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BlackBerry OS 10.3.2.2888 files now available for download

BlackBerry OS 10.3.2.2888 files now available for download

If you're simply itching to load up a new OS on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone, you can now snag OS 10.3.2.2888 as long as you're willing to install the files manually yourself. The OS files have now appeared on BlackBerry's production servers and are available for all to download. At this point, it looks as though there's not exactly a lot that's new but hey, it's a higher version number...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Name and release

Mobile Nations Weekly: Name and release

N gets named, Autopilot turns deadly, and Huawei goes thin. Android N finally has some branding clarity: N is for Nougat and the version is 7.0. It'll still be a while before the next flavor (*ahem*) of Android starts hitting devices, but at least we now know what it will taste li— err, what to call it. Samsung did something we've long been asking for — they released unlocked U.S. versions of...

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BlackBerry has not informed Verizon or AT&T that BlackBerry 10 devices have been discontinued

According to a new report from Bomble based on an email sent to Senate staffers, BlackBerry smartphones will no longer be issued within Senate once the remaining supplies have been exhausted. As the email notes, "BlackBerry informed Verizon and AT&T that production of all BlackBerry OS 10 devices (Q10, Z10, Z30, Passport, and Classic) has been discontinued" while also noting "Future carrier...

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You've Got Questions, Michael Fisher's Got Videos (and the fastest growing new tech channel on YouTube!)

Over 30,000 youtube subscribers in less than a week... and MrMobile is just getting started! It's been a whirlwind ten days in MrMobile's Boston studios, where we've been focused on crafting the biggest YouTube debut party the mobile tech space has ever seen. In less than two weeks, I've published an introduction video, two smartphone reviews, a preview of the hottest electric car ever to...

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Sprint customers now can pay for Amazon Prime through their bill, get first 60 days free

Sprint has announced that customers can now sign up for Amazon Prime service through Sprint. This will allow customers to pay for the service on their Sprint bill for $10.99 per month. From Sprint: Sprint, the exclusive wireless retailer of Amazon Prime, offers customers the convenience of adding Amazon Prime to their monthly wireless bill for just $10.99. AND…for the month of July,...

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Here's the video John Chen showed at BlackBerry's 2016 AGM

Here's the video John Chen showed at BlackBerry's 2016 AGM

If you'll recall, BlackBerry CEO John Chen showed off a new video during BlackBerry's annual general meeting of shareholders. At the time, those tuned in live via the webcast were not able to view it, but BlackBerry has now posted it to YouTube for everyone to check out. In the most critical situations, the world trusts BlackBerry. BlackBerry has a proud history of connecting people...

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AT&T customers can claim free movie ticket as part of new rewards program

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AT&T has officially started its new rewards program by offering all of its post-paid wirelss customers a free movie ticket if they buy one for a Tuesday showing at an AMC or Regal movie theater. AT&T says: Via (the Ticket Tuesdays page) the customer will simply validate their mobile number and will then be directed to movietickets.com where a coupon code for their free ticket...

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Amazon Prime Day makes its triumphant return on July 12

Amazon Prime Day makes its triumphant return on July 12

Amazon is bringing back Prime Day, the day in which it offers an abundance of awesome deals for Prime members. Beginning July 5 Amazon will begin running a number of specials leading up to the big day, which will be July 12. Last year the retailer slashed pricing on Chromebooks, Kindles, televisions, security cameras and more. Remember, you will need to be a member of Amazon's Prime program....

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Learn how BlackBerry WorkLife Solutions can help your organization manage BYOD reimbursements

Now that BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) has become more common thanks to comprehensive enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions, employers are now having to deal with how they go about reimbursing employees for the work-related services they are using. A new webinar being hosted by BlackBerry takes a closer look at how BlackBerry's new WorkLife Solutions can help in those instances....

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BlackBerry offers up to $225 off phones at its New York pop-up store

BlackBerry offers up to $225 off phones at its New York pop-up store

If you happen to be in New York City this summer, you may want to swing by BlackBerry's new pop-up store, where you can save up to $225 on a BlackBerry smartphone. That includes savings on the BlackBerry Priv, BlackBerry Classic and more. As a bonus, you'll also be able to pick up a free accessories bundle as part of the Summer Spectacular promotion. Here's a look at what you can save when...

