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Sprint reports a loss for Q4 2014, struggles amid competition and departing customers

Sprint shared its earnings report for the final quarter of 2014. The company continues to struggle with departing postpaid phone customers and dwindling funds. Sprint reported a loss of 201,000 postpaid customers, which is a substantial improvement on the 693,000 reported in 2014. Not all is bleak for the company when covering all parts of the business, with the prepaid customer count...

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BlackBerry Slider render and concept roundup

BlackBerry Slider render and concept roundup

The upcoming BlackBerry slider device has been one of the most discussed and anticipated BlackBerry devices since the BlackBerry Passport. Although it was announced during Mobile World Congress, there's still not a lot of solid information about the device that is known. Sure, there's a ton of rumors and speculation but the fact remains, BlackBerry has offered very little by way of official...

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Phone Finder

Although every BlackBerry 10 smartphone comes loaded with BlackBerry Protect, which is designed to help find your lost BlackBerry smartphone and keep the information on it safe & secure, there's nothing wrong with adding an additional layer of security to the mix as well. Built on the foundation of the previously released Where's My Phone app, Nemory Studios has now released Phone Finder to...

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BlackBerry and Carphone Warehouse team up for '5-Stars' Passport campaign

If you were to ask just about any BlackBerry Passport owner whether or not they love their device, the chances are insanely high they'll say they do and likely give you an amazing demo of its capabilities. Actual user reviews for the device have been fantastic across the board, but this weekend, BlackBerry, and Carphone Warehouse are teaming up in the UK for what they're calling the '5-Stars'...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.2744 update files now available for download

BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.2744 update files now available for download

Familiar with OS leaks and don't mind updating your device through autoloaders and such? If that describes you, you can now download the BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.2744 update files for most BlackBerry 10 smartphones. This OS was certified for the BlackBerry Classic a while ago, so folks have been waiting for it to appear and while there is no autoloaders built as of yet, the debrick, core OS and...

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BlackBerry's Spring device sale extended until May 8th

BlackBerry's Spring device sale extended until May 8th

On April 18th, BlackBerry kicked off a sale where customers could get up-to 40% off of select BlackBerry 10 smartphones and while that sale was set to close on May 5th, BlackBerry has now announced it will continue running up until May 8th, allowing for more customers to get in on the savings across US, Canada, the UK, France and Germany. What's on sale? Well, have a look at some of the offers...

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BlackBerry Leap rumored to launch in India on May 7th

BlackBerry Leap

When BlackBerry announced they had expanded the BlackBerry Leap availability to France, Germany, UK and the United States, one stop that was listed under the 'coming soon' section was India and if a new report coming from The Indian Express is correct, we should see the BlackBerry Leap arrive there on May 7th, 2015 with pricing coming in at under Rs 20,000. As India was one of the markets...

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AT&T acquires Nextel Mexico for $1.875 billion

AT&T

AT&T announced today that it has acquired Nextel Mexico for $1.875 billion. AT&T first announced its plans to acquire Nextel Mexico earlier this year and the acquisition is official as of today. This acquisition marks AT&T's second purchase of a Mexico-based wireless carrier after it acquired lusacell for $2.5 billion. In today's announcement, AT&T says it has plans to...

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Sprint teams up with Boingo to provide free Wifi to customers at airports across the U.S.

Sprint announced a new partnership today that will allow its customers to automatically connect to Boingo Wi-Fi networks at 35 major airports across the U.S.. Sprint says that users within range of a Boingo hotspot will now be able to automatically connect to the Wi-Fi network at no additional charge. From Sprint: Sprint devices within proximity of a Boingo hotspot can automatically...

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BlackBerry lowers BBM Custom PIN pricing for a limited time!

BlackBerry lowers BBM Custom PIN pricing for a limited time!

To go along with their device sale, BlackBerry is also offering a bit of a sale through their BBM Shop as well wherein you can grab a custom BBM PIN of your own for only 99 cents. Although some may have taken advantage of this offer earlier as it seemingly appeared early accidentally, BlackBerry has now made it official and is even offering those who paid $1.99 for a custom PIN to update their...

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John Chen to speak at Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce luncheon

If you live near the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo region, you might interested to know the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce is hosting a special luncheon with BlackBerry CEO, John Chen on May 5th, 2015 at Bingemans – Marshall Hall. The event promises an in-depth Q & A with Chamber of Commerce CEO, Ian McLean, that will cover BlackBerry's turnaround strategy and the company's ongoing...

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Caprecom chooses BlackBerry's Cross-Platform BES12 solution

Caprecom chooses BlackBerry's Cross-Platform BES12 solution

BlackBerry has scored another win for their Cross-Platform BES12 solution with the announcement today that Caprecom, one of the most important Colombian companies in the health services insurance sector and pension fund management, has chosen to upgrade to BES12. "BlackBerry has always been at the forefront of security and productivity. By choosing BES12 as our Enterprise Mobility...

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BlackBerry offering new loyalty program for customers in India

BlackBerry offering new loyalty program for customers in India

For BlackBerry customers living in India and thinking of upgrading to a new BlackBerry 10 smartphone, BlackBerry is now offering a new loyalty program in collaboration with Infibeam wherein you can get up-to Rs. 10,000 off the purchase of a BlackBerry Passport, or BlackBerry Classic, or BlackBerry Z3 and finally a BlackBerry Z30. "The uptake of our BlackBerry 10 smartphones among Indian...

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BlackBerry wins Corporate Branding Campaign of the Year at PRWeek Global Awards

Congratulations are in order for BlackBerry who after being announced as a finalist for the PRWeek Global Awards in the Corporate Branding category earlier this year, were announced as the winners at ceremonies held at London's Park Lane Hotel on April 28th. The PRWeek Global Awards honor 'the transformative work that crosses borders, building brands and trust, enabling the growth of...

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BlackBerry opening more slots for OS 10.3.2 beta testing

Have you got the BlackBerry Beta Zone app installed on your device? If so, you'll want to fire it up and see if you have a new survey available from BlackBerry. As reported in the CrackBerry Forums by multiple users now, BlackBerry has sent out invites for a new survey asking potential BlackBerry OS 10.3.2 beta testers to sign up. Although the survey is no guarantee you'll be invited once...

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Watch the replay of the 'Health Care in the Digital Age' panel with John Chen

Although it might seem, from the coverage in the media, that John Chen held a sort of briefing of his own for BlackBerry on Monday, he was attending to the Milken Institute Global Conference to partake in a panel discussing Health Care in the Digital Age. That panel took place Monday and as expected, has now been uploaded to the Milken Institute's YouTube page for everyone to watch. Health...

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BlackBerry CEO John Chen discusses company strategy and new product launches

While speaking with CNBC at the Milken Institute's Global Conference, BlackBerry CEO John Chen teased the possibilities of a new app strategy for BlackBerry, but aside from that interview, he also settled in for a chat with Bloomberg where he discussed the revenue outlook for BlackBerry, the launch of new products and BlackBerry's hardware business. Although much of the interview was Chen...

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John Chen teases 'something brewing' in terms of new app strategy

John Chen teases 'something brewing'

In an interview with CNBC, John Chen hinted that BlackBerry may have another strategy up its sleeve when it comes to the future of apps on its platform. During the interview Chen says "I am not at liberty to say what we are doing beyond the Amazon apps, but we are working hard at it." Exactly what the plans could entail, or when we could see any changes come are unknown, but it is good to see...

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