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BlackBerry QNX unveils innovation centre for connected and autonomous vehicles

*/ /*-->*/ Although we had a bit of a heads up on the announcement earlier, BlackBerry QNX has now officially unveiled the BlackBerry QNX Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre (AVIC). As part of the BlackBerry QNX facility in Ottawa, Ontario, folks working at the centre will be tasked with working on connected and self-driving cars by developing production-ready software both...

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BlackBerry has no plans to move BBM servers to Indonesia

Back in June, BlackBerry announced a new partnership with Indonesia-based Emtek to help expand the consumer BBM business. Since then, several inaccurate articles have come out about who now owns BBM and most recently, several outlets published articles noting that BlackBerry would be moving BBM server(s) to Indonesia. Looking to clear the air surrounding that information, BlackBerry COO Marty...

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BlackBerry gearing up to open autonomous driving research center

According to a new report coming from Reuters, BlackBerry has plans to open a new autonomous driving research center on Monday. The information comes hot on the heels of BlackBerry and Ford signing an agreement for expanded use of BlackBerry's QNX and security software as well as BlackBerry, the University of Waterloo and Erwin Hymer Group being approved by the Ontario Government to test their...

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Expect to hear more from TCL and BlackBerry at CES 2017

*/ /*-->*/ Although the announcement of BlackBerry and TCL's smartphone software and brand licensing deal is still fresh and there is a lot to be explored there, one thing seems for certain, and that's that we should expect to hear more at CES 2017. Steve Cistulli, President, and GM of TCL Communication in North America was excited to share the news as it crossed the wire and if...

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BB Merah Putih is already preparing a BlackBerry-branded device in Indonesia

When BlackBerry announced their device software licensing agreement with joint venture PT BB Merah Putih, they never mentioned how long it would take before we would start seeing any devices appear but according to records added to Indonesia's e-Certification database POSTEL, we might not be waiting all that long at all. A new device labeled as 'BlackBerry - BBC100-1' was recently updated...

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BBM releases Dewa Ping Pong with BBM in Indonesia

Continuing their roll out of regional games, BBM has now released another for the Indonesian market. The latest is called Dewa Ping Pong with BBM and it is an easy free-to-play, rhythmic and strategic game. Nothing much to do during this holiday season? Embark on an exciting real-time match with your friends! Download from Google Play and have a smashing good time! Using simple touch...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.3.2163 autoloader files now available

BlackBerry OS 10.3.3.2163 autoloader files now available

Although there are still BlackBerry devices out there that have yet to receive any sort of BlackBerry OS 10.3.3 update despite it being officially available, another build is already starting to roll out. This time around, OS 10.3.3.2163 has been made available both officially on factory unlocked devices and through the autoloader files available from BlackBerry servers. The build date for...

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BlackBerry and TCL sign smartphone software and brand licensing deal

BlackBerry and TCL sign smartphone software and brand licensing deal

BlackBerry and TCL have now officially announced they have entered a long-term licensing agreement wherein BlackBerry will license its security software and service suite, as well as related brand assets to TCL Communication who will design, manufacture, sell and provide customer support for BlackBerry-branded mobile devices. Additionally, TCL will manage all sales and distribution and serve as...

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Grab a BlackBerry DTEK50 from B&H Photo for only $230

Grab a BlackBerry DTEK50 from B&H Photo for only $230

If you missed out on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals but are still looking to get a DTEK50 for a great price, you might want to consider B&H Photo. Right now, they're offering factory unlocked versions of the Android-powered BlackBerry DTEK50 for only $230 with free expedited shipping. For comparison sake, ShopBlackBerry still have the DTEK50 priced at $299.00 while the lowest...

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Amazon Prime Video now available in more than 200 countries

Amazon Prime Video now available in more than 200 countries

Amazon today announced that Amazon Prime Video is now available to customers in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. Amazon Prime members in Belgium, Canada, France, India, Italy and Spain can start watching today at no additional cost to their Prime membership. Customers in the other new Prime Video territories can sign up at an introductory price of $2.99 (or €2.99) per...

