BlackBerry News and Reviews

Titanium Transportation Group has begun deploying BlackBerry Radar-L across its entire fleet of flatbeds

BlackBerry Radar continues to gain ground for BlackBerry and now Titanium Transportation Group has expanded their already existing agreements with BlackBerry to deploy Radar-L across its entire fleet of flatbeds.

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Listen to the replay of BlackBerry's Q2 fiscal 2018 earnings call

If you weren't able to tune into BlackBerry's Q2 fiscal 2018 earnings call, you can now catch the replay. In addition to touching on everything covered in the press release surrounding the earnings, BlackBerry CEO John Chen also touches on several more BlackBerry business areas such as BlackBerry Radar and the newly signed BlackBerry Secure devices licensing deal with NTD, which will see new BlackBerry Secure hardware released to specific markets such as Africa, Asia, and Latin America beginning in the first half of calendar 2018.

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BlackBerry signs its first BlackBerry Secure devices licensing deal with NTD

In addition to reporting their Q2 Fiscal 2018 earnings, BlackBerry has also now announced they have signed their first BlackBerry Secure licensing deal with Yangzhou New Telecom Science and Technology Company Ltd. As part of the deal, NTD will develop devices that will be branded by OEMs, carriers and local smartphone brands and marketed as "BlackBerry Secure" due to the use of BlackBerry's security software.

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BlackBerry reports record software and services revenue for Q2 Fiscal 2018

BlackBerry has now announced their Q2 fiscal 2018 results. Non-GAAP revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 was $249 million with GAAP revenue of $238 million with software and services reaching revenue of $196 million (non-GAAP) and $185 million (GAAP). With several announcements coming after the quarter, BlackBerry now has a total cash balance of $2.5 billion at the end of the fiscal second quarter.

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For real this time, you can now create a custom BBM PIN for free!

For real this time. As some of you may remember, free BBM custom PIN options were announced back in July but since then, the feature has been missing. Starting today, if you fire up BBM and tap on the Me tab, you'll be able to go ahead and create your very own custom PIN for free.

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Reminder: BlackBerry to announce Q2 Fiscal 2018 results on September 28, 2017

As per their investor event calendar, BlackBerry has now announced they will be reporting results for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 at 8 a.m. ET on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.

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BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition now available in France from Boulanger

France! Now is your time if you have been waiting for the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition to arrive. You can now place your order through retailer Boulanger for home delivery or you can opt to have it sent to a retail location for pick up. If you do order today, you could have it arrive the very next day.

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BlackBerry KEYone now available in Poland from Orange

BlackBerry fans in Poland looking to pick up a BlackBerry KEYone now have the option of snagging one from Orange through their website. Although there doesn't appear to be an option to purchase the KEYone outright, pricing through Orange Poland has been set as low as 104.19 zł (approx. $28.30 USD) with a 30-month contract.

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BlackBerry renews partnership with the American Red Cross to donate AtHoc crisis communication solution

BlackBerry has now announced they have renewed their partnership with the American Red Cross to donate AtHoc Alerting System services to the Red Cross in the United States. As part of the partnership, the Red Cross will have access to BlackBerry AtHoc solutions across its network of nearly 500 U.S. chapters to help accelerate its disaster response.

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Latest BlackBerry Hub Services beta brings Tumblr integration to the BlackBerry Hub

That latest beta for the BlackBerry Hub+ Services began rolling out earlier today and while there's no change log to go along with the release aside from the usual 'bug fixes and performance improvements' one thing that we know for has been added is Tumblr integration for the BlackBerry Hub.

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Twitter still won't give you an edit button but they're testing a new 280 character limit

For some Twitter users, 140 characters just is not enough to get out what you need to say. Twitter has now recognized that and has begun testing a new 280 character limit within a small group, so you may eventually be able to tweet your hot takes with even more heat.

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QNX and Elektrobit hosting 'Addressing Safety Challenges in Full Digital Instrument Clusters' webinar

The BlackBerry QNX Digital Instrument Cluster platform was announced back in June, 2016 to allow cars to have features like turn-by-turn directions, local speed limits, rearview camera video and collision warnings and fulfill demand for hybrid and fully digital instrument clusters. Since then, QNX has been hosting plenty of webinars highlighting the technology and a new webinar is now set for October 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM EDT.

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Register now for the upcoming BlackBerry Security Summit taking place in London!

This year, the annual BlackBerry Security Summit has been broken into two events. The first of which takes place in London on October 24-25, 2017 and if you haven't already, you can now register to attend.

