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Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence shares why he made the switch back to BlackBerry

Being a celebrity chef, writer and television host Tyler Florence is obviously a busy individual and to keep his life on track, he relies on BlackBerry, more specifically - a BlackBerry Passport. With his love for BlackBerry being no secret, in a new interview with the Inside BlackBerry blog, Florence has shared a little more insight into how BlackBerry helps him manage his busy schedule, all...

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Amazon has announced that its PickUp service has expanded to include more than 10,000 Post Offices across the UK, boosting the number of supported locations to over 16,000. Rather than relying on couriers, customers can opt for Royal Mail's Local Collect to have their packages delivered to a nearby location where they can conveniently pick up the order without hassle. All that's required is...

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BlackBerry Passport roll out continues with launch in the Philippines

BlackBerry Passport roll out continues with launch in the Philippines

For customers in the Philippines waiting to get their hands on the BlackBerry Passport, your wait is now over. Announced today at a media launch event being held in Manila, Cameron Vernest, Managing Director for Singapore and the Philippines at BlackBerry announced the BlackBerry Passport will soon be available through Smart and Globe with the suggested retail price of P35,790. So glad to be...

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Harajuku Lovers by Gwen Stefani BBM stickers now available

Harajuku Lovers by Gwen Stefani BBM stickers now available

Aside from being a singer, songwriter and actress, Gwen Stefani is also a fashion designer and in 2005 launched her own fashion and fragrance line called Harajuku Lovers. The designs pull from Stefani's admiration of Japanese street fashion and youth culture and the expansive product line now includes BBM stickers which have now arrived in the BBM Shop for $1.99. You can have a look at the full...

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BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.1154 autoloaders for BlackBerry 10 devices available

Another one for those of you out there who like to live on the edge. Autoloaders have now been created for BlackBerry OS 10.3.1.1154 for all BlackBerry 10 smartphones and are now available for download, if that's how you want to roll. In addition to the autoloaders being available, thanks to some community efforts there's also a blitz file being uploaded which allows for easier upgrades....

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Best Buy Canada now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Classic on Rogers and Virgin Mobile

With Rogers having already started their pre-orders for the BlackBerry Classic, big box retailer Best Buy Canada has joined in on the occasion as well. Best Buy Canada has added the BlackBerry Classic to their offerings and have now started taking in-store pre-orders for both Rogers and Virgin Mobile according to the holiday splash page that's now featured on their site. Sadly, that's where the...

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BlackBerry introduces new BlackBerry Passport Trade-Up Program aimed at iPhone users

The BlackBerry Passport is the hottest BlackBerry device going at the moment and aside from the deals already in place to pick one up, BlackBerry has now announced a new BlackBerry Passport Trade-Up Program aimed at iPhone users. BlackBerry is launching the BlackBerry Passport Trade-Up Program, aimed at iPhone users that want to convert to the new BlackBerry Passport. For a limited time,...

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Scotiabank app updated with My Mobile Wallet support for the BlackBerry Z30

Although it took longer than I'm sure most people were expecting, the Scotiabank Mobile Banking for BlackBerry 10 has now been updated to include support for the BlackBerry Z30. More specifically, it has been updated to include My Mobile Wallet NFC support that enables the ability to pay for small everyday purchases like coffee or gas at any participating retailer in Canada, the U.S. and...

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T-Mobile agrees to display correct speed test results for throttled customers

T-Mobile agrees to display correct speed test results for throttled customers

T-Mobile took a big step forward today in the realm of transparency over customer data allotments and throttling. A statement released by the FCC indicates that T-Mobile will begin providing a link to a speed test that will provide accurate results for users who have already been throttled for the month, rather than displaying potential network speeds as it currently does. In addition, the...

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BlackBerry Passport in red and white now available for pre-order in North America

BlackBerry Passport in red and white now available for pre-order in North America

BlackBerry is now allowing North American residents to pre-order both the red and white versions of the BlackBerry Passport starting today, with the red smartphone officially going on sale on "Black Friday" November 28. Both the red and white versions of the 4.5-inch smartphone are expected to start shipping on December 7th via the company's own website. The red BlackBerry Passport has a...

