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Grab an unlocked BlackBerry DTEK60 right now for only $460!

If you're looking to pick up a BlackBerry DTEK60 but not really feeling the Shop BlackBerry price of $500, you might be interested in taking up Daily Steals on their offer. Right now, you can pick up a BlackBerry DTEK60 through them for only $460. That's certainly not a bad deal and is currently cheaper than Amazon's offers as well. Not feeling the DTEK60? Well, Daily Steals also has the BlackBerry Priv available for $290. But Priv deals are easy to come by, the DTEK60 thus far, hasn't really been discounted often.

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BlackBerry begins rollout of March Android security update

As noted by the BlackBerry Security Incident Response Team on Twitter, BlackBerry has now begun their rollout of the March Android update. Once downloaded and installed, you should see your security patch level set as 'March 5, 2017'.

BlackBerry rolls out new Hub+ beta apps for Android

BlackBerry rolls out new Hub+ beta apps for Android

Following their standard practice of rolling out new beta releases ahead of the monthly security update, new beta releases of the BlackBerry Hub+ Suite apps have now started to roll out through Google Play. As noted on the BlackBerry Beta Zone, these updates (v1.5.1.12521) are mainly bug fixes and minor adjustments and a continuation of the previous beta builds. As a reminder, here's what those beta releases brought:

Can't wait for the BlackBerry KEYone? Download these KEYone wallpapers right now!

If you simply can't wait to get your hands on a BlackBerry KEYone, you can now at least make your current BlackBerry look a little like the KEYone. Two of the most requested wallpapers from the KEYone have been posted in the CrackBerry Forums for download, and they sure do look pretty.

John Chen discusses security and the future of BlackBerry on CBS This Morning

Update from Kevin: Added YouTube embed so will be easier to watch across all devices!

Stopping by CBS This Morning, BlackBerry CEO John Chen sat down to discuss what exactly is going on with BlackBerry, their move to software and security and what the future holds for BlackBerry in the long run.

Rogers joins Bell and TELUS in offering the BlackBerry KEYone starting in April

Aside from letting it be known here in the CrackBerry comments section, Rogers has now confirmed on Twitter that they too will be offering the BlackBerry KEYone starting in April. In reality, Rogers was kind of a given to carry the KEYone anyway. They were on hand in Barcelona to do a BlackBerry KEYone hands-on plus; reps have been visiting Rogers locations showing off the device since it was officially announced.

BB Merah Putih BlackBerry Aurora official product page has gone live

With device images and press images already out there and pre-order pages having gone up across multiple Indonesian retailers, it was only a matter of time before the BB Merah Putih put the official BlackBerry Aurora product page live as well. The new site confirms pretty much everything we learned earlier about the BlackBerry Aurora, including the specs, available colors and more.

The BlackBerry KEYone will be available from Bell starting in late April

With TELUS already on the confirmed list of Canadian carriers taking on the BlackBerry KEYone, others are starting to share their plans as well. In this case, Bell Twitter support has now confirmed they will indeed be carrying the BlackBerry KEYone starting in late April.

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The BlackBerry KEYone is almost here, and we can't wait. BlackBerry Mobile unveiled the device at Mobile World Congress 2017 and let the world know it will be available globally starting in April. Until then we're going to have all the latest news and updates about where to buy the device, who has pre-orders opening up and more.

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A passion for hardware and having strong products is key for BlackBerry Mobile

When it was announced that TCL would be licensing the BlackBerry brand to create BlackBerry Mobile, many folks were wondering what BlackBerry Mobile could do with the brand that BlackBerry could not and what the markers for success would be once things began rolling. In a new interview with TCL's Nicolas Zibell from Chris Foxx at the BBC, we finally get some answers to those questions.

BlackBerry KEYone scores plenty of awards at Mobile World Congress!

