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You can now grab a BlackBerry Priv from Rogers for $0 on contract

You can now grab a BlackBerry Priv from Rogers for $0 on contract

Although the BlackBerry Priv has been available for Rogers Enterprise customers for free on contract for a while now, the Canadian carrier has finally decided to move that pricing over to the consumer side of their services. At this point, there's no mention of whether or not it's for a limited time on the site itself, but if you've been holding off, waiting for the price to drop, and don't...

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BlackBerry software ready on day one for iOS 10

BlackBerry software ready on day one for iOS 10

Apple's iOS 10 officially becomes available today and to go along with that update, BlackBerry has announced their Good Secure EMM Suites and essential BlackBerry apps and software have been updated for iOS 10 and are available in the App Store. When paired with iOS 10, BlackBerry enhances Apple's security and enterprise readiness. We go beyond support for just MDM capabilities, enabling a...

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BlackBerry opens BlackBerry Hub+ Suite beta testing to all Android devices!

Now that BlackBerry has expanded their Hub+ Suite applications for Android, they have also opened up the beta testing process for those apps through the BlackBerry Beta Zone letting any device running Android 5.1 and up participate. To get started, you will need a BlackBerry Beta Zone account if you don't already have one, but from there you can visit this link to register for an invite to...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Seven squared

Mobile Nations Weekly: Seven squared

A new iPhone 7 and a Galaxy Note 7 walk into a bar and things get a little heated. It happens every year — Apple announces a new iPhone and the tech world comes to a halt. This year is was for the iPhone 7 — it's faster, more water resistant, and sporting better cameras than ever before. But it's also not radically different-looking than the previous iPhone and controversially has dropped the...

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How to check your keyboard stats on the BlackBerry Priv or DTEK50

How to check your keyboard stats on the BlackBerry Priv or DTEK50

As part of the September update for the BlackBerry Keyboard app on Android, BlackBerry introduced a new feature called Keyboard Stats. As the name implies, keyboard stats offers up detailed statistics about your BlackBerry keyboard usage such as characters typed, words predicted, emoji used, how many words were auto corrected and more. If you're interested in those details, here's how you can...

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Learn how BlackBerry enriches the iOS 10 experience for your organization

On September 13, Apple will be releasing iOS 10 to the masses and on September 15, BlackBerry will be hosting a webinar to cover a summary of the new features and to show how BlackBerry can enrich the iOS 10 experience for your organization. How will your business mobility strategy be impacted with the release of iOS 10? Attend this live webinar event for a summary on the new features in...

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BlackBerry announces they have completed their debt restructuring

BlackBerry announces they have completed their debt restructuring

As a follow-up to their earlier convertible debentures announcement on August 26, BlackBerry has now announced they have completed the redemption of all of its 6% unsecured convertible debentures. Additionally, BlackBerry also announced they have completed the previously announced private placement of USD$605,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 3.75% unsecured convertible debentures to...

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BlackBerry Device Search and Hub+ Services betas updated

BlackBerry Device Search and Hub+ Services betas updated

If you're among the many participating in the Android app betas through the BlackBerry Beta Zone, you'll want to go ahead and check the Google Play Store for some new updates. The beta releases of BlackBerry Device Search and Hub+ Services have both been updated. BlackBerry Device Search Support for BlackBerry Hub+ Subscriptions Now available on Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher devices as a...

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BlackBerry to return to Korean market with Priv launch on Sept. 20

BlackBerry to return to Korean market with Priv launch on Sept. 20

It has been three years since BlackBerry exited the Korean market but the company appears all set to make a return by announcing availability of the BlackBerry Priv there at a launch event taking place on September 20 according to a new report from ZDNet. BlackBerry will launch its first Android smartphone, BlackBerry Priv, in South Korea at a launch event on September 20. It will be its...

