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Sprint announces faster LTE Plus network, launching today in 77 markets

Sprint announces faster LTE Plus network, launching today in 77 markets

Sprint has announced the rollout of its LTE Plus network, available now in 77 of the carrier's markets. Built using LTE Advanced technologies like carrier aggregation and beamforming, Sprint's LTE Plus is meant to deliver faster speeds and more consistent service. Sprint LTE Plus is built off of two key technologies, carrier aggregation and beamforming. Carrier aggregation allows Sprint to...

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Sprint's latest promotion will save you 50 percent on your existing Verizon, T-Mobile or AT&T bill when you switch

Sprint is back at it again with a new offer to try and entice customers to switch to its network, and this time the carrier is claiming customers who switch can save 50 percent on their bills. If you are an AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile customer, Sprint is saying that you can save big when switching, though this is only good on most plans, not all. The new promotion is a way of celebrating...

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BlackBerry giving away 40 Privs to Good Morning America fans

BlackBerry helps Good Morning America celebrate 40th Anniversary by giving away 40 Privs

ABC's Good Morning America is celebrating its 40th year on the air and to help out with the celebrations, BlackBerry is giving away 40 brand new Privs to Good Morning America fans on Wednesday morning in front of their live audience at its Times Square studio at Broadway and 44th Street in New York City. The giveaway will be part of their "40 for 40" program where Good Morning America will...

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John Chen named as one of Canada's top 50 most powerful business people

John Chen

Current BlackBerry CEO John Chen has been named as one of the most powerful business people in Canada. Chen came in at number 27 on the list of the top 50 business folks in Canada, according to the Canadian Business website. The site says of Chen: The smartphone company is not the titan it once was, but it serves as an emblem of how groundbreaking Canadian firms can be. John Chen is...

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Fan renders offer another take on the BlackBerry Vienna

Fan renders offer another take on the BlackBerry Vienna

Although it's seemingly still early days for the BlackBerry Vienna, there are already plenty of people excited about the still unofficial device. Shortly after we posted up the first pics of the Vienna, we opened up the forums as well and they've been busy with people looking for more info, discussing possible specs and more. Like many other devices in the past that have appeared before an...

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John Chen talks Priv's role in BlackBerry's future success in new interview

John Chen talks Priv's role in BlackBerry's future success in new interview

In a new interview with CNBC, BlackBerry CEO John Chen commented a bit on the Priv, how BlackBerry is doing, and the Priv's temporary exclusivity with AT&T in the US. Kicking things off, Chen says that, while BlackBerry currently has some high fixed costs to contend with, it is currently doing reasonably well and he sees the company returning to profitability in 2016. To get the ball...

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Using Box on your BlackBerry Priv and can't sign in? Box is working on a fix

Have you picked up a new BlackBerry Priv but can't get Box to log in? You're not alone. As many folks have reported in the CrackBerry Forums and on the Box support forums, logging into Box while using a Priv produces an error message and will not allow you to fully access your files. Sure, it's a bit of a bummer but here's the good news. Box is already aware of the issue and is working on a...

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Get started with Sonos with this Play:1 two-room kit for $349 at Amazon

Grab a Sonos Play:1 2-room starter set for $349

Sonos has brought back its 2-room Starter Kit, which saves you $50 on the purchase of two Play:1 speakers. The kit, which is priced at $349, is perfect for anyone. Whether you are looking to get started with Sonos in your home, or are looking to add a few more speakers to an existing set-up, you can save some money on doing so. You can grab the Play:1 in either white or black, depending on...

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BlackBerry named one of Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators

BlackBerry named one of Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators

Thomson Reuters has placed BlackBerry on its list of 2015 Top Global Innovators. The list awards companies for economic growth and success, with the companies on this list seen by Reuters as innovators in various fields. From BlackBerry: According to the report, The 2015 Top Global Innovators: Generated more than 429 trillion (in local currency) in revenue, and Invested more than...

