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BlackBerry Priv shipments are finally beginning

BlackBerry has sent out an email to those who pre-ordered the Priv from its site notifying customers that the shipments are just now beginning. Normally, pre-orders arrive on the same day as the phone becomes available, but that isn't the case here. BlackBerry is only just now beginning the shipping process for those who pre-ordered, and does not give a timeline as to when it expects to...

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Where to buy the BlackBerry Priv in the UK

BlackBerry Priv

Now that the BlackBerry Priv is here there's going to be more than a few people who are wondering where they can get their hands on one. And we wouldn't blame you one bit. Here in the UK we're fortunate enough to be one of the lucky launch markets for the Priv and that means that it's going to be finding its way into peoples hands very soon. Here's where you can get your hands on one....

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Android Central

With the Priv just days away from shipping to customers, our sister site Android Central had a chance to sit down with Ron Louks, BlackBerry's President of Devices, the person tasked with bringing the company's first Android handset to market to ask some of the harder questions we all have been wanting the answers to. Some highlights of the discussion include the Android strategy for...

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BlackBerry's AtHoc selected by Washington Transit Auth

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has selected BlackBerry's AtHoc for its new highly secure alerting and crisis communication system. Under the new partnership, the two companies hope to enhance the way in which alerts are shared with key staff members, on call personnel and decision makers during a crisis. With AtHoc, the WMATA will be able to ensure that Personally...

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Sprint

Sprint has released new figures that reveal solid growth with the addition of 1.1 million new subscribers in the last three months. According to the company's financial report for the second fiscal quarter of 2015, Sprint also managed to break internal records with a postpaid churn of 1.54 percent. The company also added a net positive total of 553,000 postpaid net additions, compared to a...

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Sprint subscribers will soon be able to roam in Cuba

Sprint subscribers will soon be able to roam in Cuba

Sprint has announced that it has signed a direct roaming deal with the Telecommunications Company of Cuba (ETECSA). This will allow Sprint subscribers to easily roam inside Cuba, though the company doesn't mention whether roaming in Cuba will be covered under its Global Roaming or Open World plans. From Sprint: "As the commercial relationship between the U.S. and Cuba continues to...

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BlackBerry Priv pre-orders begin in Hong Kong

You can pre-order the BlackBerry Priv in Hong Kong

Pre-orders for the BlackBerry Priv have officially started in Hong Kong, priced at HK$6,488. You'll be able to order the upcoming Android-powered smartphone from local carriers and retailers. If you are in Hong Kong, and have been waiting for an official way to secure the Priv, your time is here. For those not familiar, the Priv features a 5.4-inch display, that when closed hides the physical...

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BlackBerry completes acquisition of Good Technology

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BlackBerry has just bolstered the company's solutions for enterprise customers with the finalization of acquiring Good Technology. With the mobile security provider fully integrated into BlackBerry, it will be possible to offer a unified, secure mobility platform with apps for mobile devices across multiple platforms. This acquisition will add Google services and technologies into the mix....

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B&H Photo Video now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Priv

B&H Photo now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Priv

Although pre-orders for the BlackBerry Priv have already begun through ShopBlackBerry for the US, UK and Canada, retailer B&H Photo has now jumped on board as well. As noted on their site, pre-orders for the first Android-powered BlackBerry smartphone have started with expected availability on November 20, 2015. B&H has maintained the same pricing for orders through them, meaning you...

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Happy Halloween!

Mobile Nations Weekly: Happy Halloween!

Trick or treat! Boo! Before you head out to gather candy from the neighbors, scare small children, or party the night away in a costume you put months of work into (or a few hours at best), it's time to catch up on the week in news. So what happened? Apple's new Apple TV media box went on sale, and the reviews so far are that it's a great little piece of tech. But that's not the only thing...

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BlackBerry Priv for Verizon captured in new photo

BlackBerry Priv for Verizon captured in new photo

Want a BlackBerry Priv on Verizon? Of course, you do. The fact Verizon nor BlackBerry have made any announcements surrounding the device being released on big red though has caused a lot of rumors to bubble up in the CrackBerry Forums. The latest being that although Verizon is on board with releasing the device eventually, they'll not be making it available until 'early 2016'. While the 2016...