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BT in early talks to purchase O2 or EE

BT in early talks to purchase O2 or EE

According to reports, BT is in early talks with Telefonica to purchase O2, the same mobile operator it released back in 2001. Not only has BT set its sights on O2, but the UK's largest network EE has also been offered in a separate deal. BT has confirmed to Spanish press that Telefonica could end up with a 20 percent stake in the company, should a deal go through. The Telegraph notes that...

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MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team ends 2014 season on top!

Mercedes-Benz celebrates one-two victory in the Formula 1 drivers’ world championship

The 2014 Formula 1 season for the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One team has come to an end, and they're going out on an insanely high note. Between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, there were 16 wins, 18 pole positions, 12 fastest laps and 31 podium finishes throughout the 2014 season. On top of that, there was eleven one-two wins in a single season which, broke the previous record put in...

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BlackBerry unveils Black Friday deals and new device financing offers

BlackBerry unveils Black Friday deals and new financing offers

The holidays and Black Friday are quickly approaching and if you're looking to pick up either a BlackBerry Passport or BlackBerry Z30 for someone (or yourself), BlackBerry has just made it a whole lot easier by announcing new promotional deals on device pricing as well as new financing offers through PayPal Credit. New Way to Finance - For those of you still on the fence about purchasing...

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Here's another look at the red BlackBerry Passport

Here's another look at the red BlackBerry Passport

We already know BlackBerry is planning to place the red BlackBerry Passport up for sale in limited quantities come Black Friday, but it would seem as though the preparations for its release have already begun. As noted by Kyle27_ on Twitter, digging around the ShopBlackBerry site has now revealed renders of the device, this time around from all sides. Sadly, you'll still have to wait to place...

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Canadians can now pre-order the white BlackBerry Passport

Canadians can now preorder the white BlackBerry Passport

Have you been waiting for the white version of the BlackBerry Passport to arrive before picking one up? Well, if you live in Canada you can now pre-order the device with shipping expected to start as of December 7th, just in time for the holidays. As expected, the pricing for the white version remains the same as that of the piano black, so you'll be expected to hand over $699.00 for the...

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President Barack Obama can't leave home without his BlackBerry

President Obama retrieves his BlackBerry

Even for a normal person, leaving your BlackBerry at home is a pretty traumatic experience that results in panic and ultimately a return trip home but if you're President Barack Obama, that experience is even more intense. As he was heading to Las Vegas aboard Marine One, President Barack Obama realized he had forgot something in the White House and headed back inside, telling reporters 'I...

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Legally Blonde sticker pack arrives in the BBM Shop

Legally Blonde sticker pack arrives in the BBM Shop

It looks as though BlackBerry has decided to switch up the times in which they release new BBM sticker packs. Appearing now in the BBM Shop is an all new Legally Blonde bundle for $1.99, though don't go expecting stickers of Reese Witherspoon. Instead, the Legally Blonde pack features images that are closer to the novel caricatures of Elle Wood which, isn't a bad thing really. The pack is live...

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Google agrees to settle with BlackBerry-backed Rockstar

Google agrees to settle with BlackBerry-backed Rockstar

Patent-holding consortium Rockstar, which counts Apple, Microsoft, and BlackBerry among its members, has reached a settlement agreement with rival tech giant Google from a lawsuit originating last October. In its suit, Rockstar alleged that Google had infringed on seven search-related patents that it owned after winning a bid to acquire Nortel's intellectual property portfolio. Reuters...

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BlackBerry offers up a look at how shortcut keys will work on the BlackBerry Classic

Although I'm sure most CrackBerry readers are already aware, the BlackBerry Classic will see the return of some of the traditional BlackBerry shortcut keys plus bring the addition of the ability to create your own custom shortcuts. Following up on the first look at the hardware navigation keys on the BlackBerry Classic, Inside BlackBerry's Donny Halliwell has now shared a new video that shows...

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