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T-Mobile and Sprint revamp unlimited data plans, but they're not necessarily cheaper

T-Mobile is launching new plans on September 6 that will offer unlimited voice and LTE high-speed data starting at $70 a month. However, these new plans could actually be higher for some customers that make the switch. The new T-Mobile One plans will start at $70 a month for one line with auto-pay billing, with the second line costing $50 a month, and any additional lines adding $20 a month...

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BlackBerry adds 'Buy Now Post' options to BBM Channels

BlackBerry adds 'Buy Now Post' options to BBM Channels

Although the option appeared in an early beta for iOS users, BlackBerry has now taken the next steps in introducing 'Buy Now' options in BBM Channels. If you login to the BBM Channels web portal, you should see options to sign up for access to what BlackBerry has dubbed 'Buy Now Posts.' I say sign up for access because it's not immediately available to everyone, it needs to be approved first...

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Order a BlackBerry DTEK50 from B&H Photo and get a free mobile power pack!

If you missed out on the ShopBlackBerry pre-orders for the DTEK50 with a free mobile power pack, you can still get in on the action. B&H Photo has the all-new, unlocked BlackBerry DTEK50 in stock with the bonus BlackBerry MP-12600 Mobile Power Charger for $299.99 with free, expedited shipping. Unfortunately, B&H Photo doesn't say exactly how many they have remaining in stock with...

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BBM Baby is Lana Del Rey's unreleased song about BlackBerry Messenger

BBM Baby is Lana Del Rey's unreleased song about BlackBerry Messenger

Lana Del Rey has a pretty extensive history of unreleased songs hitting the internet and one of the latest having now appeared online is straight up about BlackBerry Messenger. BBM Baby, as it is known, was written and produced with Penguin Prison back in 2011 according to an interview with FILTER but it was never released until now. I also heard that you were recently in the studio with...

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BlackBerry is rolling out a patch against the QuadRooter exploit to the Priv and DTEK50 starting today. BlackBerry has built a patch against the fourth and final vulnerability of the QuadRooter exploit. As a refresher, QuadRooter was able to use vulnerabilities in Qualcomm's firmware drivers to gain elevated permissions (read: root) on your phone or tablet. Zero cases have been reported in...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Ramp up

Mobile Nations Weekly: Ramp up

Yet another Android security scare, yet more MacBook rumors, and yet even more Windows 10 builds. Android's open nature doesn't mean that it's any more vulnerable to security threats than any other OS. But it does mean that it's more vulnerable to the perception of being more vulnerable. Case in point: the so-called "QuadRooter" vulnerability — lots of smoke and lots of people blowing it...

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BlackBerry lowers Priv pricing through ShopBlackBerry for a limited time!

While the DTEK50 is getting the most of the attention thanks to it being the latest BlackBerry device available, there's still plenty of love for the Priv to go around, and if you have been waiting for a sale from BlackBerry, your patience has been rewarded. BlackBerry has reduced Priv pricing through ShopBlackBerry across the board. ShopBlackBerry US - $499 ShopBlackBerry Canada - $650...

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BlackBerry certifies first Global Platinum Solutions providers for Security and Mobility Services

BlackBerry today announced the first wave of Platinum achievements for partners as a result of the renewed Enterprise Partner Program for solutions providers. The program was launched in May and with ISEC7, GFI, GENOA and novalink, already four global partners are now ranked in the top tier level. We are excited that ISEC7, GFI, GENOA and novalink achieved Platinum level in our Enterprise...

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S Army awards BlackBerry Software with Certificate of Networthiness and Authorization

AtHoc continues to collect accolades. BlackBerry has now announced that its AtHoc software has received a Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) and Authority to Operate (ATO) with the US Army through April 2019. The fulfillment of these essential information assurance and security requirements means that the AtHoc networked crisis communication software will remain in uninterrupted use protecting...

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Sizzlin Hot Summer Sale: Save an extra 20% on your favorite BlackBerry accessories

Summer Sale

The heat of summer is still here, so don't miss out on this hot sale. Feeling bummed that summer will soon be winding down? Well, how about an extra 20% off on the already-reduced ShopCrackBerry accessories? Don't miss out on this opportunity to stock up with cases, charging cables and more for your favorite BlackBerry phones. Whether you are looking for something to accompany your BlackBerry...

