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BlackBerry lays out the features of the BlackBerry Classic camera

BlackBerry Classic camera features

For those of us already using a BlackBerry 10 device, the features of the camera built into the OS are no surprise. However, for the BlackBerry Classic, BlackBerry is expecting to grab some customers who might not have yet used a BlackBerry 10 device such as those still using a Bold 9900 or other BlackBerry OS devices and might not know which features are offered on the platform. To help...

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Rogers Suretap Wallet updated to support the BlackBerry Z30 and Q10

Rogers Suretap Wallet updated to support the BlackBerry Z30 and Q10

Although it's coming incredibly later than expected, Rogers has now updated their Suretap Wallet app for BlackBerry 10. The update, which is available in BlackBerry World right now, brings NFC Payment support through the Rogers Suretap system on both the BlackBerry Z30 and the BlackBerry Q10. As an added bonus, from now until January 6th, you can receive a free $100 credit when you download...

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T-Mobile's new unlimited family package starts at $100 per month [updated]

T-Mobile's new unlimited family package starts at $100 per month [updated]

It looks like T-Mobile is pushing forward with its un-carrier initiative with a new family package that offers unlimited everything for a base cost of $100 for two lines. Each additional line will run you $40 extra per line. Overall, at $180 for 4 lines, the package deal would end up saving you $40 per month over building the plan yourself, which would set you back $220 per month. [Updated...

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Three new BBM Sticker packs available - MotoGP, Moonicornz and Precious Moments

I guess BlackBerry decided since they went ahead and announced all BBM Sticker packs were on sale, they'd also go ahead and unleash a small bevy of new ones for folks to choose from. Joining the line up now is MotoGP, Moonicornz and Precious Moments. MotoGP - Gear up for some high flying stickers with this cutting edge MotoGP pack! Moonicornz - Moonicornz is a social expressions brand from...

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John Chen won't waver from his enterprise strategy for BlackBerry

John Chen Executive Chairman and CEO at BlackBerry

John Chen has a master plan for BlackBerry and as highlighted earlier in a famously straightforward LinkedIn blog post from the BlackBerry CEO titled 'Don't Believe The Hype', he's not going to stray away from that plan just for some short term hype or to chase trends, despite pressure to do so. That plan as we know it includes BlackBerry focusing and building upon their security foundation by...

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BeWeather 10 Pro updated with bug fixes and improvements for Passport

Although it's the time of year most people would likely want to forget about the weather depending on where you live, that hasn't stopped the folks at Bellshare who thought now was a good time to go ahead and release a new update to their popular BeWeather 10 Pro app. According to the change log, a few things have been improved in this v2.1.42.1843 release, especially for BlackBerry Passport...

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Rocco Forte Hotels choose BlackBerry and BES12 for its flexibility and security

When you run a business, especially in the hospitality industry, great customer service is an expectation and having the right tools to meet customer demands when they arise is crucial. Rocco Forte Hotels employs over 2000 people across Europe, Russia, and the Middle East and to help meet customers needs and service level expectations they make use of BlackBerry and BES12 for its flexibility...

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BlackBerry Classic appears in white

BlackBerry Classic appears in white

Although we had an idea the BlackBerry Classic would also be coming in white, thanks to the accessories arriving in the Shop CrackBerry Canada store giving us a side view of the device, we've now gotten a front on look at a media render of it thanks to the folks over at N4BB. At this point, there's no telling when exactly BlackBerry plans to release the white version, after all, the pre-...

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All BBM sticker packs are on sale for a limited time!

All BBM sticker packs are on sale for a limited time!

To celebrate the launch of the most recent BBM release which brought several changes to the shopping experience and customization options across all platforms, BlackBerry has announced a new promo in the BBM Shop and all stickers are now on sale for a limited time. BBM users can take advantage of a limited time promotion on BBM Stickers. Starting December 9th at 12:01am EST, all BBM...

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NantHealth's cancer genome browser launches on the Passport

BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry has announced that it is collaborating with healthcare-focused data provider NantHealth in launching the NantOmics Cancer Genome Browser on the the BlackBerry Passport. The genome browser is the first such mobile solution available to medical care professionals, and allows them to access patients' genetic data securely. NantHealth CEO Patrick Soon-Shiong showcased how the browser...

