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BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition back in stock at Blueshop!

Although we're still waiting for larger retailers such as Walmart and Amazon to list the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition in Canada, our friends at Blueshop have had the device come in stock, sell out and then come back in stock. Right now, if you're looking to score a KEYone Black Edition, you can pick one up from Blueshop for $799.99 CAD. I suggest you don't take too long in deciding, however, as there is currently only a few listed as being available and they'll surely be scooped up pretty quickly. We'll update this post if they sell through.

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BlackBerry Mobile heading to GITEX Technology Week

GITEX Technology Week kicks off on October 8 - 12 in Dubai and according to reports coming from local media there, BlackBerry Mobile will be on hand to showcase their products and solutions. As reported by ITP, François Mahieu, Global Head of Sales for BlackBerry Mobile, will provide an overview of their strategy and outlook for 2017 during the opening day of the show.

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Get two powerful military-grade flashlights for $18

What do you do when the lights go out? Sure, you could use the light on your phone, but if you can't charge your phone, then you'll want to conserve power. Maybe you're out camping or hiking, night falls, and you don't even have your phone on you. Then what?

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If you're going to do things, do them up right. Don't bother with some dollar store flashlight that you'll have to toss because the plastic's dried out. Get yourself a flashlight with a metal casing that can stand up to the rough life so that you can take it with you wherever you go: camping, hunting, in the car, whatever.

The UltraBright 500-lumen Tactical Military Flashlight is made of an aircraft aluminum alloy and has a range of about a mile in ideal conditions with adjustable zoom. Right now, a two-pack of these flashlights is only $17.99 at CrackBerry Digital Offers. They regularly retail for $100 together, so you save 82%.

The UltraBright flashlights feature three modes to fit every situation: bright, lower bright, and SOS mode. They come with a convenient storage case, so you can toss them in the trunk of your card and never lose them. The handy and sturdy clip lets you slap one on your belt and have it stay put until you need it. UltraBrights are light and only take one AA battery.

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If you're looking for a handy little flashlight that's perfect in any situation, check out the UltraBright 500-lumen Tactical Military Flashlight two-pack at CrackBerry Digital Offers and pay only $17.99.

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BlackBerry expands channel ecosystem in India with six new partners

Looking to expand their channel ecosystem in India, BlackBerry has announced the addition of six new partners to design, implement and support its solutions in the country. CPL Systems, Galaxy Office Automation, Jainam Technologies, Meta Infotech, Nucleus Software Exports and XSAT India Services have all joined BlackBerry's Enterprise Partner Program.

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BlackBerry announces plans to move to the New York Stock Exchange from NASDAQ

BlackBerry has now fully announced their plan to move their current U.S. common stock from the NASDAQ Global Select Market to the New York Stock Exchange and expects, as of October 16, to begin trading on the NYSE under the new ticker symbol "BB".

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Deal: Grab 2GB of 4G LTE data for just $10 per month!

Your next three months of phone service just got even more affordable thanks to Mint SIM!

It should be no surprise to anyone at this point that the Mint SIM plans are extremely affordable, but right now the popular alternative carrier is offering a discount to drop those prices even further. Using the coupon code FOXTOBER, you can save an extra $15 on any of the 3-month plans, including the 2GB, 5GB and 10GB options. This discount drops the prices to as low as $30 for three months of service, which is insane.

If you need more data, you can opt for the 5GB plan for $45 for all three months, or the 10GB plan for a total of just $60. These prices are lower than what most carriers charge for just one month of service.

For those not familiar with Mint SIM, it is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) which operates using T-Mobile's 4G LTE network to provide customers with extremely-affordable cellular service.

Getting started is super simple. All you have to do is order a SIM kit for the plan you want to use (be sure to enter the promo code when ordering) and have an unlocked phone that you can pop the card into when you receive it.

After the promotional 3-month period ends, you will be billed at the normal rates for the plan that you pick. This coupon code cannot be combined with any other offers.

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Verizon compatible BlackBerry KEYone now available from B&H Photo

If you've still been having some issues getting your hands on a Verizon compatible BlackBerry KEYone you'll want to hit up the fine folks at B&H Photo. For a while now, they've had the BlackBerry KEYone listed as coming soon in both GSM unlocked and Verizon compatible versions, but finally, the Verizon compatible versions are now in stock and available for $549.99 with free shipping. If you order today, your KEYone will ship today! Still no word on when their GSM unlocked version will be available as it remains listed as 'coming soon' but surely it won't be long now if they have the Verizon compatible on hand to ship out.

