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Belsimpel lists the BlackBerry Motion as coming soon for €469

An earlier version of this article noted the price being €499. After the article went live, Belsimpel dropped it to €469. We've updated the article to reflect the newly listed pricing of €469.

While the initial launch of the BlackBerry Motion was noted to be limited, it does seem as though some select partners are already gearing up for release beyond the UAE and Saudia Arabia. Belsimpel has now listed the Motion as coming soon on their site.

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You can now pre-order the BlackBerry Motion from Axiom Telecom

If you're looking to be among the first to pick up a BlackBerry Motion in the UAE, the folks at Axiom Telecom have now opened up their pre-order page for the all-new touchscreen BlackBerry. As noted when the device was made official at GITEX, the BlackBerry Motion pricing has been set at 1,699 AED and if you place your order through Axiom, shipments are expected to start rolling out as of October 22. Have you pre-ordered? Let us know in the comments or swing by the CrackBerry BlackBerry Motion forums for more Motion discussion.

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BlackBerry Motion Specs and Features

The parts that make up the BlackBerry Motion

Now that the BlackBerry Motion is official, that means the full rundown of specs has been put out to the world as well, here's what makes the BlackBerry Motion move.

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BlackBerry Motion skips the keyboard, brings huge 4000mAh battery and IP67 rating instead!

With GITEX Technology Week now officially kicked off, BlackBerry Mobile used their time there to go ahead and officially announce their all-new BlackBerry Motion. Falling right in line with the rumored specs surrounding the device ahead of the official announcement, the BlackBerry Motion features a 5.5-inch full HD display, 4GB RAM and a 4,000mAh battery with QuickCharge 3.0 support and is rated IP67 for dust and water resistance, all powered by the Snapdragon 625 SoC. When it comes to taking photos, the BlackBerry Motion makes use of a 12MP rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture along with an 8MP front-facing camera.

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Our BlackBerry Motion forums are now open!

Looking to discuss the BlackBerry Motion? Good news! We've now opened up our BlackBerry Motion forums and you're all invited to come hang out. Now that the device has gone from being registered at many of the compliance outlets to have the full-on render leak via @evleaks, we figured it was time to give it a proper forum for discussion. As it stands, there are already plenty of threads discussing the Motion and they're sure to grow with plenty of questions, device help and more! So, be sure to stop by often.

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BlackBerry KEYone now available to order in Colombia

After kicking off their launch party on October 4, BlackBerry Mobile has announced that the BlackBerry KEYone is now available in Colombia. Retail options will expand over the next few weeks but for now, those interested in picking up a BlackBerry KEYone can do so by placing their order with Alkosto, where the KEYone is priced at $2,299,030 COP. According to the site, orders placed will begin shipping as of October 16.

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Grab this IT Security Specialist Super Bundle for just $59!

More businesses are moving online each day, and with them comes the need for increased IT security. There are plenty of high-profile hacks already in the books, and there will no doubt be more. The professionals in this field are in high demand, but the training required to land this sort of career usually isn't cheap.

Save 98% on this IT Security Specialist Super Bundle! Learn more

Right now, however, CrackBerry Digital Offers has a deal on an IT Security Specialist Super Bundle. Instead of paying the usual price of $3,289, you'll instead pay just $59. No, that isn't a typo. That's a savings of 98%.

This bundle contains 10 complete courses, including:

  • CompTIA Security+ SY0-401
  • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)
  • Cisco 210-260: CCNA Security
  • Risk Management Professional (RMP)
  • CSA Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Information Security Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)

This is over 113 hours of content that will take you from beginner to pro, and you'll be able to ace 10 different certification exams that potential employers look for.

Help land a lucrative career with this IT Security bundle, right now just $59 Learn more

If you've been thinking about a new, lucrative career, or you've just always been interested in IT security, this is the bundle for you. Want to save thousands of dollars? Don't wait too long.

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FYI: Built-in Dropbox app on BlackBerry 10 no longer works, try these apps instead!

As BlackBerry 10 continues to age, features that were current when it was released have also started to age and change. One of the latest to come to an end is support for the built-in Dropbox app, which tapped into the native file manager. As of Sept. 29, Dropbox shut down their API v1 that the built-in Dropbox app relied on and with no update in sight for the app, folks now have to look for alternative apps for Dropbox access.

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GSM Unlocked BlackBerry KEYone now available from B&H Photo

Quickly following up on their availability of the Verizon compatible BlackBerry KEYone, B&H Photo has now also listed the GSM Unlocked BlackBerry KEYone as being available on the site. As expected, pricing for the KEYone through B&H has been set at $549.99.

In addition to the device availability, they now also have several accessories in stock such as the Dual Layer Shell and the Flipcase. Unfortunately, shipping won't be as fast this time around as the stores will be closed for the Succos holiday and will resume processing on October 16. The waiting is the hardest part.

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Check out the video from the BlackBerry KEYone Argentina launch event

To celebrate the launch of the BlackBerry KEYone in Argentina, BlackBerry Mobile threw a pretty sweet party! In a new video posted to their YouTube channel, BlackBerry Mobile shared a quick look at the event which was complete with a special door you had to go through in order to gain access. Sorry, you don't win any prizes for guessing what the entry code was. The KEYone is available now in Argentina from Personal and Frávega.

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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.

About BlackBerry

BlackBerry is a mobile-native security software and services company dedicated to securing the enterprise of things. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company was founded in 1984 and operates in North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. The Company trades under the ticker symbols "BB" on the Toronto Stock Exchange and "BBRY" on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit www.BlackBerry.com.

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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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