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BlackBerry provides software platform for NantHealth's HBox

BlackBerry provides software platform for NantHealth's HBox

As part of the events today during CES 2015, BlackBerry has announced they'll be providing the software platform for NantHealth's HBox which, currently collects three billion vital signs annually and transmits that data to thousands of medical devices and 250 hospitals throughout the U.S. "Combining BlackBerry's embedded software reliability, mobile device management and security...

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BlackBerry announces BBM numbers for 2014, previews upcoming subscription option

At CES 2015, BlackBerry has announced some of BBM's numbers for 2014. Additionally, the company also announced an upcoming subscription service for the messenger. In terms of numbers, BlackBerry says that 2014 saw over 140 million new registrations to BBM from iPhone and Android devices. Additionally, 70% of users are active daily. 300 million stickers were shared in 2014, and 1 million...

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BlackBerry unveils Cloud-based Internet of Things Platform

BlackBerry Unveils Cloud-based Internet of Things Platform

As expected and noted to be discussed ahead of CES 2015, BlackBerry has now unveiled their plans for their cloud-based Internet of Things platform in greater detail. Combining technology from QNX Software Systems as well as BlackBerry's secure network infrastructure, the BlackBerry IoT Platform is initially targeted at industries that manage highly mobile, high-value resources, including...

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BlackBerry Classic and exclusive Passport confirmed for AT&T

BlackBerry Passport for AT&T

Today at CES AT&T confirmed they'd be carrying the BlackBerry Passport and the BlackBerry Classic for $649.99 and $419.99 off-contract, respectively. You'll be able to snag the Passport for $199.99 and Classic for $49.99 with a two-year commitment, or $0 if you go with installments on Next. AT&T is getting an exclusive design on the Passport with rounded corners. Why the change?...

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AT&T's new Rollover Data plan for its Mobile Share Value users starts Jan. 25

AT&T

AT&T will begin offering its own Rollover Data plan for all of its 50 million Mobile Share Value customers starting on Sunday, Jan. 25 at no additional cost. This news follows that of T-Mobile which announced a similar plan in December for its customers called Data Stash. AT&T offered an example of how its Rollover Data plan will work for its customers: If you have four lines and...

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BlackBerry Classic expected to launch in India on January 15th

BlackBerry Classic expected to launch in India on January 15th

Looks as though BlackBerry is looking to further expand the roll out of the BlackBerry Classic come January 15th. Invites have now been sent to several outlets in India highlighting an event to be held in New Delhi that simply notes 'Join us to witness the unveiling of the new BlackBerry 10. Serious Mobility for Serious Business.' The BlackBerry Classic been launched in several markets...

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Hands-on with Ford Sync 3 at #CES2015

Ford Sync 3

Ford recently unveiled their QNX-powered connected car entertainment system, Sync 3, and during CES 2015 we got a quick look at it in action. Set to be available in 2016 models, the Sync 3 offers some great improvements over current models. The system has been designed to work along the same lines as your phone or tablet, with plenty of big icons and swipe navigation. Zones —...

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BlackBerry Classic arriving on WIND Mobile very soon

BlackBerry Classic arriving on WIND Mobile very soon

WIND Mobile has been pretty open about the eventual arrival of the BlackBerry Classic on their network. Back in the middle of December they confirmed the device would be arriving and now, they've upgraded it to a 'coming soon' status, or as their most recent tweet put it, very soon. Coming (very) soon to WIND Mobile: The @BlackBerry Classic... http://t.co/9muw2iSvQA— WIND Mobile (@...

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Catch up on all the broadcasts from CES 2015

CES Live

After a very full day of unveilings yesterday, CES 2015 has officially begun. That mean's many things to many people, but for us it means it's time to start CES Live. As you know we've teamed up with the folks at GeekBeat to show off as many shiny new things as we can get our hands on. We're broadcasting live from the show floor all week, and will be serving up bite sized portions of new...

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iHeartRadio announces partnership with QNX and more at CES 2015

iHeartRadio announces seven new partnerships at CES 2015

Streaming music service iHeartRadio has announced a number of new partnerships at CES 2015. The company is teaming up with seven different brands to integrate their service into new devices, including those made by Google, Sony, TiVo, and more. iHeartRadio will be one of the first apps ready for Google's new Cast for audio system, and the service will also find its way to in-dashboard...