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How durable is the DTEK50? JerryRigEverything puts one to the test

For a lot of folks, the durability of their smartphone is pretty high of their hierarchy of needs and when it comes to testing such things, the JerryRigEverything channel on YouTube has you covered. Previously, Zack who runs the channel put the BlackBerry Priv through its paces and now he's back with BlackBerry's lower cost DTEK device, the DTEK50, to put it to the test. Overall, the...

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Five things you need to know about the new BlackBerry

With BlackBerry's announcement of their new comprehensive mobile-security platform for the Enterprise of Things, BlackBerry Secure, we're really starting to see where BlackBerry is headed with their software pivot. Despite their well laid out and shared plans, though, there's still plenty of misunderstanding and misconception about what exactly BlackBerry is doing and where they're headed as a...

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Softgames brings their HTML5 instant games to BBM

Softgames brings their HTML5 instant games to BBM in beta

With BBM Games taking off in Indonesia, it was only a matter of time before we saw a similar launch elsewhere across BBM and now if you live in North America, you can head to the Discover tab in BBM and find a new games icon. Launched in beta form, the games are powered by HTML5 game provider Softgames, and there are currently around 20 to choose from, which are all free to play. Once loaded...

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BlackBerry Beta Zone now rolling out December beta for AT&T Priv

Just a little bit of a heads up for those of you out there who own an AT&T branded Priv and are taking part in the BlackBerry Beta Zone OS updates. BlackBerry has begun rolling out build AAI020 to those devices. Unlike the AAH667 build that went out earlier, this release contains the December security patch updates. Keep in mind; this is just for AT&T branded devices. Other Priv...

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BlackBerry pushes latest build of Hub+ Services out to Google Play

BlackBerry pushes latest build of Hub+ Services out to Google Play

Although BlackBerry updated their whole suite of Android apps a few days ago, a new build of BlackBerry Hub+ Services has now started to roll out through Google Play. This time it's hard to say what has been changed in the release due to the fact the changelog notes the same 'bug fixes and performance improvements' it has for the past three or four releases. But with that in mind, there have...

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BlackBerry announces new comprehensive mobile-security platform for the Enterprise of Things

In a new announcement coming from Waterloo, BlackBerry has now unveiled their new comprehensive platform for the Enterprise of Things. Known as BlackBerry Secure, the platform is designed to be 'the foundation that enables the company to move to software' while addressing the entire enterprise from end-point to end-point. Plus, it marks the completion of the integration of BlackBerry's prior...

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Digital Offers: Brain.fm lifetime subscription can be yours for just $39!

Life is busy and relaxing can be hard. Avoiding distractions isn't easy, they are literally everywhere. Whether you need to avoid them to get some studying done or need help getting yourself to sleep, it can be a struggle to get it done. There are a number of different programs and options out there to tune out these distractions, but unfortunately they aren't all cheap. Luckily, Brain.fm is a...

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BBM partners with Reservasi to launch BBM Travel in Indonesia

BBM partners with Reservasi to launch BBM Travel in Indonesia

Following up on the launch of BBM Shopping, BBM has now also announced that they have partnered with Reservasi to launch BBM Travel in Indonesia. As part of the new offering, Indonesians will be able to purchase airline tickets, book hotels, have access to special deals and even pay for it all right within BBM. With BBM Travel, Indonesians can now easily book their accommodation, purchase...

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Although BlackBerry OS 10.3.3 has been rolling out for a few days now, BlackBerry has officially announced BlackBerry 10.3.3 for Government Release, targeted at users in government and other highly-regulated industries. As highlighted in the announcement post by Ralph Pini, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager for Devices at BlackBerry, this release adds to BlackBerry's security...

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BlackBerry rolling out December beta updates for DTEK50 and DTEK60

BlackBerry rolling out December beta updates for DTEK50 and DTEK60

Are you taking part in the beta builds for DTEK50 and DTEK60? If so, you'll want to go ahead and check for updates as BlackBerry has now pushed out the December beta builds for both devices. Build AAH990 is available now for all beta DTEK50 devices. Build AAI039 is available now for all beta DTEK60 devices. Additionally, BlackBerry has also issued their December security bulletin with a list...

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