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BlackBerry files patent infringement lawsuit against Avaya in Texas

BlackBerry files patent infringement lawsuit against Avaya in Texas

Looking to protect their patent assets, BlackBerry has initiated a patent infringement lawsuit against Avaya in Texas. In the suit, BlackBerry alleges that Avaya Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara has infringed eight of its US patents pertaining to various mobile communications technologies. The exact patents in question are 9143801, 8964849, 8116739, 8886212, 8688439, 7440561, 8554218 and...

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Google Apps' new Android notifications for device activations are better than emails

Google Apps is rolling out a new feature to Android accounts that sends direct notifications to users when a new device is activated. This additional security feature has been found to be more effective than sending out emails. In a blog post, Google stated that when a new device is activated on an Android Google Apps account, that person will now see a notification pop up on any device they...

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BlackBerry now rolling out August 5 Android security patch for Priv

BlackBerry now rolling out August 5 Android security patch for Priv

What began in beta last week, has now gone official. BlackBerry Priv owners who purchased their phones from ShopBlackBerry, Amazon or have devices that are otherwise factory unlocked can now download the August 5 Android security update. Be sure to check out all of the details in BlackBerry's Knowledge Base post and check your phone for the update. If you aren't already seeing the update,...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Anniversary Update

Mobile Nations Weekly: Anniversary Update

BlackBerry's newest phone is a new approach and Microsoft ramps up for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Microsoft is updating in a big way — the week past brought a huge update for the Xbox One and the week ahead will be bringing the huge Windows 10 Anniversary Update to PCs. The Xbox update brings the console's feature set even closer to that of core Windows, including the addition of...

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BlackBerry rolls out their latest Priv Marshmallow beta through Beta Zone

A little something for Priv owners as we head into the weekend. As noted on the BlackBerry Beta Zone, a new Android Marshmallow build is available to Priv owners who have signed up for the beta releases. Howdy! It's Friday, and we have a new beta update! Build AAF960 is published and available now for all PRIVs on the program, except for AT&T and Verizon devices. It includes lots...

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Apple has reportedly hired BlackBerry's ex-QNX chief to work on car project

Apple has reportedly hired Dan Dodge, formerly of BlackBerry-owned QNX, to work on Project Titan, the company's electric car project. As you may recall, Dan Dodge resigned from the BlackBerry subsidiary in December of 2015 stating "My decision to leave was my own," at the time. "I threw my own party, invited everybody from QNX that I've known over the last 35 years and we had a grand time"....

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BBM for BlackBerry 10 and Android updated with new features and enhancements

After spending some time in beta, BlackBerry has now rolled out the latest BBM updates for BlackBerry 10 and Android. This time around, there is plenty of new features and enhancements including upgraded group chat, the ability to share longer videos, iOS and Android users can now make video calls for free directly from BBM and much, much more! Have a look at the full list of notable changes...

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Watch the BlackBerry DTEK50 Facebook Live Q&A replay

Watch the BlackBerry DTEK50 Facebook Live Q&A replay

BlackBerry's first Facebook Live Q&A event covering DTEK50 has now wrapped up but if you missed out on watching it live you can catch the replay. Eric Lai and BlackBerry's Global Head of Device Sales, Alex Thurber, fielded questions covering DTEK50, upcoming updates as well as the technical challenges of making a dual-boot Android/BlackBerry 10 phone. Plus, if you pay attention, you'll hear...

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Telus adds even more destinations to its Easy Roam offering

Telus adds even more destinations to its Easy Roam offering

Telus is looking to make it easier for customers to use their cell service while traveling abroad by adding even more countries to its Easy Roam options. In addition to the U.S., Telus says that customers traveling to England, China and more can now take advantage of its cheaper and less-confusing Easy Roam international roaming option. From Telus: Canadian travellers visiting our...

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Amazon launches its Dash grocery scanner in the UK to help you order stuff

Amazon Dash Scanner

Amazon has launched its Dash grocery scanner in the UK to help consumers quickly and conveniently add items to their basket for easy checkout by scanning barcodes. Once the items have been added, all that's required is to complete the checkout process on a PC or using one of the official Amazon mobile apps. As noted in Engadget's report, should two Amazon Fresh orders be completed before...

