No sooner than I finish up the P'9983 video post, an email arrives in my inbox from BlackBerry with the official press release to go along with the latest Porsche Design BlackBerry.

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On video for the first time - The Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9983

As this post goes live the Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9983 is being unveiled at an event in Dubai. We can't be there ourselves but if you've been keeping an eye on things you'll know that I'm attending an event next week for the P'9983 at Harrods in London.

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Deal of the Day: BlackBerry Q5 Leather Pocket Pouch

This professional BlackBerry Q5 case is made of hand crafted, genuine leather and features a soft inner lining, keeping your device safe from scratches. The power saving technology that's built-in conserves the battery life of your BlackBerry Q5 while protected. Get yours today for only $14.95!

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EE

UK mobile operator EE today refreshed the company's range of 4G SIM-only plans, offering more bang for your buck when it comes to mobile data. Available from today both online and in EE stores, the new 12-month and 30-day plans offer a wider range of options for consumers looking to hop onto the 4G bandwagon, without having to fork out an extreme amount for the luxury of LTE connectivity.

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WhatsApp

Just a very quick heads up for you BlackBerry Beta Zone members that like to grab the latest updates possible. WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 has a small update waiting for download, although it's just bug fixes this time, so nothing too exciting.

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Text twister

I've not used an application on BlackBerry 10 like Text Twister before. And you know what - It's kinda fun and also good for winding up BBM friends with some garbled messages!

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FastTube

If you're anything like me and spend far too much time each day watching videos on YouTube you may well be a FastTube user. The native BlackBerry 10 application has received a sweet update this week which should please users.

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BlackBerry shows off the first official image of the Porsche Design P'9983

If you're waiting for the Porsche Design P'9983 to be official, you won't have to wait much longer as the event is set for September 17th (or later tonight depending on where you live) but it seems as though there might have been a little slip up on the Inside BlackBerry blog. A blog post describing the design process of the device with Roland Heiler, Managing Director of the Porsche Design Studio, presumably set for after the announcement has now gone live. I could be wrong in saying it was never meant to be posted but it sure seems that way given some of the links aren't active yet and references an event that hasn't yet happened.

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Microsoft considering bringing OneNote app to BlackBerry 10, add your vote!

Earlier today Microsoft rolled out OneNote for Android Wear of all things and that left many wondering if they'd ever port the Android version over to BlackBerry 10. As it turns out, their UserVoice forums where they collect feedback has been home to a request for OneNote on BlackBerry 10 since June.

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September 9th, 2014, marked 15 years since the Mobile Nations story began, with the launch of Visor Central. A lot has changed in mobile tech in the years since, but one thing definitely has not — the passion of this great community. The response to our anniversary article was fantastic, and I want to thank each and every one of you for the congratulations and support you shared. It truly means a lot.

We celebrated the day by recognizing our ten longest, still-active members and also by holding a contest where two members from each of our active communities could each win a $150 gift card to be used towards the purchase of their next phone. And the usernames of the lucky winners are....

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BlackBerry and Tango Networks team up for global partnership

BlackBerry continues to quietly forge new partnership deals and another has just been announced via Tango Networks. The Tango Networks solution, now a part of BlackBerry's Enterprise ISV Reseller Program, is available to customers direct from BlackBerry and its value-added reseller network. Tango Networks' portfolio of Business Mobility Solutions offered through BlackBerry includes:

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Deal of the Day: Incipio OVRMLD Flexible Hard Case for BlackBerry Z10

The Incipio OVRMLD Case is engineered with raised NGP barriers to protect the soft touch finish from unpredictable scratches and surface wear. The dual-injected design combines impact resistant, semi-rigid polymer with a solid plextonium frame. Get yours in black or pink today for just $21.95!

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hootsuite

BlackBerry has announced a new partnership with the social media management software and services company Hootsuite that will allow the BBM Channels app to be used in the Hootsuite dashboard.

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P'9983

Although most of the media have all eyes focused on the upcoming launch of the BlackBerry Passport we musn't forget that we should also see the official unleashing of the latest creation from BlackBerry and Porsche Design - the P'9983. We told you recently that there would be an event in Dubai on September 17th and although we won't be travelling to that one ourselves we do now have an alternative.

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FlyCraft Herbie: Crazy Machines recieves a wee update

If you've been enjoying FlyCraft Herbie: Crazy Machines on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone, you'll want to hit up BlackBerry World where you should find a nice update waiting for you.

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BlackBerry Classic could bring the return of original 'keyboard shortcut' options

Fans of BlackBerry OS have been missing something on QWERTY BlackBerry 10 devices. Some would even go so far as to say it's a very crucial and sadly missed feature. If you're a QWERTY device user, you probably already know what I'm referring to without even reading any further. Keyboard shortcuts. They were awesome on BlackBerry OS and allowed BlackBerry users to unleash some truly powerful productivity with very minimal effort. Sadly, they were stripped out of BlackBerry 10 and while some were replaced, they were never recreated at full capacity but instead simply just used for speed dial contacts.

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Media Markt Germany now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Passport

If you live in Germany and are looking to be among the first to own a BlackBerry Passport, you'll want to hit up the Media Markt site and place your pre-order. Europe's largest retailer of consumer electronics has priced the device at €599 Euros at this point which includes VAT, though the site lacks details on when it's actually expected to ship after pre-orders have been placed.

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AIESEC Canada's Executive team uses BlackBerry Z30 smartphones to improve collaboration and productivity

BlackBerry has now announced a new partnership with AIESEC Canada wherein over the next 12 months, AIESEC Canada's seven-person executive team will be equipped with BlackBerry Z30 smartphones to help them manage their demanding schedule and document their experiences. The AIESEC executive team will utilize BBM, BBM Video and Screen Share, among other BlackBerry 10 productivity applications, as they visit 30 university campuses across Canada and travel to international conferences.

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U.S. National Transportation Safety Board calls for ban on distracted driving

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, or NTSB, is advocating the elimination of distractions while in a transportation vehicle. Citing disasters, sometimes fatal, that could have been avoided if the operator of their transport vehicle, whether that's a car, boat, plane, or train, was focused on the task at hand rather than distractions caused by the use of personal electronic devices (PEDs) in the cabin, the NTSB is calling for a nationwide ban on the use of non-essential electronic devices while driving.

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Sprint's Prepaid service revamps with new tiered data plans

The Sprint Prepaid brand will now have three new monthly plans, all of which offer its customers unlimited talk and text. The cheapest is now priced at $35 a month with 1 GB of data, followed by $45 a month with 3 GB of data and $55 a month for 6 GB of data.

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