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ShopBlackBerry offering Valentine's Day deals on DTEK50 and DTEK60!

If your Valentine's Day sweetheart isn't really into cards, candy or flowers, and would prefer a new BlackBerry, ShopBlackBerry has placed both the DTEK50 and DTEK60 on sale for a limited time across all regions ShopBlackBerry serves.

BlackBerry introduces secure cloud-based communications platform for developers

As BlackBerry continues to grow their software offerings, the company has now introduced a new software development kit for secure cloud-based communications better known as BBM Enterprise SDK. BBM Enterprise SDK, will enable developers to integrate secure messaging, voice and video capabilities into applications and services.

Latest BlackBerry Android app updates bring dark theme to the Hub and more!

After spending some time in the BlackBerry Beta Zone, the latest BlackBerry Android app updates have now started to filter out through the Google Play Store. This time around, the BlackBerry Hub gets the most attention as it features plenty of new enhancements as well as the long-awaited dark theme option. Also rolling out as a bit of a surprise is a new update to Password Keeper which also includes a new dark theme option.

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Brief

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Brief

Did you miss BerryFlow live last night? If so, you can now go ahead and get yourself caught up by grabbing the audio or checking out the video. This week, we kept things pretty brief in order to make time for the Super Bowl, but still managed to pack a lot of content into the conversation.


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BlackBerry announces major mobile software licensing agreement with Optiemus in India

Following several rumors and speculation, BlackBerry have now officially announced an exclusive, long-term licensing agreement with leading Indian telecom enterprise, Optiemus Infracom Ltd to bring the production of secure BlackBerry Android handsets in more global markets including India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. This agreement with Optiemus comes shortly after announcing similar deals with TCL Communication and PT BlackBerry Merah Putih.

BlackBerry begins rollout of February Android security update

BlackBerry powered by Android Security Bulletin – February 2017 now posted for all.

Although the BlackBerry Security Incident Response Team has yet to post the details for the February Android update, it does appear as though the rollout has begun for quite a few folks. As per normal, it has started with Priv owners and will expand out from there. Once downloaded and installed, you should see your security patch level set as 'February 5, 2017'.

New beta builds of BlackBerry Hub, Calendar, Tasks and more now available!

Looking for some fresh builds of the Hub+ core apps? If you're part of the BlackBerry Beta Zone testing, you'll want to check for updates available in the Google Play Store. New beta builds of BlackBerry Hub+ Services, BlackBerry Hub, Calendar, Contacts, Notes, and Tasks are now available.

Registration is now open for the BlackBerry Developer Summit Europe

For those of you who missed out on the BlackBerry Developer Summit that took place in New York, registration for the BlackBerry Developer Summit Europe has now opened up. You'll have to act fast, though, as space is currently limited.

BlackBerry advances global expansion of its AtHoc crisis communication software

As BlackBerry continues to focus on expanding their software efforts, the company has now announced expanded global capabilities for BlackBerry Secure and AtHoc. These updates add new end-to-end safety benefits and security capabilities for customers around the globe.

Celebrating 4 years of BlackBerry 10!

Celebrating 4 years of BlackBerry 10!

Today, January 30, marks the four year anniversary of BlackBerry 10. While not an anniversary usually 'celebrated', like 5th or 10th anniversary, we still wanted to go ahead and recognize the date so put together a quick video taking a look back at most of the devices released with BlackBerry 10. If you're really looking for a trip down memory lane, and to get a closer look at the events that took place on launch day, then I suggest taking a look at this article from 2014 as well as our BlackBerry 10 launch roundup.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen issues statement on U.S. immigration ban

Following in the footsteps of many tech leaders who have now spoke out against President Trump's executive order and immigration ban, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has issued his own statement on behalf of BlackBerry.

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Incline

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Incline

Did you miss BerryFlow live last night? If so, you can now go ahead and get yourself caught up by grabbing the audio or checking out the video. This week, we had quite a few topics to cover including MrMobile's BlackBerry Priv re-review, rumored specs for the BB Merah Putih built BlackBerry and of course, plenty of talk about the BlackBerry 'Mercury.' Settle in, and get yourself caught up!

BlackBerry 'Mercury' makes an appearance on Last Man Standing

Although the BlackBerry 'Mercury' has yet to be officially announced, it seems as though there is already some sly marketing happening on behalf of BlackBerry Mobile. As spotted in the forums, in the latest episode of Last Man Standing, plenty of on-screen time is given to the QWERTY handset by Tim Allen's character, Michael Baxter.

Register for the BlackBerry and Appdome app security webinar!

As part of BlackBerry's partnership with Appdome to enable codeless integration for apps, the two companies have been hosting joint webinars to help developers learn more about their offerings. The latest, 'BlackBerry and Appdome - Securing a Wider Set of Apps in a Fraction of the Time', is scheduled for next month.

Rumored specs for the BB Merah Putih built BlackBerry-branded device appear

While BlackBerry Mobile have been teasing the BlackBerry 'Mercury', there's another BlackBerry-branded device for the Indonesian market that has yet to appear fully. That device, only really known as BlackBerry - BBC100-1, comes from the device software licensing agreement BlackBerry put together with joint venture PT BB Merah Putih. Thus far, details have been slim aside from it appearing late last year at Indonesia's e-Certification database POSTEL and John Chen noting we'd hear more during Chinese New Year, but it looks like we're now getting a look at some of the specs.

Netflix for Android now allows you to save TV shows and movies to your SD Card

Following up on their earlier release which added the ability to download TV shows and movies to watch offline, Netflix has now rolled out a new build of their Android app which allows you to store shows and movies on your SD Card.

BlackBerry 'Mercury' will be officially announced at Mobile World Congress

For those of you excited to hear more about the BlackBerry 'Mercury' as it has thus far been called, we now have some further official confirmation the QWERTY BlackBerry will be fully unveiled at Mobile World Congress in late February as teased by the new BlackBerry Mobile Twitter account.

You have 48 hours to grab a great deal on a BlackBerry Passport!

If you've been holding off for a great deal to come up in order to snag a BlackBerry Passport or BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition, now might be one of the best times to take action. Right now, ShopBlackBerry is hosting a 48-hour sale on both devices across most regions.

BlackBerry OS autoloader files now available!

If you've yet to get the BlackBerry 10.3.3 update or are simply just looking to a newer version than the one you have, you can now download the OS autoloader files needed to manually install it.

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - MrMobile

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - MrMobile

Breaking away from our regularly scheduled programming, this week on Upstream we sit down with none other than Michael Fisher, or as you may know him – MrMobile. In this special edition podcast, we discuss the past, present, and future for BlackBerry and gather Michael's insight from his hands-on time with the new BlackBerry 'Mercury' at CES 2017. Check out the video or audio!