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BlackBerry to introduce new Enterprise Software Platform on December 8

As part of their BlackBerry Developer Summit held back on November 17, BlackBerry gave developers a chance to get an early hands-on with their expanded developer platform but on December 8, BlackBerry is set to reveal their new enterprise software platform engineered to secure, connect and mobilize the enterprise to everyone. Mark your calendars! Attend and see the reveal of BlackBerry's...

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Autonomous vehicles will officially hit the road in Ontario as early as next year now that the Ontario Government has announced they are launching the first automated vehicle (AV) pilot program in Canada, led by BlackBerry QNX, The University of Waterloo and the Erwin Hymer Group. BlackBerry QNX, a Canadian global software development leader, which will test a 2017 Lincoln with automated...

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BlackBerry kicks off their Black Friday deals with up to 53% off select devices

Today is the last day to take advantage of BlackBerry's 'BlackBerry Friday' deals where you can save up to 53% on select devices such as Passport, Priv and DTEK50 and more! As expected, pricing does vary across regions right now, you can pick up a BlackBerry Leap for only $159 USD, BlackBerry Passport for only $249 USD and BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition for only $299 USD. If BlackBerry...

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BlackBerry has now announced they have become the first major mobile vendor to receive the new Cyber Essentials Plus (CE+) certification from the UK Government. Additionally, BlackBerry has announced they are now an accredited certifying body for Cyber Essentials Plus, with the certification being offered through BlackBerry Cybersecurity Services. Today I'm proud to announce that...

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BlackBerry Hub, Contacts, Tasks, Notes and Calendar beta releases updated!

If you're doing beta testing of BlackBerry's Android apps through the BlackBerry Beta Zone, you'll want to load up Google Play and grab the latest releases. BlackBerry Hub, Contacts, Tasks, Notes and Calendar have now all been updated. BlackBerry Hub, Contacts, Tasks, Notes: 1.4.1.11998 Bug fixes and performance improvements BlackBerry Calendar: 1.4.1.11998 Allow changing event calendars...

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BBM launching two new services in Indonesia next month: BBM Shopping and BBM Travel

Since BlackBerry announced they would be working with Indonesia-based Emtek, there has been a lot of things happening surrounding BBM. New BBM enabled games have arrived, the new BBM Life news and video channel launched and BBM teamed up with Liputan6 to bring their news and videos directly into BBM and more! The progress in this area has been so great that BBM will now be bringing both games...

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Don't miss this rare $50 savings on the Sonos Play:1 speaker!

Sonos Play:1

The powerful and compact Sonos Play:1 speaker is currently $50 off, which is a pretty rare sighting. The speaker, which normally runs $199, can now be had for just $149, which is quite a great price for everything that it offers. Whether you have Sonos speakers already spread throughout your house or you are looking to get started with your first one, taking advantage of discounts when they are...

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If shopping for digital goods instead of physical goods is how you prefer to spend your Black Friday, Google Play has you covered. Right now, until November 29, you can score some great deals on everything offered in Google Play including games, apps, books, movies, TV shows, comics and more. You can save up to 80% off games and in-app purchases for games There is also deals in place to get...

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Silly season for new phones and gadgets is on us — it feels like we can't go a week without a major release as the calendar races into the holidays. There are a bunch of new phones out there and we wanted to get an idea about what's important to you in a phone and in a cellular carrier. Thus, this survey. We get a little detailed, but that's because we want to suss out what it is that drives...

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Marty Beard lays out five reasons Samsung's acquisition of Harman could mean great things for QNX

Since it was announced that Samsung would be making an aggressive push into the connected car space by way of their $8 billion acquisition auto infotainment and audio provider Harman, there has been a lot of speculation around what it means for everyone else in the connected car industry and that of course includes, QNX, which Harman owned between 2004-2010 before selling it to BlackBerry. As...

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Where is BlackBerry OS 10.3.3?

This article was updated on Monday, November 30, 2016 to reflect the latest movement. See bottom. Where is BlackBerry OS 10.3.3? It has essentially become a running joke around here but if you're genuinely interested and want to know where BlackBerry stands on the release of the BlackBerry 10 OS 10.3.3 update, the company has shared some details. For those wondering, we are in the final stages...

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Snag a BlackBerry DTEK50 from Amazon Canada for only $279!

Snag a BlackBerry DTEK50 from Amazon Canada for only $279!

And just like that, the special pricing has left the building. Pricing has now been replaced with a $389 offer, which is still cheaper than ShopBB, but not as awesome as $279. If you're looking to get your hands on a BlackBerry DTEK50 in Canada but don't feel like forking over the $429 ShopBlackBerry asking, Amazon Canada has the device available for a price that's a little more reasonable....

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BlackBerry Hub+ Services beta updates now available

BlackBerry Hub+ Services beta update now available

If you're looking for something new to try out and are a part of the Beta Zone, there is new BlackBerry Hub+ Services updates available. This time around Hub, Contacts, Notes and Tasks have been updated with Hub getting the bulk of the changes. Need to know what is new before you jump in? Have a look at the changelogs. Hub: Added setting for default sending account Support for viewing .eml...

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DTEK60

Over the past few OS updates that have been rolled out to Priv, DTEK50 and DTEK60 owners, there have been a few cases where BlackBerry's DTEK app has reported operating system issues after updating seemingly for no real reason. While the number of folks experiencing the issue thus far appears to be relatively small, there have been enough reports now for BlackBerry to add the problem to the...

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You can upgrade to a year of Amazon Prime for just £59

Amazon

Should you use Amazon for a variety of reasons, it may be worth looking into Amazon Prime. The subscription-based membership is available for just £59 for the next few days. Until November 18, new customers will be able to take full advantage of this £20 saving, which unlocks a bunch of benefits, which range from next-day delivery for thousands of products on Amazon to video streaming and music...

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BBM's expansion into the Indonesian market continues with the release of the latest BBM enabled game known as Rogue Life with BBM. As announced on the BBM blog, Rogue Life with BBM is noted to be an an addictive, easy to play game that is action packed as a shooter-RPG crossover, where you defeat monsters and bosses. Embark on a unique and exciting adventure where you shoot monsters...

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Remember when WhatsApp decided to announce they would no longer be supporting BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10 handsets by the end of 2016? Well, it seems as though they've had a little bit of a change of heart. As noted in their FAQ section and through a new app update available on BlackBerry 10, WhatsApp has quietly let users know the support will be extended until June 30, 2017. WhatsApp...

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DTEK60

DTEK60 combines Android flagship hardware with BlackBerry's secure Android software. Back in 2007 when I started here at CrackBerry, I never imagined that one day I would be writing about BlackBerry's third Android device being available, but here we are. The DTEK60 has arrived, and after having spent some time with the device, it's time to take a look beyond our initial hands-on and see how the...

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BlackBerry rolls out a small update to BBM on BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry rolls out a small update to BBM on BlackBerry 10

If you're on BlackBerry 10 and have been feeling a little left out when it comes to BBM updates, there's finally a new update now available through BlackBerry World. I would love to tell you it brings a ton of changes to the app but that wouldn't be true. This update is a simple bug fix and general improvement release according to the changelog supplied by BlackBerry. The update is live in...

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