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BlackBerry offers a closer look at the Priv with new feature overview video

Although there certainly hasn't been a drought of Priv information being put out there, it's fair to say that most folks waiting for the device have been wanting more, specifically from BlackBerry, and now they have delivered. Two new videos have hit the internet, one being a pretty fantastic feature overview of the Priv which highlights the BlackBerry Hub, Pop-Up Widgets, DTEK, 4K video...

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EU to bring an end to data roaming charges in 2017

EU to bring an end to data roaming charges in 2017

The European Parliament has approved a new plan that will see the end of mobile roaming charges across the countries of the European Union. Beginning on June 15, 2017, carriers will no longer be able to charge customers for roaming calls, texts, or data usage while they travel throughout the EU. From the BBC: The aim of the ban, in part, is to prevent consumers being caught out by huge...

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T-Mobile teases Un-carrier X announcement for November 10

T-Mobile teases Un-carrier X announcement for Nov 10

During its earnings call, T-Mobile teased its next Un-carrier move, Un-carrier X. Details are extremely limited at this point, all we know is that the carrier will be hosting the event in Los Angeles, CA on November 10. Recently, we saw T-Mobile take to the sky to send a message to Verizon and AT&T, so there is really no telling what could be up the carrier's sleeve. Be sure to stay tuned...

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T-Mobile

T-Mobile continues to see growth in both new customers and in its bottom line. The wireless carrier announced that it had added 2.3 million new customers during the third quarter of 2015. Revenues were also up by 7 percent compared to the same period a year ago, to $7.8 billion. T-Mobile recorded net income of $138 million for the time period, with earnings of $0.15 per share, compared to a...

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T-Mobile takes to the sky in effort to protest overage charges

T-Mobile takes to the sky in effort to protest overage charges

Today, we sent @Verizon a message they couldn't ignore… right over their headquarters. #AbolishOverages!! https://t.co/zSAQGrKxGA— John Legere (@JohnLegere) October 26, 2015 T-Mobile CEO John Legere took to a vlog today to continue to call out other carriers for their overage charges, specifically calling out AT&T and Verizon. In the vlog, Legere talks about his recent petition to end...

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US carriers offer free calls to Mexico in wake of Hurricane Patricia

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To help out with relief efforts in Mexico, major US carriers are connecting friends and family who may have been affected by Hurricane Patricia. The wireless networks will enable customers to send texts and place calls from the US to Mexico without charge until specified dates. AT&T AT&T will not charge customers extra for calling and sending texts to those who reside in Mexico....

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Surfacing the Nexus, watching the Priv

Mobile Nations Weekly: Surfacing the Nexus, watching the Priv

Everything is upside down. It's been a good while since we've had a top-tier Android manufacturer get accussed of copying the iPhone wholesale. Last time it was the Samsung Galaxy S3. Today it's the new HTC One A9 that bears more than an uncanny resembelance to the iPhone 6. And while we ponder that and our crack team at Android Central takes their time to review the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P the...

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BlackBerry Priv also coming to Wind Mobile in Canada

BlackBerry Priv also coming to Wind Mobile in Canada

Canada's Wind Mobile has announced that it will be offering the BlackBerry Priv. The carrier has not announced pricing for the phone or release date, with the Wind Mobile store listing saying only that it is "coming soon". With the phone shipping on November 6, it's likely that Wind will see it arrive on the network on or close to that date. The Priv is BlackBerry's first Android-powered...

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You can now schedule posts for a later time in BBM Channels

You can now schedule posts for a later time in BBM Channels

Let's be honest here. BBM Channels has not received much love from BlackBerry by way of updates outside of a few additional features here and there, so when updates do come along they tend to be a surprise. Such is the case with the latest feature now appearing for those who use channels through the online portal vs. using it on their devices. A new scheduling feature has arrived which...

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