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The new F1 W06 Hybrid Silver Arrow

The BlackBerry sponsored MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team ended the 2014 season on top with 16 wins, 18 pole positions, 12 fastest laps and 31 podium finishes throughout the 2014 season between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg plus, eleven one-two wins in a single season which, broke the previous record put in place by McLaren in 1988. Lewis Hamilton won the first ever Formula 1 Russian...

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Major carriers partner to bring LTE to Chicago's subways

Major carriers partner to bring LTE to Chicago's subways

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced that the city has reached a deal with Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile to bring 4G LTE from all four carriers to the Chicago Transit Authority's subway system. The network, which will replace the decade-old system currently in Chicago's subways, will provide continuous coverage for 22 miles. Mayor Emanuel expressed his hope that this upgrade...

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New BBM beta for BlackBerry offers landscape support, multiple picture transfer from the pictures app

Although this is a limited beta and not available to everyone right now, after many folks were upset that BBM on iOS got landscape support, I figured it was worth a mention that BlackBerry users haven't been forgotten and it looks as though landscape support could be coming soon, assuming all goes well with the beta. Landscape Mode – Looking for landscape support in the BBM application? Look...

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BlackBerry Classic officially launched in the Philippines

BlackBerry Classic officially launched in the Philippines

With Australia now taken care of, it was onto the next region for the BlackBerry Classic and this time it has now been officially announced for the Philippines although you'll still have to wait a few days before you can purchase one. Teaming up with MemoXpress, BlackBerry has now announced the BlackBerry Classic will go on sale in the Philippines starting February 5th, 2015 with a suggested...

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FTC rules that throttled unlimited data doesn't qualify as 'unlimited'

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In a ruling that's resulted in a $40 million fine, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's smacking down TracFone's speed throttling of customers that were paying for unlimited data service. The case in question only applies to TracFone, but it helps to reinforce a precedent that could apply to even the larger carriers in the United States. While AT&T and Verizon don't offer unlimited data...

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AT&T reports Q4 2014 results, 1.9 million net adds, $34.4 billion in revenue

AT&T reports Q4 2014 results, 1.9 million net adds, $34.4 billion in revenue

AT&T has reported its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2014 today. Overall, the carrier brought in revenue of $132.4 billion on the year, with $34.4 billion in the fourth quarter alone — up 3.8 percent over the same quarter a year ago. Additionally, the company reported that, after compensating for a 77 cent per share loss because of various charges, earnings per share were up to 55...

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Some BlackBerry Classic owners on Rogers receiving OS 10.3.1.2072

While a lot of folks are sitting around waiting to see if the rumors of a January 27th roll out of BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 is going to happen on a grand scale (it's not), it seems at least something is happening. Earlier it was noticed that the previously leaked OS 10.3.1.2072 (SW 10.3.1.1450) was appearing on BlackBerry servers and now, it has seemingly been pushed out in some official capacity...

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'BADASS' surveillance program let British, Canadian governments spy on smartphones

More information about government surveillance has come to light, and it seems that the British and Canadian governments apparently used special software filters to acquire sensitive smartphone user data from the servers of a number of advertising and analytics companies. The program, called BADASS, gathered unencrypted data sent to the companies from mobile devices, including BlackBerry,...

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Heroes Of The Valiant Universe BBM sticker pack now available

Heroes Of The Valiant Universe BBM sticker pack now available

A little bit of nerdery for comic book fans. Back in 1989, former Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter founded a company called Voyager Communications. Through Voyager Communications, Valiant Comics was started and thus was the beginning of The Valiant Universe. Eventually in 1999, Valiant Comics was discontinued after being bought out by video game company Acclaim but they shut down in 2007....

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Do you REALLY want a Limited Edition Gold and Black BlackBerry Passport?

If so, eBay is likely your best chance of getting one and right now, you can scoop up number 45 out of the 50 produced. That is if you have around $4,000 to spend on it, nearly $5,000 if you're Canadian. Yes, that's the asking price for this Limited Edition Gold and Black BlackBerry Passport but it looks like it comes with a few other goodies as well. You know, to really sell you on it....

