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Rogers rolling out OS 10.3.0.1418 for the BlackBerry Passport

Rogers rolling out OS 10.3.0.1418 for the BlackBerry Passport

When it comes to OS updates for the BlackBerry Passport, Rogers seems to be leading the pack. They were the first carrier to roll out an update before the device was fully officially announced and now they've gone ahead and released another. Now appearing on Passports is software update v10.3.0.908 otherwise known as OS v10.3.0.1418. The update doesn't really specify what has changed, but...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen to speak at Technologies that Matter forum

BlackBerry CEO John Chen

Since taking charge as CEO at BlackBerry, John Chen has understandably been busy handling the agenda there, he has still managed to find some time to take part in various discussion forums elsewhere. One such occasion is coming up on October 17th where John Chen will be attending the Technologies that Matter series forum at the C.K.K. auditorium, Hong Kong Science Park, which is organised by...

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Shrek, How To Train Your Dragon and Thanksgiving stickers now available

It's Thursday and that means it's time for a new batch of BBM stickers to arrive in the BBM Shop. This week, we have Shrek, How To Train Your Dragon and Thanksgiving stickers available. The Shrek pack is set at $1.99 along with the How To Train Your Dragon pack. The Thanksgiving pack though is set a little higher coming in at $2.99. All the packs are live right now in the BBM Shop, so go grab...

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BlackBerry takes over the front page of the Economic Times India

BlackBerry takes over the front page of the Economic Times India

BlackBerry has been no stranger to taking out newspaper ads recently. Just last month they took out an ad in The Globe and Mail across Ontario, but this time around they've gone further and arguably wider with a more creative ad. The October 9th issue of The Economic Times India features a BlackBerry Passport on the whole front page along with a full page Amazon ad further in the issue also...

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ATT

AT&T has agreed to pay a total of $105 million to settle claims that the wireless carrier "billed customers millions of dollars in unauthorized third-party subscriptions and premium text messaging services." The settlement was jointly announced by the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission. In their statement, the FCC said it was the largest enforcement action...

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Amazon's payment gateway lets Indian buyers shop with confidence

Amazon

After launching its payment gateway in the US last year, Amazon is bringing the feature to Indian retailers. Through the service, customers will be able to pay for digital goods on several merchant sites using credit card information stored within their Amazon accounts. The service is expected to launch on merchant sites later this month. In addition to benefitting consumers, Pay with Amazon...

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MindLink announces strategic reseller agreement with BlackBerry

MindLink announces strategic reseller agreement with BlackBerry

MindLink, developer of secure, integrated Enterprise Group Chat applications built for Microsoft Lync, has now announced a new strategic reseller agreement with BlackBerry. Starting today, MindLink joins the BlackBerry Enterprise ISV Reseller Program, which enables the company's group chat app to be distributed internationally by BlackBerry sales teams. "This agreement signifies an...

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Twittly updated to v0.2.700.1 - Brings full BlackBerry Passport support!

A while back we let you all know of a new Twitter client coming from Nemory Studios called Twittly that was available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone and since then the app has grown rather significantly and gained quite a few users along the way. We haven't been tracking EVERY beta update but rather sticking to the large updates and letting folks know when they arrive. In the case of the latest...

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Alec Saunders

BlackBerry's Alec Saunders has announced his departure from the company sometime between now and November 3. We don't normally harp on outgoing BlackBerry staff, but Alec Saunders was a high profile guy who figured largely in many important launches. Prior to taking on the role of VP of Cloud Businesses and heading up Project Ion, BlackBerry's play into the Internet of Things space, Saunders...

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BlackBerry Passport launched in Hong Kong

BlackBerry Passport launched in Hong Kong

If you live in Hong Kong and have patiently been awaiting the arrival of the BlackBerry Passport, your wait is over. The device has now officially been announced at a launch event held earlier today and is available for ordering across several ordering channels of HKT such as CSL and 1010 with a suggested retail price of $6288 HKD. Nice to see the Passport roll out so quickly to all the...

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BlackBerry Passport Gold Edition spotted looking luxurious

BlackBerry Passport Gold Edition spotted looking luxurious

We've all seen the piano black and porcelain white version of the BlackBerry Passport, which are both great looking devices. Then we saw an all black version appear and as we know from previous device launches, it was only a matter of time before we saw one pampered in gold, be it directly from BlackBerry or a third-party. As it turns out, we didn't have to wait all that long at all as one...

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Top 5 new features coming with BlackBerry 10.3.1

Top 5 new features coming with BlackBerry 10.3.1

Earlier we posted up a quick look at some of the new features coming with BlackBerry 10.3.1 from the SDK but since then, an unofficial developer build of 10.3.1 has leaked out and folks have been going through it and finding out what's new. For those of you not interested in loading up a leaked or developer OS, CrackBerry Forums member pttptppt decided to do up a video and show off some of the...

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Sprint plans to lay off an unspecified number of employees in efforts to further reduce costs

While Sprint maintains their position as the third largest carrier in the U.S., they announced on Friday that they will be laying off an unspecified number of management and nonmanagement jobs this month in efforts to further reduce costs. According to the WSJ, referencing a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the reduction of employees will result in a charge of...

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BlackBerry Passport once again in stock on Shop BlackBerry!

BlackBerry Passport once again in stock on Shop BlackBerry!

If you still haven't got your hands on BlackBerry Passport and are looking to pick one up, you might want to hit up Shop BlackBerry as soon as possible. It appears as though BlackBerry's online storefront is once again taking orders for their latest and greatest smartphone. There is still a bit of a catch though. Only the US and Canada side are showing they have stock, all others are still...

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New BBM beta brings auto transfer of HQ photos, improved sticker picker and more!

If you're looking for a new beta to play around with over the weekend, BlackBerry is here for you. They've just announced a new build of BBM is now available through the BlackBerry Beta Zone, and it has numerous bug fixes and new features included that need testing. The list of bug fixes wasn't noted in the info, however, the new features list was and here's what to expect if you've been...

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ASPCA and Lil' Panda BBM stickers now available in the BBM shop

ASPCA and Lil' Panda BBM stickers now available in the BBM shop

The amount of stickers available in the BBM Shop continues to grow with the latest releases. This time around, there's two new packs to choose from and one of them is actually for a good cause. The Lil' Panda pack consists of some adorable pandas that I honestly didn't know were a thing until now but are from the Lil' Panda company, which is a fun lifestyle brand that seeks to empower girls...

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BlackBerry marketing gets a kick in the pants from advertising and marketing firm Gyro

Have you noticed there has been more marketing coming out of BlackBerry lately? The launch of the BlackBerry Passport has brought forth plenty of new videos, new imagery, new ad placements, new slogans and more. For years now, BlackBerry fans have been asking for marketing muscle from BlackBerry and according to Advertising Age, BlackBerry has heard folks loud and clear and has brought on...

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BlackBerry CEO: BlackBerry Passport is to help busy professionals make time, not kill it

Remember back when the first images of the BlackBerry Passport first started showing up? Many people thought BlackBerry was crazy and comments like 'What was BlackBerry thinking?!?' were pretty easy to find. After a while though, a lot of people began to change their mind on the device and began to appreciate the look of it. With over 200,000 units now sold, there are some answers to that...

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