BlackBerry

Some of the speakers, partners and panel topics have been revealed for the upcoming 2016 BlackBerry Security Summit. The event will be held on July 19 in New York City.

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Dossier receives an update that includes improvements and fixes

Dossier is an app primarily aimed at business users, and it has just received an update. It is brought to us by Tundra Core Studios, and the update mainly focuses on fixes and improvements. If you've not heard of Dossier before, it's a business-oriented app that lets you store contact and client information securely.

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Hub Browser updated with a new design, swipe gestures, private browsing and more

Hub Browser is a handy app that lets you open articles from within the Hub allowing you to be a bit more productive and efficient in the way you work on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. It doesn't just work from within the Hub either, it can work via other apps too, wherever you get sent a link, you can open it via Hub Browser so you don't have to leave the app you're in. When you're done reading the article, just swipe back and you're back in the app you were in.

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Game Set and Match for BlackBerry 10 updated for Wimbledon 2016

The Wimbledon Championships 2016 are now underway and run all the way until July 10, 2016. If you can't take in all the action, you can at least keep track of it all using Game Set and Match for BlackBerry 10, which has been updated for Wimbledon 2016.

The Wimbledon tournament is always a huge event, year-on-year, as it involves direct participation from countries all over the world which therefore meant that there is a serious demand for an application that provides a schedule and player information – for each fixture – on the BlackBerry 10 platform. We have therefore been diligently working on this overhaul to provide a much better user experience and are also updating the fixtures regularly in order to keep users up-to-date, Says Toby Clench, of Tundra Core Studios Limited.

The full list of additions, fixes and improvements have been outlined below:

  • Added: New foursquare invocations
  • Fixed: Location tab not launching Foursquare
  • Improved: Application loading times
  • Improved: Fixture retrieving speed
  • Updated: Application for the 2016 tournament

As a special offer throughout the tournament, Game Set and Match is available at the discounted price of $0.99 and can be downloaded directly from BlackBerry World.

Learn more / Purchase Game Set and Match

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Q1 2017

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - Q1 2017

If you missed out on BerryFlow live last night, you can now catch the replay. This week, the biggest topic is BlackBerry's Q1 Fiscal 2017 results, the opening of their new pop-store in New York plus, the latest BBM video calling expansions. If that's not enough, we also discuss the latest device rumors now that documents and new device specs and codenames have appeared. Finally, is the market ripe for a new BlackBerry tablet? Not everyone agrees but it's on our topic list.

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BBM

BlackBerry has announced a new partnership with Indonesia-based Emtek to help expand the consumer BBM business. The specific financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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Mobile Nations Weekly: MrMobile!

Say hello to the one, the only, the MrMobile.

Michael Fisher is back in action, ladies and gentlemen! As the one and only MrMobile, he'll be bringing to YouTube, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram his own unique take on the latest and greatest in technology.

MrMobile launched officially with the above amazing video, plus a review of the new OnePlus 3, a nerdy in-depth examination of the Star Trek Bluetooth Communicator, and a look at Tesla's EV offerings.

Give MrMobile a subscribe for even more great videos from the world of mobile technology!

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TCL-built BlackBerry Hamburg turns up seeking Wi-Fi certification

Back in May, I posted in the CrackBerry forums about a pretty shady rumor I had been hearing for a while now. The rumor, at the time, was that BlackBerry had formed some sort of working partnership with TCL Corporation, who produces smartphones under the Alcatel brand to produce devices for BlackBerry with BlackBerry branding.

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Android Marshmallow Beta 7 released for BlackBerry Priv owners

The Android Marshmallow beta updates are still coming and today a new beta update has been released for the BlackBerry Priv. This is now the seventh beta update to be released and as has been the case with previous roll outs, it is not available for all users.

This time around the update is being rolled out to ShopBlackBerry, Amazon and T-Mobile US Priv devices with model number STV100-1, Canadian carrier and Asia-Pacific variants with model number STV100-3 and EMEA variants will model number STV100-4. The list below shows which models have received which beta build.

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Hands-on with doo for BlackBerry 10

Hands-on with doo for BlackBerry 10

Not too long ago we took a look at doo, which offers a quick way to not only assign tasks and shortcuts to the volume and power buttons but to create shortcut icons on the homescreen to improve productivity. It accomplishes this through its bright and easy-to-use interface. Doo by CellNinja is a headless app which gives you a more efficient way to launch apps, compose emails, texts and BBM's, dial a contact, turn the flashlight on, and perform various other actions all with just a double click or long press of a button or button combination.

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Wishing you had a Silver Edition BlackBerry Passport? Enter this contest!

We're giving away a Silver Edition BlackBerry Passport this month.

It's time to announce the winner of our last contest, and to get our next contest underway! This month we're giving one lucky CrackBerry reader a BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition! You can find all the details on that below, but first, let's go ahead and reveal who the winner of our last giveaway is!

Everyone please join me in congratulating CrackBerry reader Efreim J from the Philippines for winning our last contest! (I will be in touch with you soon to get your prize sorted out.) Everyone else, keep reading for the information you need for your next shot at winning.

THE PRIZE

The winner will receive a brand new BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition, which does not include service.

THE RULES

Use the widget below to enter. There are several different options, and if you complete them all you'll have the maximum chance at winning! Please note, we DO verify the winning entries, so if you say you completed something, but you didn't actually do it, you'll be disqualified and a new winner will be chosen.