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Yanfeng Visteon selects BlackBerry QNX for digital instrument cluster project

BlackBerry QNX has scored another win with the announcement that Yanfeng Visteon has selected the QNX Platform for Instrument Clusters for a digital instrument cluster project with a major Chinese OEM.

"BlackBerry's QNX technology has been powering digital instrument clusters in vehicle brands such as Alfa Romeo, Audi, Corvette, Jaguar and Range Rover since 2009," said John Wall, SVP and GM of BlackBerry QNX. "We are honored to partner with Yangfeng Visteon, a leading Tier 1 automotive supplier in China, to bring our secure, scalable, and trusted automotive software to one of the largest car markets in the world."

"BlackBerry QNX was the obvious partner for us due to their deep history in cybersecurity and reliable embedded solutions," said Jayesh Patel, General Manager of Yangfeng Visteon Electronics Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. "Together with BlackBerry QNX, our customer will receive a superior solution with the highest automotive safety certification in the industry."

Although the terms of the deal were not released, this news follows several the recent news of Delphi using BlackBerry QNX for its autonomous driving system and Tokyo Electron Device selling and distributing BlackBerry QNX SDP in Japan.

BlackBerry QNX Selected by Yanfeng Visteon for Digital Instrument Cluster Project

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Oct. 2, 2017) - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) today announced that Yanfeng Visteon, a global Tier 1 automotive supplier, has selected the company's safety-certified QNX Platform for Instrument Clusters 1.0 software for a digital instrument cluster project with a major Chinese OEM. Terms of the deal are confidential.

"BlackBerry's QNX technology has been powering digital instrument clusters in vehicle brands such as Alfa Romeo, Audi, Corvette, Jaguar and Range Rover since 2009," said John Wall, SVP and GM of BlackBerry QNX. "We are honored to partner with Yangfeng Visteon, a leading Tier 1 automotive supplier in China, to bring our secure, scalable, and trusted automotive software to one of the largest car markets in the world."

"BlackBerry QNX was the obvious partner for us due to their deep history in cybersecurity and reliable embedded solutions," said Jayesh Patel, General Manager of Yangfeng Visteon Electronics Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. "Together with BlackBerry QNX, our customer will receive a superior solution with the highest automotive safety certification in the industry."

BlackBerry's QNX Platform for Instrument Clusters 1.0 was recently certified by TÜV Rheinland, an independent auditing firm that is globally recognized for functional safety assessments. The QNX software platform has the highest safety certification required by the industry for digital instrument clusters - ISO 26262 ASIL B.

Additional information about BlackBerry's QNX Platform for Instrument Clusters 1.0 is available here.

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The best wireless chargers for your new phone

It's been eight years since wireless charging first came to smartphones with the Palm Pre, but it took Apple building it into the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X to make it matter to the mainstream. That's no snarky jab at Apple or its customers; in fact the iPhone's newfound embrace of wireless charging is reason to celebrate for all those who've ever known the joy of cutting the (charging) cord!

That's because wireless charging is about to return to the scene in a big way – and this time, there's no pesky standards war to get in the way of progress. I'm MrMobile and here's everything you need to know if you're treating your smartphones to a wireless charger in 2017.

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BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition now available from Belsimpel!

Following up on their release of the silver BlackBerry KEYone in the Netherlands, the folks at Belsimpel have now also added the BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition to their lineup for those who prefer to head to the dark side.

Pricing for the KEYone BlackBerry at Belsimpel has been set at €649.00 with free delivery at home, at work or pick up at one of the 7seven Belsimpel stores or at a PostNL pick-up point.

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BlackBerry and Tokyo Electron Device sign new agreement to offer access to QNX SDP in Japan

Looking to expand sales and distribution for BlackBerry's QNX Software Development Platform, BlackBerry has now announced they have signed a new agreement with Tokyo Electron Device Limited to offer the secure embedded platform to device manufacturers in Japan.

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John Chen talks BlackBerry earnings, QNX, Equifax hack, and more!

After announcing BlackBerry's Q2 2018 earnings, BlackBerry CEO John Chen sat down with BNN's Amber Kanwar to discuss a wide array of topics including BlackBerry earnings, QNX, Equifax hack, and even Apple phone pricing.

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How to setup wireless hotspot on the BlackBerry KEYone

If you're on the go with your computer, tablet or other device and happen to be out of reach of a solid Wi-Fi network — not to worry. The BlackBerry KEYone lets you fire up a wireless hotspot in just a few easy steps.

How to Setup a Wireless Hotspot on the BlackBerry KEYone

  1. Swipe down from the top of your screen and tap the gear icon

  2. Tap More. Then tap Tethering & Mobile Hotspot

  3. Tap Set up Mobile Hotspot

  4. Enter the details for your wireless hotspot here. Choose a name and set the password, as well as the security and AP Band. Tap Save.