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DTEK50 now available for pre-order from Unlocked Mobiles and Clove in the UK

For those of you who live in the UK and might not want to pre-order your DTEK50 from ShopBlackBerry for whatever reason, two other UK retailers are now also taking pre-orders for BlackBerry's latest Android-powered smartphone. As noted on their respective sites, Unlocked Mobiles has the DTEK50 scheduled to ship from the week of Aug. 1, priced at £274.99 while, Clove Technology has an Aug. 5...

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ring your questions about DTEK50 to BlackBerry's first Facebook Live event

Do you have some questions about DTEK50 that simply can't be found elsewhere? If so, you might want to take part in BlackBerry's first Facebook Live event taking place on Thursday, July 28 where BlackBerry's Global Head of Device Sales, Alex Thurber will be taking on a Q&A session. Alex will answer your questions about DTEK's svelte design, its end user features such as its sharp 13...

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Watch the BlackBerry DTEK50 launch webcast

Watch the BlackBerry DTEK50 launch webcast

As you may have noticed, for the launch of the DTEK50, BlackBerry did have a webcast set up to introduce the device to the world, but it was not made public. Instead, BlackBerry opted to record the event and as such have now made it available for everyone to check out. This July 26, 2016, webcast from our headquarters in Waterloo, Canada was done with Alex Thurber, senior vice president...

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Will you be pre-ordering a BlackBerry DTEK50?

Will you be pre-ordering a BlackBerry DTEK50?

In a bit of a surprise as part of the BlackBerry DTEK50 announcement, BlackBerry let it be known the device is available for pre-order on ShopBlackBerry right now for those in the U.S., Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands and is expected to start shipping the week of August 8. With that in mind, we figured there's no time better than now to ask. Will you be pre-...

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Our BlackBerry DTEK50 forums are now open!

Our BlackBerry DTEK50 forums are now open!

Looking to discuss the BlackBerry DTEK50? Good news! We've now opened up our BlackBerry DTEK50 forums and you're all invited to come hang out. As it stands, there's already plenty of threads discussing BlackBerry's latest Android-powered smartphone and with pre-orders for the device open right now and shipping on August 8, the forums will continue to grow with plenty of questions, device help...

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BlackBerry DTEK50 specs

BlackBerry DTEK50 specs

Now that BlackBerry has officially announced their latest Android-powered device, better known as DTEK50, we've got the full run down of specs for you. For the DTEK50, BlackBerry decided to go with mid-range specs and an all-touch form factor as was rumored early on. Take a look at what powers the DTEK50 from BlackBerry. Category DTEK50 Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow Display...

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T-Mobile adds 16 more providers to Binge On, bringing the total to over 100

T-Mobile adds 16 more providers to Binge On, bringing the total to over 100

T-Mobile has announced the U.S. carrier is adding a further 16 providers to its Binge On program, which essentially enables subscribers to enjoy select services and streaming platforms without using up any data on their plan. The company boasts more than 100 services on this program, allowing customers to enjoy 765 million hours of video for free so far. Here's the full list of newly added...

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Verizon

Verzion has published the U.S. carrier's results for Q2 2016, noting total revenues of $30.5 billion for the quarter. The company also recently finalized its acquisition of Yahoo, which will sit comfortably alongside AOL. Operating income for Q2 was $4.6 billion and the carrier announced 615,000 new postpaid net additions. Verizon now has 113 million retail connections, up just over 3% from last...

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BlackBerry Neon / DTEK50 appears in new images

BlackBerry Neon / DTEK50 appears in new images

Fresh off the BlackBerry servers, where it appears as though someone slipped up and let a portion of the site go live for a short period of time, is a new image of BlackBerry's second Android-powered smartphone, more commonly known as 'Neon' or as FCC documents note it as, the DTEK50. To go along with the single image of the device, the specifications page also went live for a short period,...

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Amazon Prime finally makes its way to India, 60-day trial available

Amazon Prime India

Amazon has finally launched its Prime service in India. The service offers free (and unlimited) one-day and two-day delivery options across 100 cities in India, with no minimum order amount required for delivery. There's discounted same-day delivery options for Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and other cities as well. Prime also offers early access to Amazon's lightning deals, as well...

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