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BlackBerry 'Krypton' to be released as the BlackBerry Motion, here's the first full image!

That's according to known leaker Evan Blass better known as @evleaks who has a pretty stellar record of accuracy and dropped the first full image of the device. As we know it, the device formerly known as Krypton has been making its way through certifications is largely expected to be announced at some point this month based on comments from François Mahieu, head of global sales for TCL. When it comes to specs, here's what is currently rumored:


BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition coming to markets in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia

In the lead up to IFA, we were teased something special from BlackBerry Mobile and now, TCL has revealed that the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition is coming to markets in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia.


How to back up your BlackBerry KEYone

Your BlackBerry KEYone holds a lot of information, be sure to keep it safe!

When it comes to our smartphones, we're putting more of our lives into them every single day. Photos, music, documents, contact info and everything in between can be found on them and for most folks, losing that content is not an option. With that in mind, keeping all of this data safe and backed up has become more important than ever. If you're looking to backup your BlackBerry KEYone, we've got just the guide for you!


TELUS now offering the BlackBerry KEYone in Space Black

When it comes to availability of the BlackBerry KEYone in Canada, there's certainly no shortage of options whether you want the original silver variant or the KEYone Black Edition with its slightly bumped up internal storage and RAM specs. TELUS is adding another flavor to mix however by announcing the availability of the BlackBerry KEYone in Space Black.


Incipio is ready for the BlackBerry Motion with new DualPro and Carnaby Esquire Series cases

If you're planning on picking up a BlackBerry Motion and like knowing that you'll have some case options to choose from out of the gate, you'll be happy to know the folks at Incipio are thinking of you. Right now, on the Incipio site, there are two new listings for cases for the BlackBerry Motion. The first is the well known DualPro and the other is the awesome looking Carnaby Esquire series.


BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition now available from Walmart Canada!

If you still haven't got your hands on a BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition and Canada but are planning on picking one up, you now have another retailer to choose from. Walmart Canada has now listed the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition on their site and are ready to take your order.

As expected, Walmart stuck to the MSRP meaning you can snag one for only $799.98 and of course, you get free shipping with that. Shipping time will vary based on your location but it falls within the 3-5 business day timeframe pretty much all over Canada.

See the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition at Walmart


Still having issues logging into BBM? Here's how to get it fixed up!

Are you still having issues logging into BBM based on the problems that arose recently? For the most part, BBM has started working perfectly fine for many folks but if you find you're still having issues, your best bet at this point is to reach out to BBM directly to have them get your account back to working order, as per an email sent to us from BBM here's what happened and how to get it fixed!


BlackBerry announces it is first to support Purebred across all key platforms used by Department of Defense

Extending their already existing security credentials, BlackBerry has now announced it is the first to support Purebred key management server cross all key platforms used by the Department of Defense such as iOS, Android, Android Enterprise, Samsung Knox, Windows 10 and BlackBerry 10.

"No matter the platform, our automatic delivery of derived credentials will make it faster for agencies to improve their security posture and provide the mobility employees need in today's connected world," said Carl Wiese, president of global sales, BlackBerry. "From military-grade encryption to Purebred support, BlackBerry provides the U.S. government with the most comprehensive, holistic approach to connecting and securing their people, devices, process and systems."

Serving as a secure, scalable method of distributing software certificates for DoD PKI subscribers on mobile devices, Purebred helps alleviate the need to carry or present a Common Access Card (CAC) or Personal Identification Verification (PIV) card in order to verify identity and grant access to secure websites, digitally sign and decrypt emails, as well as access or authenticate to network resources.

Learn more about Purebred

BlackBerry First to Support Purebred Across All Key Platforms

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 18, 2017) - Building on the company's leadership in security, BlackBerry Limited (NYSE:BB)(TSX:BB) announced today it is first to support Purebred across all key platforms used by the Department of Defense (DoD) such as native iOS, Android, Android Enterprise, Samsung Knox, Windows 10 and BlackBerry 10. Purebred is the secure, scalable method of distributing software certificates for DoD PKI subscribers' use on mobile devices.

"No matter the platform, our automatic delivery of derived credentials will make it faster for agencies to improve their security posture and provide the mobility employees need in today's connected world," said Carl Wiese, president of global sales, BlackBerry. "From military-grade encryption to Purebred support, BlackBerry provides the U.S. government with the most comprehensive, holistic approach to connecting and securing their people, devices, process, and systems."

