BlackBerry announces Q4 Fiscal 2015 Results

BlackBerry announces Year-End and Q4 Fiscal 2015 Results

After weeks of mixed sentiment surrounding the company from analysts, BlackBerry has now announced their Year-End and Q4 Fiscal 2015 results. Last quarter, Executive Chairman and CEO John Chen noted BlackBerry would be shifting focus to expanding their distribution and driving revenue growth and this is the first look at how well they've done in that area.

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Mobile Nations Community Update, March 2015

Mobile Nations Community Update, March 2015

With the end of the month upon us, it's time to bring you up-to-date with the latest happenings around Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central in our Community Update.

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Save 47% today on this OtterBox-style hard case for BlackBerry Z10

Packed with multiple layers of protection, the CONVERT Combo from Seidio shields your BlackBerry Z10 from serious impacts regular cases just can't handle. Included is a scratch resistant screen protector and a rugged holster to clip to your belt or pocket for quick and easy access. Yours today for only $28.95

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BlackBerry Q4 Fiscal 2015 Earnings Call Live Blog!

BlackBerry Q4 Fiscal 2015 Earnings Call Live Blog!

The report is out, but the earnings call still has to happen, so hop into the chat below and settle in. The conference call and live webcast will be held today beginning at 8 am ET, which can be accessed by dialing directly into 1-888-503-8168 or by logging on at the BlackBerry Investors site.

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3 Hong Kong

On top of the addition of China Mobile Hong Kong, BlackBerry has also announced 3 Hong Kong, the mobile telecommunications division of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited, is now also offering its enterprise customers Enhanced SIM-Based Licensing (ESBL) by BlackBerry, will provide enterprise customers an improved purchasing experience, meaning they can consolidate operational costs into one monthly invoice.

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BlackBerry launches Enhanced SIM-based Licensing for China Mobile Hong Kong

Continuing their roll out of Enhanced SIM-based Licensing options for enterprise customers, BlackBerry has now announced the services is available through China Mobile Hong Kong. The offering will enable CMHK to resell to its enterprise customers licenses for BlackBerry EMM services as a bundled offer along with airtime and a data plan.

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Reebee shopping list and flyer app returns to BlackBerry World

Back when BlackBerry 10 launched, one of my favorite apps was Reebee. The app collected all the local flyers in my area and presented them in a way that was easy to read, so I could keep up with any sales that were happening through stores nearby. Eventually, Reebee stopped being updated, and I switched to Flipp, which offers a similar service though I found it to be slightly less reliable when it came to finding all available flyers.

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WhatsApp

The WhatsApp developers are at it again. If you're among those testing the WhatsApp beta releases, you're going to want to load up the BlackBerry Beta Zone app and grab the latest release. It has a massive changelog associated with it, so it's certainly going to need some testing.

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BBM Meetings

Have you been using BBM Meetings? If so, you'll want to make sure you grab the latest updates to the device and desktop apps. BlackBerry has released new versions for most of the supported platforms including BlackBerry 10, Android, Windows and Mac and all the updates contain overall performance improvements and bug fixes that will ensure meetings run smooth.

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HMV Music app updated to v2.0.0.4 to clear up some bugs

HMV Music app updated to v2.0.0.4 to clear up some bugs

Since the removal of music and movies from BlackBerry World, BlackBerry users have had to look elsewhere to get music on their devices and one option available is the HMV Music app. Truth be told, the app has been neglected for a bit as one might be able to tell from reading the reviews, but that's neither here nor there now as v2.0.0.4 has arrived and is readily available for download from BlackBerry World.

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Save 40% today on the BlackBerry Classic Leather Swivel Holster

Made from hand-crafted, genuine leather, this OEM pouch features a beautifully textured exterior that feels as good as it looks. The interior has a very soft microsuede lining that keeps the front and back of your BlackBerry Classic safe from scratches while inside. Yours today for only $23.95!

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QNX hosting webinar on applying smartphone wireless technology to connected embedded systems

QNX recently unveiled their QNX Wireless Framework, which enables rapid cellular and Wi-Fi integration and faster time to market for embedded system applications by allowing embedded systems developers to make cellular and Wi-Fi hardware changes without having to rewrite software or how apps run. On March 26th, they'll be hosting a webinar for software developers, software engineering managers, and others involved in building connected embedded systems to outline how that framework can be used.

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BlackBerry Leap

UK retailers are gearing up for the BlackBerry Leap and several have now started taking pre-orders for the latest all-touch BlackBerry smartphone. Clove and Expansys have posted up their respective pre-order pages with arrival expected 'late April' however Unlocked Mobiles has taken it one step further and posted an actual release date of April 29th.

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BlackBerry offering extended limited warranty to some Z30 owners

Are you a BlackBerry Z30 owner whose update to BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 didn't go so well? If so, you might be able to apply for an extended limited warranty from BlackBerry provided you meet the criteria. As mentioned in the BlackBerry Knowledge Base, if after updating to BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.3.1.2243 or 10.3.1.2267, you experienced an issue wherein the screen did not power on, you can apply for an extended warranty.

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The BlackBerry Classic launches in Indonesia

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We've already seen the BlackBerry Classic roll out in several countries and today sees another added to the list. Historically a strong market for BlackBerry, Indonesia is to get the Classic - starting on 26th March, 2015 and is expected to come with a price tag of IDR 5,599,000

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Owner of Three UK will purchase O2 for £10.25 billion

Three UK owner Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to purchase O2 UK from Telefónica for £10.25 billion. Talks between Hutchison Whampoa and Telefonica began in January of this year. Now this is all but a done deal, with approval needed from British regulators, which is expected to take up to a year.

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Leaked OS 10.3.2.281 now available for most BlackBerry 10 devices

Yesterday, BlackBerry started seeding OS 10.3.2.281 to those who are a part of the BlackBerry 10.3 beta program and as always, a few hours later the files started appearing for everyone to download. First they appeared for the BlackBerry Passport, then the BlackBerry Z30 and BlackBerry Classic and now that the beta has landed in the hands of even more folks, so have the files for several other devices including the Z10 (No STL100-1) Q5, Q10. As the OS has been 'out there' and kinda 'leaked' since yesterday, there's already a full change log for it from BlackBerry plus, whatever other stuff those who already have it installed have found.

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You CascaRun users out there will want to hit up BlackBerry World today as the awesome BlackBerry 10 fitness tracking application has been updated once again, with many an enhancement, especially if you're using OS 10..3.1.

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The flashing LED has to be one of the most loved, iconic, features when it comes to using a BlackBerry. It's been around for years and I would imagine that most BlackBerry users would feel lost without it - including me.

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Most of us are not using a BBM Custom PIN

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Recently we published a poll asking CrackBerry readers if 'you use a custom BBM PIN'. As I mentioned then, we've had the ability to create our own PIN since the last update of BBM and while it's a pretty cool new addition I wasn't convinced that it was worth spending a couple of bucks a month on for the privilege.

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