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BlackBerry highlights four reasons why Hub+ on Android is better than Samsung Focus

A few months ago it was rumored Samsung would be releasing an app that was widely noted to similar to that of the BlackBerry Hub on Android. Eventually, those rumors turned to reality and Samsung Focus was released to Google Play for Samsung devices. Considering the comparisons made before release, BlackBerry has taken a look at Samsung Focus and laid out four reasons why BlackBerry Hub+ on...

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BlackBerry DTEK60 pops up at Staples Canada

BlackBerry DTEK60

Another day, another BlackBerry DTEK60 spotting. This time around, the folks at Staples Canada have now listed the still unannounced officially BlackBerry DTEK60 to their website. Unlike previous listings, though, Staples is not taking any pre-orders for the device. Instead, they just place it out of stock online and left the $699.99 price tag there for all to see. Who knows? Maybe if you...

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New BlackBerry Hub+ App Suite beta updates available for Priv and DTEK50

If you've signed up for the BlackBerry Beta Zone and are looking to get the latest BlackBerry Hub+ App Suite beta updates, BlackBerry has now pushed the latest batch to Google Play. This time around, all of the apps contain minor bug fixes across the board. New versions of PIM Applications have been posted to Google Play and will soon be available. The update includes minor bug fixes in...

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If you rely on the Cisco WebEx Meetings app on BlackBerry OS 6, 7 or 10, you will need to look into alternative options beginning January 4, 2017. As announced via their website and in-app, Cisco will stop supporting and selling Cisco WebEx Meetings for BlackBerry OS 6, 7, and 10, however, standard dial-in procedures will still work. Cisco WebEx Meetings for BlackBerry OS 6, 7, & 10...

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BlackBerry DTEK60 goes up for pre-order from B&H Photo

And as expected, it has now disappeared from B&H Photo. Look for it to return next week. Although the DTEK60 still remains unofficially announced by BlackBerry, that hasn't stopped retailers from putting the device up for pre-order. The latest comes from B&H Photo who now has the unlocked Android-powered DTEK60 available for $499.99 with some pre-order bonuses. Specs as per B&H...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Pivot

If you missed out on Upstream live, you can (and should) get yourself caught up now. This week, we kept things shorter than normal but still packed a lot of conversation in covering BlackBerry's Alex Thurber discussing upcoming handsets, the latest Hub+ Services update, what could happen to BlackBerry 10 in the future and more! Topics BlackBerry's Alex Thurber discusses upcoming handsets...

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BlackBerry 10 may live on in BlackBerry-branded handsets

BlackBerry 10 may live on in BlackBerry-branded handsets

As BlackBerry has continued talking to the media and relaying their messaging surrounding their move to outsource their hardware design and development to licensees, one topic that keeps appearing in small ways is BlackBerry 10. To their credit, BlackBerry hasn't avoided discussing BlackBerry 10. They've let it be known that BlackBerry 10.3.3 is still on its way and support for the operating...

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Alex Thurber discusses unreleased devices, rumored devices and BlackBerry's future

If you follow BlackBerry's Senior Vice President for Global Device Sales, Alex Thurber on Twitter you'll know he's a busy man who has been traveling a lot recently talking with BlackBerry partners. His most recent journey has taken him to London for some media interviews, one of which was with Chris Foxx, technology reporter at the BBC. In the new interview, Thurber discusses the recent news of...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - ERA

If you missed out on Upstream live, you can (and should) get yourself caught up. This week, we aimed at clearing up the questions and setting a dialog for what we have coming forward including a potential last QWERTY designed by BlackBerry, the high-end DTEK60 which may launch in the coming weeks and we dive deeper into the pivot strategy and what this means for BlackBerry. Topics...

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John Chen discusses the future of BlackBerry devices

John Chen discusses the future of BlackBerry devices

BlackBerry CEO John Chen and his execs have been busy talking to the media to ensure the message surrounding BlackBerry's latest strategic developments are clear but looking to add even more to the conversation, John Chen headed to the BlackBerry company blog to lay out a post titled 'The Future of BlackBerry devices'. Last week we announced some strategic developments for our Mobility...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Pixeling, retargeting, and pivoting

Mobile Nations Weekly: Pixeling, retargeting, and pivoting

Google ramps up to Pixel, BlackBerry ramps down hardware, and Lenovo's Yoga is coming in hot for landing. Coming soon from a Google near you: Pixel. Tuesday will bring the follow-ups to the Nexus line of "pure" Android phones, but this time Google's making more of a Google phone. There have been some leaks, but there's a lot we don't know and are looking forward to. And we might just get to...

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BlackBerry DTEK60 goes up for pre-order from NCIX

Although I can't say I suggest taking them up on their offer, considering the handset remains unofficially announced as of yet, the DTEK60 has now been listed on the NCIX website as available for pre-order. As suggested by earlier leaks, the pricing has been set at $699 CAD, and the estimated release date is noted to be October 11, 2016. Additionally, slightly less blurry images have been...

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Latest BlackBerry Android beta now available to most Priv owners

Latest BlackBerry Android beta now available to most Priv owners

I'm required to say most because, well, Verizon is still missing from the list but if you're on any other carrier or using a factory unlocked BlackBerry Priv, there's now a new beta update available for you. As we know from all other beta releases, this one will contain the upcoming October security fixes from Google as well as any other fixes BlackBerry has put in place themselves. Unfortunately...

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Looking at the headlines and comments from people following the announcement from BlackBerry that they would end all internal hardware development of BlackBerry handsets and will be outsourcing to partners from here on out, one common phrase used to describe the situation has been 'end of era.' BlackBerry CEO John Chen doesn't see it that way at all, though, and prefers to view it as the start...

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While much of the media was busy writing obituaries and retrospectives for BlackBerry handsets, Michael Harris, MPP (Kitchener—Conestoga) was busy letting the Ontario Legislature know the facts behind BlackBerry's announcement. The speech itself was pretty great as it lays out the reality of the situation at BlackBerry, granted it might not be the reality that some folks had hoped for...

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John Chen: BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard will live on

Despite BlackBerry getting out of the business of making handsets, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has plans for devices with the iconic BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard. Speaking to Amber Kanwar, John Chen confirmed it will continue on and BlackBerry will be selective when managing the brand. A lighter side of the video, John Chen got to pick out his three favorite BlackBerrys. The Bold 9900, the...

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John Chen: We will have BlackBerry devices on an ongoing basis

As the news of BlackBerry's plans to end all internal hardware development and outsource that function to partners makes it way around the web, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has been handling interviews with the media after the announcement. Speaking to Amber Kanwar via BNN, John Chen took the time to expand upon the announcement and clarify some of the remaining questions such as what it means for...

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Announced within their Q2 Fiscal 2017 results, BlackBerry has clearly stated they have plans to end all internal hardware development of BlackBerry devices and will be outsourcing to partners from here on out. Our new Mobility Solutions strategy is showing signs of momentum, including our first major device software licensing agreement with a telecom joint venture in Indonesia. Under this...

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BlackBerry announced an agreement with newly formed joint venture PT BB Merah Putih to license BlackBerry software and services for the production of handsets for the Indonesian market. This partnership accelerates BlackBerry's overall focus on driving software growth, specifically developing and licensing device software offerings, including security solutions and applications, through its...

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