Derived credentials allow users to quickly access secure websites, digitally sign and decrypt emails, as well as access or authenticate to network resources - without the need to carry or present a Common Access Card (CAC) or Personal Identification Verification (PIV) card to verify their identity. With tens of millions of cards in circulation in both government and enterprise use, BlackBerry's support for derived credentials will allow IT to provide a secure authentication mechanism while providing users with the power to quickly identify themselves with a significantly reduced impact on productive workflows.

For more information about BlackBerry visit www.blackberry.com.

About BlackBerry

BlackBerry is a cybersecurity software and services company dedicated to securing the Enterprise of Things. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company was founded in 1984 and operates in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. The Company trades under the ticker symbol "BB" on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange. For more information, visit www.BlackBerry.com.

BlackBerry and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of BlackBerry Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. BlackBerry is not responsible for any third-party products or services.


Belsimpel now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Motion!

Although we had a bit of a heads up on this one thanks to their coming soon page going live, Belsimpel has now REALLY opened up their pre-orders for the BlackBerry Motion. Falling in line with the earlier noted pricing, the BlackBerry Motion when ordered through Belsimpel is set at €469.


BlackBerry Motion coming to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland!

In addition to the availability of the BlackBerry Motion in the UK, BlackBerry Mobile has also announced the Motion will be making its way to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland as well starting this month. A number of retailers including MediaMarkt, Saturn, NotebooksBilliger, and Otto will be offering the Motion as well as Vodafone.


BlackBerry Motion now available to pre-order from Carphone Warehouse

When the BlackBerry Motion was announced at GITEX, BlackBerry Mobile noted it would be coming to select markets and now, thanks to the latest announcement, we know the UK falls into those select markets.

Folks in the UK looking to get their hands on the BlackBerry Motion can now pre-order the first BlackBerry smartphone to offer IP67 water and dust resistance from Carphone Warehouse starting today for only £399 with delivery expected November 10.

In addition to the pre-orders set up through Carphone Warehouse, later in November, the BlackBerry Motion will also be available from Selfridges, John Lewis, Dixons Travel, Currys PC World, Amazon, Very and Littlewoods in the UK.

See more at Carphone Warehouse


Grab a BlackBerry KEYone for only $499.99 for a limited time from Best Buy and Amazon!

If you've been holding out, waiting for a lower price on the BlackBerry KEYone to come, you're in luck!

Starting October 18 (12:00 AM CT), the BlackBerry KEYone in silver is on sale for a limited time for only $499.99 through Best Buy online and in store. That's a savings of $50-off the normal pricing of $549.99 and it includes the GSM unlocked variant as well the CDMA unlocked variant optimized for Verizon.


CrackBerry Podcast - In Motion

After a little bit of a break, we're back to discuss all the latest BlackBerry news including the all-new BlackBerry Motion, the latest KEYone rollouts, why BBM is acting silly and finally how Kevin and Adam are reaching their health goals while also doing some good in the world. Settle in, and let us take you on a journey of enlightenment or something awesome like that!


BlackBerry and 451 Research hosting Securing the Enterprise of Things webinar

Following the release of the BlackBerry-commissioned whitepaper from 451 Research which takes a look at security in the Enterprise of Things, Marty Beard and Brian Partridge, VP of IoT at 451 Research will host a webinar on Thursday, October 19, 2017, to discuss the findings and take a deeper look into how companies can manage and secure the expanding Enterprise of Things.


BBM teams up with HotelsCombined to make planning for vacation or business travels easy

Despite having some issues over the past few days they've been working through, BBM is still chugging along adding new services to the platform. The latest news has BBM teaming up with HotelsCombined to offer BBM users the ability to search and book their next vacation or business accommodation without leaving BBM.

"We're very excited about the partnership between HotelsCombined and BBM Messenger," says Amer AlHalabi, Regional Manager MENA, HotelsCombined. "This new service will make it even easier for users to search, compare and book the very best deal on their accommodation while being able to easily discuss their options with their friends, colleagues or families."

The access is offered in more than 55 different countries and aims to help you find the lowest possible rate on a hotel deal.

"HotelsCombined is a fantastic addition to our Discover menu," said Matthew Talbot, CEO of Creative Media Works, the company that operates and runs BBM Consumer globally. "With the percentage of mobile travel bookings steadily rising, BBM Messenger is ready to offer those services where people are spending their time – in mobile messaging. HotelsCombined now joins the other travel services we've launched in BBM Messenger: BBM Travel for the Indonesian market, and Sa2eh travel and tourism content channel for the Middle Eastern market."

To access the HotelsCombined section, all you have to do is checkout the Discover tab within BBM and look for HotelsCombined to get started. If you're not seeing it, be sure to grab the latest BBM update from the App Store or Google Play Store.