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Wireless charging standards are about to get a lot less frustrating

Two of the wireless charging standards will merge

Two of the three competing wireless charging standards groups, The Alliance for Wireless Power and the Power Matters Alliance, have revealed plans to merge, with the agreement expected to close sometime in mid-2015. The merged group will operate under a new name when the agreement is closed. The press release says: One of the main objectives of the new organization is to accelerate the...

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Three UK to let customers roam for free in Spain and New Zealand

Three-UK-Roaming-Hero

UK network Three are to add yet another two countries to their 'Feel At Home' package - where users can use their standard minutes, SMS and data abroad at no extra cost. Spain and New Zealand will be added to the list of locations on 1st April 2015, which already includes sixteen countries, with the USA probably being the big money saver for both consumers and business users. With millions...

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Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk! The Three Stooges BBM stickers now available

Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk! Three Stooges BBM stickers now available

Looking for some comedic relief? If so, you can now grab The Three Stooges BBM sticker pack from the BBM Shop for only $1.99. Best known for their numerous short subject films, still syndicated to television, The Three Stooges have made generations around the world laugh for over fifty years. You can get a better look at the pack below or hit this link in your browser to jump right to the...

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Increase your productivity with Work Wide for the BlackBerry Passport

With Work Wide having recently rolled out a pretty massive update that brought support for more devices, new styling, full-screen mode and more, the latest update that is available in BlackBerry World and appearing as an update right now may seem rather tame in comparison. It's a simple bug fix release to address some issues BlackBerry OS 10.2+ and 10.3.1 saw within the app. Resolved bug in...

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iGrann Pro rolls out small update to correct Hub issues

iGrann Pro rolls out small update to correct Hub issues

If your preferred Instagram app on BlackBerry 10 is iGrann Pro, you'll want to fire up BlackBerry World and ensure you have the latest release installed. A new update is now appearing that aims to correct an issue some customers saw where clicking on Hub items didn't open up as they should. It's a small update no doubt but notably it also addresses some 'other minor fixes' as well, so best...

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NX 2015 Maserati Quattroporte GTS concept car!

Although BlackBerry CEO John Chen let the cat out of the bag a slight bit by telling everyone QNX would be showing off a connected Maserati decked out with the latest gear from the company and their technology partners, he stopped short of mentioning which model of Maserati we'd be seeing as the QNX 2015 technology concept car. We now know the Maserati Quattroporte GTS was chosen, so...

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LG selects QNX to provide solutions for next-gen automotive systems

LG selects QNX to provide solutions for next-gen automotive systems

In addition to all the other QNX announcements coming out of CES 2015, QNX has also announced that LG has chosen the company to provide them with software platforms for their next-generation automotive systems including the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment, the QNX Neutrino Operating System (OS), the QNX OS for Automotive Safety, the QNX Momentics Tool Suite, and finally QNX Acoustics for...

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QNX provides software platform for Volkswagen infotainment systems

NX provides software platform for Volkswagen infotainment systems

If you're shopping for a Touareg, Passat, Polo, Golf, or Golf GTI, you may be pleased to know the infotainment systems in those 2015 models will be powered by QNX. Announced today at CES 2015, the systems in those models will offer realtime traffic information, points-of-interest search, reverse camera display, voice control, Bluetooth connectivity, rich multimedia support, four-zone...

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QNX achieves new milestone in automotive market

QNX has now announced a new milestone for the subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited. It now has more than 50 percent market share with its software having now been deployed in the infotainment and telematics systems of more than 50 million vehicles, including brands such as Acura, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota, and...

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QNX helps automakers gear up for Integrated Driving Experiences at 2015 CES

With CES 2015 now up and running, QNX has pushed several announcements out surrounding what they have in store for CES, including showing off the new QNX technology concept car, based on a Maserati Quattroporte GTS. "From vision sensors to smartphones, the car is experiencing a massive influx of new technologies, and automakers must blend these in a way that is simple, helpful, and...

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