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INPS chooses BlackBerry's BES12 to securely manage its multi-platform mobile fleet

BlackBerry today announced that In Practice Systems Ltd (INPS), a leader in unique medical software for primary care and the wider healthcare environment in the UK, has upgraded to BES12 to securely manage its multi-platform mobile fleet. "We needed a mobility solution that matched the characteristics we see in ourselves – highly secure and productive. Working with our strategic...

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Hub+

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Hub+

Although I had to miss Upstream last night due to travel, James, Alex, Ronell and Brandon kept it going. This week, BlackBerry's announcement of Hub+ takes up a good portion of the discussion alongside new lawsuits, BBM updates and the pending shipments of DTEK50 preorders. If you missed BerryFlow live, now you can get yourself caught up. Topics BlackBerry now rolling out August 5 Android...

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Don't miss out on the DTEK50 special pre-order offer!

Don't miss out on the DTEK50 special pre-order offer!

Have you pre-ordered your BlackBerry DTEK50 yet? If not, today is the last day to do so in order to take advantage of the special pre-order offer. For a limited time, customers who pre-order DTEK50 from ShopBlackBerry will receive a complimentary BlackBerry Mobile Power Pack, a 12600mAh battery portable charger worth $59.99 USD. The offer expires on August 8th at 11:59 pm PST and according to...

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BlackBerry Blend has officially reached EOL status

BlackBerry Blend has officially reached EOL status

If you're a fan of BlackBerry Blend, BlackBerry has quietly posted some disappointing news. According to their software support lifecycle page, BlackBerry Blend as of July 31, 2016, has reached end of life status and will no longer be supported officially. The app which was originally released in September of 2014 alongside the BlackBerry Passport, allowed users to seamlessly bring messaging...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Seven One Ten

Mobile Nations Weekly: Seven One Ten

Samsung's new Note and Microsoft's new Xbox: head-to-head. It's time. Time for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. It's both a huge release for Samsung and something of an iteration at the same time. It retains a lot of the design language of the latest Note and S lines with a refined aesthetic, and is practically the same phone inside as the S7, but goes all-in on the big (and curved) display, S Pen...

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Here it is! The first community designed shirt by you, the CrackBerry faithful

Reminder - Last day to order your limited edition CrackBerry shirt before they're gone forever! Here it is! The first community designed shirt by you, the CrackBerry faithful. Member Phan Huy submitted the winning design and for a limited time, you can grab this awesome t-shirt. Available in assorted colors and styles (yes, we have hoodies!), the front features a BlackBerry-inspired keyboard...

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This guy caught all 142 North American Pokémon in Pokémon Go using his BlackBerry Priv

His name is Roberto Vazquez and according to a new report from CBC, after three and a half weeks, 266 kilometres and 25 pounds later he has managed to catch all 142 Pokemon available in North America using his BlackBerry Priv. Three and a half weeks, 266 kilometres and 25 pounds later, Roberto Vazquez says he's the first Toronto Pokemon Go player to catch all 142 Pokemon available in North...

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BBM for iOS updated with new features and enhancements

BBM iOS

Following the recent updates to BBM for BlackBerry 10 and Android, iOS users can now get in on the action as well. The latest update has arrived and is available for download right now with plenty of new features and enhancements to improve your BBM experience. Free Video calls! BBM users on iOS can now make video calls for free directly from BBM Upgraded group chat! Start a group chat with...

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BlackBerry announces normal course issuer bid for convertible debentures

BlackBerry has now announced that it has received acceptance from the Toronto Stock Exchange with respect to a normal course issuer bid to purchase up to US$125,000,000 principal amount of its 6 percent unsecured convertible debentures, representing 10 percent of the issued and outstanding Debentures in the public float as at July 31, 2016. "We intend to take advantage of our strong cash...

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BlackBerry files patent infringement lawsuit against Avaya in Texas

BlackBerry files patent infringement lawsuit against Avaya in Texas

Looking to protect their patent assets, BlackBerry has initiated a patent infringement lawsuit against Avaya in Texas. In the suit, BlackBerry alleges that Avaya Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara has infringed eight of its US patents pertaining to various mobile communications technologies. The exact patents in question are 9143801, 8964849, 8116739, 8886212, 8688439, 7440561, 8554218 and...

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