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T-Mobile teaser for its Super Bowl 50 ads is a look back at classic commercials

T-Mobile teaser for its Super Bowl 50 ads is a look back at classic commercials

T-Mobile will once again run commercials during this year's Super Bowl on Feb. 7. The carrier has posted up a teaser for those ads that looks back at classic commercials that have debuted during the big NFL game. The clip has visuals that reference ads like Apple's 1984 commercial for the Macintosh, along with Volkswagen's Darth Vader ad and more. The teaser says that none of those...

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BlackBerry more than doubles the number of shares they intend to buy back

BlackBerry

BlackBerry today announced the company had received approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange to increase the maximum number of common shares for repurchase. This increase will take the total number of common shares BlackBerry can use as an alternative to dividends to 27 million (5.8% of the public float). BlackBerry has also enlisted a broker to allow for up to just shy of 2.7 million shares to...

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BT completes its acquisition of EE

BT completes its acquisition of EE

BT has successfully escaped the gauntlet of regulatory approvals and is now able to complete the company's purchase of EE. Picking up and absorbing the largest UK mobile operator, the £12.5 billion deal is a victory for BT, which has plans to enter the competitive mobile industry once more. 31 million EE customers will be included in the deal, which will put BT in a strong position against the...

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BBM for BlackBerry 10 updated with improvements for BBM Protected

BBM for BlackBerry 10 updated

Following the announcement of BBM Protected improvements as part of BlackBerry's expansion of their enterprise software portfolio, a new BBM update for BlackBerry 10 has arrived containing those improvements. The changelog for the update is brief, noting the changes for BBM Protected and the ability for users to set a subject for a multi-person chat, but we've expanded on what it all means....

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T-Mobile

T-Mobile continues to expand its Binge On video streaming program, adding four new content providers for customers to access without affecting their monthly data service. The new providers include Amazon Video, Fox News, Univision NOW and WWE Network. T-Mobile also says it has made it easier for customers to access the settings for Binge On through their smartphone's dialer Just dial #...

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MTN, Vodacom and Cell C to offer the BlackBerry Priv in South Africa

MTN, Vodacom and Cell C to offer the BlackBerry Priv in South Africa

In addition to the launch in India, BlackBerry has also announced the Priv is headed to South Africa, although pricing details have yet to be revealed. South African carriers announced to be offering the Priv as of next week are MTN, Vodacom and Cell C. Pricing will be confirmed by those carriers within the coming week. As soon as we hear word on that pricing, we'll be sure to let you all...

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BlackBerry Priv makes its official debut in India

BlackBerry Priv makes its official debut in India

As expected based on earlier rumors, BlackBerry has now officially launched the Priv in India. At an event held at the Oberoi in New Delhi, BlackBerry India Managing Director Narendra Nayak and Damian Tay ‎Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Product Management at BlackBerry introduced the company's first Android-powered smartphone to the market which will be available in stores across India starting...

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Google and BlackBerry hosting hands-on workshops demonstrating BES12 with Android For Work

Now that BlackBerry's BES12 enterprise mobility management solution has support for Google's Android for Work, BlackBerry and Google have teamed up to offer free, half-day hands-on workshops demonstrating BES12 with Android for Work. The co-hosted workshops are being held at Google offices around North America with Google and BlackBerry executives available to show how Android and BlackBerry...

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Amazon launches Prime Stations in the UK to get you jamming

Amazon launches Prime Stations in the UK to get you jamming

Amazon has launched Prime Stations in the UK. The online retailer previously rolled out the feature – enabling those with Prime to take advantage of personalized genre-driven music stations – in the U. S., but now those in the UK will be able to tune into their favorite genres and enjoy. The feature is available to Prime members through the Amazon Music app on iOS, Android, Mac, PC, as well as...

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AT&T reports Q4 2015 earnings: $42.1 billion in revenue, adds 2.8 million wireless customers

AT&T has reported its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2015, noting a pretty sizable bump in consolidated revenues due to its DirecTV acquisition, along with respectable wireless subscriber growth. In all, AT&T says that it brought in consolidated revenues of $42.1 billion in Q4, which is up 22 percent from the year prior. For full-year results, AT&T said it brought in total...