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BlackBerry now rolling out September Android security patch for Priv and DTEK50

As expected, thanks to the heads up from the beta releases, BlackBerry has now started rolling out the September Android security patch update for Priv and DTEK50 owners. Keep in mind, the updates start with ShopBlackBerry, Amazon and otherwise factory unlocked devices. If you purchased your device from a carrier, then you are reliant upon their update schedule. If you're looking for the...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Recalls, launches, and invites

Mobile Nations Weekly: Recalls, launches, and invites

A week of tech in Berlin, Apple sets the date for the iPhone 7 reveal, and Samsung's Note is maybe a little too hot. The last time a smartphone company was hit with news this damaging about a retail product was Apple's iPhone 4 "Antennagate", and at least that didn't include literally exploding phones. That's the position that Samsung is in with the Galaxy Note 7, which has been recalled...

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BlackBerry has now announced at IFA Berlin that its SecuTABLET is being used by government agencies in Germany to ensure its staff can work on the go without falling victim to espionage. BlackBerry's highly secure tablet, integrated with government-grade MAM technology, is based on the latest version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, and was approved by the German Federal Office for Information...

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BlackBerry technology enables 3 Hong Kong to offer 10 mobile numbers on one SIM

3 Hong Kong has now launched a new service called Numbers Master for iOS and Android smartphones based on technology from BlackBerry. According to the press release, Numbers Master is capable of loading up to ten mobile numbers on one SIM and users can make or receive calls anytime, anywhere via those ten numbers, allowing them to separate office and personal calls with the utmost ease....

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WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 updated with minor fixes

WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10

A small little bump in version numbers for those of you out there still using WhatsApp as a new update has now arrived in BlackBerry World. Miscellaneous fixes and updates are what are covered in the changelog but in reality, this is just an update for the previous version that was issued to BlackBerry World as it was set to expire in October. This new update basically means the app will...

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Latest BBM for Android update now available through Google Play

Latest BBM for Android update now available through Google Play

BlackBerry has been busy updating the Priv and DTEK Beta Zone OS builds and plenty of apps but they have certainly not forgotten about apps already on the Google Play Store either such as BBM. A new BBM build for Android has arrived and is now available for download. The changelog appears to be recycled from a previous build but takes a look in case you missed out on something the first time...

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BlackBerry DTEK50 now available from Rogers in Canada

Although they're coming in just a little later than some other Canadian carriers, not counting third-party sales at Costco, Rogers has now made the BlackBerry's second Android-powered smartphone, the DTEK50, available to their customers. As noted on the Rogers site, customers looking to pick up a new DTEK50 can do so starting at $0 on select 2-year plans, or if you're not down with contracts...

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BlackBerry rolls out their first DTEK50 Android beta through Beta Zone

Following the release of the latest Android beta update for some Priv owners, BlackBerry has now started to roll out their first Android beta for DTEK50 owners as well. Those who signed up for the BlackBerry Beta Zone and went through the process of enabling the debugging tokens should be seeing the update available. This update should, for most people, come in weighing around 435MB and just...

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Ahead of the general monthly security patch update, which should around September 6th, BlackBerry has now pushed out their latest beta release for Priv owners through the BlackBerry Beta Zone. Unfortunately, it's not for everyone but instead is specifically for those running AT&T, Canadian carrier, and AsiaPac devices. This release, when downloaded should appear as AAG202 - AT&T /...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Ludicrous zero-day nougat

Mobile Nations Weekly: Ludicrous zero-day nougat

Android goes to 7, Apple goes to the repair kit, and Tesla goes for maximum speed. Android 7.0 Nougat is finally here! … if you have a Nexus phone. If using a modern Nexus phone, it might be a while before you get the update — or never. But does that really matter? Apple found itself in sticky security waters following the disclosure and prompt patching of a trio of particularly nasty zero-...

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BlackBerry Announces Redemption of Existing Convertible Debentures and Issuance of New Convertible Debentures

Following the halting of BlackBerry stock for pending news, BlackBerry has now announced the redemption of existing Convertible Debentures and the issuance of new Convertible Debentures. Additionally, BlackBerry also announced that it has entered into an agreement with Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and other institutional investors who will subscribe for 3.75% unsecured convertible...

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