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BBM Messenger and HotelsCombined Put Worldwide Accommodations at Users' Fingertips

New Service in BBM Discover Menu Makes Planning for Vacation or Business Travels a Breeze

Singapore – 17 October, 2017 – Creative Media Works, operating as BBM, has partnered with the world's leading hotel price comparison site, HotelsCombined, to offer BBM users seamless search of all the best hotel booking sites to find the lowest possible rate on a hotel deal.

HotelsCombined sits as an icon within BBM Messenger's Discover ecosystem of content and services. BBM Discover is a high-valued space within BBM, designed for high impact and reach while giving partners access to the power of social chat.

BBM Messenger users in more than 55 countries can now easily search and book their next vacation or business accommodation without leaving the BBM environment. In addition, with the one-click BBM Share feature, users can share their favourite hotels or the best hotel deals, enabling instant coordination among BBM contacts to discuss the best prices, preferences or favourites when planning travels.

"We're very excited about the partnership between HotelsCombined and BBM Messenger," says Amer AlHalabi, Regional Manager MENA, HotelsCombined. "This new service will make it even easier for users to search, compare and book the very best deal on their accommodation, while being able to easily discuss their options with their friends, colleagues or families."

BBM Messenger is one of the most popular mobile messaging applications. Established since 2005, BBM has evolved from a pure messaging application for text and video communication to a social ecosystem unifying chat, social, commerce, content and services including bill payment, top-up, coupons, games, news, video, music, shopping, travel, career, sports, transportation and polls.

"HotelsCombined is a fantastic addition to our Discover menu," said Matthew Talbot, CEO of Creative Media Works, the company that operates and runs BBM Consumer globally. "With the percentage of mobile travel bookings steadily rising, BBM Messenger is ready to offer those services where people are spending their time – in mobile messaging. HotelsCombined now joins the other travel services we've launched in BBM Messenger: BBM Travel for the Indonesian market, and Sa2eh travel and tourism content channel for the Middle Eastern market."

About HotelsCombined

HotelsCombined is one of the world's leading hotel price comparison platform. Founded in Sydney, Australia in 2005, their technology delivers availability and prices from all the top travel sites like Booking.com, Hotels.com and Expedia in one simple search, helping millions of travelers to make the right accommodation decisions every year. By partnering with key online travel brands and hoteliers from around the world, HotelsCombined offers the best range of hotel deals so users can feel confident they've got the most from their booking. HotelsCombined has helped over 400 million travelers search and compare hotel deals, is a 4x winner of the World Travel Awards, and is available in over 42 languages and delivers prices in 130 currencies.


BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition now available from Amazon Canada!

Although the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition has been hanging around a small number of retailers for a while now if you've been holding off for Amazon, your wait is over. Amazon Canada has now listed the Black Edition for all. Unlike CDW, which set the pricing insanely high, Amazon has theirs listed at $799.99 CAD which falls in line with Blueshop and right now they're currently showing the device in stock and ready for shipment.

See more at Amazon Canada

h/t: Dejanh


John Chen discusses moving to the NYSE and BlackBerry's ongoing turnaround

BlackBerry CEO John Chen was on hand today at the New York Stock Exchange to ring the opening bell and transfer BlackBerry's listing from the NASDAQ to the NYSE. After the event, TheStreet caught up with John to discuss the move, why it happened and where BlackBerry stands in its ongoing turnaround.


Inst10 for BlackBerry 10 updated with multiple photo viewing and improved support for Instagram Stories

After rolling out a major update near the end of September, Inst10 for Instagram has now recieved another new update. This time around, it's a feature addition which many folks have been waiting for. Available on BlackBerry World, the latest update to Inst10 brings support for multiple photo viewing in feeds as well as support for Stories, though, there's a catch. You can't post your own Stories, only view those posted by others.


BlackBerry Mobile drops hot new first look video of the BlackBerry Motion!

Sure, the BlackBerry Motion has already been announced and all that but if you go looking on YouTube for videos of the device in action, well, there just isn't that many as of yet since the device hasn't been released but luckily, BlackBerry Mobile has their own YouTube account and has now dropped a hot new video offering their first look at the BlackBerry Motion.


1010 named as Hong Kong's first BlackBerry Platinum Partner

Expanding on their already existing business relationships, BlackBerry and 1O1O have now announced that 1010 is the first mobile operator in Hong Kong to earn BlackBerry Platinum Partner status, enabling 1010 to offer companies in Hong Kong BlackBerry services to manage and secure mobile devices, and connected things.


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