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Having issues with WhatsApp on BlackBerry 10? Make sure you have the latest version

Have you been having issues with WhatsApp on BlackBerry 10? It seems quite a few folks have been reporting issues with the app not allowing them to send messages or stating that the app is no longer supported over the past couple of days. Not to worry, though, the app is still supported and as WhatsApp previously noted, will continue to be supported until June 30, 2017. If you're currently having issues with the app, there are a few troubleshooting steps you can take to get WhatsApp working again.

BBM introduces its first themed card game Pmang Capsa Susun in Indonesia

For the Indonesian market, BBM has been busy rolling out new features but games thus far have been a highlight and another has now arrived. Capsa Susun, more commonly known as Chinese Poker, is a traditional game and is incredibly popular being one of the three most played card games in Indonesia.

Utility Bundle for BlackBerry 10 offers eight great apps for one low price!

One of the great things about BlackBerry 10 is and always has been the utility apps developers manage to create for the platform. The apps you didn't know you needed in your life until you download them and one developer, Burning Platform, has created quite a few apps just like that and right now, you can snag a great bundle of eight apps for 50% off their original price when you buy them in a bundle.

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Dark Theme

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Dark Theme

If you missed out on Upstream live, now is the chance to get yourself caught up. This week, we discuss the BlackBerry Developer Summit happening in London on March 24, a new dark theme for the Hub on Android rolling out in beta, plenty of Mercury talk. Plus, another look back at the DTEK60 and how it shows TCL can build great BlackBerry devices. We kept things short this week, so enjoy!

BlackBerry Virtual Expert for BlackBerry 10 updated

BlackBerry Virtual Expert for BlackBerry 10 updated

If you have been having issues making use the BlackBerry Virtual Expert app since updating to BlackBerry OS 10.3.3, the fix is now in. A brand new update for device diagnostic app has now arrived and is available for download through BlackBerry World.

Get 40% off all accessories from ShopBlackBerry right now!

If you're looking to load up on BlackBerry accessories, ShopBlackBerry has kicked off a limited time sale you'll likely want to check out. From now, through to January 23rd, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST, BlackBerry is offering 40% off all BlackBerry branded accessories.

How to enable 'Dark Theme' for the BlackBerry Hub on Android

If you're looking to change things up and get a different look in your BlackBerry Hub, the latest update (still rolling out in beta) has now added a dark theme option. It's an optional addition, so you can give it a go and see how you like it. Need to know how to enable it? It's easy, check out our quick guide as well as some screenshots of what to expect when it's changed.

Latest BlackBerry Hub+ Services update brings WeChat and Line integration

Since the release of the BlackBerry Hub on Android and ultimately, BlackBerry Hub+ Services on Android, BlackBerry has slowly been adding additional integrations to the BlackBerry Hub. Most recently, Facebook Messenger was added to the mix, and now, BlackBerry has once again added a few more services. The latest update, which still appears to be a beta, for now, includes integration for popular messaging services WeChat and Line. A welcome addition for anyone using those apps, no doubt.

BlackBerry Developer Summit Europe happening in London on March 24

If you missed out on the last BlackBerry Developer Summit because it took place in New York, BlackBerry has now announced they'll be hosting another in Europe. This time around, the event will take place in London on March 24, 2017.

BlackBerry Mercury and DTEK50 win awards at CES 2017

BlackBerry Mercury and DTEK50 win awards at CES 2017

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Now that CES 2017 has wrapped up, folks are looking back on everything that was announced in Las Vegas and handing out awards for what they feel was the 'Best Of CES.' Unsurprisingly, one of the items that continues to appear on several lists is the BlackBerry Mercury, which TCL offered a sneak peek of at CES.

The last phone designed by BlackBerry has managed to grab a lot of attention in the past few days and a new post from Ralph Pini, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager, Mobility Solutions, at BlackBerry, highlights that even further. Mercury wasn't the only winner, though, the DTEK50 scored some love at CES as well taking home an Innovation Award.

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - CES 2017, BlackBerry Mercury, BlackBerry QNX

As expected, CES 2017 brought forth quite a bit for BlackBerry from multiple directions. We got to see the pre-production models of the BlackBerry 'Mercury', plus BlackBerry QNX made several announcements surrounding autonomous driving technology. If you missed Upstream last night where we discussed all the announcements, you can get yourself caught up right now by downloading the audio or checking out the video replay!

Check out BlackBerry QNX's autonomous prototype vehicle in action

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As announced earlier BlackBerry and Renesas Electronics America put their a 2017 Lincoln MKZ autonomous prototype vehicle to the test at CES 2017 with help from the University of Waterloo.

Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be any video of that exact demo but BlackBerry QNX has uploaded a video of the two test cars in action on their respective test tracks. Plus, there's an overview video of everything they're bringing to CES 2017. Check out the videos!

BlackBerry and Giuliani Partners team up to combat cyber threats

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Following up on the announcement of BlackBerry Secure in December of last year, BlackBerry has now announced the comprehensive mobile security platform has been chosen by Giuliani Partners to support the firm's cybersecurity consulting services for government and enterprise customers.

John Chen to take part in 'Self-Driving Cars: New Rules of the Road' panel

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As part of the SuperSessions happening at CES 2017, BlackBerry CEO John Chen is scheduled to take part in the Self-Driving Cars: New Rules of the Road panel and if you're interested, you can tune in live.

BlackBerry QNX and Renesas collaborate on autonomous driving technology platform

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The BlackBerry QNX news continues to flow out of CES 2017. This time around, BlackBerry and Renesas Electronics America have announced a new collaboration to develop an automotive-grade technology platform for autonomous driving.

BlackBerry Mercury

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Ahead of CES 2017, TCL teased that they would be offering a look at the first device to come out of their smartphone software and brand licensing deal with BlackBerry and they've now made good on that, though, they're keeping a lot of the finer details surrounding the phone secret for just a bit longer.

BlackBerry QNX launches embedded software platform for autonomous drive and connected cars

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In the lead up to CES 2017, BlackBerry QNX let it be known the show would be big for them and they're already off to great start, having now announced what they're calling their "most advanced and secure embedded software platform for autonomous drive and connected cars." also known as QNX SDP 7.0.

Here's another teaser video for the BlackBerry 'Mercury' ahead of CES 2017!

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Just in case the earlier teaser was not enough for you, Steve Cistulli, President and General Manager for TCL Communication, North America just dropped another for everyone to take in.

BlackBerry begins rollout of January Android security update

Beta Zone has been updated with the new details as well, so some of you will start seeing it pushed as a 'beta' release.

Seemingly skipping the Beta Zone testing phase this month, BlackBerry has now begun their rollout of the January Android security update. As posted on the BlackBerry Knowledge Base, the software version is available immediately for BlackBerry powered by Android smartphones that have been purchased direct from BlackBerry.