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EE extends 4G roaming to 14 new countries

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EE has announced that it will be extending 4G roaming connectivity to 14 additional countries, following the rollout of the service to cover Spain and France earlier this year. The UK carrier's roaming agreement will allow EE customers to enjoy 4G connectivity while travelling to Canada, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, UAE, Russia, Saudi Arabia and...

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UK PM David Cameron relies on his BlackBerry to manage the country

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Although I don't follow much politics, UK PM David Cameron and his BlackBerry usage is pretty well known. He's been spotted on several occasions tapping away on different BlackBerry devices over the past few years and even had a little bit of an issue with being caught with his ringer left on during a question and answer session with students in Dubai. Once again his BlackBerry has become a...

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BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 appears on e-POSTEL

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 appears on e-POSTEL

With the BlackBerry Passport getting certified across several regions already, another rumored BlackBerry 10 device has started to pop up once again as well and this time it's BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983. Of course, it doesn't say BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9983 on the documentation, it just simply says BlackBerry P'9983 and carries the model number RHB121LW but we all know that follows...

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QNX Acoustics for Active Noise Control wins Silver Stevie award

QNX Acoustics for Active Noise Control wins Silver Stevie award

Over the years, the QNX team has won many awards for their products and service offerings and this year is no different. QNX Acoustics for Active Noise Control, their high-performance software solution for engine noise reduction in passenger vehicles has won a Silver Stevie Award in the software category after having received more than 3,500 nominations this year from dozens of countries....

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Twittly - A new native Twitter client from Nemory Studios in the works

While I think it's safe to say Blaq at this point pretty much owns the third-party Twitter app audience on BlackBerry 10, that doesn't appear to be a concern for Nemory Studios who is currently working on Twittly. Right now, it's in development and there's no beta as of yet but NemOry has posted up a preview video and some screenshots of the development thus far for everyone to take a look at...

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TELUS, Bell and Rogers all offering the BlackBerry Z30 for free!

TELUS, Bell and Rogers all offering the BlackBerry Z30 for free!

I'm still no fan of contracts but if you've been waiting to get a BlackBerry Z30 on the cheap or the upcoming BlackBerry Passport isn't for you, now is likely the best time to do so if you live in Canada. Right now, TELUS, Bell and Rogers are all offering the device for free with a 2-year contract on specific plans until Sept. 15th. TELUS - Plans to be eligible for the $0 device pricing...

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TELUS to be one of the carriers to offer the BlackBerry Passport in Canada

Over the past few weeks now we've received several tips surrounding the list of Canadian carriers who are suggested to be releasing the BlackBerry Passport. It's comprised of all the usual suspects such as Bell, Rogers, and TELUS but unlike some previous device releases, everything surrounding the Passport has been rather hush-hush and the tips have never come along with the typical 'proof'...

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Sprint's reworked Framily plans bring more data for less through 2015

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Sprint has announced its new Family Share Pack plans that replaces the company's Framily plans, and the new plans offer more data for less starting on August 22. According to the Now Network carrier, Sprint's plans will offer customers as much as twice the amount of data to comparable plans from rivals. That means that a family of four will get 20 GB of data, instead of 10 GB from AT&T...

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Sprint rolling out OS 10.2.1.3023 for the BlackBerry Q10

Sprint rolling out OS 10.2.1.3023 for the BlackBerry Q10

If you own a BlackBerry Q10 and are on Sprint, you'll want to go ahead and check for software updates. Reports from the CrackBerry Forums and notice on the Sprint website indicate the carrier has started pushing out OS 10.2.1.3023 for the BlackBerry Q10. While many folks are still going through the changes in the forums, according to the Sprint documentation, here's what you can expect is fixed...

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BlackBerry appoints Dr. Sandeep Chennakeshu President of BlackBerry Technology Solutions Business Unit

Here's a way to kick off a Monday. BlackBerry has now announced they've opened up a new portion of business called BlackBerry Technology Solutions business unit and heading up BTS is Dr. Sandeep Chennakeshu, who formerly worked as President of Ericsson Mobile Platforms and CTO at Sony-Ericsson. Executive Chairman and CEO John Chen said, "I am very pleased that Sandeep has joined BlackBerry...