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Save up to 60% on select PNY memory cards and power banks at Amazon

PNY microSD card

Amazon is currently hosting a deal that saves you up to 60% on select PNY products. Included in this deal is incredible savings on microSD cards, USB flash drives, full sized SD cards, and even portable power banks to keep you charged on the go. Here are some of the deals: microSD cards: 32GB Turbo Performance PNY microSD - $9.99 64GB Turbo Performance PNY microSD - $18.99 128GB Turbo...

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BlackBerry is 'on a comeback' according to T-Mobile CEO John Legere

T-Mobile CEO says BlackBerry is 'on a comeback'

In a recent interview with CNET, T-Mobile CEO John Legere stated that he believes that BlackBerry is 'on a comeback' when asked his thoughts on the company. The spat between BlackBerry and T-Mobile was resolved when the John Chen and Legere made up, and T-Mobile began to sell the BlackBerry Classic to its customers. While T-Mobile has not yet announced that it would offer the recently-released...

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Amazon Prime

Amazon has a pretty sweet deal for the UK this week. Starting yesterday, the online retailer is selling Prime membership for just £59, a full savings of £20. This membership not only offers free next-day delivery on select items, but also access to a variety of additional services. If you're still on the hunt for presents and gifts for this holiday season, you may want to check out this deal...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: iPad Pro on the scene

Mobile Nations Weekly: iPad Pro on the scene

Really big news this week: the iPad Pro is here and, well, it's really big. We're hitting that point in the year where we're running up against the holidays, which means manufacturers are running out of time to get their latest wares out. So we're looking at the last launches of the season: the Apple iPad Pro this week and the Microsoft Lumia 950 next week. Oh, and TAG Heuer launched a new...

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Skype offering free calls to France following violence in Paris

Skype offering free calls to France following violence in Paris

In addition to cellular carriers waiving fees for international calls, Skype has announced that it will be making calls to landlines and mobile phones in France free for a few days. This move follows attacks that took place in Paris on Friday night. From Skype: In light of the devastating events that have taken place in Paris, we want to help people stay in touch with friends, family and...

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Sprint, Verizon offer free calls to France following attacks in Paris

Sprint, Verizon offer free calls to France following attacks in Paris

Following Friday's attacks in Paris, both Sprint and Verizon are helping customers stay in touch with friends and family in France, in many cases waiving their fees for SMS and international calls placed to France. Sprint is waiving its international long distance, roaming, and SMS charges until a later date, at this time still undetermined. This waiver applies to all Sprint, Boost, and...

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BlackBerry has released a big update for its Enterprise Software Platform, which adds support for the recently-released Windows 10, secure calling and text messaging and more. The changes, which are available across various platforms, build upon BlackBerry's leadership in enterprise management, and bring even more security to users. Some of the big changes include: Comprehensive multi-OS EMM...

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Amazon can now deliver groceries in the UK

Amazon

Amazon has announced the launch of Pantry, the online retailer's grocery delivery service in the UK. Competing against supermarkets and not contempt with just rolling out similar service trials in the UK alone, Amazon will now be able to deliver everyday essentials straight to your door. Exclusive to Prime members, Amazon Pantry offers low prices on more than 4,000 essentials, including food...

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WhatsApp

Although the BlackBerry Beta Zone has been a little wonky the past few days, that hasn't stopped WhatsApp from uploading a new beta release. This time around the change log isn't exactly huge, but it offers some improvements that will need to be tested before fully being rolled out. Updated set of emoji and emoji picker categories (Note: Not all new emoji are currently supported on all...

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BlackBerry Priv pre-order shipments experiencing delays due to high demand

BlackBerry Priv pre-order shipments experiencing delays due to high demand

Customers who pre-ordered the BlackBerry Priv may need to wait a bit longer before they receive their orders. BlackBerry is informing customers that due to high demand for the Priv, there have been shipping delays for some pre-orders. However, the company hopes to have all remaining pre-orders shipped by November 24. BlackBerry sent out the following email: This is a follow-up to the...

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