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Be sure to tune into our BlackBerry Mobile World Congress Media Session Live Blog!

Be sure to tune into our BlackBerry Mobile World Congress Media Session Live Blog!

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Outside of today's BBM coming to Windows Phone announcement, it's been a quiet Mobile World Congress so far for BlackBerry. We're expecting that to change Tuesday morning at 8am local Barcelona time, when BlackBerry CEO John Chen will take to stage to address a select group of media in attendance. We'll be there bright and early to make sure we have a great spot to to bring you back...

Says T-Mobile CEO John Legere, "BlackBerry users, I'm hearing you loud and clear."

Says T-Mobile CEO John Legere, "BlackBerry users, I'm hearing you loud and clear."

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Well, at least we got his attention. Following our post on CrackBerry yesterday about T-Mobile's recently-sent mailer encouraging BlackBerry users to "upgrade" to the iPhone 5s, it seems company CEO John Legere has been getting a tweetful on twitter from BlackBerry users. Just a little while ago he acknowledged his BlackBerry customer base with the following tweet: BlackBerry users, I...

T-Mobile tries to coax BlackBerry users to upgrade to the iPhone 5s in its latest mailer

T-Mobile tries to coax BlackBerry users to upgrade to the iPhone 5s in its latest mailer

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A longtime CrackBerry reader forwarded me the mailer he just received from T-Mobile, trying to persuade him to upgrade to the iPhone 5s. T-Mobile positions the upgrade for BlackBerry users by saying "Switch to iPhone 5s and get powerful communications and productivity apps — with the ease of use that Apple is known for." Of course, powerful communications and productivity are words...

Former BlackBerry CIO coming out of retirement to be Chief Innovation Technology Officer at Samsung USA

Former BlackBerry CIO coming out of retirement to be Chief Innovation Technology Officer at Samsung USA

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Take this one with a grain of salt as it hasn't been officially announced, but I received word via a reliable source today that BlackBerry's former CIO, Robin Bienfait, will be coming out of retirement soon and moving over to the competition. Specifically, she'll be taking up the roll of Chief Technology Innovations Officer at Samsung Telecommunications America. Robin was BlackBerry's...

Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President of BBM, leaves BlackBerry (of his own volition)

Andrew Bocking, Executive Vice President of BBM, leaves BlackBerry (of his own volition)

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Executive Vice President of BBM, Andrew Bocking, has left BlackBerry. Bocking had most recently been the head of the BBM team after moving from his position as Executive VP, Software Product Management and Ecosystem at BlackBerry where he played a huge role in bringing BB10 phones to market. It hasn't been confirmed if he was fired or chose to depart on his own, but BlackBerry has...

Join me in welcoming back to the team our enterprise mobile expert, Craig Johnston!

Join me in welcoming back to the team our enterprise mobile expert, Craig Johnston!

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Long time readers of CrackBerry will know the name and voice of Craig Johnston. Going back six years to February 2008, it was Craig Johnston who co-hosted CrackBerry Podcast Episode 001 with me. Craig was active on our podcasts for several years and occasionally would drop a post here on the blogs, imparting his immense knowledge of BlackBerry's history to our CrackBerry audience....