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BlackBerry hosting 'Introducing the Good Secure EMM Suites' webinar on Feb. 4

Now that BlackBerry has announced Good Secure Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Suites, a new set of applications which aim to make it even easier to manage enterprise devices regardless of the operating system, they're looking to tell folks more about it. As such, a new webinar has been scheduled for Thursday, February 4, 2016, that serves as an introduction to the offerings....

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Verizon spent $70 million to triple Bay Area LTE capacity ahead of the Super Bowl

Verizon wants to make sure that all of its customers who are headed to the Super Bowl have full coverage, so the carrier has more than tripled its 4G LTE network capacity in the Bay Area. The carrier spent $70 million in what it calls a "long-term investment" to boost network performance from San Francisco to Santa Clara. With the additional capacity, Verizon will be able to deliver a more...

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Sprint comes close to profit in Q3 2015, continues to attract more customers

Sprint

Sprint has published the company's financial earnings report for Q3 2015. The major U.S. carrier made an operating loss of $197 million, which is a substantial improvement over Q2's $585 million in the red. The company also added the highest number of porting postpaid phone customers in three years. Net additions for this most recent quarter totalled 501,000, which is an improvement of 471,000...

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BlackBerry Priv now available from T-Mobile

BlackBerry Priv now available from T-Mobile

If you've been waiting for T-Mobile to launch the BlackBerry Priv, your wait is now over. As announced previously, the Un-carrier has now made BlackBerry's first Android-powered smartphone available online at T-Mobile.com and in T-Mobile stores. Pricing for the Priv from T-Mobile starts at $0 down and $30 a month for 24 months through T-Mobile's standard leasing program while JUMP! On Demand...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Silly season commences in 3… 2… 1...

Mobile Nations Weekly: Silly season commences in 3… 2… 1...

Rumors of leaks, leaks of rumors, updates on suppositions of tales of releases. We're entering something of a lull in tech news. Well, lull might not be the right word. It's not like the end-of-year holiday hiatus slash pre-CES quiet time. No, this is more like that period of time at the restaurant between the appetizer and the main course. In this metaphor, CES was the appetizer, and now we'...

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Firstmonie, MMIT and BlackBerry team up to enable social commerce through BBM in Nigeria

Back in November, Matthew Talbot, Senior Vice President of Emerging Solutions at BlackBerry noted that BlackBerry was expanding BBM Shop payment options for Nigeria by making use of the Firstmonie mobile wallet, provided by Nigeria's largest bank, First Bank of Nigeria Limited and teaming up with Mobile Media Info Tech (MMIT) to bring secure payments to the BBM Shop. Those partnerships have now...

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Amazon UK has £10 off any order of £50 and above for one day only

Amazon UK

For one day only, Amazon UK is offering £10 off any order of £50 and above. All you need to do to avail the discount is add products totaling £50 or above to your cart, and use the promo code BIGTHANKS at checkout. The retailer is offering the promotion after coming out on top in the UK's customer satisfaction survey for January. The only limitations to the deal include digital items — such...

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BlackBerry hosting Good Dynamics App SDK webcast for Enterprise Developers

Now that the acquisition of Good Technology is wrapped up, BlackBerry has been hosting several webcasts that offer a look into how the Good and BlackBerry world's meet. One such webcast is scheduled for February 2, 2016, at 11 am ET where Ed Bourne, Senior Enterprise Solutions Manager and Richard Schaefer, Senior Enterprise Solutions Manager will discuss the BlackBerry and Good product...

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Verizon publishes strong report for Q4, adds 1.5 million new postpaid lines

 Verizon

U.S. carrier Verizon released the network's financial report for Q4, showing some solid performance and higher-than-expected earnings. The company brought in $34.25 billion in revenue, which is slightly higher than the previous quarter of $33.2 billion, and a further 1.5 million new postpaid customers were signed up. Today's report ($1.32 in earnings per share) also shows a slight increase...

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BlackBerry Priv now available from Saudi Telecom Company

BlackBerry Priv now available from Saudi Telecom Company

As BlackBerry noted back in December, the Priv is now seeing a broader release in the Middle East. Saudi Telecom Company (STC) is now offering the first-ever BlackBerry smartphone powered by Android to their customers through their website and retail outlets. As expected, pricing for the Priv has been set at SAR 2899 ($772 USD) but is available with lower pricing through postpaid bundles...

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