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T-Mobile is launching new plans on September 6 that will offer unlimited voice and LTE high-speed data starting at $70 a month. However, these new plans could actually be higher for some customers that make the switch. The new T-Mobile One plans will start at $70 a month for one line with auto-pay billing, with the second line costing $50 a month, and any additional lines adding $20 a month...

BlackBerry Hub+ Android

BlackBerry has announced the launch of the BlackBerry Hub+ suite of Android apps, which will be made available with a new software licensing program for mobile devices. The BlackBerry Hub inbox is included in this app bundle, which also includes a calendar, password keeper, contacts. notes, a launcher and more. BlackBerry is offering a free 30-day trial for the BlackBerry Hub+ suite, via the...

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BlackBerry has announced another partnership with Microsoft that will see the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform made available on the Microsoft Azure cloud service. BlackBerry stated: Enterprises can now opt to install and deploy the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform by BlackBerry through Microsoft Azure to mobilize a broad range of business apps, including collaboration apps,...

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Corning Gorilla Glass

Corning has revealed Gorilla Glass 5, the next version of the company's smartphone display glass. Corning claims that phones with Gorilla Glass 5 will survive being dropped from up to 1.6 meters 80% of the time. Previous versions of Gorilla Glass have been used in smartphones from BlackBerry, Samsung, HTC, LG, and other OEMs. According to The Verge: Internal research done conducted by...


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AT&T customers can claim free movie ticket as part of new rewards program


AT&T has officially started its new rewards program by offering all of its post-paid wirelss customers a free movie ticket if they buy one for a Tuesday showing at an AMC or Regal movie theater. AT&T says: Via (the Ticket Tuesdays page) the customer will simply validate their mobile number and will then be directed to where a coupon code for their free ticket...


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Mobile World Congress Americas to launch in the U.S. in September 2017

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Instagram is now used by 500 million people

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Instagram has announced that the popular social network is now used by 500 million people, and that a majority of those folks access it every day. In a blog post, the company stated: Today, we're excited to announce our community has grown to more than 500 million Instagrammers — more than 300 million of whom use Instagram every single day. Our community also continues to become even...

Bluetooth 5 will double the speed, quadruple the range of its predecessor


The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) have announced the details of Bluetooth 5. The next version of the wireless hardware standard will have double the speeds and four times the range of Bluetooth 4, The SIG stated: Bluetooth 5, projected for release in late 2016 to early 2017, will quadruple range and double speed of low energy connections while increasing the capacity of...

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T-Mobile has added more media streaming partners to its Binge On service, which allows its customers to access those partners on the carrier's network with no impact on their data plans. Some of the new partners include Azubu, Dailymotion Games, Eyegroove, Fow Sports, PBS, PBS Kids, and YouTube Gaming. T-Mobile says: T-Mobile customers have streamed more than 500 million hours of video...

BlackBerry Security Summit 2016 confirmed for July 19 in New York City


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QNX announces Platform for Instrument Clusters for cars

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BlackBerry's QNX subsidiary has announced its Platform for Instrument Clusters, which is designed to display both traditional and new instrument information in cars. BlackBerry stated that in addition to showing things like speed and RPM, its new Platform for Instrument Clusters technology can allow cars to have features like turn-by-turn directions, local speed limits, rearview camera video...


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T-Mobile has confirmed that the carrier is "not currently" selling the BlackBerry Priv on its site, less than six months after it began sales of the Android-based smartphone. T-Mobile began selling the Priv on January 26, but in a response to a customer's question on Twitter, the company confirmed it is not selling the smartphone on its site: @newfangled0 Not currently! But you can check...

The new Developer Hero Program will help showcase BlackBerry 10 apps

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BlackBerry has announced the Developer Hero Program. It's been designed to showcase new BlackBerry 10 apps by featuring them on BlackBerry World and promoting them on social media. BlackBerry says: Selected apps will each receive a total of 6 months being featured on BlackBerry World, including, but not limited to, the Feature Carousel, Apps/Games Carousel, Developer Feature (featuring...