Going into Mobile World Congress 2017, we had a pretty good feeling folks would be impressed with the BlackBerry KEYone and as it turns out, that feeling was pretty spot on. As MWC2017 comes to a close, the time has come for the awards portion of the show to take place and it's fair to say the BlackBerry KEYone has been cleaning up.

BB Merah Putih built BlackBerry-branded device now has a name - BB Aurora

Following the images of the first BB Merah Putih built BlackBerry-branded device appearing, it seems as though Indonesian retailer Elevenia has outed the go to market name of the device as well. According to a small pre-order listing on their site, the device when released will be called the BlackBerry Aurora and is expected to arrive on March 3, though, we've heard a date slightly later than that but only by a few days.

Latest BBM release delivers a new look and feel, Chat API, spam reporting and more!

If you're not already on the latest release of BBM for Android and iOS, now is a great time to go ahead and get yourself updated. The latest versions available through Google Play and the App Store have gone through some significant changes there's plenty of new features and additions for you to check out.

Fingerprint Cards powers the in-keyboard fingerprint sensor on the BlackBerry KEYone

Although BlackBerry Mobile didn't spend any time talking about the fingerprint sensor on the BlackBerry KEYone during the launch at Mobile World Congress 2017, most CrackBerry readers I'm sure, know it's there and built right into the keyboard and if you don't, well you do now.

Given the few details offered up, and the uniqueness of it being built into the keyboard, I began wondering who exactly built the fingerprint sensor for the KEYone. As it turns out, the sensor was built by Fingerprint Cards who worked closely with the hardware team to create the first-in-the-world fingerprint sensor in a keyboard on the BlackBerry KEYone.

Relax, the BlackBerry KEYone does have an RGB LED indicator

Believe it or not, one of the top questions asked about the BlackBerry KEYone has been whether or not it actually has an RGB LED indicator. For those who still doubt it is there and somehow seemingly avoided all the proof showing it off, we can assure you it is.

Unlocked Mobiles UK now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry KEYone!

For BlackBerry fans in the UK looking to get their hands on a brand new BlackBerry KEYone as soon as possible, the folks at Unlocked Mobiles have now started taking pre-orders. At this point, they have the pricing set at £494.98 including VAT and the expected time of shipment is currently set for April 10.

The BlackBerry KEYone will be available from TELUS starting in April

If you're a TELUS customer looking to get your hands on a BlackBerry KEYone, you won't have to wonder if TELUS will be offering the device. The Canadian carrier has let it be known they will have the device available to customers starting in April. At this point, TELUS has not committed to any exact date or pricing but, just knowing the BlackBerry KEYone will be available is news enough to get happy about.

Watch the video replay of the BlackBerry KEYone launch event!

Did you miss out on taking in the BlackBerry KEYone announcement live? If so, you can go ahead and get yourself caught up by watching the full video replay. The event was hosted by our very own CrackBerry Kevin, and of course, features folks such as Nicolas Zibell, CEO at TCL Communication, as well as Logan Bell, Product Manager at BlackBerry Mobile.

TCL Communication launches the all-new BlackBerry KEYone at Mobile World Congress!

The BlackBerry KEYone is the Mercury's official name and you'll be able to get your hands on it and its QWERTY keyboard beginning in April.

After many months of anticipation, and a teasing at CES 2017, TCL Communication has now officially given the device formerly known as 'Mercury' a name, pricing, and a release time timeframe. As unveiled today at Mobile World Congress, the BlackBerry KEYone will be available globally beginning in April and will be priced at or under €599 EUR/£499 GBP/$549 USD.

BlackBerry KEYone Specs and Features

Official BlackBerry KEYone Specs and Features

The pieces that make the BlackBerry KEYone tick!

Now that the BlackBerry KEYone is official, that means the full run down of specs are available now as well. For the KEYone, every component of the device, including the Snapdragon 625 was specifically chosen with the goal of lengthening the battery life in mind. Mind you, the battery itself is the largest ever put in a BlackBerry, (3505 mAh) so we're already off to a great start. Read on to see what else makes up the BlackBerry KEYone.

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