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From the Editor's Desk: Almost there

From the Editor's Desk: Almost there

So earlier, I was sitting here looking back at some of the posts about the BlackBerry Classic and the BlackBerry Passport. Going through it all, it seems as though we've been talking about those two particular devices forever. Realistically, its only been since June that things started popping, when BlackBerry CEO John Chen unveiled the BlackBerry Classic and the BlackBerry Passport. Sure, the...

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Here's another look at how some apps will run on the BlackBerry Passport

Although we've seen some apps running on the BlackBerry Passport previously, we also know the device recently received an OTA update to improve a few things as well and that apparently included how the Android runtime works on some Android apps and improvements to some of the core BlackBerry 10 apps. As we mentioned before, @seb997 has his hands on a BlackBerry Passport and after giving it a...

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Verizon now offering $60 single line plan with unlimited talk and text, 2GB of data

If you happen to be looking for a new smartphone plan and don't need a lot of data and only have one line to worry about, Verizon has now dropped a new plan that might be of interest to you. As part of a new promo, you can now get unlimited voice minutes, unlimited text messaging and 2GB of data for $60, you'll want to pay attention to the overage charges though that are set at a whopping $15/...

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Can BBM Protected boost BlackBerry's earnings?

Can BBM Protected boost BlackBerry's earnings?

With documentation of $30 per year BBM Protected price plans starting to emerge, it's worth discussing what effect this might have on the company's earnings and stock price. As it stands right now, BBM Protected requires a BlackBerry device. That will change in the fall when it becomes available for Android and iOS through Secure Work Space but for now, let's just stick with the possible...

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BlackBerry shipments on the rise under John Chen's leadership

BlackBerry shipments on the rise under John Chen's leadership

'You have to bear with me a little bit. We still have a lot of work to do, but I'm very hopeful.' That's what BlackBerry CEO John Chen told investors and analysts back in March about BlackBerry and now it appears their (and his) patience is starting to pay off. A new report from IDC has now pegged BlackBerry shipments as being up approximately 15 percent from the previous quarter, especially...

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Cartoon Network's Regular Show stickers now available in the BBM Shop

Cartoon Network's Regular Show stickers now available in the BBM Shop

Fan of the Cartoon Network's Regular Show? If so, you'll want to hit the BBM Shop and check out the Regular Show BBM stickers that have now arrived and are available for for $1.99. All your faves from the show are there including of course, Mordecai and Rigby but also Benson, Pops, Muscle Man. Overall there's 20 to choose from and if that doesn't fill your needs, you'll also find the BBM Happy...

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BlackBerry aims to monetize BBM Protected, $30/year after free 30 day trial

With BBM Protected now available, the plans to monetize the service and BBM as a whole are starting to show. The folks over at BB10.ch have obtained the sign up documents for BBM Protected showing that BES 5 and BES 10 users are getting a free 30 day trial of the BBM Protected valid only between July 30 and October 31, 2014. The sign up process is all rather easy but the monetization part...

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Verizon wants to give you up to $150 credit for activating a new BlackBerry

If you're shopping for a new BlackBerry 10 smartphone and are thinking of going with Verizon, you'll want to do so quick because right now they're hosting a special offer on BlackBerry smartphones. From now up until Sept 30th, 2014, when you activate a new BlackBerry device you can get up to a $150 back in the form of a bill credit. The usual disclaimers apply, it's on a new 2-year contract...

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BlackBerry Classic internal specs appear via Geekbench

BlackBerry Classic internal specs appear via Geekbench

While many folks are waiting for the arrival of the BlackBerry Passport, we're reminded on a daily basis that many folks out there are also just as excited for the eventual arrival of the BlackBerry Classic. Aside from little bit and pieces of info and speculation, there hasn't been as much info about the Classic as yet. No early hands on, no sneaky blurry images, no full on spec sheets. The...

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New BBM update rolling out through BlackBerry World brings new ways to add contacts

To go along with the iOS update to BBM from earlier today, BlackBerry has also pushed out an update for BlackBerry 10 users, For some folks, it's not going to be a new release as it it appears this version might have came with 10.2.2 if you loaded that. However, most folks should be seeing v10.3.43.9 provided you're running 10.2.1 and not some other leaked or developer build. Long story short,...

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