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New Android BBM update arriving on devices with UI overhaul

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Looking for a new BBM update? BBM for Android version 3.3.1.24 is rolling out now to supported devices, and there's a solid changelog to go along with the version bump. Not only is there a substantial UI overhaul that has added new options to chats but there's also layout tweaks to the main navigation menu. The biggest new addition is the quick reply notification support for Android N. Nougat devices like the upcoming KEYone and the now available Aurora will have a smooth BBM experience without the application loading every time you fire off a quick response.

BlackBerry launches new partner program for embedded software delivery

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To help expand BlackBerry's reach in the embedded technologies world and reduce product time to market, BlackBerry has now announced a partner program that will help 'build a worldwide network of experts trained on BlackBerry QNX and Certicom technologies'.

BlackBerry investigating device performance issues with BlackBerry 10.3.3 update

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BlackBerry 10.3.3 has been rolling out to users all over the world since the end of November, and for the most part, the update has gone fine for those who have received it. That's not to say there haven't been some issues among those who updated, though, as the CrackBerry Forums have been busy with folks looking for some help with correcting some issues that have popped up. For their part, BlackBerry has now acknowledged some of the more prominent concerns that have been raised.

Spring into Savings with deals on Priv by BlackBerry and top accessories!

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Looking to get a new device at a discount? Lucky for you with the change of season upon us ShopBlackBerry storefronts are starting to offer spring savings. Celebrate the start of the new season when you purchase a BlackBerry Priv or top accessories up to 40% off.

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

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

Although we've yet to hear from any carriers opening up pre-orders for the BlackBerry KEYone, several third-party retailers have already begun. The latest added to the mix is Media Markt which now has the BlackBerry KEYone listed for €599.00 through their online portal.

BBM continues to grow and expand its offerings and services in multiple regions

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Aside from the latest design refresh to the app, there has been plenty of additional services and content being added to BBM as well. The BBM blog has highlighted three separate news announcements of new integrations coming to BBM for multiple regions including South Africa and the Middle East.

BlackBerry introduces new Privacy Shade app for Android

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Along with the bevy of app updates to the BlackBerry Hub+ Suite, BlackBerry has now also introduced a new Android app called Privacy Shade. It's an interesting little app that allows you to selectively choose to obscure anything that is displayed on your screen so that others can't look at it.

BlackBerry Hub+ Services for Android update now available

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The rest of the apps are now rolling out as well such as Hub, Calendar, Launcher, Password Keeper, Contact, Notes, Tasks and even DTEK. Additionally, the previously announced BBM improvements are now in full swing.

A little bit of an update to BlackBerry Hub+ Services is now rolling out through the Google Play Store. I say a little bit of an update because unfortunately, the changelog at this point simply highlights bug fixes as the only changes that have been made in this release.

Get 20% off high-speed 4G data service! [Best deal for LTE]

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CrackBerry and Mint SIM have partnered to bring you an insanely good deal on high-speed 4G data in the United States.

BlackBerry explains why your car is safe with QNX Automotive

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BlackBerry COO Marty Beard has taken to Inside BlackBerry explaining how BlackBerry QNX can safeguard your vehicle. Documents published by WikiLeaks unveiled investigations from the CIA that listed BlackBerry QNX as a potential target for hacking.

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