BlackBerry to announce First Quarter Fiscal 2016 results on June 23

If you're eager for some BlackBerry financial news, take note of June 23. That's the day BlackBerry will report its first quarter fiscal 2016 results. Just like in the past, the report will take place via a conference call and live webcast.

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BlackBerry Passport pricing through ShopBlackBerry reduced for a limited time

Looking to move into a BlackBerry Passport? If so, BlackBerry has now made it a bit easier for a limited time. Just in time for Father's Day, Graduation and Summer travel, the BlackBerry Passport is now $100 off in Canada bringing the total to $599 and $50 off in the U.S. bringing the total to $499 when purchased through ShopBlackBerry. If for whatever reason you're still on the fence about the BlackBerry Passport, be sure to check out our full review.

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BlackBerry Blend v1.2 Beta 3 now available through the Beta Zone

Since its initial release, BlackBerry Blend has been updated several times and following up on the announcement of v1.2 arriving with the BlackBerry OS 10.3.2 update, another new version has now been released to the BlackBerry Beta Zone. This time around, participants can grab beta 3 for BlackBerry 10, Mac, Windows and Android, which BlackBerry notes has over 250 improvements.

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BlackBerry 'Oslo' appears once again in new images

UPDATE - New evidence shows this device might not be codenamed Oslo after all. Instead, BlckBerry has taken to calling it 'Dallas' with the latest OS. But it's just a codename still either way.

While the first photo of BlackBerry 'Oslo' was nothing more than a pixelated render, the devices second appearance offers a significantly better look at the Passport-like design. As noted by N4BB, the device brings the same exact specs (2.2GHz MSM8974 Snapdragon processor, 13 MP Camera, 3 GB RAM, 3450 mAh battery) of the Passport but in a slightly different form factor with a combination of steel frame mixed with silver plastic.

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BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - OTA

BerryFlow Upstream Podcast - OTA

Miss BerryFlow Upstream last night? If so, you can go ahead and get yourself caught up right now by downloading the audio or watching the video replay. On tap for discussion, this week was BBM's new Material Design update, BlackBerry 10.3.2 and Blend updates, lots of QNX news and plenty more. We kept things short this time around but still managed to pack in some good discussion.

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BlackBerry hosting second annual Security Summit on July 23

Last year in July, BlackBerry hosted their annual BlackBerry Security Summit in New York. The event was headed up by BlackBerry CEO John Chen, his senior leadership team, BlackBerry partners, customers and industry experts and this year BlackBerry is doing it again as the 'save the date' invites have now been sent out.

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Chimpact-Passport-Amazon

What better way than to start the working week than an awesome free game from Amazon. Chimpact is the Amazon Appstore's free app of the day today and if you've been 'Team BlackBerry' for a few years it will probably ring a bell.

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All Nemory Studios' apps on sale for just $1.99

All Nemory Studios' apps on sale for just $1.99

Looking to grab some of the most popular apps on BlackBerry World for cheap? If so, you're in luck! Nemory Studios is having a sale on all their BlackBerry 10 apps, including Inst10 for Instagram, Facebook Messenger and Twittly for Twitter. Right now, you can pick up any app of your choosing from Nemory Studios and upgrade to the pro version for only $1.99.

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One of the first five apps I download when I get a new BlackBerry 10 smartphone (or when I carry out a clean install) is QuickPost and it has just received an update. The update brings a new app to share to along with the usual bug fix here and there. The latest update brings up to v2.3 and nice to see these kind of apps constantly improved upon.

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John Chen hooks John Legere up with a Batman inspired BlackBerry Classic for his birthday

For those of you who might not already be aware, T-Mobile CEO John Legere is a pretty big Batman fan and it just so happens, June 4th is also Legere's birthday. If you follow him on Twitter, he has been celebrating all day but one mention sent out to John Chen caught our attention.

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BlackBerry App Roundup for June 5, 2015

Howdy CrackBerry nation! Are you all ready for the weekend? After this week I certainly am. No sooner had I read the announcement that OS 10.3.2 and Blend 1.2 would be available for all devices than I found the update on my BlackBerry Passport. For those of you still waiting for the rollout, OS 10.3.2.798 update files are now available. Last, but certainly not least, the American Customer Satisfaction Index published a survey that shows BlackBerry customer satisfaction in the US is growing faster than other brands. Not a bad way to end the week if I do say so myself.

Now it's time to bring you this week's picks for all your passionate BlackBerry addicts out there. You can find each app and game I've rustled up for you by clicking through the gallery below. If your favorite did not make the cut this week, remember you can help by offering your suggestions at the end.

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BlackBerry-Classic-Device

The BlackBerry Classic has steadily been rolling out around the globe and this week sees Colombia added to the list. The good folk of Colombia can purchase the Classic from Mercadolibre.com from $1.299.900 c/u according to the site.

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Inbox-Zero-Artwork

Users of Inbox Zero will want to hit up BlackBerry World today as version 2 of the email productivity app has officially rolled out. As you'll see in the following press release, the changes are not huge, but now having the ability to manage flagged emails will certainly be beneficial to many.

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Subway-Surfers-Passport

With over 100 million downloads on the Android platform, the popular dashing and dodging game Subway Surfers has been updated and that latest version is also available for us BlackBerry 10 users via the Snap store.

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CascaRun-Pro-Hero

Just a quick heads up for you fitness fanatics that like to track your workouts using CascaRun Pro. The GPS tracking app for BlackBerry 10 has been updated once again, this time to version 2.4.2.1 and with it brings a selection of bug fixes as well as a couple of new improvements.

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BBM-Stickers-Passport

Just the other day I once again found myself browsing through the impressive selection of BBM Sticker packs that we now have sitting proudly in the BBM Shop. We've asked CrackBerry readers before if they are using stickers, but this time around I was interested to see if you were put off purchasing Sticker packs because of the price?

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BlackBerry customer satisfaction in the U.S. rising faster than other smartphone brands

That's according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index published by the University of Michigan, which surveyed more than 70,000 consumers in the U.S. on how happy they are with the products they've purchased. ACSI began tracking BlackBerry customers in 2012 and since then, BlackBerry has seen U.S. customer satisfaction up 13% with a 5.4% increase in a single year, making their total gain the largest out of all smartphone brands.

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Skype rolls out bug fix update for BlackBerry 10

Skype rolls out bug fix update for BlackBerry 10

That's what we have to assume it is anyway given there's no change log to go along with the latest release. Skype did have a pretty widespread bug become known earlier wherein sending "http://:" without the quotes crashed the instant messaging service. The bug affected Skype for Windows, Android and iOS, but not the Mac client and where the BlackBerry 10 version is just an Android port with some minor changes, it appears this update prevents it from happening on BlackBerry 10 as well.

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