This one's open to all folks everywhere such contests are legal, but we can't guarantee the phone will work on your network. (You know how these things go.) Also, in the event the winner does not reside in the US, please be aware that the prize may be subject to customs fees and taxes, which are the responsibility of the winner. The contest ends on July 21st. We'll announce the winner here shortly after the closing date.

That's it! Good luck, everyone!

Win a BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition from CrackBerry!

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BBM video calling now supported on iOS and Android globally

A few short days after announcing availability in Asia-Pacific, Matthew Talbot Senior Vice President at BlackBerry, took to Twitter to let it be known BBM video calling is now supported on iOS and Android globally.

Although it's not stated, the update is one that gets taken care of on the backend so there should be no update to BBM required for folks to start using BBM video on iOS or Android. Keep in mind, while this is part of the BBM expansion, it's not the much larger BBM update coming later this summer.

Download BBM for Android from the Google Play Store

Download BBM for iOS from iTunes

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John Chen discusses BlackBerry profit forecast and new smartphones

Making his media rounds after the BlackBerry earnings call, BlackBerry CEO John Chen sat down to talk with Bloomberg's Emily Chang about the Q1 Fiscal 2017 results, the full-fiscal year profit forecast, two new phones coming to market as well as the future of BlackBerry hardware production.

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Listen to the BlackBerry Q1 Fiscal 2017 conference call replay

For those of you out there who are not early risers or live in different time zones but still want to listen to the BlackBerry Q1 Fiscal 2017 conference call, we got you covered. You can now listen to the BlackBerry Q1 Fiscal 2017 conference call replay at your leisure. Aside from what was already noted in the press release, there was a few notable highlights and comments throughout the call.

  • BlackBerry signed 107 new partners. That equates to an increase of 10% of its global partner count and included a software distribution agreement with HCL in India.
  • Multiple organizations have signed on to make use of AtHoc including Macquarie University of Australia, Great Western Railways and Salt Lake City Airport, the U.S. Senate, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, the California Department of Justice and the U.S. Coast Guard.
  • BlackBerry Radar end-to-end asset tracking system has two proof of concept trials going on right now with a full launch expected in July.
  • BlackBerry had approximately 3,300 enterprise customer wins in the quarter. Customers who signed on included The Government of Canada, Buckeye Partners, Intercontinental Exchange as well as several legal firms including Reed Smith, Sullivan and Cromwell and Clifford Chance.
  • BlackBerry recognized device sales of approximately 500K units with an average sales price of $290.
  • BlackBerry 10.3.3 is currently being certified with certification expected by the end of the month, release through carriers will happen after that.
  • In regards to new handsets coming from BlackBerry, John Chen noted he was not prepared to discuss that now but would have more to say in July.
  • BlackBerry Security Summit takes place on July 19 in New York.
  • BlackBerry recorded software and services revenue of $166 million in Q1, marking a 21% year-over-year increase. This was attributed to 526 enterprise customers purchasing Good Secure EMM Suites in Q1, up from 90 customers.
  • Reiterated comments made during the annual and special meeting noting that making handsets profitable is the number one objective for BlackBerry.
  • Mobility Solutions includes BlackBerry smartphones and device software licensing. The company will begin looking at partners and ODM's interested in licensing software such the BlackBerry Hub and other components such as Paratek antenna technology, etc.

That's honestly just a brief run down of content from the call, so go ahead and give it a listen for yourself. You can let us know in the comments if you found any other highlights interesting.

Read the transcript via Seeking Alpha

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T-Mobile

T-Mobile has announced those who are planning to travel to Europe this summer will be able to use their unlimited data allowances while abroad. Not only that, but T-Mobile has added Belize to Simple Global. This means that customers with appropriate plans will be able to enjoy unlimited data and texting all across the Americas and beyond.

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BlackBerry Q1 Fiscal 2017 earnings call live blog!

BlackBerry Q1 Fiscal 2017 earnings call live blog!

As expected, BlackBerry has now released their earnings report for Q1 Fiscal 2017 and next up is the live conference call and webcast which kicks off beginning at 8 AM ET. If you're looking to listen in on the call, it can be accessed by dialing 1-844-309-0607 or by visiting the BlackBerry Investors site and be sure to jump into our live blog to catch the highlights and discuss the latest news.

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BlackBerry announces Q1 Fiscal 2017 results

BlackBerry announces Q1 Fiscal 2017 results

BlackBerry has now announced their Q1 Fiscal 2017 earnings results for the period ending May 31, 2016. For Q1 Fiscal 2017, BlackBerry has reported Non-GAAP total revenue of $424 million. Non-GAAP software and services revenue of $166 million and a cash and investments balance of $2.5 billion at the end of the first fiscal quarter. For hardware sales, BlackBerry recongnized approximately 500K units with and average selling price of $290.

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Listen to the BlackBerry annual and special meeting replay

If you missed out or just plain skipped the BlackBerry annual and special meeting webcast, you can now go ahead and listen to the replay. As expected, there were no huge announcements to come out of the webcast but instead, it was all focused on forward-looking statements and where BlackBerry is today and where they're headed in the future.

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Let's all give a warm welcome to MrMobile

Let's all give a warm welcome to MrMobile

But who is MrMobile, you ask? Well, you might know him better as Michael Fisher and he's going to be taking on some awesome projects and producing some amazing content that I'm positive a lot of you out there will want to follow along with.

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BlackBerry launches summer sale on Passport and Priv

BlackBerry is offering some great summer deals on the Passport and Priv. For a limited time, the company is offering the Passport for $355 in the U.S. through ShopBlackBerry. Canadian and European customers can pick up the phone for CAD$489 and €449, respectively.

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