  5. Tap the toggle next to Mobile Hotspot to turn on your wireless hotspot.

  6. Now you can connect to your Wi-Fi network (you named in step 4) and get things done!

Using mobile hotspot on your device is a great solution to slow or non-existent Wi-Fi networks when you're on the go. You don't have to worry about bringing along another piece of tech to stay connected, and with stellar battery life on the KEYone, you won't have to worry about charging up often when utilizing the hotspot feature.

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BlackBerry KEYone pairs the best of BlackBerry’s software and security with TCL Communication’s commitment to delivering high-quality, reliable smartphones to customers around the world.

Beyond the iconic BlackBerry design that’s been curated for the modern user, the BlackBerry KEYone comes with a number of additional features that truly reinvents communications for the professional consumer.

  • Built to last – An iconic BlackBerry smartphone made reliable for the demanding user, the BlackBerry KEYone combines a sleek aluminum frame and soft grip textured back built to offer the best in durability.
  • Runs Android™ 7.1 Nougat – Giving users access to the entire Google Play store and apps - and will receive Google™ security patch updates.
  • The keyboard reimagined – Forget what you knew about keyboards, the BlackBerry Smart Keyboard goes beyond typing. It can be easily programmed to launch up to 52 customizable shortcuts, providing even greater ease of use. And use it to scroll through web pages, the picture gallery or to take a picture.
  • Loaded with BlackBerry® Hub® – Bringing all your messages into one consolidated place; including emails, texts and messages from any social media account.
  • Unrivaled security features – The BlackBerry KEYone is designed to offer the most secure Android smartphone experience possible.
  • Long battery life – Featuring the largest battery ever found in a BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry KEYone offers roughly 26 hours of mixed use, thanks to its 3505mAh battery.
  • Impressive photo quality – The BlackBerry KEYone includes a 12MP rear camera with an industry leading camera sensor that captures sharp, crisp photos in any light. And for when you have to take a video conference on the go, it includes an 8MP front camera with fixed focus and 84-degree wide angle lens.


Width Height Thickness 5.87 in
149.1 mm
2.85 in
72.4 mm
0.37 in
9.4 mm
6.35 oz
180 grams
  • Display:
    • 4.5-inch IPS LCD display
    • 1620x1080 resolution
    • 434ppi
  • Chips:
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor
    • 8x 2.0Ghz Cortex A53 cores
    • 3GB RAM
    • 32GB internal storage
    • microSD card slot
  • Cameras:
    • 12MP ƒ/20 PDAF rear camera
    • Dual-tone LED flash
    • 8MP ƒ/2.2 front camera
  • Battery:
    • 3505 mAh battery
    • Non-removable
    • USB-C, Quick Charge 3.0 + boost charging
  • Software:
    • Android 7.1.1 Nougat
    • DTEK security suite
    • FIPS 140-2 full disk encryption
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How to transfer your photos from iPhone to Android

Love taking pictures? Google Photos will be your new best friend!

In years past, it was a giant pain to move photos from one platform to another. Photos were stored locally on your device and that is where they stayed. You could offload them somewhere to back them up (like iPhoto or Dropbox) but there wasn't any super easy way to get them from one place to another.

Well now, there is just that — a super easy way to get your photos from your iPhone to Android device in just a few quick steps.

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Get a Sticky Password Premium lifetime subscription for just $30!

Your passwords protect your whole online life, and they should be strong and secure. Unfortunately, those aren't always the easiest to remember and manage because of how many accounts most of us have, but that doesn't mean you should settle for something easier. Password managers are an amazing way of securely managing your passwords and ensuring that you can remember them without dumbing them down.

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Some password management services are expensive, but not all of them have to be. For just $30 you can keep all of your passwords protected and easily accessible with a Sticky Password Premium subscription. This lifetime subscription gives you access to your passwords from mobile devices, computers and more.

Some of the other features include:

  • Create strong, unique passwords, whenever & wherever you need them, on all of your devices
  • Enjoy premium quality security for your all of your passwords & personal information
  • Automatically log-in to recognized sites
  • Choose between cloud-based or local storage for your password library
  • Fill out online forms instantly w/ saved information
  • Trusted technology — millions of people protected

Stop forgetting your old passwords. Stop making your passwords too basic. Enhance your life security with this lifetime subscription to Stick Password Premium for just $30, which is a fraction of its usual $150 price tag.

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This 80% savings won't last long, so be sure to act quickly if you are interested in securing your passwords.

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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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