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BlackBerry amps advertising efforts for their New York pop-up store

Now that BlackBerry has opened up a brand new pop-up store in New York at Brookfield Place, there has been a pretty interesting increase happening in regards to their advertising efforts. Several new videos have now been uploaded to the BlackBerry YouTube channel, which highlights the store location at the end of them. Plus, BlackBerry has also taken out multiple ad placements within New York...

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Some of the speakers, partners and panel topics have been revealed for the upcoming 2016 BlackBerry Security Summit. The event will be held on July 19 in New York City. In a blog post, BlackBerry listed Aetherpal, Branchfire, Cell Trust, Sentegrity, Swyft Mobile, and Symphony as some of the new partner companies that will be attending the summit. In addition, some of the speakers at the...

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BlackBerry teams up with Emtek to help expand its BBM business

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BlackBerry has announced a new partnership with Indonesia-based Emtek to help expand the consumer BBM business. The specific financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. As part of the agreement, Emtek's digital content division KMK Online will open a Toronto office so it can work more closely with the Canada-based BlackBerry. BBM already has nearly 60 million monthly active users...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: MrMobile!

Mobile Nations Weekly: MrMobile!

Say hello to the one, the only, the MrMobile. Michael Fisher is back in action, ladies and gentlemen! As the one and only MrMobile, he'll be bringing to YouTube, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram his own unique take on the latest and greatest in technology. MrMobile launched officially with the above amazing video, plus a review of the new OnePlus 3, a nerdy in-depth examination...

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TCL-built BlackBerry Hamburg turns up in Wi-Fi certification filings

TCL-built BlackBerry Hamburg turns up seeking Wi-Fi certification

Back in May, I posted in the CrackBerry forums about a pretty shady rumor I had been hearing for a while now. The rumor, at the time, was that BlackBerry had formed some sort of working partnership with TCL Corporation, who produces smartphones under the Alcatel brand to produce devices for BlackBerry with BlackBerry branding. One of those devices with the potential to reach the masses would...

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Android Marshmallow Beta 7 released for BlackBerry Priv owners

Android Marshmallow Beta 7 released for BlackBerry Priv owners

The Android Marshmallow beta updates are still coming and today a new beta update has been released for the BlackBerry Priv. This is now the seventh beta update to be released and as has been the case with previous roll outs, it is not available for all users. This time around the update is being rolled out to ShopBlackBerry, Amazon and T-Mobile US Priv devices with model number STV100-1,...

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BBM video calling now supported on iOS and Android globally

BBM video calling now supported on iOS and Android globally

A few short days after announcing availability in Asia-Pacific, Matthew Talbot Senior Vice President at BlackBerry, took to Twitter to let it be known BBM video calling is now supported on iOS and Android globally. Although it's not stated, the update is one that gets taken care of on the backend so there should be no update to BBM required for folks to start using BBM video on iOS or Android...

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John Chen discusses BlackBerry profit forecast and new smartphones

John Chen discusses BlackBerry profit forecast and new smartphones

Making his media rounds after the BlackBerry earnings call, BlackBerry CEO John Chen sat down to talk with Bloomberg's Emily Chang about the Q1 Fiscal 2017 results, the full-fiscal year profit forecast, two new phones coming to market as well as the future of BlackBerry hardware production. */ ' Although Chen avoided mentioning new devices on the earnings call, those waiting on new...

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Listen to the BlackBerry Q1 Fiscal 2017 conference call replay

Listen to the BlackBerry Q1 Fiscal 2017 conference call replay

For those of you out there who are not early risers or live in different time zones but still want to listen to the BlackBerry Q1 Fiscal 2017 conference call, we got you covered. You can now listen to the BlackBerry Q1 Fiscal 2017 conference call replay at your leisure. Aside from what was already noted in the press release, there was a few notable highlights and comments throughout the call....

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T-Mobile will let you enjoy your unlimited data plans in Europe this summer

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T-Mobile has announced those who are planning to travel to Europe this summer will be able to use their unlimited data allowances while abroad. Not only that, but T-Mobile has added Belize to Simple Global. This means that customers with appropriate plans will be able to enjoy unlimited data and texting all across the Americas and beyond. Previously T-Mobile allowed you to use data in Europe...

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