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BlackBerry Keyboard app updated with minor enhancements and stability fixes

The last major update to the BlackBerry Keyboard app brought plenty of new features called Quick Modes, which allow you to quickly access dictation mode, emojis, text selection mode, and the clipboard right from the keyboard but the latest update rolling out concentrates purely on minor enhancements and stability fixes.

BlackBerry KEYone now available from Movistar in Chile

As the BlackBerry KEYone continues to make its way through Chile, BlackBerry fans looking to pick one up now have another resource to do so. Movistar has now listed the KEYone on their website for ordering.

BlackBerry begins rollout of September Android security update

Although it hasn't been noted by @BBSIRT yet, BlackBerry has now begun the rollout of the September Android security update according to a new post on the BlackBerry Knowledge Base. Once downloaded and installed, you should see your security patch level change to show September 5, 2017, or later.

BlackBerry 'Krypton' passes through Wi-Fi Alliance for certification

After having popped up at the Bluetooth SIG, the device known as BBD100-1 or perhaps more commonly known as 'Krypton' has now also swung by the Wi-Fi Alliance for certification. As always, the certification documentation doesn't really highlight many details outside of noting that there are at least four different SKU's with possibly six in total (BBD100-1, BBD100-2, BBD100-3, BBD100-6) and that they're all running Android Nougat with the standard support for 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz Wi-Fi, but it's something.

Latest version of BBM brings refined chat screen and bubbles, new sticker shop and more!

Whether you agree or disagree with some of the recent changes in BBM, one thing is for certain, and that's that BBM is continuing to add new features when and where they can. As outlined by Matthew Talbot on the BBM blog, the latest release is now available in Google Play and the App Store and they're loaded up with plenty of 'improvements to enhance your BBM Messenger experience.'

BlackBerry KEYone now available in Chile from Falabella!

After being announced as the first country in Latin America to launch the BlackBerry KEYone, BlackBerry fans in Chile can now get their hands on the KEYone. Falabella has now listed the device available on their site and in store.

"BlackBerry has built its trademark on strong security and power productivity features. The modern user will have the opportunity to experience all of those traits, including a high-definition camera, clear display, and distinctive design. Together with TCL Communication, we have incorporated our expertise into every layer of this new and improved smartphone, so the BlackBerry DNA remains in place," said Luis Kovalsky, BlackBerry Director for LATAM.

When ordering from Falabella, you'll have to set down the full CLP $499.990 purchasing cost unless you do financing with them. The other option is to hold out for Movistar, which will offer it for slightly cheaper if you already have an existing plan starting at CLP $30.000 or more.

See the BlackBerry KEYone at Falabella

Register now for KEYone Black Edition availability info in Canada!

The BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition is coming to Canada but with all the pre-orders going up around the world, Canadian readers are wondering when exactly it will be available in Canada. We'd love to give you an exact date but right now that's not available outside of the Q3 2017 time frame that was noted in the official announcement.

What is available, however, is the sign-up page from BlackBerry Mobile. Canadians interested in picking up a BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition can sign up to receive the latest updates from BlackBerry Mobile, plus they'll let you know when the unlocked BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition is available if you don't read it here first. ;)

Register now for KEYone Black Edition availability info in Canada!

The BlackBerry KEYone coupled with Android Auto can help you stay safe on the road!

As Android Auto continues to expand through automobile manufacturers and aftermarket solutions from the likes of Kenwood and Pioneer and others, more and more people are making use of the system. Luckily, all versions of the BlackBerry KEYone are compatible with Android Auto to keep you safe when driving.

Media Markt now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition!

Joining the list of retailers taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition now is Media Markt. As posted on the site, Media Markt Germany is expecting to have the device available as of Sept. 20, 2017, for shipping but as with all pre-orders, that is subject to change.

Here's what changed with BBM this week and why it was changed

Following our post covering the recent issues that have come up with BBM users switching devices, Alex Thurber, Senior Vice-President and General Manager of the Mobility Solutions Division at BlackBerry, took to the Inside BlackBerry blog to lay out exactly what changed with BBM this week and why the changes were made.

BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition now available to pre-order from Saturn

Aside from UK retailers opening up their pre-orders for the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition, we're also seeing German retailers loading up their pre-order pages as well. If Saturn is your preferred retailer and you're looking to score a BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition as soon as a possible, you can now head on over to their site and get your order placed.

Unlocked Mobiles UK now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition

Seems UK retailers are on the ball when it comes to pre-orders for BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition. In addition to Carphone Warehouse taking pre-orders, the folks at Unlocked Mobiles have also opened up BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition pre-orders through their site.

Pricing, when ordered from Unlocked Mobiles, is set at £548.99 including vat. with availability set for mid-September. As always, they can ship out within the UK for next day delivery through FedEx but International will take a bit longer.

See the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition at Unlocked Mobiles

BlackBerry KEYone in Space Black now available from AT&T

Today is the day if you have been waiting to place your order for the BlackBerry KEYone in Space Black from AT&T. New and current AT&T customers can contact customer care or place your Space Black BlackBerry KEYone order online through the AT&T website.

Carphone Warehouse now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition!

With the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition now official, UK retailer Carphone Warehouse has already fired up their pre-orders. If you're looking to move into a BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition with its 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, you'll have to set down £549.00 vs. the £499.00 Carphone Warehouse is charging for the standard Silver BlackBerry KEYone.

Having issues moving BBM from device to device? Read this!

If you frequent switching platforms (BlackBerry 10, Android, iOS) while using BBM, there's a good chance you might run into issues in the future that can cause loss of contacts, groups, and channels. Over the past few days, folks have been reporting multiple issues when switching BBM across platforms ranging from temporary server problems to contacts, groups, and channels no longer being accessible after the move.

IDC MarketScape positions BlackBerry as a leader in EMM

In addition to earning the highest score in 6 out of 6 use cases in its Critical Capabilities for High-Security Mobility Management from Gartner two years in a row, BlackBerry has also improved their position within the IDC MarketScape EMM Report. This time around, the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Mobility Management 2017 Vendor Assessment has positioned BlackBerry as a leader in EMM.

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.

Skip downloading the Uber app, you can now request an Uber through BBM!

Back in July, Creative Media Works CEO, Matthew Talbot noted that BBM would be tapping into Uber to allow BBM users to request a ride through the messaging service and it has now arrived. Utilizing the Discover tab, folks can now sign up for Uber directly within BBM and request a ride skipping the need to download the Uber app directly.

BlackBerry Mobile moving quickly to modernize BlackBerry experiences

Since the BlackBerry Priv was released, more and more BlackBerry owners have been looking to get their hands on a water-resistant BlackBerry and as we learned yesterday with a new BlackBerry device passing through the Bluetooth SIG coupled with tidbits of information from François Mahieu, head of global sales for TCL, customers won't have to wait that much longer for BlackBerry Mobile to modernize the BlackBerry experience.

Unlocked BlackBerry KEYone now available in Canada from Staples, Blueshop and more!

If you're looking to pick up an unlocked BlackBerry KEYone in Canada, you now have plenty of options to choose from. While some retailers have been taking pre-orders, others were waiting for the device to be made available through distribution channels and those have finally gone live. Right now, retailers such as Walmart, Staples, and Blueshop have put the BlackBerry KEYone up for sale.