data for users on unlimited plans, a practice that has allegedly been going on since 2011. AT&T is now looking to file a motion to dismiss the lawsuit by invoking the Tier II "common carrier" clause, which exempts the carrier from FTC's jurisdiction and places it under the purview of the FCC...

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Did you delete your BlackBerry Hub icon? You can now download it to get it back

Over the past few months BlackBerry has been taking their core apps found on BlackBerry 10 smartphones such as the clock, calculator, compass and more and putting them into BlackBerry making updates to those apps easier for everyone. One of the most recent additions added to BlackBerry World was the text messaging icon and while folks may laugh at that even being an available download, truth is...

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BlackBerry Classic now available from WIND Mobile

BlackBerry Classic now available from WIND Mobile

WIND Mobile has been pretty great about keeping potential BlackBerry Classic buyers in the loop about the device's availability on their network with the most recent update claiming 'very soon'. Well, they meant it because the BlackBerry Classic has now arrived on WIND and is showing available through their online storefront. If you're looking to grab one, you can do so for $499 outright or...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen - The brand is here to stay

Following the announcements from BlackBerry at CES 2015, Liz Claman from Fox Business News caught up with BlackBerry CEO John Chen to discuss the Internet of Things, the BlackBerry brand and security and how he can get everyone to go back to BlackBerry. While some of the questions were rather typical and Chen has been answering them for months now, Claman also touched on the recent Sony...

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PayPal now available on BlackBerry World

Are you one of the many PayPal users in the world? If so, might now be able to access your PayPal account through their app on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. I say might because while the app is now available in BlackBerry World for BlackBerry 10 smartphones, it's rather limited for now. The PayPal app for BlackBerry lets you do things like quickly send and request money, as well as check...

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Bang & Olufsen are showing off their new bluetooth headphones, the BeoPlay H8

Bang & Olufsen are showing off their new bluetooth headphones, the BeoPlay H8

Wired headphones are still going to offer the best possible audio experience, but as people become more and more mobile the case for a decent pair of wireless headphones becomes increasingly clear. This year at CES the folks from Bang & Olufsen are showing off their new line of wireless over the ear headphones,which have been dubbed BeoPlay H8. Aside from the classic design and high...

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BBM on Android Wear is almost exactly what you'd expect

BBM on Android Wear is almost exactly what you'd expect

Today at CES 2015, BlackBerry announced that Android Wear support will soon be coming to BBM, and we went wrist-on to check out how it works. And, well, it works almost exactly like you'd expect. You get all the appropriate notifications on your connected Android Wear smartwatch (in this case it was demoed on a Moto 360), and the ability to reply. BBM takes advantage of a lot of what...

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BlackBerry provides software platform for NantHealth's HBox

BlackBerry provides software platform for NantHealth's HBox

As part of the events today during CES 2015, BlackBerry has announced they'll be providing the software platform for NantHealth's HBox which, currently collects three billion vital signs annually and transmits that data to thousands of medical devices and 250 hospitals throughout the U.S. "Combining BlackBerry's embedded software reliability, mobile device management and security...

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BlackBerry announces BBM numbers for 2014, previews upcoming subscription option

At CES 2015, BlackBerry has announced some of BBM's numbers for 2014. Additionally, the company also announced an upcoming subscription service for the messenger. In terms of numbers, BlackBerry says that 2014 saw over 140 million new registrations to BBM from iPhone and Android devices. Additionally, 70% of users are active daily. 300 million stickers were shared in 2014, and 1 million...

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BlackBerry unveils Cloud-based Internet of Things Platform

BlackBerry Unveils Cloud-based Internet of Things Platform

As expected and noted to be discussed ahead of CES 2015, BlackBerry has now unveiled their plans for their cloud-based Internet of Things platform in greater detail. Combining technology from QNX Software Systems as well as BlackBerry's secure network infrastructure, the BlackBerry IoT Platform is initially targeted at industries that manage highly mobile, high-value resources, including...

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BlackBerry Classic and exclusive Passport confirmed for AT&T

BlackBerry Passport for AT&T

Today at CES AT&T confirmed they'd be carrying the BlackBerry Passport and the BlackBerry Classic for $649.99 and $419.99 off-contract, respectively. You'll be able to snag the Passport for $199.99 and Classic for $49.99 with a two-year commitment, or $0 if you go with installments on Next. AT&T is getting an exclusive design on the Passport with rounded corners. Why the change?...

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AT&T's new Rollover Data plan for its Mobile Share Value users starts Jan. 25

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AT&T will begin offering its own Rollover Data plan for all of its 50 million Mobile Share Value customers starting on Sunday, Jan. 25 at no additional cost. This news follows that of T-Mobile which announced a similar plan in December for its customers called Data Stash. AT&T offered an example of how its Rollover Data plan will work for its customers: If you have four lines and...

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BlackBerry Classic expected to launch in India on January 15th

BlackBerry Classic expected to launch in India on January 15th

Looks as though BlackBerry is looking to further expand the roll out of the BlackBerry Classic come January 15th. Invites have now been sent to several outlets in India highlighting an event to be held in New Delhi that simply notes 'Join us to witness the unveiling of the new BlackBerry 10. Serious Mobility for Serious Business.' The BlackBerry Classic been launched in several markets...

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Hands-on with Ford Sync 3 at #CES2015

Ford Sync 3

Ford recently unveiled their QNX-powered connected car entertainment system, Sync 3, and during CES 2015 we got a quick look at it in action. Set to be available in 2016 models, the Sync 3 offers some great improvements over current models. The system has been designed to work along the same lines as your phone or tablet, with plenty of big icons and swipe navigation. Zones —...

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BlackBerry Classic arriving on WIND Mobile very soon

BlackBerry Classic arriving on WIND Mobile very soon

WIND Mobile has been pretty open about the eventual arrival of the BlackBerry Classic on their network. Back in the middle of December they confirmed the device would be arriving and now, they've upgraded it to a 'coming soon' status, or as their most recent tweet put it, very soon. Coming (very) soon to WIND Mobile: The @BlackBerry Classic... http://t.co/9muw2iSvQA— WIND Mobile (@...

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Catch up on all the broadcasts from CES 2015

CES Live

After a very full day of unveilings yesterday, CES 2015 has officially begun. That mean's many things to many people, but for us it means it's time to start CES Live. As you know we've teamed up with the folks at GeekBeat to show off as many shiny new things as we can get our hands on. We're broadcasting live from the show floor all week, and will be serving up bite sized portions of new...

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iHeartRadio announces partnership with QNX and more at CES 2015

iHeartRadio announces seven new partnerships at CES 2015

Streaming music service iHeartRadio has announced a number of new partnerships at CES 2015. The company is teaming up with seven different brands to integrate their service into new devices, including those made by Google, Sony, TiVo, and more. iHeartRadio will be one of the first apps ready for Google's new Cast for audio system, and the service will also find its way to in-dashboard...

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Wireless charging standards are about to get a lot less frustrating

Two of the wireless charging standards will merge

Two of the three competing wireless charging standards groups, The Alliance for Wireless Power and the Power Matters Alliance, have revealed plans to merge, with the agreement expected to close sometime in mid-2015. The merged group will operate under a new name when the agreement is closed. The press release says: One of the main objectives of the new organization is to accelerate the...

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Three UK to let customers roam for free in Spain and New Zealand

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UK network Three are to add yet another two countries to their 'Feel At Home' package - where users can use their standard minutes, SMS and data abroad at no extra cost. Spain and New Zealand will be added to the list of locations on 1st April 2015, which already includes sixteen countries, with the USA probably being the big money saver for both consumers and business users. With millions...

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