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BlackBerry Classic now available in Australia from Telstra

BlackBerry Classic now available from Telstra

Launching today in Australia, the BlackBerry Classic is now available for purchase through Telstra in a wide array of pricing options ranging from $63 AUD to $130 AUD on Telstra S, M, L, XL plans. If you do not want to sign up for a plan, the outright purchase cost is set at $504 AUD but you'll need to check with retailers as the Classic might not be available for purchase across all Telstra...

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AT&T to acquire Nextel Mexico for $1.875 billion

AT&T Nextel Mexico

AT&T plans to acquire Nextel Mexico for $1.875 billion in an effort to create a massive North American Mobile Service area that will be able to offer wireless access to 400 million people. The news comes a few months after AT&T announced plans to buy another Mexico-based wireless carrier, Iusacell, for $2.5 billion. Nextel Mexico has three million customers and its network covers 76...

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Amazon Prime annual membership discounted to $72 for one day only

Amazon Prime

If you're looking to become an Amazon Prime member, now is the time to do it as the retailer is offering the annual membership for just $72, down from its usual price of $99. In addition to the discount on the membership, Amazon is streaming all ten episodes of its original series Transparent for free to non-Prime members on January 24. The discount is in celebration of Amazon's strong...

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Limited Edition Black & Gold BlackBerry Passport

When BlackBerry announced the black and gold BlackBerry Passport, there were only 50 available, truly making it a limited edition device. Those 50 were snatched up pretty quickly and shipped out just as fast as they've now started arriving at buyers' doors. Folks in the forums have been asking for unboxings, as well as photos, and one CrackBerry reader has obliged though they wish to stay...

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Valentine's Day sticker packs now available in the BBM Shop

Valentine's Day BBM sticker packs now available in the BBM Shop

It's not yet February, but retailers have already begun gearing up for Valentine's Day so it seems fitting the BBM Shop would be ahead of the game as well. Two new Valentine's Day specific BBM packs have arrived and are available for $1.99 each. First up is the aptly named Valentine's Day pack that features all the standard lovey stuff you can handle including teddy bears, hearts, flowers,...

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Sprint, come join us. Please.

Sprint's taking the fight straight to T-Mobile and is offering customers of the Un-carrier a guaranteed minimum trade-in credit of $200 for their current working T-Mobile smartphone. That's in addition to the current contract buy-out offer (though T-Mobile ditched traditional contracts nearly two years ago) or up to $350 in credit to pay for their new Sprint phone. The offer's good through...

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BlackBerry Passport part of Amazon India Lightning Deals

If you live in India and are looking to grab a good deal on a BlackBerry Passport, Amazon has now placed the device on their site as part of their Lightning Deals. The listing drops pricing on the BlackBerry to Rs. 41,830.00 which is a savings of Rs. 8,160.00 (16%) but it's only good for the next seven hours at the time of this posting with 44% claimed thus far. If you want in on the deal, you...

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Three UK reportedly confirmed to be purchasing O2 for £10 billion

Three UK reportedly confirmed to be purchasing O2 for £10 billion

It was reported a few days ago that Three UK was looking to purchase O2 from Telefonica, and now the deal has reportedly been confirmed at a price of 10 billion pounds (roughly 15 billion US dollars) and is expected to be finalized Friday morning. The report comes from The Financial Times, which says: The deal to merge O2, Britain's second-biggest mobile operator, with Hutchison Whampoa'...

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BBM beta for iOS updated to v2.7.0.20

BBM beta for iOS updated to v2.7.0.20

Are you among the many beta testers for BBM on iOS? If so, you'll want to check Test Flight for the latest release. A new update has arrived as v2.7.0.20 and it has a few things for everyone to test out. Some of them are new, some of them apparently may have been reworked and just need more testing. You can have a look at the noted changes thanks to change log from BlackBerry. What to Test...

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Do you own a BlackBerry Passport? Tell us why you love it!

Do you own a BlackBerry Passport? Tell us why you love it!

Since the release of the BlackBerry Passport, we've heard plenty of testimonials as to why people love their BlackBerry Passport. On Amazon, in forum posts, in device reviews and more. BlackBerry has now put together a video sharing some of what people are saying about their BlackBerry Passport and why they love it. Rather than just sharing the video though, we figured there's no better time...

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