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Learn the ins and outs of Excel for $49

Microsoft Excel is one of the most widely used programs in business. It helps companies take care of their books, pay employees, build plans, and much, much more. You can probably get the very basics of Excel, but if you're looking into a job where proficiency is a big asset and/or required, chances are you'll need a little more help.

Master Excel for just $49! Learn more

There are many courses that teach you how to use Excel — you can likely take many at local schools and colleges — but these courses can be quite costly, and then there's the fact that you have to leave home and learn on someone else's time.

eLearnExcel Microsoft Excel School is perfect if you want to learn all there is to know about Excel, on your own time. By enrolling in the school, you'll receive a lifetime subscription to eight complete courses, so you can learn at your leisure and refer back to the material when you need a little help. These courses are usually $1,150 altogether, but through CrackBerry Digital Offers, you'll pay just $49. That's a savings of 95%.

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If you're looking to delve into the business world in any capacity, it's a great idea to brush up on your Excel knowledge. If you want to truly excel (see what I did there?) in the business world, then it's a great idea to know Microsoft Excel like the back of your hand. Just don't go spending over $1000 on courses when you can spend just $49 for a lifetime subscription to Excel School at CrackBerry Digital Offers.

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Stop searching for a place to plug-in and charge with the $5 RAVPower mini battery pack

This small portable charger can fit in your pocket keep your phone charged to full!

The whole point of the smartphone revolution was we could carry the power of a full-blown computer in our pocket. We didn't have to make room for more stuff... until it came time to charge the battery. Then you needed a backpack just to carry all your cords and power adapters and giant, monolithic, battery packs.

That's the beauty of a mini external charger like the RAVPower Luster Mini 3350mAh portable battery pack. It can fit in your pocket, or purse, and you don't have to go out of your way to keep your phone juiced up. Right now it's down to $4.99 with code RAV3K5SD.

Its normal street price is $11. We haven't seen another deal on this RAVPower since the end of August and that deal only dropped it to $7, not $5.

Despite its size, it still has enough power to fully charge an iPhone 7 and similar phones. Assuming you actually leave the house with a full charge (and didn't forget to charge it all night like I usually do), it should keep you topped off while you're out. Other features include:

  • Thoughtful And Ergonomic Design: White plastic cap at the top and unique clip-inspired design prevent the charger from scratching and rolling off your desk
  • Easy-to-press power button plus three status LEDs keep you informed of remaining capacity
  • 1A output and 1A input: charge faster and smarter than others. Automatically detects and delivers the optimal charging current for any connected device, which ensures the fastest and most efficient charge
  • Short-circuit and over-current protection will make the charger automatically shut down if a short circuit or overload output occur while the unit is charging
  • Ultra reliable Lithium-Ion battery with over 500 battery charge cycles

RAVPower offers an 18-month warranty for the charger as well.

This charger only comes with one USB to micro USB cable, so grab an extra USB-C cord or Lightning cable if you need one.

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Inst10 for Instagram gets a new look and plenty of minor fixes and tweaks

Inst10 remains of the best ways to access Instagram on BlackBerry 10 and the latest update rolling out through BlackBerry World aims to ensure it stays that way. The latest release brings a new UI and plenty of minor fixes and tweaks. Luckily, Nemory Studios included a full range log for us all, so no need to guess at what all has been covered:

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BlackBerry Priv was officially announced two years ago today, are you still using it?

Two years ago today, as part of their Q2 Fiscal 2016 results BlackBerry CEO John Chen officially announced plans to launch the company's first Android-powered BlackBerry smartphone known formally as Priv by BlackBerry.

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BlackBerry KEYone now available from Personal and Frávega in Argentina!

If you're looking to get your hands on a BlackBerry KEYone in Argentina, you now have two official retailers you can order from. Right now, Personal and Frávega are both taking orders for the BlackBerry KEYone. With each, pricing does vary a bit depending on the plans you choose but through Personal, the base pricing is set at $ 12,499 ($722 USD) with a free car hold while Frávega has a base price starting at $17,999 ($1,040 USD). According to the respective sites, devices can be ordered now for shipment or pick-up at retail locations where applicable.

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BlackBerry devices and EMM software support Google's Android Zero-touch enrollment for Enterprise

Google has now rolled out their new Zero-touch enrollment for Enterprise which allows for easy setup and deployment of corporate-owned devices and among the list of supported ODM partners is BlackBerry.

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BlackBerry earns high scores in Gartner's Content Collaboration Platforms report

Following the news of BlackBerry receiving the highest score for all six use cases in Gartner's Critical Capabilities for High-Security Mobility Management report, the company has now announced they've also earned high scores in Gartner's Content Collaboration Platforms report.

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