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60 Minutes takes a look at NantHealth CEO Patrick Soon-Shiong and how he's shaking up the world of cancer

During the Forbes Healthcare Summit 2014 held on December 3rd and 4th, NantHealth CEO Patrick Soon-Shiong and BlackBerry CEO John Chen sat down to discuss NantHealth's new app that will allow doctors to view genomes via a secure phone such as a BlackBerry Passport. In that interview, it was mentioned 60 Minutes would be further featuring NantHealth and CEO Patrick Soon-Shiong. That episode has...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen sits down with Bloomberg Studio 1.0 for candid interview

Back in July, Bloomberg Television's Emily Chang got to sit down with BlackBerry CEO John Chen for a rather wide-ranging and candid interview. Portions of the interview were posted by Bloomberg previously but as part of Bloomberg Studio 1.0, the full twenty minute interview has now been made available. Among the topics discussed, why John Chen took the CEO job at BlackBerry, how the company...

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BlackBerry preparing new accessories for Passport and Classic

BlackBerry preparing new accessories for Passport and Classic

When the BlackBerry Passport was announced, it was noted to be coming with a rich ecosystem of accessories and while BlackBerry has thus far done a good job of getting the basics out such as the hard shell case, screen protectors as well as the leather flip case, that's pretty much where it has ended. That seems to be changing though as some new accessories for both the Passport and Classic...

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NantHealth CEO Patrick Soon-Shiong discusses viewing Genomes on the BlackBerry Passport

The Forbes Healthcare Summit 2014 kicked off on December 3rd and today, BlackBerry CEO John Chen along with NantHealth CEO Patrick Soon-Shiong took the stage to discuss NantHealth's new app that will allow doctors to view genomes via a secure phone such as a BlackBerry Passport. Earlier, Soon-Shiong had tweeted he was excited about an upcoming joint announcement with BlackBerry but didn't...

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Oregon Senator introduces bill to thwart government snooping in phones, PCs

Oregon Senator introduces bill to thwart government snooping in phones, PCs

Senator Ron Wyden has introduced a bill that would prohibit the U.S. government from mandating backdoor access into the smartphones and computers of Americans. The bill comes after the FBI engaged in a standoff with tech giants like Apple and Google over the use of encryption software on newer phones. Law enforcement officials cite public safety as a concern and claim that having backdoor...

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BES10 Hosted wins Enterprise Service of the Year in Best in Biz Awards

Following up the win of the BlackBerry Z30 in the Consumer Product of the Year category of the Best in Biz Awards 2014 International, BlackBerry has struck gold again. This time the win came by way of BES10 Hosted, which has been named Enterprise Service of the Year in Best in Biz Awards 2014. We're pleased to announce that BES10 Hosted has been named a gold winner in the Enterprise...

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So So Happy BBM stickers now available in the BBM Shop

So So Happy BBM stickers now available in the BBM Shop

While a lot of the stickers that appear in the BBM shop are familiar from such things as movies and cartoons, every now and then a pack arrives that serves a greater purpose and such is the case with the latest arrival from So So Happy Studios. At SO SO Happy Studio, our greatest joy comes from creating crazy, quirky characters and thinking of random fun things that make us happy. Our...

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Verizon shares plans for LTE Advanced in 2015

Verizon shares plans for LTE Advanced in 2015

Verizon's Mike Haberman today detailed a number of improvements coming to the carrier's LTE network next year. In short, the carrier in red will be rolling out carrier aggregation, adding more coverage for VoLTE, and continuing to refarm its PCS spectrum for LTE. Perhaps the most notable change is the implementation of carrier aggregation. According to a report by Fierce Wireless: Mike...

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BlackBerry Travel for BlackBerry 10 updated with 'additional device support'

A new update to BlackBerry Travel has now landed in BlackBerry World and while it doesn't appear to have any huge changes, it's still a good idea to check it out. The version will depend on which device you're actually running but the according to the change log, the update includes support for additional devices, which to me essentially means it now has proper support for the upcoming...

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Verizon begins testing 4G LTE on 3G spectrum

Verizon begins testing 4G LTE on 3G spectrum

After having announced that it would repurpose portions of its 3G spectrum to operate the faster 4G LTE protocol sometime in 2015, it looks like the Verizon has begun the conversion process and is testing these plans in select markets. Verizon would not give specifics about the test markets right now, but it is reported that Verizon is at least starting its trial of operating LTE on some of its...

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